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Cody Miller (pinkynarftroz on YouTube) demonstrates what we didn't (or rather couldn't... perhaps even wouldn't) do in the original Marathon: use the grenade launcher to climb a sheer wall. The latest version of Aleph One is actually able to duplicate this behavior when working with the original map files now-- the M1A1 scenario that was adapted from the original game for the Marathon Infinity engine can't, which is why some invisible ledges were added to some levels to allow certain places to be reached.

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This water processing facility clearly isn't full enough of slime, since Durandal wants us to open a door and let some more in. Time for some swimming! Just mind the Juggernaughts.

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Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

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Thanks to everyone who has watched and listened to ASE over the past few years-- this is our 100th episode!

Special thanks go to Blackstar who is playing Marathon with me, to Bungiefen Miguel Chavez and Cody Miller who have been co-hosts many, many times, and to Trindacut who first convinced me that Rampancy should have a podcast and cohosted many of the early Halo-focused episodes.

Enjoy!

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Durandal has sent us to a Pfhor orbital repair facility to blow up some stuff! Sounds like fun. Prepare to drink vacuum!

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Durandal wants us to push some buttons. What a surprise! On the other hand, there's cyborgs, but no oxygen.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

We use irons' Co-Op script:

http://simplici7y.com/items/co-op

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Another secret level where we can gather weapons and ammo, but not quite so simple (or as empty) as the previous ones.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

We use irons' Co-Op script:

http://simplici7y.com/items/co-op

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Are we awake, or are we dreaming? What's up with these invisible S'pht'kr that probably shouldn't even be here? Who's the guy with the knife? These and many more unanswered questions in yet another "dream" level of Marathon Infinity.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

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In between each of Marathon Infinity's many timelines lie the dream levels. This is one of several to come: Electric Sheep One. This level exits to level 11, Electric Sheep Two, skipping over a number of difficult levels, and to Where Monsters Are In Dreams, another dream level that exits to (gulp) Acme Station.

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Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

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In this timeline, Thoth hasn't been (won't be?) will have been being activated. So Tycho wants us to go take a look at him. On the way we meet some old friends who are our new enemies.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

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Tycho has sent us down to the ghost planet Lh'owon to break some panels and fight some Flick'ta. Thankfully we won't be alone as he's sent along some helpful Hunters.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

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Up is down, and down is up. Troopers and Hunters are our friends! Cats and dogs, living together... mass hysteria! Blackstar and Narcogen muddle their way through a level rife with secrets en route to two switches.

This podcast uses:

Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

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Things are not as they seem! Or as they seemed, it seems. Instead of victorious and triumphant, Durandal is scared out of his considerable wits. Instead of defeated, dead, or both, Tycho is alive. Instead of propping our feet up by the fire and enjoying a hot cocoa, the Security Officer is once again trying to find out where he is and why. Behind it all lurks the chaotic evil of the W'rk... the W'rk... somethingorother.

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Here are combat-centric highlights of our Let's Play of Marathon 2, edited and compressed down to about 16 minutes and set to selections from W. A. Mozart's Requiem mass, as performed by the Bezdin Ensemble.

Introitus - Requiem Aeterna
Sequenz - Dies Irae
Sequenz - Confutatis Maledictis
Kyrie Eleison
Sequenz - Rex Tremendae Majestatis
Communio - Lux Aeterna

http://magnatune.com/artists/albums/bezdin-mozart/

Tracks used under Creative Commons by-nc-sa license.

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This is it, the last level of Marathon 2: Durandal! Blackstar and Narcogen will try to use chea... I mean, the special nature of network cooperative play to both view the secret credit terminal and complete the level, which is normally almost impossible in solo play at normal difficulty or above. After a short break, we'll be back with Marathon Infinity-- until then enjoy the Minecraft: Build the Marathon series at OSXCoopGames.net!

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In the penultimate level of Marathon 2, Blackstar and Narcogen are beseiged by Hunters and Cyborgs of the Mother of All variety, and the Sph't'Kr are about as harmful as the are helpful.

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Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

Remixes of the Marathon soundtrack by Craig Hardgrove at http://themarathonmusic.com

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If God protects fools and drunks, it's time to start drinking, since it seems rampant AIs in Pfhor attack ships are taking out all the fools. Blackstar and Narcogen have some watery fun in the fun house of explosive BoBs, broken doors and angry S'pht defenders that is Fatum Iustum Stultorum.

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Aleph One, free and open source versions of Marathon for Windows, Mac and Linux at http://source.bungie.org

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