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by K1n9_Duk3
Sat Sep 26, 2020 20:54
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!
Replies: 2296
Views: 564978

Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Yeah, I have explored some of the .EDS files and I'm pretty sure that it's a proprietary format. My guess is that the ED stands for "Eden" and the S stands for "Sound". All of the files in the "Images" folder have the extension .EDI and the files in the "Levels" folder have the extension .EDN or .ED...
by K1n9_Duk3
Fri Sep 25, 2020 20:59
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!
Replies: 2296
Views: 564978

Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

File extensions don't necessarily tell you anything about the file format itself. Just look at the Keen games and their .CK1 to .CK6 extensions. It's possible that those .EDS files use a relatively common file format and just had their extension changed. But it could also be a completely proprietary...
by K1n9_Duk3
Mon Sep 21, 2020 21:13
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Korath III problem
Replies: 5
Views: 261

Re: Korath III problem

Fuses can only be broken if Keen lands on them with the pogo stick and Keen has a high vertical velocity. Since there is almost no headroom above the fuse, it is difficult to gain enough velocity. Playing on easy doesn't just affect the number of enemies in the levels and how many shots you get for ...
by K1n9_Duk3
Sat Sep 19, 2020 21:27
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Planet Cloudius IX
Replies: 133
Views: 40210

Re: Planet Cloudius IX

stayfrosty wrote:
Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:33
Thanks. I just found out Derpp Burger earlier lol. Well gosh I never saw that hey! But is that it? A few 100 points below?
If you only got 200 points out of it, you definitely missed something.
by K1n9_Duk3
Wed Sep 16, 2020 23:11
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Updated- 'The Ruin of Roib' - beta v3
Replies: 245
Views: 115180

Re: Updated- 'The Ruin of Roib' - beta v3

Thanks for popping in. I fully share your sentiment about the worldbuilding and the gameplay balance. I'm open to suggestions on how to "fix" the difficulty. I have been playing around with a patch that makes the Kreegs stunnable if you find that you have no other option. It would require multiple h...
by K1n9_Duk3
Wed Sep 16, 2020 21:36
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Updated- 'The Ruin of Roib' - beta v3
Replies: 245
Views: 115180

Re: Updated- 'The Ruin of Roib' - beta v3

Although in all honesty, I'm not sure the game is actually "fairly" beatable in any case. Personally I found the last level, the palace (particularly that room with the plants) and the final boss battle impossible to beat without using God Mode (I found that machine simply too fast to outrun for ve...
by K1n9_Duk3
Fri Sep 11, 2020 20:50
Forum: Release Forum
Topic: Keen 10: Mirror Menace
Replies: 53
Views: 45771

Re: Keen 10: Mirror Menace

I'm sorry, I don't speak Spanish (or whatever this is). Maybe if you could calm down and state your problems in English, people over here might be able to help you. Mirror Menace, even in the most recent version from the KeenWiki, is fundamentally broken and (almost?) impossible to complete without ...
by K1n9_Duk3
Mon Sep 07, 2020 21:31
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Crystal Caves HD remake confirmed!
Replies: 6
Views: 549

Re: Crystal Caves HD remake confirmed!

I didn't know 320x200 with slightly more than 16 colors could be considered HD.

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by K1n9_Duk3
Sat Sep 05, 2020 20:36
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Meaning of ST5UNST.LOG (Netkeen 1 and 2)
Replies: 2
Views: 171

Re: Meaning of ST5UNST.LOG (Netkeen 1 and 2)

I think this is a log file created by an installer program. I think this should contain a list of files that the installer copied onto the system. The uninstaller would have used this file to remove all of the files that the installer has created, that's why you shouldn't modify the file. The "if yo...
by K1n9_Duk3
Tue Sep 01, 2020 21:55
Forum: Commander Genius
Topic: Do you like Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure?
Replies: 8
Views: 727

Re: Do you like Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure?

The original game ran at about 10 to 11 frames per second. And since the game logic is tied to the frame rate, you would speed up everything when you increase the frame rate. It would require a complete rewrite of the game to make it run at anything higher than that. That being said, I agree that th...
by K1n9_Duk3
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:57
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen Dreams somehow makes it to Nintendo Switch
Replies: 76
Views: 30146

Re: Keen Dreams somehow makes it to Nintendo Switch

Looks like they turned the "racist" original sprites into a slightly squished version of Mrs. Pac-Man wearing lipstick. Or of regular Pac-Man wearing lipstick, whatever.
by K1n9_Duk3
Thu Aug 27, 2020 22:07
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen Dreams somehow makes it to Nintendo Switch
Replies: 76
Views: 30146

Re: Keen Dreams somehow makes it to Nintendo Switch

I think Bethesda should sue them. They stole the big font for the title of the level-done-window from Keen 4-6, where it's used for the text crawl. That font didn't exist in Keen Dreams. But maybe it's just a standard DeluxePaint font that id/Bethesda doesn't own, who knows... http://ckfsc.webnwork....
by K1n9_Duk3
Sun Aug 16, 2020 20:16
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Camoto Windows version
Replies: 43
Views: 30065

Re: Camoto Windows version

Did you check if the palette of the PNG image stayed intact after compression? Some compressors may move the palette entries around to achieve better compression. The image still looks the same after the palette is applied, but the pixels may have been assigned different palette index numbers. It's ...
by K1n9_Duk3
Sat Aug 15, 2020 22:15
Forum: The Classics
Topic: Camoto Windows version
Replies: 43
Views: 30065

Re: Camoto Windows version

Could you explain what you mean here: So I compress the PNG Do you mean compressing the PNG image into another PNG or do you mean converting the PNG image into the Dave Tileset Format and then applying the RLE compression? What I can say right now is that the RLE-compressed tileset files always stor...
by K1n9_Duk3
Thu Aug 06, 2020 21:15
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Anyone has ckgeoff's Isis II demo
Replies: 6
Views: 570

Re: Anyone has ckgeoff's Isis II demo

Well, in that case I can't help you. And by the way, there is no need to quote me when you reply to a post and your reply is going to end up right next to the post you quoted. If there's half a page or more between your answer and the post you're replying to, then you may quote it to make it clear w...