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by Gridlock
Fri Jul 03, 2020 17:27
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: IMF
Replies: 7
Views: 265

Re: IMF

This is also a topic of interest to me. I've been doing some more midi->imf conversions lately for Voyage to Veota (not a strict technical requirement, but I like the adlib sound style). I've been using mid2imf for most of my recent conversions instead of IMFCreator. I've found that mid2imf produces...
by Gridlock
Tue Jun 23, 2020 15:18
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)
Replies: 223
Views: 107964

Re: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)

I may have forgotten to respond when you sent those images. If that's the case, sorry about that. The thing with Atroxian Realm is that I just want to be done with it. It's been almost four and half years since release. I hope people can understand my desire to move on. I think at one point I did bo...
by Gridlock
Wed May 27, 2020 4:08
Forum: Commander Genius
Topic: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify each original tile for each game
Replies: 41
Views: 1762

Re: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify each original tile for each game

I'd be curious to see the results of doing a recolor with more than 16 colors. I feel like maybe I've seen something like this before, but I can't remember anything specific. It seems like Keen art tends to look a bit weird and fangamey when done with more than 16 colors, but I'm curious if there's ...
by Gridlock
Sat May 09, 2020 0:33
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)
Replies: 223
Views: 107964

Re: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)

Another minor update: Atroxian Realm v1.4 (still unofficial, Gridlock had nothing to do with this) Oh, nice! I've long since run out of steam to want to continue doing updates on Atroxian Realm (I'm putting my limited free time and energy into Voyage to Veota), but I really appreciate how much you'...
by Gridlock
Sat May 02, 2020 0:27
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: New audio recording of a Commander Keen 4 song
Replies: 37
Views: 3579

Re: New audio recording of a Commander Keen 4 song

I don't know if Metal from Keen 6 would suit this instrumentation style, but it's one of my favorite Keen tracks, so I'd love to hear it covered. I think two of the most underrated tracks are "Having Tea With Little Ampton," the Keen 5 scrolling Stars War story music, and "A Shikadi Aire," the Keen ...
by Gridlock
Sun Apr 26, 2020 20:28
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts
Replies: 51
Views: 31626

Re: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts

Hey Zero Diamond, Appreciate the thoughts. I think it's fun that an early spark of AR came from that mod. Besides the name Atroxus, I remember there being one music track that inspired some of AR's darker direction. The idea of turning Atroxian Realm (the original mod, not the sequel) into an origin...
by Gridlock
Wed Mar 18, 2020 14:38
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: What would a perfect Keen game look like to you in 2020?
Replies: 8
Views: 1738

Re: What would a perfect Keen game look like to you in 2020?

You know, it's funny, but several of the ideas I've seen in this thread are things I want to do for Voyage to Veota. Not so much freeform planet exploration, but things like weather/light effects, a light upgrade system based on points, multiple weapon types, playing as multiple characters, a health...
by Gridlock
Sun Mar 15, 2020 18:08
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts
Replies: 51
Views: 31626

Re: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts

I love the fact that you've decided to keep this project authentic to the old-school Keen look. back then this was my major concern when you first started this thread Sure, that's completely understandable. Even with keeping 16 colors and pixel perfect, 320x200 rendering, I was still worried about ...
by Gridlock
Sun Mar 15, 2020 17:49
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Need art help for big Keen easter egg/tribute
Replies: 260
Views: 60758

Re: Need art help for big Keen easter egg/tribute

I just want to say how impressed I am with the screenshots of this project. The classic Keen sprites and tiles fit surprisingly well into a 3d space, and it really makes me want to explore these locations. I normally don't do so well with old-school first person shooters, since the movement and quic...
by Gridlock
Sat Mar 14, 2020 4:05
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts
Replies: 51
Views: 31626

Re: Early Atroxian Realm Sequel Thoughts

Wow. It's Keen Day already, and I realize I haven't posted anything about this project in over a year. That's not to say there's a lot of progress to show, but it's certainly not dead. I've been pretty busy in the last year and a half. I'm still working professionally in indie game development. In f...
by Gridlock
Thu Feb 13, 2020 17:11
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Commander Keen Remastered (New Game)
Replies: 49
Views: 12850

Re: Commander Keen Remastered (New Game)

I would guess they only care about this fangame due to the similar assets creating potential for confusion with the legitimate product. I would hope it's not worth their time to pursue random mod/fangame creators. But I could be wrong. Might be best to keep a low profile on projects until the Keen I...
by Gridlock
Sat Jan 25, 2020 21:57
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Your Own Keen Music!
Replies: 19
Views: 9767

Re: Your Own Keen Music!

Not sure if you mean that you would make actual update to the game/mod and adjust/improve the music based on the improved instrument set. You said you're not going to do that, which is perfectly fine. However, as you are probably working on a completely new game/mod where the music is not yet final...
by Gridlock
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:36
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Your Own Keen Music!
Replies: 19
Views: 9767

Re: Your Own Keen Music!

This is really cool! It's a treat to hear new, improved renditions of these themes. I've added this video to the AR soundtrack playlist. Some of the tracks work better than others, for sure. It seems that switching formats sometimes causes certain instruments to get lost (like the strings in Exile o...
by Gridlock
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:45
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Operation Ocflore
Replies: 80
Views: 18756

Re: Operation Ocflore

You do realize that you can just shoot them, right?
:O

I, uh, went through the entire mod without actually trying to shoot them. So yeah, guess that makes things considerably easier, lol. Guess I'm making too many assumptions based on normal Keen 4 enemies.
by Gridlock
Mon Jan 20, 2020 0:43
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Operation Ocflore
Replies: 80
Views: 18756

Re: Operation Ocflore

I just finished the mod on normal difficulty. It took me several hours to beat all the levels, including the secret level. I didn't really take as many screenshots as I should have, but here's a few: https://gyazo.com/c0d109c666aa4e31f7b385c524994650 There's a tile bug here. Keen can fall through th...