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

Post by nanomekia » Wed Oct 31, 2018 21:39

Keening_Product wrote:
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The mechanism which completes the circuit shouldn't be relevant, surely. My understanding is it was the limitations of the board's brain which saw keys being grouped.
That...does make more sense than what I said.

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

Post by Nisaba » Wed Dec 12, 2018 17:16

please tell me that you know this? discovered it by chance... not sure what I was watching:
https://vimeo.com/26822689
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Roobar » Wed Dec 12, 2018 20:23

It's from Shilor

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

Post by MoffD » Fri Dec 14, 2018 16:37

I don't know if I've seen that one, but Shilor's done a few things like that. Kudos to him :D
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Nisaba » Fri Dec 14, 2018 22:26

Has anyone ever wondered whether Keen 4's screen might be inspired by the "Back to the Future" advert posters?! just saying...

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

Post by Nisaba » Fri Dec 14, 2018 22:36

... I mean: Delorean, BwB? c'mon...

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

Post by nanomekia » Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:53

Let's be fair, though: the BwB Megarocket is a LOT easier to repair, because it takes off-the-shelf parts...
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Keening_Product » Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:32

nanomekia wrote:
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Let's be fair, though: the BwB Megarocket is a LOT easier to repair, because it takes off-the-shelf parts...
What, Mr Fusion isn't off-the-shelf enough for you?
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by proYorp » Thu Dec 20, 2018 0:38

A viable hypothesis, Nisaba. With all the sci-fi references in Commander Keen (Terminator intro, Star Wars story text, to name a few) I wouldn't be surprised if this were the case.

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Let's be fair, though: the BwB Megarocket is a LOT easier to repair, because it takes off-the-shelf parts...
Easier than the DeLorean, sure, but the parts are only guaranteed to be off-the-shelf as long as you're on Earth. :p
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by nanomekia » Thu Dec 20, 2018 22:58

Keening_Product wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:32
What, Mr Fusion isn't off-the-shelf enough for you?
:P
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Easier than the DeLorean, sure, but the parts are only guaranteed to be off-the-shelf as long as you're on Earth. :p
True, true...
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by MoffD » Fri Dec 21, 2018 16:29

:O HORY SHUG you're right! I've always kind of thought of that in the back of my mind, but my mind is truly blown
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by proYorp » 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?
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Re: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!

Post by Benvolio » Wed Jan 09, 2019 22:48

Haha what a find. This should definitely get its own topic!

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

Post by Roobar » 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.

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

Post by Benvolio » Thu Jan 10, 2019 13:34

Or... maybe.... he created functional modding tools entirely independently of the core Keen community. Or... maybe we are the obscure offshoot...

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