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Re: Tour of Duty - Pfhoraphobia
Posted By: GodotDate: 7/31/13 1:53 a.m.

In Response To: Tour of Duty - Pfhoraphobia (PerseusSpartacus)

: Attached to this same room is another, smaller one with another transporter
: and a Compiler. This transporter just takes you back to the start of the
: level, so don't take it just yet. Instead, jump down the breach.
: Interestingly, an Invisible Compiler is start inside this breach -
: generally he joins the fight as soon as you enter the room, but sometimes
: he inexplicably misses his cue and fails to activate. As such, you can
: drop down the breach and land right next to him:

: I don't even know what causes it - maybe somebody can open up SheepShaver,
: pop the old M1 Map file into Pfhorte and take a look at the polygon types
: to see what might cause it. My immediate thought is that it has to do with
: crossing a glue trigger, much like the way you can skip the starting
: ambush of Eupfhoria, but I honestly don't know what glue triggers really
: even do in any depth - they manage when Monsters activate, but how
: they do so is unclear to me. Anybody got a decent explanation?

I check in Pfhorte and there are no glue triggers in this area. Indeed, the only glue trigger on this level is in the corridor leading to the 'Alien Leader' that triggers the ambush. Two super glue ploys contain this little surprise.

I played the original level and got both types of behaviours you describe. Some times he joins the attack, others times he stays at the bottom of the hole, contemplating the existence of Robnar no doubt. Notch this up to the vagaries of Marathon and what makes it so unpredictable sometimes.

Also Compilers on teleporter polygons are not happy bunnies. Except when part of the teleporter is set to a normal polygon. Nice one Reg.

Oh and I did notice that you can't see the Marathon from the upper windows but you can from the lower ones. Nice one Reg.

Cheers
Hamish

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Tour of Duty - PfhoraphobiaPerseusSpartacus 7/29/13 11:46 a.m.
     Re: Tour of Duty - PfhoraphobiaMartin 7/29/13 2:05 p.m.
     Re: Tour of Duty - PfhoraphobiaGodot 7/30/13 4:11 a.m.
           Re: Tour of Duty - PfhoraphobiaMartin 7/30/13 11:22 a.m.
           Re: Tour of Duty - PfhoraphobiaPerseusSpartacus 7/30/13 11:53 a.m.
                 Re: Tour of Duty - PfhoraphobiaGodot 7/30/13 1:27 p.m.
                 Re: Tour of Duty - PfhoraphobiaPerseusSpartacus 8/4/13 8:48 p.m.
                       Re: Tour of Duty - PfhoraphobiaGodot 8/4/13 11:30 p.m.
                             Re: Tour of Duty - PfhoraphobiaPerseusSpartacus 8/5/13 9:41 a.m.
     Re: Tour of Duty - PfhoraphobiaGodot 7/31/13 1:53 a.m.

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