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BioMenace 1 Gold Edition (+ Ultimate Commander Keen 4 update)

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Happy Leap Year for everyone!

Firstly, excuse me. I'll have an update for this day in case of Commander Keen, but now I wanna present you my first BioMenace 1 mod, BioMenace 1 Gold Edition. It's an unofficially expanded and improved version of the original game (v1.1). My improvement is mainly about resurrecting unused stuff (which 99% happened).

Main features of BM1 Gold:

- help menu has been extended with 'CREDITS'
- hostage gives you 2000 points (instead of 5000 since there's no item that is 2000 points, but the '2000' bitmap is stored in the game; and Skullman already gives you 5000)
- when you beat Dr. Mangle, you get 20,000 points instead of 34,464 (actually fixed the bug)
- when you shoot Skullman, both of his hands come out
- nuclear bomb has been replaced by the unused triangle keyshard
- the exit key the hostage gives became stand-alone (replacing the anti-radiation pill)
- 2 bonus levels have been added (1 extra hostage + 1 robot that originally appears in episodes 2 and 3)
- the little green Garg-like mutant (that runs on the ceiling) that also originally appears in episodes 2 and 3 has been used
- the second joystick option now received own bitmap (QUIT bitmap was used)
- unofficial/unconfirmed names for point items

So what are you waiting for? Download it now: https://www.dropbox.com/s/oq71ml8akd204 ... d.zip?dl=0

Demo video:
https://youtu.be/Btw_4Z-9VX8

Big thanks to NY00123 for his help and support, but also thanks to Levellass, too.



EDIT:

Okay, Ultimate Commander Keen 4 has been updated as well in occassion of this special day.
In case somebody doesn't know yet, there are 2 places you can download it from:
1. Dropbox: https://www.dropbox.com/s/v3mhkarwj74b27x/UCK4.zip?dl=0
2. 4shared.com https://www.4shared.com/zip/UFPBN5hJda/UKEEN4.html

The reason why I updated UCK4 is that in Lindsey's secret level clue text contained a ~ mark for a partial solution to fix the 'Pyramid of Moons' to the 'Pyramid of the Moons'. Now it is fixed by moving the text pointer.
The second reason is similar except with the F10+M cheat. In this case, 'k' is changed to 'kb' also by moving text pointer.

So far I think I'm done! Have fun playing!
Yeah, piece of cake!

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Re: BioMenace 1 Gold Edition (+ Ultimate Commander Keen 4 update)

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szemi wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:39
- when you beat Dr. Mangle, you get 20,000 points instead of 34,464 (actually fixed the bug)
Just FYI, killing Dr. Mangle was most likely supposed to give the player 100,000 points. But since the bonus points are stored in a 16 bit variable at that point, only the 16 least significant bits of that value are stored and the number turns into 34,464 instead.

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100,000 = 186A0 (hexadecimal)
 34,464 =  86A0 (hexadecimal)
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I didn't know that, but thanks for telling me. Whatever, 20,000 points was unused in the game so I decided to use that for the boss.
Yeah, piece of cake!

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Love it! Thanks for making this!

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Thanks! :D
Yeah, piece of cake!

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