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by Hisymak
Thu Jan 31, 2019 19:42
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: The things/places in Keen you were most afraid of?
Replies: 12
Views: 9965

Re: The things/places in Keen you were most afraid of?

2) The secret area at the top of Chasm of Chills. I remember the darker shade of blue sky and what seemed like 100 thunderclouds attacking me, but I just looked on the wiki and there's only 2 of them up there... :lol 8. Thundercloud. Unsolid, angry, unstunnable... When I was a kid I felt they were ...
by Hisymak
Mon Jan 28, 2019 18:32
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Your most memorable level or place in Keen?
Replies: 17
Views: 9462

Your most memorable level or place in Keen?

For me, it is the Cave of the Descendents from Keen4, namely the secret area which contains two 1UPs hidden it it and which cannot be escaped in other way than dying. As a kid, I had really plenty of time to spend playing computer games, and I was always very curious about some special corner cases ...
by Hisymak
Mon Jan 28, 2019 18:06
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel
Replies: 8
Views: 7128

Re: Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel

Ooh, please do! That would be greatly appreciated. :) Thanks mate. Okay. Here you go: http://www.mediafire.com/file/4287usfv3dsvuqc/03.mp3/file Just in case you are interested in more music, you can check out my Youtube channel as well: https://www.youtube.com/user/hisymak/videos Here I uploaded ev...
by Hisymak
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:07
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel
Replies: 8
Views: 7128

Re: Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel

Hey, this is pretty sweet, dude. Thanks! I'm especially liking the Peer Gynt one - In the Hall of the Mountain King is one of my favorite pieces. It'd make a pretty good ringtone; if I ever feel like fussing about with new ringtones may I use that? Yes. I also have full version of that song so I ca...
by Hisymak
Sun Jan 27, 2019 20:12
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel
Replies: 8
Views: 7128

Some great OPL Synth music to listen on my Soundcloud channel

Hey, do you like to hear some Adlib/Sound Blaster/OPL Synth-styled music, like what plays in Commander Keen and many other good games from DOS era? If yes, then let's check out my Soundcloud channel: https://soundcloud.com/hisymak where I uploaded selection of my most favourite MIDIs from various mu...
by Hisymak
Wed Jan 16, 2019 17:31
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is Commander Keen music weak?
Replies: 13
Views: 9722

Re: Is Commander Keen music weak?

... Thanks for some technical explanation. I was kind of expecting a response like this, now I know someting more about IMF format as you put some light on all this. Commander Keen is really a superior game, mostly about the gameplay and originality, and good graphics. Now I also understand better,...
by Hisymak
Wed Jan 16, 2019 16:58
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Jill Of The Jungle 4
Replies: 13
Views: 9524

Re: Jill Of The Jungle 4

Well, you can finally check it out here . I'm pretty sure you could come up with a better user interface. Since the tool was written without a GUI toolkit, most of the interface is just something thrown together to get the job done. The biggest problem for you would probably be getting the objects ...
by Hisymak
Mon Jan 14, 2019 18:54
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Is Commander Keen music weak?
Replies: 13
Views: 9722

Is Commander Keen music weak?

Hi. Even since my earlier gaming times, I always thought, that Commander Keen music was rather inferior/weaker/not that great, compared to music from other games I played that time (speaking only and exclusively about Adlib/OPL-based music). Well, I actually liked Commander Keen music in the sense, ...
by Hisymak
Thu Jan 03, 2019 20:04
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Misconceptions
Replies: 95
Views: 74373

Re: Misconceptions

the real question is, did anyone here actually see the Perilous Pit as it was intended? Well, after I grew up and learned English, I could actually understand the level name. Then I looked carefully at the graphics, and from then, I saw it really like a hole in the ground. Earlier, when I was a sma...
by Hisymak
Tue Jan 01, 2019 18:40
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Jill Of The Jungle 4
Replies: 13
Views: 9524

Re: Jill Of The Jungle 4

Aah, pretty nice thing! I really think I could have decided better to start implementing Jill of the Jungle level editor back then, rather than Hocus Pocus or VGFM one. For some reason this game seems to be much more popular and tempting to make mods and custom levels for, than those two I mentioned...
by Hisymak
Mon Dec 31, 2018 20:49
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Misconceptions
Replies: 95
Views: 74373

Re: Misconceptions

My younger brother always thought (while watching me playing) that the pickup sound of the neural stunner item would awaken Robo Reds and possibly other monsters (because of the sound being loud and trumpet-like). He also thought it was not the case in Keen6, where the sound was much softer.
by Hisymak
Mon Dec 31, 2018 19:02
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Level editor programming
Replies: 12
Views: 9115

Re: Level editor programming

Hi. I actually have quite solid experience making level editors for DOS tile-based platformer games. Some of you might remember, that about 2 years ago, I created level editors for Hocus Pocus and Vinyl Goddess From Mars . The editors are made in Delphi 7, which is development toolkit based on Pasca...
by Hisymak
Mon Dec 31, 2018 0:41
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: How you imagined the secret pyramid level would look like before finding a way to it?
Replies: 1
Views: 4687

How you imagined the secret pyramid level would look like before finding a way to it?

Probably many of you took some time to discover a way how to get into the secret Hand pyramid in Keen4, and before seeing how it actually looks like inside, you had some thoughts and imaginations about it. As for me, I don't remember I had any strong idea. I was just thinking that the level could be...
by Hisymak
Sun Dec 30, 2018 23:58
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: The things/places in Keen you were most afraid of?
Replies: 12
Views: 9965

The things/places in Keen you were most afraid of?

Were there any monsters you were really scared of or places you were always afraid of and could not pass through back then, when you were a kid? Here are mine: 1. The Dopefish. Well of Wishes was definitely the hardest level of Keen4 for me. Not only I was extremely scared of a Dopefish eating me, b...
by Hisymak
Sat Mar 24, 2018 19:24
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: The strange/impossible things that happened to you in Keen
Replies: 12
Views: 8845

Re: The strange/impossible things that happened to you in Keen

"1. Bugging through wall into water pool in Sand Yego." I had the same situation in the game. Checked, it's really possible! Video: https://youtu.be/2qg0AeZQI8w Good! So that was definitely not a false memory. I really believed it happened to me, but I could do it only once in my life and never was...