Old Skoolers - Technology and Software UPDATES
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Author:  KoolBear [ Fri Dec 23, 2005 7:55 pm ]
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Check out these efforts going on for improved Descent and Descent 2 game play!

D2X-XL A new High Rez version of Descent 2 to run on XP.

DLE-XP An ongoing project to improve the Level Editor and support XP.

Grendel is working on a Microsoft 3D Pro converter to allow you to dust off the old 3DPro and D2 or Descent and get in a game! read more here

There's a considerable amount of effort going on in and around the community.

I'll leave this as a Sticky Topic for project notifications.

Oh and BTW welcome home you ol'timers!

Please add to the list.

URLs updated from move KB 3/14/06

Author:  TigerRaptorFX [ Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:22 pm ]
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Pink fuzzy bunnies.

Author:  Duper [ Tue Mar 14, 2006 9:03 pm ]
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rabid hampsters ;)

Author:  TigerRaptorFX [ Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:09 pm ]
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Whatcha talking about Dup. ;)

Author:  Duper [ Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:01 pm ]
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Author:  Sllik [ Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:17 pm ]
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That settles it. I'm gonna have to start coming back here at least weekly so I'm in the know. You people aren't simply emailing me with these important developments like you should be! ;p

Author:  KoolBear [ Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:41 pm ]
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WOW what a long time no see. Why u been away so long?

ISDN Ladder days ;)


Author:  Sllik [ Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:04 pm ]
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Me? Been trying to expand my powerbase and either a) learn to code well enough to design a Descent-style MMO all by myself, or b) win the lotto so I can start up a company and hire devs to do the coding for me! ;p

In the meantime, during my 'off hours', I focus on pl/sql and oracle dba knowledge, starting to learn php, python, lisp, C, and C++, and keeping up on the knowledge I need to hold onto so I can keep doing my day job. *laughs* The half-finished novel is, sadly, DOA until I can find the bandwidth to return to it.

Other than that... not much, I think. *looks around, confused, then stumbles off into room full of books and computers with a glazed look in his eyes*

Author:  aaronb [ Sun Oct 08, 2006 3:45 pm ]
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It's a real tribute to the descent games and community that people are still working (however much) on keeping D1 and D2 alive.

Author:  KoolBear [ Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:45 pm ]
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AaronB sorry it took so long to approve your update. we've been bombarded with spambot registrations.

What is good is to see all the people that come back!

Welocome home Aaron.


Author:  MK-Defender [ Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Long time no see..

MK-defender installed DTX open gl descent2

I had sound ,controls, and ausome game play..
But there wasn't anywere to play...
Is there anyone playing anymore..

I tried to join network games, nothing there...
I installed kali and had IPX issues, with router.
Like always..
I can't seem to host or join with kali...
Sidwinder pro / slide worked WOW !!
So were is everyone playing now ?
Long time no see KoolBear..
Been playing battle2 with Bama with the DCBB
Remember Bama loves Ya.. He's playing battle Field 2 alot.
You can find us at
See ya guys soon. MK-defender. Google MK-Defender
I been a busy guy :) KoolBear Rocks..

Author:  psionik [ Mon Dec 11, 2006 7:10 pm ]
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wow... aaronb

wadup you old tree

Author:  MK-Defender [ Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:12 pm ]
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I got d2x running with no problems,But I can't seem to edit the config file to lock the screen resolution to what I want...

<Sidewinder prosission pro works great...

How to edit descent2 config file ??
It's not in the descent2 dir.. d2x config ?
can't edit that file's not editable..

Every time I run the game , I have to change video res , It won't save it...
readme says to edit d2x config file, add command line - screen refresh %$$##$#$#%&
I have kali also running join from there Multiplayer...
Anyone have a clue about editing config file ?

Author:  Diedel [ Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:48 am ]
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D2X or D2X-XL? If the latter, please post in the D2X-XL support request tracker on I will deal with your problems there. :)

Author:  Sulaco [ Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:15 pm ]
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Hey, hiya MK !! Good to see you.. uhhh, I guess I need to look the new D2 stuff, sounds cool.

Now that I think of it, maybe I should fire up D3 and see what's out there these days. Geeez, I haven't played for over a year, maybe two...

Author:  Randor244 [ Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:44 am ]
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D2X-XL works fine for me, except for one thing. If I import all the HI-RES-textures from the D2X-XL website, the first level of Descent 2 crashes when I approach and shoot at the iron bars holding the guidebot...

Author:  ix [ Fri Apr 11, 2008 3:31 am ]
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You guys are not old school enought for me. HA...

Anybody here play Descent using Compuserve in the wee early days?


Author:  DarkHorse [ Fri Apr 11, 2008 4:38 am ]
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Not from across the Pacific; that would have cost a fortune.

Author:  FunkyStickman [ Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:32 am ]
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I got into the scene with the Descent 2 demo... but I was already in college by then.

With D2X and D3 running in Linux and OSX, there's all kinds of technology going on. Including old-school joystick support. Somebody needs to send me some old joysticks to test in Linux...

Author:  Ferno [ Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:34 am ]
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Sorry bubba. personal attacks with a gif over ancient crap is both petty and sad. that shit doesn't even matter anymore.

I got a chuckle out of it though, holding a grudge this long over something so insignificant. cry some more, why don't ya.

Author:  Duper [ Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:17 pm ]
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Thanks [s]Ferno![/s] (Bubbalou) ;) (uh , yeah, I knew that)

It's to be noted that the music is a bit different on the D1&2 set from the \"Definitive Collection\" But that's what you are getting with this purchase.

Author:  BUBBALOU [ Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:26 pm ]
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Duper wrote:
Thanks Ferno!
ya mean Thanks BUBBALOU

Why it's here makes no sense, this thread is not trimmed.
Ferno's post should be about Descent Rebirth at least......

since this thread is only promoting D2X-XL. <cough>

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