Rotating Items 1.0
Crater Creator on May 15th 2013
Back when items were strictly 2D sprites, there was little reason to care about their facing angle. We now have plugins that replace items with 3D models, yet in nearly all existing maps all weapons and ammo face the same direction.
This plugin addresses this cosmetic oddity by making all items slowly rotate (yaw), as seen in other shooters like Quake and Unreal. The 2D sprites were easy to identify because you could see them in profile from any angle. This animation restores that property, and the movement also makes them stand out more. Unfortunately, because the script physically manipulates the items in the environment, it's only expected to work in single player.
I've been using this for myself ever since thedoctor45 released his excellent 3D items plugin in February 2012. However, it's very simple and should work with any 3D items, for any scenario. Anyone making a "3D items" or similar plugin is welcome to bundle this into their work; one look at the lua and you'll see how simple the effect is to create.
1578 downloads, 2 reviews, 1 screenshot, 5.0 rating
General Tacticus on May 11th 2013
This is my first plugin uploaded to this site, it adds hi-res weapon in hand graphics to replace the original, low-res sprites with redone 3d rendered sprites.
Constructive criticism/tips are very welcome.
Notes for version 1.2:
revised the hands a bit more, added 3d weapon items.
2343 downloads, 7 reviews, 1 screenshot, 3.4 rating
fiddler_on_a_roof on Apr 6th 2013
fiddler_on_a_roof on Mar 16th 2013
This is a modification of Hopper's amazing XBLA HUD for Marathon 2 and Infinity, this time designed for Marathon Phoenix.
Note: Secret skull information is displayed when you take out your fists.
Notes for version 1.0:
Initial release. Includes support for secret skulls and keycards.
1884 downloads, 1 review, 5 screenshots, 5.0 rating
JohannesG on Feb 16th 2013
The original Marathon weapons were not really designed with people in mind. They were designed to be effective against slow and stupid aliens that could not dodge shots and could not operate their weaponry while they were being blasted by the player. Human players are a bit more intelligent, and faster than that.
Note that this is not designed with monsters in mind!
This physics model addresses those changes and has undergone thorough balance testing during its development. Weapon switching delay is now nearly non-existant and random damage has been taken out of the game. Weapons that would normally never see action in an otherwise SPNKR filled multiplayer match can now go up against a SPNKR armed player under the right conditions.
Jóhannes Gunnar Þorsteinsson
Notes for version 1.5:
(more thorough changelog in readme)
- Speed increase of all regular bullets up to 4096.
- Alien Weapon is now a dual function with a regular primary trigger but secondary trigger set as chargeable long range high damage weapon
- The good old automatic KKV-7 SMG is back.
- Bug fix: Enforcers now use "unused 1" shot slot instead of Alien Weapon Blast so not to make them overpowered
1788 downloads, 3 reviews, 1 screenshot, 3.0 rating
President People on Aug 4th 2012
This plugin replaces all Pfhor textures with a combination of the Marathon 2 and Infinity versions into single textures. The result maintains Marathon 2's bright colors, and adds many details from the Infinity textures.
The plugin will work with either Marathon 2 or Marathon Infinity Shapes (or any scenario that leaves the Pfhor texture set unmodified).
Questions, comments, bugs? Post on the Pfhorums.
Notes for version 2.0:
Version 1.0: Initial Release
Version 2.0: Plugin expanded to replace the entire Pfhor texture set, various improvements throughout the pre-existing textures.
1782 downloads, 2 reviews, 0 screenshots, 4.5 rating
Gorans Lava Set 2.05
goran svensson on Mar 9th 2012
This plugin replaces all the textures in marathon infinity's lava set with 512x512 versions. I have sought to stay true to the originals and I hope it shows. Version 2 includes major updates to all textures. Bump maps are now supported. Make sure to check that out!
Notes for version 2.05:
2.0 New release with major texture upgrades and bump maps
2.05 Removal of bright line from texture 018.