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.
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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
by Gregory Ewing email@example.com
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.
This is free software. Share and enjoy.
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.
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.)
Converted from archives.bungie.org upload to formats Aleph One can read on Windows and Linux.
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.)
This is a fixed version of the file here: http://simplici7y.com/items/marathon-red-addenda
To install, simply drop the .mml file into the Scripts folder in the RED scenario folder.
The idea behind this MML is to restore some of RED's appearance which was not preserved in the old Aleph One port, which as of this writing was last modified in 2011. Note that if you're playing a newer RED port then this file may not be necessary.
I make no guarantees that this does correctly restore aspects of RED, as I have not played the original scenario files. This is merely a correction of syntax errors in the MML file. I have also removed the fog that was added in that MML as it was not a part of RED originally.
The MML file will actually load in Aleph One now.
PRIDE PEACK is a collection of 5 rainbow colored, hard cocked (in gun terms) consensually ball crushing KTA style levels created for the month of June.
Total Carnage is balanced for my enjoyment but I tried making the first few levels slightly accessible this time around.
these are some cool maps i made, one's a spaceship, one's a very simple map, and in one, you go bowling!
the spaceship and simple map are meant to be played on emfh, while the bowling one is single player and co-op (though you could play it on emfh if you felt like it) (also make sure to play it on normal difficulty for the best experience)
these are very cool and serious maps and i said that on the internet so its true
please do not look at the date this was uploaded
Improved graphics plugins are all the rage these days, so I made my own improvements for Marathon Infinity’s graphics. These graphic replacements have been created using a mathematically perfect algorithm; it’s statistically impossible to create more perfect replacements. As a bonus, these will load almost instantly, unlike inferior graphics plugins. Just enable the plugin, load the game in OpenGL, and marvel at the power of the human imagination.
Note: The readme contains important information that will help you get the most out of this plugin.
This is a 30 level scenario that truly deserves official sequel status to the original Marathon trilogy. We're so confident about that, that we're calling it Marathon 4. There are too many people that helped with this project that it's impossible to name everyone. Thank you all fans of marathon!
This scenario is truly groundbreaking in that every time you play the game, your experience will be different. No two players will ever have the same experience playing through this game. The replayability is endless!
Well! Some of you thought you wanted this. So it's here. Don't say I didn't warn you.
This is the version that includes Bananas, not that map, which no one can prove exists.
Dissent scenario by Thomas Reed. Modified for Aleph One by Mark (no last name).
from the readme:
Users must have Aleph One 0.16 or higher. "Marathon Dissent.bin" in the read me folder can be decoded (.bin file) and used with the the decoded (.bin) Image and Map files in classic. The look and feel of the game should be the same. The mml scripts are for text strings and opengl code.
HD graphics replacements for Aleph One: Pathways Into Darkness
AOPID can be found here: http://simplici7y.com/items/aleph-one-pathways-into-darkness
Significantly improved weapons in hand and monsters using an updated model and better processing.
I felt like google translating all the Bob and VacBob lines for fun and comedy, so i did it.
This has a sound file that has all of the Bobs and VacBobs lines google translated.
This was made for Infinity, but it does work in 2 as well.
note - only works in 16 bit sound mode (because i was to lazy to replace the 8 bit ones)
Soron - Bobs
Ssadke - VacBobs
This is the latest release of this scenario.
Winter 1 is a collaborative single player project originally made in 2010 to succeed the Xmas series. It consists of 7 levels.
Contributors: Drictelt, Shadowbreaker, $lave, Axle_Gear
This version is from 2022 and was packaged with modern tools, so it should work on every platform. It also has some other improvements: