Dr. Lex' Marathon Page
These pages are devoted to the coolest series of Mac games ever created: The Marathon Trilogy, from Bungie SoftWare.
If you are a VidMaster already, you'll enjoy the Marathon Infinity maps (not found on the Trilogy CD - and that's not because they're bad, they were created after its release!) If you aren't, you have the chance to become one by reading the VidMaster Techniques!
Also featuring: QTVR panoramas from Marathon maps, a special version of the Marathon 1 music, tips & tricks for Forge & Anvil and some links.
- Why is Marathon such a great game?
This text compares Marathon to six ‘contemporary’ 3D games. And it explains why I like the game so much…
Fully finished story and outline available for potential scenario-makers!
- VidMaster Techniques
Including some things the Bungie guys themselves didn't know!
- Forge & Anvil Tips & Tricks
- QTVR Panoramas
This links to my QTVR page, which includes panoramas created with screenshots from self-made Marathon maps.
- How to make a QTVR panorama from a Marathon Map
... and this exlains how to make such panoramas yourself.
- Marathon Music QT 3&4 edition
A rearrangement of the original M1 music for use with QuickTime 3 or 4.
- It doesn't get any better than this!
You can now simply download the entire Marathon trilogy for free, legally! Many thanks to Bungie for releasing these. To run these games on modern operating systems, you can use the Aleph One project. To run Marathon 1, you can use the converted map files by Raul Bonilla (see the trilogyrelease page).
- Marathon Links
Lots of these are submitted by "third parties", and some or many of them may be dead. I don't have time myself to check all this stuff regularly, so you can report a dead link yourself if you wish.