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by NY00123
Mon Jul 12, 2021 20:47
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Corrupt A Wish game
Replies: 1236
Views: 351445

Re: Corrupt A Wish game

Granted. The forums have been upgraded again.

Should I wish that it wasn't my first post in this thread?
by NY00123
Wed Jul 07, 2021 20:09
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Recreated Keen 4-6 Source Code
Replies: 33
Views: 2065

Re: Recreated Keen 4-6 Source Code

From what I recall, most of the work done for the Composite CGA conversions of Keen 4 and 5 was in the graphics, rather than EXE modifications. More details can be found here: https://int10h.org/blog/2016/05/dopefish-goes-ntsc-commander-keen-4/ I just got the code to compile new CGA executables that...
by NY00123
Sun Jul 04, 2021 20:10
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Recreated Keen 4-6 Source Code
Replies: 33
Views: 2065

Re: Recreated Keen 4-6 Source Code

Nice to see that you already got an updated archive ready. I just browsed through a Keen 4 CGA v1.4 disassembly earlier today and found that almost all of the actor code is identical for the CGA version, only the HandleRiding routine in CK_KEEN.C differs. And of course there's a lot of code to disab...
by NY00123
Fri Jul 02, 2021 13:56
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Recreated Keen 4-6 Source Code
Replies: 33
Views: 2065

Re: Recreated Keen 4-6 Source Code

ok, I realize that this is technically another post, but (ignoring the "LZ91" signature), I think that I fixed the problem with the generation of Keen 6 v1.5's exe! This didn't impact builds of other exes for me. Note that my testing was done without changing the indentation of most of the...
by NY00123
Fri Jul 02, 2021 12:01
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Recreated Keen 4-6 Source Code
Replies: 33
Views: 2065

Re: Recreated Keen 4-6 Source Code

ok, I tried to build the exes identified as v1.4, and it's indeed possible to byte-by-byte recreate the originals! Note that if the patching utility is used, you should tell it to extract the data under KEEN4-6\static, and then run KEEN4-6\static\make.bat under a compatible DOS environment (e.g., DO...
by NY00123
Thu Jul 01, 2021 20:43
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Recreated Keen 4-6 Source Code
Replies: 33
Views: 2065

Re: Recreated Keen 4-6 Source Code

I should still check the archive, but I think it's clear that this is an important milestone! I mean, I knew that the games were reverse-engineered beforehand (see e.g., Omnispeak), and that it shouldn't be impossible to recreate the original exes under the right conditions. Although I'm wondering h...
by NY00123
Mon Jun 21, 2021 20:16
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: How can voices sound different in Keen 4-6
Replies: 9
Views: 4321

Re: How can voices sound different in Keen 4-6

Nice find! I think I once noticed that, but never really thought too much about it or it didn't bothered me. I don't remember when I found out the connection to the music. Originally, I just heard the somewhat differing sounds in Keen 8 (revision 2). It's very possible that I initially assumed thes...
by NY00123
Mon Jun 21, 2021 18:28
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 33
Views: 1811

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

Regarding the world map, it almost took place above and beyond Crystalus; a modified Crystalus would have been level 1 and would function as a gateway to an entirely new world map from the old one. Ultimately I didn't go with that idea, but that's the reason why that area is modified on the big wor...
by NY00123
Sun Jun 20, 2021 21:13
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: How can voices sound different in Keen 4-6
Replies: 9
Views: 4321

Re: How can voices sound different in Keen 4-6

About 11.5 years later, I decided to upload a video to YouTube with a demonstration from Keen 4:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td3-zGWc5hc

The previously attached ZIP files should still be as usable as they were.
by NY00123
Sun Jun 20, 2021 20:15
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 44
Views: 3684

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

Looks like re-organization of Keen 6's tiles seems to have the support from at least two individuals. Comparing to Keen 4's, Keen6 still has separate groups of tiles for separate themes, but there are also others which are separated, and differ from e.g., the bridges as in Keen 4. I guess the main d...
by NY00123
Sat Jun 19, 2021 17:28
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 33
Views: 1811

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

So, I finished playing this level pack on hard difficulty a few days ago. It's quite clear that it was intended to bring new life to Keen 4. For one other example I recall, Keen 9.5: The Eight Accumulators also did this, albeit in different manners. Despite the presence of the ruins of Sand Yego, as...
by NY00123
Tue Jun 08, 2021 22:17
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Jill in the Enchanted Palace of Infinite Choice - a new level pack for JOTJ
Replies: 4
Views: 461

Re: Jill in the Enchanted Palace of Infinite Choice - a new level pack for JOTJ

So, I completed this level pack about 1.5 weeks ago. Similarly hiding details which cover spoilers by using a different font color: It is surely a positive thing to see not just what might be the second released Jill level pack, but also a new concept for Jill; Namely, the way the player is encourag...
by NY00123
Tue Jun 08, 2021 21:31
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Jill Of The Jungle 4
Replies: 14
Views: 12380

Re: Jill Of The Jungle 4

So, I'll first report that the download links not pointing at Dropbox are broken. Other than that, I completed this level pack about two weeks ago. Given that Jilledit, along with its zoo demo level, were presumably released in 1994, it's maybe a bit surprising that there was possibly no public rele...
by NY00123
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:02
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: In search of... Abrams Tank. Hovertank 3d port
Replies: 8
Views: 780

Re: In search of... Abrams Tank. Hovertank 3d port

Going to add more information as well, but first of all: I might not post here a lot, but welcome to the PCKF, Arno! (I assume that you're Arno of Doomworld i.e., the developer of the CatacombGL port.) I'll begin with a bit of information about Flat Rock Software, more relevant as of 2017 and later....
by NY00123
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:59
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: The Chasm of Chills and The Chasm of Strife
Replies: 2
Views: 1204

Re: The Chasm of Chills and The Chasm of Strife

I have another small update. The Chasm of Chills covers a comic strip titled "The Universe is Toast". According to Grandy02, its 5th page wasn't found in the Internet Archive. Neither were the author's notes. However, as it turned out, the 5th page of the comic strip was backed up by KeenR...