Commander Keen - the earth explodes mod

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Don't know, but I guess I will keep making songs when time is available.
Really had fun doing two songs, then work hit hard.
I think I should post those aswell on YT.
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DarkAle wrote: Sun Aug 30, 2020 19:20 Is this mod still in development or is finished? :confused
I've been wondering the same thing for a while. This mod has so much promise -- the screenshots Nisaba posted look so cool! It seems that Dr. Colossus hasn't been around for over two years. I wonder if Nisaba has any clue, because if I remember correctly, she said she keeps in contact with a bunch of Keen mod creators.
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Do you know anything about the status of this mod?

I hope this post will help -- I know a bump can go a long way in reviving once-thought-to-be dead projects.

EDIT: Just learned how to properly ping users. Hopefully this works!
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...well, all things considered it's more or less just a matter of a number of needed patches.
alternatively though one could make an effort and turn this into a full source code based mod. I'd truly love to do that as the time and effort already spent deserves to gain a finalized release. unfortunately though I'm already knee-deep into another project you might have heard of.
so we might need some volunteers
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I’d be so happy to see this finished, really!
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Tormentor667 wrote: Fri Oct 29, 2021 22:27 I’d be so happy to see this finished, really!
Me too!
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Looks like it's been over a year since the last post, and there still isn't any sign of progress. Depending on the patches needed (one of them is making the Scrubs cling to walls and ceilings, right?), it might be easier to turn this mod into a source-code one, especially since not many patches are made nowadays (aside from the occasional patch from nwe74 on Keen: Modding, whose contributions are greatly appreciated).

If no one is willing to take the wheel, then could this mod perhaps get a KeenWiki page? I know that site doesn't allow mods in progress, but I've sometimes felt that we could at least make an exception for mods that haven't received any updates for a few years and have a demo with substantial content. I mean, if the author seems to have vanished, then the mod might as well be considered "abandoned", right? I just don't want to see this mod get buried in the depths of PCKF and be forgotten...
Nisaba wrote: Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:36 ...well, all things considered it's more or less just a matter of a number of needed patches.
alternatively though one could make an effort and turn this into a full source code based mod. I'd truly love to do that as the time and effort already spent deserves to gain a finalized release. unfortunately though I'm already knee-deep into another project you might have heard of.
so we might need some volunteers
Are you actually in contact with Dr. Colossus or no? He hasn't logged-in here since 2019.
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I'd really like to see this made into a source code mod (and heck, maybe the Keen 1 Galaxy mod as well). I've gotten pretty decent at C lately, so I could potentially help out with the coding.
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I still have my two songs on my computer somewhere.
Is it possible to reverse engineer Dr. Colossus' development up until this point so we can continue?
This is also a moral dilemma if he would agree to this...
(Also I hope he is safe, haven't been online for 4 years :( )
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I just checked Dr. Colossus's YouTube page, and he's been recently uploading videos about a new NES game he made! So he seems to be doing well! Has anyone here contacted him about the current status of this mod? I don't have a YouTube account, so I can't do it. (I like how one of the enemies in his game looks very much like an Adult Bleech.)
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Do you plan on picking up this project, or helping Dr. Colossus if he's still working on it? I remember you saying a while ago that you'd like to finish this mod, so I was just wondering.
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Quillax wrote: Fri Mar 29, 2024 7:11
Nisaba wrote:
Do you plan on picking up this project, or helping Dr. Colossus if he's still working on it? I remember you saying a while ago that you'd like to finish this mod, so I was just wondering.
That's mainly down to DrColossus. In any case, I have a huge interest in a final product. I mean, what's already completed looks absolutely fantastic. I'm happy to help where I can to add what's still missing. And I can reveal that much: This project stands already on my to-do list. If and when, however, is another matter.

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Re: Commander Keen - the earth explodes mod

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Hey people, since this mod doesn't have custom tracks I tried to use a patch made by this user: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xITtkKzriMU&t=126s

These are the files: https://archive.is4.site/public/keen/2g ... sic_patch/

Unfortunately it didn't worked. It says "MM_GetPtr: Out of memory!". Anyone knows how to put custom music in it? (this patch uses NetKeen Vorticons tracks, but any custom music would be nice)
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Open up mymod.pat and add these patches:

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#Keenwave patch file; Patch sounds Keen 5:
%patchfile $21C80 AUDIOHED.CK5	#Audio header
%patchfile $35EC4 AUDIODCT.CK5	#Audio dictionary
They can be added anywhere in-between the other patches, just so long as it comes before "%end" and after "%ext ck5" and maybe "%version 1.4". I'd put it in a new line between "%version 1.4" and "# Load the modified graphics".
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Re: Commander Keen - the earth explodes mod

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Quillax wrote: Wed Apr 10, 2024 16:15 Open up mymod.pat and add these patches:

They can be added anywhere in-between the other patches, just so long as it comes before "%end" and after "%ext ck5" and maybe "%version 1.4". I'd put it in a new line between "%version 1.4" and "# Load the modified graphics".
It worked! Thank you very much man! :-)
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