Descent is a 3D first-person shooter video game developed by Parallax Software. The series has a strong following due to its unique six degrees of freedom (6DOF) gameplay. It is still cherished by a strong community of fans, particularly for its online multiplayer, and new levels continue to be developed. It spawned two direct sequels: Descent II and Descent 3.

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Descent, Descent 2 & Descent 3 Updates

Descent, Descent 2 & Descent 3 Updates

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This contains all of if not most of the updates for Descent, Descent II and Descent 3 including updates for Descent II that allow the use of 3D acceleration...

Miner Wars Setup - Benchmarking Demo

Miner Wars Setup - Benchmarking Demo

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Miner Wars Flythrough Hello Community! First of all let me thank you for all the positive feedback we received on our 30 user release of the non-interactive...

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blackout369
blackout369

If you want to get this working with the T.Flight Hotas X, open the archive with winzip and edit dosboxDescent.conf in the Descent folder (and dosboxDescent2.conf in the Descent 2 folder) and change the line that says:
joysticktype=auto
to:
joysticktype=ch
Then select the CH Flightstick Pro in Descent's control options. Not all of the buttons are available on the throttle, but all the joystick buttons are there (including HAT), the throttle axis work, and throttle buttons 5 and 6 can be assigned (the rest wrap). Although frankly, I suggest using the throttle but use the keyboard for weapon switching, and Descent's need for fast-paced forward and reverse works well with a throttle).

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Bormactheblue
Bormactheblue

Hello, I'm having an issue with this game.
In that, it runs fine, perfectly fine and playable, but there is no sound or music. I've gone over all my settings and, it should definetely have sound but there isn't anything there. Is there any way to remedy this problem?

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ozgurilgin
ozgurilgin

Why do they use DosBOX? Game works damn fine in DXX-Rebirth with high resolution and some modern control options(mouse+keyboard).

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roccorc
roccorc

I have to agree using DXX-rebirth puts descent 1&2 in new levels. I recommend if you want to see the true beauty this game has to offer. Fans and new comers will enjoy this game even if its a oldy, but serves up Awesome goodies!!!

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lordkgd
lordkgd

running on debian 6; got the problem below, when i try to load the game with term;(nothing launch with desura)

./dosbox-32: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.15' not found (required by ./dosbox-32)

happy penguin.
desura dev , stay on windows plz!

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Protektor
Protektor

Your version of glibc isn't new enough. You need at least version 3.4.15.

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mrpizzadude
mrpizzadude

Can anyone else confirm if this works on Ubuntu 12.04 or not?

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Protektor
Protektor

I can say it runs on Ubuntu 12.04 without an issues.

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rainbof
rainbof

under ubuntu not work.

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Protektor
Protektor

What is the exact problem you have? It works fine for me under Ubuntu 12.04.

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