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Offline kieranmillar

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Quest From Kieran
« on: March 04, 2023, 08:18:57 PM »
Welcome to Quest From Kieran, the prequel to Quest From Kieran 2!

This is a 60 level pack for Neolemmix v12.12.5 or later. Like the other entries to the QFK series, it tries to maintain the traditional Lemmings style, so only the original 8 skills, no levels taller than the original height, only levels styles from the original game and Oh No, that sort of thing, but the levels are significantly more puzzle focused than the original games.

The music is songs made by classic British demoscene musician 4mat, specifically tracks from a Jet Set Willy remake. You should be fine with regards to e.g. copyright on Youtube playthroughs. I came up with my own names for the tracks, there were no official names.

Difficulty is probably Medium to Very Hard, but I'm quite bad at properly gauging the difficulty of my levels. I hope you enjoy!

Special thanks to Armani and Akseli for comprehensive testing, and Wafflem, Ste Woz Ere, ericdekovits and WillLem for additional testing and comments.

The Ranks

I thought it made no sense why only the original game gets to have a rank that states the levels are fun. I want my levels to be fun too! So I named this rank Fun. Hah! Take that!

Investing in Infrastructure

Also Fun
What, you thought only the first few levels in a level pack are allowed to be fun? Well not this time! These levels are a bit harder, but they're still fun!

Frozen Arches

Hard But Still Fun
Levels don't have to be easy to be fun. Even my hard levels are fun!

Pillars of the Community

Not Fun
Well I guess they can't all be winners.

The High Ground

How to Install

Extract the contents of the zip file into Neolemmix's levels folder. Then inside Neolemmix, press F2 to select the level pack you wish to play. If you want the music, extract the files into Neolemmix's music folder.

Offline Armani

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Re: Quest From Kieran
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2023, 04:08:14 AM »
Congratulation on the pack release!
I'm glad to have helped test this pack! I had a lot of fun. :laugh:

It starts with some easy puzzles as the rank name says and gradually enters harder territory.
Especially the final rank has some nuts to crack even for adept solvers.
A lot of the levels have simple layouts and small to medium skillsets but the solutions to them are really well hidden in the plain sights and give satisfying feeling when you figure them out.

It uses only classic 8 skills and the original styles so bonus points to those traditionalists. ;)

I can definitely recommend this pack to play :thumbsup:
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Re: Quest From Kieran
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2023, 10:08:23 PM »

I'm a bit late, but congrats on the pack's release! :thumbsup: It might have taken a while, but you made it :P I have added this to my to-LP list. I been meaning to play through this pack sometime myself, when I happened to stumbled upon it by chance in the "in development" board of the Forums quite a while back. Looks like it was a good thing I waited for the New Formats conversion ;) It's not going to be for a while, but when I do, I'll make sure I link you to my LP so you can watch whenever you have available time ;)

Also, I say the custom music sounds great! :thumbsup: I love custom music, but even if a level pack doesn't use that, I always play with the author's intended music pack regardless of whether there's some tracks I'm not a fan of.

I'll also need to give your L2 pack a try sometime too! I think a while ago I stopped after only two levels, and something tells me it might be due to how I started with the Shadow tribe, which probably wasn't the best choice for a first tribe :laugh: However, I'll get back to it sometime, but not after I have gone through the base L2 game first, as it's been a while since I last played and completed the game.

Anyway, congrats again on the pack's release and I look forward to playing through it in the future! :thumbsup: - My YouTube channel and you can also find my playlists of Lemmings level packs that I have LPed
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Re: Quest From Kieran
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2023, 02:33:27 AM »
I took a peek so far; looks great! intriguing levels. I look forward to playing through this properly! [as much of it as I can]. Is the difficulty greater or lesser than QFK2? I've played part way though that (great pack once again).
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Re: Quest From Kieran
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2023, 07:48:20 AM »
Thanks for the kind words all.

Hard to say how it compares difficulty-wise to the other entries in the QFK series. Im very bad at guaging the difficulty of my own stuff. This one at least has the benefit of everyone being familiar with all the mechanics, so it may feel easier for that reason maybe.