The Man on Sep 21st 2022
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.
Notes for version 1.0:
71 downloads, 1 review, 4 screenshots, 5.0 rating
drictelt on Feb 5th 2018
A two-level mini-scenario consisting of maps that were intended to become part of Marathon Syndicate, itself a project building on Marathon Rubicon.
Maps are by myself. Project Syndicate was by Cryos, Drictelt, effigy, Goran, Lhowon and John Doe; the maps rely on some textures and a terminal picture by others in the team.
1617 downloads, 1 review, 0 screenshots, 5.0 rating
Rubicon - Xariim 1.0
tiloprobst on Jan 17th 2017
Originally released in 2002, "Xariim" is my solo scenario for Marathon Rubicon. 14 solo levels, one solo carnage level, three Read Me's. The (positive) review on archives.bungie.org is still up - read it if you want.
Tested with Rubicon X and Aleph One 1.2.1. Select the scenario file under Environment.
ADRESSING THE 2/5 REVIEW BELOW: Yes, it is true that this release has issues. While I don't know what the reviewer is refering to with Ataraxia being "unbeatable" (I just played through the entire package), it is true that a switch in "Closed Quarters BOB Combat" should actually be a destructable surface. As a result you can block your own progress by hitting the "switch" again. There are more similar bugs in later levels. There are other minor problems too, like some polys not having ambient sounds. That all being said, I can assure the reviewer that Rubicon Xariim was tested a lot, by me, Jane Davison and partially Christopher Lund. John Sumner vidmastered the whole thing, so you can watch him beat the Ataraxia level. The reason why these issues never got fixed is that I released the package in 2002 when I finished school. After that I was off doing the mandatory military service in Germany, so not much mapmaking going on during that time.
1730 downloads, 3 reviews, 4 screenshots, 4.3 rating
thedoctor45 on Aug 24th 2014
This is a heavily modified version of the XBLA Rubicon HUD that was posted by Nobility some time ago: http://simplici7y.com/items/xbla-rubicon-hud
The interface graphics have been replaced with proper ones from the old Rubicon HUD and all the weapon graphics have been recreated in HD.
Go check it out.
Notes for version 1.1:
• Replaced interface graphics with proper ones from the old Rubicon HUD • Weapon graphics have been recreated in HD.
2624 downloads, 3 reviews, 5 screenshots, 5.0 rating
Provost on Sep 4th 2012
I made this netpack to duel my brother. As such, they can all be played with copious amounts of aliens. The first four maps are mine. The next four were built into the original Rubicon single player scenario but omitted in the newer version.
Blind Bird's Nest echoes There's no place like up. Scale the ledges to find the good weapons on the top of the Pfhor hive.
On the Wabash Cannonball provides players with explosive weapons in extremely cramped quarters. If players elect to use aliens and succeed in killing an enforcer, they can use his weapon to devastating effect.
The dog wouldn't eat it is one of the original Rubicon netmaps. I've filled in a column that existed only to block line of sight because that's no longer a limitation for Marathon.
The original Rubicon Netpack can be found at http://www.marathonrubicon.com/