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by Malvineous
Tue Jun 15, 2021 12:37
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: KeenWiki on a new server
Replies: 12
Views: 1412

Re: KeenWiki on a new server

Sorry all, Grandy02 sent me an e-mail to let me know of the database error. I'm not sure why that happened, but when I did the last MediaWiki upgrade a couple of weeks ago, the way some permissions worked was changed, and the sign-up page was no longer blocked. Normally it's blocked to force people ...
by Malvineous
Sat May 22, 2021 7:11
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Commander Keen MIDI conversions?
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Commander Keen MIDI conversions?

So I had another look and was finally able to find the old home page on the Internet Archive: bpmusic.com . The old list of songs is there too. Amazingly they seem to have archived the actual MIDI files as well! On that page, there is a sub page for Little Known Facts (this is the last version, afte...
by Malvineous
Sat May 22, 2021 6:48
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Commander Keen MIDI conversions?
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Commander Keen MIDI conversions?

Well nothing wrong with discussing it, the fact is we don't know either way at the moment! I presume you've read some of his blog posts, e.g. this one on drums and this one about MIDI ? It would seem that yes he wrote them for Adlib at least in the early cases and that he has since lost all the orig...
by Malvineous
Tue May 18, 2021 8:52
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Camoto Windows version
Replies: 47
Views: 34861

Re: Camoto Windows version

Roobar wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 8:28 Thanks to Malvineous for figuring out how to change the graphics!
You're welcome! And thanks to K1n9_Duk3 for helping me with the compression algorithm that allowed the graphics to be changed!
by Malvineous
Sun May 16, 2021 11:00
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Commander Keen MIDI conversions?
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: Commander Keen MIDI conversions?

Are you sure Bobby Prince's versions are remakes? I always thought the MIDIs he had on his website (where these ones came from) were the original source ones before they were chopped down to fit into the game. I believe the original tracks were MIDI and converted to IMF using Voyetra Sequencer Plus ...
by Malvineous
Wed May 12, 2021 13:28
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: KeenWiki on a new server
Replies: 12
Views: 1412

Re: KeenWiki on a new server

Haha thanks, it's supposed to mimic what could sometimes happen under DOS when a program crashed. It would occasionally write random data into the memory used for what was shown on the screen so you'd get random characters of random colours all over the screen and some of them would blink. You knew ...
by Malvineous
Mon May 10, 2021 12:48
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: KeenWiki on a new server
Replies: 12
Views: 1412

Re: KeenWiki on a new server

Thanks for confirming! I forgot about the custom error page, I've set that up again now too. The source code for it is on GitHub.
by Malvineous
Fri May 07, 2021 13:10
Forum: The Classics
Topic: ... What I've been up to lately...
Replies: 45
Views: 18863

Re: ... What I've been up to lately...

Monster Bash was always a pain to edit. I'm making some progress on my Camoto rewrite and when I get to adding Monster Bash I hope to do things a little differently this time around to make editing the levels much easier. I only know of one mod for Monster Bash (listed on the ModdingWiki Monster Bas...
by Malvineous
Wed Apr 28, 2021 3:58
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure II: HUMANIZED!!! (W.I.P.)
Replies: 163
Views: 102592

Re: Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure II: HUMANIZED!!! (W.I.P.)

Actually fading out the music is probably the easiest of all. There's one OPL register per channel that sets the volume, nine channels in all, so to change it you just do a quick formula on it every time you write a value to that register. 0x00 is loudest, 0x3F is silent. It gets only slightly more ...
by Malvineous
Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:22
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: KeenWiki on a new server
Replies: 12
Views: 1412

Re: KeenWiki on a new server

Thanks for your kind words! I hadn't touched the voting system but it would've been upgraded to the latest version so that's good to know it works now. I think the latest version of MediaWiki removes page counts because they aren't very accurate. Most sites run caching servers in front of the web se...
by Malvineous
Fri Mar 19, 2021 14:31
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Commander Keen Collection (floppy disks, mail orders etc)
Replies: 18
Views: 1680

Re: Commander Keen Collection (floppy disks, mail orders etc)

From the disk images floating around, it looks like they split up the CGA and EGA versions across multiple disks. It looks like there's a 5.25" 360 kB version across three disks and a 3.5" 720 kB version across two. They have filenames like CK6-1C.EXE, CK6-2V.EXE and CK6-4.EXE on them. If ...
by Malvineous
Wed Mar 17, 2021 14:50
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Camoto Windows version
Replies: 47
Views: 34861

Re: Camoto Windows version

I just looked at this again for the web-based version of Camoto I am working on, and I managed to work out what the problem was. It wasn't actually due to the RLE decompressor after all, but rather a mistake in the reverse engineering of the file format. It was thought that the game added an extra b...
by Malvineous
Sun Feb 07, 2021 0:36
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Users with broken avatars
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: Users with broken avatars

I had set it to force HTTP to HTTPS for k1n9duk3.shikadi.net but I've just switched that off, so now you should be able to access it via either protocol. It would probably be better to host the avatars on the forum in many ways, because at the moment any time someone visits a topic I can see their I...
by Malvineous
Sat Feb 06, 2021 16:00
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Users with broken avatars
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: Users with broken avatars

No worries. It looks like CloudFront isn't as bad as I expected so I've set it up for https://k1n9duk3.shikadi.net as a trial. Does this work properly for everyone? If K1n9_Duk3 is around, the HTTPS URL for your avatar should now work (just view the old URL and reload it, and it will push you to HTT...
by Malvineous
Sat Feb 06, 2021 14:34
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Users with broken avatars
Replies: 10
Views: 810

Re: Users with broken avatars

The server move shouldn't have broken any avatars - all the old URLs are either still available or forwarding to their replacements, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. It is true that the lack of HTTPS would be causing problems as everything is moving in that direction. The new K...