CGA Keen Dreams

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CGA Keen Dreams

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So LL knows someone who, back in the days of the 8-bit era was master of the art of game piracy. This is because he owned a computer store and had no qualms about copying any floppies that came his way. He has long since retired from this business since games went 3D and his store was bought out, but he still retains a large collection of CDs and floppy disks., most of them totally unreadable. I obtained a copy of Jill Of the Jungle from him once.

Long story short, whilst poking about some of his old stuff he stumbled across this and was kind enough to ask if I'd like it since it was marked 'Keen' and I collect Keen stuff. It was one of his 'misc disks' so Lord only knows when or where he got it. I did not know you could get plug-in floppy disk->USB devices.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3940020/kdreams_105_cga.zip


Not sure if this has been released or whatever, but I don't recall seeing it. I hope people enjoy.
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Whoa, nice find there! :)
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Post by Paramultart »

Wait a minute... So now we have CGA versions of every Keen game?
And this was previously unreleased?

Hot dog! This is amazing news! :O
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Post by Levellass »

There's CGA Keen 1-3? I don't have those!
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I could have sworn there was.
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You can't do CGA 1-3 - the graphics engine won't run without the extra memory pages that EGA provides...
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Post by DaVince »

Crazy! Thanks for the upload. :)
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oh man, unbelievable, after decades something like this turns up, haha.
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Post by _mr_m_ »

A big 'THANK YOU' is in order for you, Levellass!

EDIT:
I love how this version includes a game solution.
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Post by guynietoren »

Yeah I thought CGA was the reason why the Keen 4-6 engine was redone from scratch.

That is interesting. Nice that the floppy still is readable too after all this time.

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Post by Roobar »

Hahahaa usb floppy disk? That's hilarious! :crazy

Anyway, cool find. Will see this version. I hope it will appear on bipship as well.

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Post by Dynamo »

What is the actual difference between this and the other versions?

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Post by Keenfan »

The bonus levels that can't be accessed via the worldmap are labeled "Cheat level #" in this one and they contain an Magic Eyeball (3 lives). I think that's different compared to the non-CGA versions.

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Post by Dynamo »

Is... that all? No code differences or anything that makes modding it easier?

EDIT: Oh I see. Gameboy-like graphics.

I'll pass.

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Post by Commander Spleen »

CKeen wrote:EDIT: Oh I see. CGA graphics.

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