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 see 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)
1598 downloads, 1 review, 3 screenshots, 4.0 rating
Zetren on Dec 18th 2016
The all-in-one (AOI) Marathon 2 installer has these textures at 512x512 resolution. Install this to enjoy Marathon 2's textures at double that.
This folder is identical content wise to the 'HD Textures' folder contained by default within Marathon 2' plugins folder, except all textures have been replaced by ones with a resolution of 1024x1024.
This differs from the other 1024x1024 texture plugin for M2 on this site in that this download contains Freeverse's HD skyboxes.
To install: unzip, and drop into Marathon 2's plugins folder, then activate it in-game.
IMPORTANT: Delete or deactivate the original "HD Textures" folder.
PLEASE NOTE: To avoid unsightly skybox tiling, play on an FOV of 88 or lower(assuming aspect ratio of 16:9) and tick 'limit vertical view'.
1822 downloads, 0 reviews, 0 screenshots, 0.0 rating
Zetren on Dec 17th 2016
Plugin Version of Tim Vogel's 'Total Texture Enhancement Pack' v7 for Marathon. Updated to be compatible with Aleph One 1.2.1 and above.
The all-in-one (AOI) Marathon installer has these textures at 512x512 resolution. Install this to enjoy Marathon's textures at double that.
This folder is identical content wise to the 'TTEP v7' folder contained by default within Marathon's plugins folder, except all textures have been replaced by ones with a resolution of 1024x1024.
To install: unzip, and drop into Marathon's plugins folder, then activate it in-game.
IMPORTANT: Delete or deactivate the original "TTEP v7" folder.
1782 downloads, 0 reviews, 0 screenshots, 0.0 rating
Kuurin on Oct 13th 2016
Replaces the old flamethrower projectile animation with prettier flame. Works best with bloom enabled.
Added 7 additional frames, so this uses a shapes patch to append some bitmaps and frames to the explosions collection.
For added fun, make some custom physics with a slower, wandering flamethrower burst. Also cut down the firing sequence on anything using a flamethrower to one tick.
Action Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYizcsvhMQQ
1398 downloads, 0 reviews, 3 screenshots, 0.0 rating
Vending Demo 0.2.0
Kuurin on Sep 23rd 2016
Revival of a long lost quest for vending machines.
Single Player Lua + HUD + MML + 3d Scenery + Sounds!
That's right, the vending machines talk to you now. You weren't crazy after all. Now get away from me.
This is a demo, so not much is extremely polished, but it should be fun to play with in the meanwhile.
Notes for version 0.2.0:
+Improved model and skin.
+Fixed issue with rebellion maps breaking Lua script.
+Did I mention it's much prettier now?
-Still can't ensure glow map masks properly. Pfft.
1535 downloads, 0 reviews, 2 screenshots, 0.0 rating
lpetrich on Sep 17th 2016
lpetrich on Sep 17th 2016
General Tacticus on Aug 1st 2016
This plugin replaces most of the original Jjarro props with 4x resolution rendered versions.
-The sun sprite is not replaced yet, but I have no idea where it shows up anyway.
-The broken light fixtures are not replaced either, as the game doesn't let you break Jjarro lights.
Notes for version 1.0:
The next version will probably include the star and unused broken lights
1370 downloads, 3 reviews, 3 screenshots, 5.0 rating
FOV Script 1.0
3371-Alpha on May 23rd 2016
This is a script that modifies Marathon/Aleph One's FOV values.
"Why would I need to download this if I can just find the code to this script on the various threads at the Pfhorums, copy and paste it into a text editor and save it as a mml file?" Quite simple, because you're lazy.
Notes for version 1.0:
This script will not work on scenarios that have their own FOV modification scripts included.
1935 downloads, 0 reviews, 0 screenshots, 0.0 rating
Alpha's Redux 2.2
3371-Alpha on Feb 21st 2016
I have patched tim4i's old m1redux weapons plugin for the official Marathon. This plugin replaces the old weapon sprites with HD variants. Some textures have been refined even further from the original using GIMP to edit them. According to Tim4i, you should not unzip this file but I've found it works regardless. All credit goes to both tim4i & herecomethej2000s as this was their original work, I merely patched the file. The original licence restrictions still apply.
-You need OpenGL to run this pack.
-This plugin is for the official Marathon 1 (not M1A1).
-I did NOT get permission from tim4i to create this patch. He hasn't been online since 2012 and left no means of contact. No copyright infringement intended.
Post any glitches/problems you find here: http://pfhorums.com/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=39240
Notes for version 2.2:
-Fixed a transparency/eraser mistake I made with the pistol that I didn't fully fix in the last revision.
-Rounded the tip of the assault rifle to make the barrel appear more realistic.
-Antialiased the fusion gun ever further.