InsaLev3 level pack

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Your favorite level?

01 - A - shikaddi
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02 - B - X-Rack Project
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03 - C - TheBigV
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04 - D - PandaKeen
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05 - E - proYorp
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13%
06 - F - Roobar
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07 - G - Quillax
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08 - H - Nisaba
2
25%
09 - I - 55Aavenue
1
13%
10 - J - Troublesomekeen
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No votes
11 - K - KeenRush
1
13%
12 - L - Gridlock
3
38%
 
Total votes: 8

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Re: InsaLev3 level pack

Post by XrackProject » Thu Nov 22, 2018 22:14

Well... I didnt know that there was any option for enabling unlimited lifes... :confused
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Re: InsaLev3 level pack

Post by PaquoCastor » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:22

Well this happened. Yet here I am with an unreleased wolf level on my hands. At least I can commentate when I get around to playing this.

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Re: InsaLev3 level pack

Post by troublesomekeen » Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:24

XrackProject wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 22:14
Well... I didnt know that there was any option for enabling unlimited lifes...
That's strange. This levelpack is patched to have infinite lives and no ammo (as can be seen in the pat.pat file)
I did notice the game overs in your stream. How did you manage to bypass the patches?!

proYorp wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:13
10-J, Troublesomekeen: This was pretty cool. It was definitely unexpected to see a remix of a Keen 1 level. Quite a fun little burst of peaceful familiarity to break up the difficulty of some of the other levels
55Aavenue wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 18:25
Like Roobar, even after all these years of playing Keen, I also didn't know collecting multiple ankhs at once increases invincibility time until I got to troublesomekeen's level!
I'm glad my level had a least a little merit. :crazy

I hope to have a review up before November's out.
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Re: InsaLev3 level pack

Post by Nisaba » Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:51

troublesomekeen wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:24
I hope to have a review up before November's out.
yeah. at least do the obligatory "First Look" vid. I missed that one badly.
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Re: InsaLev3 level pack

Post by XrackProject » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:04

troublesomekeen wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:24
XrackProject wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 22:14
Well... I didnt know that there was any option for enabling unlimited lifes...

That's strange. This levelpack is patched to have infinite lives and no ammo (as can be seen in the pat.pat file)
I did notice the game overs in your stream. How did you manage to bypass the patches?!
I have no idea. I downloaded the zip file, openend it, put keen3.exe into it and started. I was even about to suggest to include unlimited lifes into this level pack, cause it was really annoying after all these deaths. ;D
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Re: InsaLev3 level pack

Post by Nisaba » Fri Nov 23, 2018 14:16

XrackProject wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:04
I have no idea. I downloaded the zip file, openend it, put keen3.exe into it and started. I was even about to suggest to include unlimited lifes into this level pack, cause it was really annoying after all these deaths. ;D
I'm quoting:
KeenRush wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:35
[...] To play: take a fresh copy of Keen 3, extract and replace files, run "unlzexe keen3.exe" in DosBox command line, then run play.bat [...]
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Re: InsaLev3 level pack

Post by PaquoCastor » Fri Nov 23, 2018 18:17

I speedmapped something, because I can.

Then I played around with a few of these levels. Much better than the above link.

Also, I knew that ankhs stacked.

edit: I have completed four of these levels, and that's enough for me. Good job.
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Re: InsaLev3 level pack

Post by shikadi » Sun Nov 25, 2018 19:51

Playthrough : Click here
I learned that I am way more impatient in then the others, having played not a single level over 10 minutes. :O

I voted for gridlock's level


1 - shikaddi -my level

2 - X-Rack Project - Quite some annoying jumps, and dying right in front of the exit =(. Also in your YouTube stream, the amount of curse words to non-curse words is concerning :garg

3 - TheBigV - Didn't complete, really didn't want to try again after reaching the final ankh. In hindsight, Seems like I quit levels after seeing the exit.

4 - PandaKeen - Only level I completed in the first run.

5 - proYorp - After watching other videos, I might have tried to do this the wrong, difficult way.

6 - Roobar - I couldn't find the way to the exit. >:

7 - Quillax - Easy once I found the way, nice way to hide the exit.

8 - Nisaba - So, I apparetly choose the easiest road :o

9 - 55Aavenue - completed, through I was rather disoriented playing it.

10 - Troublesomekeen - This was a strange kind of nostalgic.

11 - KeenRush - I like that you kept it short, I didn't even complete a quarter of your insalev2 level, but this was short enough that I was willing to persist till completion.

12 - Gridlock - I though this was the most interesting level. Compared to the others, it has an unique design and if i hadn't completed it as quickly as I did, this would be the kind of level I would keep trying and trying till I completed it or died 400 times.
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Re: InsaLev3 level pack

Post by Roobar » Sun Nov 25, 2018 20:37

shikadi wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 19:51
6 - Roobar - I couldn't find the way to the exit. >:
HAHAHA! Sorry for the torture! Though your level was a torture for me as well. Now I have realized how much labyrinth-ish my level is. You went to all the possible wrong ways! 😂 It could have not worked better! 😂 I cannot believe it! OMG so funny lol
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Re: InsaLev3 level pack

Post by shikadi » Sun Nov 25, 2018 21:55

Roobar wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 20:37
shikadi wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 19:51
6 - Roobar - I couldn't find the way to the exit. >:
HAHAHA! Sorry for the torture! Though your level was a torture for me as well.
Payback! :mortlol :dopekeen
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Re: InsaLev3 level pack

Post by proYorp » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:12

@XrackProject: Oh cool, you posted a video! I was hoping you would.
Extremely entertaining. I was amused that my level caused you to start having an existential crisis. XD
Also yeah, the patch file won't run unless you open the .bat file instead of the original .exe. It's a pretty common mistake.

Roobar wrote:
Thu Nov 22, 2018 16:34
Btw by looking at the level pic now, I can see that coincidentally or not, there are 3 castle themed levels lol
I guess it is a pretty natural thing to build with these tiles.

shikadi wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 19:51
5 - proYorp - After watching other videos, I might have tried to do this the wrong, difficult way.
And that was the exact experience I had with your level!
:lol :lol :lol
[spoilers] I did seriously debate whether I should even put that ankh there (to the right under the starting area) in case it would confuse people like that.... I ended up leaving it to see if it would cause people to want to explore there but realise they can't get to it just yet. I guess that didn't quite work out. [/spoilers]

PaquoCastor wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 18:17
I speedmapped something, because I can.
BONUS LEVEL! :O Cool! I’ll write a review for that one too when I have time.


For now, I’ve finally set up a YouTube account and uploaded some of my play-through videos as promised. No audio commentary, but I did occasionally edit in some text for some kind of commentary effect.
So far I have about half of them uploaded:
https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLz ... SJDddrwNtl
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Re: InsaLev3 level pack

Post by XrackProject » Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:44

proYorp wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:12
@XrackProject: Oh cool, you posted a video! I was hoping you would.
Extremely entertaining. I was amused that my level caused you to start having an existential crisis. XD
Also yeah, the patch file won't run unless you open the .bat file instead of the original .exe. It's a pretty common mistake.
The crysis was real but to be fair... it was a fair level. From the point of a non-Keen3-player it was enjoyable but thank God I had Nisaba telling me where to go. Some levels I just still dont understand. There are not enough ankhs to explore. So in your case there have been a lot of ankhs to even beat the level after falling down my mistake (wich I of course did! xD). :lol
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