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Re: Tour of Duty - Smells Like Napalm...
Posted By: GodotDate: 6/2/13 11:58 p.m.

In Response To: Tour of Duty - Smells Like Napalm... (PerseusSpartacus)

: But don't get too down-trodden, because this is by far the hardest secret in
: the whole game.

Nope. Not if you measure hardest by the length of time it took to be found. The secret Tycho terminal room on Blaspheme Quarantine is much harder. See the Story Page for Feb 28, 2011.

: I actually wonder how anybody could've first discovered this secret without a
: map editor.

In the original game these is a platform sound clue when you step on the correct floor poly. Unfortunately this cannot be implemented in M1A1.
Also Jason Jones revealed that there was a secret flamethrower on this level in the 1st eWorld Conference in January 1995 (see the Story page Blasts from the Past). Armed with this clue it wasn't long before people found it.

: Speaking of which, does anybody here know what the first
: third-party map editor for Marathon 1 was?

There were three. Pfhorte, Mia, and Marathon Map Editor.
All came out around Feb 1995.
Which one was the first?
Woooo... battles have been fought over that. The Level Editor Wars of '95 are still vivid for some old timers. Best not to raise that thorny issue again.

I will say that Bernie Freidin created an application called MarathonEdit 0.0alpha which allowed you to edit the map points of the Marathon gamma map file. He released it in Dec 1, 1994. It was the first ever Marathon map editor of sorts. You couldn't make new maps with it just edit the Marathon gamma maps. But hey... you needed the gamma map file.

Cheers
Hamish

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