Arrival
Bigger Guns Nearby
Never Burn Money
Defend THIS!
Couch Fishing
The Rose
Smells Like Napalm, Tastes Like Chicken!
Cool Fusion
G4 Sunbathing
Blaspheme Quarantine
Bob-B-Q
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
Unpfhorgiven
Two Times Two Equals...
Beware of Low-Flying Defense Drones...
Eupfhoria
Pfhoraphobia
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 July - Sept 1997

Sept 28, 1997
Todd Keating <cxtdk@eiu.edu> demonstrates a quick path through the level Poor Yorick. It's a no hits film - just over two minutes long. See the new Poor Yorick page in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section for details.

Sept 27, 1997
Added a second film demonstrating another quick path through the level Aye Mak Sicur. This time the secret credit terminal room is shown. See the Aye Mak Sicur page in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section for details.

Sept 25, 1997
Added films by Kiyoto Maeda <rxr03321@niftyserve.or.jp> and Todd Keating <cxtdk@eiu.edu> to a new My Own Private Thermopylae page in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section. These films are outstanding. Grenade climbing like you've never seen it.

Sept 24, 1997
Aye Mak Sicur is the largest of all the solo levels. Completing it can take some time... or does it? Is there a quick path though the level? See the new Aye Mak Sicur page in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section for details.

Sept 21, 1997
Inspired by Thomas Ytterberg's Grenade Jumping FAQ Todd Keating <cxtdk@eiu.edu> has put together an Advanced Grenade Jumping Tutorial for Marathon Infinity. If contains a training map and film. Some hot tips in here. Well worth a look. Now there is no excuse for not reaching those secret places.

Sept 17, 1997
Acting on a tip-off from a source, who wishes to remain nameless, we found some interesting Infinity solo films on the net. The anonymous source directed us to the Vid Masters Film folder at the Marathon Hyperarchive Hotline. Not an easy place to find if you don't have the right software. But we persevered and made the trip. The films? Well we added them to the page. But where?

The If I Had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay page in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section has been updated with some new information.

Sept 11, 1997
Many thanks to Todd Keating <cxtdk@eiu.edu> (a.k.a. Fragile Porcelain Mouse) for sending in a Vid tip for the level If I Had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay. Todd demonstrates a quicker method for getting to the rocket launcher. See If I Had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay page in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section for details.

Aug 14, 1997
Added a Vid tip for the Marathon 2 level The Big House See The Big House page in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section for details.

Aug 13, 1997
Kain Osterholt (a.k.a Kain of Pain) <oster6@earthlink.net> begins the Marathon Vidmaster Challenge. Kain does the first five levels fist only, where possible. How far can he go with fist only? All the way? Has he got the Right Stuff! Check out his films of the levels

  • Arrival
  • Bigger Guns Nearby
  • Never Burn Money
  • Defend THIS!
  • Couch Fishing
Check out his pack Kain_M1_Vid.sit.hqx

Kain also revisits Marathon 2, redoing some of his older films with more Style! Kain does the levels

  • What About Bob?
  • Eat It, Vid Boi
Check out his pack Kain_M2_Revisited.sit.hqx

Aug 11, 1997
Rory Mitchell (a.k.a. Rorgore) <Rory.Mitchell@valley.net> sends in his second Vidmaster film. Defend THIS! - fist only, all secrets shown. You can get it here.

Aug 5, 1997
Find out how to put an end to the nightmares on Where are monsters in dreams. See the Where are monsters in dreams page in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section for details. There are only dead monsters in dreams!

Aug 3, 1997
Two paths on Whatever You Please... or three? Can the level be completed in one minute flat? See the Whatever You Please page in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section for details.

Aug 2, 1997
Added a Vid tip for the Marathon 2 level Nuke and Pave See the Nuke and Pave page in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section for details.

July 31, 1997
Jimmy Mitchell <jmitch@erskine.edu> goes wild! Bigger Guns Nearby like you've never seen it done before. Jimmy's package contains a total of five films of this level. Two are vidtips. One shows how you can get back to the beginning of this level after you drop down into BioCore Vent #88A.Frog Blast the Vent Core All films are fist only, dive into the mêlée type films. There is also a no hits, all secrets shown film. You can get it at the Bigger Guns Nearby page in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section.

July 28, 1997
At the beginning of Eat the Path we read:

Find the right way down through the maze, to the food, then
find the exit. Push the exit button. If the food tastes
awful, don't eat it, go back and try another way.

Try another way? We show you how on the new Eat the Path page in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section. Oh yes and a new secret is revealed! :-)

July 21, 1997
Many thanks to Nicholas Head (a.k.a. The Jug Slugger) <N.Head@unsw.edu.au> for sending two films of the level All Roads Lead To Sol.... Two films? Yes! If you want to completely Vid this level you need to do two films. To fully understand the mystery you need to go the new All Roads Lead To Sol... page in the Vidmaster Tips & Tricks section. You'll find Nick's films there too. Enjoy!

July 16, 1997
Another Acme Station film from Randall Shaw (a.k.a. Frigidman) <frigid@grayphics.com>. And this time all switches are punched. Way to go! Notice the odd part about three quarters of the way through. If you don't know what I mean then you've never really played this level.You can get Randall's film here.

Ever had a solo film cut off short at the end. You know the ones... heading for that final terminal or teleporter and the curtain closes... leaving you wondering what happened to the ending... that stylish bit where you took that last Trooper out with one punch. Well wonder no longer. Randall Shaw <frigid@grayphics.com> may have the answer and a solution. Randall writes:

Marathon plays the film file in chunks, and if a chunk is smaller than it likes, it ignores it and then ends the film. Thus causing many to loose perfectly good films due to a short time in a chunk.

SO... what you do, is open up the film file in that hexedit program, and add 00 a bunch of em till the film will play to the end where YOU ended it. Just keeping adding the 00 00 00 till it goes.

You cannot however adjust the film to end precisely when you want it too though... like right in the middle of transport out or something like that, because: of the chunk deal. Once you shorten a chunk to the last line, it will jump to another point to chop the movie.

July 14, 1997
Many thanks to Randall Shaw (a.k.a. Frigidman) <frigid@grayphics.com> for sending in a series of Vid films, including Acme Station - that notoriously difficult level. Yeah! if you think it's easy just try it! Randall's Vid pack also contains 7 films of the special Infinity Vidmaster levels. Randall writes:

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.
For those of you who are not aware of the fact Randall Shaw converted three of the 85 solo Marathon levels to create the three special Infinity Vidmaster levels. The films of these levels were made only days after Infinity was released and are the first of their kind. Good to see them in the public domain. You can get them here.

July 12, 1997
Thanks to Rory Mitchell (a.k.a. Rorgore) <Rory.Mitchell@valley.net>, brother of the infamous BobJam, for sending in his first ever Vidmaster film. It's a film of the Marathon level Arrival - fist only, no recharging, no hits, all secrets shown, all aliens killed - the way levels should be done. You can get it here.

July 7, 1997
This is one of those Heinous Challenge films. Kain Osterholt (a.k.a Kain of Pain) <oster6@earthlink.net> does the Marathon 2 level If I had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay without recharging! But it's not one of those "let's get to the end terminal as fast as possible" films. Oh no!... it's a "let's try and clean out this level on 1X shields only" film. You can get Kain's film here or at the The Hard Stuff Rules... section.

How far can you get on If I had a Rocket Launcher, I'd Make Somebody Pay on 1X health without recharging? All the way? Have you got what it takes to go that extra distance with only a pixel width of health left or will you wuss out and turn tail for the final terminal?

July 6, 1997
Want to see an eight year old whup some Pfhor butt on Waterloo Waterpark? Then check out this film by Garrett Somers (a.k.a. Son of Spanky) <somers@dnai.com>. This is a fist only film except for the outside waterpool drones. We look forward to future Vid films from Garrett... and maybe Mr. Spanky himself.


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