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by Spikenexus
Mon May 27, 2024 13:24
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Xargon mod - Uncharted Isle
Replies: 8
Views: 1554

Re: Looking for musician for Xargon mod

While I have no musical talents whatsoever, I did want to post a reply to at least mention my eagerness to experience the Xargon mod you're working on. Xargon's been an all-time favourite of mine (even created a Xargon fan site back in the early 2000s) so I'm very keen to see what you come up with. ...
by Spikenexus
Mon Mar 11, 2024 3:17
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen 6 Apogee Demo Version
Replies: 14
Views: 3384

Re: Keen 6 Apogee Demo Version

That's a really interesting find. I had always assumed Keen 6 being stand-alone and the publisher being FormGen instead of Apogee were all a part of the same decision, though the Keen 6 sell sheet suggests the stand-alone aspect was its own thing prior to FormGen becoming the publisher. Also interes...
by Spikenexus
Mon Jul 24, 2023 13:06
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Life Updates Thread
Replies: 7
Views: 7556

Re: Life Updates Thread

At the beginning of March my housing, financial, and general life situation was turned completely inside out. I'll tell you I spent the next weeks and months in the most panicked scramble, but it paid off. Right now I'm in a decently stable place and am positively situated so that by the end of it ...
by Spikenexus
Fri Jun 23, 2023 12:53
Forum: The Classics
Topic: How were DOS games' graphics made?
Replies: 6
Views: 6636

Re: How were DOS games' graphics made?

I've always wondered what how the tiles and spites in DOS games like Keen were created. I had a go at creating a Keen 4 mod many years ago and solely used the Win98 version of MS Paint (which I assumed the Keen artists did not use). I posted here about my experience with Deluxe Paint Animation to re...
by Spikenexus
Fri Jun 23, 2023 12:37
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: I'm Ilsoap (Screenhog). Hi everyone. It's been a while. I need help with a dll file.
Replies: 7
Views: 7164

Re: I'm Ilsoap (Screenhog). Hi everyone. It's been a while. I need help with a dll file.

Nice to see you again Ilsoap! I tried the suggestion from entropicdecay re coping cncs32.dll to the same directory as the game, and was able to run Yorp's Dinner successfully (after failing to run it without cncs32.dll in the game directory). Am using Windows 10, but I'd imagine the same solution wo...
by Spikenexus
Sat Jun 17, 2023 15:49
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: [Poll] Sound in Keen 1 to 3?
Replies: 7
Views: 8430

Re: [Poll] Sound in Keen 1 to 3?

It varies for me. If I'm playing Keen in a moment of nostalgia I'll probably have the sound effects on. The PC speaker sounds from the Keen games are burned into my brain from childhood and elicit and familiar and comfortable feeling when I hear them. However if I'm listening to a podcast or music a...
by Spikenexus
Sat Jan 28, 2023 10:49
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Cerebral Cortex 314 was updated
Replies: 8
Views: 7833

Re: Cerebral Cortex 314 was updated

CC314 was the first Commander Keen site I ever came across as a child on a Windows 3.11 machine running some iteration of a Netscape Navigator browser. It was almost solely the inspiration for design and tone of my Xargon and Crystal Caves websites. The Keen fanfics (in particular 'The M Files') on ...
by Spikenexus
Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:46
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Commander Keen "Iceberg" Meme
Replies: 6
Views: 6442

Re: Commander Keen "Iceberg" Meme

A few potentials for background/lore/easter eggs:

-Captain Keen
-Christmas '92
-Green Bay Packers
-Keen Dreams music
-Keen 2000
-Mars, the Bringer of War
-This Is Neat
-Korath III's goplat
-Brownian Motion Inducer
-Second biggest sandwich
-Atari Lynx (shoutout to DHeadshot on Discord for that one)
by Spikenexus
Tue Aug 16, 2022 11:07
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is there any (official) statement from original game authors/distributors about modding?
Replies: 11
Views: 8486

Re: Is there any (official) statement from original game authors/distributors about modding?

Many moons ago a fan game (not a mod, I know) called Commander Keen: Myth of the Moon Stone was apparently given a cease and desist from ID. I think this was around 2001. I guess you could consider that an official statement of sorts. I tried a bit of cursory Googling for more information, but all I...
by Spikenexus
Wed Jun 29, 2022 16:06
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: [Off-topic] Would love some help!
Replies: 7
Views: 7587

Re: [Off-topic] Would love some help!

Where did the original post go?! I was wondering at the time whether the post was legit, I'm now guessing it wasn't. The advice I've provided above regarding windscreen replacements is still valid though as it's something I've personally experienced. Feel free to reach out if you're ever in the scen...
by Spikenexus
Mon May 30, 2022 13:45
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: TmsT Vintage Archive
Replies: 8
Views: 6486

Re: TmsT Vintage Archive

Awesome preservation work as always Grandy. TMST, your creations back in the early-mid 2000s were a mega influence on my interests and sense of humor growing up. It's great to see so much of your work in one place to look back on. I still maintain that the loss of Disco Keen is one the greatest trag...
by Spikenexus
Mon May 30, 2022 13:14
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: [Off-topic] Would love some help!
Replies: 7
Views: 7587

Re: [Off-topic] Would love some help!

I had a rock smash into my windscreen (from a truck travelling the opposite direction) last year leaving a pretty nice crack in it. It didn't actually break through the glass but did leave an ever traveling crack along the glass. I delayed getting my windscreen repaired for a while after discovering...
by Spikenexus
Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:28
Forum: The Theater
Topic: What bands or musicians do you listen to?
Replies: 14
Views: 16081

Re: What bands or musicians do you listen to?

NIN and Depeche Mode are definitely bands I need to hear more of (not that anything's really been stopping me recently...). My first exposure to NIN was listening to "Germs" by Weird Al Yankovic and learning that it was a style parody based on "Closer" by NIN. Checked out a few s...
by Spikenexus
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:09
Forum: The Theater
Topic: What bands or musicians do you listen to?
Replies: 14
Views: 16081

Re: What bands or musicians do you listen to?

Definitely seeing a few familiar names through Syllypryde's and Benvolio's lists, including A Perfect Circle, Tool, Metallica, Slayer, Rob Zombie, Pantera, and Slipknot. Most of those artists would have songs featured in my 'top 100' for the past year. I'd be adding Megadeth, Iron Maiden, and Judas ...
by Spikenexus
Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:08
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Strife Forever (unrelated to the game "Strife")
Replies: 1
Views: 6330

Re: Strife Forever (unrelated to the game "Strife")

I'm a bit late to this post, but just wanted to say thanks for posting! It's been a while since I've thought about Strife, but I was a big fan back in ~2001 - 2005. Since then, I remember occasionally searching for an archive or something of the strips but don't think I ever found anything, so it's ...