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by thehackercat
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:07
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Runtime error 200 (divide by zero) in Pharoah's Tomb, Arctic Adventure, Monuments of Mars
Replies: 2
Views: 2637

Re: Runtime error 200 (divide by zero) in Pharoah's Tomb, Arctic Adventure, Monuments of Mars

The PCX Effects library code attempts to detect the CPU speed so that the delays during the animations work correctly. On "fast" CPUs, this results in a divide error. This should help you get the games running, even on "fast" CPUs. Either that or set your DOSBox cycles count back to the default 300...
by thehackercat
Sat Feb 01, 2020 1:17
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Runtime error 200 (divide by zero) in Pharoah's Tomb, Arctic Adventure, Monuments of Mars
Replies: 2
Views: 2637

Runtime error 200 (divide by zero) in Pharoah's Tomb, Arctic Adventure, Monuments of Mars

Hello everyone, I'm sure if you played shareware DOS games such as Keen 1 and 4, you also had these games lying around somewhere. AFAIK, 3DRealms has actually made all four episodes of Pharoah's Tomb, Arctic Adventure, and Monuments of Mars freeware now. For 10+ years I've had working copies of all ...
by thehackercat
Tue Jan 28, 2020 2:17
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: uGrab - a GUI-based EGAGRAPH editor (not just) for Keen source mods
Replies: 4
Views: 2522

Re: uGrab - a GUI-based EGAGRAPH editor (not just) for Keen source mods

Will I finally finish a mod after 11 years?

This tool means one less excuse! The visual hitbox editor is super cool.
by thehackercat
Mon Jan 27, 2020 20:52
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Getting Keen 4-6 and Dreams mods running on real DOS PCs
Replies: 8
Views: 2763

Re: Getting Keen 4-6 and Dreams mods running on real DOS PCs

Very cool!

I had a working 486 until a couple years ago; after a hard drive failure I left it at my parents' house until I could find a replacement part. Turns out somebody got rid of it a while back.

I guess this means I can use this trick you've found as an excuse to get another one!
by thehackercat
Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:48
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: 10 years on
Replies: 11
Views: 6201

10 years on

Has it really been so long? I missed the actual date (back in August) but evidently I joined this forum 10 years ago. (And I'm one of the new guys.) A lot can change in 10 years. I've been all over the continent and worked all kinds of jobs. My interest here has waxed and waned as real life reared i...
by thehackercat
Fri Mar 29, 2019 17:54
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: The Ocflore Project
Replies: 142
Views: 86274

Re: The Ocflore Project

Hi there guys, this mod is getting closer and closer to completion and I'm wondering if anyone would be able to help me out with composing some tracks for the mod? So far I don't have anything other than a midi from Gamebird (not sure whether these are easily converted to imf?), but I have a lot of...
by thehackercat
Tue Jan 15, 2019 20:43
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Suburb Shenanigans
Replies: 58
Views: 25860

Re: Suburb Shenanigans

I can't believe it! As life goes on and I take longer and longer breaks from this place, I always come back to find something marvelous. I remember sending in music for this 5-6 years ago! I just downloaded it and only had time to play through the first couple of levels, but even in that short exper...
by thehackercat
Sat Dec 30, 2017 16:57
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Fiction: A New Career
Replies: 1
Views: 1968

Re: Fiction: A New Career

Levellass wrote:
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:24
"You're in contact with the Russian Mafia?"

"I think this conversation is drifting, don't you?
Excellent :lol

When I first read the title, I thought you were announcing your career move to be a full-time novelist!
by thehackercat
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:21
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Stupid References are stupid
Replies: 618
Views: 215647

Re: Stupid References are stupid

MoffD wrote:
Fri Dec 29, 2017 17:02
THC! It's a Christmas Miracle :christmas
No one every truly leaves this place ...
by thehackercat
Thu Dec 28, 2017 23:53
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Stupid References are stupid
Replies: 618
Views: 215647

Re: Stupid References are stupid

The US Department of Defense's bible for all things space-related: Joint Publication 3-14!
http://www.dtic.mil/doctrine/new_pubs/jp3_14.pdf
by thehackercat
Tue Jun 14, 2016 20:06
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Keen Community is Officially Awesome
Replies: 19
Views: 7659

Was this the Keenweb mod? I have some folders on my computer dating back to 2010 that I think you released at one point. I could upload those if you want, but I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for. Yes, that was it! Sorry for the bump. Send me a PM or post a link here! Somehow I lost all t...
by thehackercat
Fri May 27, 2016 13:49
Forum: The Classics
Topic: The Incredible Machine (TIM) 1992 music format
Replies: 23
Views: 17763

That file doesn't appear to be in MIDI format, and the music in the video doesn't sound like any MIDI synth I've heard. I'm especially getting an FM-synth vibe from those basslines. I've never played The Incredible Machine before; was there an option to select an output for music (ex. Adlib/Soundbla...
by thehackercat
Fri May 27, 2016 13:37
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Keen Community is Officially Awesome
Replies: 19
Views: 7659

Did you ever release those incomplete mods? Such things are always interesting. Well, the Vorticons 1 mod is here . I had a couple more levels and enemy replacements done back in the day, but lost the files somehow. Barring a miracle, this is the last surviving copy. I've actually been trying to re...
by thehackercat
Fri May 27, 2016 5:53
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: The Keen Community is Officially Awesome
Replies: 19
Views: 7659

I have been lurking for about the past 3 years. While I never contributed very much to the body of art, music, or mods (I started a Keen 1 mod and a Keen 5 mod and never got around to completing either), I've always liked coming here and seeing the results of some very talented people's labor. In a ...
by thehackercat
Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:33
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: IRL
Replies: 22
Views: 12411

When I'm not lurking the forums or poking around in my various unfinished Keen creations, I'm busy at university as an engineering student. I'm also an officer cadet awaiting a military pilot slot. Lately, I've found the time to delve back into piano and saxophone. I hope I can carve out some time f...