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by Multimania
Mon Apr 12, 2021 6:19
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Return to the Shadowlands
Replies: 25
Views: 790

Re: Return to the Shadowlands

So, K1n9_Duk3 is absolutely right that a traditional DOS mod would probably be most compatible (at least for Keeners who already have DOSBox set up), and it's definitely possible to fit a few more sprites in with a bit of work. That being said, Omnispeak-based mods should be reasonably easy to port,...
by Multimania
Tue Mar 30, 2021 13:41
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Goodbye Galaxy Report Card
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Goodbye Galaxy Report Card

I found this digging through some files today, and don't recall it having ever been posted anywhere. I think it was one of the things unearthed when that source code backup was found a few years ago — a quick search doesn't find a copy anywhere online, despite it being billed as an "open letter...
by Multimania
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:40
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen Fanart Archive
Replies: 5
Views: 524

Re: Keen Fanart Archive

Wow! This brings back some memories!

I really love the "curated museum" feel it has, with all the cross-referenced notes and context for everything.
by Multimania
Sun Mar 14, 2021 6:58
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Keen 1 Randomiser [v1.1 now out!]
Replies: 13
Views: 1661

Re: Keen 1 Randomiser

I've just uploaded version 1.1 of the Keen 1 Randomiser. The big change is that the spaceship parts (and the pogo stick), as well as keycards, are now spread throughout each level. This is based on the technique that KeenRush mentioned above: there are custom maps which have several joysticks (or ke...
by Multimania
Wed Mar 03, 2021 7:32
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Keen 1 Randomiser [v1.1 now out!]
Replies: 13
Views: 1661

Re: Keen 1 Randomiser

Exactly how you set up djgpp will depend on what OS you're running (and how many development tools you want to install). I'm running Linux and using djgpp as a cross-compiler. There used to be djgpp packages in the debian/ubuntu repositories, but I think they've gone now. The build-djgpp project has...
by Multimania
Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:11
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: In search of... Abrams Tank. Hovertank 3d port
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: In search of... Abrams Tank. Hovertank 3d port

I have a copy of this, though I confess to never having actually played it. It seems to be based on this C# port of Hovertank 3d, based on these strings in the 'abramstank.exe' executable: 1993-2014 Flat Rock Software, 2014 Andy Stewart. Hovertank3DdotNet_WinForms $C# port of Hovertank 3-D (WinForms...
by Multimania
Sat Dec 19, 2020 14:54
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Keen 1 Randomiser [v1.1 now out!]
Replies: 13
Views: 1661

Re: Keen 1 Randomiser

One improvement which might be fairly easy to do would be hard-coded random placements for keycards. Here's how I would do it (the simplest way I can think right now): For every keycard color assign a value not used by another tile (such as 650, 651 etc -- although I'm too lazy to check those speci...
by Multimania
Tue Dec 15, 2020 6:46
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Keen 1 Randomiser [v1.1 now out!]
Replies: 13
Views: 1661

Re: Keen 1 Randomiser

Glad people have found it interesting. I was largely inspired by the A Link to the Past Randomizer , which shuffles the contents of the various chests in the game. Keen is somewhat less complicated, fortunately, though I'm sure there's a lot more you could do. I've uploaded a new version (v1.0a) of ...
by Multimania
Mon Dec 14, 2020 15:25
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Keen 1 Randomiser [v1.1 now out!]
Replies: 13
Views: 1661

Keen 1 Randomiser [v1.1 now out!]

It's been 30 years :birthday since Keen 1 came out, so most of us have worked out where all of those pesky spaceship parts are hiding on Mars. So to shake things up a bit, here's the Keen 1 Randomiser : a program which shuffles various items, levels, etc. in Keen 1 around. Hopefully this'll give peo...
by Multimania
Tue Nov 24, 2020 13:58
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Apogee / id Software Contract Expired -- 3DRealms no longer sells Keen
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Apogee / id Software Contract Expired -- 3DRealms no longer sells Keen

I just read about this, and couldn't find anyone mentioning it here, but apparently the original Publishing Contract for Keen (& Wolf3D) finally expired in July this year. The 3D Realms Legacy history page states: 2020 Jul 9: Wolfenstein 3D, Keen Vorticons, & Keen Galaxy no longer sold by Ap...
by Multimania
Tue Nov 24, 2020 13:53
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: The removed Keen Dreams port (Steam) - source code snapshot
Replies: 3
Views: 1280

Re: The removed Keen Dreams port (Steam) - source code snapshot

A fix for a bug in the original code where it could crash if the game was saved while things were flower-powered. There's a similar problem with the "Zzz" sprites if the game was saved while Keen was sleeping. Did you fix that as well? I don't recall fixing an issue with the "Zzz&quo...
by Multimania
Sun Oct 18, 2020 3:53
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: The removed Keen Dreams port (Steam) - source code snapshot
Replies: 3
Views: 1280

Re: The removed Keen Dreams port (Steam) - source code snapshot

I wondered if anyone would notice that appearing! Yup — I've been going through backups and uploading a few things, and since the rest of the Keen Dreams source is available, this seemed worthwhile. There's nothing enormously exciting in it (mostly bugs), but here are a few highlights for those who ...
by Multimania
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:35
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Anyone has ckgeoff's Isis II demo
Replies: 7
Views: 1335

Re: Anyone has ckgeoff's Isis II demo

I think I might've found this on a backup disk. I don't have the original zip, so I just zipped up what was in the directory I had: https://davidgow.net/stuff/isisiia-2012.zip It crashes on startup for me (under wine on Linux, though), but maybe it'll work for someone else and/or with more poking ar...
by Multimania
Wed Jul 29, 2020 13:06
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Which versions of Keen 4 & 5 are currently being sold as digital downloads?
Replies: 5
Views: 1918

Re: Which versions of Keen 4 & 5 are currently being sold as digital downloads?

Hmm… I'm not sure which version of the 3D Realms installer I was checking (I think it was 1.0 of the 3D Realms complete pack installer), but I downloaded the "Commander Keen Galaxy 1.1" installer from the 3D Realms store, and the files all match. (I checked the contents as well as the size...
by Multimania
Sun Jul 12, 2020 0:08
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Which versions of Keen 4 & 5 are currently being sold as digital downloads?
Replies: 5
Views: 1918

Re: Which versions of Keen 4 & 5 are currently being sold as digital downloads?

All of the currently sold releases (Steam, 3D Realm's website, as well as the now-defunct id Software store) are selling the Apogee 1.4 versions. 3D Realms 4/5 version: -rw-rw-r-- 1 david users 33325 1 Feb 1992 AUDIO.CK4 -rw-rw-r-- 1 david users 101990 1 Feb 1992 AUDIO.CK5 -rw-rw-r-- 1 david users 5...