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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.
2121 downloads, 2 reviews, 0 screenshots, 4.5 rating
Gorans Pfhor Set 1.0
goran svensson on Aug 3rd 2011
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.
2272 downloads, 2 reviews, 5 screenshots, 4.0 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.
1873 downloads, 2 reviews, 1 screenshot, 5.0 rating
Chibi Usa Soundtrack Bonus Edition
ftg.death.rhino on Jun 5th 2013
Now you can hear the Original Marathon Soundtrack in the modern MIDI Instruments for Quicktime! Me sad though, no plugin, no MML script, just replace your Tracks folder with the new one... :'-(
Notes for version Bonus Edition:
It may not be a plugin, and it may not replace on its own, but it has some cool extra stuff, things for newcomers and things for Born on Boards!
2416 downloads, 2 reviews, 1 screenshot, 4.5 rating
lpetrich on Sep 17th 2016
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)
1856 downloads, 2 reviews, 3 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.