Forge and Anvil are the sister editing programs that Bungie Software
Products Corporation released with Marathon Infinity. Because of
these two programs their vision of Marathon being never ending has
so far been spot on. It has been almost 5 years since its release
and there is still a large dedicated core of gamers using Forge and
Anvil to produce a rising sea of solo and net levels for a multitude
of avid Marathon gamers. We're everywhere.
This page is dedicated to Forge, if you are here for Anvil tips
then would you please be so kind as to center yourself on that door
set into the floor while I fumble for the lever. ::KACHUNK:: Thank
you. Turn on the Anvil Balloon Help, a fabulous Anvil guide.
For the longest time, Doubleaught, the Bungie spinoff company that
produced Marathon Infinity has had a web page called "Hastur's
Workshop". This workshop was a gold mine of information on the
secrets of getting the most out of Forge. Now sadly Doubleaught has
bellied up and gone out of business. Doubleaught is a brain short
of a wave, in fact it is an ex-parrot. 'E's passed on! This parrot
is no more! He has ceased to be! 'E's expired and gone to meet 'is
maker! 'E's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't
nailed 'im to the perch 'e'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic
processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! 'E's kicked the bucket,
'e's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined
bleedin' choir invisible!! He's upin' snuffed it!..... THIS IS AN
Then as if enough coals weren't heaped on our heads, when Doubleaught
folded, Hastur's Workshop folded with it. I have managed to locate
it and I present it to you here with the blessings of its creators.
Greg Kirkpatrick, originated the site, Randy Reddig added valuable
material to it and finally Randall Shaw took over and doubled the
volume of knowledge on that site. What a treasure trove! The halfway
house for Marathon Forge junkies, Hastur's Workshop, is back online!
I have noted on Hastur's Workshop where any broken links are. If
you think you can fix one or more of them then please drop me a line.
Special thanks to Randall Shaw aka: FrigidMan, for his help in restoring
Also included on this page is a link to some new Forge techniques
that I have developed plus the work of others. If you have anything
to add then I welcome your
input and will present it here on this page. The goal of the
Forge Tips page is to provide Marathon mapmakers with a centralized source
of online Forge tips and tutorials. The more we share, the better
we get. My motive is selfish and selfless. I want to play your maps
plus I want the Marathon playing community to keep enjoying the best,
most versatile computer game created: MARATHON!