About that _Tempus Irae_ thing...

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About that _Tempus Irae_ thing...

Post Sep 16th '14, 19:00

I would think it slightly embarrassing that the Most Popular Scenarios page links to a download of Tempus Irae that's bound up in an ugly, obsolete, pain-in-the-ass compression format. True, even a cursory Google search will reveal an alternate download link repacked in zip format, but I know myself that if I was unaware of Marathon's true glory (say I had simply stumbled across the AlephOne homepage) and started downloading scenarios to play after finishing the main game, the second I saw Stuffit format archives I'd begin to wonder if the project hadn't already died and my time wouldn't be best served elsewhere. Unfortunately, I seem to recall reading sometime in my months previously spent scoping this place out that the dude in charge of updating that Bungie sub-site has essentially stopped responding. Is this still true?

Oh, and on a tangentially related note, Marathon- Evil may not even work properly with Aleph One any longer. Anyone else get the feeling there should be something before level one which just isn't playing? :blink:
"Yet the blade breaks not nor splinters, though it groans;
Upward to heaven it rebounds from the blow."
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Eurysilas

Post Sep 17th '14, 09:55

Did you try google?

You want to download Tempus Irae for Aleph One here:

http://nardo.bungie.org/alephone.php

STILL, that was made long enough ago, so A1 has changed and it may or may not work. But at least you'll get a zip file.
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ukimalefu

Post Sep 17th '14, 13:57

I stand corrected, ukimalefu. That's very likely the exact same distribution I downloaded from ModDB, to boot.
"Yet the blade breaks not nor splinters, though it groans;
Upward to heaven it rebounds from the blow."
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Eurysilas

Post Sep 19th '14, 18:08

I'm sure I've posted before about losing old scenarios for exactly this reason. BinHex and StuffIt archives of patches/shuttles, instead of simple tarballs or zips of data files—might as well throw the bits into a black hole. Is there anybody able and willing to repackage all the goodies out there so they don't become inaccessible?
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