Marathon Aleph One Goes True 3D
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Once again proving that open-source code and a dedicated fan base is a powerful combination, the Aleph One project has entered a new realm -- the one of true 3D objects. Ever since Bungie open-sourced the code for Marathon 2/Infinity, a dedicated band of rogue programmers have been taking this somewhat dated engine to places it was never meant to go. One of the long-standing limitations of the engine has been its lack of ability to render true-3D, freestanding objects; for this limitation it has been known as a "2.5 D" engine, incapable of sloped surfaces, arched ceilings or animated 3D models.
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Now Aleph One architect Loren Petrich has added the ability to import true-3D objects into Aleph One maps, and level architect "binhqx" has created the first map with this new ability in action. If you have any interest in the project and/or have used previous versions of Aleph One, be sure and visit the web site; if you download the demo level pack, you don't even have to own Marathon II or Infinity.
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