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by Litude
Sat Aug 07, 2010 22:53
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen 2 version 1.1
Replies: 7
Views: 8829

Keen 2 version 1.1

Found a new version of Keen 2 whilst looking through some stuff identifying itself as version 1.1. It seems to be based on the same code base as shareware 1.3 so I guess it's safe to assume that if you ordered the game at the right time you got version 1.3 of episode 1 and version 1.1 of episode 2 a...
by Litude
Thu Aug 05, 2010 22:10
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen Upgrades/Downgrades thread
Replies: 89
Views: 144392

Mink wrote:Heh, I was all excited about that too, Litude, but going back through the thread, you can see stienrays is a sneaky probably-soon-to-be-spamming-bot thing that only splices together other people's words.
Goddamn, has to be the first time I actually got fooled by a bot. :o
by Litude
Wed Aug 04, 2010 15:50
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen Upgrades/Downgrades thread
Replies: 89
Views: 144392

stienreys wrote:I downloaded four new versions of Commander Keen.
Care to elaborate, you found four new versions of the games?
by Litude
Tue Jul 06, 2010 14:48
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Best Keen game
Replies: 202
Views: 97489

Have to say the poll results are quite surprising to me, thought myself it would've been a fight between Keen 1 and Keen 5. As per DHeadshot's suggestion, here's my order of the Keen games: Keen 5 - Great level design, great music, great graphics, everything just seems to be about perfect in this ep...
by Litude
Fri Jun 04, 2010 14:48
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Commander Keen on XBLA
Replies: 40
Views: 22958

Because John doesn't actually have it. Tom has it on some 20 year old disk that is probably unreadable by now though.
by Litude
Sat May 29, 2010 14:49
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Now what do we have here...a beta!
Replies: 112
Views: 111194

Alright, it seems two files had not been entirely correctly extracted, these being KEEN1.EXE and LEVEL90.CK1. Thanks to hightreason for bringing this to my attention. I updated the links in the initial post to point to archives with the correct files. Neither of these affect the game in any way (the...
by Litude
Fri May 28, 2010 7:31
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Now what do we have here...a beta!
Replies: 112
Views: 111194

When you think about it, if you didn't know the story for the game wouldn't that intro sequence actually be quite confusing. You just see some random ship and some weird creature taking something from it. If you saw Keen walking away from the ship and then saw the Vorticon approaching your ship and ...
by Litude
Tue May 25, 2010 12:53
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Now what do we have here...a beta!
Replies: 112
Views: 111194

Interesting. I see people are ignoring FileDiff. There really isn't much to be gained doing this. Comparing byte differences between EXE files doesn't really give you anything useful. I also believe there may be a God mode, I'll check as soon as I can decompress the EXE, does anyone know how it is ...
by Litude
Sun May 23, 2010 23:45
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Now what do we have here...a beta!
Replies: 112
Views: 111194

Alright, I think I just found proof that version 1.0 of the game is in fact also a beta version of the game. At least if the 3D Realms release history page is to be trusted (having December 14th, 1990 as the release date of the game). Here's why: Apogee Software always messed with file modify dates ...
by Litude
Sun May 23, 2010 21:26
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Now what do we have here...a beta!
Replies: 112
Views: 111194

-Vorticon has different jumping sprite I'm not sure I stated this well enough, but the graphics files were corrupted beyond repair (at least beyond my capability to repair them) so I took the graphics files from v1.0 of the game. I'm pretty positive that this version is supposed to have the beta ti...
by Litude
Sun May 23, 2010 17:52
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Now what do we have here...a beta!
Replies: 112
Views: 111194

One quite interesting difference I noticed is that if you stop at the edge of a tile that is next to a drop, you will start sliding (sliding in the way as on frozen blocks, not on ice) down.
by Litude
Sun May 23, 2010 16:48
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Now what do we have here...a beta!
Replies: 112
Views: 111194

Sorry about the problems with the link, never experienced such problems myself with the host. Anyway I went ahead and also extracted the keen 2 files even though they are corrupt to an extent of more than 90% and also added a Megaupload mirror for the stuff.
Get it here.
by Litude
Sun May 23, 2010 1:31
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Now what do we have here...a beta!
Replies: 112
Views: 111194

Now what do we have here...a beta!

So I was a bit bored today and started searching around the net for some old Gamer's Edge stuff to get a bit more insight into writing e.g. the game development articles for the wiki. I came across this floppy disk image of a disk that was apparently included with some magazine as a free sample of G...
by Litude
Mon May 03, 2010 14:00
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: How does F10 + Y work exactly?
Replies: 9
Views: 5342

According to the wiki, the change occured in version 1.4.
by Litude
Fri Jan 22, 2010 20:10
Forum: Official Keen Games
Topic: Keen Dreams: v1.93 rev1 is really v1.17b
Replies: 4
Views: 4924

It certainly raises some questions regarding the version numbering, but why would the game and the installer use completely different version labels? I just can't believe that the versions displayed in the game EXEs could be wrong seeing as we have found two versions of the Softdisk Publishing versi...