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by The Man
Apr 29th '18, 20:27
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon Chronicles
Replies: 270
Views: 56535

Re: Marathon Chronicles

Thanks for the info. I thought the alien guns seemed less powerful on the lowest (non-existent) difficulty settings; glad to know I wasn’t imagining it. (Was going to ask about algorithms but it looks like you already posted them in the M1R thread under a spoiler tag.) I’ll have to go in with a phys...
by The Man
Apr 29th '18, 16:37
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon Chronicles
Replies: 270
Views: 56535

Re: Marathon Chronicles

(I don’t know if this was intentional on Bungie’s part; as I understand it, any projectile that deals an odd number of damage is considered an alien projectile, while anything that deals an even number of damage is considered, for lack of a suitable antonym, not-alien I've never heard of this. And ...
by The Man
Apr 28th '18, 11:58
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon Chronicles
Replies: 270
Views: 56535

Re: Marathon Chronicles

I’m planning to post a 15-20 level demo at some point, but I need to do some work on a few of the levels before they’re in a playable state. I’ll try to get this done by May 10 or so. I figured it’d be better to put gameplay videos up for now than nothing at all. The “alien” tag can do a lot. There ...
by The Man
Apr 27th '18, 14:48
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Putting the Marathon Vidmaster's Challenge films on YouTube
Replies: 98
Views: 27332

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

Thanks. I have company right now but I will try those soon. (Will I have to figure out emulation? If so, it might take a bit longer, but I’ll still try to get around to it soon. Can I just run those with the AO version and the original map file?) ETA: Seems like I can. I'm encoding the longest films...
by The Man
Apr 27th '18, 00:40
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon Chronicles
Replies: 270
Views: 56535

Re: Marathon Chronicles

Like I said, I wrote a lot of the above text at least partially to remind myself what to work on, and four hours is an upper estimate; I doubt I spent that long on it. I suspect it was around two and a half. I understand that I wrote a wall of text, but nearly all of it was to answer questions I thi...
by The Man
Apr 26th '18, 23:36
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon Chronicles
Replies: 270
Views: 56535

Re: Marathon Chronicles

Unfortunately I probably won't have the time to take much of a look at this (I haven't even looked at M1R yet) because I am so completely short on time these days, but I want to say something positive and sympathetic about finally sharing something of your long-in-progress work with community (espe...
by The Man
Apr 26th '18, 21:10
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon Chronicles
Replies: 270
Views: 56535

Marathon Chronicles

Quick links: Playable version of game files (map may be out-of-date): https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BtHg2LzQBth25hxB-AURAs8um3yyCaTE Latest version of map (you’ll have to merge it yourself in Atque): https://bit.ly/2rsTu9p Complete playlist of gameplay videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?l...
by The Man
Apr 26th '18, 18:44
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Putting the Marathon Vidmaster's Challenge films on YouTube
Replies: 98
Views: 27332

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

I will for the final encode. I forgot it wasn’t a default, honestly. I seem to recall that it used to slow AO down a lot, which I assume is why it isn’t one, but it doesn’t seem to affect performance on the newer versions, and I don’t understand why it ever did. AFAIK, I wasn’t encoding with any scr...
by The Man
Apr 26th '18, 04:36
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Putting the Marathon Vidmaster's Challenge films on YouTube
Replies: 98
Views: 27332

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

Thanks. Yeah, I’m worried about that, too. Plus, a lot of links just disappear. IIRC, the Rubicon site used to have a lot of extra content besides just the scenario, but it’s not there anymore even when the site is up (and it isn’t even always up). I think the website might’ve even had some vid film...
by The Man
Apr 25th '18, 22:32
Forum: Projects
Topic: Eternal X 1.2
Replies: 1712
Views: 304918

Re: Eternal X 1.2

I couldn’t recall if S’bhuth was in a condition to hear Marcus’ narrative. I can’t think of anyone else important he’d tell his tale to, either – presumably Hathor already knows most/all that stuff. (I also completely forgot the last level was a dream. It’s probably been at least six years since I p...
by The Man
Apr 25th '18, 19:10
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Putting the Marathon Vidmaster's Challenge films on YouTube
Replies: 98
Views: 27332

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

For some reason, Infinity doesn’t seem to want to hold onto these changes when I make them and just reverts to what I assume to be the default preferences. It tells me: There were preferences-file parsing errors (see Marathon Infinity Log.txt for details) Googling where to find Marathon Infinity Log...
by The Man
Apr 25th '18, 17:14
Forum: Projects
Topic: Marathon Unity
Replies: 31
Views: 9264

Re: Marathon Unity

Gemini Station is the top example that comes to mind. I don't know if anyone ever put the shapes patch up, but it's playable without it, IIRC; some stuff will just look very stupid.

This project sounds cool and I'll look into it at some point.
by The Man
Apr 25th '18, 08:49
Forum: Projects
Topic: Eternal X 1.2
Replies: 1712
Views: 304918

Re: Eternal X 1.2

That makes sense narratively (I presume the opening/closing room is the Security Officer's quarters), but I'm reminded of Star Trek . There'd be something like "Captain's Log, supplemental" after each commercial break. Presumably Picard doesn't actually make a new log entry while he's in the midst o...
by The Man
Apr 25th '18, 05:34
Forum: Projects
Topic: Eternal X 1.2
Replies: 1712
Views: 304918

Re: Eternal X 1.2

No problem. I've made it through several levels already (using the earlier revisions of shapes, sounds, etc., though, apart from the shapes patches I already mentioned). Some things I've noticed: One way to make the info dump on "The Far Side of Nowhere" less daunting might be to use three or four t...
by The Man
Apr 25th '18, 02:46
Forum: Projects
Topic: Eternal X 1.2
Replies: 1712
Views: 304918

Re: Eternal X 1.2

All right, so. Before I take a really deep dive into this, do I just play the map with the Eternal 1.1 sound/image/etc. files plus the HD shapes linked in the OP to get acquainted with the new changes, or are there in-development versions of 1.2 stuff available that I’m not seeing on the Github repo...
by The Man
Apr 25th '18, 02:29
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Putting the Marathon Vidmaster's Challenge films on YouTube
Replies: 98
Views: 27332

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

The 4:3 aspect ratio actually looks the best of those options to me by a substantial amount, and I’m strongly leaning towards it now. It’s how classic Marathon looked anyway, and despite my inclination to use most of the modern add-ons, this is one case where I see a strong argument for going old-sc...
by The Man
Apr 24th '18, 23:07
Forum: Projects
Topic: Eternal X 1.2
Replies: 1712
Views: 304918

Re: Eternal X 1.2

Oh, yeah; rereading my OP, I can see how that might've been ambiguous. I was referring to levels for a scenario I never released, because it never reached a state I felt was worth showing to a community with as many skilled designers as this one. The main reason was a typical story of reach exceedin...
by The Man
Apr 24th '18, 21:33
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Putting the Marathon Vidmaster's Challenge films on YouTube
Replies: 98
Views: 27332

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

TL: That makes sense, but I can't find it in the preferences. Maybe I'm not just looking in the right place. It doesn't help that I don't understand what several of the options even mean (mostly advanced options, but still). I see it in the github documentation, but I can't find the option within AO...
by The Man
Apr 24th '18, 18:42
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Putting the Marathon Vidmaster's Challenge films on YouTube
Replies: 98
Views: 27332

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

If I recall correctly, you hold down alt (or option) when clicking Replay Saved Film. I believe that's how the current Vidmaster archive on YouTube was created. Thanks; this works, but there's no option for quality, is there? Looks like it's 480p or something compared to the 2560x1600 version I can...
by The Man
Apr 24th '18, 18:20
Forum: Projects
Topic: Eternal X 1.2
Replies: 1712
Views: 304918

Re: Eternal X 1.2

You'll probably remember my real name better; I contributed to the Story page with it obsessively for a year or two (and probably also emailed you under it), and had far less presence with this screen name. (Looks like I only made 78 posts here before this year.) For the time being, you can find my ...
by The Man
Apr 24th '18, 13:48
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Putting the Marathon Vidmaster's Challenge films on YouTube
Replies: 98
Views: 27332

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

I don't know why you'd bother with QuickTime; Aleph One can export films directly to video. So for Marathon 2 and later, this is a pretty trivial [?meaningless] exercise ::shrug:: *Johnny Carson voice* I did not know that. On the other hand, no one's bothered doing this yet, either, so I think I'll...
by The Man
Apr 24th '18, 10:07
Forum: Projects
Topic: Eternal X 1.2
Replies: 1712
Views: 304918

Re: Eternal X 1.2

I've skimmed about ⅓ of this topic, and found I was able to make sense of... about ⅓ of what I skimmed. I remember sending you (Pfhorrest) a fairly long email detailing what I liked and what I didn't about Eternal X. I think it was an email. It's probably in my Gmail history still. I'm pretty sure y...
by The Man
Apr 24th '18, 05:33
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Putting the Marathon Vidmaster's Challenge films on YouTube
Replies: 98
Views: 27332

Putting the Marathon Vidmaster's Challenge films on YouTube

Added July 28, 2018: My YouTube channel is here . I don’t think I linked it at all in the opening post originally, but it should probably be the first thing in this thread. Original post: I haven't been around in... ten years, it looks like. I don't really have an explanation for this, other than th...
by The Man
Aug 25th '08, 00:29
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: Please Help Me Idenify This Map???
Replies: 3
Views: 2248

Jim wrote:It looks like a lava version of Duality
2nd'd. Whoever made it did a pretty unoriginal job with the texturing though.
by The Man
Aug 25th '08, 00:27
Forum: Marathon Discussion
Topic: apparently there were some complaints about lack of activity in the community
Replies: 13
Views: 5084

well, use "multiple timelines" if you prefer. Eternal and Infinity kind of already deal with multiple timelines anyway.

Also, I'm working on one, but of course that doesn't mean it'll get finished. I'm probably going to enlist help once I have time to actually work on it again.