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Aleph One

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AlephOne

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Developer: AlephOne Developers
License: GNU GPL Version 3
Web: https://alephone.lhowon.org/

Aleph One is the open source continuation of Bungie’s Marathon 2 game engine.

About

Aleph One is an open source game engine that is able to play Bungie's Marathon series. Bungie released only the source code to the Marathon 2 engine back in 2000 as the game could still be purchased. In 2005, Bungie made the Marathon game content freely available but no license was posted with it. In the FAQ, Bungie claimed to still own the copyright of the Marathon series. It is only allowing the free distribution of the series as it no longer is possible to buy the games.

In late 2011, the Aleph One developers began to bundle the game content with the binary releases of the engine. It appears that Bungie has approved of this distribution as they have announced it on their public website.

Features

  • Plays Marathon, Marthon 2: Durandal, Marathon Infinity, and other community-made scenarios
  • Online multiplayer and co-op play

Installation

Engine

Refer to the info box on the right to install the Aleph One engine.

Game Data

The game content of the Marathon series cannot be distributed in openSUSE's repositories due to the content not having an approved open source license. Nevertheless, this section will show where to download and how to setup the data files on the your computer.

1. Download a scenario from the scenarios list.

2. Extract the downloaded scenario anywhwere in your home directory

3. Copy the template and replace the placeholders to create a desktop file in $HOME/.local/share/applications

Be sure the file has .desktop at the end of the name
The Path variable should be set to path of the scenario's directory
# Template
[Desktop Entry]
Version=1.0
Type=Application
Terminal=false
Exec=alephone .
Name={NAME OF SCENARIO}
Path={PATH TO SCENARIO DIRECTORY}
Icon=alephone-marathon
Categories=Game;ActionGame;

After following the above three steps, the scenario should be visible from the desktop menu.

Help and assistance

Best places to go for support:

Best place to submit bugs: