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Infinity Textures and Scenery

A set of PICT files for printing that contain all of the Marathon Infinity texture sets and corresponding scenery objects. A great reference tool...

Advanced Gernade Hopping

A new and improved edition of what we in Marathon have come accustomed to. This file along with a map and film will help you to "jump" to new heights. It is worth the download if you are one that has tried in vain to learn how to gernade hop without wiping yourself out!

Map Making Topics/FAQ 6

Round 6...Now in a very good format. Icon folders helps you locate subjects now much faster.. Chris just keeps doing a excellent job and this file just keeps getting bigger and bigger. [note: these are in ClarisWorks format... difficult to read ifyou don't have a copy. Because of this, I've made a text-only version (952K) available. I hope the author doesn't mind...]


Just a small text file that explains how to make rain with Forge...You will need to know some basic mapmaking skills before trying this.

TexRay Workbench v1.0

A packet of instructions for creating Marathon textures using Bryce 2 along with Bryce templates. Support files are here and a set of 12 example textures that are stored as pics.

Marathon Spoiler Guide v3.0

Text document that will help you out if you are stuck in any level of Marathon 1 or Marathon 2. An online version, slightly newer (3.1, from August 97), can be found here.

Texture Combinations with Forge

This is my guide to making the combination textures in Forge that used to be possible when we all used Pfhorte. Some say it will crash the Marathon engine. I say, take it from the man that is the leader in Map Making... This information is also found on the Hasturs workshop, or in the hasturs archive here.

Forge and Anvil Tutorials v1.0.2

These are the updated tutorials that comes with the Anvil/Forge 1.0.2 update. I know I didn't include them in the file that is uploaded at MidWest and I haven't seen them anywhere except at Bungie's server. These go along with the 1.0.2 updates that came out not too long ago.

Bodies v1.5

This is a file that allows you to see how to put dead or mutilated bodies into a Marathon level. It comes with a example level that is just a couple of polygons large.. The author states in the readme to e-mail him for more info or questions.

About Terminals v1.7.97

This is now updated. A crash bug when merging was found and updated and now it comes with a example map. This is in html profile so you will need to use your browser on some of it.

Marathon Art Guide

From the creator of Trojan comes this collection of tips, hints, and step-by-step instructions on how to create new art (sprites, not chapter art) for the Marathon series. Most of the work was done with M1, but the information is perfectly appropriate for use with Anvil. All documents are in Simpletext format, except for the Photoshop color tables and the like... If you're trying to create new monsters or weapons for Marathon, you'll find information of use to you here. FAQ

Finally, a FAQ for! Never again will you have to explain why you can't change views in net films in M2, or how to find out your frame rates. Contains info through the demo release of Infinity. (This puppy's so out-of-date, it's not funny... but it's still useful info, for the most part.)

Pfhorte Anti-Crash Guide v2.0

The first iteration of a guide to getting started in Pfhorte, and what pitfalls to watch out for. Shows how to set up defaults so that they're useful... and how to avoid common errors (including those caused by bugs in Pfhorte). Update adds a bunch of information, fixes some grammar.

Hex Documentation v1.1

Ben Matasar has written a very concise, easy-to-read guide to using Hex!, based on a USENET post by Brian Ridge. If you're at all confused about how to use Hex!, or what the various options are, grab this-it's small and useful. Update adds a crucial bit of info about the linkage between terms and lights in Pfhorte 2.

Sideways Door Hack

A really quick hack in response to a Usenet post asking about faking sidways doors in M2...

Grenade Jumping FAQ v1.1

Contains a tutorial, faq, walkthrough, and six films with a practice map, all designed to get you grenade for folks who want to cheat.

Marathon 2 Map Specs

From Ryan Martell, one of Bungie's programmers... Useless to non-programmers, priceless to anyone who wants to make extensions for Marathon.

Pfhorte Users Guide v2.2

Put together by Randy Varnell, in Docmaker format, it's somewhat like the Pfhorte Handbook. Not quite as complete, but my guess is any mapmaker (or wannabe mapmaker) wouldn't go too wrong getting both of these.