Guardian of Wisdom

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Post by Keening_Product » Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:30

Why on Gnosticus IV did Keen never invent a jetpack? (I mean, it'd make most levels a walk in the park, but if its use was restricted it could compliment the pogo nicely! Even as just a way to lower the fall rate.)
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Post by Levellass » Tue Oct 30, 2012 21:13

There are jetpack patches (And at least one mod) for Keen Vorticons.
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Post by Levack » Thu Nov 01, 2012 2:04

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Post by troublesomekeen » Sun Feb 03, 2013 22:57

Hey hey! It's superbowl sunday! Do you know what that means? One year ago today, I joined the forums! :birthday
It's also approximately the time when I launched the Guardian of Wisdom mod project as a tribute to Keen, the community, uTUIT, Eight Accumulators and NetKeen! Yep, it's already been one year! January through April are good keening months for me, being in the dead of winter and start of spring. I'm afraid I've not made much progress since June, 2012. But! A lot of new projects have started! After I complete this one, I envision at least 5 more (and hopefully the King Tuber Rage mod).

Progress has started up again big time! I'll ride the wave for as long as I can and see how close I get to finishing this. When Bubbatom release his first previews for Suburb Shenanigans, I immediately made it my desktop image. Gazing at it for a number of days, I came up with an idea that will come to full statue in this upcoming project! Take a look:

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I'm building a Wishing Well! As you can see, it's inspired by Bubbatom's tire swing. Basically the idea here is to have an underground cave level with the Wishing Well as its entrance leading down into a treacherous cavern with underground rushing rivers, new perils, the Maddest Mushrooms and...uh...pitch blackness!
Mostly all done now. Still working on the top/roof of it.

EDIT: Hi there! Guys! In case you're interested, here's something more to look at: http://youtu.be/408qsBepRZk
Just moved the Blue Bird replacement sprite set from modkeen over to keengraph, so that there video is a little demonstration. Currently the poor fella hasn't any arms or hands. He might end up that way. I like to think of his wings being his arms. Anyway... thought that'd be cool..yeah.. Chill!
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Post by Levellass » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:46

I will just note it should be possible to have timed jetpacks in Keen 4, what with us now having the hit points patch n' all.
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Post by troublesomekeen » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:52

Levellass wrote:I will just note it should be possible to have timed jetpacks in Keen 4, what with us now having the hit points patch n' all.
Heeeeey that's great! Kinda gets me thinking we should chuck out dozens of mini-mod.

Troubles, troubles. Nothing but troubles. My Wormouth replacement has changed so many times that...well... I don't know how to finish that sentence. All I'm saying is it's changed a lot. It went from Landshark to Razor (the blue shark as seen on Whacky Wheels), to Track Bot Scanner, to Target (Krack Shot Kroc, as seen on Donkey Kong Country 3), and now a Floor Runner. It's a wee bit troublesome for me to make le wormmouth 30 pixels tall to cover two 16x16 tiles. And just when I get it spawning on the ground, it decides to ignore solid tiles and pass through them as it speeds along. My goodness. There are a lot of things that can go wrong. And every move I make seems to be ambushed with a new problem! Bleh.. I really want to start modding Fire Emblem. But that's still way over the old head. Kpeh! It's so frustrating! sitting down at my hammond organ, not being able to play Karn Evil 9, kan't keen konsistently, everywhere is itchy, can't get comfortable at 1 o'clock at night, lost the sheet music to Rhapsody in Blue, wanting to compose uncomposable music, cats crying all the time, nearsightedness, decaying touchpads on laptops, high-powered electric shocks from mattresses and blankets, things breaking/not working, slow internetz, Keen Day approaching ahead of schedule, Java, broken headphones, pillow too flat or too fat, cars beeping, stressed out people, blah blah blah blah blah. There's no time for inactivity! We have to move! Get on with it! Draw the dang tileset! Time is running out! We have here an opportunity to work on things we won't be able to in the future! Guardian of Wisdom has a lot of cool stuff with the Swimsuit, Giant Foot and Pole tiles. Gotta get going! So! Let's suit up and have fun with this! Shpow!
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Post by Levellass » Tue Feb 19, 2013 21:44

You may want to tweak that Wormouth behavior so it's not so titchy.
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