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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Quillax » Fri Aug 23, 2019 0:41

Benvolio wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 17:19
Nice to see the Keen border. You would forget that it is a feature of the game - a moddable one at that - in this era where the game is mostly played on laptops.
Just found this post, and I have to agree! I remember seeing that border when I played Commander Keen as a kid! :D One time I changed the border color in a mod that I was working on, which had a slightly different palette. I wasn't able to see it, since I ran the mod using DosBox on Windows 7, and DosBox wouldn't display that border nor can Windows 7 run the game itself. I thought people that play Keen on the original hardware would appreciate that!

I wonder if anyone today knows that the border flashes dark red when you kill a Vorticon, or even that the border color cheat in Keens 4-6 actually had some effect?

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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by 55Aavenue » Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:26

Quillax wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 0:41
I wonder if anyone today knows that the border flashes dark red when you kill a Vorticon, or even that the border color cheat in Keens 4-6 actually had some effect?
After all these years, I'd almost forgotten! The border flashing red made killing a Vorticon pretty epic! That was only in Keen 1 if I recall correctly. When I learned about the cheats in Keen 4-6, I remember thinking it was so cool that you could change the border colour. This is making me want to dig the ol' IBM 486 out of my closet and hook it back up just to play Keen on original hardware again.

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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by nanomekia » Sat Aug 24, 2019 19:19

Quillax wrote:
Fri Aug 23, 2019 0:41
I wonder if anyone today knows that the border flashes dark red when you kill a Vorticon, or even that the border color cheat in Keens 4-6 actually had some effect?
Oh dang, I'd COMPLETELY forgot about that! Always loved that quirk...
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Quillax » Sat Aug 24, 2019 23:35

55Aavenue wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:26
After all these years, I'd almost forgotten! The border flashing red made killing a Vorticon pretty epic! That was only in Keen 1 if I recall correctly.
I think the border flashing was also in Keens 2 and 3. It's been a very long time (too long, perhaps :-O ) since I've seen the border, though, so who knows?

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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Benvolio » Sun Aug 25, 2019 23:15

https://www.facebook.com/ConfusedAatmaT ... /?sfnsn=mo

Ridiculous mod idea here... like the Mangling Machine but on steroids/LSD. Hopefully you guys can see the vid, apologies for it being a facebook video.

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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Roobar » Sat Sep 14, 2019 20:01

The BOUNCIEST Pogo Stick you'll ever see!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POTQAeu ... kyaYZU9MFs

This brings me to another stupid idea for mod episode story:
Mortimer McMire working diligently in his secret lab has created the bounciest pogo stick that was ever created on Earth! One night he changed it with Billy's one. On that morning, Billy went out to play in the backyard with his pogo stick. Just when he begun to pogo jump, a single bounce with incredible charge blasted him off out of this planet! It was so powerful, he went in space and landed on a strange alien planet. Billy need to find a way to charge it up in order to be able to pogo jump back to Earth.

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