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Ultimate Commander Keen 4/Commander Keen 4 Ultimate Edition

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:11
by szemi
Well, ladies and gentlemen! I present you my work that took me 2 months (NON-STOP).

Here is:


ULTIMATE COMMANDER KEEN 4

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Ultimate Commander Keen 4 (or a.k.a. Commander Keen 4 Ultimate Edition) is a fan-made enhanced update and an unofficial expansion pack for the original Keen 4 game including several bugfixes (I fixed as many as I could, the others that can be ignored/avoided weren't fixed) and new stuff.


Since the update contains too many new things, here are the important changed you should know about:
  • The game has two title screens.
  • Added plus 5 unlockable bonus levels (1 of them must be completed, 1 of them is a secret).
  • Added a 9th member to rescue: the Oracle Maintainer. (It's plus one member I created myself for this update as a more challenging task.)
  • All the musics - including the demo version of the worldmap, the extended Oasis music, the Bullfrog and the Dopey - has been used.
  • Keen's Neural Stunner is now green in the game (special thanks to Zilem).
  • On the scorebox, Keen's weapon is now green.
  • The High Scores level has now entry text (since it's now level 24).
  • On the high score screen, the name, the score, and the member columns are now wider.
  • In the Perilous Pit level, the "imaginary pole" has been removed.
  • The player can no longer go outside of the Pyramid of the Forbidden.
  • Keen can no longer perform the "air door" trick.
  • The invisible door tile has been fixed.
  • Keen can no longer "teleport" in the Lifewater Oasis level and the unreachable area has become available.
  • The player can no longer sink into the floor in Well of Wishes.
  • The flag no longer clips in front of the scorebox.
  • Joystick 1 and 2, Gravis Gamepad menus now have owner bitmap header.
  • The typos in level entries, level names, Oracle member message window, Oracle Janitor message window have been corrected.
  • The F10+C has been removed for being useless (due to the secondary song list patch that overwrote this cheat).
  • The 1UP sprite that appears after collecting 100 drops is now dark-light cyan.
  • The keygem sprites now look unique.
  • The blue gem and its holder now have normal blue shade.
  • Keen has own separated switch-flicking/door opening sprite.
  • Keen's unused computerwrist-watching sprite has been used as a part of Keen's bored animation.
  • 2 dopefishes have been removed from Well of Wishes and has been put into the other underwater level to avoid memory problems.
And many more changes... so yeah, that would be all.


Most important thing: Since the game cannot have 3 (only 2) WoW-type scrolling levels, that's why the worldmap has normal level-type scrolling. Extremely sorry for that!


Demo video footage:
https://youtu.be/GHDDo416uDg

Download now:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/v3mhkarwj74b27x/UCK4.zip?dl=0


Rules:

* No unnecessary criticizing and nitpicking like "the loading screen looks dumb" and things like that, etc.!
* No complaining that the new levels are unplayable and each tiles don't look good. (I tested the new 5 bonus levels in hard mode and they can be completed + I tried to make as good new tiles as I could.
* Stop ruining the fun, I worked on this update hard!

* Only and only constructive criticism allowed.

Re: Ultimate Commander Keen 4/Commander Keen 4 Ultimate Edition

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 18:55
by Awesome-Keener
Nice job. I like the new levels.

Re: Ultimate Commander Keen 4/Commander Keen 4 Ultimate Edition

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 21:21
by szemi
Thanks very much.

Re: Ultimate Commander Keen 4/Commander Keen 4 Ultimate Edition

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 22:56
by Awesome-Keener
I have a question,
why did you switch the blue and green gems around?

Re: Ultimate Commander Keen 4/Commander Keen 4 Ultimate Edition

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:30
by szemi
As the original order of colors: red, yellow, green, blue.

As for the color-switching: I didn't have mood to change blue to green REALLY, so I just did recoloring and it won't be changed at all.

Re: Ultimate Commander Keen 4/Commander Keen 4 Ultimate Edition

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 17:29
by stayfrosty
The Cave Of Coolness is the best of the new levels IMO