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NEFX - Brutal Wheels of Steel Forever 1

Adminn_1 on Sep 25th 2022

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An entire soundtracked 50-level pack by NEFX for the 1998 Marathon-engine-based game Wheels! by RJ Cooper. Much thanks to the original Wheels! creators and to W'rkncacnter/Douchetower for help with the bundling. To play:

  1. Copy the Wheels! files into the directory.

  2. Open the graphics/shapes file in ShapeFusion and apply the contained shapes patch to it.

  3. Put Aleph One in the directory and launch it.

  4. Stop.

  5. Bend.

  6. Lean.

  7. Kiss ass goodbye.

163 downloads, 1 review, 5 screenshots, 5.0 rating


[Reuploaded from 2019] Marathon: Green (You Snooze, You Lose) 2

Adminn_1 on Sep 24th 2022

This fixes the issues from the original 2019 upload, meaning it doesn't have anyone else's plugin or any version of Aleph One in it. This was a joke made in response to Meerjel01's proposed scenario Marathon: Green. It's an extermination level, so return to the starting platform after killing everything. In the meantime, deal with all the green.

Notes for version 2:

Doesn't have anyone else's plugin or any earlier version of Aleph One in it. I used a custom texture to create the green this time, and it's easier and better to navigate this way anyway.

152 downloads, 0 reviews, 0 screenshots, 0.0 rating


Marathon: 52 Pickup 1

Adminn_1 on Sep 24th 2022

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Collect 52 cards to win!

158 downloads, 0 reviews, 1 screenshot, 0.0 rating


Imperium VI

Windbreaker on Sep 24th 2022

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22 multiplayer maps for Marathon Infinity. Sixth edition features 2 new maps.

Many of these feature precipitation/weather/novelty Lua scripts, while others are simpler in design.

Notes for version VI:
  • Features 2 new rocketless maps: Turnabout Intruders, and The Tremolo Call.
  • Boosts fusion pistol ammo on nearly all existing maps.
  • Minor architectural changes done to Dead by Daybreak and Blue Comet.

2930 downloads, 10 reviews, 22 screenshots, 4.9 rating


Rubicon X Bloom & Monster Fix 1.0

The Man on Sep 21st 2022

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Rubicon X was released a long time ago, when Aleph One didn’t have bloom and when its monster activation limits were, by default, much higher than they are now. It hasn’t been updated since, so running it out of the box with no changes has several problems: monsters will randomly deactivate on several levels, and the bloom looks horrible because it defaults to overpoweringly high levels. I’ve created this plugin as an “all-in-one” fix for both these issues. It restores the monster activation limits to their intended values, and it makes the game look decent with bloom.

To run this, just put it in your Rubicon X plugins folder. (If you don’t have one, make a new “Plugins” folder in the “Rubicon X” folder – NOT the “Rubicon Data” folder – and stick this in it.) If you currently have Rubicon X running, you’ll need to quit the app and reload it.

Notes for version 1.0:

First release.

227 downloads, 1 review, 4 screenshots, 5.0 rating


Marathon 1984

Simon the Nemesis on Sep 9th 2022

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Marathon 1984 is a custom 3 map scenario for Marathon Infinity, created in 1997 by Frank 'Elk' Rooke and distributed in the MacAddict issue No. 13 cover CD.

This file contains the Marathon 1984 map file and a patched shapes file in MacBinary II format, compatible with Aleph One, as well as the original installer for classic MacOS also in MacBinary II format.

Contents of the Marathon 1984 original readme file:

Marathon-1984 Scenario

Level construction, textures and terminal art: Frank 'Elk' Rooke Many thanks to Devon Belcher (UESC Marine terminal pict by Devon)

Final merge: 6-16-97

1984 consists of three levels to be played as solo maps only and using Marathon Infinity.

Send your comments or questions to: [email protected]

189 downloads, 1 review, 7 screenshots, 4.0 rating


Tempus Irae & Lost Levels Spoiler Guides by Dr John Sumner 1.0

The Man on Aug 13th 2022

Shared with Dr Sumner’s permission. These are his exhaustively detailed spoiler guides for every level of the original releases of Tempus Irae and Tempus Irae 2: The Lost Levels; they’re also accurate for the 2006 Aleph One conversion, but there will be notable differences in the upcoming Redux release (which will hopefully appear later this year).

These guides contain exhaustive walkthroughs of each level in both games with detailed information on their contents, including any bugs Dr Sumner encountered and information on every accessible terminal in each level, including images of each terminal screen and information on where to find them and when they are active. He also notes how he did in his playthrough.

These guides are attuned specifically to his play style: play on Total Carnage; use as little ammo as possible; collect all possible secrets and ammo; and defeat every enemy when practical – in short, one of the most challenging possible approaches to the game (especially since many levels provide limited shield recharges).

They’re also unbelievably comprehensive; the original Nardo spoiler guides, though admirable efforts, pale in comparison. Dr Sumner’s guides have provided us a wealth of useful information on bugs to correct for Redux (for instance, he notes monsters and items that don’t spawn in).

There’s much more where this came from, by the way. I’ll upload more of his guides soon enough.

Edit: I’m hosting several of his spoiler guides on my OneDrive for the time being (currently, Marathon 1, Marathon 2, Tempus Irae, The Lost Levels, Rubicon X, Phoenix 1.3, and Pfh’Joueur). You can find them at https://1drv.ms/u/s!AuD0MykSsmaRmx_NxpRgTRM69vgn?e=fgVHbX

174 downloads, 0 reviews, 0 screenshots, 0.0 rating


MarathUp - Sketchup to Marathon Converter 1.0.1

Spooky on Aug 12th 2022

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Version 1.0

by Gregory Ewing [email protected]

This is a set of Ruby plug-in scripts for Google Sketchup to export a model as a Marathon map file that can be played with the Aleph One game engine.

A tutorial is included which demonstrates what's been implemented so far. Start at Tutorial/index.html.

If you have used a previous version of MarathUp, see CHANGES.txt for a summary of added features, and have a look at the new sections in the tutorial.

Licence

This is free software. Share and enjoy.

Notes for version 1.0.1:

This is a working version of the script the Professor helped me fix over email.

Luckily it was found in system files of old computer. It is now safe and sound.

170 downloads, 0 reviews, 1 screenshot, 0.0 rating


Gemini Station 2.0

The Man on Aug 12th 2022

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Note: I didn’t create this; Dr Mike Trinder did. All I did was to convert it to a format compatible with modern Aleph One.

Gemini Station (first complete release: July 9, 1997) is a partial conversion for Marathon Infinity with 12 total levels, though players may not see them all every time they play it. Two are secrets and three are brief exposition levels, so it has seven proper levels, of which six are very long. Seriously, they’re huge.

I haven’t played through the whole thing in a while, but it was extremely impressive when it came out; as far as I know, it was the first scenario to incorporate several mapmaking tricks like airlocks and programmable teleporters. I last replayed it two or three years ago and felt it still held up.

As far as I’m aware, the only versions previously available were incomplete conversions that came with a shapes patcher that only ran on MacOS (and I’m not even sure they ran with modern releases). This version includes the patched shapes file, so you don’t have to bother patching the shapes. All you need to do is select the map and the shapes in Marathon Infinity and you’re good. (Make sure to select the shapes!)

Apart from patching the shapes and converting the map to MacBinary format, I haven’t modified any of these files at all; the readmes are even still in Mac OS Roman. Hopefully Dr Trinder won’t mind me making his scenario accessible to modern players; several people have asked for it on Discord over the years, so I figured I’d save people the trouble in the future.

In any case, I strongly recommend this, especially if you haven’t played it. It’s probably in my top 10 Marathon scenarios of all time, and the only things keeping it out of the top 5 are its short length and its relative lack of original assets (there are no new sounds and not many new graphics). However, it still looks phenomenal, and its map design would probably still seem inventive today. The writing is also fantastic.

Note: Screenshots incorporate Goran Svensson’s HD walls & landscapes, Freeverse’s HD weapons, and in some cases W’rkncacnter’s BRUTAL MARATHON plugin. I only spent about twenty minutes on these – they’re probably nowhere near the best sights Gemini Station has to offer. (Also, you probably shouldn’t actually use these plugins with it – certain game functionality is highly likely to break or not look as intended.)

Notes for version 2.0:

Converted from archives.bungie.org upload to formats Aleph One can read on Windows and Linux.

206 downloads, 3 reviews, 4 screenshots, 2.3 rating


The Flappyboi Incident 1.1

W'rkncacnter on Aug 8th 2022

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A horrible virus is affecting everything around you.

The only way you know how to deal with the situation is to spread it around as much as possible, and kill everything that remains.

(A plugin compatible with Marathon 2, Infinity, or similar scenarios.)

169 downloads, 2 reviews, 1 screenshot, 5.0 rating