How to patch, find games and chat.
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Author:  Pugwash [ Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:46 am ]
Post subject:  How to patch, find games and chat.

most people run version 1.4
a new patch which resolves patching problems is here:

the original patches are here:

some people are running version 1.4 and version 1.5
1.5 info available here:
patch available here:

Game browsers

kquery, available at: a kquery tutorial is here:

Vortex available at: (includes automatic level download feature)

Kali available at:

the CX tracker at:

Gamespy available at:

pxo chat is dead, people still chat on irc. you can get in via a java chat client here:

if you have an irc client a tutorial on how to set it up for descent chat is here:, port 6667, channel: #descent3, port 6667, channel: #descent, port 6667, channel: #descent3rookie


Mac Info
Fusion wrote:
Mac D3 1.4.1 patch can be found here at my site. I have found Ircle to be a good Mac IRC app, easy to config. I use it in OSX, I believe there isa OS9 ver as well.

Linux Loki users:
How to fix level checksum error

Edited: Added Linux checksum fix - MD
Edited: Fixed the link to the 1.5 info thread - MD
Edited: Purged any dead links. - MD 9-16-07
Edited: Added link to Teamspeak tutorial - MD 10-22-07

Author:  STRESSTEST [ Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:05 pm ]
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good post

Author:  WarAdvocat [ Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:07 pm ]
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awesome post. Should be sticky IMO.

Author:  Sarge [ Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:08 pm ]
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Left out GameSpy

Author:  Hattrick [ Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:10 pm ]
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Nice Job Pug!

Author:  Pun [ Sat Dec 04, 2004 1:27 pm ]
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Author:  Cuda68-2 [ Sat Dec 04, 2004 5:44 pm ]
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Maybe a spanish translation for the new member JSOUL? He seems to need an assist from I see. Although some peeps are trying - two thumbs up on that one :)

Author:  Gooberman [ Sun Dec 05, 2004 4:54 pm ]
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This thread has been changed from a sticky to an announcement so that it will remain at top.

Author:  Do_Checkor [ Sun Dec 05, 2004 5:35 pm ]
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might be cool if you added the following information to the chat section because gamesurge is very hard to connect atm (at least for euros):, port 6667, channel: #descent3, port 6667, channel: #descent

helpfull post pug!

Author:  Grendel [ Sun Dec 05, 2004 5:47 pm ]
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Let's not forget, port 6667, channel: #descent3rookie

Author:  Fusion [ Fri Dec 31, 2004 11:28 pm ]
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Pardon the late posting but was scrolling thru DBB, wanted to add a little info for the Mac Pilots out there.

Mac D3 1.4.1 patch can be found here at my site. I have found Ircle to be a good Mac IRC app, easy to config. I use it in OSX, I believe there isa OS9 ver as well.

Just my 2 bits.

Author:  BUBBALOU [ Thu Jan 06, 2005 7:32 am ]
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For Kquery to create a Descent3 1.5 filter

Click Filter, Add New Filter

Name D3 V1_5

Highlight this section
      if ping<100 then result:=true;

And replace it with this

if (
      and (getRuleString('gamever')='Retail 1.5.0')

Adjust the ping to your preference

Author:  Grendel [ Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:49 pm ]
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Official location of the unofficial 1.5 patch:

Author:  World War Woodi [ Sat Apr 30, 2005 1:22 pm ]
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suncho's no cd crack, Im putting this here so I can find it easier next time I want it.

Author:  Pugwash [ Sat Apr 30, 2005 2:31 pm ]
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good idea Woodi. at the time I wanted people to see the thread as there were questions of legality. that has become a moot point so I edited the original post with the direct link.

Author:  []V[]essenjah [ Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:57 pm ]
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Anyone have this problem with Vortex?

I unzip it and run the exe. It tells me I need to update. I run the update, it tells me that the only version out there is the one I'm running. So I ignore it and Vortex shuts down. So I download the latest version from the Slyclan website, same damn version. :
I love that little program but right now, if it was a physical object, I would kick it.

Author:  Unix [ Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:59 pm ]
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Use the search Luke.

Author:  JRock [ Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:53 pm ]
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Old time Descenter stopping in to say HI. Found my Descent3 CDs in storage and dug them out. Grabbed the v1.4 patch and maybe one of these days I'll get around to installing it and giving it a go again. So many fond memories... :D

Author:  flaming_turtle [ Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:51 am ]
Post subject:  who wants cookies?

i made a fresh batch of cookies ... who wants them??? :P

Author:  fhqwgads [ Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:54 am ]
Post subject:  NO! bad

now sit.
no more!
no more petrifying brown kirbys and passing them off as cookies.

Author:  flaming_turtle [ Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:57 am ]
Post subject:  where?

aren't you people suposed to be at school ... i guess you could be at school in the computer room ... but i dont think you have the guts! well, maby you do, cause im in computer tech. my teacher told me to get off this site because it might have a virUs, but i dont think the virus has the guts! :x

Author:  fhqwgads [ Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:37 am ]
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they are mostly adults!
you should know that. :x

Author:  Buck [ Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:14 pm ]
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Having a heck of a time finding a site with levels. Please point me in the right direction

Author:  CDN_Merlin [ Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:21 pm ]
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Author:  Fusion [ Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:37 pm ]
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CDN_Merlin wrote:

Koolbear's website has a stash of levels as well. However I have found a few levels that are on the tracker(or whatever you use to get into the servers) that aren't @ PD.


Author:  Suncho [ Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:40 pm ]
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Also if you get Vortex ( you can automatically download the levels when joining the servers.

Author:  Top Gun [ Tue Sep 27, 2005 1:42 pm ]
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Fusion wrote:
CDN_Merlin wrote:

Koolbear's website has a stash of levels as well. However I have found a few levels that are on the tracker(or whatever you use to get into the servers) that aren't @ PD.


That would most likely be because I haven't gotten around to uploading them yet. :P Anything that's been recently released should get up there over the next week or so, schoolwork willing.

Author:  Money! [ Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:49 pm ]
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Thank you

Author:  Zero! [ Tue Aug 15, 2006 4:41 pm ]
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u should take off that 1.5 patch since no one runs it at all

Author:  Burlyman [ Wed Aug 16, 2006 4:51 pm ]
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Real men use 1.5 =P

Author:  Sergeant Thorne [ Wed Aug 16, 2006 5:20 pm ]
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How would you know? ;)

Author:  DarkFlameWolf [ Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:15 pm ]
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Since the link that leads to patch 1.5 info is no longer functioning. What exactly did patch 1.5 bring to Descent 3?

Author:  Ferno [ Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:24 pm ]
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better netplay.

Author:  shadow-rider [ Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Kquery

I tried setting up Kquery per posted instructions without success. When I get to the games list, the Descent 3 listing has a \"gslist\" noted with it that, when clicked on, gets me the error message that this doesn't exist or is incorrect. I have tried everything that I can think of to correct this.

Any suggestions?


Author:  Grendel [ Mon Dec 04, 2006 10:52 pm ]
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Extract gslist.exe from and copy it to \"C:\\Program Files\\coldstorage\\kquery4\". Note that the archive contains subdirectories that you don't want in the kquery folder !

Author:  Wheeze87 [ Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:59 am ]
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The link to donwload vortex on the website is down... is there anywhere else where i can download it?

Author:  Floyd [ Sat Nov 17, 2007 1:40 pm ]
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it should come back up soon. it's down due to maintenance.

Author:  mbarry [ Wed Jan 23, 2008 2:54 pm ]
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What can I use for D1 Multiplayer?

Author:  Strife [ Mon Jan 28, 2008 11:16 am ]
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Kali is your best bet. there is a free trial that kicks you off every 15 minutes I think still. You should just buy it for 20 bones.

Author:  Vertigo [ Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:48 pm ]
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So are people still mostly using kquery, or rather that old tracker?

I haven't played since before PxO went down, i'm amazed the community is still somewhat alive :)

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