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by Benvolio
Thu Sep 29, 2022 18:21
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: New keenmodding.org logo + skin
Replies: 8
Views: 600

Re: New keenmodding.org logo + skin

I have to say, the Keenmodding forum is looking great! Much more lively than before. Well done!
by Benvolio
Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:10
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is there any (official) statement from original game authors/distributors about modding?
Replies: 9
Views: 1062

Re: Is there any (official) statement from original game authors/distributors about modding?

It would be cool for us to see the paper and/or interview, Xky! Whilst we're on this topic, as I reported in the recent thread on the John Carmack interview from a couple of momths ago, John seems to endorse modding of commercial games (such as those he helped make) and, specifically, level editing ...
by Benvolio
Wed Sep 28, 2022 21:49
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Commander Keen "Iceberg" Meme
Replies: 2
Views: 140

Re: Commander Keen "Iceberg" Meme

This is neat! To me, modding is certainly more than "little known"... it's more "easily found if researched"... it's mentioned in wiki and easily found on several other sites in the first 2 pages of Google results for "commander keen" Other things that are pretty obscur...
by Benvolio
Wed Sep 28, 2022 12:54
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Guess that game!
Replies: 480
Views: 212822

Re: Guess that game!

A modern day classic!
by Benvolio
Thu Sep 22, 2022 6:33
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Lex Fridman interviews John Carmack
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Re: Lex Fridman interviews John Carmack

Around the 2h mark, Carmack essentially endorses modding and specifically says that Commander Keen level editors made him smile. Nice reflection overall on how he feels about his creations and how possessive he should be of his status as creator of material. Interesting he contrasts Wolfenstein agai...
by Benvolio
Wed Sep 21, 2022 16:56
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Lex Fridman interviews John Carmack
Replies: 3
Views: 203

Lex Fridman interviews John Carmack

I'm listening my way through the five hour podcast where Lex Fridman interviews John Carmack. It can be heard on Spotify or, indeed, on Youtube . I think you guys would enjoy... I'm over 2h in and enjoying every minute. It helps flesh out the timeless tales of the origins of id, Keen and beyond. And...
by Benvolio
Sat Sep 03, 2022 15:52
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Commander Keen - Aurora Bliss (RELEASE)
Replies: 34
Views: 2716

Re: Commander Keen - Aurora Bliss (RELEASE)

Still slowly but thoroughly enjoying this mod.

HOWEVER

Is anyone else completely triggered by "Ancel Caves"?
by Benvolio
Thu Aug 25, 2022 20:59
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Why do you like Keen?
Replies: 9
Views: 1115

Re: Why do you like Keen?

1) How did you initially get into the Keen games? I found out about Keen games from a PC magazine 5.25" disk on my old Amstrad 8086. I had possessed that PC in my bedroom for probably 6-9 months and had enjoyed a lot of older Ms DOS software i.e. 80s stuff. Having that Amstrad, which had been i...
by Benvolio
Wed Aug 24, 2022 22:20
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: PCKF on Smartphone
Replies: 6
Views: 545

Re: PCKF on Smartphone

I never knew about the extra information showing up when you rotate the phone sideways. In any case my current phone doesn't really auto-rotate at all (a good thing as I always hated screen rotation). So I can't try it out. Either way I don't think it would have been the solution for me. As Roobar s...
by Benvolio
Tue Aug 23, 2022 10:25
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: PCKF on Smartphone
Replies: 6
Views: 545

PCKF on Smartphone

Life has evolved for me over the decades! When I was 12, the majority of my time was spent in front of a fully featured desktop PC, availing of its ergonomic controls and full sized VDU to ensure effective computing. 20 years on and most of my time is spend on trains, hospital wards and generally me...
by Benvolio
Mon Aug 01, 2022 19:36
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Commander Keen - Aurora Bliss (RELEASE)
Replies: 34
Views: 2716

Re: Commander Keen - Aurora Bliss (RELEASE)

Oh my GARG. I am utterly ecstatic at this! A well presented, humourous, original piece of modding greatness, sprung upon us with minimal warning. The artistry is magnificant. The Depeche-Mode-y track in the first level is incredible, this is straight off Some Great Reward. And the colour scheme and ...
by Benvolio
Sun Jul 31, 2022 20:46
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Welp, I made my own platformer. It has dragons!
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: Welp, I made my own platformer. It has dragons!

Lol this is top value entertainment... the thread riddled with spoilers both made it and broke it, ultimately ensuring that I wasn't left to suffer too much whilst playing.
by Benvolio
Wed Jul 06, 2022 21:17
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Commander Keen - Aurora Bliss (Keen 4 Mod)
Replies: 14
Views: 1344

Re: Commander Keen - Aurora Bliss (Keen 4 Mod)

This looks so cool. So colourful and varied. Full of different atmospheres and moods.. a bit of Musical Keen here, a bit of Oracle Janitor there. Really excited to play this... though I'm daunted by that long row of doorways
by Benvolio
Fri Jul 01, 2022 8:45
Forum: The Theater
Topic: RHCP Live Setlists
Replies: 0
Views: 1036

RHCP Live Setlists

So I saw the RHCP on Sunday play a stadium show in London, and as I mentioned before, I also saw them in 2017 in Dublin. This is a band who it's fair to say are well known for memorable live performances (certainly by the standards of post 1980 bands). They have managed to reassemble their classic (...
by Benvolio
Wed Jun 29, 2022 19:12
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: [Off-topic] Would love some help!
Replies: 7
Views: 817

Re: [Off-topic] Would love some help!

So was I, a little bit... a number of threads leading to hotlinked third party sites....which I didn't choose to click. More sophisticated than previous spammers whose posts could be googled and found duplicated on numerous forums.