Commander Keen 6 not to get legally?

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Post by Keening_Product » Wed Jan 08, 2014 13:31

Keen4c is the CGA version, so I would've thought that suffix would apply to Keen 6 too, unless the person who cracked it didn't think much about the name. Is it possible the quiz simply wasn't included in the CGA version?
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Post by mortimer » Wed Jan 08, 2014 16:07

Keen6C.exe
Guessing you don't need me to upload the whole folder? Anyway, this is the executable I've always had.
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Post by MoffD » Wed Jan 08, 2014 18:12

Huh... Mine's just keen6.exe and doesn't have the check

Possibly renamed I'm guessing
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Post by mortimer » Wed Jan 08, 2014 20:11

It all comes out now... the entire Commander Keen community has owned nothing but cracked versions of Keen 6 XD
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Post by Levellass » Thu Jan 09, 2014 0:03

MoffD wrote:Huh... Mine's just keen6.exe and doesn't have the check

Possibly renamed I'm guessing
That depends, is its file size about 102KB?


On analyzing Keen6C appears to be a version of Keen 6 v1.0. It has a two byte difference from it in fact at $90F4 in the unpacked executable. This skips the creature check code.

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Post by MoffD » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:51

Levellass wrote:
MoffD wrote:Huh... Mine's just keen6.exe and doesn't have the check

Possibly renamed I'm guessing
That depends, is its file size about 102KB?
Ah yes it is, so which type is it?

Also if I wanted to re-enable the check, what would I do? :dopekeen
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Post by Keening_Product » Thu Jan 09, 2014 15:09

Download it totally legally?
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Post by Levellass » Fri Jan 10, 2014 1:13

MoffD wrote:Ah yes it is, so which type is it?

Also if I wanted to re-enable the check, what would I do? :dopekeen

It's a copy of version 1.4. To re-enable the check you'd need to open the file in a hex editor, find the change and reverse it. But it's easier just to get a copy of v1.4 fresh, they're floating around everywhere.
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Post by Keening_Product » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:04

Fleex, shhhhh! Keep it down! PM those links, never link publicly.

MoffD, make sure you make a backup before doing what LL suggested.
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Post by MoffD » Fri Jan 10, 2014 19:24

Keening_Product wrote:Fleex, shhhhh! Keep it down! PM those links, never link publicly.

MoffD, make sure you make a backup before doing what LL suggested.
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Post by Paramultart » Fri Jan 10, 2014 21:07

>2014
>Not having access to the master Keen depository
>People using >'s where it makes no difference in formatting
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Post by Levellass » Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:49

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Post by MoffD » Mon Jan 13, 2014 16:23

Any particular reason why that version of Keen 6 only ever asks me for the name of a Fleex, or is that merely how it's designed?
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Post by Nospike » Mon Jan 13, 2014 20:20

The question depends on what the time is. If you tried it a number of times within a short timespan, you'd get the same creature every time. If you tried again after multiple hours, you'd get something else.
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