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No More Teleporters

Jesse Simko, creator of the eagerly awaited Muerte Machine, has uploaded this nice demonstration showing how to remove half of the warping effect which happens when a player changes levels. (He's eliminated the warp out effect from the start level... but not the warp in effect on the end level. He does, however, give some suggestions for diminishing the latter effect.) This should be very useful to anyone creating levels based in universes where teleporting makes little sense (Earthlike scenarios, for example), or to someone who's looking for a way to get around the 1024 poly limit on a si...

Lift Test

If you've built complicated elevators (lifts, to those across the pond from us Americans), you've almost certainly run across a Marathon engine limitation which can make it impossible to use the action key to trigger the elevator control (punching or projectiles are all it recognizes). This happens because the active area for a switch comes at some fixed percentage of the floor-to-ceiling height, which may or may not correspond to where you've got a switch. HAS has released a quick demo map showing a rather elegant way around this problem. (If you don't understand my wording of the problem...

Dual Sided Force Fields

Force fields have been around since Fm created them in Seige of Nor'Korh, but they've been one-sided (That is, they work from one side, but are passable from the other).

Then Jeff Swartz created dual sided force fields in an award winning map for the Evil Map Making Contest called "FireCracker".

Here, by Michael Watson, is a description (and demo map) showing how to make two-sided forcefields. Nicely done.