GOG Descent 3 + Mercenary - No Black Pyro?!

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GOG Descent 3 + Mercenary - No Black Pyro?!

Post by Sergeant Thorne » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:38 am

Lost my disks a while back, or maybe they're in storage, or my dog ate them (wait, I don't have a dog! Who's dog at my disks?!). Anyway, I've been playing on Steam for a while now, but never bought the separate Mercenary expansion that they sell for the same price as the game. Then GOG put Descent 3 + Mercenary on sale and I grabbed it. This morning I finally removed the Steam version and installed the one I purchased from GOG. But there is no Black Pyro to be found in the pilot configuration/ship selection!! Has anyone else had this problem with the GOG product?

I looked on the (dead) GOG Descent 3 forum, and apparently there have been one or two complaints, but the only suggestion I found was that you needed to launch from the Mercenary shortcut, which I knew was wrong (but tried anyway with no success).

What he hell, GOG... I'm going to contact GOG, but I wanted to throw this out here just in case or FYI.
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Re: GOG Descent 3 + Mercenary - No Black Pyro?!

Post by Krom » Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:54 am

Don't you have to play through the tutorials and or the first couple of levels to unlock the BP for single player? (Although it should be immediately available for multiplayer...)
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Re: GOG Descent 3 + Mercenary - No Black Pyro?!

Post by Sergeant Thorne » Sat Sep 19, 2015 2:18 pm

I don't think selection of the Black Pyro in the player configuration is dependent on progress in the Mercenary missions. Multiplayer is what I'm going for. I've sent a support request in to GOG.com, but because of the nature of the issue I think I would almost have to start a campaign for other people to contact them as well in order for something to be done about it (unless I underestimate GOG.com).
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Re: GOG Descent 3 + Mercenary - No Black Pyro?!

Post by Avder » Sat Sep 19, 2015 4:43 pm

In mercenary you never get the option to choose your ship. If you've beaten level 2 of the campaign you will always fly a black pyro when playing mercenaries on that pilot, even if you go back to levels 1 and 2.
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Re: GOG Descent 3 + Mercenary - No Black Pyro?!

Post by Foil » Mon Sep 21, 2015 4:04 pm

If I remember right, there is a registry entry that needs to be in place in order to use the Mercenary data...

This might help: http://www.planetdescent.net/index.php/ ... l#msg18690
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