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D2X... very nice adjustments!

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 12:24 am
by SirWinner
Someone has spent a lot of time in the Descent 2 code.

Visually and functionally better.

Loads of nice features like how many enemies and shields are left in the level.

Just have to get my banking set properly on the old Sidewinder Precision Pro 2.

:)

Re: D2X... very nice adjustments!

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:49 am
by Aus-RED-5
SirWinner wrote:Someone has spent a lot of time in the Descent 2 code.

Yes indeed. :)

SirWinner wrote:Just have to get my banking set properly on the old Sidewinder Precision Pro 2.

:)

If you haven't done so already?
Go into the "configure" menu and select "controls". Then select "configure joystick" and select "customize".
You'll see at the bottom right hand side "Bank L/R".
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Select it and hit enter. Then twist the joystick to bind the control. ;)

Re: D2X... very nice adjustments!

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:15 am
by Foil
Note that you probably need to center the throttle control first. Otherwise every time you try to change it, it will pick up the throttle axis instead of the twist.

Re: D2X... very nice adjustments!

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:51 pm
by SirWinner
Thanks for the updates.

Sadly the Throttle is under my left leg when I place the joystick on my chair. That is very very annoying... I never use that for thrust... Always use keys on the keyboard for that sort of thing as well as for everything except steering which is done on the Joystick!

8)

Re: D2X... very nice adjustments!

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:05 am
by Sirius
After I figured out how this would work I couldn't help but huge-grin.

Re: D2X... very nice adjustments!

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:31 pm
by flip
Haha, SirWinner is gonna go blind from playing Descent :P

Re: D2X... very nice adjustments!

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 3:43 pm
by Foil
Been playing some extra D2X-XL, myself. Very, very smooth now. :)

Re: D2X... very nice adjustments!

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:06 pm
by Alter-Fox
Yes, I've been playing a lot more too (to the exclusion of D3 multiplayer :o ).

Re: D2X... very nice adjustments!

Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:24 am
by karx11erx
SirWinner wrote:Visually and functionally better.

OMG! Finally someone who does not say "This isn't Descent anymore"!

Thank you thank you thank you!

/me wipes a tear of gratitude out of the corner of his eye

Foil wrote:Been playing some extra D2X-XL, myself. Very, very smooth now. :)

I have been doing some profiling on it recently, and could improve the code a bit. Getting it much further would require quite some effort though (which I should probably rather spend on digging into the Unreal 3 SDK). If I ever find the time, I'll probably be the one to build a Descent 4 like program, or TC.