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Simplici7y 2.0.0

Switch on 06/24/2023

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Simplici7y is a file sharing web application for the Aleph One community. Originally written in with Ruby on Rails 1.0 and hosted alongside The Pfhorums, Simplici7y is now a Django 4 Application deployed to Heroku from Github.

The project is named after a 7-polygon mapping challenge, which focuses on doing more with less.

When Fileball suffered downtime in early 2007, Jon Irons saw the need to fill the gap as soon as possible. He came to me with his idea for a new project. Jon's support was fundamental to the development and successful launch of Simplici7y, and I consider this project his as much as it is mine.

Simplici7y came online on the second anniversary of The Pfhorums. After Fileball was destroyed in a fire, S7 became the de facto place to publish. In the 16 years it has been online, there have been over 12 million downloads, 600 items and 1,400 reviews.

Notes for version 2.0.0:

On our 16th anniversary, 2.0.0 is a complete rewrite of the original Ruby on Rails application into Python / Django 4. This also includes:

  • Moved to modern hosting (Heroku / AWS) which means no more downtime!
  • Much faster file download and page load times
  • Better permissions and data validation (10,000 star feature)
  • Higher resolution thumbnails
  • Automatic deploys from git main branch for quick and easy development or bug fixes
  • An automatic admin backend for easy moderation
  • Trigram search for misspellings
  • Much more search-engine optimized with redirects from bad URLs and mobile-friendly CSS
  • All of this and more in 4k lines of code vs the previous 33k!

Feature development is now much easier, so head over to Github to submit requests or report any bugs you find.

4,341 downloads, 3 reviews, 4 screenshots, 2.3 rating

M1A1 Project 1.2

M1A1 Team on 01/29/2003

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M1A1 was a port of Marathon to Aleph One released in 2001 and updated in 2002 before Aleph One was able to use the original Marathon data files.

Today, Aleph One is able to play the original Marathon 1 which can be found at lhowon.org. Downloads for M1A1 will not work with Marathon 1. See the Marathon 1 scenario page for compatible files.

An archive of the the original M1A1 Project homepage can be found here.. Downloads can be found on the Fileball Archive.

Credits: Mattias Borgström, AlexJLS, Chris Komarnicki, Candace Sherriff, Sidoh, Brett, Garrick and Matthew Smith, Reginald Berkeeper, Mike Schapiro, Jay Faircloth, Peter de Blanc, Brian Retchless, Randall J. Currie, Eric Peterson, Nebular, David Santiago, Craig Caroon, Jeffery Carlson, Derf, Grasshopper, REB.

Special Thanks: Claude Errera, The Aleph One team, Tomoaki Deguchi, Michio Hashimoto, Andrew Nagi, Jesse Simko, Hamish Sinclair, Michael Watson, John Zero, Bungie Studios.

238 downloads, 0 reviews, 2 screenshots

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Marathon® Infinity takes the closed universe of the Marathon series and blows it wide open. The solo/co-op campaign, “Blood Tides of Lh’owon,” is a 20-level scenario sporting new textures, weapons, and aliens. More than that, the scenario sheds a surprising new light on the story’s characters and the meaning of events. Having defeated the Pfhor and reawakened the ancient remnants of the S’pht, the player now faces a world where friends become enemies and all is not what it seems…

Marathon Infinity is the most popular Marathon game in online play, and is compatible with hundreds of community-made maps. This release includes the classic graphics, and revamped high-definition textures and weapons.

197 downloads, 0 reviews, 1 screenshot

Marathon 2: Durandal (1995)

Bungie on 11/24/1995

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Fresh from your triumph on the starship Marathon®, you are seized by the rogue computer Durandal to do his bidding in a distant part of the galaxy. Within the ruins of an ancient civilization, you must seek the remnants of a lost clan and uncover their long-buried secrets. Battle opponents ancient and terrible, with sophisticated weapons and devious strategies, all the while struggling to escape the alien nightmare…

This release of Marathon 2: Durandal includes the classic graphics, and revamped high-definition textures and monsters from the Xbox Live Arcade edition.

168 downloads, 0 reviews, 1 screenshot

Marathon (1994)

Bungie on 12/24/1994

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Alien forces have boarded the interstellar colony ship Marathon®. The situation is dire. As a security officer onboard, it is your duty to defend the ship and its crew.

Experience the start of Bungie™’s iconic trilogy with Marathon. This release uses the original Marathon data files for the most authentic experience outside of a classic Mac or emulator.

182 downloads, 0 reviews, 1 screenshot

3 Reviews

  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Great pack Caustic Dystopia

Switch on Jul 9th, 2011, Version 1.0

We played through every map in this pack online today.

As the other reviewers wrote, these maps have great architecture, flow and lighting. They have good flow, and play very well online.

I would like to add that, although Big Map ( along with TTEP and 1080p ) was slowing me down in the main arena, I'm glad Windbreaker didn't let older machines keep him from pushing the limits of the engine. It's a great map that shows the kind of scale Aleph One is capable of in 2011.

  • Currently 1/5 Stars.

Mapping suggestions My first map pack

Switch on Jul 5th, 2011, Version

I'm glad you got all the zipping and posting stuff figured out. I played through both maps for a minute or so, and thought up a few points of improvement:

  1. Avoid dead ends like the tunnel in Tower. The map should flow, not require you to turn around when you hit a wall.

  2. Avoid paper thin walls like the one in Upstairs

  3. Learn to merge your individual maps into map packs, to make playing them easier. You should also name your levels in your level editor.

  4. Upstairs could use some more cover. Aside from the paperthin wall, you are a little exposed. This is nice for some parts of the map, but even Thunderdome and Route 66 have quiet areas.

  5. People will be more interested in your maps if your add screenshots.

I hope this review is helpful. Keep mapping and working on your technique.

  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

My Favorites PRAHBLUM PEACK

Switch on Jun 5th, 2008, Version 304f6855

These are some of my favorites. /cheap