Which Descent do enjoy CUSTOM (solo) content for more?

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Pick which Descent you get more enjoyment out of from custom single player missions::

Descent I
1
8%
Descent II
9
69%
Enjoy them equally
3
23%
Can't decide which one
0
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Which Descent do enjoy CUSTOM (solo) content for more?

Post by MegaDescent » Mon May 05, 2014 7:34 am

Well since this seems to be creeping into the originals thread, I thought I'd solve this issue by splitting it off and creating another poll. Personally I pick Descent II pretty much hands down because there are so many more awesome campaigns for it IMO. :) But what's your pick?
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Re: Which Descent do enjoy CUSTOM (solo) content for more?

Post by Sirius » Tue May 06, 2014 1:23 am

Descent 2 is pretty much a no-brainer for this, because you can do much more with it. That means there are more varied campaigns out there for D2.
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Post by MegaDescent » Tue May 06, 2014 6:30 am

I would think no-brainer but also bet ThugsRook is going to pick D1.
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Post by CDN_Merlin » Tue May 06, 2014 7:05 am

D2 for sure.
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Re: Which Descent do enjoy CUSTOM (solo) content for more?

Post by Xfing » Tue May 06, 2014 12:34 pm

Not really much point to this poll tbh
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Post by ThugsRook » Tue May 06, 2014 1:32 pm

MegaDescent wrote:I would think no-brainer but also bet ThugsRook is going to pick D1.
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Re: Which Descent do enjoy CUSTOM (solo) content for more?

Post by Xfing » Thu May 08, 2014 2:08 am

D2 not only has more stuff inherently, it is also much more customizable. You can't add custom robots to D1 as far as I know.
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Post by DarkFlameWolf » Sun May 11, 2014 8:09 am

Theoretically you can, however after you are done editing and replacing robots in the Descent.pig file, you better make damn sure it is the exact same file size as the original pig. Why? There seems to be some sort of checksum that looks to the pig file being a certain file size and if it deviates even a single byte, it'll crash out. Doable? Yes. Practical for your sanity? No, stick with Descent 2. Be happy you can at least do custom music and textures in D1!
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Post by Xfing » Tue May 13, 2014 2:07 am

Indeed. Some textures from D2 present themselves quite well with the D1.PIG palette.

Haven't seen anyone import D2 textures to D1, though, as everyone seems content with doing the opposite.
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Post by Pumo » Tue May 13, 2014 11:04 am

Actually, Naphtha made some MP levels for D1 that uses some imported D2 textures on them. :)
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Re: Which Descent do enjoy CUSTOM (solo) content for more?

Post by Xfing » Thu May 15, 2014 3:59 am

Pumo wrote:Actually, Naphtha made some MP levels for D1 that uses some imported D2 textures on them. :)
Sadly I'm not big into MP, let alone new levels :X
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Post by DarkFlameWolf » Sat May 17, 2014 9:49 pm

I have done the same with a good chunk of my levels too. :)
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Post by Naphtha » Sat May 24, 2014 3:33 pm

DarkFlameWolf wrote:Theoretically you can, however after you are done editing and replacing robots in the Descent.pig file, you better make damn sure it is the exact same file size as the original pig. Why? There seems to be some sort of checksum that looks to the pig file being a certain file size and if it deviates even a single byte, it'll crash out. Doable? Yes. Practical for your sanity? No, stick with Descent 2. Be happy you can at least do custom music and textures in D1!
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Re: Which Descent do enjoy CUSTOM (solo) content for more?

Post by Xfing » Mon Jan 05, 2015 4:24 am

Well, D2 is definitely better for that kind of stuff. All you need to do to make your levels look and play practically like D1 are some custom textures, balance tweaks (done), restored sounds (done too) and a D1-like palette, which should be on the way, I heard. So yeah, there isn't much left to wish for once you've got these things done.

EDIT: The palette's ready, Pumo whipped it out a while ago. So now you can practically have it all in D2.
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