Vidmasters maybe, but not Vidmaster films, indeed they
are quite rare. But you may know of a film(s) or have your own film(s)
you'd like to share. If so, send it to us and we'll
add it to the ranks of the few. Let the people judge - Vidmaster or Spazeroid?
It's not how many levels you do,
JasonRulesTCfilms.sit.hqx Five Marathon films by Jason Jones. These are from the folder called "Jason Rules on Total Carnage" on the Marathon CD. Unfortunately only one of the five films is complete, Beware of Low-Flying Defense Drones..., the other four are:
Jason's Bob-B-Q film was originally posted on comp.sys.mac.games way back in Jan '95 in response to a claim that this level was impossible to Vid.
>Problem is there aren't any easily accessible (read : no) weapons on the
>level...I would really like to see the original poster's film. Bet he
>survived the initial onslought by sheer luck.
ah, grasshopper, the most accessable weapon of all is your own fists,
you must learn to lay aside your weapons of steel and use your flesh.
i'm posting the binhex'd BBQ film in it's own thread. i hope that
everyone agrees after watching it that luck played no part in this
For it's time it was a classic. Well worth watching even now.
Greg Kirkpatrick (aka toolator) and Randy Reddig (aka don juan) each do If I Had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay in If and Only If (.sit or .zip).
Concerning this level Randy wrote on alt.games.marathon:
" ...the trick is to open the doors as soon as you get to the switches, kill all you can with the shotguns, get the rocket launcher, and go to town on the aliens, going back through the passageways to the first rooms."Nice to see Greg Vid one of his own levels.
Beserker_Phfilms.sit.hqx is a package containing two early Total Carnage films by Randy Reddig. These date from March 1995. The films are Arrival and Bigger Guns Nearby.
Michio Hashimoto (aka Miha) has put out more Vidmaster films on the net than anybody. The list is staggering. His friend Tomoaki Deguchi (aka DEGU) has also filmed some levels too.
miha-tc-films-1.sit.hqx The first of 7 Marathon levels by Miha posted to the net in May '95. The levels are
Miha completed the remaining 20 Marathon levels in a package called marathon-patcher-and-films.sit However these films require the Marathon Universal Patcher. Each level is started with additional weapons, ammo, and 3x shields. No Vidmaster films here. :-(
more-tc-films.sit.hqx Miha returns along with his friend Tomoaki Deguchi (DEGU). True Vidmaster films here and some classics. Miha does 16 Marathon levels:
DEGU does 4 levels:
The package DEGU&Miha-theUnseenM1Films.sit contains a number of unseen Marathon films by Miha and DEGU. Some of these films date back to the early part of 1995. These films complete the Miha and DEGU Marathon film legacy.
marathon mihas m2 tc files (.sit or .zip) Miha does all the Marathon 2 levels, Unfortunately because Miha filmed some of the levels in batches they are not all done from Command-Option-Begin Game. On some levels weapons, ammo, and shields are actually carried over from the preceeding level. The following 16 levels were completed Vidmaster style:
Miha does the three special Infinity Vidmaster levels.
Miha's_INFINITY_AllLevels.sit contains Miha's films for all the Marathon Infinity levels, including the special Vidmaster levels 31-33 straight through.
"Muller told me that they killed all the monsters. I think he was lying. I fixed it."
Jim Mitchell (aka young gun), the guy who still stalks Pathways Into Darkness levels looking for dead guys... just to make sure. Jim has filmed all 88 solo levels in the Marathon Trilogy.
Marathon_Vid_Films_JimM.sit.hqx contains all 27 solo Marathon levels.
Marathon2 TC JimM films (.sit or .zip) contains all 28 solo Marathon 2 levels.
Infinity_TC_JimM_films.sit.hqx contains all 33 solo Marathon Infinity films
"I'm too old for this lark!"
So said the Marathoner who can't find his boots. Hamish's ambition is to Vid that perfect level. The Tao of Vidness. Quality not quantity. But that's what happens when you get old - you can't hack the numbers game. He did find his boots to complete a few levels. You'll find them on this site... but he can't exactly remember where... that's something else that happens when you get old!
Well after a decade he eventually found them. Hamish has provided vid tips for the following levels:
Bigger Guns Nearby
Never Burn Money A really weird film... why go through the Deprivation Chamber TWICE? What happens the second time?
G4 Sunbathing His favorite level
Colony Ship For Sale, Cheap
Beware of Low-Flying Defense Drones...
Come and Take your Medicine
If I Had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay
The Big House A vid tip for this level? Bizarre but true!
Whatever You Please
Eat the Path
Aye Mak Sicur
"Patience is overrated"
A regular contributor to the Marathon's Story page, Eylon shows that he's not all talk. Colony Ship For Sale, Cheap completed with fist only except for the Lookers. If you've tried this you'll know how hard it is. Eylon also gets the seven pillars right the first time. Now that's style. Vid-Style. You can get his film here VidTip_ColonyShip.sit.hqx or in the Colony Ship For Sale, Cheap section of Vidmaster Tips & Tricks.
Zach Norwood's (aka Fusion) film of If I Had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay is completed with fists only. This early film would be best described as one of those heinous Vidmaster Challenge films. The package contains a number of Fusion's earlier attempts of this level and his final completed film. Makes for interesting viewing. You can find it at ftp://ftp.amug.org/approved_incoming/M2-TCF-Films.hqx or at this site here.
Rob Hester (aka WarrenG) and Mihir Patel (aka Natedogg) - "The Untouchables" - both do You Think You're Big Time? You're Gonna Die Big Time!. You can get Rob's film here and Natedogg's film here. Note that Rob never picks up a recharge can. Very nice. There are no Read Me's with these films sorry.
Natedogg also does the Infinity levels 31 through to 33, non-stop, Total Carnage all the way. You'll find it... err... well it seems to have disappeared. Damn another film lost in the ether.
Shadi does You Think You're Big Time? You're Gonna Die Big Time!. You can get it here.
"I will persevere"
Jimmy Mitchell (aka Placid Pladipus) completes the Marathon Infinity Vidmaster Challenge. All 33 solo levels completed Vidmaster Style. You can see all his films in the package PPInfinityVidfilms.sit
Jimmy's Acme Station Rage contains a total of five films of Acme Station. Each one is more elaborate than the next. Pushing the boundaries of Vidness!
Jimmy's Frog Blast the Vent Core contains a total of five films of Bigger Guns Nearby. Two are Vid tips. More pushing the boundaries of Vidness films.
PP - The 7/7 *Vid Pack is a special vid pack containing seven of Jimmy's best Vid films. Levels include:
Henrik Lethagen does the Infinity levels:
Eli Brown (aka Twiggy) does the Infinity levels:
Nicholas Head (a.k.a. The Jug Slugger) completes the Marathon 2 level:
The package NJH_MakSicur_films.sit.hqx contains films of the Infinity levels
Nick does the level All Roads Lead To Sol... both ways in his package NJH_M2_All_Roads.sit.hqx.
Aaron Bergman completes the Marathon 2 level:
Aaron also completes the King of Levels Acme Station
in the package Aaron_Acme2.sit.hqx.
Tobias Merriman completes the Infinity level:
"This river don't go to Aintree."
Rich Davis (aka Bloody Sam) Vids the Marathon levels:
Rich's new vid package Rich_Davis_Vidfilms2.sit.hqx contains the Marathon films:
Rich's third vid package Rich_Davis_Vidfilms3.sit.hqx contains the Marathon films:
Kain Osterholt (a.k.a Kain of Pain) completes the Marathon 2 Vidmaster challenge. Kain's vid pack Kain_M2_Vid.sit.hqx contains all 28 solo Marathon 2 levels. Watch out for this guy.
Kain does the Marathon levels
Leslie Shafer (a.k.a. The Griffen) completes the Infinity level 33 You Think You're Big Time? You're Gonna Die Big Time!. Another mouser strutting his stuff. Check out the film The_Griffen_Vid_33.sit.hqx.
Garrett Somers (a.k.a. Son of Spanky), an eight year old, completes the Marathon 2 level Waterloo Waterpark. Another mouser lays down the law! Check out his film Son_of_Spanky_M2_Level1.sit.hqx.
"Hey... I'm all outta bubblegum!"
Rory Mitchell (a.k.a. Rorgore), brother of Jim Mitchell, does the Marathon level Arrival. A fists only, no recharging, no hits, all secrets shown, all aliens killed film - With Style! Check out his film Rorgore_m1_level0.sit.hqx.
Rory does the Marathon level Defend THIS! Fist only, all secrets shown. Check out his film Rorgore_m1_level3.sit.hqx.
Randall Shaw (a.k.a. Frigidman) does the Infinity levels:
Randall writes concerning his films of levels 31-33:
These films are of me testing the vidmasters challenge levels after I got my Infinity from Bungie. I play tested the levels to see if Bungie changed anything, and they didn't as far as I figured.Note these films are the first ever Total Carnage films of these levels. Check out his Vid pack Fm_vid_films.sit.hqx. There are a total of 8 films in this pack. Levels 31-33 are done straight through three times, levels 31 and 32 once each, and level 33 twice. Acme Station completes the package.
fm-vidacme2.sit.hqx contains a second film of Acme Station from Randall.
Todd Keating (a.k.a. Fragile Porcelain Mouse), the author of the Advanced Grenade Jumping Tutorial has provided Vid tips for the Marathon 2 levels:
and the Infinity levels:
In Minimum Safe Distance Todd does the Infinity level If I Had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay. both ways - forwards and backwards. Great grenade jumping here.
Take a walk on the wild side is a set of two short films showing you how to get to the secret outside area on Poor Yorick. Involves some skilful grenade climbing and jumping. Explore all areas... we say!
A Short Road to Sol... is a short film showing you how to complete All Roads Lead to Sol... quickly by using the rocket launcher and assault rifle to jump across the many lava lakes. Action all the way!
Shorterloo Waterpark a film of Waterloo Waterpark completed in about 75 seconds with a skillful grenade climb at the end.
The Marathon Hang Time Guide an updated version of Todd's "Advanced Grenade Jumping Tutorial". It's a biggie but well worth downloading to see a master climber in action. See also Todd's Marathon Hang Time Page.
Justin Kitt does two films of the Infinity level
Frode Henriksen shows three different way to get to the secret credit terminal on Aye Mak Sicur. You can get his 3 film pack here
Eric Rosheger (a.k.a. Shogoki) takes a short route through the Vidmaster version of the Infinity level
In his second film, Terminal Velocity, Eric takes on Todd Keating's Advanced Grenade Jumping Tutorial map and gives Todd a run for his money. You'll need Todd's Marathon Hang Time Guide to watch the film, you can get here or at Todd's Marathon Hang Time Page.
Daniel Gentry (a.k.a. Asmodeus) becomes the seventh person to Vid Acme Station. Check out his film pack here. Daniel also completes Acme Station with no hits and fists only. You can get it here
Matthew Grieco (a.k.a Incognito) becomes the eighth person to Vid Acme Station. Check out his film pack here. Matt also has a fist only film of this level. Grab it here.
John Sumner becomes the ninth person to Vid Acme Station. Check out his film pack here.
John has also provided Vid Tips for the following levels:
Charon Doesn't Make Change
John completes the Marathon 2 Vidmaster Challenge. All 28 solo levels completed Vidmaster style. Some new variations on a theme. Contains a detailed Read Me. You can get it here (.sit or .zip)
John does Colony Ship For Sale, Cheap fist-only punching many of the Lookers without taking damage. You can get it here.
John completes the Marathon Infinity Vidmaster Challenge. All 33 solo levels completed Vidmaster style. Quite a few Vid tips in this bunch, some new ways of approaching levels and of course the usual detailed Sumner Read Me. You can get it here (313K).
John completes 26 of the 27 levels in the Marathon Vidmaster Challenge. All 26 levels are completed Vidmaster style with a few Vid tips thrown in for good measure. The Vid pack includes the usual detailed Sumner Read Me. You can get it here (338K). :-)
John completes Habe Quiddam, the 27th and final level of his Marathon Vidmaster Challenge. This level is certainly the hardest of the 27 solo levels in Marathon and probably one of the top three most difficult levels in the series. You can check out John's film here.
John completes five Marathon 2 and six Marathon Infinity levels all using shortcuts. If you like quick films showing hitherto unknown shortcuts you'll enjoy these films. You can grab John' Quick Pack here (.sit or .zip)
Another film from a master craftsman. John completes Colony Ship For Sale, Cheap without raising the seven pillars. The say seeing is believing... then watch THIS!
John completes Ingue Ferroque but also goes back to the secret Bungie credits terminal. You can get here.
John completes completes 16 levels of Marathon 2 under Vidmaster rules without any shield recharging. You can get here (.sit or .zip).
John completes completes 11 levels of Marathon under Vidmaster rules without any shield recharging. You can get here.
John completes Begging For Mercy Makes Me Angry! the hard way! No ammo used and little or no use of the Alien weapons. You can get here (.sit or .zip).
John completes Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! in under 45 seconds Find out how he did it here.
Ben Irwin (a.k.a. Jackelblow) becomes the tenth person to Vid Acme Station. Check out his film here.
Jeffrey Lindquist (a.k.a. Sidoh) becomes the eleventh person to Vid Acme Station. Check out his film here.
Jeffrey shows a new way to get to the
ammo weapons cache on Eat It, Vid Boi!.
Check out his film here (.sit or .zip).
Jeffrey completes the Marathon Vidmaster Challenge... and MORE. The highlight of Jeffrey's M1 Vid pack is The Rose completed with no shots fired and 20 bobs saved (out of 35) which means it is successful. This has never been filmed before. In addition there is a film of Ingue Ferroque completed with 1x shields and no recharging and a film of Welcome To The Revolution using the Marathon Vidmaster Challenge Physics Model to show the secret terminal area. Lastly there are two films of Habe Quiddam... yes TWO... one is hard enough. You decide which one is best! You can get his Vid pack here (184K).
Jeffrey completes the Marathon 2 Vidmaster Challenge. Twenty eight films including a Read Me. Many are fist only and you'll find some new Vid tips along the way. You can get his Vid pack here (182K).
Jeffrey completes the Marathon Infinity Vidmaster Challenge. Thirty four films in all. Some highlights include the Full Vid Challenge (1-2-3), Hang Brain Fists Only, Son of Grendal completed with almost no hits taken, and much more. You can get his Vid pack here (166K).
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