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Re: Commander Keen in Back to Fribbulus Xax!

Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:41
by stayfrosty
Keen 6 has always been my favourite of the original bunch, so it's not hard to please me with B2FX!
Damn it's hard though... Bloogclubs Inc. I cannot complete on easy without saving twice in game, it's a massive restart otherwise when those ceiling hammers nail me or the wall cannons fry me.
Starting with Bloogarrison, there's plenty of chances for extra goodies or you can just settle for beating the level.
...so I'm just doing things EASY for now, trying to just get thru and complete the game...
Just grabbed the sandwich...

One error did occur on my playthrough. Bloog Workshop Industries. After falling to my death, the level restarted and then completed, which was annoying because I hadn't saved up to that point and lost my true iron man status as I never did actually complete the level.

I was wondering as someone posted before they used God mode. The F10-G and F10-J don't seem to work when I activate the debug keys.

Anyhoo great stuff! Was up extra late last night playing this which has burnt me for work today lol

Re: Commander Keen in Back to Fribbulus Xax!

Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2022 6:18
by Alopex
stayfrosty wrote: Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:41 Keen 6 has always been my favourite of the original bunch, so it's not hard to please me with B2FX!
Damn it's hard though... Bloogclubs Inc. I cannot complete on easy without saving twice in game, it's a massive restart otherwise when those ceiling hammers nail me or the wall cannons fry me.
Starting with Bloogarrison, there's plenty of chances for extra goodies or you can just settle for beating the level.
...so I'm just doing things EASY for now, trying to just get thru and complete the game...
Just grabbed the sandwich...

One error did occur on my playthrough. Bloog Workshop Industries. After falling to my death, the level restarted and then completed, which was annoying because I hadn't saved up to that point and lost my true iron man status as I never did actually complete the level.

I was wondering as someone posted before they used God mode. The F10-G and F10-J don't seem to work when I activate the debug keys.

Anyhoo great stuff! Was up extra late last night playing this which has burnt me for work today lol
Thanks for playing and enjoying my mod so much! I appreciate it a lot! :)
For the problem you pointed out, that's a bug that sometimes seemed to happen to me too, but I was unable to replicate it.
I take this opportunity to ask more experienced users like @Fleexy if they know the possible cause of this bug.
Besides, the debug keys are disabled to make the player enjoy the entire gameplay without being tempted to cheat precisely because this mod is a little bit tricky. :P

I hope you continue playing it! Let me know every other of your feedback! :)

Re: Commander Keen in Back to Fribbulus Xax!

Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2022 23:55
by Fleexy
Looks like I'm getting to the tougher levels! The Underground Dome took me a few dozen tries, but I did eventually get through it without in-level saving. The main tricky parts were the cannon/Orbatrix/spike pit near the top, the last platform ride past the cannons, and (when low on ammo) the Nospike hallway. I might suggest reducing the length of required switchable goplat rides so the player can see what they changed. I saw some secret areas and I even got the yellow key, though I didn't use it on this playthrough since I'm not using ILS. I learned in this level that Orbatrices are only deadly when bouncing - I had always assumed they were constitutively dangerous - so thanks for that knowledge!

By ducking, sticking to the wall past the cannons, and maybe some luck, I managed to finish Workshop Industries and Bloogclubs with much less trouble, though I definitely didn't find all the optional areas. In Bloogclubs, I did run into the problem of Keen's shots not spawning due to many sprites in play - you might want to reduce the number of cannons or replace infoplane point items with foreground items. (I might need to recalibrate Abiathar's Level Inspector for Keen 6.)

The Outer Guard Post was a nice relaxing smaller level after those three. And again, I like that the level matches its appearance/story on the world map. :)
stayfrosty wrote: Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:41 One error did occur on my playthrough. Bloog Workshop Industries. After falling to my death, the level restarted and then completed, which was annoying because I hadn't saved up to that point and lost my true iron man status as I never did actually complete the level.
If you dodged the fireballs in the trap door by sticking to the left wall, you ran into the "bottom of map" blocks, which are fall-through on the top but solid on both sides. This probably glitched you through the map bottom border all the way past the left edge, which completes the level.

Alopex, you can fix this by removing those blocks from where the level bottom should be lethal.
stayfrosty wrote: Sun Sep 11, 2022 3:41 I was wondering as someone posted before they used God mode. The F10-G and F10-J don't seem to work when I activate the debug keys.
It's disabled in the patch file, but since I just needed cheats for testing I deleted the relevant patch from my copy. ;)

Re: Commander Keen in Back to Fribbulus Xax!

Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2022 1:31
by stayfrosty
What's with the Black Hole level? It appears I can only fall hard right to the exit. There's got to be more to this, right?