Download: File:Eschaton 0.8.1.1.zip
Download: (Windows): File:Eschaton 0.8.2 Windows includes Sparky's plugins.zip
Alternate Downloads: File:Eschaton 0.8.1a.zip; Version 4 Source Code; Release Directory on MediaFire; unnoffical 0.8.2 update by Vegerot; and official 0.8.2 update (XBOX ONLY); Sparky's Plugins are included with this program as of version 0.8.1a
Version: 0.8.1.1 (normal) and 0.8.2 (for Xbox maps only)
Trivia: Eschaton is written in the same language as HMT.
Eschaton is one of the cornerstone Halo Demo modding applications. Its user-friendly interface complements its simplicity; the application reads HMT and Entity plugins that can be modified to enhance its functionality.
Eschaton can be used to mod demo, full and CE maps. It cannot directly open the sounds.map or bitmaps.map files, however (yet). Note that the ui.map file is treated just like any other playable map, and can therefore be modified.
Eschaton 0.7.2 adds the ability to PMI from more tags and includes the option to internalize bitmaps. Eschaton 0.7.3 is a stable internal beta that can be used to import tags beyond the normal understood limit. (The normal limit is slightly more than 7200 tags.) Eschaton 0.8 introduced the ability to export tag data in a fashion that is superior to the Halo Hacking Kit, along with many other requested features like the ability to directly import data from CE maps without first converting the CE maps to full or demo versions.
Eschaton 0.8.2 allowed expanding of xbox maps, but it creates a problem with rebuilding, so Altimit recommends that you use 0.8.1 unless you need to open xbox maps.
Version 0.8.1a includes Sparky's Plugins by default.
Version 0.8.1.1 has a small issue where it does not display bitmap images for editing. Use 0.8.1 or 0.8.1a for bitmap editing instead (only applies to bitmaps.map file editing, when bitmaps are not internalized).