Weird secret in Keen 6

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Weird secret in Keen 6

Post by RoboBlue » Fri Mar 27, 2015 20:24

I came across this weird thing on youtube...

Has anyone else ever seen this?
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Post by lemm » Fri Mar 27, 2015 20:45

I've never seen that!

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Fri Mar 27, 2015 21:28

I gotta look at this mirror tile on the tilesheet.
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Post by Fleexy » Fri Mar 27, 2015 21:58

Unless there's some sort of crazy special case in the game code to hotpatch that section in or it appeared in only a certain version/distribution, it's fake. (I'll try it in-game soon, though.)

The level in question:
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(The coordinates shown are both just one tile past the lower-right "block" and, as indicated by the square brackets as opposed to round ones, are outside the level bounds.)

Neither the mirror nor the "I C U" sign appear in any of the tilesets, so those too would have to be specialized to version or hotpatched, though there is a contiguous unused region in the background tileset large enough to hold the necessary tiles.

There are no tiles with the "door" property in the level, nor are there any links save those on the switches and key holders. I checked using the Tile Instance Locator and all those black tiles have foreground tile 0 (null) on top of them.

Or maybe there's a conspiracy among all the level editor writers.

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Post by Roobar » Fri Mar 27, 2015 22:12

Oh come on! There are 3 more days until Aprils fool day! This is obviously a troll video. Well done though, well done.

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Post by Quillax » Fri Mar 27, 2015 22:16

I tried it in-game, and it doesn't work. It's probably either in a special version, or it's just fake.

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Post by mortimer » Sat Mar 28, 2015 15:55

This was shown to be fake quite a few years ago - I think this very video was linked back then as well. Can't be bothered to find the thread in question unless anyone is particularly eager to see it.
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Post by Plasma Captain » Sat Mar 28, 2015 18:01

A simple search for that YouTube link indicates that this same video has been brought up in two different topics, back in 2010 and 2009:

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viewtopic.php?p=29813#29813

In one of those topics, KeenRush insinuates that the hoax existed in the form of a screenshot even earlier than that.

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Post by Roobar » Sat Mar 28, 2015 18:19

Fleexy it's so funny reading your comments now and then. It seems that you've forgot about that. :lol

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Post by Calvero » Sat Mar 28, 2015 20:53

Plasma Captain wrote:In one of those topics, KeenRush insinuates that the hoax existed in the form of a screenshot even earlier than that.
I remember that screenshot. It was obvious it was fake, because the mirror tiles didn't fit nicely in the grid.
I can't find the original topic, unfortunately.

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Post by Levellass » Sun Mar 29, 2015 4:57

Aaah this again. I remembered this as soon as it was put on the keenwiki.


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Post by RoboBlue » Wed Apr 01, 2015 19:19

Calvero wrote:
Plasma Captain wrote:In one of those topics, KeenRush insinuates that the hoax existed in the form of a screenshot even earlier than that.
I remember that screenshot. It was obvious it was fake, because the mirror tiles didn't fit nicely in the grid.
I can't find the original topic, unfortunately.
Oh yeah... I remember that now.
The video was much more impressive, so I actually did fall for it at first. :o
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