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TCL999
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Posts: 29
(2/24/02 10:32 pm)
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The Keencyclopedia
Yep. I've made a new Keen site! As if there weren't enough already... But hear me out considering I did go through actual work to make this site. Primarily Informational, the Keencyclopedia is exactly what the name implies: An A-Z interpretation of all EIGHT Commander Keen Games. BTW, the eighth game is of course the GBC Episode.

Eventually the site will contain a Encyclopedia of Unofficial games as well, A website encyclopedia containing all of the Keen sites that I can find and just names of previous ones, and finally possibly if I can do this, a Encyclopedia of the CK community that chronicles members of the community and tells what they have done, good/bad or nothing. I'm not sure all those will be in there, it just depends on what people think of those and if I have time for them.

The only thing the site contains now is just the main Encyclopedia. The encyclopedia is sorta big, and it does have to load all of those pictures.

Sorry about the pop-ups. Use the directions on the main page to get a Pop-Up stopper that actually works!

~DF9

Oh and I guess I'd actually better give you the address for the Keencyclopedia :)

keencyclo.b0x.com/

Too Much Spare Time 
Vortininja
Posts: 259
(2/24/02 10:45 pm)
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Re: The Keencyclopedia
COOOOL! :rollin :eek

(But too big for my puny browser to view all in one chomp!)

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Forge315
Vortininja
Posts: 533
(2/24/02 11:19 pm)
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Awesome!
WOW! Thatís the best website Iíve seen in a longtime.

But like TMST was saying itís to big, you should offer a separate version thatís just text.

*shakes head* I canít believe how good that website was.

TCL999
Grunt
Posts: 30
(2/25/02 12:05 am)
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Re: Awesome!
Thanks for your comments, TMST and Forge. In response to your comments about how big the main Encyclopedia was, I've just added a Text-Only version as well. It's about half the size of the image version. Hopefully that will allow you to view it faster. Eventually the Keencyclopedia will be seperated into letters/episodes so that should eliminate some of the concerns with loading time.

BTW, if you see any errors in the Encyclopedia, please report them to me, by e-mail or just here in this topic! I know there are errors somewhere.

~DF9

chogall
Vorticon Elder
Posts: 895
(2/25/02 12:25 am)
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Re: The Keencyclopedia
Excellent!

This site has been added to the link list at CC314.

TCL999
Grunt
Posts: 31
(2/25/02 12:47 am)
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Re: The Keencyclopedia
WOW! Thanks Chogall. BTW, I think your e-mail/credits page on CC314 is down because I've tried to get into for the past week to get your protocol on taking images off your site and getting permission to use them on a site. I did eventually find and e-mail Flaose but never got a response. Sooo... I just went ahead and uploaded it anyway. :o I hope you don't mind.

~DF9

Oh and BTW, I am finally a VortiNinja! Woohoo! :)

Edited by: TCL999 at: 2/24/02 7:58:53 pm
Flaose
Vorticon Elite
Posts: 572
(2/25/02 12:29 pm)
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Re: The Keencyclopedia
Quote:
I did eventually find and e-mail Flaose but never got a response.

I never got an e-mail from you...strange.

<edit>I Figured it out. Bad e-mail link on the credits page</edit>

Edited by: Flaose at: 2/25/02 7:32:20 am
TCL999
Vortininja
Posts: 33
(2/25/02 11:03 pm)
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Re: The Keencyclopedia
I know why you didn't get the e-mail proably. Since I couldn't get into the credits/e-mail section of your website I used the e-mail for you off of your ezboard account which is Flaose@home.com and when I just looked at the credits/e-mail page, you put back up, your e-mail was different.

~DF9

thenewmoonsidianX
Grunt
Posts: 21
(2/25/02 11:59 pm)
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Re:The Keencyclopedia
:eek :crazy :eek :crazy :eek :crazy
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAHHHHHH!!!!!!
That was some website!!!!!
The only thing wrong I can see is that
in "The Universe is Toast,"you forgot the clue
in Episode 2 of Bio Menace on Level 6 where
Commander Keen is the hostage.He says:

"Thanks for rescuing me Mr. Logan.Now I
have to stop the fiendish plots of Mortimer
McMire."

:rolleyes Of course I'd probably find THAT in the
Biomenacncyclopedia!!!:evil :lol :lol


I Am Keen
Vortininja
Posts: 213
(2/26/02 12:10 am)
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Re: The Keencyclopedia
Woah man, that is awesome! It makes me want ot go out and buy the Keen Game Boy Game, even though it looks like they changed a lot of characters. But we cannot be afraid of change, or else we're no better than those Amish people. And the Game Boy can't even handle what the old 486 computers could handle probably, and mostly kids play Game Boy so they had to make it easier for them. But what is New Vorticon? None of the levels in Keen 3 had names, and I don't recall any dark "1984ish" level in Keen 3. Anyways, great job on the Encyclopedia! Lots of people tried to make one, but you actually did and for that you deserve an medal in HTML or something!

Oh my giddy aunt!

Edited by: I Am Keen at: 2/25/02 7:12:43 pm
adurdin
Vortininja
Posts: 163
(2/26/02 4:04 am)
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Keen 3 levels
Actually most levels in Keen 3 did have names, written in SGA on the big signboards. They were:

Vortiville
Lower Vortiville
West Vortiville
Vortiville (yes, there are two)
Cape Canavorta
Fort Vortabella
Fort Vorticon
Fort Cavort
Hals Kitchen
Beens
The Bonks
(and indeed) New Vorticon


If you want, there's another item for the encyclopedia :)
Great site, btw.

TCL999
Vortininja
Posts: 34
(2/26/02 4:11 am)
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Re: Keen 3 levels
LOL. Thanks for the comments. The GBC Episode is kinda different then all the other episodes, but it does have its good points. I don't actually think that is a bad game truthfully except for the humiliating display of the Dopefish, and a few other points. But it does kind-of have a keenish flavor to the game, but not quite as much as the other ones. As for New Vorticon and such, I got those out of the Story from Keen 3. And thanks to Adurdin I now know where the levels are kinda in the game. I never knew of those names before in SGA. I'll add them to the Keencyclopedia as soon as I have a chance. Thanks!

As for putting in the TUIT clue from Bio-Menace, I probably will not do that. Maybe in the future, but for right now I want just the things from the Keen games in the encyclopedia, not things from other games. Thanks for the idea though.

And for making the Keencyclopedia, I did already have a basis for the Encyclopedia from my old site, so I didn't really have to do much except add the other entries for the other episodes. Of course it was tiresome getting those GBC pictures and putting the actual entries in.

~DF9

Edited by: TCL999 at: 2/25/02 11:15:29 pm
XkyRauh2001 
Vortininja
Posts: 196
(2/27/02 1:50 am)
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great work!
was that inspired by the Keen A-Z thread we had here a while back? lol

incredible job!!

--Xky

TCL999
Vortininja
Posts: 35
(2/27/02 9:36 pm)
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Re: great work!
Actually it wasn't inspired by the thread. It was more inspired by my old website, but thats about it. It took me a year to actually complete the dang thing working on and off.

~DF9

Too Much Spare Time 
Vortininja
Posts: 262
(2/28/02 1:12 am)
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Re: great work!
Maybe you could note all these entries as "official Keen stuff". Then add heaps of unofficial and fan-related entries, such as "The Universe Is Toast" which crashlanded before takeoff, and some of the more noteworthy Keen websites around the place. Check out the online Hitchhiker's Guide (can't remember the URL right now) - they get people to constantly update it and it just keeps growing. The same could be done for the Keencyclopedia!
:dopefish

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KeenCommander
Vortininja
Posts: 227
(3/1/02 3:03 am)
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Re: The Keencyclopedia
That's one helluva collection of Keen terms!

*takes his hat off to TCL999*

I'm impressed

Ilsoap
Vortininja
Posts: 309
(3/1/02 8:17 pm)
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Re: The Keencyclopedia
Hey, last time I checked, the phrase "Standard Galactic Alphabet" wasn't in the Keencyclopedia.

(As always, great job!)

Objects in computer screen may be closer than they appear.

TCL999
Vortininja
Posts: 37
(3/3/02 2:38 am)
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Re: The Keencyclopedia
Technically you're correct Ilsoap, but actually it is in the Keencyclopedia under SGA. But now I'll probably add an entry like this:

Standard Galactic Alphabet: See (S)GA

Anyway, thanks for pointing that out! And stay tuned for the Unofficial Keencyclopedia in a week or less, featuring as many unofficial games that I can find!

~DF9

VF4588
Vortininja
Posts: 360
(3/23/02 7:29 pm)
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Re: The Keencyclopedia
Sorry for bringing up this smallely old topic, but I actually got to see the Keencyclopedia now :) ..and I love it!! Wow, great work!

ck nexus :: cknexus.ht.st

TCL999
Vortininja
Posts: 48
(3/24/02 4:13 pm)
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Re: The Keencyclopedia
How is it that you're only able to see it now? Because I changed hosts? Anyway, thanks for the comment :P

~DF9

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