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by Benvolio
Wed Oct 27, 2021 7:21
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: KeenWiki: Are graphics-only mods valid?
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: KeenWiki: Are graphics-only mods valid?

I definitely think that a skin mod deserves a place on Keenwiki. (No less than a levelpack with no altered graphics does). Any project can be an elaborate work of artistic merit or a throwaway minimal effort. This goes for mods, levelpacks and skin mods equally. I think that skin mods should be cate...
by Benvolio
Thu Oct 21, 2021 4:20
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: The Crazy Komet
Replies: 84
Views: 46654

Re: The Crazy Komet

Any updates on this mod? Really am keen to see it come to fruition!
by Benvolio
Wed Oct 20, 2021 18:47
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)
Replies: 238
Views: 148745

Re: Atroxian Realm (Version 1.2 Released)

Levellord's Shadow Keen 2 has 39 levels... I'm guffawing at the thought! We need our Kiwi contingent to return and push out the boundaries of Keening once more.
by Benvolio
Wed Oct 20, 2021 8:38
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Favorite PCKF threads
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Favorite PCKF threads

It's amazing to look at the list of highest posters and to see how numerous among them reduced or stopped their engagement with the forum. There were some good times back then but also unfortunately some unpleasantness. Though there are many long-lost participants whose presence one would dearly mis...
by Benvolio
Thu Oct 14, 2021 17:34
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Misconceptions
Replies: 123
Views: 90831

Re: Misconceptions

I rofled @ "Orbatrices". That would be my instinct too!
by Benvolio
Thu Oct 14, 2021 17:00
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How Do You Deal With Stress?
Replies: 4
Views: 326

Re: How Do You Deal With Stress?

Stress comes from many sources. Stress can come from within - proYorp has given some vivid detail om this. Some of us are lucky to suffer less stress from within than others. However, regardless, the stress that comes from the life one is leading can be huge. It is multilayered, with the immediate e...
by Benvolio
Sat Oct 09, 2021 7:24
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: The Shadowlands (Keen 4 fan-shrine)
Replies: 3
Views: 332

Re: The Shadowlands (Keen 4 fan-shrine)

Exceptionally neat find! Love the Keen shrine, the windows 98 "web page" folder (though I hate those in real life) and the Make The Web Great Again article.
by Benvolio
Thu Oct 07, 2021 18:54
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Keen 1 Redrawn
Replies: 24
Views: 1709

Re: Keen 1 Redrawn

Amazing. Those are top of the range pillars. Your use of colour is excellent, you're really getting EGA to punch above its weight.
by Benvolio
Tue Oct 05, 2021 18:21
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: First Keen mod you played
Replies: 16
Views: 724

Re: First Keen mod you played

I started out with Xky's Episode X. It would have been the start of 2003. It blew me away. I hadn't even played Keen2 or Keen3 at that point, but X just oozed quality and defined modding as a platform for polished productions rather than trivial efforts. Of course, people like me soon tarnished that...
by Benvolio
Sun Sep 26, 2021 14:15
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Misconceptions
Replies: 123
Views: 90831

Re: Misconceptions

Image

Does/did anyone else think that the Grand Intellect's castle looks a lot like a cat sitting upright?
by Benvolio
Sun Sep 26, 2021 11:46
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Avg. Difficulty of Keen1 of series?
Replies: 4
Views: 509

Re: Avg. Difficulty of Keen1 of series?

I find beauty in those simple platforming elements in Keen1. After all, progress in gaming was so rapid back then that those primordial days of early 90s PC gaming passed in the blink of an eye.... imagine being a preteen back then for instance. (Some of you maybe were; I was just getting born). You...
by Benvolio
Sat Sep 18, 2021 9:04
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Corrupt A Wish game
Replies: 1243
Views: 366851

Re: Corrupt A Wish game

Granted. Despite all this power, flaws in your own decision making capabilities and impulses render you just as powerless as before.

I wish that I was reading a copy of "Be Careful What You Wish For" by R.L. Stine.
by Benvolio
Sat Sep 11, 2021 13:04
Forum: The Theater
Topic: What Music Are You Listening To?
Replies: 447
Views: 233712

Re: What Music Are You Listening To?

ABBA - "Don't Shut Me Down".

It's unbelievably nice to hear these guys doing their thing once more. ABBA Gold was the soundtrack to my first encounters of Commander Keen all those years ago.
by Benvolio
Wed Sep 08, 2021 6:41
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Life under lockdown
Replies: 15
Views: 3305

Re: Life under lockdown

Interesting. We're not yet onto booosters in UK.

Are there many liberties in Israel requiring double-jab vaxx?

And are there now going to be things you can only do with booster (but not allowed with just the two jabs)?
by Benvolio
Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:04
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Misconceptions
Replies: 123
Views: 90831

Re: Misconceptions

I always said "shik-a-DIE".

I imagine people from different countries naturally say it differently. It would be interesting to study this.