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Old 10-24-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
eisnerguy1

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Question Some issues with Commander Keen in the Anthology Release
So, I've found some issues with the versions of Commander Keen included in the Anthology Release. I figured I'd put it all in 1 topic. Just as a heads up, I know these are Mac screenshots. I installed the games in Windows 8 (via VMWare) and copied over the game files back to my Mac.

It looks like Keen 4 is version 1.1 & Keen 5 is version 1.4.


Both should be version 1.4 (like the Steam release). Here's what it should look like if the 2 games are the latest version:


Another thing, it looks like Keen 4 & Keen 5 have old save-games included. Not sure if they were for testing purposes or what.


This also affects the default high-scores


I know that some of these are minor gripes but, can the installer (both for Goodbye Galaxy & the Anthology) be updated to included version 1.4 for Keen 4?
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Old 10-25-2014, 12:56 AM   #2
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Re: Some issues with Commander Keen in the Anthology Release...
Those saves should be removed indeed. I also agree with the game being patched up to the latest stable version.
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Old 10-25-2014, 04:23 AM   #3
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Those saves should be removed indeed. I also agree with the game being patched up to the latest stable version.
Thanks! I wasn't sure if the game already having save files was just annoying me or if it was an actual issue :P
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Old 10-25-2014, 09:07 AM   #4
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Re: Some issues with Commander Keen in the Anthology Release...
I noticed that Cosmo's Cosmic Adventure also had some non-default high score data. I hope that they will fix these little issues as these oversights make the entire package feel like a dubiously obtained "outpouring of water".

The included version of Monster Bash Episode 1 is also the shareware release as opposed to the registered release (the registered release omits the annoying nag screens).
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Old 10-25-2014, 11:38 AM   #5
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Re: Some issues with Commander Keen in the Anthology Release...
Monster Bash episode 1 is actually only at version 1.0 as well, should definitely be changed to the v2.1 registered. Also since it has the FILE_ID.DIZ of the shareware version, you can't play part 2 and 3 past the first level.

Stargunner is also only at v1.0b while the most recent version is v1.1a.

Some hints sheets are also missing:
- Alien Carnage
- Arctic Adventure
- Bio Menace
- Major Stryker
- Monuments of Mars
- Pharaoh's Tomb
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Old 10-25-2014, 06:50 PM   #6
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Re: Some issues with Commander Keen in the Anthology Release...
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Stargunner is also only at v1.0b while the most recent version is v1.1a.
The GOG release is the same way. I asked their support staff about it, and they said this:

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Our games are usually patched to the latest official, working version. This patch however breaks the game - specifically the sixth mission. We weren't able to find a fix as this is a known issue, so we decided to not include this patch at all.
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