Descent Plus (1995)(Interplay)(Rev)

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Descent Plus (1995)(Interplay)(Rev)

Post by seeker3 » Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:07 pm

Can anyone tell me the difference between this release and the regular full Descent release?
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Re: Descent Plus (1995)(Interplay)(Rev)

Post by seeker3 » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:16 pm

Well from what I can see from the readme files of both discs the Plus version is v1.0,whereas the regular version that I bought from a local comp store is v1.5.All I can think of is that the plus version came out first,and that the one I bought is the "enhanced version" it talks about.It seems that whatever the differences are they are minor ones.If anyone knows of something I've missed,let me know.As far as my cd goes,I really lucked out there,the store had a bunch of old games in mint condition and I was able to buy Descent,Descent 3,Quake 2,Duke Nukem Atomic,and Forsaken for $20 bucks.All in the original boxes and/or jewel cases.Sadly they didn't have Descent 2,but still a pretty good deal:)
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Re: Descent Plus (1995)(Interplay)(Rev)

Post by Duper » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:24 pm

the 1.5 patch basically only effected a certain type of sound codex. I forget what it was exactly, but it wasn't super common. Most copies that you buy these days if they aren't 1.5 (I don't know what version GoG is selling) is 1.4a.

The trick is finding the patch that goes from 1.4a to 1.5. There is a patch that goes from 1.4 to 1.5 that is fairly easy to find.
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Re: Descent Plus (1995)(Interplay)(Rev)

Post by seeker3 » Mon Apr 04, 2011 2:23 pm

Ok,just so everyone knows,I asked Interplay about this and they replied that this was NOT an official release.Just a copy of Descent somebody put in an archive and circulated.
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Re: Descent Plus (1995)(Interplay)(Rev)

Post by akula65 » Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:55 pm

seeker3, all of the Version 1.5 Descent CDs that I am aware of have missing music in the single player campaign after Level 7 (this is the problem that Duper is referring to). If you want to know the basis for the problem and a patch for it, check out this thread:

http://vogons.zetafleet.com/viewtopic.php?t=14217

The documentation for the patch enumerates a number (but not all) of the versions and disk IDs for the original Descent.
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