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The Black Series (G12)

Wow. Eric has overhauled the original 3 level scenario into this 15-level masterpiece. The mapmaking is gorgeous, as usual... the story has been vastly improved, the textures are wonderful.


One of the true masters of Marathon Shapes editing releases another unfinished project... this time a radical departure from the typical Marathon TC.

Custom Set Remover

The Custom Set Remover does one thing. (It removes custom sets. Duh.) Several collections (landscapes and weapons) have normal sets, and custom sets. (These generally allow for more color flexibility.) If you don't need them, or don't want to update two sets (and aren't planning to add your own custom sets), you can use this simple drag-n-drop tool to remove them from your shapes file.

M2/M00 Clut Modifier v1.2.2

The M2/M00 Clut Modifier will allow you to extract the palettes from any M2 or M00 Shapes file, and to reinstall them back (after you have modified them). I did this because someone told me that Anvil didn't allow full customization of the palettes. This program has not been fully tested - use at your own risks. New in this version: Corrected a nasty bug that caused an extra color to appear at the end of every clut when editing them in ResEdit. This extra color could sometimes hose a Shapes file when dealing with large cluts. 1.2.2 adds the possibiltiy of not shortening cluts when installi...

Another Lift Test

A really simple map... two rooms, one above the other, with a totally open lift running between them. Yup, you read that right... totally open. A platform open on four sides on two levels? You're just gonna have to download it to see for yourself. Mike built this with the latest version of Chisel and some ideas from Jason Harper. Get it, use it, make cooler maps.

Marathon: Fell v2.0

In April 1999, Fell 1.0 was released, and it was a pretty impressive debut. The work of predominately one person, Fell was an extremely playable, engrossing scenario. Now, 7 months later, Fell 2.0 is released.

One Way Halls

A simple example showing how to exploit a marathon bug to make hallways one way.(That is, you can pass from east to west, but not from west to east.) It's quite effective as a demonstration, but if you choose to use it in a real map, you'll need to polish it up- I was able to (by accident) crush myself in one of the controlling polys. Potentially quite useful in guiding a player to do things in a specific order.

Levels of Lh'owon v3.1

My first netpack. Rather simplistic design in some levels, but still fun to play. Has 35 levels which support all types of play. Good for 2-8 players. Works in both M2 and Infinity.

Escape!! v1.01

This was my first, 7-level scenario, and a moderate success. I've been told it's fun to play and has a good storyline, but some of my level design is simple. The Pfhor levels, in particular, aren't really Pfhor-like. Still worth the download.

TC 19 Demo

A two-level demo of an upcoming scenario. This one is plot-based... and it's good. I found it interesting that the first two comments I saw were (in order) "I like it" and "it's too hard!"

DropTerm v1.1

A simple little app to extract TERM resources from M1 maps, and reinstall them once you've edited them. Not totally idiot-proof, so be careful... but it fills a niche that's empty.

Digivid NetPak

4 netmaps, designed for larger groups (although a couple are quite playable with small groups), and an integrated physics model which changes the railgun (and makes it much more effective in netplay).

People I Could Name v1.0

A sprawling, symmetrical, multilevel map which is extremely easy to get lost in (since it looks the same in many places). Dark, and big, and hard to figure out if your fodder is above or below you... this one is good for lurkers.

Forge/Anvil FAQ v2.0

A standalone version of Bungie's Forge FAQ v2.0, for easy access. Includes the Forge Companion (available tools) and as a bonus, a promotional page.

Frame Example

A very nice example of a technique first showcased "the Battle Cat's World Tour Netpak" - Multiple textures on a single wall. Framing might just be one of the best uses of this technique to come to light so far.

Pesky Porkchop

Beautiful but large netmap...

Monsters added for solo play.

no sick & twisted physics

nice to look at

Trojan: Legacy

Trojan was one of the most ambitious Marathon 1 projects ever done. (In fact, it was one of the most ambitious Marathon projects, period... of any flavor.) The driving force behind that project, Hamish Sanderson, began, two years ago, to bring Trojan to Marathon Infinity...

Marathon Calculator

A rather intricate technique that uses the marathon engine as a binary calculator to add two numbers. Its limit is 31 (as the total), and because the actual mechanism is shown, there's a long walk between the calculator and the answer... but it's amazing what you can do when you're free for the summer. (Really, really detailed explanation.) Definitely worth a look if you're curious about how far the engine can be pushed for non-standard tasks.

Last Survivor of the Nostromo...

The last Marathon map ydnar ever made. It's been sitting on his drive until now... it's not entirely finished, but nearly finished for ydnar is polished like a diamond for human mapmakers. (Well, okay, it could use a little bit of lighting and sound work, and maybe some weapons placement... but it's pretty impressive as it stands.) Enjoy it...

No More Teleporters

Jesse Simko, creator of the eagerly awaited Muerte Machine, has uploaded this nice demonstration showing how to remove half of the warping effect which happens when a player changes levels. (He's eliminated the warp out effect from the start level... but not the warp in effect on the end level. He does, however, give some suggestions for diminishing the latter effect.) This should be very useful to anyone creating levels based in universes where teleporting makes little sense (Earthlike scenarios, for example), or to someone who's looking for a way to get around the 1024 poly limit on a si...