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by Benvolio
Sun Jun 28, 2020 18:20
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Commander Keen Mobile Reboot
Replies: 106
Views: 41779

Re: Commander Keen Mobile Reboot

I agree. There would be no need to overdo flashy technology but perhaps improved computing power under the hood could deliver a more up to date game experience. Cosmetically I would have envisaged Official TUIT as 2D, with tasteful 256 colour VGA, maybe still 2.5D (in the Galaxy sense of the word), ...
by Benvolio
Thu Jun 18, 2020 16:46
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Stupid References are stupid
Replies: 619
Views: 217650

Re: Stupid References are stupid

I saw a guy today with an ankh tattoo on his leg.

In other news, there are currently 314 topics in the Release Forum.
by Benvolio
Mon Jun 15, 2020 19:18
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!
Replies: 2280
Views: 534472

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

Dosgamert is livestreaming Keen6 on Youtube right now, check it out!!!!
by Benvolio
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:21
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Earth Implodes
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

The Earth Implodes (NEW MOD!)

Apologies for double posting! Hi all, I plan to do a version 1.1 for this quite soon. But before I do I would be interested to hear if anyone else has had a look at playing this and if there are any suggestions to be made? I am thankful for Roobar's feedback on gameplay and am inclined to agree that...
by Benvolio
Sat May 30, 2020 11:28
Forum: The Theater
Topic: What Music Are You Listening To?
Replies: 418
Views: 182923

Re: What Music Are You Listening To?

Is Meytal Meytal Cohen?
by Benvolio
Fri May 29, 2020 4:43
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Looking for Windows 3.1 Christmas Games
Replies: 7
Views: 4312

Re: Looking for Windows 3.1 Christmas Games

Do you guys know of any good websites for finding windows 3.1 compatible games in general??
by Benvolio
Wed May 27, 2020 19:55
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Earth Implodes
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: The Earth Implodes

It's so hard to gauge how difficult a mod should be. For instance, galaxy mods, which dominate the scene nowadays, I find very hard. I am constantly saving game as I play through Ocflore for instance. I understand that a vorticons mod is different because no in game saving, but I think it still has ...
by Benvolio
Wed May 27, 2020 19:11
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Earth Implodes
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

Re: The Earth Implodes

Which shooting patch were you trying to apply?? I'm sure there's plenty of potentially clashing patches in the game. I was hoping that there would be ample opportunities to gain "extra keens" especially with the heightened value of point items but perhaps this needs fine tuning. There will already n...
by Benvolio
Wed May 27, 2020 4:24
Forum: Commander Genius
Topic: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)
Replies: 49
Views: 2306

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

Frankly I have surely mentioned this software a thousand times but Jasc Paint Shop Pro 7 (from back in 2000) is still the gold standard for me. It makes dealing with palettes effortless. And though it doesnt allow layers except for 16.7 million colour mode, you can very easily work in a layered true...
by Benvolio
Wed May 27, 2020 1:30
Forum: Commander Genius
Topic: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)
Replies: 49
Views: 2306

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

Sounds like a great project. I have mixed feelings about 2D VGA graphics in general. However that's because the platform is a whole lot less forgiving of poor quality art than EGA (especially the standard 16 colour palette) is. I'd be interested in knowing what software you end up using for the pixe...
by Benvolio
Wed May 27, 2020 1:23
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!
Replies: 2280
Views: 534472

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

https://youtu.be/mXSdikcUuo0

Cool 8 bit guy video about 3D realms ft Joe Siegler! Start of what looks to be an excellent series on Youtube
by Benvolio
Tue May 26, 2020 9:13
Forum: Commander Genius
Topic: Original tilesets for Keen 1-6, so that users can modify (custom recolored VGA tilesets for Keen 4-6 avaiable here)
Replies: 49
Views: 2306

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

I often wonder about this. We're so focused on under no circumstances sharing keen2/3/5/6 exe. But surely the bulk of the IP lies in the graphics. Anyway I'm sure it's not going to be of consequence to share these images. I remember when I downloadrd KeenWright making Keen2 and 3 levels because I th...
by Benvolio
Sun May 24, 2020 0:35
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: New audio recording of a Commander Keen 4 song
Replies: 37
Views: 3796

Re: New audio recording of a Commander Keen 4 song

This is so cool, I think this is my favourite yet.

I'm sure someone here will be up to the album art task... I sadly wouldn't have the finesse to make something of the calibre this music deserves.
by Benvolio
Fri May 22, 2020 13:47
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: The Earth Implodes
Replies: 12
Views: 1028

The Earth Implodes

Hello all, I hope you are keeping well. I'm not sure to what extent interest still exists for the humble Keen1 mod. Nevertheless, here's one which I've made in the past two months or so, please check it out and let me know what you think. Yes it's a bit challenging in parts but hopefully overall it'...
by Benvolio
Fri May 22, 2020 12:04
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Commander Cool in "Where's My Bears?" (Public Beta)
Replies: 8
Views: 1621

Re: Commander Cool in "Where's My Bears?" (Public Beta)

Really excellent level design, amongst the best yet for Vorticons. It approaches the compexity of the best Galaxy levels but personally I find the Vorticons environment less bewildering. Truly great project. The story is great fun too, very Keenish in its tone! All I can say though is that I urge yo...