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by Benvolio
Fri Oct 21, 2022 7:16 pm
Forum: Patches: The Earth Explodes
Topic: The End of the World
Replies: 1
Views: 264

The End of the World

I've been thinking about the Tantalus Switches and how cool both the screen "shake" and the earth Explosion are. I have read the Keenwiki patching pages on these and the basics certainly have beem covered. To be clear the following are not patch demands/requests nor are they particularly r...
by Benvolio
Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:56 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Those Extra Keen:Vorticons Levels
Replies: 3
Views: 1819

Re: Those Extra Keen:Vorticons Levels

I recall memory being a big issue with extra levels in mods in the early days. At the time I used Windows 98 (much as I love it, it's not original hardware!!). Also windows ME before I deliberately downgraded. My situation improved a lot when I figured out how to create dedicated boot disks using tr...
by Benvolio
Mon Mar 14, 2022 1:44 pm
Forum: Vorticons Requests and Discussion
Topic: Help needed! Really basic patch question
Replies: 3
Views: 3141

Re: Help needed! Really basic patch question

Thanks for quick response! At the expense of the element of susprise, I shall reveal that the patch is thus: https://keenwiki.shikadi.net/wiki/Patch:Keen%27s_shot_(Vorticons)#Keen.27s_shot_falls_under_gravity To me it seems like the type of one that should at least work "out of the box" th...
by Benvolio
Sun Mar 13, 2022 10:54 pm
Forum: Vorticons Requests and Discussion
Topic: Help needed! Really basic patch question
Replies: 3
Views: 3141

Help needed! Really basic patch question

Hi guys, trying to use a patch I found on Keenwiki for Keen1. The patch contains brackets (both square ones and curly brackets). I've not come up against these in patches before. Ck1patch rejects these brackets as invalid numerical formats. But then, deleting the brackets make the game crash - it lo...
by Benvolio
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: The Mods
Topic: NEW MOD! Aarrgggh the Garg in: New Yorp City
Replies: 0
Views: 4456

NEW MOD! Aarrgggh the Garg in: New Yorp City

Benvolio has released a new mod for Keen1!

It's called "Aargh the Garg in: New Yorp City".

Grab it now!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/1187po5th3ph5 ... h.zip?dl=0
by Benvolio
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Vorticons Requests and Discussion
Topic: Keen 3: Pogo and Raygun sounds are separated
Replies: 4
Views: 2888

Re: Keen 3: Pogo and Raygun sounds are separated

Dude it's the "request" forum, not the "demand" forum. Please learn to say "please" when you are looking for help with your mods, Szemi.
by Benvolio
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Tools
Topic: Musical Notes in KeenFx
Replies: 1
Views: 7105

Musical Notes in KeenFx

This may already be common knowledge for many, but when I began using KeenFx I had no grasp of how the numbers relate to musical notes. I have since obtained this information and have added a mini-tutorial to the KeenWiki article on KeenFx. Please refer to this for some potentially useful guidance o...
by Benvolio
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: The Mods
Topic: NEW MOD!!!! The Earth Implodes
Replies: 1
Views: 5816

The Earth Implodes Version 1.1

If you go back to my site on the above link you'll find the updated version of my mod, with altered levels featuring nerfed difficulty, in response to feedback received on PCKF. Go ahead and take a look!
by Benvolio
Fri May 22, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: The Mods
Topic: NEW MOD!!!! The Earth Implodes
Replies: 1
Views: 5816

NEW MOD!!!! The Earth Implodes

This section is looking a little lonely of late. So... have a Keen1 mod. Thanks as always to the people who have put in so much work on patches and modding software over the years, I hope some of you guys who might not go on PCKF so much take a look at - and enjoy - this mod I've made. I gotta say K...
by Benvolio
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: The Mods
Topic: Keenball
Replies: 4
Views: 21138

Re: Keenball

As promised I have played this. Extremely cool and novel mechanic. A few little glitches, the most bothersome being that the crosshairs are not consistently displayed resulting in difficulty navigating successfully. But thanks for making the stuff of imagination a reality once again. Now. Please mak...
by Benvolio
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: The Mods
Topic: Keenball
Replies: 4
Views: 21138

Re: Keenball

Working 7 consecutive nights right now but as soon as comfortably sat in front of PC will check this out! Happy Belated Keen Day (and early St Patrick's Day). On a more sombre note, I hope you are okay in the wake of the terrible attack that has taken place in your country, unprecedented in severity...
by Benvolio
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: General
Topic: Levellass' Softdisk Library page helped hack fax machines
Replies: 8
Views: 15273

Re: Levellass' Softdisk Library page helped hack fax machines

Very amusing! Finally keen modding has been put on the map.

Disquietingly, fax is still a core means of communication both within and between hospitals in the British Isles, especially Ireland. If we get hacked, I'm blaming Levellass!
by Benvolio
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Luna", a Keen4 Mod in progress
Replies: 13
Views: 20891

Re: "Luna", a Keen4 Mod in progress

I played Keen1 first on an 8086 machine and years later ported Keen4 over to said machine via the 'Laplink' software from an early 21st century computer and it played perfectly (sans Adlib sounds), albeit taking a considerable time to initiate. That said, that fleeting "Please Wait" image ...
by Benvolio
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: The Mods
Topic: K1 mod "Planet Of Agony"
Replies: 5
Views: 12811

Re: K1 mod "Planet Of Agony"

And likewise we are only joking about your level difficulty. I am enjoying the deliberate playability and pleasantness of these new levels! Just as I always thoroughly enjoyed even the most irkesome material in mods such as the infamous Smile.