Finally Did it

Descent mission help and more WARNING: Spoilers inside!

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Finally Did it

Post by Duper » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:21 pm

:)

Put up my own vid of D1 level 1 play through.

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Re: Finally Did.

Post by vision » Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:40 pm

I would have been a little more efficient, but it looks like you got everything. Nice quality on the video too. :)
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Re: Finally Did.

Post by Duper » Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:58 pm

Thx. Yea, I was a bit distracted. Forgot I had grabbed the two orbs. Changed my mind to clear the lower area with what energy I had ... that kinda thing.

I'd like to do each level except I can't stand lvl 18. :P

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Re: Finally Did.

Post by Alter-Fox » Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:45 pm

I don't believe you. That's the most fun level in the game for perpetual fusioning.

Maybe a remix will make the fusion-less torture easier for you.

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Re: Finally Did.

Post by Duper » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:20 pm

what...music?

phaaa.. Don't need it, nor do I generally like it.

I like the D1 music fine actually. Always have. But listening to music makes focusing on the game more difficult for me when things get hairy.
...not that level 1 is exactly taxing my skill... I nearly always turn off music after I play through a game once.
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Re: Finally Did.

Post by Alter-Fox » Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:31 pm

Said Duper, completely ignoring the rest of Fox's post. :mrgreen:

Have you ever tried finishing that level using only Fusion cannon? If you can try it (you have to post a video or at least a demo as proof) and honestly say that you still don't like it, you will get...

will get...

a medal or something.
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Re: Finally Did.

Post by Duper » Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:26 am

uh, I've NEVER started that level with fusion. I'd really rather not turn on the cheats. ;) I've had my fun with those. ...a DECADE ago. :mrgreen:
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Re: Finally Did.

Post by Alter-Fox » Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:43 am

You could just play level 17 first ...

If you were intending a cold start run you should have said so, it's very ambiguous when I only have a run of the first level to judge that. :P
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by LightWolf » Thu Aug 08, 2013 2:49 pm

7 Minutes!? You're insane!
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by ThugsRook » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:49 pm

needs cockpit mode
needs music
you joystick players fly so oddly :P

wouldnt this be better suited for DEMOs?
insted of all the vid capturing and uploading to YT?
(then we can view with cockpit and music too)
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Duper » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:09 pm

can't stand CP mode. Feels like I have fingerprints on my glasses. I had to unplug the stick. It was cause problems in other games and general mouse usage. ...both are Saitek products. :P

and YES BUBBA .. I know. I can't afford CH products. ;D


the music. I turned it off so folks that ran across the vid (yeah, right ..ha hah..) could hear the sound FX and not all music. I seldom play with music anyways. too much going on.
LightWolf wrote:7 Minutes!? You're insane!

uh... why? Too long? I take my time. I enjoy the game. I guess you'd wolf down cheese cake too huh? ;) (no pun intended there)
You want a speed run, go talk to CajunAce.
Alter-Fox wrote:You could just play level 17 first ...

If you were intending a cold start run you should have said so, it's very ambiguous when I only have a run of the first level to judge that. :P
huh? no.. I was just meaning to do the first level, nothing more, nothing less. I enjoy the first 7 levels any ways. not much beyond that.
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Duper » Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:13 pm

*consolidated posts*
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Xfing » Fri Aug 09, 2013 2:51 pm

Good to know that I'm not the only one who thoroughly enjoys D1 midi music. Pumo will also be hoppin' in, so that makes three of us :D

BTW what did you record it with?
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Duper » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:43 pm

Xfing wrote:Good to know that I'm not the only one who thoroughly enjoys D1 midi music. Pumo will also be hoppin' in, so that makes three of us :D

BTW what did you record it with?
hrm.. iirc, it was something silly like Windows movie maker or some such. I'm at work right now, I'll see what I have on my system when I get home. I don't have a copy of FRAPS. Just lazy.
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Xfing » Sat Aug 10, 2013 3:10 am

I thought the Movie Maker was for editing movie footage, not for recording it. Oh, we learn stuff all the time :P
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Alter-Fox » Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:52 am

Same. I wouldn't have bought Fraps if I knew windows movie maker could record.
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Xfing » Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:25 pm

Alter-Fox wrote:Same. I wouldn't have bought Fraps if I knew windows movie maker could record.
Actually I never gathered that Fraps was supposed to be BOUGHT. Thought it was freeware :P
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by ThugsRook » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:20 pm

LightWolf wrote:7 Minutes!? You're insane!
no, he was on ACE ;)

how about 55 seconds :P
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Duper » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:50 pm

I was also making a demo for folks that weren't familiar with Descent. I've never been much of a braggart so chest banging over speed runs has never been my thing. :wink:

I was also half asleep so I was forgetting silly things like if I had picked up those shield orbs.
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Avder » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:30 am

ThugsRook wrote:
LightWolf wrote:7 Minutes!? You're insane!
no, he was on ACE ;)

how about 55 seconds :P
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I'll see your 55 on ace and raise you to 32 on insane.



Sorry, Duper, I saw a challenge so I accepted.
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Top Gun » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:41 am

You know seeing those times and realizing that I never once completed all of D1 legitimately makes me very ashamed. :frown:
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Avder » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:59 am

Top Gun wrote:You know seeing those times and realizing that I never once completed all of D1 legitimately makes me very ashamed. :frown:
Bad Top Gun! Go to your room and don't come out until you've beaten D1 legitimately!
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by ThugsRook » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:47 am

Avder wrote:
ThugsRook wrote:
LightWolf wrote:7 Minutes!? You're insane!
no, he was on ACE ;)

how about 55 seconds :P
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I'll see your 55 on ace and raise you to 32 on insane.



Sorry, Duper, I saw a challenge so I accepted.
you forgot the hostages :rant:
nice run tho :)
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Xfing » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:17 am

Legitimately means without saveloading?
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Duper » Mon Aug 12, 2013 12:17 pm

Avder wrote:
ThugsRook wrote:
LightWolf wrote:7 Minutes!? You're insane!
no, he was on ACE ;)

how about 55 seconds :P
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I'll see your 55 on ace and raise you to 32 on insane.



Sorry, Duper, I saw a challenge so I accepted.

By all means! XD

Wait.. completing D1 without saving!?? :huh:
Yikes. I don't have that kinda time on my hands.
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Xfing » Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:06 pm

I mean a run where - if you insist for a no-death run - you would only load at the beginning of a level. Treat is as one level-one checkpoint. The later levels are pretty large and hard, so I imagine this would get frustrating real fast.
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Avder » Mon Aug 12, 2013 2:20 pm

ThugsRook wrote:
Avder wrote:
ThugsRook wrote:
LightWolf wrote:7 Minutes!? You're insane!
no, he was on ACE ;)

how about 55 seconds :P
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Sorry, Duper, I saw a challenge so I accepted.
you forgot the hostages :rant:
nice run tho :)
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by ThugsRook » Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:51 pm

^ much better :)
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Top Gun » Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:24 pm

Avder wrote:
Top Gun wrote:You know seeing those times and realizing that I never once completed all of D1 legitimately makes me very ashamed. :frown:
Bad Top Gun! Go to your room and don't come out until you've beaten D1 legitimately!
I know, I know! But back in the days when I first got the Definitive Collection, I was too young to have any idea how to properly play a DOS game, and then when I tried the old versions of D1X much later, the accelerated framerate was so bad that I literally couldn't evade homers, so I was never able to progress past a certain point. It'll happen sooner or later; lord knows that Retrovirus got the 6DOF itch going again.
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Sirius » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:14 am

Homing missiles are reasonably possible to dodge in current versions of D1 (Rebirth, mainly). It is set to become more possible with some adjustments to the code to correct a couple bugs that make them still track a little harder than they should.
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Duper » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:55 pm

ThugsRook wrote:^ much better :)
OOhhh. you guys are just trying to finish the level.

I was trying to get max points. So, kill everything, and get out with hostages and Max shields and energy as possible.
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Avder » Tue Aug 13, 2013 1:36 pm

Duper wrote:
ThugsRook wrote:^ much better :)
OOhhh. you guys are just trying to finish the level.

I was trying to get max points. So, kill everything, and get out with hostages and Max shields and energy as possible.
Check my "going rambo" thread. I just posted an all kills run of level 1 this morning on YouTube.
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by BUBBALOU » Fri Aug 30, 2013 8:02 am

Duper wrote:
and YES BUBBA .. I know. I can't afford CH products. ;D
My CH Collection which is used on 2 separate PC's has been a very slow and painful acquisition over the years, except for "Descent" single player I do not use the full CH Hotas layout in Descent 1/2/3

QTY 2 - CH Products USB Fighterstick
QTY 2 - CH Products USB Pro Throttle **
QTY 2 - CH Products USB Pro Pedals
QTY 1 - CH Products USB Flight Yoke
QTY 1 - CH Products USB Throttle Quadrant
QTY 1 - CH Products USB 568 Combatstick (Modded ForceFX)

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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Avder » Fri Aug 30, 2013 3:46 pm

3 sticks? What?
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Alter-Fox » Fri Aug 30, 2013 10:11 pm

"Descent"?

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:? :? :? :? :? :? :? :?
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Re: Finally Did it

Post by Duper » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:47 pm

Bubba plays a lot of flight sims and flight combat sims. The old MS sticks aren't the best for those. Nice console setup.
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