Talk:Vorticon Tools

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Should we have separate links for KeenEdit and KeenWright if they point to the say place? I was expecting KeenEdit to be that text-only DOS one written by Jeremy whatever, but no it redirected to KeenWright. I don't want to just edit main-ish pages without asking people, so here we go - what do you guys think of this situation? /CK Guy 02:23, 14 October 2007 (GMT)/

Hmmm, I don't know. The problem is that everyone call's adurdin program KeenEdit -- its exe is keenedit.exe, and then the program calls itself Keen Editor, and the real name is KeenWright! But as this wiki is about correct info, I guess it should be about that textical editor. --KeenRush 06:45, 16 October 2007 (GMT)
If you think it's going to be an issue, you could put a disambiguation note at the top of KeenEdit's page, like what you see on the Wikipedia. Something like "This page is about the DOS version of KeenEdit, for Andrew Durdin's Keen Editor, see KeenWright". -- Malvineous 23:01, 16 October 2007 (GMT)

Are these tools relevant?

Long ago, the now inactive Keener Snaily made a Random Maze Generator, which is a Windows console app (for Keen 1, but the level files can be used for 2 and 3 by simply changing the extension). The mazes it creates look like this, a level probably derived from such maze is this one. Do you think it's worth an article? --Grandy02 (talk) 21:01, 21 May 2020 (UTC)

Go for it. You have my vote.
-- Nisaba (talk) 06:08, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
Okay, it's done. --Grandy02 (talk) 13:53, 31 May 2020 (UTC)

And what about the following tool: Commander Keen Scores, a Windows program for editing the high score list in Keen 1-3, released by KeenRush in 2004. --Grandy02 (talk) 20:29, 28 May 2020 (UTC)

From what I've read in the discussion you linked, it sounds like a pretty useful tool. While it's possible to patch the default high score list to give each entry a unique name, to do so would make you work with a pretty limited amount of characters (like only 5 per name). Meanwhile, this tool seems to give you much more space to work with in the name strings. Plus, it lets you change other variables in the high score list, such as score. I say it deserves a KeenWiki page. (Sorry for taking just about 3 years to respond.) Quinton (talk) 03:56, 19 May 2023 (GMT)