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Welcome to the PCKF Archive! This site was created in order to preserve selected contents of the predecessors of today's Public Commander Keen Forum.
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2021-04-18
In March 2003, KeenRush asked about the meaning of the title "Secret of the Oracle". Later, the differences between the registered and shareware version of Keen Dreams were discussed instead. The former version is actually the original commercial release which predates the first shareware edition by about a year.
Take a look at neat pixel art and other cool stuff by aintnofuntime (formerly allstories). He sent me multiple pieces.

2021-04-03
therealdopefish was once contacted by ID and asked by them if they could use his Keen game for the next official one. Not the only surprising announcement on the 1st of April, 2003...
Check out four amazing pictures by Shaylyn Hamm a.k.a. ChemicalAlia, two of which I received from her. The artist was briefly active in the PCKF in September 2007. Also, I added two pieces of ASCII art to Forge's section. They had appeared on Keen Information, the predecessor of the CK Newsletter. The fanart overview page now includes short descriptions for the little icons found below many titles of works.

2021-03-27
Finally, the fanart section has gone live, with more than 500 pieces and counting! I posted an announcement in the PCKF. Thanks to everyone who gave their support. SynDuo made multiple pieces of his awesome Keen art available again. Keeniver sent me a cute Yorp drawing. From Xky Rauh I received a neat photo of himself as Keen. And TooMuchSpareTime allowed me to include all his Keen content, which is a lot. More people sent works or gave the permission to include their art, great stuff will be added in the weeks to come.

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Sections

ezboard (April 2000 October/November 2007)
The direct predecessor of the present-day PCKF was part of the ezboard network. In May 2005, ezboard was hacked and thousands of PCKF threads were deleted  the reason why this archive was created in the first place. Many threads had already disappeared before due to ezboard's 500-topic limit for each (sub)forum. In late 2007, the community moved to a phpBB-based forum.

Jazz Mega Message Board (November 1999 March/April 2000)
For some months, Keeners were active in a subforum of Jazz2City's JMMB.

InsideTheWeb (1997 November 1999/March 2001)
It started with a fansite and message board run by Geoff Sims. Over time, various other Keen fans also opened their own Keen boards on InsideTheWeb, a service that existed until March 2001. The community moved on in late 1999, but there was still some activity until the site's closure.

More Keen Stuff
Several Keen-related works are available for download here.

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