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Greetings! My handle's GoldenKey, and I've been a lurker for waaay too long :lol

I've long been a fan of the older DOS games, like Commander Keen, Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure, and Crystal Caves. It's been good to see the older style games making a retro comeback, and even better to see people having a go at modding the older games.

One game that I've felt has been lacking a decent amount of attention has been Jill Of The Jungle; it was one of the first DOS games that I ever managed to beat (not that it was really that difficult) and it stoked my imagination for years to come. You can imagine my surprise when I heard about the built-in level editor, and that led me to experimenting with the level design.

Now that Kin9_Duk3 has made an even better editor, I've spent the past few months putting together something for JotJ that I hope will please the die-hard fans of the genre. After all, it's about time I gave something back to the community after enjoying so much of your output, isn't it?

But for now, I just wanted to say hello, and thank you to the community for keeping the older games alive. And I hope you're all doing better after the cluster-bomb that was 2020! Cheers!
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hey there GoldenKey and welcome to the forums
Foray in the Forest progress:
⏺⏺⏺⏺⏺ ⏺⏺⏺⏺⭘ | Programming
⏺⏺⏺⏺⏺ ⏺⏺⏺⏺⭘ | GFX
⏺⏺⏺⏺⏺ ⏺⏺⏺⭘⭘ | Levels
⏺⏺⏺⏺⏺ ⏺⏺⏺⏺⏺ | Creatures
⏺⏺⏺⏺⏺ ⏺⏺⭘⭘⭘ | Story
⏺⏺⏺⏺⏺ ⏺⏺⏺⏺⭘ | Music
⏺⏺⏺⏺⏺ ⏺⏺⏺⏺⭘ | SFX
⏺⏺⏺⏺⏺ ⏺⏺⏺⏺⭘ | Extras

Other projects:
- Play Commander Keen on a GameBoy
- The Lynx Nyx
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Hey there, welcome. Unfamiliar as I may be with non-Keen games of the era, it's certainly great to see more people emerging to keep them alive. :)
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Hi, GoldenKey and welcome to the forums. It's always nice having new members here :D
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That's great! Looking forward to your Jill episode! Also, you can check mine.
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Welcome to the forums! Do you plan on making any Keen mods?
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Hello and welcome to the PCKF. It's always nice to hear about people actually using some of the programs I wrote. I hope you're having some fun with your Jill project.
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Welcome :)

Yeah, love those old games, good memories :) But nothing is like Keen :)
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Hello, congratulations on your promotion from lurker. :crazy

Always great to see new names around. Interesting how often people come on here to release mods of other classic games. I wonder, is this the dominant DOS game modding community?
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Thanks for the warm welcome, guys! It's good to know that there's people who are interested in what I have to offer :birthday
K1n9_Duk3 wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 21:40 Hello and welcome to the PCKF. It's always nice to hear about people actually using some of the programs I wrote. I hope you're having some fun with your Jill project.
Indeed! And it's a really good editor, much better than trying to use the built-in one!
Roobar wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 16:37 That's great! Looking forward to your Jill episode! Also, you can check mine.
I already have, and the other level pack posted here - both of which were really good. Those were one of the reasons why I decided to put some of my ideas into a mod - it was finding someone doing a playthrough of one of them on Youtube that brought K1n9_Duk3's editor to my attention. So, here we are.
TheBigV wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 20:32 Welcome to the forums! Do you plan on making any Keen mods?
Not sure yet! I didn't get into Keen as much as the other games, so it's not a priority... but who knows? Let's see how we go!
proYorp wrote: Sun Apr 11, 2021 4:32 Hello, congratulations on your promotion from lurker. :crazy

Always great to see new names around. Interesting how often people come on here to release mods of other classic games. I wonder, is this the dominant DOS game modding community?
It might have been because for a while, this was one of the only places you actually could share mods - I also wanted to sign up for the Classic DOS Games Forum as that had a lot of discussion about Jill modding, but it's been offline for about a year... and this was the place where most of the mods were winding up anyways, so whatev. I'll take what I can get!

...Anyway, it makes me happy to hear that you're open to more mods for a criminally-undermodded game. I've been working on my little project on and off since mid-2020, and, while it won't be complete, I'll aim to have a playable little adventure for you by the end of April. :D

Stay tuned!
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Welcome to PCKF, GoldenKey! It is always fun to see new faces around here.
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Welcome to the forum!

I played a lot of Xargon as a kid but never spent a lot of time with Jill of The Jungle.
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