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

Post by Roobar » Thu Jan 10, 2019 17:25

https://twitter.com/Foone/status/1083341167322787840 - I've never seen this cover before.

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

Post by Quillax » Thu Jan 10, 2019 22:34

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?
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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.

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

Post by proYorp » Fri Jan 11, 2019 2:01

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

Post by Roobar » 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

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

Post by nanomekia » Sat Jan 26, 2019 22:18

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

Post by proYorp » Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:56

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

Post by Benvolio » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:15

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.

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