Eternal (a Marathon scenario)

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Eternal (a Marathon scenario)

Postby Pfhorrest » Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:34 am UTC

(Not sure whether to post this here or over at Your Art And Links instead. Mods feel free to move it if you choose.)

Some of you probably know the video game developer Bungie, who made Destiny and Halo. Well, half a decade before Halo they made another revolutionary (for its time) sci-fi first-person shooter game called Marathon, which is now open-source with a lot of fan-made graphical enhancements and free available to download and play on all major platforms.

Fans of Marathon have made a lot of mods (what we call "scenarios") for it too, including yours truly. Mine is called Eternal, and it's a single-player continuation of the original Marathon trilogy that's about twice as long as any of the original games. I completed an extremely rough first draft of it back in 2004, then with the help of a lot of other people made a more-finished pass in 2008, with the intention of finishing a few more stretch goals soon thereafter to call it finally "done", but instead spent the following seven years barely eking out a 1.1 version instead, which is also freely available to download and play on all major platforms.

As I was working on my Chronicles of Quelouva over the past year, another Marathon fan came out of the blue and completed the biggest missing piece of the project as plugin to my mod. With that inspiration, I've decided to carry on the creative momentum from working on the Chronicles and try to dedicate this next year to finally crossing Eternal off my to-do list forever.

Mostly I intend for that to involve finishing a texture upgrade that I was partway through a few years ago before life imploded on me again. I'm going to try to take it really slowly and finish that over the course of this year, and I might maybe share some of the progress on it here, if anyone cares to see it. I'm also trying to get some other fans to help with a few other little finishing touches while I work on that.

The current version is totally playable though, if anyone cares to check it out. I would recommend playing the original trilogy first though, since, you know, sequel and all that.
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Re: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)

Postby Pfhorrest » Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:16 am UTC

Probably nobody cares, but I have a couple of screenshots of the work in progress to share:

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And this last one is my first attempt at bump mapping:

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Re: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:32 am UTC

Bump maps are awesome:

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Re: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)

Postby Pfhorrest » Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:50 am UTC

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(there's more screenshots at that link above, just posting my favorite of each batch here)
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Re: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)

Postby Pfhorrest » Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:38 am UTC

I've mostly given up on telling anyone about this on this forum since nobody seems to care, but I just really enjoyed this semi-action-shot, intending mostly to show some of the updated textures but a really nice shot of one of the new weapons too:

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Re: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:36 pm UTC

Hurray the first alpha of the new version of this I'm working on this year is out now.
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Re: Eternal (a Marathon scenario)

Postby Pfhorrest » Fri Feb 23, 2018 8:29 am UTC

Just another screenshot I thought was cool enough to share:

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