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a [Marathon] map making tool


Annotator 1.0

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December 2, 1999


Map annotations in Marathon are only drawn when the polygon they are placed in appears on the map. This effect allows you to alter the polygon associated with an annotation so that you can make annotations appear in areas the player hasn't explored, or appear in previously explored areas only after they have been somewhere else. One use might be to provide progressive help with a level.

Annotator's other feature is to unlock a feature of Marathon that Forge ignores. It is partially broken, but can be exploited to great effect. Map annotations have an unused parameter called 'type' which is supposed to translate a single number into a combination of Font, Size, Style and Colour. This effect lets you put annotations on the map in various different sizes, styles and colours.

Version History

Annotator 1.0
First version.

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