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by Flippant Sol
Sep 7th '20, 20:36
Forum: Aleph One Discussion
Topic: Aleph One 1.3
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: Aleph One 1.3

Interesting, so when I changed the "Change the size of text, apps, and other items" from 150% to 100%, my highest resolution went from 1536x864 up to 1080p. That's weird that a game would operated on my Windows 10 font sizing, hmmm. But now I can't read anything, of course. :/ The problem here seems...
by Flippant Sol
Sep 6th '20, 22:50
Forum: Aleph One Discussion
Topic: Aleph One 1.3
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: Aleph One 1.3

There doesn't seem to be a 1080p option, hmmm. My graphics options will only go up to 1536x864 and when I try to force 1920x1080 in the preferences it defaults to 640x480. :/ I have a EVGA GTX 1060 SC 6GB and I'm playing on a Samsung 1080p 120Hz monitor. I tried it in 60Hz and there still wasn't a 1...
by Flippant Sol
Aug 9th '20, 05:41
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Join the Marathon Evil Netgame Club
Replies: 3
Views: 697

Re: Join the Marathon Evil Netgame Club

Uh oh! It would appear your discord link is broken! :wacko:
No, it would be really cool to join some netgame groups, I just want to wait until Aleph One 1.3 comes out before I redownload all of the games again.
by Flippant Sol
Apr 12th '20, 20:09
Forum: Aleph One Discussion
Topic: Aleph One 1.3b3
Replies: 94
Views: 36312

Re: Aleph One 1.3b3

Is there a Trello or patch notes for 1.3 final, and do you (Hopper and Treellama) have a roadmap to getting to release?
by Flippant Sol
Mar 11th '20, 18:12
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: epic official Marathon™ gamer merch (not clickbait)
Replies: 9
Views: 3102

Re: epic official Marathon™ gamer merch (not clickbait)

UPDATE: Medium shirts are now back in stock. Didn't think they would restock them. Weird...?
by Flippant Sol
Jan 22nd '20, 00:10
Forum: Projects
Topic: xBR Textures
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: xBR Textures

Is there a way I can deal with color banding through software, or does it have to be fixed by hand?
by Flippant Sol
Jan 21st '20, 21:15
Forum: Projects
Topic: xBR Textures
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: xBR Textures

Why so many conversions? DDS should really only be necessary at the end for Aleph One. In Aorta, you can't use the export options menu for batch when in png mode, and the png output still has blue in the transparent pixels, but when I test the DDS output with the Fast Halo Removal on, the blue in t...
by Flippant Sol
Jan 21st '20, 05:44
Forum: Projects
Topic: xBR Textures
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

Re: xBR Textures

There's one major problem with trying to upscale the original assets: dithering. Either you're going to have to use a de-dithering program (which the results honestly don't look good from what I've seen) or carefully blend by hand. You're probably just better off editing the XBLA textures to look c...
by Flippant Sol
Jan 20th '20, 06:56
Forum: Projects
Topic: xBR Textures
Replies: 7
Views: 1102

xBR Textures

I've been going through my Marathon stuff and I've found my old batch image manipulation programs, namely the xBR-capable Hawkynt scaler. I ran some tests through with ShapeFusion bitmaps and I've decided that I can come up with a new workflow and make more xBR textures for Aleph One. My new workflo...
by Flippant Sol
Jan 20th '20, 06:47
Forum: Projects
Topic: Remastered Marathon Infinity sounds
Replies: 7
Views: 2013

Re: Remastered Marathon Infinity sounds

Marathon 1 desperately needs to have remastered audio, but if I remember correctly, a lot of the sound effects for these games came off of Sample CDs. Would it be possible to identify these CDs, locate, and recreate these sounds? This is some great work though. Makes me think about Dolby NR and dbx ...
by Flippant Sol
Sep 19th '19, 10:03
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 105195

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

I wasn't aware of the quirk in Vasara, thanks for bringing this to my attention. I'll try to be more careful with textures going forward, making sure that scripted polygons function as intended. The Tycho texture was used because on my machine, the terminal wall was black. Vasara pulls straight from...
by Flippant Sol
Sep 17th '19, 23:30
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 105195

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

The pitch blackness was due to the fact that Light Level 6 on Bigger Guns was set to 0, pitch black. Aleph One 9_17_2019 5_42_13 PM.png This is image was taken with the latest scripts in the script folder and the newest map I changed Light Level 6 so when active, it was at 4% and 2% at inactive. Ale...
by Flippant Sol
Sep 16th '19, 21:26
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 105195

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

From what I've gathered so far, Bigger Guns Nearby right now has three major problems 1: A visual information problem As in film there needs to be an "establishing shot". Usually games do this by starting players in a big room so they can get a sense of the visual cues and they have an inclination t...
by Flippant Sol
Sep 16th '19, 06:24
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 105195

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

After work tomorrow, I'm going to download the latest build of this and see if I can something I know I can fix. The game is running on the old M1A1 build, right?
by Flippant Sol
Sep 14th '19, 05:25
Forum: Projects
Topic: Let's Make A TC
Replies: 18
Views: 4352

Re: Let's Make A TC

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It's not much, but I got started on a level. I wanted to recreate the oldschool bungie fuckery so I made a door where you get overwhelmed by pfhor and will die if you don't find the AR
by Flippant Sol
Sep 14th '19, 05:23
Forum: Projects
Topic: Let's Make A TC
Replies: 18
Views: 4352

Let's Make A TC

I want to make a Marathon TC I have positions open for >story and terminal text(not super deep stuff, just something to glue everything together) >level designer (more levels = more game) >graphics designer (new guns, enemies, walls) >I will accept a few ideas guys if they make interesting and plaus...
by Flippant Sol
May 21st '19, 20:53
Forum: Aleph One Discussion
Topic: Is there a way to play in a more vanilla (chocolate) way?
Replies: 7
Views: 2307

Re: Is there a way to play in a more vanilla (chocolate) way

You can just do what I did and have two builds for each main game with their own preferences.
I'm sure there's a more efficient way of doing this, but I can't be bothered.
by Flippant Sol
May 21st '19, 20:39
Forum: Editors, Emulation, Etcetera
Topic: Weland Won't Open
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: Weland Won't Open

I have found the solution. As previously stated by Flowers and Qweasy908, Weland likes a very specific version of GTK# which is version 2.12.20. However, that version is not available on mono's official archives as of now because 2.12.45 is the current version, I guess. So I did some googling and I ...
by Flippant Sol
Feb 24th '19, 05:55
Forum: Editors, Emulation, Etcetera
Topic: Weland Won't Open
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Weland Won't Open

I am running the latest .NET Framework, I've tried installing GTK#, I've tried installing Mono, I've tried previous versions of the release, Weland will do the little blue circly thing and then no window. In fact, I redid all of that. I uninstalled Weland, I uninstalled GTK and Mono (can't do anythi...
by Flippant Sol
Jan 10th '19, 14:08
Forum: Aleph One Discussion
Topic: Mac vs Windows texture handling
Replies: 49
Views: 12970

Re: Mac vs Windows texture handling

This is a different question, what compression algorithms does Aleph One do under the DDS container?
by Flippant Sol
Jan 4th '19, 11:27
Forum: Aleph One Discussion
Topic: Classic vs. Enhanced? Why Not Both?
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Re: Classic vs. Enhanced? Why Not Both?

I ended up having "Marathon" and "Marathon Classic". These go along nicely with my "M1R" and "M1A1" folders. My Marathon build is where I'll probably do the most enhancement work. My Marathon Classic build runs in 640x480, low res, no transparent liquids, and original hud. my keyboard is ten keyless...
by Flippant Sol
Jan 3rd '19, 00:52
Forum: Aleph One Discussion
Topic: Classic vs. Enhanced? Why Not Both?
Replies: 3
Views: 1146

Classic vs. Enhanced? Why Not Both?

Hi, yes, it's been a while since I've been here. I was wondering if there was a way to have two different builds of Aleph One, so that each can play independently and have their own preferences, plugins, music, etc. In my personal case, I basically want an enhanced decked out version of the games, b...
by Flippant Sol
Jul 11th '18, 06:42
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 105195

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

An excellent treatise, Flippant Sol. I'm too exhausted to get into specifics right now, but I largely agree with what you're saying. Speaking of exhaustion, I should really take a break for a a week or so. Getting the conversion work done, from Arrival - Ingue Ferroque, was a big milestone, and if ...
by Flippant Sol
Jul 11th '18, 01:54
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 105195

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

Thank you for the encouragement. I know there are a lot of people who have this "don't change anything!" mentality, but the only way for anything to happen is for there to be change. Otherwise, there's no reason do to anything, and if no one does anything, there's no community. I have made a *lot* ...
by Flippant Sol
Jul 10th '18, 00:28
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon 1 Redux
Replies: 433
Views: 105195

Re: Marathon 1 Redux

I love seeing this project progress. Focusing on M1 and making it better is the best possible thing that the surviving community can do. Unfortunately, I don't believe that M1 Redux and what I envision are one in the same. I'd go into more detail about how I would "redux" M1, but I don't want to bre...