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Welcome to the PCKF Archive! This site was created in order to preserve the "lost" topics of the predecessors of today's Public Commander Keen Forum.
--Grandy02

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Latest Additions

2019-07-13
In March 2002, Andrew Durdin told about fanart of Bloogs and other Keen 6 creatures and objects from the 1990s. The pictures were made by Gizmo and are still available at his inactive website. He was one of the contributors of long-lost Bloogology 314. Said site was created by Thea, who was the second owner of Cerebral Cortex 314, too.
Bloogology 314 was all about the study of Bloogs and other Fribbulus Xax inhabitants, it inspired multiple other "-ology" sites which can be viewed in the archives of DOS Classics. However, Bloogolgy itself disappeared entirely (save for fragments of its InsideTheWeb board). I never saw it, but judging by various comments, it was definitely one of the more popular Keen fansites around 1999. In August 2002, Thea surprisingly announced plans to bring back Bloogology and give it a complete overhaul. Other Keeners were willing to help. Unfortunately, Thea stopped posting the next week. I didn't save any more recent posts by her, maybe this was Thea's last activity in the Keen community.

2019-07-06
Three Keen 1 mod topics added. In May 2003, Grelphy released Episode Y, where Keen explores Mortimer's ship. It is a sequel to Xky's Episode X. Victor4k created a mod named Keenbot, which features a player sprite (the titular Keenbot) that is only one tile tall and allows for previously unseen level desgins. A beta version was made available in July 2004, but Victor never finished it. The surprising release of kohntarkosz's The Search for the Sentinel took place in August 2004. In the previously unknown mod, Keen has to activate the so-called Sentinel in order to save the inhabitants of Synchronica VII after his unfortunate emergency landing.

2019-06-30
In November 2002, Too Much Spare Time announced that he is compiling a Commander Keen calendar for 2003. A printable calendar featuring fanmade Keen content for every month. Manboy contributed a cool 3D picture titled "Martian Winter Wonderland". Shortly after Christmas, TMST published the neat completed calendar on his website. Half of the images are still accessible via the Wayback Machine.

Past Updates

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ezboard Topics

The posts of the PCKF abandoned in October/November 2007 can now be found on Tapatalk, which aquired ezboard's successor Yuku in 2016 and eventually migrated its contents to their own platform. There are several pre-hack topics that ezboard was able to restore in 2005, but their replies remained lost in most cases.

Official Keen Games | Unofficial Keen Games | Other Keen Stuff | Keen Awards | Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous Polls | The Classics

New latest additions
DOS Classics DOS Classics' archive (external)
archive.today archive.today (external)

Topic Replies Author Date Started ID
Official Keen Games
First completely NEW keen 4 level!!!!!!!! 45 ChargingMoose 2001-04-16 151
Keen 6's Portable elevator! No kidding!!! 18 KeenCommander 2001-12-07 282
Edit Keen 1-3 tiles! 8 adurdin 2002-03-27 324
Edit Keen 1-3 Tiles, Bitmaps, and Sprites!! 9 adurdin 2002-04-01 327
Possible plot for "Universe Is Toast" 31 Ilsoap 2002-07-28 389
Would you like to see Keen on PS2? 33 KeenRush 2002-09-15 442
DOS Classics Bug Tally! 26 Too Much Spare Time 2003-01-04 505
DOS Classics id Software and the Keen Level Editor. 49 xManofGoD 2003-03-03 539
DOS Classics If Tom Hall did get Keen..... 49 thenewmoonsidianX 2003-03-15 545
DOS Classics How much do Billy's parents know? 72 RocketJess 2004-04-02 717
DOS Classics Ideas for the "The Universe is Toast" game... 46 matthayter700 2004-07-28 763
Unofficial Keen Games
Things to come 5 eK 2000-05-08 5
Another update 8 eK 2000-05-12 10
Been a while eh? Isis II time ... 4 eK 2000-06-05 42
Countdown to Isis 85 eK 2002-02-04 405
Have no fear, fans of the Spork! 20 Slasher 2002-06-19 448
Norp the Yorp in Inside Mortimer's Computer - COMPLETE 21 Xtraverse 2002-08-31 533
Spork III 31 Slasher 2002-11-28 633
DOS Classics Ah hell... here it is. Isis. 126 eK 2003-02-04 694
DOS Classics The cones have landed! 95 therealdopefish 2003-03-07 718
DOS Classics 3D Keen4 601 DSL 2003-04-21 750
Here it is...!! 20 PaperfaceMusic DotCom 2003-05-18 763
Keen Y Release! 19 Grelphy 2003-06-19 779
Commander Keen: Monky Business 62 CommanderSpleen 2003-08-20 813
LEGO KEEN 39 Ilsoap 2003-12-12 865
New keen mod 20 Victor4k 2004-06-09 968
Shadow Keen 2 14 LevelLord00 2004-07-17 987
Monky Business: An Essence Of Mayhem BETA 16 CommanderSpleen 2004-08-06 996
And so, without any hype whatsoever... 20 kohntarkosz 2004-08-08 1001
Other Keen Stuff
Keen Progs 11 Justin 2000-04-18 2
Keen Community Story 40 forge 2001-04-21 180
Keen Cartoons? 31 The Keeniest of thime all 2001-06-04 195
Message from the Dopefish Department 14 Too Much Spare Time 2001-06-27 212
Commander Keen: The Movie 26 Too Much Spare Time 2001-07-03 215
Billy Retire?! 21 KeenCommander 2001-11-30 291
The Keencyclopedia 19 TCL999 2002-02-24 322
Shadowlands Episode 1... 3-14 25 Ilsoap 2002-03-14 329
Keen editing.. 15 KeenRush 2002-03-16 331
A little image I found during my internet odyssée... 7 Snaily 2002-03-17 333
New Bloog Art 11 adurdin 2002-03-19 335
Commander Keen 1-3 editing 21 KeenRush 2002-04-01 344
Arachnut 11 Ilsoap 2002-05-28 365
Wake up Billy, it snowed last night! 34 Too Much Spare Time 2002-06-18 374
Yorphius II is released! 25 KeenRush 2002-06-26 377
Xky's Keen 1 Mod is Released~!! 31 XkyRauh2001 2002-06-30 382
New help wanted 25 Thea 2002-08-07 416
Commander Keen 2003 Calendar! 20 Too Much Spare Time 2002-11-29 519
Norp the Yorp in Diffusion released! 40 Xtraverse 2002-12-14 537
Oi TMST. My calendar entry. 8 Manboy 2002-12-24 545
2003 KEEN CALENDAR IS HERE! 20 Too Much Spare Time 2002-12-27 549
DOS Classics im going to kick mortimers sorry ass 11 develin 2003-01-21 576
DOS Classics March 14, 2003: Shadowlands Episode II is Released 91 Ilsoap 2003-03-14 635
re: how did the keen communtiy begin? 60 Keengamer 2003-03-28 651
DOS Classics The Rights Are Mine! 40 Tom Hall 2003-04-01 656
Real live Billy Blaze! 23 Grelphy 2003-04-03 659
DOS Classics SHADOWLANDS 3 OUT NOW! 90 Too Much Spare Time 2003-08-21 741
DOS Classics 60 years 43 Robo Blue 2003-11-11 780
DOS Classics Raiders of the Lost BWBMR Technical Manual 40 Robo Blue 2004-01-12 816
Zelda II Mod (Keen1) 15 CheesyDave 2004-01-22 818
ModKeen 2.0 released! 75 adurdin 2004-03-14 855
DOS Classics Fanfic 56 LevelLord00 2004-06-20 923
My 1st piece of fanart, A drawing of the computer wrist 20 rorie1983 2004-10-19 1026
Commander Keen fanfic (not a chain story)... 3 Kangarus Gyrfalcon 2004-12-11 1018
Complete Script of Shadowlands Episode 3 Revealed! 50 rorie1983 2005-02-23 1065
Bush OMG 49 DSL 2005-03-06 1069
Group picture! ^_^
20 RocketJess 2005-03-19 1080
Keen Awards
Keen Awards 25 Too Much Spare Time 2002-06-03 1
Official Nominations Thread 32 Flaose 2002-07-13 2
Keen Awards 2002: The Voting
(13 originally separate topics combined into one page)
N/A Flaose 2002-07-22 46–
58
All Done! 18 Flaose 2002-08-06 59
Award Acceptance Speeches 5 Too Much Spare Time 2002-08-06 61
Keen Awards 2002 13 Flaose 2002-08-14 63
Commander Keen Awards 2003: Winners 29 eK 2004-01-30 80
Keen Awards 2004 Winners! 23 Yorpy 2005-05-26 97
Miscellaneous
DOS Classics Uppy and Shadow 69 eK 2003-04-18 1299
DOS Classics What to do? 57 UppyII 2003-05-07 1312
DOS Classics Revolution(s) 68 KeenRush 2003-11-04 1455
DOS Classics Chain story 78 Robo Blue 2003-11-21 1464
DOS Classics Vidlar Flak, Forge315, and Geoff? 50 RoboRed 2004-01-12 1506
DOS Classics GLBT Marriage 121 hinkle0 2004-01-25 1517
DOS Classics Big Bang Problem? 87 ShadowIII 2004-02-03 1522
DOS Classics The Nature of God 67 Flaose 2004-02-11 1527
DOS Classics What is the foundation of society? 26 LevelLord00 2004-04-09 1561
DOS Classics Chain Story II... 55 NephariteofIlian 2004-05-18 1599
DOS Classics Why do people think HP is evil? 41 grafix5000 2004-05-25 1605
DOS Classics Heaven and Hell. 26 LevelLord00 2004-06-11 1625
DOS Classics Everybody Scream: Munch gets MUNCHED! 35 Too Much Spare Time 2004-08-23 1694
Commander Spleen is OLD! 19 LevelLord00 2004-09-25 1746
Miscellaneous Polls
DOS Classics How many people here are religious? 184 Snortimer 2000-09-07 11
DOS Classics Is Harry Potter Bad?Satanic? 521 Shikadi 2001-06-16 102
DOS Classics Will there be a WWIII? 36 Hanno Embregts 2001-09-13 125
DOS Classics Bush? 45 Djaser 2002-08-23 183
DOS Classics wat do u believe? 119 kittyyorp 2002-11-24 219
DOS Classics Eminem? 154 LordOfGlobox 2003-02-25 256
DOS Classics Beliefs 363 eK 2003-03-25 284
DOS Classics Death 39 Xtraverse 2003-03-25 285
DOS Classics The Greatest Question of ALL TIME! 22 eK 2003-09-04 337
The Classics
Cosmo, anyone? 54 Ilsoap 2000-12-27 28
archive.today Monster Bash FILEID.diz 20 Nickssoft 2003-02-02 190

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JMMB Topics

Wayback Machine All links take you to the Wayback Machine (external).

Topic Replies Author Date Started ID
Uim the Keen man 8 thenewspaz 1999-11-18 000005
To get the Keen conversation flowing here... 14 Thea 1999-11-20 000008
HI! 11 Neil McRae 1999-11-21 000009
Uhm... I'm back! Aren't you all glad??!?! 4 Myst 1999-11-28 000020
Hola, it's me 6 BOB 2000-02-21 000145
Isis Demo II rocks... 21 MetalWarrior 2000-02-28 000149
New Level! 3 eK 2000-03-01 000150
Help Me... 2 Jeremy Brannon 2000-03-10 000155
Sound Help 1 woozey 2000-03-10 000156

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InsideTheWeb Messages

Note: While notorious spammers can banned in the PCKF, InsideTheWeb didn't even have such a feature. You can see the consequences (nonsense, ads, insults) on some of the following pages. This was one of the main reasons for the move. And things were just not as organised as in the later Keen forums. I excluded a few snapshots due to the abundance of spam by a certain user (who received many complaints by other users for his behaviour).

2001 Archive | Snapshots | Selected Messages

2001 Archive

Download keenboards-snortimer.zip, a collection of various messages and images from different Keen boards on InsideTheWeb. Snortimer saved them just before the service's shutdown in March 2001. In April 2011, he made his archive available to the community. One day I will integrate the pages into the PCKF Archive so that they are browsable.

Snapshots

This table includes (almost) everything I found in the Wayback Machine. Please note that the links found on the various pages don't work or lead to empty pages in many cases. But users often wrote the entire message in the subject. Snortimer's archive is not included yet.

Wayback Machine All links take you to the Wayback Machine (external).

Board Number
& Description
Snapshots
Timespan of Messages
mb5517
First board created by Cerebral Cortex 314 founder Geoff.
It was abandoned by February 1999 as the admin password was lost.
Nonetheless, people still posted there.
1998-11-27 – 1998-12-07
1999-03-15 – 1999-04-20
1999-08-09 – 1999-09-12
1999-08-21 – 1999-09-29
1999-09-18 – 1999-11-02
1999-09-16 – 1999-12-01
1999-12-20 – 2000-01-13
1999-12-21 – 2000-01-17
2000-02-10 – 2000-03-10
2000-05-06 – 2000-05-19
2000-05-14 – 2000-06-09
mb332957
Replacement for mb5517 after the admin password was lost.
CC314 was handed over to Thea during the board's existence.
The board was deleted in May 2000 or earlier.
1999-04-25 – 1999-05-02
1999-10-03 – 1999-10-08
1999-10-22 – 1999-11-03
1999-12-24 – 1999-12-30
1999-12-16 – 2000-01-05
2000-01-22 – 2000-01-25
mb517242
One of multiple secret boards.
Their intention was to have a "safe haven" without spammers.
This one was created by A.R. and was known as "Error 404".
1999-05-16 – 2000-10-03
mb555999
Another secret board.
2000-01-07
mb296483
Board of Thea's site Bloogology 314.
1999-09-11 – 1999-10-09
1999-10-08 – 1999-10-27
1999-11-05 – 1999-11-28
2000-04-21
2000-05-22 – 2000-06-01
2000-08-01 – 2000-09-30
mb356198
Board of A.R.'s site Bean-with-Bacon Megarocket Technical Manuals.
1999-07-14 – 1999-08-23
1999-10-21 – 1999-10-30
2000-02-27
2000-04-10
2000-06-18
2000-09-09 – 2000-10-03
mb88686
Board of General Chamberlain's Commander Keen Page.
1999-07-25 – 1999-08-27
2000-04-24 – 2000-06-02
2000-09-19
mb350383
The Official Commander Keeners' board.
1999-02-07 – 1999-08-26
2000-01-04 – 2000-09-09
mb69915
Originally Vorticon 1's board.
The last known moderator was Doped-Up Fish.
Named "The Kingdom of the Keen" before the shutdown.
1998-09-06 – 1998-11-29
mb456801
Board of Quest King's site The Mental Episodes of William Blaze.
only introduction archived
mb664320
Board of Quest King and Ilsoap's site Commander Keen: Meteorology.
only introduction archived
mb333381
Board of Nin's Commander Keen Page.
only introduction archived

Selected Messages

Messages from different boards in chronological order. Of course, this selection of "notable" posts is subjective. Please note that you have to scroll to see the respective message in many cases.

1998 | 1999 Q1 | 1999 Q2 | 1999 Q3 | 1999 Q4 | 2000 Q1 | 2000 Q2

Wayback Machine All links take you to the Wayback Machine (external).

Message Author Date Started Board
1998
(all links for mb69915 are identical, all links for mb5517 are identical)
Keen 4 ever screenshots Dopefish 1998-09-19 mb69915
ULTIMATE KEEN PROJECT Oracle 1998-10-23
Announcing Myst 1998-10-24
ATTN ORACLE: SideScrolling/Platform in QB Geoff 1998-10-27
Return to Vorticon mike 1998-10-27
There is one OTHER way we could do the ultimate keen project... A.R. 1998-11-03
Graphics in the Ultimate Keen Game (no subject) Liet Kynes 1998-11-16
ID General Chamberlain 1998-11-28 mb5517
Where can I get commander keen 6? Michael 1998-11-29
Has anyone got Netkeen1 and 2 to work? Jim Richters 1998-12-01
Secret Stage in Keen 6 Aliens ate my ..... Yoda 1998-12-02
1999 Q1
Demo of CK3000
(reply pages available)
A.R. 1999-02-07 mb350383
Screenshot the Real Keen Player
(reply pages available)
Dopefish 1999-02-18
Another Announcement
(reply pages available)
A.R. 1999-02-25
1999 Q2
(all links for mb332957 are identical)
Custom Level Pack with a story Adam 1999-04-07 mb350383
My Levels QUEST KING 1999-04-25 mb332957
programing help wanted no NEEDED!!!! keenwiz 1999-04-25
Development of Real Keen Player (no subject) Dopefish 1999-04-26
Are there Keen 2-3 Level editors? How are they being designed. jaj3 1999-04-26
Why me!! Robo Red 1999-04-27
Robot Red's Unofficial Keen Page Robo Red 1999-04-27
New Screenshots Dopefish 1999-04-27
Bio Menace Adam 1999-04-27
Help wanted to take screenshots Robo Red 1999-04-29
QUEST HUNT!!!!! QUEST KING 1999-04-29
Bio Menace QUEST KING 1999-04-30
New cheat a good idea? Dopefish 1999-04-30
CK SFX Monsieur la Bloog 1999-05-01
Commander Keen in Bio Menace Neil McRae 1999-05-02
Hey Thea 1999-05-16 mb517242
hey, A.R.
(last reply page available)
Thea 1999-05-18
Hmm...
(reply pages available)
Cho'gall 1999-05-25
Real Keen Player playable demo released (no subject)
(also posted on mb517242)
Dopefish 1999-06-29 mb350383
1999 Q3
(all links for mb296483 are identical)
It's very strange Doped-Up Fish 1999-07-09 mb517242
First custom levels for Real Keen Player (no subject)
(also posted on mb517242)
Dopefish 1999-07-10 mb350383
I love commander Keen Cosmo 1999-08-06 mb88686
keen Mahjongg Kelley 1999-08-17 mb5517
Continuing with Real Keen Player (no subject) Dopefish 1999-08-18
sound from keen 4
(reply pages available)
rob 1999-08-21
keen1-stuck
(first reply page available)
Barak Sered 1999-08-21
Games Factory Neil McRae 1999-08-22 mb88686
Keen 6
(second reply page available)
Shorty 1999-08-22 mb5517
Last level of Keen 1 (no subject) Erin 1999-09-08
Question: Thea 1999-09-11 mb296483
Hoorah for Thea! Jack 1999-09-15
Secret level of Keen 5 (no subject) steven 1999-09-16 mb5517
Hello new theory Dr. Ei 1999-09-27 mb296483
1999 Q4
(all links for mb332957 lead to one of the following pages: 10-03 – 10-08, 10-22 – 11-03, 12-24 – 12-30, 12-16 – 12-31)
Hey Thea! Ilsoap 1999-10-03 mb332957
KIT Snortimer 1999-10-03
CSCN32.DLL Dan the Man 1999-10-04
Commander Too-Keen CrazyKeen 1999-10-05
Doomsday Jack 1999-10-06
How to play keen... WITH 2 PLAYERS! BOB 1999-10-06
Jack: READ THIS KeenBoy 1999-10-06
HitchHiker and Keen Adam 1999-10-07
Keen question camerabugs 1999-10-09 mb5517
" who here thinks apogee should do more Keen?
(second and last reply page available)
TerraqKraaw 1999-10-11
This was the very first messageboard for CKEEN discussion. Jack 1999-10-13
Keen5 problem Egwene 1999-10-14
Coming soon... pLeitorian 1999-10-23 mb332957
How odd Doped-Up Fish 1999-10-25
New Commander Keen message board (no subject) Orb 1999-10-25
You have waited since April . . . Adam 1999-10-25
*sigh* Dr. Zingers 1999-10-26 mb5517
Dude Dr. Zingers 1999-10-27 mb332957
Reunion Jack 1999-10-27
The SGA and numbers SGA council 1999-10-27
Messageboard Central Felix 1999-10-30
Vorticon VI Web Magazine Dopefish Nine 1999-10-30
KeenPlus
(also posted on mb5517)
Neil McRae 1999-10-30
The Fight For Justice Louie14 1999-10-31
Sprites and ANS Adam 1999-11-01
Keen1 Louie14 1999-11-02
Hmmm. . . This board must be dead Adam 1999-11-05 mb296483
Where is everyone from? (no subject) ~MATT~ 1999-12-16 mb332957
Silly Pogo-stick status report shymrod 1999-12-20
Important! eK 1999-12-27
Music Ilsoap 1999-12-27
Hello Again! QUE$T K!NG 1999-12-28
Thanks for the response. QUE$T K!NG 1999-12-30
Hey guys Thea 1999-12-30
2000 Q1
(all links for mb332957 are identical)
Princess Lindsey... Ilsoap 2000-01-03 mb332957
Quest of Commander Keen Neil McRae 2000-01-03
Hey Lammert Brouwer 2000-01-04
Um, hi Princess Lindsey 2000-01-04 mb350383
Keen Game Lammert Brouwer 2000-01-05 mb332957
2000 Q2
ATTENTION: New Commander Keen messageboard
(also posted on mb517242)
Cho'gall
(The C. Keen Council)
2000-04-21 mb296483
Message at the top of the board (no subject) ~MATT~ 2000-04-22 mb332957
KeenPlus & Yorp Convention Neil McRae 2000-04-24

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Notes

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