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by Shador
Wed Feb 08, 2012 21:44
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Suspicious Commander Keen releases.
Replies: 37
Views: 25969

But... it's still hard to say if that company made that distribution or of someone else copied their info onto their box. They only sold CD's and started around 1995. So it's almost too late to be selling Keen stuff. Are you speaking about this Canadian company, Andover West Group? If yes, how did ...
by Shador
Wed Feb 08, 2012 19:22
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Suspicious Commander Keen releases.
Replies: 37
Views: 25969

But... it's still hard to say if that company made that distribution or of someone else copied their info onto their box. They only sold CD's and started around 1995. So it's almost too late to be selling Keen stuff. Are you speaking about this Canadian company, Andover West Group? If yes, how did ...
by Shador
Wed Feb 08, 2012 18:43
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Suspicious Commander Keen releases.
Replies: 37
Views: 25969

Well, I've actually bought this. So if anyone knows some additional checks I could do them once it will arrive.
by Shador
Wed Feb 08, 2012 8:19
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Suspicious Commander Keen releases.
Replies: 37
Views: 25969

http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Commander-Keen-Keen-Dreams-CD-Rom-/00/s/MTA2NlgxNjAw/$(KGrHqVHJ!0E8e3m0dB7BPMb5VFNjg~~60_3.JPG I have an updated picture of it. Actually it starts to look like a real thing. Especially since I recalled I have seen shareware sold before, like this: http://img526.imageshack.us/...
by Shador
Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:35
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Suspicious Commander Keen releases.
Replies: 37
Views: 25969

Thanks to you guys I haven't bought it this time. :)
by Shador
Mon Feb 06, 2012 20:26
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Suspicious Commander Keen releases.
Replies: 37
Views: 25969

How can it be a shareware copy if it clearly states the $5.97 price on it? Or maybe I'm understanding the term wrong?
by Shador
Mon Feb 06, 2012 17:36
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Suspicious Commander Keen releases.
Replies: 37
Views: 25969

Another day - another suspicion. What do you think about this Keen Dreams release? http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Commander-Keen-Keen-Dreams-CD-Rom-/00/s/MTA2NlgxNjAw/$(KGrHqZ,!ogE8VgwsrK6BPLv857J7w~~60_3.JPG http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Commander-Keen-Keen-Dreams-CD-Rom-/00/s/MTA2NlgxNjAw/$(KGrHqN,!qEE8WVe!WRzBP...
by Shador
Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:18
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Suspicious Commander Keen releases.
Replies: 37
Views: 25969

Well I believe Keen 1 & 4 weren't sold separately. It was two releases sold - one is Invasion of Vorticons, other is Goodbye Galaxy. So technically shareware part was just included in release.
by Shador
Sat Dec 31, 2011 0:38
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Suspicious Commander Keen releases.
Replies: 37
Views: 25969

thehackercat wrote:The inclusion of military aircraft and the Space Shuttle intrigues me. Who would put that on the label? It seems very much like an amateur re-seller.
So you think they actually could be an officially distributed copy?
by Shador
Sat Dec 31, 2011 0:30
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Suspicious Commander Keen releases.
Replies: 37
Views: 25969

And regarding how bootlegs could look like - I know this good as I live in Ukraine (xUSSR) so we had a pirate copies boom at the end of 90's-beginning of 00's. Actually we still have pirate DVDs like compilations of 10 major games being sold in supermarkets. But point is - at the time when legally d...
by Shador
Sat Dec 31, 2011 0:23
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Suspicious Commander Keen releases.
Replies: 37
Views: 25969

I was messaging with the seller and he told me a lot of details about that company so now it looks more like real story to me. However any detail can be just made by yourself, I know this. Really don't even know what to think about this. BTW, 2 out of 6 floppies were not readable by my IBM PS/2 and ...
by Shador
Thu Dec 29, 2011 23:27
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Suspicious Commander Keen releases.
Replies: 37
Views: 25969

And some update to the topic. I've asked the buyer about the case and here are my questions and his answer: Q: Hi, just curious - do you think this Black & White company actually had the rights for distributing the game? I don't say it's bad, just it seems like a bootleg to me. Asking because I'm in...
by Shador
Thu Dec 29, 2011 21:54
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Suspicious Commander Keen releases.
Replies: 37
Views: 25969

Suspicious Commander Keen releases.

Hi, I've ran into (and actually bought) some weird releases of CK 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6. You can see these 2 lots here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/150703754331 http://www.ebay.com/itm/150703725097 When they came I've realised there is very high possibility I was owned. 1) Yes, games are sealed but sealing ...
by Shador
Tue Sep 20, 2011 8:34
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: My Keen 6 on eBay!
Replies: 37
Views: 18070

Yeah, I'm not going to report this but this was exactly my point why I was feeling like I was treated unfair. I mean, creating the lot with certain price without reserve you are entering a contract in the same way like making a bid you are entering a contract.
by Shador
Sun Sep 18, 2011 20:25
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: My Keen 6 on eBay!
Replies: 37
Views: 18070

I'm sorry, Flaose hasn't actually sold the game to some other guy like I thought. But still I don't it is ok cancelling auctions just because you think bids are small from your point of view. And I totally agree one has the right to sell to whoever he wants, but it was not because of wrong price, I ...