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;L000.WELCOME.ENTRY1. Bigger Guns Nearby
;L009.WELCOME.EXITIn the data fork of the map file is Arrival..umanity
The arrival of humanity at Tau Ceti perhaps?
;L010.BIGGUNS.ENTRY2. Never Burn Money
;L011.BIGGUNS.DOORMANUAL.TERM1Marathon Internal Engineering Documents - Doors Manual;L019.BIGGUNS.EXIT
;L020.AMS.ENTRY3. Defend THIS!AMS = Automatic Manufacturing Systems.;L021.AMS.REROUTING.TERM1Circuit board goes astray... oh dear!;L052.SAVEBOB.Gherrit.Term2The infamous Gheritt (or Gherrit) White term. But what's it doing here? ;L052 is The Rose (SAVEBOB). In its place on The Rose is Durandal's "Happy" term.;L023.AMS.Random.Term3Interesting to see that this terminal is decribed as random, yet the Gheritt White terminal is not. Maybe there is something to old Gheritt afterall.;L029.AMS.EXITIn the data fork of the map file is Never Burn Money.duction?
;Beginning of counterattack ;L030.MAD.ENTRY4. Couch FishingMAD? Who me? No! MAD = Marathon's Automatic Defenses. The original name of this level was M.A.D.
;L031.MAD.RAMPANCY.TERMJames B. Miller discusses Rampancy;L032.MAD.
;L033.MAD.Monsters.Term3Monsters?!?!?!... Tycho is being a~*ssimilated. A scary terminal to read? Or does it refer to those monsters Bernard St~~~ and Durandal?
;CounterAttack!: ;L040.Couchfishing.ENTRY ;5. The Rose
;L041.Couchfishing.Crist.Term1Crist as in the CRIST Sol orbiters, or Cargo and Resources In-System Transports.
;CounterAttack!: ;L049.Couchfishing.EXIT ;(Main Communication dish on the Marathon is ready for repair)Presumably refers to the dish array on G4 Sunbathing. Long way to go before we get there. Maybe G4 Sunbathing was planned for early in the story or indeed Couch Fishing later?
;L050.savebob.Entry6. Smells Like Napalm, Tastes Like Chicken!The first of two 'save enough Bobs' levels
;L051.SAVEBOB.MARS.TERM1Third Martian War, 2345-48 E.A.D.;L052.SAVEBOB.D.Happy.Term2D.Happy = Durandal's Happy term.;L059.saveBob.ExitIn the data fork of the map file is The Rose. BETTER
This might imply two things. A renaming of the level to The Rose which was perhaps thought better or simply a better version of an older Rose map.
;L060.Chicken.Entry7. Cool Fusion
;L062CHICKEN.TERM2Durandal sulks at the bottom of a hole. If you read it your stuck!;L069.Chicken.Exit
;L070.fusiongun. Entry8. G4 SunbathingThe level on which you find the Fusion Gun. Suggests that this is were the name Cool Fusion came from.;L079.FusionGun.ExitIn the data fork of the map file is Cool Fusion. Cool
;L080.Dish.Entry9. Blaspheme QuarantineDish? Well this is the level where you have to reset the dish array.;L089.Dish.EXITIn the data fork of the map file is G4 Sunbathing.ceport
A spaceport? G4 Sunbathing is described as a Landing Station in the terminals, thus a spaceport would make sense.
;L092.Kidnapped.Tycho.Term3Tyhco's terminal on this level.;L099.KIDNAPPED.EXITIn the data fork of the map file is Blaspheme Quarantine.pa.Seal
;L109.BOB-R-QUE.EXIT11. Shake Before Using...In the data fork of the map file is Bob-B-Q.eue
;L110.TRAP.ENTRY12. Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!TRAP? May reflect the fact that this level has a number of traps.;l111.Trap.durandal.term1Durandal's simulacrum term in the room with the long bridge.;L112.Trap.Randomshit.Term2Poor old McYultry's journal is random shit?! I wonder if he know that?In the data fork of the map file is Shake Before Using... Alex
An Alexander Seropian level.
;L120.FIREFIREFIREFIRE.EXTRA.ENTRY13. Colony Ship For Sale, Cheap
;L129.FIREFIREFIREFIREFIREFIRE.EXITInteresting six FIRE's in a row. Four in the one above. Yet only five in the actual level name.
;L130.Colony ship for sale cheap. Entry14. Habe Quiddam
;L131.Colonyshipforsale.COLONY ADD.Term1ADD? Yep the old spell checker missed that one. ;-);L139.SHIPFORSALE.EXIT
;L140.HABEQUIDAM.ENTRY15. Neither High nor LowAha! Note the spelling QUIDAM, only one D. This corresponds with the spelling in Bungie's credit term on "Ingue Ferroque" Habete Quidam (Have Some). So now we have four ways to spell this phrase: Habe Quiddam, Habe Quidam, Habete Quidam, Habete Quiddam. Makes you wonder doesn't it? ;-)
;L150.HUGESUPPLYCENTER.ENTRY16. Pfhor Your Eyes Only...Interesting. The core center has a lift and numerous doors at different heights. The sort of thing you would expect in a supply center.;L159.HUGESUPPLYCENTER.EXIT
17. No Artificial Colors
;L179.BOBLEVEL.EXIT18. UnpfhorgivenBOBLEVEL? The rescue Bernhard Strauss level. Also has lots of Simulacrums.
19. Two Times Two Equals...In the data fork of the map file is Unpfhorgiven.e pfhor this
Nice one. One of the hardest levels to Vidmaster. But who should we not pfhorgive for this level?
21. EupfhoriaIn the data fork of the map file is Two Times Two Equals......or
A clue to the answer perhaps?
22. PfhoraphobiaIn the data fork of the map file is Eupfhoria.en
23. Ain't Got Time Pfhor This...
20. Beware of Low-Flying Defense Drones...
;L200.RefuelandRearm.Entry24. Welcome to the Revolution...Refuel at the 3X recharger and grab all that ammo.;L201.Refuel.BERNHARDSTRAUSS.TERM1The log of Bernard Strauss. Or is Bernhard Strauss?;L209.RefuelandRearm
;L240.REVOLUTION.ENTRY25. Try again
;L241.Revolution.Tycho.Term1Tycho's term on Revolution;L249.BESTINLIFE.EXITNow this is interesting. BEST (things) IN LIFE are free perhaps? The S'pht are certainly free.
;L250.Suckysucky.ENTRY26. Ingue FerroqueObviously a comment on our gaming skills up to now. ;-);L251.Suckysucky.secret bungie messageBungie's tips for "sucky" players ;-);reformatting.CHARON DOESN'T MAKE CHANGE. EXITInteresting the level name CHARON DOESN'T MAKE CHANGE was originally used in Pathways into Darkness. Maybe it was going to be used in Marathon as well. Made it into Marathon 2 though.
;L260.INQUEFERROQUE.ENTRY27. Mars Needs WomenNote the spelling of "inque".;L261.INQUEFERROQUE.BUNGIE RULES.TERM1Bungie's credit terminal.;L269INGUE.FERROQUE.EXITNow it's spelt correctly... sort of. ;-)
28. Carnage Palace Deeee-Luxe
In the data fork of the map file is Carnage Palace Deeee-Luxe.eL L r L29. 5-D space
This is probably garbage but I've added it anyway.
31. E equals MC WHAT!!
In the data fork of the map file is E equals MC WHAT!!.ores32. Showered With Grenades
33. Spiral Insanity
34. Waldo World Arena
35. What Goes Up, Must Come Down
36. You don't need to see my I.D.
1. Waterloo Waterpark
2. The Slings & Arrows of Outrageous Fortune
3. Charon Doesn't Make Change
4. What About Bob?
5. Come and Take your Medicine
In the data fork of the map file is Come and Take your Medicine.oy6. We're Everywhere
7. Ex Cathedra
In the data fork of the map file is Ex Cathedra.gin'8. Nuke And Pave
In the data fork of the map file is Nuke And Pave. Marge9. Curiouser and Curiouser...
10. Eat It, Vid Boi!
11. The Hard Stuff Rules...
12. Bob's Big Date
In the data fork of the map file is Bob's Big Date., ya ya ya13. Six Thousand Feet Under
14. If I Had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay
15. Sorry Don't Make It So
In the data fork of the map file is Sorry Don't Make It So.n Your Toast?16. For Carnage, Apply Within
On this level you are. One of the hardest to Vidmaster. And the levels just get harder.
17. Begging For Mercy Makes Me Angry!
18. The Big House
In the data fork of the map file is The Big House.use.a.ya ya19. This Side Toward Enemy
20. God Will Sort The Dead...
21. My Own Private Thermopylae
22. Kill Your Television
In the data fork of the map file is Kill Your Television. ya23. Where the Twist Flops
24. Beware of Abandoned Rental Trucks
In the data fork of the map file is Beware of Abandoned Rental Trucks.cks25. Requiem For a Cyborg
26. Fatum Iustum Stultorum
In the data fork of the map file is Fatum Iustum Stultorum.ya27. Feel the Noise
28. All Roads Lead To Sol...
In the data fork of the map file is All Roads Lead To Sol....ol...29. Thunderdome
31. No Disintegrations
32. Ok, honeybunny
33. Lack of Vision
In the data fork of the map file is Lack of Vision.ngler34. Flight of the Toolator
This one is interesting. When I first saw it my immediate thought was Michael Spindler but of course it would have to .ndler to be that. Oh Well.
35. Giant Flaming Pit of Lava
36. House of Pain
In the data fork of the map file is House of Pain.y BOOM-STICK!37. 16th Parallel
Ash (Army of Darkness) about his shotgun: "This ... is my BOOM STICK!!!"
38. One Hit Wonder
In the data fork of the map file is One Hit Wonder.Floor; Population you39. Ok, Who Wants Some?
40. Everyone's Mortal But Me
41. 5-D Space