out these Marathon goodies
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Alas Poor Yorick, I knew him well...
then I blew him up.
- What it is:
Marathon is a first person shooter computer
game made by Bungie Software Incorporated, now Bungie Studios. There
are 3 games in all, the original "Marathon", "Marathon
2: Durandal" and "Marathon Infinity". All the game
files on this website are for Marathon Infinity and you need to download
a copy of Marathon Infinity to use any other files available here.
Click on the Trilogy Download link on
the left for your copy. Marathon is one of the very first (and the
few) games on the market to have a story woven into the fabric of
the game, you not only play the game, you live the story.
- What you need:
You need to have the full game of Marathon
Infinity to use the game files here, this includes every version
of Hell Hole, the World Tour NetPak and D-Day. Bungie
Studios has released the Marathon Trilogy as copywrite protected
get your copy of Marathon Infinity go to the Marathon
Trilogy Download page and click on the Infinity link. While you are at it, I recommend
you download "Forge" and "Anvil",
the editing programs I used to create the game files found
here. Make something of your own!
You are the security officer aboard the interstellar
colony ship, the UESC Marathon. Your ship has been boarded
by alien slavers called the Pfhor and it is up to you to save the
and moody, it is a classic. Appearing in the days of Doom,
this game was a jaw dropper. The bar was raised so high with story
that even today Marathon is alive and well in the face of such
competition as Quake III and Unreal Tournament.
- Marathon 2: Durandal:
have been kidnapped by the rogue artificial intelligence who was
jerking you around
in the first game and taken
to the home planet of one of the enslaved alien races called
the S'pht. You mission is to find a weapon that will once and for
rid the galaxy of the Pfhor menace. The best of the lot. A
hoot to play with extremely well designed/smooth flowing maps.
The well thought
out story gives you purpose, "depth of universe" and
meaning in your life as the displaced UESC Marathon security
very very cool are the dual shotguns. Devastating at close
range. Perfect for crowd control at your kids birthday party
or for that
reluctant groom at your daughters wedding.
- Marathon Infinity:
Who knows. The story has you all over the place
and scatter gunned through time. It is this authors opinion
that they created a bunch of well built levels and just tried to
it all together with a story that was contorted to fit the
levels. Fabulous map making anyway. Not nearly as fun to play or
flowing as Marathon 2. The best things about Infinity are that
Bungie released the map making tools, added a weapon that would shoot
and allowed different physics models to be embedded into each
level. The gaming community has taken this ball and ran with it.
I am only
one small voice in a huge online chorus singing the praises
of Marathon and creating maps and files for other enthusiasts to
- The Marathon files on this web site:
I have created the Marathon maps and films
(unless otherwise noted) you will find on this site. Much of the
Marathon related graphics are my own too. You cannot run any of these
maps in Marathon 1 or 2. You must have a copy of Marathon Infinity
to use any of the game files on this site. As mentioned above,
The Marathon Trilogy is copywrite protected freeware and you can
get it here. For Marathon files created by other
people there is a pretty good online archive at bungie.org. The most complete archive was at Fileball.net but that is now gone to us until somebody else picks up the torch .
Feel free to send me any films related to my maps and I'm sure I
will find a place for them. Of special interest are films for the Weird
files and D-Day level
- Almost Lastly:
You need a Macintosh for most of this stuff.
Windows PC users can only play Marathon 2 and SDL files. If you have
a PC you cannot play the maps at this site without running them through
Portmaster. Portmaster only runs on a Mac so you need to get a Mac
friend to convert it
for you but he will have to remove the non Marathon 2 items
from the map with the editors Forge and Anvil. Sorry. Get Marathon
the PC anyway, In my opinion Marathon 2 is the best of the
3 releases. "Marathon 2: Durandal" regularly appears on eBay.com.
For those of you who want to make their own Marathon maps for Windows,
you are in luck. There is now a section at the Litterbox
that will help you create your own maps. That plus more help with
Windows Marathon in the Obed Tips section. Look in the links on the
left of this page for Obed Tips.
- Lh'owon Links:
What the heck is a Marathon page without links to the other must visit
Marathon sites out there. After 4 years, it's about time I got my yit
together and offered some important Marathon links:
Jay Faircloth's Marathon
Art | Marathon @ Bungie.org |
Marathon Central | Lh'owon Ar'kives (FTP) | Orbital Arm
| Marathon: Resurrection |
Marathon Rampancy |
Bungie Fan Music | Aerianne Connor |
Aleph One Player List |
Wiki | GameStalks Marathon | Charles Lechasseur | The Escapist | Zott Mob's Maramoskau | Aleph One Guide | Zott Mob's Pumpkins | Tempus Irae for Aleph One | Dr. Lex' Marathon Page | Forge House | treellama.org | Marathon File Warehouse | AppleCrypt Mods | Los Disneys | Marathon 1&2 Walkthrough
Dedicated Marathon Forums
Story Fory | Orbital Arm Forums | Marathon.org Forums | Fileball Forums (RIP) | The Pfhorums
If I've left any Marathon forums out, email me and I'll add them!
Please be advised that if you down loaded
Hell Hole V1.5 from this web site before 11/06/2000, you have
the WRONG version. The correct version should include
the "Bastard Child" map and the readme should have
the "How to look Marathon Cool and Combat Fresh" fashion
tips. You cannot view any Hell Hole V1.5 films on this website
unless you redownload the correct version now available here
on the Hell Hole V1.5 page.