Planet Cloudius IX

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Re: Planet Cloudius IX

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If you haven't played it yet, then lucky you! I'll definitely be keening an eye for your playthrough :)

Update patch:
Sorry, but if anyone has downloaded v1.2.0, please re-download it again. A new version v1.2.1 is out. Due to some tile changes, some poles were not working as they were supposed to work in some Darmondian levels (especially in Mushroom Village). Also, I've fixed a few tiles in the new level as well.

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Re: Planet Cloudius IX

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I'll be downloading this new version shortly. I'll let you know if I find that secret level. In the meantime, I think it's time for an update to this game's KeenWiki page--Escape the Cave's map is unfinished, and it sounds like there's some new content in this version. The page is also missing those ice bubble-type things under the creatures heading.

And yes, everybody wash your hands, stay healthy, and don't make irrational decisions. There are other people out there who need emergency supplies more than you do.

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K1n9_Duk3, working diligently in his backyard clubhouse, has created a new version of the engine that allows old saves from the old versions to work with the newest version (v1.2.2 at this point). Now all you have to do is just load your save (if you have one in the beach world - the better) and you'll be able to reach the new level.

I've also updated the creators level pack as well. What's new is that the editor now displays the size of the selection frame in the status line, fixed tiles etc..

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Roobar wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 23:49
I'm also starting a programming contest. [...] If you manage to make a game using the Lua scripting language that looks like in the screenshot and plays like space invaders, you'll win
This won't be much of a contest. I noticed that ever since I started compiling KEENGINE with the final official version of BlitzMax (version 1.50), any errors in the Lua script cause the entire program to crash with an "UNHANDLED MEMORY EXCEPTION" error. I don't think anybody would want to write any code where any error causes the program to crash without telling you what caused the crash.

In any case, here's what I've come up with. I changed some of your graphics (combined the two frames of each enemy sprites into one image) and I decided not to put the "score:" image in front of the score number because I don't think it's necessary, it doesn't match the menu font in PCIX (which I had to use for the score numbers) and it makes the top of the playfield too cramped. I also added a bunch of placeholder sounds vor various events.
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Yeah, you may be right. But wow! :eek You've made this surprisingly fast! And you added sound effects as well. It's fun, it's really challenging and it plays well and it feels like a complete mini game. Really cool! I think you nailed it! I'll send you pm. And I've updated.

@Lower IQ than 314: I didn't upload the finished version of the map because the whole shikade thing is.. I'm tired of this 1mb garg upload limit for images on shikadi.net. After a few tries though, I've now uploaded it for you. I won't even bother uploading the new pirate level because the map is too big to be able to compress it under 1 mb. It's not that it's not possible. It's that it would look like crap.
Those "ice-bubble" things are called Orblobs (or Bouncing Balls where they bounce like the Mad Shrooms) and are more of an obstacles (or hazards as they're called in the Keen7-9 pages) than enemies. I consider them obstacles, not enemies/creatures. That's why I didn't add them under that category. I might add obstacles category, but I'm not a fan of the way you need to upload and format things there. It's not intuitive and it's more of a frustration to me and I don't like it. If anyone else wants though, now you can do that.
On a side note, not to mention that the main shikadi page also needs some overhaul to better redirect to the modern mods page and fan games. And the fan games page needs a more modern overhaul. Currently it's just a very long list of games that's pretty basic to a point it's almost useless, unless you really know what game you're looking for. Fan games section needs an additional tab next to the | Other | tab and that tab in general needs to look like this: http://www.shikadi.net/keenwiki/Keen_4_mods but with the released fan games.

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Re: Planet Cloudius IX

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I understand. I've never worked on a Wiki before, but I know there are limitations that make them a little rough to work with--one of them being image compression.

I guess I considered the Orblobs to be enemies on the grounds that they could be destroyed and flashed white upon being shot like other enemies do. I guess they're similar to Slicestars, just not as damage-spongy. Speaking of damage-spongy, I successfully took down the fish in the first Secret Agent level. I counted the amount of hits it took...nice touch, but that was a lot of ammo!

And yeah, the fan game page needs some work. There are way too many dead links, and a lot of those games are pretty lousy, too. I remember playing Commander Keen 2000 back in the day, and thinking how cool it was; little did I know how much further we would come! That one hasn't aged well at all. I'd have to say that PCIX is my favorite completed fan-game, while Mystery of Isis II is my favorite unfinished fan-game.

...and then there are games like Bloog Dunking Booth and Discontinued Keen Games Anthology, which are just :barf

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Lower IQ than 314: "I counted the amount of hits it took...nice touch" - wow. Maybe you're the first one to notice this, I think! 👍 I could only imagine how much time it took you to figure that out. Congratulations!

Planet Cloudius IX is now in GLORIOUS 16 COLORS!!!

Play EGA game now!
Limited time only!
Edit: it's over now.

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PS. Some places may not look good. I didn't have time to change or fix all the graphics.

PS. Don't overwrite your existing game, if you want to keep your existing game graphics intact. This release does not allow you to switch between two modes.
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Re: Planet Cloudius IX

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Much better ;)

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