Valentines Keen and massive compouter crash

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Post by Levellass » Thu Nov 01, 2012 12:56

trees are still looking a little bit Keen6ish but it's all good!
They're from Zoltan, I'm quite fond of them and shan't abandon them until someone draws me better.

I have a critique about the pixel art, though: I think you should try using less solid black, both in outlines and in shading
This is admittedly a weakness of mine. I like me a good solid black outline, don't ask me why. Maybe it's my style, but I'll have to see if I can do as you say and still actually draw.

Too much black in the pixel art makes a game look more "gritty", and a Valentine's-themed game in particular seems like it should have a softer more pastel-like palette.
Gritty valentines eh? Keen could do battle against alien girls out to steal his heart. (No, literally steal his heart.)

Something I love is the large sheet of clouds, which would've taken a while, I was thinking of the same sort of clouds for SS, but tile conservation won me over.
I have found that to beat the limit I can use fore and background combinations to turn a smaller number of tiles into a large set of possibilities. My grounds especially you'll notice this in. (Check out Zoltan for a basic example.)

I also like the 'Crash Bandicoot style death'.
Now if only there were a way to add multiple death possibilities to Keen...

It looks like it GUSHES BLOOD.
It is not! It's... splashing raspberry cordial! I'm guessing this may need tweaking.

Is this the music that will be in the game?
Only in that level, thanks to having two composers I have a unique song for almost every level (And one for the menu... and one for the help screens...) If you can find me a midi version of some classic songs you like I may be able to sneak them in to say, Lindsey's windows.
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Post by Levellass » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:40

Help section needs revamping, specifically the 'Order keen' section; how does one get Keen in this modern day and age? I'm guessing all the old numbers and addresses are no longer valid.
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Post by biffstudly » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:28

http://www.3drealms.com/keen4/index.html

Bottom right of the page. They also still have IotV for sale. Though honestly who the shart would pay almost twice as much for the same games?

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Post by NY00123 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:58

There also seems to be another way, by visiting idsoftware.com, selecting "id games" -> "vintage", checking the relevant Keen episodes and then picking "buy it". Currently it seems to be available for "Invasion of the Vorticons" and "Goodbye Galaxy". I don't know if this method is actually working as expected now, though. (It appears to be a pre-Steam way.)

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Post by cyber zero » Mon Nov 05, 2012 22:14

God, this games look's awesome.
And the Keen's new shirt is really cool.

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Post by Levellass » Tue Nov 06, 2012 7:55

It's from a trio of graphics packs called 'Red Keen' that tint Keen's shirt red. There's a pack for Keen 4, 5 and 6.
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Post by Paramultart » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:55

Levellass wrote:It's from a trio of graphics packs called 'Red Keen' that tint Keen's shirt red. There's a pack for Keen 4, 5 and 6.
LIES!!!
You told me it was because you made the mod in the WIE folder.
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Post by Levellass » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:20

SSSSSHHH! Why'd you have to go and tell them that?
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Post by fantomx11 » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:59

So, does Keen end up dying since he's wearing a red shirt?
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Post by Keening_Product » Thu Nov 08, 2012 13:25

fantomx11 wrote:So, does Keen end up dying since he's wearing a red shirt?
Yes, along with Picard, Worf, Geordie, and Will.

And please pardon my ignorance: WIE folder? Do you just mean the mod is being made using a copy of the folder a previous mod was saved in?
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Post by Levellass » Fri Nov 09, 2012 7:06

Darn it Para! Now everyone knows!

So, does Keen end up dying since he's wearing a red shirt?
There are many, many ways Keen can meet an unpleasant end. If you are lucky you will avoid them.
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Post by Scarlet » Fri Nov 09, 2012 21:30

Levellass wrote:SSSSSHHH! Why'd you have to go and tell them that?
Oh he's blabber-mouthed stuff a lot. He told VBB a lot (actually he tells him absolutely everything), VBB then spilled more beans elsewhere... and so the cycle goes on and on and on! Ough we're in for it :bloody :dead
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Post by fantomx11 » Fri Nov 09, 2012 22:45

Levellass wrote:There are many, many ways Keen can meet an unpleasant end. If you are lucky you will avoid them.
Well yeah, but I meant (un)officially as part of the story not dying from a hazard.
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Post by Levellass » Sat Nov 10, 2012 10:05

*Grumbles and changes ending*
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