Keen 4 Composite CGA Edition
Keen 4 Composite CGA Edition is a skin mod by VileR, made for CGA version 1.4 (the Apogee Software version) of Keen 4. The graphics are all redrawn to take advantage of how CGA looks with composite output. In other words, the colors are replaced by black and white patterns that, when displayed in a composite monitor, each turn into one out of 16 colors. In addition, fade-in-and-out transitions are patched back in (the original CGA versions lacked any sort of transitions).
To run this mod with the intended display on DOSBox, one should use a fork that supports emulation of CGA composite output. DOSBox-X, for instance, has two options for this type of output, called cga_composite and cga_composite2. These are accessed in
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- Text: unchanged
- Graphics: entirely redone for CGA's composite output
- Levels: unchanged
- Tools used: cga2ntsc, CKPatch, ModId, Photoshop