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Old 17 February 2002, 05:17   #1
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Cool A must read article :)

http://www.3drealms.com/keenhistory/

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10 years ago, a group of programmers and artists working at Softdisk created a piece of software that laid the foundation for just about every popular computer game today. Working for a company that didn't want to make use of the program that they created, these guys instead turned to shareware pioneer Scott Miller to publish their first game. The company is id Software, and the game is Commander Keen!
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Old 17 February 2002, 05:49   #2
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Played it years ago when I first got my 486. Still it was kinda lame compared to the current Amiga titles
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Old 17 February 2002, 07:45   #3
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Ugh...I remember when this came out. It was during my IBM vs Amiga trials. I couldn't believe that this game was causing the fuss it was causing. It just made me appreciate my Amiga that much more.
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Old 17 February 2002, 14:35   #4
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I remember when the first CK came out and a friend of mine told me : "Have you played it allready, have you ?? It rocks, play it ...." and so I did :kill I wish I never had, cause it was really really bad
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Old 20 February 2002, 02:41   #5
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I went over to a friend's house once- he said he had something really cool to show me. He was an Amiga 500 user, BTW. When I get there, what do I see? A PC, with Commander Keen running! FILTHY TRAITOR! But anyway, I kept a smile on my face and said that Keen looked like a good game, which was a blatant lie. Honestly, the game looked just so boring and dull, and my friend seemed so proud of it. To tell you the truth, I wasn't just unimpressed with Keen and its shitty graphics and Adlib sound, but with the entire PC package, which was about a Pentium 1 100. As I said, my friend seemed so proud at owning the PC, but I couldn't see what was so good about it. As Twist said, it made me love my Miggy even more than I had before.
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Old 13 October 2017, 15:15   #6
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man I LOVED this game. great memories of this.
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Old 13 October 2017, 15:27   #7
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I liked only these parts with improved sound and graphics, first was too basic.
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Old 13 October 2017, 15:37   #8
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Ah, Commander Keen. The game was cute and all but like many other Apogee games at the time I looked at the EGA-like graphics, listened to the PC-Speaker sounds, played for a little bit and used to think: "Yeah, it's cute, but light-years behind what the Amiga can do".

Not many years later, Doom on a 486DX2@66MHz with an S3Trio SVGA, a Creative Labs Sound Blaster 16 and a CD-ROM drive would bring forth the eminent death of the Amiga... The PC won the computer wars. The machine with less soul, less character and more compatibility issues ended up winning. Alas...
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Old 19 October 2017, 05:15   #9
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I think I actually played CK4 before I played the first 3 games, then it was on with games 5 and 6. I liked the last one better. I was disappointed that "The Universe is Toast" didn't come to fruition. id was interested in Wolf3D instead.
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Old 19 October 2017, 05:40   #10
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Played it. Never finished it. Got bored.. then multiple episodes flooded the market. Lol
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Old 19 October 2017, 09:31   #11
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The PC won the computer wars. The machine with less soul, less character and more compatibility issues ended up winning. Alas...
The same on the console markets - the crappier NES won over the Master System. The SNES won over the Mega Drive and the Gameboy won over the more advanced Game Gear and Atari Lynx. Most of the time its not the best that wins, but the one with the best marketing and the best games! Doom was a real killer to the Amiga. I remember a computer club with many Amigas and some PCs, that when young gamers saw Doom, they queued and WANTED to play it, because it was so realistic, compared to the childish Amiga and Sega games.
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Lynx had many bad games.
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Old 19 October 2017, 22:05   #13
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Lynx had many bad games.
If that's the bar then the Amiga was a shitty system, because it had tons of terrible games.

Thankfully that's not really how systems are measured, and the Lynx had a lot of really brilliant titles, many exclusive to the platform.

And what IMO is the best Shadow Of The Beast version anywhere.
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Old 19 October 2017, 23:12   #14
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someone needs to make a commander keen ISO for the cd32! ;o)
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Old 19 October 2017, 23:32   #15
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You are right Simon
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