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Xtraverse asked for help with patches in December 2002. Back then, changing enemy behaviour was seen as something just barely possible. In late 2004, it was Xtraverse who made major discoveries related to sprite patches (Keen: Modding).
Multiple of DSL's awesome renders of Keen and Spot made for his 3D movie are available again, as well as two Dopefish-themed image manipulations. The pictures were among the many files I received from Levellass.
Furthermore, I added two neat pieces posted by TooMuchSpareTime this year, namely Maverick's birthday comic and Keen Day 2022.
Speaking of TmsT, I also launched a site covering his old non-Keen works today, the TmsT Vintage Archive. While scanning the Wayback Machine for his Keen stuff, I saw a lot of other nice things, and one day I decided that there should be an archive for those, too. Includes non-family-friendly content, just so you know.

In August 2001, Forge proposed an interesting idea, a page called the "Keen Wall", where information on the members of the Keen community would be gathered.
A section for Ronnie has been added to the fanart gallery, with more than 40 neat images (and animations) related to the development of Keen 2.5D. I also received some files from Ronnie I didn't have before.
Also, you can view three more photos of Xky Rauh in his cool Keen costume from Halloween 2009. Levellass sent me the pictures. They are a small part of a big collection of Keen art Levellass had gathered over the years, and she gave me the whole bunch. Thanks a lot! Expect more long-lost gems in the weeks to come.

In the thread "Thou Shalt Not Kill" created by TooMuchSpareTime in April 2003, Keeners discussed whether it's possible to finish an episode without killing (=permanently disabling) any creature.
The gallery of RocketJess now includes some more uncoloured cute drawings, as well modified sprites.
PCKF members can still vote for their favourites in the Keen Awards 2021 polls. Winners will be announced on Keen Day.

Past Updates

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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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This will contain general information on the PCKF Archive in the future.

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