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by Johnman
Mar 21st '19, 11:30
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: ETERNAL IS NOT CANON IN THE MARATHON STORY.
Replies: 57
Views: 66622

Re: ETERNAL IS NOT CANON IN THE MARATHON STORY.

RyokoTK wrote:Close to 12 years old to the day, and there's still thoughtful replies to the OP.
I don't want Marathon to die, ever.
by Johnman
Jun 11th '18, 16:01
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Putting the Marathon Vidmaster's Challenge films on YouTube
Replies: 98
Views: 26384

Re: Putting the Marathon Vidmaster's Challenge films on YouT

Subscribed. The world needs more Marathon content.
by Johnman
Feb 8th '18, 10:51
Forum: Chat
Topic: Raycaster Chattering
Replies: 3
Views: 3890

Re: Raycaster Chattering

In my own experience writing a raycaster, SDL is a better fit. You will be fighting the conveniences of SFML all the way. In the end I ended up using rays to determine what to render and using OpenGL planes for the actual rendering. But yeah, the lower level of SDL over SFML will suit you better is ...
by Johnman
Feb 7th '18, 20:47
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 108906

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

Seeing this thread made my day. I'm very excited about this. I know I shouldn't but I'm going to download a preview this right now. I wish I could help (I'm a programmer), but I barely get time to eat as it is and trying to help would probably end up badly for everyone involved. EDIT: Looking very n...
by Johnman
Oct 12th '17, 16:19
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: A fourth Marathon??
Replies: 114
Views: 51527

Re: A fourth Marathon??

General-RADIX wrote:a point-n-click/visual novel in the vein of The X-Files Game
Sign me up for that.
by Johnman
Jul 31st '17, 19:04
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: ETERNAL IS NOT CANON IN THE MARATHON STORY.
Replies: 57
Views: 66622

Re: ETERNAL IS NOT CANON IN THE MARATHON STORY.

RyokoTK wrote:
PerseusSpartacus wrote: Also, you do realize that you're just asking for W'rk, irons and RyokoTK to turn on you, right?
I wrote and stickied this thread literally over a decade ago, I don't really feel that strongly about the point anymore. :P
So, canon confirmed?
by Johnman
May 6th '17, 08:05
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: ETERNAL IS NOT CANON IN THE MARATHON STORY.
Replies: 57
Views: 66622

Re: ETERNAL IS NOT CANON IN THE MARATHON STORY.

I don't care what anyone says (not even the author). Eternal will always be canon to me, unless Bungie come out with a new installment and totally blow it out of the park. It's just too good, it ties so much stuff together... And I love the way it shows (rather than tell) more of what goes on with t...
by Johnman
Apr 27th '17, 10:41
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: A fourth Marathon??
Replies: 114
Views: 51527

Re: A fourth Marathon??

So, just to get this thread back on track again. Is Marathon 4 coming or not? I think it's safe to say so many years after the whole contract thing, that if the game was ever being made, it got swallowed up by development hell. Besides, Destiny 2 is coming. Got to love that jingoist propaganda that ...
by Johnman
Apr 27th '17, 06:55
Forum: Projects
Topic: Finally throwing out Halathon
Replies: 345
Views: 155082

Re: Finally throwing out Halathon

I just want more Marathon. Give more Marathon!
by Johnman
Feb 22nd '17, 09:02
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Marathon Ka-co-kh, translated
Replies: 9
Views: 5758

Re: Marathon Ka-co-kh, translated

Holy shit, thanks.
Is this translated in-game? I would love to play some more Marathon story scenarios, in 2017 no less.
by Johnman
Sep 12th '15, 12:34
Forum: Projects
Topic: Is there a campaign telling the events of the colony?
Replies: 17
Views: 7772

Re: Is there a campaign telling the events of the colony?

Is there an ebook version or scanned copy of that?
by Johnman
Sep 11th '15, 20:39
Forum: Chat
Topic: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter
Replies: 1
Views: 5584

Re: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

I've noticed this with a lot of old games (Starcraft, Deus Ex, Marathon, Duke Nukem 3D) and TV films. Perhaps back then there wasn't as much demand for stock audio as nowadays.
by Johnman
Sep 11th '15, 20:35
Forum: Projects
Topic: Is there a campaign telling the events of the colony?
Replies: 17
Views: 7772

Re: Is there a campaign telling the events of the colony?

I had plans once, back when I made plans, to have an Eternal prequel of sorts with this as the setting, wherein you would play as either Hathor (who was one of the nine Battleroids on the Tau Ceti colony), or as Marcus (the player-character of the main trilogy, and Eternal) in an alternate timeline...
by Johnman
Apr 20th '14, 10:40
Forum: Mapping
Topic: Map creation workflow questions
Replies: 19
Views: 7607

Re: Map creation workflow questions

Thank you for your answers. This is that kind of thing you pick up along the way more than you learn about from a tutorial, so I'm glad I got your insight.
by Johnman
Apr 19th '14, 23:37
Forum: Mapping
Topic: Map creation workflow questions
Replies: 19
Views: 7607

Map creation workflow questions

Hi there. There are plenty of tutorials and advice about map creation, texturing, lighting and such. But how does one, nay, how do you go about creating a scenario? - What comes first to you, a story or a set of map ideas? - How do you embed the story in the level's terminal? - How do you come up wi...
by Johnman
Apr 19th '14, 22:47
Forum: Projects
Topic: Is there a campaign telling the events of the colony?
Replies: 17
Views: 7772

Re: Is there a campaign telling the events of the colony?

Here's a direct link that works http://www.rising-studios.com/Marathon/fileball/Fileball%20Archive/marathon/infinity/scenarios/Keep_the_Home_Fires_Burning.hqx That worked. Thank you! Like most scenario ideas this idea requires better technology. The main part of any Tau Ceti game would have to be t...
by Johnman
Apr 19th '14, 21:15
Forum: Mapping
Topic: Visual Mode "Error occured while saving"
Replies: 2
Views: 2152

Visual Mode "Error occured while saving"

Whenever I try to save a level textures using the console command ".save level namehere", I get an error saying "An error occurred while saving the level" (or something similar). I can work around it by using a different file name. I have made sure to close Weland before opening Marathon. Because of...
by Johnman
Apr 19th '14, 20:06
Forum: Projects
Topic: Is there a campaign telling the events of the colony?
Replies: 17
Views: 7772

Re: Is there a campaign telling the events of the colony?

Mmhh, the download times out on me.
by Johnman
Apr 19th '14, 19:22
Forum: Mapping
Topic: First 'Completed' Map - Suggestions and Tips Please
Replies: 7
Views: 4251

Re: First 'Completed' Map - Suggestions and Tips Please

Overall I don't think it's bad. The lighting is a bit flat, and I don't think the use of multiple texture sets is justified.
Try more variation between floor and walls and between different rooms, interior/exterior, etc.
by Johnman
Apr 19th '14, 19:04
Forum: Projects
Topic: Is there a campaign telling the events of the colony?
Replies: 17
Views: 7772

Re: Is there a campaign telling the events of the colony?

You actually made me smile. Of course I've thought about it, but there's no way I could pull that off. I've never released a map and I won't delude myself into thinking the first one could be something as ambitious as that. Someone with the proper skill set should give it a go. I think there is a lo...
by Johnman
Apr 19th '14, 09:30
Forum: Mapping
Topic: Confusion with Switches, chip inserts, lights, tags, etc.
Replies: 9
Views: 3112

Re: Confusion with Switches, chip inserts, lights, tags, etc

dustu I'm very happy to hear you plan on making a tutorial of sorts. I've always failed to understand how terminals work. I'll be looking forward to it!

EDIT: I subscribed to your Youtube channel.
by Johnman
Apr 19th '14, 09:21
Forum: Projects
Topic: Is there a campaign telling the events of the colony?
Replies: 17
Views: 7772

Is there a campaign telling the events of the colony?

I have been wondering why there are no scenarios that tell the events that occurred on the Tau Ceti colony. Perhaps having the player as one of the other cyborgs. My conclusion is that someone must have thought about this and made one, I just can't find it.

Can you point me to it please?
by Johnman
Apr 19th '14, 09:09
Forum: Aleph One Discussion
Topic: Damage Inc. & Prime Target Reversing
Replies: 49
Views: 25243

Re: Damage Inc. Reversing

Damage was one of my favourite games when I was a child. I haven't played since, but I remember the squad management being the ultimate form of AI in computer games... I won't play it again since I don't want to spoil those good memories. Also it contained a wolf howl sample that I have heard *every...
by Johnman
Apr 18th '14, 14:17
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Marathon Trilogy box set
Replies: 5
Views: 2952

Re: Marathon Trilogy box set

Part of a minority.

I don't know if I would've sold it though.
by Johnman
Apr 16th '14, 22:31
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Destiny references to Marathon and Myth
Replies: 10
Views: 7233

Re: Destiny references to Marathon and Myth

I really want to like it, but Destiny feels so cheap and gimmicky to me... I just watched the gameplay reveal and it made things worse.

I know I'm out of topic, I'll shut up now.