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by Malvineous
Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:27
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Sound player for KeenWiki
Replies: 25
Views: 9364

Re: Sound player for KeenWiki

Actually rather embarrassingly it turned out that it wasn't the OPL synth using such high CPU - although playing songs used 75% CPU, when the songs weren't playing Firefox was still using 60% CPU :barf One of the issues is that because the Web Audio API wasn't designed with this sort of thing in min...
by Malvineous
Fri Dec 01, 2017 23:13
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Sound player for KeenWiki
Replies: 25
Views: 9364

Re: Sound player for KeenWiki

Well since you asked for updates, I have managed to get things to a point where I can actually play a song entirely in the browser, although it does use about 75% CPU power (of a single core/thread) @ 2.8GHz but that's to be expected. Next step is to tidy up the code a bit and see if there are any e...
by Malvineous
Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:13
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Offline KeenWiki
Replies: 4
Views: 3165

Re: Offline KeenWiki

Not sure about the HTML as it's not stored as HTML, but the MySQL database containing all the text content and page revision history is 212 MB. The images are 3.2 GB. The tools and mods are 786 MB.
by Malvineous
Sun Nov 26, 2017 12:23
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Political Thread Discussion
Replies: 73
Views: 26395

Re: Political Thread Discussion

Yes you do, you just leave your ballot paper blank when you "vote" :P There was also a recent local council election where only one person nominated for mayor, so nobody had to go and vote, they were just declared elected. Also, as I found out once when I happened to have an overseas trip booked, if...
by Malvineous
Thu Nov 23, 2017 21:52
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Offline KeenWiki
Replies: 4
Views: 3165

Re: Offline KeenWiki

I did share a full backup of the KeenWiki back in 2013 so it is probably time to give that an update. That backup was of the database (so includes version history) but to view it locally you'd need a MediaWiki install (e.g. running through Docker.) People have scraped the HTML from the KeenWiki befo...
by Malvineous
Thu Nov 23, 2017 12:58
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen Dreams removed from Steam
Replies: 27
Views: 24115

Re: Keen Dreams removed from Steam

It sounds like you've already made your mind up that it's something you want to do, so in that case you may as well do it whether it will be accepted or not. There are worse things you could spend your free time on. A revival game after 25 years wouldn't be the problem, the issue would be whether a ...
by Malvineous
Wed Nov 22, 2017 0:13
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen Dreams removed from Steam
Replies: 27
Views: 24115

Re: Keen Dreams removed from Steam

If you want to have a chance at a commercial game you can't just ask someone - that's like going up to a movie producer and saying "hey I have this great idea for a movie!" You and about a million other people, most of whom will give up as soon as the hard work starts. So nobody is going to listen. ...
by Malvineous
Sat Nov 18, 2017 23:38
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Sound player for KeenWiki
Replies: 25
Views: 9364

Re: The Incredible Machine (TIM) 1992 music format

At present I'm attempting to compile Camoto's libgamemusic to Javascript with Emscripten, which seems to have been mostly successful, so now I need to work out how to call it from within native Javascript code. Then I can write a small HTML5 audio player to play IMF files in a browser. If that works...
by Malvineous
Sat Nov 18, 2017 13:47
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!
Replies: 226
Views: 101958

Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

I started using Liferea when Google Reader closed down. It's single-device only but it turns out that's all I really need so I have never moved on to anything else. FYI if you use Firefox you can right-click on a page and choose 'View Page Info' then click on the 'Feeds' tab to see if a given page/s...
by Malvineous
Fri Nov 17, 2017 13:47
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!
Replies: 226
Views: 101958

Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

I'm using https://pckf.com/app.php/feed as a whole-forum feed, is that what you mean?
by Malvineous
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:18
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!
Replies: 226
Views: 101958

Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Rorie wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 0:59
but don't Let's Encrypt whom are free of charge require voluntary donations to remain in business?
They are sponsored by some of the biggest names in the industry including Cisco, Google and Facebook. If you want to support Let's Encrypt, you should use Google and Facebook more :p
by Malvineous
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:00
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Keen 1 controlling problem - HELP!
Replies: 4
Views: 3087

Re: Keen 1 controlling problem - HELP!

You can also try remapping the key within DOSBox. I have the right-alt configured as AltGr on my system and I was able to tell DOSBox to treat AltGr as right-alt, but I'm on Linux so it might be different there. In the default DOSBox keymap you can press Alt+F1 while DOSBox is running to reconfigure...
by Malvineous
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:46
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!
Replies: 226
Views: 101958

Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

Somewhat off topic but who looks after Keen:Modding now? Is it still Andy or Fleexy did you inherit that too? My old password doesn't work and I don't receive any of the password reset e-mails (checked the mail server logs before they reach the spam filter and still nothing.) I tried using the 'cont...
by Malvineous
Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:42
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Sound player for KeenWiki
Replies: 25
Views: 9364

Re: The Incredible Machine (TIM) 1992 music format

Ah yes, if the composer was cheap and got an off-brand sound card then that may well be true! But I was thinking less about what the song is supposed to sound like and more about what the chip/emulator is supposed to sound like, for the sake of getting OPL emulation as accurate as possible.
by Malvineous
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:35
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Sound player for KeenWiki
Replies: 25
Views: 9364

Re: The Incredible Machine (TIM) 1992 music format

Very true, you'd have to do it on an original Yamaha chip. Luckily the clones are pretty easy to spot. Although if they are true clones (as in, the plans for the Yamaha chips were stolen) they should sound exactly the same...