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 Post subject: D1 briefing videos and audio files - where from?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:41 pm 
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I recently stumbled upon something I'd never imagined might exist; I found it all on descent2.com. I'm talking about the Descent 1 opening/closing videos that practically animate and voice the briefing text from the game with the same VAs from D2 and D3. I also found audio files in a HOG file that read out every robot and level briefing on top of a background canvas of sound.

Those files are probably meant to replace the original voiceless text briefings, but WHERE do they come from? I looked all over the web but found no answer. I'm assuming they might be from the Mac version since that also has a CD soundtrack, but can anyone confirm that?


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 Post subject: Re: D1 briefing videos and audio files - where from?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:21 pm 
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I believe the majority of them came from the Playstation version: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descent_%2 ... .281996.29


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 Post subject: Re: D1 briefing videos and audio files - where from?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 7:36 pm 
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Thanks, that must be it.


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 Post subject: Re: D1 briefing videos and audio files - where from?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:34 pm 
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Yep, the PS1 port of the game had cinematics that narrated most of the opening and ending sequences, as well as voice-overs for the robot info, which was kind of cool. Obviously that's the sort of thing that wouldn't exactly have fit on D1's original floppy disk release. What I always found interesting is that the PS1 version of D1 contained the original PC version's full levels, whereas the port of D2 (Descent: Maximum) had a completely-different set of levels, generally smaller in size but following the same design themes as the corresponding D2 levels. Maybe the designers realized after the original port that navigating overly-complex levels with a PS1 controller was somewhat trying.


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 Post subject: Re: D1 briefing videos and audio files - where from?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:46 am 
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I have the D1 animations. In fact, if there are any rare or unusual Descent I or II files you're looking for, I have them.


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 Post subject: Re: D1 briefing videos and audio files - where from?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:13 am 
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No thanks, I already have them. They can still be loaded from descent2.com. Good to know though ;)


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 Post subject: Re: D1 briefing videos and audio files - where from?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 9:29 pm 
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Yes, I'm aware they still had them. But I do mean I have _all_ rare and unusual Descent files and information.


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 Post subject: Re: D1 briefing videos and audio files - where from?
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I'd love to see those files and information.

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 Post subject: Re: D1 briefing videos and audio files - where from?
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I know those files. I used to think how to make them run on the PC, but unsuccessfully.

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 Post subject: Re: D1 briefing videos and audio files - where from?
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I mean the other stuff Valin has.
D2X-XL plays the D1 movies perfectly.

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 Post subject: Re: D1 briefing videos and audio files - where from?
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Alter-Fox wrote:
I mean the other stuff Valin has.
D2X-XL plays the D1 movies perfectly.


Yeah well, you know I'm not really a XL type of guy :P

damn, incoming innuendo storm :oops:

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Yep, the PS1 port of the game had cinematics that narrated most of the opening and ending sequences, as well as voice-overs for the robot info, which was kind of cool. Obviously that's the sort of thing that wouldn't exactly have fit on D1's original floppy disk release. What I always found interesting is that the PS1 version of D1 contained the original PC version's full levels, whereas the port of D2 (Descent: Maximum) had a completely-different set of levels, generally smaller in size but following the same design themes as the corresponding D2 levels. Maybe the designers realized after the original port that navigating overly-complex levels with a PS1 controller was somewhat trying.
Indeed it is. There are two configs I have become comfortable with. One is a slightly modified default setup and the other is a weird setup I tried that requires the select button to bank, but allows easy trichording. It's not that bad. The main problem I have with playing it is the abysmal framerates.

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