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by Malvineous
Thu Nov 09, 2017 23:31
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Space Chase
Replies: 39
Views: 17174

Re: Space Chase

It does tell you a lot about the experience of the programmers. Word Rescue also uses EGA PCX files for its graphics. It suggests that the programmers weren't very experienced, so instead of learning about graphics formats and video memory, they took the quick option and used a code library written ...
by Malvineous
Thu Nov 09, 2017 23:17
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Sound player for KeenWiki
Replies: 25
Views: 9368

Re: The Incredible Machine (TIM) 1992 music format

The AdPlug emulator is only an approximation, and until recently it was far from perfect, so for a long time playing IMF files sounded different to the way they do on a real PC. AdPlug uses the same emulator as DOSBox, and both of them by default play the songs back imperfectly. For an example, play...
by Malvineous
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:22
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Sound player for KeenWiki
Replies: 25
Views: 9368

Re: The Incredible Machine (TIM) 1992 music format

Just bear in mind that good quality recordings already exist on the VGMPF: Keen 4 Keen 5 Keen 6 . The only way you could do better than this would be to record the files on actual OPL hardware with a Digisnap or similar, as those ones look like they were recorded with the Nuked OPL emulated synth.
by Malvineous
Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:28
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Commander Keen: Standard Galactic Numbers (SGN)?
Replies: 1
Views: 1923

Re: Commander Keen: Standard Galactic Numbers (SGN)?

Have a look at the KeenWiki, specifically this bit:
There is also no capitalization, and numbers are also absent. For this reason, numbers are normally spelled out in words.
by Malvineous
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:29
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: News about my new mod...
Replies: 65
Views: 25035

Re: News about my new mod...

What's that quote? After you finish the first 90% of a project, you have to finish the other 90%.
by Malvineous
Wed Nov 08, 2017 1:32
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Space Chase
Replies: 39
Views: 17174

Re: Space Chase

That's what happens when you don't use a real programming language... *ducks*

Seriously though, two extractors and nothing on the ModdingWiki?? C'mon now :garg
by Malvineous
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:37
Forum: The Classics
Topic: The Incredible Machine (TIM) 1992 music format
Replies: 23
Views: 20427

Re: The Incredible Machine (TIM) 1992 music format

Of course you should have credit, because you were the one who actually took the time to do it - nobody else did :) The DRO captures you made probably would have been slightly better quality - when converting to IMF, because of the fixed tempo, the delays have to be approximated. DRO2IMF just rounds...
by Malvineous
Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:32
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Space Chase
Replies: 39
Views: 17174

Re: Space Chase

DoomJedi wrote:
Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:06
xmi2mid <xmi.file.xmi> <midi file.mid>

Already extracted all midis. can upload.
Did your conversions come out at the correct tempo? I used XMI2MID as well but I have to play the MIDI files at half speed to match the tempo they are played at in the game.
by Malvineous
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:58
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Space Chase
Replies: 39
Views: 17174

Re: Space Chase

I had a look at the 'about' menu item, and the address looked really familiar - 10406 Holbrook Drive, Potomac - I was sure I'd seen it before in some Epic games. Turns out the company apparently developed some games for Epic and were later bought out by them. Interesting bit of trivia!
by Malvineous
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:53
Forum: The Classics
Topic: The Incredible Machine (TIM) 1992 music format
Replies: 23
Views: 20427

Re: The Incredible Machine (TIM) 1992 music format

Many thanks! I updated the recording, which includes the ripped files.
by Malvineous
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:46
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!
Replies: 226
Views: 102046

Re: Welcome to the migrated PCKF!

I am working towards HTTPS on shikadi.net but it will be a little while away unfortunately (slowly moving everything onto AWS and hope to get HTTPS going there.) The only solution I can think of is a locally hosted proxy script that downloads the avatar and returns it to the browser. Then the forum ...
by Malvineous
Fri Oct 06, 2017 14:00
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Sound player for KeenWiki
Replies: 25
Views: 9368

Re: The Incredible Machine (TIM) 1992 music format

Unfortunately this isn't a playback feature, the songs have to be recorded and then the recordings uploaded, which takes up a fair bit of disk space. The VGMPF can do it because they're on an unlimited-storage hosting plan, but alas the KeenWiki isn't. (It used to be but I found the performance too ...
by Malvineous
Mon Oct 02, 2017 0:16
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: Trouble running Keen 9 Battle Of The Brains
Replies: 37
Views: 31915

Re: Trouble running Keen 9 Battle Of The Brains

If you're running DOS 6.22, I presume you've tried MEMMAKER already? It will help load as many things as possible into UMBs to free up conventional memory. You should be able to get over 600kB free without too much struggle.
by Malvineous
Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:10
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Looking for some tunes for a mod
Replies: 27
Views: 9444

Re: Looking for some tunes for a mod

Says the person who knows more assembly language than probably everyone here :P
by Malvineous
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:26
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Looking for some tunes for a mod
Replies: 27
Views: 9444

Re: Looking for some tunes for a mod

Nice, runs well so far. The extra start time boundary setting is very useful, though I'm finding it stops the song from looping. Oh I think I may have forgotten to shorten the overall song length after cropping events from the start. There's probably a bit of a delay before it loops. I just pushed ...