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Luke

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« on: 27 Oct 2005, 23:00 »

I was inspired to start this after we hijacked the Stuff You've Made thread.

Descent is a dead game, unfortunately (Interplay, its creator, has ceased to exist), but it was one of the best games I ever played on the computer.

Any other Descent lovers out there?
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« Reply #1 on: 28 Oct 2005, 02:59 »

I only ever had the demo . . . But I played that over, and over, and over again.

Damn those 3-D maps take some getting used to, though.
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« Reply #2 on: 28 Oct 2005, 03:35 »

I just got too lost to enjoy it after a while.

But it was hella cool, especially "in the day." so many awesome details, like splashing lava on people with laser fire...and the mighty, mighty vulcan cannon.
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« Reply #3 on: 28 Oct 2005, 05:35 »

I really enjoyed the first one right up until I reached the first boss (level 7, I think.)  Maybe I just suck, but I could never beat that guy.  After about a week circling his lair and being chased by those damn green pellets-o-death, I stopped playing the game.  Never played the sequels.

Luke

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« Reply #4 on: 28 Oct 2005, 22:41 »

We used to have Descent I, but I don't know what happened to it. We have only II & 3.

I finished Descent 3 only with cheat codes, so I'm eager to set up my old computer so I can go back through it the right way. (Descent II won't install on XP as it was written for the 95 platform, and Descent 3 stops working towards the end of the game.) Hopefully Windows 2000 will be old enough for the both of them.
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« Reply #5 on: 29 Oct 2005, 01:45 »

I got Decent bundled with my old packard bell Pentium 75 MHz. What I managed to get through was awesome.
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« Reply #6 on: 29 Oct 2005, 04:15 »

I liked Freespace better, no idea why.
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kikanjuuneko

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« Reply #7 on: 29 Oct 2005, 05:08 »

Freespace was even awesomer than the original Descent series, in whatever way that is possible. Such a fucking shame THQ won't buy the license from the now-defunct Interplay, though. What is wrong with those people?
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« Reply #8 on: 29 Oct 2005, 07:52 »

Freespace = most awesome space game ever. Especially FS2. Watching a pair of two-kilometre-long capital ships tear each other apart with beam cannons is at least seven types of cool. I was completely in awe when I saw the GTVA Colossus the first time, and the SJ Sathanas (which I took my screen name from) was utterly beastly.

Also, I think I heard somewhere that THQ is trying to get the Freespace license, and confirmation of such would completely rock my world.
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Luke

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« Reply #9 on: 29 Oct 2005, 19:04 »

Okay, I feel left out now. I've actually never heard of Freespace. *prepares to be assassinated* Can anyone give minor details?
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« Reply #10 on: 29 Oct 2005, 19:52 »

Long story short, the developer of Descent split into two companies: one that continued to do Descent games, while the other created Freespace, a series related to Descent but, well, in free space instead of clausterphobic tunnels.

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« Reply #11 on: 29 Oct 2005, 21:04 »

Mmmm...Freespace.

Never mind that it has nothing to do with Descent whatsoever.  It's a damn fine piece of work.

Volition = win.
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« Reply #12 on: 30 Oct 2005, 20:51 »

I love D1/D2 and that is pretty much the only kali server still alive and kicking. [YES I still use kali...hell I still play d1/d2!]
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« Reply #13 on: 01 Nov 2005, 04:08 »

Appreciated.

The first time I played it I was at a computer store... let's just say I didn't leave for a while hehe.
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« Reply #14 on: 01 Nov 2005, 20:56 »

Own and have finished all the descent and freespace games so awesome!


need to get a new joystick as my old one died horribly

just wondering what kind of controls did people use for descent?
Keyboard, mouse joystick what?
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kikanjuuneko

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« Reply #15 on: 02 Nov 2005, 00:12 »

I've always used mouse and keyboard, since I've never owned a joystick at all.
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« Reply #16 on: 02 Nov 2005, 03:54 »

I had a nice Thrustmaster joystick/throttle combo for Freespace. Separate throttle, too, not integrated, which was nice. Then the damned thing died on me.

The Saitek X52 is what I want, though.
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Luke

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« Reply #17 on: 03 Nov 2005, 06:46 »

I just installed my new Windows 2000 computer in my bedroom, along with Descent 3! Descent 2 wouldn't install because the installation program tells me that it has to run on Windows 95, boo. (It's strange, since it didn't give me that error message on XP - it just wouldn't finish instaling)

Soon as the weekend comes (and I hook up some speakers), I'm tearing into that game. Whoo!
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« Reply #18 on: 04 Nov 2005, 06:08 »

man, descent was awesome.

i found descent 2 in a bargain bin somewhere for like five bucks. awesome!
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« Reply #19 on: 04 Nov 2005, 06:49 »

I hope that was a long time ago.  Descent 2 is free now.  Hell, there's even an OSX port.

Why aren't I playing it right now?  I downloaded it over a year ago, but I have yet to play it.
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