keen dream ported

Here, you can get help with anything or just chat about the original Commander Keen games.
Post Reply
dopefishing
Vortininja
Posts: 42
Joined: Thu May 22, 2014 1:53

keen dream ported

Post by dopefishing » Fri Dec 19, 2014 23:49

as some of you may know, keen dreams is now ported. i would like to give keys to everyone here that votes for it, but i think that would be unfair to the people that contributed. anyone think that?

Keening_Product
Kuliwho?
Posts: 2092
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:02
Location: Tied up in the Oracle Chamber's basement
Contact:

Post by Keening_Product » Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:02

Ported to what?
"Wise words. One day I may even understand what they mean." - Levellass

User avatar
Lunick
Vortininja
Posts: 272
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:37
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Post by Lunick » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:15

I just checked IndieGameStand and there is apparently only a Linux build uploaded...
Image
Lunick is Here

User avatar
Levellass
S-Triazine
Posts: 5261
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:40

Post by Levellass » Sun Dec 21, 2014 1:58

Finally Linux begins to approach the glory that is DOS gaming at its best.
What you really need, not what you think you ought to want.

Keening_Product
Kuliwho?
Posts: 2092
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:02
Location: Tied up in the Oracle Chamber's basement
Contact:

Post by Keening_Product » Sun Dec 21, 2014 10:29

The site now says all platforms, but it's neat to see the Linux build come out first.

Everything's coming up Tuxhouse!
"Wise words. One day I may even understand what they mean." - Levellass

User avatar
Lunick
Vortininja
Posts: 272
Joined: Tue Jun 01, 2010 10:37
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Contact:

Post by Lunick » Sun Dec 21, 2014 13:04

Keening_Product wrote:The site now says all platforms, but it's neat to see the Linux build come out first.

Everything's coming up Tuxhouse!
Um no, there WAS a Windows build there before but it seems to have disappeared.
Lunick is Here

Keening_Product
Kuliwho?
Posts: 2092
Joined: Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:02
Location: Tied up in the Oracle Chamber's basement
Contact:

Post by Keening_Product » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:48

Strange, seemed to be there when I looked. I didn't download though.
"Wise words. One day I may even understand what they mean." - Levellass

User avatar
Levellass
S-Triazine
Posts: 5261
Joined: Tue Sep 23, 2008 6:40

Post by Levellass » Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:52

Lunick wrote:Um no, there WAS a Windows build there before but it seems to have disappeared.
*Sweeps under rug*

You saw NOTHING.
What you really need, not what you think you ought to want.

User avatar
Retodon8
Vortininja
Posts: 63
Joined: Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:27
Location: Retodon8.net
Contact:

Re: keen dream ported

Post by Retodon8 » Wed Dec 24, 2014 14:52

dopefishing wrote:i would like to give keys to everyone here that votes for it,
Do you mean Steam keys? That's a nice gesture, but would Valve even allow that? Every key could be considered a potential lost sale. Taking it to the extreme, if you could just give everyone a key you'd basically have a game hosted for free on Steam, and Valve is in the business to earn money. :)

GTA and GTA2 are freeware games hosted on Steam, but you can only add those to your library by buying the GTA bundle. Hmmm, actually I just checked, and it doesn't seem like Steam is hosting them anymore, which only strengthens my point.
Retodon8
Sheep happens

User avatar
Multimania
Grunt
Posts: 21
Joined: Sat Nov 10, 2007 8:10
Location: Hiding in a small, cramped corner of the BwB megarocket.
Contact:

Post by Multimania » Wed Dec 24, 2014 16:19

That's a nice gesture, but would Valve even allow that?
Valve do allow that, though as Keen Dreams is not yet on Steam, the point is moot for the moment.

I'm not sure what happened to the windows build: it certainly was available. PM/email me (david@ingeniumdigital.com) if you still can't get it. (It might take me a little while to answer over the next week or so, though).

Basically, the ported versions (windows/linux) have the music menu replaced with a graphics menu, with EGA/CGA toggle, fullscreen/windowed and aspect ratio options. Apart from a couple of other minor internal differences, the game should play exactly the same as the DOS version.

– David

Post Reply