by Gregory Ewing firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Here it is as requested. Sanctioned CLIQUE upload.
J. Kristopher Huddy was spawned in a test tube at a military laboratory just outside of Fresno, California. He was the product of a top secret government effort to clone superhuman killing machines. However, just months after the creation of "ZSC-08390" (as Huddy was then referred to), the project was scrapped after military brass concluded the fusing together of DNA from Don Knots and that guy who played Klinger on MASH could serve no real purpose against the Solviet threat. Huddy was debriefed and sent on his way with only a suit, a wristwatch and $20 to his name. After blowing the $20 on bogus lottery tickets and pawning the watch for another $20 which was quickly lost on still more lottery tickets, Huddy realized he had a problem... he need more money to throw away on lottery tickets. But instead, he checked himself into the famous Betty Ford Clinic in a desperate attempt to overcome his gambling addiction. One year later, Huddy was clean and sober, though his gambling problem persisted, mainly due to the fact he had unwittingly spent the last year in a substance abuse program. Nevertheless, Huddy had a new lease on life and was determined to make a name for himself. Immediately, he applied for unemployment and tirelessly began watching soap operas. Tragically, when Huddy's lifelong dream of hanging out and doing "whatever" proved fruitless, he decided to devote himself to his second love of designing video games. A year later, his 8-bit opus "Los Disneys," was complete. Though the game earned him no money and little recognition, it did succeed in placing his name high atop the list of people Disney was least likely to employ. He then began work on a new game, Ghetto Blaster. But it was the horrific events of September 11th that put the project on hold. After he was denied admittance into the army after becoming the first person in the history of the U.S. military to be legally declared a coward, Huddy found his patriotic calling in the form of creating a second video game. Originally titled "Sophomore Slump," the new game was later renamed "Blood of Bin Laden." Huddy has since settled down and is currently employed at Utah's third largest fish-hatchery and spends much of his time rewriting Tom Clancy novels in calligraphy, jazzercising and speaking in a thick, albeit fake southern accent.
Thought I might not like this but actually pretty cool. Made me laugh on Electric Sheep Three. Good choice of aesthetics suits the game well.
..only the genius possess and the insane lament
I will update this rating once I actually make it past the first level without cheating but you get 5 stars based on the soundtrack alone.
Another banger. What a fucking rush I killed so many walrus(s)? with my AK-47. I spent a while trying to kill the Giant Purple Mutant Hellbeast at the end because I was convinced he would drop the last diamond. Managed to make it into part of the map with no escape looking for diamonds, hint: there are no diamonds in the lava pit... or are there?
If you want my advice take out some weapons from the map, they are redundant you can only have one of each.. also maybe make it so you have to work for 'em? Also would be nice if you could borrow the part of Wrks script that allows for weapons XP, the spice of life my friend, the spice of life. Anywho actually loved this mini scenario finished it start to finish in a few hours and taped the proof. Catchya mate.
This is a superb effort. The textures are fantastic they look like computer circuit boards making you feel like you are in some twisted Machine's sick idea of entertainment. 5/5.
Turnabout Intruders - masterful staircases, good flow, narrow ledges, satisfying gaps for viewing landscape texture around the perimeter of the map, interesting use of colours and textures and a sensible size for current multiplayer games style.
Inaugural Trams - masterfully crafted height map. Perfectly spaced towers in proportion to platform height. Dull grey dystopian feel with odd bits of snow (or ash?) looks cool.
Channel Z - a rather attractive compulsory sewer level.
The Tremelo Call - You know this map has some promise but doesnt seem finished. Good 5D staircase to build around. Something fishy about basalt columns, not your best work here, consider how they are generally in a field of similar size columns and the height can vary widely the base shape spacing not so much. Something to think about.
This was the deepest most mysterious, and secrets packed Marathon yet.
Durandal has become more poetic and alien in intelligence than ever. He is able to project esoteric straight into the cyborgs mind and I believe this is what we see.
I thought Marathon 4 was on par with Spacial Outpouring for best Marathon since YUGE. 5 stars.
I loved it as you already know. Fantastic first effort.
We were wondering if you could shed some light on the story.
There is a channel in the server called the Coming of Mazaro. We would love it if you paid us a visit. We will be hosting coop runs of your scenario.
Wrk is the anathema of platitudinous marathon cartography.
Thanks for everything.
Kinda surprised these maps didn't accidentally teleport you all over the place. If you read the Forge manual it sort of explains this bug that if there are too many lines that are completely parallel to each other you get teleported away. Happens to me all the time and you get away with this! Lol!
The map making skill here is incredible. Rubicon is my fav scenario and dare I say this is better. Terminals are a bit lacking, in spelling and content, but are humorous. Aqua is a doofus I got through the first level he mentioned fine stuck on the second one he mentioned so I'm going to assume I need to keep looking. Almost finished was just looking for a walkthrough. I wont cheat I promise.
Deserves more stars. Would give 6 if I could.
Edit: Can confirm whole scenario can be played through. Aqua you were on the other side of that door earlier look at your map :p
More original maps in a unique style. Gotta get a game with Adminn he'll kick your ass!
Fantastic map it deserves the 5 stars for the interesting customised looking terminal. Was fun testing it with you. Hope to see even bigger more extravagant maps in the future. Loved the detail!
Such a clever cookie! Thanks Raven!
I am thrilled with this new version. Binding the action key to the inventory was a bit tricky but once you figure out the controls this total conversion is thoroughly addictive. Easy 5 stars as expected from Wrk.
This map cements W'rk as the king of Marathon. The skill here is incredible. Those damn penguins though I will kill them somehow. The sprites on the penguins are a little rough around the edges but altogether an amazing map package. Well done.
What a fantastic first project! You keep coming up with great ideas making a map pack with a map for some of the regulars each to be played on a marathon day was an original idea that you followed through very well. Great work!
Haha this map rocks! Literally. Nice basalt columns. For those that don't know what those hexagonal pillars were google columnar basalt. Thanks Heron!
I can see the potential not going to bother texturing it myself. Won't do it justice sounds like the experimental textures would have made it. Very cool.
Totally crazy. Very original wasn't expecting that. Top map for Rubicon.
In the words of my friend asdkzx who I played co op with: "yo spooky that was some life changing shit. for real, I don't think I have ever played something like that"
Changed our whole perspective on shit. Great job loved it. Up to Casualties of the Wingding Zone save point on Total Carnage solo play. Just gets more and more interesting. A true classic. Thanks.
HOLY FUCK THIS IS A MASTERPIECE! TURNED M1 INTO A COOL VERSION OF STAR TREK!!!
Loved playing this coop with you. Was a very impressive early effort. Keep 'em coming and keep shooting!
Hi everyone! Thanks thedoctor45 for your Total Carnage Map Pack. I made torrent of it and am trying to save it so thank you for your contribution more ;0) Adminn is currently downloading it. Marathon Yuge is obviously a yuge yuge success thats been unprecedented. Congrats to all that worked on it. It was fun playing it with the man himself Windbreaker.