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POWERS 3.0.1

irons on Feb 18th 2016

Drawing

POWERS is a new kind of Marathon gameplay. Instead of having an arsenal of weapons, the player carries only what is inside his mind—his POWERS.

POWERS works under Aleph One with any Marathon scenario, and, in theory, any game type. However, the best way to use your new POWERS is with a friend in Co-op mode! New challenges await you in your favorite levels, and you might find that your POWERS even enhance levels you never appreciated before. Just use the POWERS Lua script when you play!

Notes for version 3.0.1:

Total overhaul. See the Readme.

1386 downloads, 6 reviews, 1 screenshot, 4.2 rating


Thomas Mann's Greatest Hits 7.0

irons on Feb 7th 2016

Finis_operis

A series of seven-polygon netmaps suitable for any size group and every classic competitive game type.

Notes for version 7.0:

Seven new maps, including one for CTF. Final release.

2148 downloads, 6 reviews, 49 screenshots, 4.2 rating


Capture the Falg 1.0.3

irons on Jan 23rd 2016

Naked_men

This script adopts W'rkncacnter's CTF script to the newer API. See the readme, the original CTF script, and the Magenta Filter maps for more information.

Notes for version 1.0.3:

This release hopefully fixes out-of-sync issues. It also adds messages for all flag statuses (taken, dropped, returned, scored). There are also screen faders for these events. Finally, the alert sound no longer plays if a player is constantly picking up his own flag (i.e. when it continuously respawns on the base polygon).

I highly recommend updating to this version.

1759 downloads, 4 reviews, 1 screenshot, 5.0 rating


Arms Race 1.0

irons on Aug 18th 2015

Ryoko asked me to re-create the "Arms Race" game type from Counterstrike in Aleph One. Here's my attempt.

From the man himself:

Basically it's an EMFH script where everyone starts with rockets, and after each kill you get demoted to a weaker weapon, and the winner is the first person to get a kill with fists.

Notes for version 1.0:

Initial release.

707 downloads, 3 reviews, 0 screenshots, 4.7 rating


KILL ME EP 1.0

irons on Jun 23rd 2014

Blueberries

A short collection of music, most of it from Marathon (or PiD) sounds.

Notes for version 1.0:

Uploaded here since my site no longer has it.

1021 downloads, 1 review, 4 screenshots, 5.0 rating


Co-Op 2.2

irons on Aug 14th 2013

Co-op

This Lua script introduces a number of changes and tweaks in the mechanics of co-operative games. Version 2 has a number of improvements thanks to the new Lua API found in Aleph One v0.20.

See the Readme file for a whole lot more detail.

Notes for version 2.2:

Added a few minor changes, including one that allows the script to work with the post-1.0 betas.

2952 downloads, 4 reviews, 1 screenshot, 5.0 rating


CARNAGE VILA 46! README 3.0

irons on Feb 26th 2011

Screenshot

This is the original READ ME!!!!!!!!!!!!11 for RKYOKOTK's CARNAGE VILA 46!

Notes for version 3.0:

yo i tried real fame and fortune, but the reviewer YOULOVEME was all like YO DIS GAME IS DEAD and i was like SHEEIT DAWG THEN WHY U REVIEWIN and he was like J'ACCUSE and i tried askin wut was wrong then he said DAMN I TAKE JOKES SERIOUSLY FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK so we laughed bout that but he stopped laughin and said U WORSHIP THE DEVIL so i told him DAWG DAT WAS 2.5 YEARS AGO DAYUM

1651 downloads, 11 reviews, 2 screenshots, 2.5 rating


Joust 5.0

irons on Feb 6th 2011

Joust

This is an attempt to mimic the gameplay of the old Joust arcade game. Players fly around maps and collide with each other to score kills. More detailed instructions await you in the README.

Notes for version 5.0:

This is the fifth attempt at a total Joust rewrite. Compatible with the latest version of Aleph One. Can be played on the EMFH, KOTH, and KTMWTB gametypes.

1198 downloads, 3 reviews, 1 screenshot, 4.3 rating


Halo - Combat Evolved 0.6b

irons on Feb 22nd 2010

Walleyevision_0000

Here's Halo - Combat Evolved. This recreates certain Halo experiences in Marathon, mostly for net games. Thanks for downloading!

Notes for version 0.6b:

First public beta, some bugs to work out.

1546 downloads, 20 reviews, 1 screenshot, 3.5 rating


Ray Core Image ALPHA 7

irons on Jul 17th 2009

Icon

It is returning ? Did one notice burns on this carpet. However henceforth backups are complete, magnetic media also need your DVD support. 10,000 RPM SCSI.

Notes for version ALPHA 7:

Exceeda only in possible dreams.

1082 downloads, 4 reviews, 1 screenshot, 4.7 rating


Learning to Live 1.0

irons on May 11th 2009

Ltl

This MMR with Ryoko is from November 2008. It's a large map.

1269 downloads, 1 review, 1 screenshot, 4.0 rating


Coriolis Loop 1.000000000000001

irons on Nov 25th 2008

Cl

Double Aught's classic netmap pack hasn't been changed at all, except that I've made it into "Unimap" format and zipped the file, making it easier for more modern operating systems to use.

Notes for version 1.000000000000001:

Switches from Macbin/Unimap resources to M2/95 resources. Meaningless to most, so don't bother getting this new one unless you're having trouble with the old one.

1644 downloads, 2 reviews, 1 screenshot, 4.5 rating


Underworld 666a9bed

irons on Sep 1st 2008

Uw1

My only good map pack.

Notes for version 666a9bed:

So Underworld isn't totally dead yet. I do make levels occasionally, and I've added two to this version: Parc and The Multiplex.

Parc was formerly known as Pillow, and has seen a few small-but-helpful improvements since its original appearance on Pfhorums. The Multiplex was my contest map for Ryoko's 2008 Summer mapmaking contest; it didn't even get into the Victory Dance VI pack, so I thought I'd release it here for posterity.

1779 downloads, 2 reviews, 4 screenshots, 5.0 rating


Territory 1.0

irons on Jun 30th 2008

Territory is a new game type for team play. Red and Blue teams fight for control of a level, with scores based on floor area. Fun and simple.

(See the Readme for greater detail.)

1161 downloads, 0 reviews, 0 screenshots, 0.0 rating


PRAHBLUM PEACK 304f6855

irons on Jun 5th 2008

Screenshot_0029

Formerly called "Rejects," PRAHBLUM PEAK is the set of maps I culled from Underworld as I built that pack up to its glorious state. These aren't necessarily that bad, and I'm putting them online because there is (or was, at one point) a demand from some fans of my levels. These were usually the cheap players who loved how horrible the balance was, but I still appreciate their support. The README goes into pretty good detail for every level.

PP 304f6855 has six levels.

1323 downloads, 2 reviews, 6 screenshots, 3.5 rating


Azure Dreams 2.0

irons on Mar 19th 2008

Old maps. They're going up here for a few reasons: nostalgia, laughs, and in the event that someone has films that run on these levels. If you want something different (and maybe not in a good way), take a look in here. At least it has an extensive history of the life and times of the map pack. Oh man, I'm laughing so hard.

1302 downloads, 0 reviews, 0 screenshots, 0.0 rating


JUICE 1.1.1

irons on Oct 20th 2007

Main

JUICE is a Java-based--and, therefore, cross-platform--utility for editing map files. It can't replace a dedicated editor like Forge, but it is capable of editing several aspects of map files, most of which are geared toward fixing and tweaking network maps. For example, you can edit existing and place new level objects; you can change monster and item parameters; you can do some things that no other editor will let you do. If you're a mapmaker who needs to edit these sorts of things, but without consistent access to a Macintosh, give JUICE a try.

A manual is included, both in HTML and PDF forms.

v1.1.1 adds the ability to embed shapes patches.

v1.1 includes the long-anticipated texture converter.

1710 downloads, 6 reviews, 1 screenshot, 5.0 rating


56 Reviews

  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

fuck survival Munitions Disposal.lua

irons on Jun 2nd 2016, Version 1.1

lets play king of heighters or something

ray, do you still smoke? if so, are tobacco taxes still prohibitive? if so, do you still live in salem? if so, are you a witch or a witch hunter? fuck survival


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

fuck survival Ein Heldenleben

irons on Jun 2nd 2016, Version 1.2

i made that 2.5d joke about eight years ago. i retract my 4-star review


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

fuck survival Super Cool Kill Zone

irons on Jun 2nd 2016, Version goddddddddd

i'm still here

fuck survival


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

fuck survival Super Cool Kill Zone

irons on Jun 2nd 2016, Version goddddddddd

do you idiots understand yet

fuck survival


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

fuck survival VISUAL MODE SOURCE CODE

irons on Jun 2nd 2016, Version 1.0

ALL OF THE FIVE STAR RATINGS ON THIS PRODUCT WERE MADE BY REAL ACCOUNTS THAT WERE MADE LONG AGO. IF YOU HAVE ANY KNOWLEDGE BY NOW, YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT W'RKNCACNTER IS AN EFFING GOD.


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

fuck survival skull in dubbl player

irons on Jun 2nd 2016, Version 1.0

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  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

fuck survival Marathon Olympics

irons on Jun 2nd 2016, Version 1.0

kawaiipet knew what he was doing. wrk knows even more what he's doing. remember team fortress classic? and those dumb physics let you fly around using grenades without dying? and your wildest dreams came true? that's how the olympics are in wrk's and kawaiipet's mind. the path around a sphere crosses itself and now we're back where we started. try it.

p.s. fuck survival p.p.s. needs robert tag

wrk's view on the matter: "maybe if i actually finish it someday it'll be worthy of the robert tag"


  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

"other 3D games" Ein Heldenleben

irons on Mar 28th 2016, Version 1.2

minus one star for implying mararthon is not 2.5d


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Goo Chutes Kill With Style

irons on Feb 13th 2016, Version 1.0

To an extent I haven't seen in other scripts, Kill With Style's effect on gameplay varies with the level you play it on. In some cases, you'll more or less play as you always do. In the more fun instances, you'll end up chasing each other up and down the same staircase, going in circles until one of you can line up a good shot. It's a hell of a lot of fun.


  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Not impressed Seven Stages of Megalopia

irons on Aug 29th 2015, Version 1.0

One might argue whether "being impressed" means much in the context of seven-polygon levels. After all, they're bound to be relatively primitive, aren't they?

Yes and no. There's a difference between overcoming obstacles and stopping well short of them, and while these levels are probably at least as good as very early fan works for the first Marathon, what does that really say about them?

The good: given two skilled players, and a pact between them not to kill a newly-spawned player on sight, you can have fun here. Many of the levels places hold up under these two rules. In particular, The Alley Gorey, Lobes and Pfhishes, and The Bilateral Commission are the best for these types of games. Lobes and Pfhishes is the most varied and offers the best cover, while the other two can house frenetic games. Shading is paid due. CC has applied textures with admirable workmanship. Hamilton's Unfinished Cycle also features a nice trap where the invisibility powerup spawns, preventing players from following one another around for the kill.

But that's not enough. Even under the kindest circumstances, there will be frustrating games. In all levels, ammunition and weapons are sparse, meaning that more often than not you'll be on the giving or receiving end of a shotgun-vs.-pistol slaughter. Spawns will occur within sight of roaming enemies. Architecture is often boring, small, or, even more often, both. Without exception, maps have one or two separate levels. Often these are accessible by an easy-to-cover range of entrances, meaning the player on top tends to stay on top. Players don't have much choice when attempting to dodge enemy fire and often the first person to score a hit is the winner. This is a regression to the most boring aspects of early Marathon mapping, not the transcendence of self-imposed boundaries.

Yes, this review is about four years too late. I thought it would be good in any case to counter the positivism from other reviewers with something a bit more realistic.


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

orz Infra Apogee

irons on Aug 22nd 2015, Version 1.5

Good maps are still being made. These put mine to shame, and remind me in many cases of Red Spectrum crossed with M2 and M1. Favorite: The Cylindrical. Great look, very vertical, and fun. Something I would have liked very much to play when I was more active.


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Incomplete review Gravity's Rainbow

irons on Aug 1st 2014, Version 1.21

I've only played on Necrophilia, on a whim, selecting the map randomly, and enjoyed every second.


  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Funny Killed By Them All

irons on Oct 5th 2012, Version

I won't hide the truth and pretend this was meant to be serious. We all know what W'rkncacnter does. How can we not? These short levels show more humor and cleverness than certain others give him credit for.

Destiny's negative comments about himself notwithstanding, there are some genuinely interesting moments here, especially in the first real level, "ᑥ." The puzzling jump sequence provided me with more entertainment than I've had in a long time.

Puzzles such as this level's final room, or challenges such as the last room in "Thank You For Registering," are unsolvable. That is their attraction. This is worth the short time it will take for you to "get it."

P.S. JASON THRIFT


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Normally Woul\d Be Four Stars Coca-Cola Factory

irons on Aug 7th 2011, Version .0000000000000000001

Surprisingly playable, but only use fusion guns.


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Downrating is wrong. VISUAL MODE Plugin

irons on Mar 21st 2011, Version 1.0

I advise you to stop downrating by giving this plugin the score it truly deserves: 5 stars.


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Incredible VISUAL MODE Plugin

irons on Mar 21st 2011, Version 1.0

Mac exe running on Linux is only half the story here. Months went into the original JUICE VISUAL MODE and I'm glad that hard work wasn't a waste after all. Thanks W'rk.


  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Maybe half-decent A Netpack

irons on Feb 21st 2011, Version v1.0

Destiny and I are bitter enemies and I hate him forever and ever. That said, I was surprised with the quality of this pack. It has problems, but if Destiny keeps mapping, he might learn how to avoid mistakes like these in the future.

"Mr. Roger's battle world" is simple and symmetrical; therefore, it's also monotonous. The texturing, lighting, and sounds are adequate, and he's even done a good job with the notorious Pfhor texture set. There are plenty of weapons, but I have a problem with his inclusion of the invisibility powerup. A player who gets this and shotguns will probably have a very long run on this level, especially because there's a health recharger in the lower area.

"Playing, at night" is the labyrinth thermo and time chose to poke fun at, and with good reason. This level's competent texturing and sounds are overshadowed by the level's design. It's a senseless maze, definitely not something I'd want to throw a mere four players into. The lighting encourages everyone's favorite pastime, camping, but so does the structure. Destiny seems to get an OK idea for a room or two, and then goes on to replicate it over and over until it's the whole map. I did like the floating bones area.

"Battle at hill 21" is another symmetrical monster. Destiny also has a penchant for sharp corners in his levels, which is a good way to snag players and piss them off. The southern area of the map has tons of these. He also put so many shotguns and shells around the level I had to wonder why there was any other weapon, and I ran across an invincibility powerup. He needs to work on balance. The pedestals in some of the corner rooms were a bit too tall: if I ran over one of them, my head got snagged for a second on the skylight above. Players will die this way. I understand the general idea of the level, which is a big battle, and the main arena conveys this idea pretty well. It even has some trenches that add a nice touch, even if that touch is of questionable use. I expected the structure at the center to have a little more to it, or to be elevated at the very least.

"We're waiting for the boxes" is just a rectangle with some elevated areas and lots of irritating platforms and jumps. The Jjaro textures look bad, because I think he chose the wrong ones - Jjaro is a tricky set to use, but with the right (non-tan) colors, it can look nice. Anyway, probably the worst in the pack, but it's got stiff competition in the form of "Playing, at night."

If Destiny can get over his obsession with symmetry, repetition, and lack of variety in elevations, he might be able to make some good maps. Players might have fun on these, but not as much as on other levels.


  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Attractive, but flawed Bleeding Requisite

irons on Feb 21st 2011, Version <3

The mapper clearly knows what he's doing aesthetically, but I have an issue with the map's layout. It is open enough that a player can spawn-kill just about everyone using time-honored tools like the shotgun and the rocket launcher. The curves introduced by those hearts also take a huge toll on my admittedly weak computer's framerate. It seems to me that a better map would come out of breaking this one up a bit, in order to fix both issues. However, since it's clearly a theme level, I'm not too bothered. I think the mapper has the potential to make more "serious" levels that I'd actually want to play. Nice HUD.


  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Ugly on the outside, ugly on the inside The Pfhor of Us are Dying

irons on Feb 21st 2011, Version 1.0

This level is unattractive for numerous reasons. It is split between a cramped maze with 5D touches and an inverted ziggurat "arena." Both areas look absolutely horrible, as the textures are some of the blandest in the Water set. The mapper chose to use the default (paved) floor texture, which almost always looks bad, but is even worse in the "arena." Lighting appears to be fullbright everywhere. The mapper seems to have given little or no thought to actual gameplay balance. He attempted admirable innovation in creating a dichotomy of fighting style, but he seems to have neglected tactics such as running to the arena, grabbing the shotguns, and then camping in the maze area. Other players might wait in the arena for people to teleport in, for the helpless teleporter has a very small chance of even seeing his attacker before it is too late. In a duel, I can see one player following one strategy while the other does the opposite, thus creating a game in which nothing happens. There is no fun in running around mazes, and 5D space is a novelty only to those who have not "enjoyed" its extensive use in real network play. While I'm sure the creator envisioned tense shootouts in this area of the level, the more likely case is camping and goose-chasing. The arena is similar to an arena level I once saw for the original Marathon, which used almost the exact structure seen here. This is not a compliment. Neither is the fact that the M1 version looked a whole lot better. The mapper would do well to make an extensive study of game balance in post-Infinity network levels, and to practice more attractive texturing and lighting practices. The time it took to review this is probably more than anyone would want to spend playing it, and that's not a long time at all.


  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Unbalanced in all areas My Pants Are on Fire

irons on Feb 21st 2011, Version

Only four spawn points, one in the ceiling: these are the least of this level's worries. The haphazard and very sparse placement of weapons and ammunition is only made worse by the frequent appearance of 1x and 2x cans, which essentially render useless all weapons but the TOZT and the WSTE. These weapons are useless in their own special ways: The TOZT is almost impossible to reach thanks to excrutiatingly slow elevators, and the WSTE ammunition never respawns. The eastern and western spawn points are next to pistols, sure to be a hit if anyone should start in this area. The alien weapons these players might seize do not come back, which means anyone who spawns in these places after about a minute is fucked. The hill, like the TOZT, is only accessible via the slow elevators, but whoever makes it up there is guaranteed to stay there. He'll have the flamethrower and up to four cans of ammo to fend off anyone who tries to come up. This lack of balance finds analogues in solo play. I seriously doubt the mapper tested this level in Total Carnage, where spawning from the ceiling almost always dooms the player to failure. If he can survive the first second or so he spends on the ground, he has to contend with choke points, thanks to the poorly-placed scenery objects. Of course, since there's no real goal if you play this as a solo level there's no need to play past the first 20 or so seconds. The overall design is bland: we have a symmetrical room split into four main sections, with a central area that mainly serves to break the room up. The only positive things I can say are that the texturing is more attractive than I expected, and the lighting is OK. This level is not worth downloading or playing for these features. This level is not fun for any of the game types it supports.


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Don't Listen to the Haters Marathon: W'rkncacnter

irons on Apr 1st 2010, Version 1.0

More thought went into this than you could possibly know. or do u


  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

If Treellama isn't happy, he isn't human Reverse Lights

irons on Feb 23rd 2010, Version this version

I wanted to be with you alone, and talk about the weather.


  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Guys you didnt read anything did u Under Veil of Night

irons on Dec 30th 2009, Version v1.0

HIVEMIND clearly states:

P.S. This is my first map, sorry that right now it is a knockoff, but I will edit monster/BOB flow later, sounds, etc.

Once he edits monster/BOB flow, sounds, etc. it will not be a knockoff. Ever heard of pubic beta.


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

next version even better Height as Some Feature

irons on Sep 1st 2009, Version dirac delta function

i played next version today nd its great just take adice from ur old uncle irons heres 5 stars to power up next version nd get u pumpid!

star

star

star

star

star


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

fuuuuuuck Super Cool Kill Zone

irons on Aug 31st 2009, Version goddddddddd

played this again, gotta do 5 stars just bcuz


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

UN Super Cool Kill Zone

irons on Aug 31st 2009, Version goddddddddd

BELIEVABLE

5.5 stars


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

i gotta go but Height as Some Feature

irons on Aug 29th 2009, Version dirac delta function

look this is great. played thru 32nd game today w/o stopping, loved it

could of ben a little beter, like add severl HUDS to it but other wise i have to leve b/c its time for more

cant wait for next adition


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

baybee boi Patrick Core Image

irons on Aug 5th 2009, Version v6

Core Images: TRICKY CONCEPT

Thermoplyae: MAS


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Pee Stop Camping

irons on Nov 10th 2008, Version :C

Ian is watching us from beyond the grave, smiling, camping safely in his tomb.

W'rk knows the holy words, beguiling, chanting softly on a womb.


  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

I THOUGHT LOVE WAS ONLY FOUND IN FAIRY TALES Munitions Disposal.lua

irons on Oct 21st 2008, Version 1.0

MADE FOR SOMEONE ELSE BUT NOT FOR ME

I was Wrong. Ray Labs Knows, and so can you: Munitions are what make the world goes 'round, so let's give it up for Munitions Disposer!.lua


  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

i for one hate this, here's why MapDamager Lua

irons on Oct 11th 2008, Version .2 != .20

there are some people here and they know who they are who just make me so mad guess what wrkcanter is one of them! mopdomoger is pure bull, shit don't even DOWNLAOD it just rate it 1 plz


  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

ticks MapDamager Lua

irons on Oct 11th 2008, Version .2 != .20

i hate ticks, ticks like the bugs that suck blood, they have diseases and get into my crotch too

reminds me of ticks, rated 1


  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

MapDamager is Enterprise-Grade Software; just found out DESTINY MapDamager Lua

irons on Aug 8th 2008, Version .2 != .20

If you're a fan of such applications as the Apache web server, OS/2, CDDA, electrostatic speaker, and the metric system, you already know what open-source software can do to kick-start a revolution. MapDamager takes everything so much farther, it pushes the envelope unlike any other Web 2.1 AJAX platform API out there.

For starters, some people have been too kind in reviewing other map-changing scripts (something about VISUAL CODE seems to make the proletariat wet its panties). Let me tell you, brothers, that the only good map is a Damaged map.

W'rkncacnter cooks up his super-special byte-coded chocolate chip pancakes with a few simple commands that leave me as breathless as a spring sapling on a sunny joyride through the Bubbling Creek just outside Fort Bend, Georgia. Within moments of init() we see things no one has had the balls to show us before.

YOU LIKED JUICEREPORTE? YOU LIKED RUBICON? YOU LIKED ME? YOU WILL LIKE THIS PLEASE DOWNLOAD OH GOD!!!

Destiny!


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Utter Garbage Cosmic Clouds

irons on Mar 21st 2008, Version 1.0.0

I'm just kidding. I'm actually very impressed with this pack. The first two maps seem a little rough, and there's a headbanger poly on the first level (poly 93 is too low when you're coming down the nearby stairs); I think the impression of roughness comes from the lighting, which is not very differentiated from one area to another.

The last three levels, however, are just superb. They make me think of Coriolis Loop, with their nuanced architecture, large horizontal and vertical spaces, and general coolness. Bonus points for your usage of multiple texture sets in some of the levels; it's subtle enough that it doesn't look out of place. Please make more maps!


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Get it. Second Quest

irons on Mar 19th 2008, Version 2.0.0

Version 2 is even better. There's some incredible talent at work here.


  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

A Lull in the Action Victory Dance V

irons on Mar 18th 2008, Version

This edition of the contest map collection isn't as good or big as past ones have been, but it's still more solid than most independent maps of recent times are. I wouldn't say this contest brought out the best in me, but it got me back into mapping, which is a feat of its own.


  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Good. Cranch Wire Sunday

irons on Mar 6th 2008, Version 1.0

The other reviews capture how I feel about the flaws in this pack. Otherwise, I think it's a really neat collection unlike most of what we have today. It's a reminder of simpler times, maybe. For the kinds of games I play now (very casual), the lack of weapons isn't so bad.

I also agree with Treellama; pare it down do the maps you think are essential and then work on those.


  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

NOT PLAYABLE AT ALL Flying physics

irons on Feb 27th 2008, Version V2

If one of them is not playable, why did you include it?


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

I was wrong. Paradise Lost

irons on Nov 12th 2007, Version

While I'm really an addict of the older kind of maps, namely my own and those from Ryoko's Red Spectrum, I can't help but gape at these immensely pleasing levels. They seem a little more complex than what I generally look for, and I'm not a large game nut, but damn, these are fine.

About a year ago, Ryoko and I were talking about how pleased we were with our map packs. He said something to the effect of, "These maps might look shoddy in comparison to future maps" in defense of older packs like Coriolis, whose popularity I couldn't understand. I disagreed with him at the time: Underworld and Red Spectrum were never to be eclipsed.

Looks like I was wrong.


  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

getting there Simplici7y

irons on Jun 20th 2007, Version 1.0

Good work so far, but I, like Treellama, have a few things to say. First of all, The main page map order doesn't really seem to have any set pattern. I think it would benefit from some organization, and perhaps truncating or eliminating the summary (from the front-page) altogether--this would save space and make the page less confusing.

I know searching is coming soon, so I won't talk any more about that. The only other miscellany I can think of right now is that version numbers on files since the 1.0 release have gotten messed up. For example, in JUICE, Treellama actually rated v1.1, while Ryoko was the one who rated v1.0, but they are swapped.


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Twitch Kill Them All!

irons on Jun 3rd 2007, Version 1.02

I've never had so much fun in solo Marathon (or been so frustrated) as with the levels in this pack. The hard and twitchy gameplay on Total Carnage is the only thing so far that has inspired me to vid. If you want some great solo play with minimal background (or foreground), go for KTA.


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

A great snapshot Victory Dance III

irons on Jun 3rd 2007, Version 1.0

We never expected such a great contest. The Marathon community really showed what it can do with the seven winners in this pack. While the top four maps can be found elsewhere, Victory Dance III is still an excellent contest compilation. I can't wait for V.D. IV!


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Get it. Second Quest

irons on Jun 3rd 2007, Version 1.00

Second Quest is an amazing collection of remakes. There are maps for all kinds of games and tastes, all of them worth seeing. If only they had been this way in the first place!


  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

A great snapshot Victory Dance III

irons on Jun 2nd 2007, Version 1.0

We never expected such a great contest. The Marathon community really showed what it can do with the seven winners in this pack. While the top four maps can be found elsewhere, Victory Dance III is still an excellent contest compilation. I can't wait for V.D. IV!


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Twitch Kill Them All!

irons on Jun 2nd 2007, Version 1.02

I've never had so much fun in solo Marathon (or been so frustrated) as with the levels in this pack. The hard and twitchy gameplay on Total Carnage is the only thing so far that has inspired me to vid. If you want some great solo play with minimal background (or foreground), go for KTA.


  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Get it. Second Quest

irons on Jun 2nd 2007, Version 1.00

Second Quest is an amazing collection of remakes. There are maps for all kinds of games and tastes, all of them worth seeing. If only they had been this way in the first place!