Commander Keen 4-6

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Commander Keen 4-6
Commander Keen 4.png
Mod-Commander Keen 4-6.png
Levels?Tick.png Editable
Tiles?Tick.png Editable
Sprites?Tick.png Editable
Fullscreen?Tick.png Editable
Sound?Tick.png Editable
Music?Tick.png Editable
Text?Tick.png Editable
Story/cutscenes?Tick.png Editable
UI/menus?Tick.png Editable

Commander Keen: Goodbye Galaxy is a very popular platform scroller, which set the benchmark for this style of game on a PC.

There is a large amount of modding info in the modding section of the KeenWiki and there is an extensive patch library allowing the game to be extended and changed considerably.

Tools

The following tools are able to work with this game.

Name PlatformGroup/archives Levels Graphics Music Sounds Text Saves .exe patch Notes
Abiathar WindowsN/AEditNoReplaceEditNoNoNo
CKPatch DOSN/ANoNoNoNoNoNoYes
IMF Creator WindowsN/ANoNoCreateNoNoNoYes
Keen: Next WindowsN/AEditNoNoNoNoNoNo
Keengraph DOS/Win/LinuxN/ANoEditNoNoNoNoNo
KeenWave DOS/Win/LinuxN/ANoNoReplaceEditNoNoNo
EModKeen/LModKeen Win/LinuxN/ANoEditNoNoNoNoNo
ModKeen DOSN/ANoEditNoNoNoNoNo
The Omegamatic WindowsN/AEditNoNoNoNoNoNo
The Photachyon Transceiver WindowsN/AEditNoNoNoNoNoNo
Startext DOSN/ANoNoNoNoEditNoNo
TED5 DOSN/AEditNoNoNoNoNoNo


File formats

The following file formats are used by this game.
Filename Format Details
audio.ck[456] AudioT Format, IMF Format Sound and music
config.ck[456] Keen 4-6 Configuration File Settings and high scores
egagraph.ck[456] EGAGraph Format Graphics, text and miscellaneous data
gamemaps.ck[456] GameMaps Format Level maps
keen[456]e.exe B800 Text, Keen 4-6 Action Format There are a couple of text screens in the main .EXE file (including the text displayed on the screen when you quit)
keen[456]e.exe Keen 4-6 Action Format Sprite behaviours are governed by this
keen[456]e.exe Keen 4-6 Tileinfo Format Tile information are governed by this

AudioT Format Details

Keen 4, 5 and 6 use the compressed version of the AudioT Format to store music and sound. The main audio file for each game, the AUDIOT.xxx file, is called AUDIO.CKx, where x is the number of the Keen game (4, 5 or 6). For example, the file for Keen 4 is AUDIO.CK4.

The two secondary files needed for this format, the AUDIOHED.xxx and AUDIODCT.xxx, are embedded inside the main .exe file of each game (KEEN4E.EXE, KEEN5E.EXE and KEEN6.EXE for the EGA versions of the game).

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