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Let's play BioMenace!

Post by VikingBoyBilly » Tue Oct 20, 2009 18:02

EPISODE 1:
PROLOGUE
Part 1 - DownTown Metro -
Part 2 - High Rise -
Part 3 - City Park -
Part 4 - The South Side -
Part 5 - The South Side -
Part 6 - The South Side -
Part 7 - Sewer -
Part 8 - Cave -
Part 9 - Cave -
Part 10 - Elevator -
Part 11 - No Man's Land -
Part 12 - Lab Entrance and Computer Core -
Part 13 - Computer Core -
Part 14 - Computer Core and Mangle's Last Stand -
Part 15 - Mangle's Last Stand -

EPISODE 2:
Part 16 - Outer Woods -
Part 17 - Main Corridor -
Part 18 - Main Corridor and Secret Level -
Part 19 - Ant Caves -
Part 20 - Ant Caves -
Part 21 - Ant Caves -
Part 22 - Ant City -
Part 23 - Ant City -
Part 24 - Ant City -
Part 25 - The Queen and Trash Dump -
Part 26 - Trash Dump -
Part 27 - Trash Boss and Electrical Lab -
Part 28 - Electrical Lab -
Part 29 - Genetics Lab -
Part 30 - Genetics Lab -
Part 31 - Specimens Lab and Killer Pillars -
Part 32 - Killer Pillars and The Enforcer -
Part 33 - The Enforcer -

EPISODE 3:
Part 34 - Barricade -
Part 35 - Barricade -
Part 36 - Barricade -
Part 37 - Fort Entrance -
Part 38 - Guard Tower -
Part 39 - Cyborg Trouble -
Part 40- Cyborg Trouble and Goliath -
Part 41 - Armory -
Part 42 - Armory -
Part 43 - Mutants Attack -
Part 44 - Mutants Attack -
Part 45 - Robots Attack -
Part 46 - Robots attack and Utility Maintenance-
Part 47 - Utility Maintenance and Main Control Center -
Part 48 - Main Control Center -
Part 49 - Circle of Death -
Part 50 - Circle of Death -
Part 51 - Master Cain -
Part 52 - THE FINALE-

****Part 53 -SPECIAL BONUS EXTRA - ****

Discovering that it's freeware, I started playing biomenace a little bit a few days ago, and the idea came to me that this might be the time to kick off my Let's Playing career :dopefish

But camstudio seems to get all screwed up in the color palette when you try recording dosbox (or anything) in fullscreen mode. Does that mean I always have to play it windowed? Or is there some way around this problem so I can play fullscreen?

Also, is it possible to record the sound internally and record my voice instead of relying on the speaker to get the game sounds? Because I have to turn it up rather loud to register well, resulting in me needing to raise my voice a bit over the music.
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Post by lemm » Tue Oct 20, 2009 18:18

Doesn't ctrl alt f5 in dos box record stuff?

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Post by Roobar » Tue Oct 20, 2009 19:21

Hmm. I've never been a fan of this game. I've played only the first level and I didn't get hooked. Even though it's a keen engine, it's far away from the Keen class. But who knows, I might give it a try again.

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Post by Genius314 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 20:36

If your computer is good enough, run Audacity and DOSbox at the same time. Record audio on Audacity, which will record both the game music, and whatever is coming through the mic. And use the built-in DOSbox recorder.

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Re: Let's play BioMenace?

Post by Rorie » Tue Oct 20, 2009 22:33

VikingBoyBilly wrote:Discovering that it's freeware, I started playing biomenace a little bit a few days ago, and the idea came to me that this might be the time to kick off my Let's Playing career :dopefish

But camstudio seems to get all screwed up in the color palette when you try recording dosbox (or anything) in fullscreen mode. Does that mean I always have to play it windowed? Or is there some way around this problem so I can play fullscreen?

Also, is it possible to record the sound internally and record my voice instead of relying on the speaker to get the game sounds? Because I have to turn it up rather loud to register well, resulting in me needing to raise my voice a bit over the music.
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Post by K1n9_Duk3 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 6:50

Just record the gaming footage in DOSbox (ctrl-f5 or whatever you need to press to record a video). Then you'll have both the video and audio in perfect quality. Then just record whatever you want to say seperately (maybe while watching your footage) and use Windows Movie Maker or a "real" video editing program to include your comment voiceover.

This way, you'll even be able to lower the volume of the game soundtrack whenever you need to, so that your voiceover is still comprehensible.
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Post by IMA3HDDMNKY » Wed Oct 21, 2009 13:23

I'd say that DOSBox + Audacity (as previously mentioned) is probably the way to go. Unless you're planning to add fancy titles or special effects to your videos, Windows Movie Maker (or equivalent) will do nicely to put the video together.

Be sure to let us know when the end product has been posted!

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Post by DaVince » Wed Oct 21, 2009 22:17

You could try changing the DOSBox renderer. There's opengl, directdraw, unaccelerated rendering etc. you can set up in the config file. Maybe the recording will look good when you record it that way.

Or record in DOSBox internally while simultaneously recording sound in a sound recorder...
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Post by Levellass » Fri Oct 23, 2009 10:45

'let's play career'?
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Post by IMA3HDDMNKY » Sat Oct 24, 2009 16:17

^ Surely you've checked out a "Let's Play" before? Search for it on YouTube.

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Post by DaVince » Sat Oct 24, 2009 19:07

Levellass wrote:'let's play career'?
http://lparchive.org/LetsPlay/CommanderKeen/

Here's a little gem called Let's Play Commander Keen.
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Post by matonen » Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:56

I loved BioMenace as a kid, so seeing a let's play could bring some nostalgia!

Also, I know this one guy who goes by the name "roundthewheel" in youtube who made a great let's play (or a talkthrough, as he calls them) of Commander Keen IV & V. Might wanna check that out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJmjOwpO6qo

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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:41

I just got started, and here's the result of my first attempt:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZ4ENj1IWX4

Don't expect more videos too soon. School keeps me pretty busy :dead2
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Post by VikingBoyBilly » Sun Nov 01, 2009 0:19

Bumping this to announce that I started playing. I'll periodically update this topic as I play through :dopekeen
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Post by Genius314 » Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:04

Not bad. You have an entertaining voice (not sure if that's a good thing or a bad thing! :p)

Just a few things I want to respond to:
-You don't have more posts than KeenRush. I checked after you mentioned it. 8)
- I'm pretty sure Keen is the only game to use white as the skin color. At least, I've never seen another game like that. So there wasn't really "two ways" to do it. Keen was an exception.

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