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by Benvolio
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:55
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Anyone have Invasion of the Vorticons mail order floppy?
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Anyone have Invasion of the Vorticons mail order floppy?

I will do so when next I get home! It just came in a jewel case, the only artwork is on the CD.
by Benvolio
Sat Apr 13, 2019 13:57
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Anyone have Invasion of the Vorticons mail order floppy?
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Anyone have Invasion of the Vorticons mail order floppy?

I have no collection of games sadly. Unless a 3drealms Keen CD from circa 2003 counts. It might not be a collector's item now but give it another 20 or 30 years!
by Benvolio
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:27
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Age of Empires II
Replies: 3
Views: 301

Age of Empires II

Age of Empires II is really the only video game besides Keen that has formed an important part of my life - I would probably rank them equally in importance for me as although there is a lot more playing in AOEII, on the other hand modding Keen was my primary hobby for four of the most formative yea...
by Benvolio
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:07
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Pics of Keen on old systems
Replies: 17
Views: 770

Re: Pics of Keen on old systems

Beautiful. I am of the belief that beauty is intrinsic to old things relative to new things. This applies to cars, buldings and music. And I'm pretty sure it applies to computers too. In fact, I would love little more than to open a museum of old computers. 80s PCs might seem unremarkable to today's...
by Benvolio
Fri Mar 15, 2019 20:47
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Redrawing Keen 1 sprites
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Redrawing Keen 1 sprites

Haha it feels weird to think that I could be considered "OG" by any metric, but on the other hand, I released my first Keen mod when I was 14, and I'm currently 29, so more than half of my life has elapsed since I've been on the PCKF. That's pretty wild. :dead2 Hello! I was a big fan of "The Last M...
by Benvolio
Thu Mar 14, 2019 19:09
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Redrawing Keen 1 sprites
Replies: 14
Views: 617

Re: Redrawing Keen 1 sprites

Haha it feels weird to think that I could be considered "OG" by any metric, but on the other hand, I released my first Keen mod when I was 14, and I'm currently 29, so more than half of my life has elapsed since I've been on the PCKF. That's pretty wild. :dead2 Hello! I was a big fan of "The Last M...
by Benvolio
Wed Feb 06, 2019 17:54
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Anyone have Invasion of the Vorticons mail order floppy?
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Anyone have Invasion of the Vorticons mail order floppy?

Hi springpop and welcome to PCKF. Doesnt look like anybody noticed your topic. I don't own that disk (and lamentably I cannot find the magazine 5 1/4 disk I had Keen1 on). It does sound like a bizzarre thing that happened to you/your disk. Have you any pictures to show us??? It would be interesting ...
by Benvolio
Mon Feb 04, 2019 15:41
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Your most memorable level or place in Keen?
Replies: 11
Views: 862

Re: Your most memorable level or place in Keen?

Yeah I too had a particular fascination with the Keen6 demo levels presumably because of the hallowed status of Keen6 as a slightly forbidden game. I was particularly fond of the Bloogton Manufacturing level and I think it inspired a lot of my long vertical levels from my mods. I also thought Guard ...
by Benvolio
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:30
Forum: The Theater
Topic: Obscure artists
Replies: 13
Views: 1364

Re: Obscure artists

proYorp wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:58
One obscure artist I've found is known as Klereherrie.
Just went back and had another look... my favourite is that Eiffel 65 cover on the floppy drives.
by Benvolio
Fri Feb 01, 2019 19:42
Forum: The Theater
Topic: What Music Are You Listening To?
Replies: 395
Views: 117841

Re: What Music Are You Listening To?

Soon I will endeavour to check all of those out! But today, in Ireland we have the rather foolish tradition of calling the 1st of February the start of spring... clearly this is not in keeping with 21st century climate patterns. At any rate, this song comes to mind - the emotionally harrowing conten...
by Benvolio
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:23
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Joystick and Gravis Gamepad
Replies: 16
Views: 829

Re: Joystick and Gravis Gamepad

Thanks for links. Looks a little to unwieldy a way to play keen for my tastes. Although I acknowledge that the German guy is still figuring out what he is doing. I would personally have had more interest using them in driving or flying games for example, where I would imaging the physical nature of ...
by Benvolio
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:15
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!
Replies: 2187
Views: 340586

Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Fantastic piece of work. I love Aussie creativity, most of the best original and fanfic type stuff seems to originate down there these days. I wonder are the makers of it PCKFers? Whilst here I am prompted by the paltry flutter of snow that London has awoken to this morning, to say that I hope all i...
by Benvolio
Sat Jan 19, 2019 20:16
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New category along with Admins and Global Moderators
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: New category along with Admins and Global Moderators

Not opposed to your idea but genuinely wondering is there enough traffic on this site these days to warrant more than a small handful of mods (moderators I mean! We definitely need more mods! :P) ?
by Benvolio
Sat Jan 19, 2019 20:14
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Joystick and Gravis Gamepad
Replies: 16
Views: 829

Re: Joystick and Gravis Gamepad

I would genuinely be interested if you or someone could do a Youtube Video (with camera showing joystick) to give an idea of how it works and how different the gameplay is.