With Descent: Underground coming I figure now is a good time for a Descent thread. Post favorite moments, screenshots, powerups, game in the series, etc.
Also if anyone can help, I can't find the old port of Descent to the PSP and I've been craving it on the go. (please no android)
Also post favorite song tracks from any game/any version of any game.
This area of the first game made me absolutely NOT want to go through that red door.
I'm sorry, did you want those shields?
These fuckers. Hitscan weapons on enemies are annoying but I guess it's fair since you have the exact same weapon though.
Also this set the mood for me for the whole game. Made me instantly love it.
wow descent thread
descent underground looks like garbage i'm alot more interested in Sol Contingency (they're releasing their free multiplayer demo thing very soon)
also sublevel zero is neat
i know there is one descent ripoff mobile game there was never a psp version but d1 and maximum (a different version of d2) are on ps1 and you can convert them to work on psp but obviously playing pc with rebirth is the way to go
fuck interplay btw
love the redbook soundtrack
imagine booting up d2 for the first time and getting this
Every time Descent music comes up I seem to be the only one that likes the bleepy bloops of the MIDI soundtracks and not the redbook. The redbook has too much guitar and sounds like the kind of shitty industrial rock imitations people were churning out after Nine Inch Nails got popular.
There was a homebrew port of Descent for the PSP, that's what I'm looking for, all the links I can find for a DL are dead.
Also I haven't heard of Sol Contingency, thanks!
Sublevel Zero seems pretty hollow. There isn't much meat to the game.
I love the MIDI tracks so fucking much.
the bleeps and bloops are very descent-ish and some of it comes through in the redbook versions i justthink they are better put together than the more minimal midi versions
didnt know about the homebrew version
there is also a modern sourceport of forsaken which is free
its worth checking out the n64 version aswell which is completely different and surprisingly good
Damn, I'd also like to get my hands on that Descent port for the PSP.
I played the shit out of the first game on our first computer, was one of the few games we had. I'd love to play the original again. Might even get this new one, maybe it won't suck, worth $25 for the gamble.
I just use the bumpers for banking and the triggers for shooting. Left stick is forward back left right, right stick is aim up down left right, X and Y go through the primary and secondary weapons, A goes up, B goes down.
No the best way would be to have accelerate, reverse and slide left, right on the left analog. Then turn left right and pitch up and down on the right analog. Then have slide down and slide up on left trigger and right trigger. Have primary fire and secondary fire on bumpers. Then have bank turning, map, flares, bombs or whatever else on the back paddles so you never have to move any fingers off anything.
Maybe you guys can help me clear up a fuzzy memory.
I have Descent II on CD-rom. I could swear up and down the CD audio soundtrack only played one tune per level on my old Windows 95 machine. The computers I've had since just play the music straight through, moving right on to the next track after one finishes, even if I haven't cleared the level yet.
Am I just remembering things wrong and It's always been that way, or what?
can't remember the dosbox options but it should be one track per level rebirth has some extra options for music
I've never played the PlayStation ports, though I've been thinking about it forever. Getting those up and running seem like less of a hassle than making the PC versions run on modern machines.
Are the PS1 versions any good?
I know man. And I can get source ports working. I'm not a TOTAL tud. But popping a CD into a retro console and just having it go is still objectively quicker and easier. (Downloading and burning or hunting down a legit copy aside)
It was an afterthought anyway. I guess all I REALLY wanted to know was:
"How are the PS1 versions?"
Faithful ports? Any original content? Worth looking into for any interesting quirks/ideas that set them apart?
>popping a CD into a retro console and just having it go is still objectively quicker and easier
I dunno, I bet I could download DXX-Rebirth, copy the game files, and start it before the PS1 version finishes loading.
Anyway, I know the PS1 version of Descent 1 has an animated intro, mine escape, and voiceover for the briefings. That's new. And it has dynamic lighting for projectiles which didn't exist on the PC until Descent 2. I never used the redbook audio on the PC so I don't know if the CD music is new. Otherwise it's a standard port that runs and controls a lot worse. I think it has some extra levels? I dunno.
>(Downloading and burning or hunting down a legit copy aside)
mate it's all here >>2764212
d1 is pretty faithful and i think it has a couple of extra levels maximum is completely different than d2 because the ps1 didnt have enough memory they rebuild all the maps and they are generally less complex you can play both console games have horrible lag though it's just not worth bothering with and you can play maximum on pc anyway http://www.enspiar.com/dmdb/viewMission.php?id=962