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by Benvolio
Mon Aug 01, 2022 19:36
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Commander Keen - Aurora Bliss (RELEASE)
Replies: 21
Views: 1160

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: 8
Views: 861

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: 1074

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: 533

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: 691

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.
by Benvolio
Sun Jun 26, 2022 16:15
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Commander Cool in "Where's My Bears?" (FULL RELEASE)
Replies: 7
Views: 2213

Re: Commander Cool in "Where's My Bears?" (FULL RELEASE)

Definitely found it enjoyable to give this another play. The levels are great, nice and varied and high quality. A few ups and downs with the difficulty levels, though admittedly when I found out the hit points of blue vorticons, the sprite placements made more sense. It's amusing nonetheless how on...
by Benvolio
Wed Jun 22, 2022 18:32
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Mod Tiles and sprites?
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: Mod Tiles and sprites?

Well I'm unfamiliar with ModId - it might need tweaking of compatibility settings, which I'm not familiar with doing. As for Modkeen, are you using Dosbox? As it is an MS DOS program. You will need to do so, there is no way Windows will run it directly. Also, you need the whole mod in the folder, no...
by Benvolio
Tue Jun 21, 2022 7:11
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Mod Tiles and sprites?
Replies: 10
Views: 874

Re: Mod Tiles and sprites?

I haven't modded Galaxy in a long long time but I'm guessing that exporting with Modkeen will be quick step. Sprites have masking and in Galaxy so does a lot of the tileset. So you'll want to process the images after exporting, which can be done fairly easily in decent software.
by Benvolio
Mon Jun 20, 2022 18:35
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen 2 and 3 preview screens in Keen 1
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Re: Keen 2 and 3 preview screens in Keen 1

Interesting... is the material used in those demos available for a modder to use in Jill? I can only imagine that if either Vorticons or Galaxy had this feature, then Keen modders could have vastly expanded the capabilities of the shareware games - potentially invoking some legal complications that ...
by Benvolio
Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:57
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Anyone have Invasion of the Vorticons mail order floppy?
Replies: 12
Views: 11612

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

Yes I recall back in 03, when I got the CD, playing Wacky Wheels and Hocus Pocus for the first time from the disc. Needless to say these could be downloaded online however on my home PC I had no internet, so all external material had to be ferried from my grandmother's or dad's computer on floppy di...
by Benvolio
Sun Jun 12, 2022 20:59
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen 2 and 3 preview screens in Keen 1
Replies: 11
Views: 714

Re: Keen 2 and 3 preview screens in Keen 1

I did certainly find the preview screens tantalising. They captured the imagination. I really allowed my mind to run wild looking at them, especially the Keen3 one - as I imagined the complexity of interaction with the domestic environment in the Vorticon homes to be much higher than the actual real...
by Benvolio
Sun Jun 05, 2022 18:31
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Stupid References are stupid
Replies: 662
Views: 306260

Re: Stupid References are stupid

That's really cool DoomJedi. So playable on my phone. The main character is clearly Commander Keen, and the title of the game further highlights how much of a tribute it is. The game strikes me as an updated, modern day successor to the old Flash game "Superkid" which I recall being widesp...
by Benvolio
Fri Jun 03, 2022 12:26
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Stupid References are stupid
Replies: 662
Views: 306260

Re: Stupid References are stupid

Was just on a flight and saw some bloke was wearing shoes with the brand "Keen". Must get some.

https://www.keenfootwear.com/en-gb/
by Benvolio
Thu May 26, 2022 12:16
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Stupid References are stupid
Replies: 662
Views: 306260

Re: Stupid References are stupid

It amuses me that the "Into The Future" song from Bloogton Tower has signifcant resemblances to part of the final movement of Beethoven's 5th - in this video for instance the relevant bit is at about 32 min 15 seconds. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOk8Tm815lE
by Benvolio
Thu May 26, 2022 11:56
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Any modern day VR gamers here that can help out?
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Any modern day VR gamers here that can help out?

I'm very skeptical of the benefits of VR... I'd much rather see life through a cathode ray tube in EGA myself.