From: "Gary L. Simmons" <>
Subject: Re: Original Marathons
Date: 1996/12/14
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Dennis Taylor wrote:
> In article <>, wrote:
> > Today I found the original marathon files ( the demos that Bungie used at
> >that MacWorld expo ). Do any of you guys know about this? Does anybody
> >know if there are any programs that un-invisiblize folders? Thanks ahead
> >of time.
>      Congrats. You've found the Easter egg on the Marathon 1 CD (For those
> of you who don't know what I'm talking about, try poking around the CD for
> a while with ResEdit and look for invisible folders). Now, normally you
> could just select "Get File/Folder Info" in ResEdit and reset its
> Invisible flag, but since it's on a CD that's obviously not an option.
>      Solution: Copy the whole folder containing it (it's not very large)
> onto your hard drive, and de-invisiblize it there. Voila. Be careful with
> the little suckers... they're pretty buggy. Expect to crash and burn a few
> times while you're exploring them.
>      Have fun!
>                                                   dennis taylor
> p.s.  If you don't have ResEdit, grab it from this URL:
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I could only get one of these puppies to run.  I emailed Matt about it
and here is his response:

Subject: Re: Easter egg question
Date: Thu, 24 Oct 96 18:11:45 -0500
From: Matt Soell <>
To: "Gary L. Simmons" <>
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> I can run the
>marathon.ppc.noopt version of Marathon.  Wow, very odd combination of
>Marathon and Pathways, thank you for having patience!  That app ran fine,
>however, I cannot run marathon.alpha.fat nor _marathon.beta.ppc. 


That's the problem with alpha/beta software: it doesn't work on every 

In fact, those were so unstable that I don't think they actually run for 
more than 30 seconds on any machine.

Matthew Soell
Online Liaison
Bungie Software