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Sly Botts

Descent Freespace

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One of the best intros to a video game I have ever seen.  If you like Sci-fi or space sims and have never played this game, please get a copy from steam or gog.com.   Then get a glide wrapper called dgVoodoo 2 and use it to trick the game into thinking you have an old Voodoo2 video card to get the best "original" experience.  There is a project out there called fsopen which enhances the graphics and updates the game however it's just not the same.  This game is just amazing.  Freespace 2 was also great, however I'm partial to the first game.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ-xcgBL1mY

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Do I need to use this wrapper glide thingy or can I play without it?

You can most certainly play without it. The graphics are just a little more pixelated however thats no big deal.  The game only runs at 640x480 resolution. If you have a CRT monitor it will look just fine. With LCD monitors its a little hazy when not running native resolutions. Again that doesnt matter.  640x480 is 4:3 aspect ratio so there will be black bars on the sides when using a widescreen LCD monitor.

 

The gog or steam forums should be able to help if you're having any issues.

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No problem guys, I hope you get as much enjoyment out of those games as I have. They really are awesome, so awesome, I still go back and play them even after almost 15 years.

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I'm so excited for you guys to try this game out. Let me know how it goes!  If you need any help with anything, let me know!

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Oh man, I loved playing the original Descent back in the day! I may have to try this out.

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The original Descent was fantastic.  As i recall it was an attempt to take first person shooters to the next level.

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I was a huge fan of the original Descent as well...nothing takes me back to those long, hot summer afternoons where I'd sit in front of the computer with a fan blowing on me while I gazed into my CRT screen!

 

If I remember correctly, Descent 2 was the first CD-Rom I ever purchased.

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There seems to be posts missing from this topic so some of my reply's are strange... weird.

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