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by Commander Spleen
Tue Mar 12, 2019 23:46
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen IRC Channel
Replies: 135
Views: 148925

Re: Keen IRC Channel

Huh, that was unexpected. Even though there are only a few who still use it, rebooting the channel on another server would be useful. I do plan to re-IRC someday but at the moment Discord is the most convenient for me.
by Commander Spleen
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:57
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is 1UP even a valuable item?
Replies: 15
Views: 11508

Re: Is 1UP even a valuable item?

With all that being said, to revert back to the topic of the thread, I am one (possibly one of the only ones!) who very rarely if ever uses in-level saving, has to beat the game on all skill levels, has to complete all available levels, grab every point, 1UP in every level, etc. Completionist gamep...
by Commander Spleen
Sat Mar 02, 2019 23:49
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is 1UP even a valuable item?
Replies: 15
Views: 11508

Re: Is 1UP even a valuable item?

You're conflating save scumming, cheats and infinite lives. They are all separate concepts. You can still play levels legitimately with infinite lives, and it makes a big difference to Vorticons gameplay which only has world map saving. Nothing about infinite lives prevents the speedruns and playthr...
by Commander Spleen
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:20
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is 1UP even a valuable item?
Replies: 15
Views: 11508

Re: Is 1UP even a valuable item?

It's something that bothered me for a long time, along with what K1n9_Duk3 mentions about the impact of multiple extra lives on the scoring system. This is why all my mods now feature unlimited lives and per-level scores that you only keep when you complete the level.
by Commander Spleen
Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:38
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: How should the next Keen game be handled?
Replies: 10
Views: 10078

Re: How should the next Keen game be handled?

Hard to say regarding Skyrim. It's too heavy on boring RPG stuff to consider the open world aspect on its own. Maybe something like what Uru was intended to be but with creatures and other hazards to consider. I'd still expect the levels to be compartmentalised. Maybe lots of smaller sections and ra...
by Commander Spleen
Fri Dec 07, 2018 0:08
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: How should the next Keen game be handled?
Replies: 10
Views: 10078

Re: How should the next Keen game be handled?

Some thoughts from the Discord server: I was thinking about that thing someone posted a while ago in the new Keen concept thread about an open world reimagining. Maybe that is the kind of remake that's needed... Some kind of casual drop-in/drop-out game world might be the sort of thing that holds my...
by Commander Spleen
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:48
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Level editor programming
Replies: 12
Views: 9255

Re: Level editor programming

Once you have the level format, the hard part is the GUI and some advanced features like automagic adjacency and undo. I use C++ with the cross-platform Qt toolkit for my Levelderp editor, which made things pretty simple, though some of it has become a bit spaghettified and in need of a rewrite. You...
by Commander Spleen
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:15
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Keen 4 minimod
Replies: 8
Views: 8926

Re: Keen 4 minimod

So I just got around to actually trying this a year later and it's amazing. Still not ready to play it through yet but it's definitely one for when I can actually isolate myself from IRL and projects for enough time to engage in some proper Keening again.
by Commander Spleen
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:09
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: InsaLev3 - Keen3 insane minimalism level collection (deadline Nov 16th)
Replies: 39
Views: 21032

Re: InsaLev3 - Keen3 insane minimalism level collection (deadline Nov 8th)

I have half an idea but not sure I can be bothered. Got the project set up in case I'm inspired to finish it in the next week.
by Commander Spleen
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:48
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: The Ice Factory is about 20 years old!
Replies: 17
Views: 13125

Re: The Ice Factory is about 20 years old!

Changed my mind. It'll be an Isis II mod.
by Commander Spleen
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:10
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: The Ice Factory is about 20 years old!
Replies: 17
Views: 13125

Re: The Ice Factory is about 20 years old!

I've decided to reboot OrbKeen as a Krodacia mod.
by Commander Spleen
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:26
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!
Replies: 23
Views: 13000

Re: Similar game to Commander Keen HELP!

Was it DOS or some other platform? It sounds a bit like Metal Slug, but I don't think there was DOS version and the graphics were a much more advanced style than Keen and Duke. There was a lot of that kind of stuff on SEGA consoles but I don't recall any similar two-player DOS games around that era.
by Commander Spleen
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:59
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Levellass, Are you OK?
Replies: 47
Views: 30016

Re: Levellass, Are you OK?

Well if returning meant demands to produce patches under similar pressure to IRL trouble she's probably encountering at the moment, I can't blame her for taking an extended absence. It has probably become an all or nothing situation in which it is impossible for her to be present here without a sens...
by Commander Spleen
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:39
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Spleenish Keen Fan Art
Replies: 5
Views: 5898

Re: Spleenish Keen Fan Art

The trouble is concentrating on one idea long enough to get it into a usable form. Animating the vector designs has crossed my mind and is vaguely planned for the future as well as possible ways of making them interactive, but I'm more cautious these days about starting new projects due to the amoun...