Back in February of 2000 I submitted a screen shot of some particularly
nasty act of Hell Hole V1.3 mayhem to the MacAddict magazines "Screen
Shot of the Month". Hey, guess what? They actually used it!
It might have been the "Artists Statement" section of
that feature that gave me the idea for my new Internet handle, "Symbol
Thingy, the artist formerly known as the Battle Cat". Might
have been, not sure about that but hey... it could have happened!
Anyway, the screen
shot graphic I submitted is the one I use as a "splash screen"
graphic for the Hell Hole V1.2 page even though it came from V1.3. Heck
fire, the "Marathon Cool" graphic above is for the Hell
Hole V1.5 contest winners certificates. Don't try to figure it
out, just understand that I am an artist, MacAddict said so,
and because of this I must therefore be very deep and and and mysterious
are just going to be some things you will never understand about me.
Things like why I save my nummies on the window seal and call them "The
Snooterific Inner-Children of my Humble Nose Mother". See?
I'm deep. Anyway you can snag the "MacAddict Screen Shot
of the Month"
featuring my Marathon screen shot below. You should send in your own
Marathon screen shots, they are very easy to do in Marathon. If you
see something very cool happening in a VidMaster attempt, net game
or a net style game like Hell Hole or playing against the BOBs in
Tour then you just save the film. Play the film back to where the
cool thing is about to happen, use your film slowing key to slow it
and when you get close you can advance the film one frame at a time.
When you get to it, pause the film by slowing it to a stop and take
a screen shot. You can use Snapz V1.0 or above or press "Shift
5" to allow background processing in Marathon and take a Macintosh
system screen shot using the "Command Shift 3". If you
are in Aleph One hit your F13 key to nab a screenshot. Send your
screen shots to email@example.com
and show them that Marathon is still alive and kicking!
Update 6-8-04: It's been a while since MacAddict has canceled the
"Screenshot of the Month" feature in it's magazine. Don't let this
stop you from sharing your Marathon screenshots. Keep the dream alive.
I'm sure someone there will get a kick out of seeing your magical Marathon
moment captured in JPEG while sorting through a days worth of email
that is otherwise full of whining, begging, complaints and back sass.
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