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Questions (too complicated to put in title here)

Post May 5th '15, 22:44

Is there a way to literally combine campaigns from different Marathon games? For example, a campaign with Marathon 1, 2 and 3 levels without changing games or texture mods? Would be an interesting thing to see.
Gabrieloup

Post May 6th '15, 03:05

You couldn't mix and match like that without additional work. For instance, there's no one shapes file that has all the textures for all three games. Enemies like Wasps and Hulks in M1 were replaced by enemies like Ticks and F'lickta in the later games. This means you couldn't have both at the same time without rearranging something or changing the file formats to support more types of things. In short, it's hard to see how it'd be worth the effort.
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Post May 9th '15, 12:01

Crater Creator wrote:You couldn't mix and match like that without additional work. For instance, there's no one shapes file that has all the textures for all three games. Enemies like Wasps and Hulks in M1 were replaced by enemies like Ticks and F'lickta in the later games. This means you couldn't have both at the same time without rearranging something or changing the file formats to support more types of things. In short, it's hard to see how it'd be worth the effort.


Then replace some of the enemies then. For example, weapons could be replaced by Rubicon weapons and the HUD as well for all 3 games. Just thought it would be cool to see all three games merged into one.
Gabrieloup

Post Jun 12th '15, 12:09

You're forgetting things like the weapon skins changing after 7 years due to s'pht modification, the sprites being remade and sounds replaced, etc. In order to make it consistent with the story, you have to have the AR maintain it's original design in M1, and then change to the new AR in M2, and the terminals have different formats due to visuals being added.
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