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For Windows and OS X, everything is provided as a single app/folder. For Linux, the engine need to be downloaded separately from the game files, compiled, and merged in.
 
For Windows and OS X, everything is provided as a single app/folder. For Linux, the engine need to be downloaded separately from the game files, compiled, and merged in.
  
Both the engine and the game files can be downloaded at http://marathon.sourceforge.net/.
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Both the engine and the game files can be downloaded at https://alephone.lhowon.org/.
  
 
As a bonus, the game files provided by Aleph One include the HD texture pack used in the Xbox Live Arcade release of Marathon 2: Durandal.
 
As a bonus, the game files provided by Aleph One include the HD texture pack used in the Xbox Live Arcade release of Marathon 2: Durandal.

Revision as of 15:35, 1 September 2017

Marathon 2: Durandal
Marathon 2: Durandal cover
Developers
Bungie Software
Engines
Marathon Engine 2.0
Release dates
Mac OS (Classic) November 24, 1995
Windows September 6, 1996
Marathon 2: Durandal on Wikipedia
Marathon
Marathon 1994
Marathon 2: Durandal 1995
Marathon Infinity 1996

Key points

The game was made free to download in 2005
The game was made open source in 2000, making it mod friendly. See Aleph One
The HD texture pack used in the Xbox Live Arcade version is included in the Aleph One release
The original game was for classic Macs and Windows 95 only, but a source port is available. See Aleph One
Cannot change settings while in a game

General information

Bungie.net - The developer's site
Pfhorpedia - A wiki for everything Marathon related
Traxus Project - Another Marathon wiki
Marathon.Bungie.org - One of the biggest Marathon fan sites around
Simplici7y - A fan site for downloading mods and maps for the Marathon Trilogy

Availability

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
DRM details are not known
Windows
Mac OS
Official website
DRM-free
See Marathon 2 (Original) for details.
Windows
Mac OS

Version differences

Marathon 2 (Original)

The original Mac OS version of the game and its manual are available to download for free at http://trilogyrelease.bungie.org/. Individual files can also be downloaded as opposed to the full game. The game has also been modified to no longer require serial keys to install. As an added bonus, the ISO for the Windows 95 version is available.

Note that they are provided as is and will only run on a classic Macintosh or Windows 95/98. The Windows version also has some changes in the level design not present in the Mac OS version.

It is recommended to use the Aleph One version as it adds support for modern systems and bug fixes.

Aleph One

Aleph One is an open source continuation of the Marathon 2 engine. It makes the game more modern and accessible with many different improvements such as cross-platform support, widescreen resolutions, and improved multiplayer networking.

For Windows and OS X, everything is provided as a single app/folder. For Linux, the engine need to be downloaded separately from the game files, compiled, and merged in.

Both the engine and the game files can be downloaded at https://alephone.lhowon.org/.

As a bonus, the game files provided by Aleph One include the HD texture pack used in the Xbox Live Arcade release of Marathon 2: Durandal.

Essential improvements

Marathon Serial Key Generator

A legal serial key generator for the retail versions of all Marathon games. Refresh the page to get a new batch of keys. Marathon 2: Durandal keys are stated with "M2" before the codes.

It can be found at http://marathon.bungie.org/maraserialgen/.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

Save game data location

Video settings

In-game general video settings.
In-game general video settings.

Field of view (FOV)

Template:Fixbox/fix
  1. Go to Scripts in the installation folder.
  2. Make a new file called FOV.mml
  3. Add the following line: <marathon><view><fov normal="120" extra="160" tunnel="70" /></view></marathon>
  4. Replace 120 with whatever FOV you want.
Extra and tunnel are FOV settings used for the extravision power-up and the tunnel-vision mode.
Extra should be higher than your normal FOV while tunnel should be lower.

Input settings

In-game general control settings.
In-game general control settings.

Audio settings

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.
Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Versus, Co-op
Online play
8 Versus, Co-op

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
This game supports Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) for automatic port configuration.

Other information

API

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 2.0 [citation needed]Aleph One is required.
Software renderer
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

Middleware

Middleware Notes
Audio ALSA, Speex Aleph One only.
Interface FreeType Aleph One only.

System requirements

Mac OS
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 or higher
Processor (CPU) Motorola 68040 or better processor
System memory (RAM) 4 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 150 MB
Video card (GPU) 256 colour capable

References