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Marathon Trilogy - now free!

As of today you can now own Bungie's Marathon, Marathon 2: Durandal and Marathon Infinity for the great price of nothing. Well, you could before as they have been freeware for a while, but now there is some software which lets you actually run them on modern computers.

The Aleph One development community made the announcement earlier today, along with the release of Version 1.0 of the Aleph One game engine. In case you didn't know, Aleph One (an open source project) enhances Bungie's original Marathon games with modern OpenGL shader support, Internet co-op and multiplayer, modern mouse-look and gamepad support and plugin support for modifications. Whoosh, over your head? Who cares, tis free!

The Aleph One guys went on to say: Since the release of the Marathon 2 source code, the team has worked diligently to deliver a cross platform game engine capable of bringing the classic Marathon games, as well as fan-made modifications to the modern Mac, Windows PC and Linux platforms.

To celebrate the 12 year development of Aleph One, the original Marathon games have been upgraded to take advantage of the new engine features.

Marathon has been updated with a modern HUD, high resolution graphics as well as extensive changes to the scenario to create the most authentic Marathon experience since 1994.

Marathon 2: Durandal has been updated with the high resolution graphics previously only available for the Xbox LIVE Arcade game.

Marathon Infinity has been updated with high resolution graphics.

All three games can be download for free!

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