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Post by ckguy » Wed Feb 13, 2008 20:31

Another packaging of version 1.4 of Keen 4: http://files.commanderkeen.org/users/th ... 4bonus.zip

The main game files are byte-identical to normal version 1.4's, the difference is in the other files. This particular version came from the bonus Keen 4 disk that came with my Keen: Vorticons.

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Post by IMA3HDDMNKY » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:43

IMA3HDDMNKY wrote:Somebody know if that 1.4 patch for Keen 6 is legit or some fanmade hack? I didn't think that game ever made it beyond 1.0.

Edit - Same for Keen v1.34. Both Apogee and id are selling 1.31, so I don't think that one's quite legit.
This still bothers me. Anyone have an answer? It just seems odd for Apogee to sell 1.31 when there's a 1.34 out there. Kinda makes me frown.
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Post by Calvero » Sun Feb 24, 2008 18:03

There's some information about Keen 1 version 1.34 on the old Public Commander Keen Forum.

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Post by Litude » Wed Feb 27, 2008 14:22

IMA3HDDMNKY wrote:This still bothers me. Anyone have an answer? It just seems odd for Apogee to sell 1.31 when there's a 1.34 out there. Kinda makes me frown.
The reason Apogee still sells 1.31 is because 1.34 was specifically made for Precision Software. If you have tried this version, you will notice that all references to Apogee have been removed and replaced with a mention of Precision Software. Just as a side note, Precision Software published Keen: Vorticons in the UK.
IMA3HDDMNKY wrote:Somebody know if that 1.4 patch for Keen 6 is legit or some fanmade hack? I didn't think that game ever made it beyond 1.0.
This one I don't know for sure. I would find it quite strange how the other episodes which used the same engine would have received an update to 1.4 but Keen6 wouldn't. Besides, there's actually a v1.5 of that game as well. If these actually were fan made hacks, the one who made them had to be very talented as they do some quite major changes to the game.

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Post by NOP » Tue Jun 03, 2008 18:07

Keen6 Patch 1.0 -> 1.5 (cracked only)

I noticed that the 1.0 -> 1.4/1.5 patches don't work for the (ahem) cracked version of keen6, so I made a quick patch that updates the cracked version of v1.0 that's floating around the internet to my cracked version of v1.5. It only updates the cracked version and does not work on original copies. This patch will not crack any legitimate version of keen6.

Don't ask me where to get any cracked versions (or any versions for that matter) of keen6. I won't help you.

If this sort of post isn't allowed on these boards, feel free to delete it. Just trying to contribute something. 8)
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Post by Commander Spleen » Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:11

Nice. This'll come in handy.

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Post by elecdude33 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:14

Which version is the cracked one? The one without the "name this enemy" password thing?

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Keen 5 EGA to CGA?

Post by marzsyndrome » Fri Jun 13, 2008 1:04

First off, hello to everyone here! :)


Now, I'd just thought I'd give my gratitude for there being so many version-changing patches available for the Keen series. I for one love collecting and seeing every iteration of a Keen game myself, hehe. However, it seems nobody's managed to come up with a top trump (for me at least) of patching the commonly-available EGA version of Keen 5 into the seemingly-rare-to-the-point-of-near-non-existence CGA version.


I know most people will be like "why you concerned about no CGA? EGA rules the roost dude!", but the matter here is that Keen 5 CGA is pretty much the only Keen-game-related thing I don't have. Apogee's FAQ seems to indicate that a CGA version *did* exist. Nobody here lucky enough to have gotten it (and could therefore use as a source for a patch) I take it?


Apart from that though, I'm content with everything else! Cheers.

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Post by elecdude33 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:47

I believe I've played CGA Keen 4 before, but I don't think I've ever even seen screenshots of Keen 5 in CGA. It may or may not actually exist, I'm not sure...

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Post by Calvero » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:50

There's a screenshot of Keen 5 and 6 in CGA in the CGA version of Keen 4 in the help screen or order screen. Just press F1 and browse around.

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Post by elecdude33 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:27

I would, but I no longer have the CGA version of Keen 4...

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Post by ckguy » Thu Jun 19, 2008 0:30

http://www.bipship.com/keen+collective/ ... er+1.4+CGA

PS - Hello everyone, long time no see. :)

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Post by NOP » Thu Jun 19, 2008 2:15

elecdude33 wrote:Which version is the cracked one? The one without the "name this enemy" password thing?
Yeah.

It's usually called keen6c.exe or something. Full release name is: Commander.Keen.6.Aliens.Ate.My.Baby.Sitter-SPLATTERKiNGS

I cracked version 1.5 myself. Like less than 15% of the bytes of the 1.0 release match the 1.5 version, simply because it's really a different executable with a different filesize. I just made it a patch so I wouldn't be handing you guys an illegal copy directly. ;P
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Post by Keeper » Fri Sep 05, 2008 14:40

Hello guys... It seems that all links posted in this thread are broken already.

I am confused about files.commanderkeen.org - is the website down, or is there a problem with my connection? Whenever I try to access it, my browser tells me that the site does not exist.

Can anyone provide new, working links... or probably upload that big package of all patches by The CK Guy?

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Post by ckguy » Tue Sep 16, 2008 16:09

Hello, again! I'm not dead, I just haven't been Keening much lately.

Keeper, check out the 'keen collective' section under 'browse downloads' on my website. http://www.bipship.com/

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