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Crater Creator on Aug 5th 2012
EasyShade contains functions for automating the lighting of Aleph One levels. It is intended to aid mapmakers in conjunction with their usual lighting techniques. EasyShade currently includes these functions (all parameters are optional):
sunlight(contrast, manual_sun_angle, cumulative) for simulating a directional light source that affects all surfaces and does not cast shadows
roomlight(brightness, floor_threshold, ceiling_threshold, radius) for assigning a brightness to an entire room at once
pointlight(brightness, max_radius) for simulating a point light source where the player is standing (calculations done in 2D)
darken() and lighten() for nudging the brightness of the room you're in up or down. These functions are tied to the previous and next weapon keys, so you can make an adjustment by pressing one key instead of typing out a function call.
pavelight(brightness) for applying a single brightness to all surfaces in the entire level
resetlights() for restoring a level to its original lighting levels
Notes for version 1.5:
Major update, now with wholly different types of automated lighting.
1789 downloads, 1 review, 2 screenshots, 5.0 rating
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.
1740 downloads, 2 reviews, 1 screenshot, 5.0 rating
President People on Jan 18th 2012
This plugin replaces some textures with those found in the Marathon 2 Preview.
The Marathon 2 Preview was released before the Marathon 2 Demo, and contains different textures, weapons and sprites than in the full game, and in some cases, the demo.
I highly recommend that you use Marathon 2 Textures with this plugin. Aleph One 1.0 also recommended.
-- Special Thanks to Hopper for converting the M2 Preview Shapes to Aleph One Format
For more info on the M2 Preview, check out the Marathon Story Page:
Check out Hopper's converted M2 Preview Shapes on the Pfhorums:
Any questions or comments? You can contact me on the Pfhorums.
Notes for version 2.2:
v2.1 to 2.2
- Ugh, texture 010 was incorrectly named after the Preview, in which it was bitmap 23. Corrected.
v2.0 to 2.1
- I'd forgotten to convert the new textures to DDS format. They should work properly now.
v1.0 to v2.0
Completely replaced all bitmaps, using Hopper's converted M2 Preview Shapes (The screenshot method was worth it :))
Added textures 002, 003, 027, and 029
1724 downloads, 0 reviews, 4 screenshots, 0.0 rating
liacrow on Sep 17th 2017
This 360° wrap-around starscape replacement shows the stars as they would appear in the Tau Ceti system on July 3, 2794 at 0839 UTC, as well as a few local objects likely to be visible.
The stars, colony, and positions of planets have been rendered by Celestia, the open-source universe explorer. Using data on the planets known to be orbiting Tau Ceti, I made a few tweaks within real parameters to make things more comfy for our Martian colonists.
Remember the pink-brown planet from the Pfhor chapter screen? It's now an ice giant around which the colony orbits. Or is it a water giant? Celestia says it's 40F up there. Whatever, it's like Uranus, execpt smaller, warmer, and not sideways.
The huge blue planet is the colony moon, 1300 km below. I tried to put the Marathon in as high an orbit as possible while still being close enough to be an easily reached space station.
You can easily find Sol in the screen shot from G4 Sunbathing. It's just above and to the left of the right gantryway, or just below and to the right of Arcturus, slightly brighter than the surrounding stars.
On Marathon levels, your point of view will be from the Marathon's surface. The Scoutship will be part of the backdrop, while the scenery item is replaced by the unused slave transport sprite. On Pfhor levels, you view from an alien ship surface, and the Marathon sprite has been enhanced.
Software used: 1 - Gravitation to find a stable orbit for the moon, 2 - Celestia to produce renders, 3 -Hugin to stitch them together into a panorama, 4 - GIMP for postprocessing and Marathon's surface texturing.
To install, please drop the zip file into your appropriate plugins folder. Also, make sure that in Preferences > Graphics > Rendering Options, that "Replacement Texture Quality" for Landscapes is set to "Unlimited."
Notes for version 3.0:
-New landscape for Pfhor levels -Corrected star orientation on Pfhor levels -Removed floating Marathon logo -Restored & enhanced Marathon sprite -Shortened plugin UI name -Fixed Windows compatibility (I hope)
1709 downloads, 2 reviews, 3 screenshots, 4.5 rating
XBLA Weapons Plugin 20120128
treellama on Feb 9th 2012
ftg.death.rhino on Aug 14th 2013
This Aleph One plugin allows you to go under water calmly without having to look at those heinous faders. It works great for texturing liquid maps with Visual Mode by treellama, and is compatible with Marathon 2, Marathon Infinity and other plugins.
Notes for version 1.1:
Resolved some wording and parsing errors
1689 downloads, 0 reviews, 8 screenshots, 0.0 rating
Marathon 2 Theme 20120128
treellama on Feb 9th 2012
jonny on Jun 21st 2013
A circle drawing plugin for Weland.
Notes for version 1.2:
Added feature to connect points on circle to nearest inward point along radius (possibly center). Fixed parameters dialog to handle longer inputs. Reworked algorithm so that arc selection (#, length, or angle) is given priority when rounding values.
1641 downloads, 3 reviews, 0 screenshots, 4.7 rating
Marathon Theme 20120128
treellama on Feb 9th 2012
Model Debugger Plugin 1.0.1
Hopper on Feb 25th 2012
Working on 3D models for Aleph One? Having trouble with lighting? This plugin lets you visualize the in-game normals, so you can get your objects looking their best. Use with the Shader renderer.
Notes for version 1.0.1:
Updated documentation only.