PCKF Archive

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

Latest Additions | ezboard Topics | JMMB Topics | InsideTheWeb Messages | Notes

Latest Additions

2019-05-18
"Wake up Billy, it snowed last night!" – this is the title of a topic created by Too Much Spare Time in June 2002. He presented his neat snow King Sluggy, which won the Keen Award for Best Non-Computerized Art (by the way, another picture is available here). And take a look at KeenCommander's nice snow Sparky, too. TMST's first contribution in the PCKF was the "Message from the Dopefish Department" almost a year earlier.

I've also added the thread "Keen 6's Portable elevator! No kidding!!!", created by KeenCommander (a.k.a. Br1ck or Cosmos) in December 2001. It's all about the famous trick in Keen 6 known as the Impossible Bullet. KeenCommander's younger brother Dr Witherstone (James) discovered it, and although he was not the first one to do so, it seems that the bug was not as widely known then, even among experienced Keeners. It became the winner of the Keen Award for Really Keen Stuff. In October 2002, a unique walkthrough for Keen 6 written by Dr Witherstone was posted on Commander Keendom, which makes extensive use of the Impossible Bullet trick.

2019-05-12
Slasher (Corey, a.k.a. Matrix) released the second demo of Spork III in June 2002, nearly two years after the first one. His work won the Keen Award for Best Fan-Game. The game's story was intended to be told in comic book format. Eventually, Slasher abandoned the game and worked on the comic instead. Only two pages were completed, but Slasher's art is definitely worth a look, just like the game.
Regarding Keen Awards, I added two more topics from 2002. In "All Done!", KorathIII posted a nifty table of Keen Award winners based on the Keen 4 high scores level "so that future generations can look back on this momentous occasion". Also, don't miss the Award Acceptance Speeches by Too Much Spare Time (who won four Keen Awards) and other winners.

2019-05-04
In February 2002, TCL999 impressed his fellow-Keeners with his A through Z interpretation of Commander Keen, the Keencylcopedia. Most of its content eventually became part of Beyond the Pogo. The same year, TCL999 received the Keen Award for Best Website. Remember the Keen Awards? Well, after at least one unsuccessful attempt, the June/July 2002 discussion started by Too Much Spare Time lead to the first Keen Awards. Initially, the members had to nominate Keen works (and people) for the different categories in the Official Nominations Thread. After it was done, the Keeners voted for their favourites in 13 separate polls between 22 July and 6 August (I combined them into a single page, results are missing in three cases). Flaose, who handled the process, posted the list of the winners of the Keen Awards 2002. Check out all the cool trophies created by MRC Marky.

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
New 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
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
New 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
Commander Keen 1-3 editing 21 KeenRush 2002-04-01 344
New 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
Norp the Yorp in Diffusion released! 40 Xtraverse 2002-12-14 537
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
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
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
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
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
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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