Marathon: Aleph One

Version: 0.19.1 || Release Date: 2007-11-02 || License: Freeware App Owner: rampancy

Aleph One is an open-source descendent of Bungie's Marathon 2 first person 3D shooting game. Aleph One supports Marathon 2 and Marathon Infinity data files (as well as other free third-party conversions). A conversion of Marathon 1 called M1A1 and many third party scenarios and net maps are also available.

Aleph One features software and OpenGL rendering, Internet play, Lua scripting, and much more.

It is available under the GNU General Public License (GPL).

(NB: Use of the hi-res textures, landscapes, and 32-bit Fusion Sprites are highly recommended.)

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The new builds can be referred to by version number or release date, for example, the 2007-05-25 is version 0.18.0. The Aleph One irc channel topic refers to it as "version 0.18.0 released on 2007-05-25"

I still remember when Marathon was first released, and I thought "Oh no, another FPS I can't play" (both skill and simulator sickness). Well, a few years later I tried M2, and loved it - it was the only FPS that didn't make me simulator sick. I still enjoy the series because it melds storytelling with the game. Not just another shoot-em-up.

Since roughly the beginning of 2007 the 'net play is vastly improved.

i played through the entire Marathon series...the work that people have put into Aleph One is amazing, and a tribute to how fun the game is. very playable on many older Macs.

I also just wanted to add that versions of new builds are numbered according to their release date on SourceForge.