Commander Keen episode -3: Billy Blaze

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Boreas249 wrote:Wow this looks cool! Keen as an ordinary kid (well, sorta) looking forward to that.

Can't help but wonder, during this episode, will Keen be working on his Bean with Bacon megarocket? It would be cool, collecting the items Keen needs to build the rocket as he goes along...
It will be something like that :)



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I don't see it as a competition, because I'm really looking forward for your suburbs mod. It looks really amazing.

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That happens because I used his attack to give animation to Keen slingshot. I won't be using Wormouth in the game because of that.
You know it's trivially easy to pull blank sprite actions out of nowhere, there's no reason not to use the Wormouth. My Valentine's mod uses five more enemies than the original Keen 4 game had room for.
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Thumbs up from me for the slingshot idea.
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Hello people.
In my mod I want to make a picture of keen's family.
But I have some questions regarding Billy's father.

In the ending of keen 4 and 5 Billy's father appears to be a guy with light beard, but in the "creatures graphics" he appears to be a guy with glasses (assuming that it is his father).
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http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/8081/r4q4.png
So how should I do it?

Also for Billy's big brother and little sister, is there some kind of "official" fan art of them or should I do them the way I imagine them? Thank you all in advance for your help.

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Hey hey, cyber zero! I'm looking forward to your mod! You do great sprite work, and the demos look exciting! Good up the good work!
As for the father, I think most people are more familiar with the game ending artwork. I feel the father would be more recognizable without glasses. The mod is running akin to Superb Shenanigans and Where Is Everybody (I think?). Bubbatom has drawn up a picture of Keen's family together at table.
I don't know how we came to this, but Billy's little sister is usually depicted with blue shorts and brown hair.
You modders are inspiring. Motivational even! I got to get back to modding again. Just looked over my files and I actually have some decent workings going on.
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Thank you for your help :)

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Draw him with his spectacles on a table or something. People take off reading glasses all the time.
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Hello patch masters :)
It's possible to make the game start inside a level instead in the map?
Thank you in advance for any kind of help.

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Now, is this 'start inside a normal level that Keen can win and go to the map' Or is it 'start in a normal level and never go to the map at all'? It is possible to make Keen move from level to next level like in Biomenace quite easily.
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It's "start inside a normal level that Keen can win (more like get out) and go to the map"

I want it to start in the BWB Megarocket level, and them go to to map.

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You want this patch then:

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#Keen starts game in the BWB
%patch $69D4 $7A68W $0012W
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Levellass wrote:You want this patch then:

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#Keen starts game in the BWB
%patch $69D4 $7A68W $0012W
out of curiosity, why was this not done in keen 9?
It just seemed slightly strange to have to be caged in and then go into the first level with the BWB, not that I dislike keen 9 of course :D
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Probably just to preserve the game's pure-Galaxy nature.
It just might be done someday. The chance is always there.

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Levellass wrote:You want this patch then:

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#Keen starts game in the BWB
%patch $69D4 $7A68W $0012W
Works great.
Thank you! :)

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MoffD wrote:out of curiosity, why was this not done in keen 9?
It just seemed slightly strange to have to be caged in and then go into the first level with the BWB, not that I dislike keen 9 of course
Interesting question. I like that it starts in the world map, however. It gives a sense of surroundings and direction.
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