Bigger Guns Nearby
Never Burn Money
Defend THIS!
Couch Fishing
The Rose
Smells Like Napalm, Tastes Like Chicken!
Cool Fusion
G4 Sunbathing
Blaspheme Quarantine
Shake Before Using...
Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!
Colony Ship For Sale, Cheap
Habe Quiddam
Neither High nor Low
Pfhor Your Eyes Only...
No Artificial Colors
Two Times Two Equals...
Beware of Low-Flying Defense Drones...
Ain't Got Time Pfhor This...
Welcome to the Revolution...
Try again
Ingue Ferroque
Waterloo Waterpark
The Slings & Arrows of Outrageous Fortune
Charon Doesn't Make Change
What About Bob?
Come and Take your Medicine
We're Everywhere
Ex Cathedra
Nuke And Pave
Curiouser and Curiouser...
Eat It, Vid Boi!
The Hard Stuff Rules...
Bob's Big Date
Six Thousand Feet Under
If I Had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay
Sorry Don't Make It So
For Carnage, Apply Within
Begging For Mercy Makes Me Angry!
The Big House
This Side Toward Enemy
God Will Sort The Dead...
My Own Private Thermopylae
Kill Your Television
Where the Twist Flops
Beware of Abandoned Rental Trucks
Requiem For a Cyborg
Fatum Iustum Stultorum
Feel the Noise
All Roads Lead To Sol...
Ne Cede Malis
Rise Robot Rise
Poor Yorick
Confound Delivery
Electric Sheep One
Where are monsters in dreams
Acme Station
Post Naval Trauma
Where Some Rarely Go
Thing What Kicks. . .
Electric Sheep Two
Whatever You Please
Naw Man He's Close
Foe Hammer
Hang Brain
Electric Sheep Three
Eat the Path
By Committee
One thousand thousand slimy things
A Converted Church in Venice, Italy
Son of Grendel
Strange Aeons
Bagged Again
You Think You're Big Time? You're Gonna Die Big Time!
Aye Mak Sicur
Robot World Arena
Two for the Price of One
Aie Mak Sicur
Carroll Street Station
You're Wormfood, Dude Try again
If I Had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay
You Think You're Big Time? You're Gonna Die Big Time!
What's New Apr-June 1997

June 23, 1997
Leslie Shafer <>, the maintainer of the Marathon Tactics and Films page, sends us his first vid film - Infinity level 33 - You Think You're Big Time? You're Gonna Die Big Time!. One or two fun moments in the film - watch out for when Leslie takes out the Pfhor in the balcony with the pistol... You can get the film here.

June 19, 1997
Rich Davis <> returns with three new Vid films of some of the hardest Marathon levels - Cool Fusion, Bob-B-Q, and Eupfhoria. These are mostly fist only films. You can get them here. You'll need Tim Seufert's Marathon Vidmaster Challenge Physics Model to see Rich's film of Cool Fusion, it's included in the package.

June 8, 1997
Every once and awhile along comes a guy who has what it takes. Kain Osterholt <> (a.k.a Kain of Pain) is such a person. Kain completes the Marathon 2 Vidmaster Challenge in grand style. All 28 solo levels completed in Vidmaster fashion. Some new ways to do levels some new tricks shown. You can get Kain's Marathon 2 Vidmaster package here.

May 27, 1997
Miha returns. Michio Hashimoto <> completes all the Marathon Infinity levels Vidmaster style, including the special Vidmaster levels 31-33 straight through. The package also contains two versions of Acme Station. You can get the full package here. Miha's Acme films can also be obtained in a separate package here.

Interesting to note that in Miha's film of the level 25 - Aye Mak Sicur - you'll see the appearance of a third Juggernaut inside the Jjaro space station. How did it get through the force field? If you know how this trick is accomplished please let us know.

May 25, 1997
Jimmy Mitchell <> sends in a Vid film of Eupfhoria. One of the hardest of the Marathon levels to Vid. This films shows the level completely cleaned out. Clean out all levels... that's what we say. You can find it on the Eupfhoria page in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section.

May 22, 1997
He said he would do it... it has now been done. Jim Mitchell's new Marathon Vid Pack. Many of Jim's original Marathon levels have been redone. Lot's of new secrets shown. Many are fist only films. You can get them here. These films can also be found on the Trilogy CD.

May 9, 1997
Pushing the undiscovered frontiers of vidness... Jimmy Mitchell <> shows that Hang Time on Bigger Guns Nearby is not really necessary. See the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section.

May 8, 1997
Aaron Snyder <> writes:

I just watched your most recent "VidTip" film on "Bigger Guns Nearby" and think that I've found the answer as to what "Frog Blast the Vent Core!" from M2 means: along the way, you give map views of two interestingly-named areas: "BioVent Core #88A" and "BioVent Core #88B". Between these areas is a raised hallway containing a BioBus chip (Hypervision power-up), but one can only get there by grenade-hopping.

Get it? Grenade-hopping might be renamed "Frog blasting."

So, on this interpretation, "Frog Blast the Vent Core!" might merely mean "Grenade hop in the BioVent Core on 'Bigger Guns...'!"

Interesting interpretation. Is "Frog Blast" 'Zartuese' for grenade-hopping? Could be. Maybe it's time for Doug Zartman to reveal ALL? ;-)

Added Bigger Guns Nearby to the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section.

Just in! Jimmy Mitchell <> sends in a Vid film of Bigger Guns Nearby. Like yesterday's one this was also prompted by those films in the Marathon Magazine. You can find it in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section. Great film. :-)

May 7, 1997
Jimmy Mitchell <> wrote to say that the new Marathon Magazine contained some Marathon Vidmaster films. Great!... this old timer just loves watching vid films... especially if they are on the decks of the UESC Marathon. It's hard to describe my reaction... so I made a film instead - ??? get your guns...

May 6, 1997
Here are two gentlemen pushing the boundaries of Vidness.

Jimmy Mitchell <> completes Acme Station for the fifth time... this time with fists only AND no recharging. Watch in stunned disbelief at Acme Station Rage 2.

Rich Davis <> vids the Marathon levels Blaspheme Quarantine and Shake Before Using.... These are fist only films. You can get them here.

May 3, 1997
More daring do from Jimmy Mitchell <>. Not content with three films of Acme Station Jimmy does a fourth one. Note how each film in his package Acme Station Rage gets more elaborate. In film #4 Jimmy completes the level without recharging. Yes folks! Poenas dare all the way.

May 1, 1997
Ever wanted to vid Acme Station but can't hack it? Aaron Bergman <> sends in some useful tips for vidding this level. You can read them in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section

Not to be out done Jimmy Mitchell <> sends in an additional two vid films of Acme Station. You can see all three of Jimmy's Acme films in his package The Acme Station Trilogy set

Apr 27, 1997
Aaron Bergman <> writes:

"I hope this allays whatever fears you might have."
Aaron you Rule! :-)

Apr 26, 1997
Yes folks we have another contender!. Aaron Bergman <>, a renowned mouser, completes the Infinity level Acme Station - the King of levels. If you think you are Big Time this level will show you just how big you really are! Try this level at you peril. Some things to note about this film. The ending cuts off just as Aaron reaches the final terminal. I am assured that he didn't get whomped by those purples fighters sneaking up behind him. ;-) Also Aaron didn't punch the switches. :-( You can get Aaron's film here.

Apr 24, 1997
Rich Davis <> returns with three new Marathon Vidmaster films of the levels Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire! Fire!, Welcome to the Revolution..., and Try again. The last two are fist only films except where it is necessary to use a weapon. Nice to see more vid films from the original Marathon. They have been added to Rich's previous Vidmaster package. You can get them here. Rich is working on other Marathon films so watch this space. :-)

Added a new film of Try again to the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section. It's a complete film of this level including getting to the secret terminal room. Show all secrets that's what we say.

Apr 15, 1997
Many thanks to Jimmy Mitchell <> for sending us his films of all 33 Marathon Infinity levels. His complete Infinity Vidmaster package can be found here

Jimmy also has a web page at where you find his "2 Cents on Vidmastery and Mouse players vs. Keyboard players". Makes for interesting reading.

Apr 10, 1997
Rich Davis <> sends us the first of hopefully a number of Marathon Vidmaster films. Nice to see that other people still like to Vid these original levels. Gun? Fist? Sheetmetal! is a film of Defend THIS! with a difference. Rich likes to watch Pfhor being crushed wherever possible! Don't try this at home folks. ;-)

Rich also points out that "There is no loneliness like that of the vidmaster!". We have to agree with this. Vidmastery is about you, the Pfhor, and Marathon's 88 solo levels.

Apr 6, 1997
Hey what happened? No updates for ages!

Added a new film of Beware of Low-Flying Defense Drones... to the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section. It's one of those no recharging, no hits films. Takes all of two minutes... that sort of thing.

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