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Re: Let's Play Marathon 1
Posted By: DispatcherDate: 5/24/13 5:27 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Let's Play Marathon 1 (Dispatcher)

Perhaps the answer is in here somewhere. From this site Hamish wrote:

"Apr 16, 2013 (Tuesday)

In the original Marathon game the terminal text was coded in the Marathon application
rather than in the map file (as in M2 and Infinity). But if you ever wondered (or tried
to find) where the Marathon logon graphic (the green Marathon symbol) is you might
search in vain. Now thanks to Hopper in the Story post we have the exact location.
He writes:

The logo itself is in the Shapes file: Interface collection, frame 44.
Underneath it, the "U.E.S.C. Marathon" text is printed from stringset 135,
index 0 (the unused-in-M2 _marathon_name).

Of course, you might ask yourself so what? Why would anyone want to know this? Well it
is important if you are trying to get the original Marathon terminals working in Aleph One.
And by all accounts progress is good."

So could the Marathon (1) terminal data (from the Marathon application file) either be placed into the map file or another file? Alternatively, would this require the presence of the (disabled) Marathon application? Either way, I am guessing that the A1 application could call the terminal data from either file.

The Marathon logo would need to be accessed from the Shapes file, as noted above.

Sorry if I'm giving treellama nightmares with this.

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Replies:

Let's Play Marathon 1Godot 5/2/13 11:18 p.m.
     Re: Let's Play Marathon 1treellama 5/24/13 3:48 a.m.
           Re: Let's Play Marathon 1Dispatcher 5/24/13 7:23 a.m.
                 Re: Let's Play Marathon 1President People 5/24/13 12:29 p.m.
                       Re: Let's Play Marathon 1Dispatcher 5/24/13 5:10 p.m.
                             Re: Let's Play Marathon 1Dispatcher 5/24/13 5:27 p.m.
                                   Re: Let's Play Marathon 1Hopper 5/25/13 11:22 a.m.
                                         Re: Let's Play Marathon 1Dispatcher 5/25/13 2:58 p.m.
                                         Re: Let's Play Marathon 1treellama 5/25/13 3:42 p.m.
                                               Re: Let's Play Marathon 1Dispatcher 5/25/13 5:13 p.m.

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