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

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 17:25
by Roobar
https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1083341167322787840 - I've never seen this cover before.

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

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 22:34
by Quillax
proYorp wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 22:44
Well, I was waiting to see if this guy would post about this here, but after this long I doubt he's going to.
Has anyone else seen this? It's a Keen 1 mod, released just after Insalevs3, on ModDB.

https://www.moddb.com/mods/fireblaze-cu ... ragonlords

Should there be a topic about this?
Roobar wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:43
The most interesting thing about this mod is that it has been released outside of our community, which doesn't happen often, if ever. This is strange given that the guy should have been here to download the mod tools and read some tutorials about modding and also promoting it.. But also he has not credited anyone from here, neither he mentioned any of the tools he used.

Also, although it is only January, this makes it the second Vorticons mod released this year (which already makes the beginning of this year epic), although technically, it is a last year mod.
Wow! It's very interesting to know that we actually had not one, but TWO Keen 1 mods in 2018! :O One just wasn't released on the PCKF! For tools, I think the author got them from KeenWiki, which also has modding tutorials. The author probably never heard of the PCKF. This mod should be added to the wiki, though.

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

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:01
by proYorp
Listing modding utilities used has become customary in this community, but if he’s not familiar with the “traditions” here I don’t suppose he would.
I think it is likely he just used KeenWiki. If you search “commander keen modding” on Google, KeenWiki is the top result, and after scrolling awhile our forums don’t even come up. (EDIT: Okay, Keen:Modding comes up. Earlier when I did a search I didn't see it.)
I mean, I learned how to mod just from using KeenWiki and some other mods I had for reference, before I’d ever visited this forum. (So, great work on that, KeenWiki contributors! It's a very good resource.)

My guess is he just decided on his own to make a Commander Keen mod, googled it, found the info he needed, and just rolled with it.
Although according to his ModDB profile, he’s friended to szemi and DoomJedi, so he does have some kind of connection to the community. Maybe someone should try to contact him and tell him about this place.

Anyway, for now here's a makeshift release thread.
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=4760

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

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:28
by Roobar
Just found out a new short fan-film based on Commander Keen that is neat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJVnrscweAQ

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

Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 22:18
by nanomekia
Roobar wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:28
Just found out a new short fan-film based on Commander Keen that is neat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJVnrscweAQ
Dang, that IS neat.

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

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:56
by proYorp
Coming this summer.

One man.
Old friends.
Older enemies.
And one final battle for the Earth.

The Commander
Rated PG-13



Seriously though, that is some impressive stuff. The acting is pretty solid, and the camera work is quite theatrical. It's easy to imagine this being a real full-length movie.

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

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:15
by Benvolio
Fantastic piece of work. I love Aussie creativity, most of the best original and fanfic type stuff seems to originate down there these days. I wonder are the makers of it PCKFers?

Whilst here I am prompted by the paltry flutter of snow that London has awoken to this morning, to say that I hope all is well with the North Americans amongst us. Particularly those in the Great Lakes region which apart from being the worst affected by this adverse cold weather, holds the distinction of being the home turf of Commander Keen himself.

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

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2019 20:23
by Roobar
Commander Keen took small portion and attention from the latest Mat Pat game theory video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqcEOxGzgvc

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

Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2019 23:03
by nanomekia
Benvolio wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:15
I hope all is well with the North Americans amongst us.
*sulks at you from amidst the ginormous drifts* :P

All seriousness, though, doing alright I suppose. It'd just be nice not to have to go out and break up the skating rink that our second driveway currently is just to put the trash bins out...

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

Posted: Thu Mar 07, 2019 16:15
by Roobar
There's this new upcoming FPS from 3D Realms that needs to be mentioned:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/1000410

Reveal trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgrLN9Wl4xU

Gameplay:
https://www.gamespot.com/videos/wrath-a ... 0-6448662/

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

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 16:42
by Keening_Product
I'm not certain, but I think The Commander was filmed within an hour of where Commander Keen: The Teenage Years was shot. Must be something in the water. I'll send Shilor a link to make sure he sees it!

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

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:47
by Rorie
Banishment ended, unashamed and unrepentant, in fact I would raise hell all over again, because I'm done, Heir Fleexy my resignation is on the table, delete this account, others have gone before me and now it is my time to fade into the darkness and the point of no return!

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

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 18:21
by Keening_Product
Wow, talk about a grudge. Fleex, I'm pretty sure you're not taking the above post and that new signature to heart, but I'm going to say you have done an enormous amount of good for Keen fans. Between Abithar, saving/hosting both forums, and umpteen other contributions, you've become an essential pillar of this small community. Thank you.

The most alarming thing here is the above poster gets to vent this same confused anger at the ballot box in the next few weeks. Here's hoping that doesn't help the fash get someone up.

(Edit: minor grammatical thing.)

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

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 23:10
by nanomekia
Keening_Product wrote:
Sun Apr 21, 2019 18:21
... but I'm going to say you have done an enormous amount of good for Keen fans ...
Agreed. You're a good man, Fleexy.

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

Posted: Sat May 11, 2019 23:23
by MoffD
Late to the thread, but just wanted to chime in; nobody's perfect, but your contributions are much appreciated Fleex. Keep on Keening on