Third part of Descent saga, this version brings even more explosions, spaceships and flights. An unforgettable 3D-action experience, with innovative 360-degree technology, new control system and advanced collision detection. Forget about gravity, and fly in many, beautiful areas - subterranean strongholds and more. Descent 3 brought many improvements, such as open areas and great graphics improvements - while Descent 2 was still using the old, original engine, the third part of the series brought it into a new dimension. This game was undoubtedly one of the greatest hits of 1999. This includes the Descent 3: Mercenary expansion.

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Miner Wars Setup - Benchmarking Demo

Miner Wars Setup - Benchmarking Demo

May 17, 2010 Demo 6 comments

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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Daskaloto Jun 22 2011 says:

looks great

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RC1162 Aug 9 2006 says:

Okay, there are several Descent sites where you can find more than just mods, but the 2 places I know of to get the Pyromania mod for Windows are , there is a list of files and mods for D3, Pyromania is the first on the list. The other site to go to is where you can find out anything about any descent game and download/upload everything ever made for descent.

About the mod, though. Pyromania should be installed in the folder descent is installed in. It will make its own executable through which you can play the game. The movies are disabled when using Pyromania, but the advantage of it is that you can play through all the levels of Descent 3 with 3 new ships and all the weapons of Descent 1 & 2. For multiplayer there are 3 extra ships in addition to the 3 ships usable in single-player mode. The 6 total ships are named as follows: Black Pyro (MP), Black Star (SP), Pyro-GX (SP) Pyro-SX (SP), Pyro-GE (MP), and the Starhawk. The Black Pyro and Starhawk have Dual-Missile launching capability. I may upload the installer later once I find out if it's legal to distribute it.

Also, Pyromania, along with the graphics, works better with patch v1.4 or better.

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xgmx Feb 9 2007 says:

Pyromania can be found online or you can buy it in the store

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War_Bringer Jul 13 2006 says:

I had forgotten how good the graphics were on this one, considering it was 1999 when it came out.

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TheNailer May 7 2006 says:

if you can find it, the two disk version works on everything from 98 to XP, even when unpatched, but i sugest going to and get the double jewl fix and get the official 1.4 patches

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SilverCider Apr 17 2006 says:

by any chance does anyone know where i could get D3 for XP?

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mrwynd Aug 13 2005 says:

descent freespace was a space flight sim, not descent 3

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RatoN Feb 11 2005 says:

And as far as I know, Descent 1 was the first "True" 3d game :) Unless someone can name me another one.

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SamVision Sep 18 2013 replied:

It was the first 3D game as we know 3D games today, but it was by no means the first game to have 3D graphics.

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DigiJo Dec 17 2004 says:

Nope, Descent3 is not a Spaceflight-Sim. Its like Descent1 and Descent2 a game where you fligh ships with 6 degrees of freedom. Basically you fly through dark and tight Mines, blowing up Robots that are gone nuts :) D3 Ships have a lot of primar and secondary weapons as well as other equipment, but what is different to other shooters is simply the way you can control your ship. The D3 Ships can slide in 4 directions, and turn on 3 axis. that makes multiplayer as well as singleplayer incredible fun and challenging.

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