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Posted By: treellamaDate: 6/28/11 5:25 p.m.

Did you guys know about this?

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You again?

Two and a half years after the wild coding Blitzkrieg that
created Marathon, Iím back here removing the serial
number protection for the trilogy release. Without source.

I had this really dumb idea back then that Iíd have the
game wait until April 1st 1995 before enabling a second
layer of serial number verification.

Ha. After hacking out three dialogs from each of the 68k
and PowerPC versions, with only MacsBug to light the way,
Iím sort of glad I never got time to do that.

Now Myth is the order of the day, and weíre aiming for a
early fall release. The coming summer wonít turn into
the unairconditioned blur of boiling late nights ordering
pizza and drinking powdered Gatorate to stay hydrated
that 1995 was, but I imagine weíll keep busy somehow.

I have this feeling itís going to be snowing again when I
have free time again.

So. No serial numbers. Itís always bothered me that
Marathonís public lifetime would be over when the last
registration card or serial number list got lost. Hopefully
this is the version that Iíll be playing in fifty years
under emulation on some fuckfast portable the thickness
of a sheet of paper that walks my dog, dresses me every
morning and grinds up my food because I donít have any
teeth left. And hopefully it wonít be running Windows.

Later,
Jason (March 17, 1997 4:39pm)

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