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Firsttime user of D2X-XL setup question

Post by Tunnelcat » Sat Oct 20, 2007 2:25 pm

Sorry for the noob question, but what files from the original Descent 2 game should to be copied over into the new D2XXL directory? I'd like to copy only the required files for a clean setup.

I know the instructions from the website said to copy the new unpacked files into the original Descent 2 directory, but there seem to be a lot of unneeded files within the old game compared to the files D2X uses. Thanks. :?
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Post by Sirius » Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:11 pm

Um... I really haven't tried something like that myself, but you could always copy files until it stops complaining about something missing I guess.

Stuff I know you'll need:
descent2.ham
descent2.hog
descent2.s11
descent2.s22
groupa.pig
water.pig
fire.pig
ice.pig
alien1.pig
alien2.pig
All .mvl files, if you have movies installed
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Sat Oct 20, 2007 9:00 pm

There is only a few files you don't really need.
Though I haven't deleted them because they don't hurt D2X-XL.

Anyways.
We have some Installation Guides if you wish to look them over at the Descent2.de forum. ;)
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Post by Pumo » Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:33 am

As Sirius said, it think those are the Really needed files.
And about the extra files i'm not completely sure, but as far as i know all .386 files, ERegcard (this is only an old Interplay registering utility) files and the Setup.exe aren't needded at all by D2X-XL.

However, i think Descent.cfg IS needed for D2X-XL.
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Post by Diedel » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:54 am

Follow exactly the file and folder structure as laid out in the installation guide and be happy.
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Post by Tunnelcat » Mon Oct 22, 2007 3:50 pm

I have the MS-DOS version 1.1 of Descent 2 presently installed. Should I update this version with the 1.2 patch from Planet Descent or just install a clean copy of Descent 2 Win 95, The Infinite Abyss, from my disk, which I think is version 1.2?

The Win 95 version contains a lot more files than the MS-DOS version, some of which I assume may be needed for D2X-XL?
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Post by Aus-RED-5 » Mon Oct 22, 2007 4:20 pm

You need D2 v1.2 to work with D2X-XL.

You can patch it if you want, but The Infinite Abyss already is version 1.2.
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Post by Tunnelcat » Wed Oct 24, 2007 2:25 pm

Thanks for the help everyone. :D
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