Pics of Keen on old systems

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Re: Pics of Keen on old systems

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K1n9_Duk3 wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 20:54
Oh, somebody else says "HI", too:
By the way, this is the fist PC I ever played Doom on. Maybe Keen, too, I don't remember. What I know for sure is that I killed the Keens in Doom II long before I ever played any Keen games.
sweet Jesus, what a nice coincidence!

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Re: Pics of Keen on old systems

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My gaming career began on one of these beauties (must have been around '93):
I'm still kicking myself for trashing it in the early 2000's. The pic obviously doesn't show the one I had, but it's the exact same model (386 DX-40). The first games I remember playing on it would haven been Prince of Persia, Grand Prix Circuit (racing), World Class Leader Board (golf) and some Windows 3.1 games. I assume I must have played Keen 1 and/or Keen 4 on it at some point very late in its life. What I can say for sure is that I played Duke Nukem 1 & 2 and BioMenace on it. Even Doom and Doom II ran (poorly) on this little machine. I definitely remember playing the super secret level of Doom II (featuring Keen) on it, so that's my excuse for posting it in this thread.
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Re: Pics of Keen on old systems

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Randomly found this on Google Images one day:

This guy apparently has a website where he uploads pictures of games he's completed on original hardware. Here's the index for the games he did in 2018 (including all episodes of Commander Keen):

The above picture is a 386 SX-25, as evidenced by this lovely video of it booting up:
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Re: Pics of Keen on old systems

Post by JimBrenda »

Oh wow! That's definitely a throwback! :D

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