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Commander Keen!!

August 21st, 2003 6:24pm Leave a comment

What the hell is Commander Keen??? It’s an ancient DOS game that I randomly downloaded with old graphics and things like that. I used to play it in like 3rd grade on an old 386 somewhere and haven’t played it since. So when I saw that it was available for download I was like WTF. I highly doubted that it would work, but to my surprise, it did. The graphics may not be any good but this is a great game. (Hey, what do you want from 1990?? A Pentium 4??)

I tried it out on an old computer first but then got curious and tried it on Windows XP. It happened to work, which really surprised me. (Which tells me Bill Gates is a liar and didn’t delete the DOS shell in XP like he said).

Download the 4th game in this series (as a zip file) here:
Keen 4: Secret of the Oracle (573KB) (Sorry, removed dead link)

To play the game, unzip the file (using other software such as Winzip on Windows 98) or using the built in extractor in Windows XP. Once the file is unzipped, all you have to do is run the game straight out of the folder. No installation!!! Just doubleclick on the exe file (either keen4e) and play from there. Press F1 to learn the controls and creatures and things like that. If you are on an older computer, chances are the computer is too new for the game (as I highly doubt that people still have ancient computers from 1993 or older – so when I say older, I mean like a few years old.) and it tries to display ancient EGA graphics, what you want is SVGA. So if you start playing and its all screwed up and glitched, go into configure on the main menu, then go to options, then turn on SVGA Compatibility. Newer computers usually don’t have this problem because they automatically detect. By the way, the game is shareware so I’m not violating any copyright thingys by redistributing it. Even if I was (which I am not) not many people view this site anyway.

Wow, long post…

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