Descent 2 and Win7 64 bit?

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Descent 2 and Win7 64 bit?

Post by Tunnelcat » Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:10 pm

Which version of Descent 2 runs and looks the best on a Win 7 64 bit system, DXX or D2X-XL?
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Post by AlphaDoG » Sat Sep 18, 2010 1:32 pm

I like D2X-XL for the pretties. :)
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Post by Sickone » Sat Sep 18, 2010 6:25 pm

yeah - I had issues trying to get D2X running.
Rebirth I just downloaded and dropped in - it worked
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Post by Sirius » Sun Sep 19, 2010 2:22 am

Runs the best, depends. I less frequently hear of issues getting Rebirth to run (although maybe they just all wind up on the Rebirth forums instead of here).
Looks the best, is a no-contest to D2X-XL though.
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Post by Tunnelcat » Sun Sep 19, 2010 4:45 pm

Thanks everyone. Hats off to Zico for his hard work too!:) I did want to check out all the pretty bling in D2X-XL though, once it gets ready for prime time in Win 7.
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Post by Sirius » Sun Sep 19, 2010 5:56 pm

It's not really a prime-time thing - it already runs in Win7 64-bit and I think the author might even develop it under that environment - it's mostly that sometimes people have trouble installing it, or their hardware conflicts with it, or maybe there are some bugs that trip them up in the latest version, or something like that.
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Post by AlphaDoG » Sun Sep 19, 2010 7:11 pm

Agreed. Hats off to Zico! But, and yes I did, start off the sentence with a preposition, two actually, XL just looks pretty.
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Post by Glowhyena » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:57 pm

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Post by Foil » Tue Sep 21, 2010 8:08 am

I prefer D2X-XL on my Vista x64 box. Haven't had any issues, and it plays D1 levels as well.
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Post by Tunnelcat » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:11 am

Foil wrote:I prefer D2X-XL on my Vista x64 box. Haven't had any issues, and it plays D1 levels as well.
What version number?
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Descent 2 windows 7 64 bit.

Post by MK-Defender » Fri Sep 24, 2010 2:33 pm

My disc won't even fire up and install..

How can i download rebirth..

Links anywere..
What happened to PXO.
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Post by Glowhyena » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:19 pm

I back up the game in my external hard disk. No installing the game and then download Rebirth anymore unless new version releases.
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Re: Descent 2 windows 7 64 bit.

Post by BUBBALOU » Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:51 pm

MK-Defender wrote:My disc won't even fire up and install..
Ia - Install Descent 2 from the CD (Run Setup.exe on CD in compatibility Mode) into the Descent 2 directory (e.g. C:\\GAMES\\DX2)

or

Ib - Copy all files of the folders CONTROLS and D2DATA from CD into a directory on your hard disk (e.g. c:\\games\\DX2). Then extract the DESCENT2.SOW in the same directory with Winrar/7Zip.

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IIa - Install Infinite Abyss CD add-on if you have it (Run Setup.exe/Install.exe on CD in compatibility Mode - already as 1.2 embedded) into the Descent 2 directory (e.g. C:\\GAMES\\DX2).

or

IIb - Copy patch 1.2 into the Descent 2 directory (e.g. c:\\games\\DX2). Then run it(Right Click "Run as Administrator" Vista/W7).

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III - Copy the files of D2X-Rebirth into the Descent 2 directory.

Run Descent 2 with the d2x-rebirth-gl.exe!
(First Right Click Properties/Compatibility/Change for all Users "Run as Administrator" , check 'Disable Visual Themes' , Check 'Disable Desktop Composition' and Apply -Vista/W7).
MK-Defender wrote:How can i download rebirth..
BUBBALOU from post Above wrote:Rebirth
MK-Defender wrote:Links anywere..
BUBBALOU from post above again wrote:Rebirth
Once Zico Fixes the Link "Be Prepared"

If you want you can P/M me for a No Holds Barred Direct Download
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Post by Foil » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:36 pm

tunnelcat wrote:
Foil wrote:I prefer D2X-XL on my Vista x64 box. Haven't had any issues, and it plays D1 levels as well.
What version number?
Sorry I didn't see this 'til now. Looks like v1.15.76, according to the version .txt file.
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Post by Tunnelcat » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:58 pm

Hmmmmmmmm. Like BUBBALOU said, Zico appears to be preparing a new version of Rebirth. His site only goes to a page with a Pyro in silhouette and a notice, \"be prepared _\" on 2010/9/28.

I was going to download the most recent version, but I think I'll wait and see what he puts out in 3 days. :)

Thanks Foil. The newest version I have is 1.12.12. Does it have to be a recent version, or will older ones work just as well?
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Post by Sirius » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:54 pm

Well, versions still work just as well as the day they were released - that is the simplest way I could put it. If it was buggy then it'll still be buggy now (but I don't remember 1.12.12, it was a while ago); if it wasn't, it'll work just as well now.

If you're trying to play recently-built levels or multiplayer, then it might be more important to have a recent version. If it's levels that are compatible with original D2 (the majority of them), it's up to you.

P.S. If you experience problems with the version you had, of course updating to the newest version is worth a try. I cannot guarantee it'll fix the problem(s) though. :)
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