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How many of the following do you own?

Have Descent 1
41 (9.7%)
Have Descent 2
42 (9.9%)
Have Descent 3
45 (10.6%)
Have Descent 3 Mercenary Expansion Pack
30 (7.1%)
Have FreeSpace 1 (Descent: or Conflict: FreeSpace)
79 (18.6%)
Have FreeSpace 1 Silent Threat Expansion
56 (13.2%)
Have FreeSpace 2
94 (22.2%)
I like marbles
37 (8.7%)

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Author Topic: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?  (Read 5522 times)

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Offline Androgeos Exeunt

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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
I find that the Vulcan Cannon is quite the ammo eater. No other weapon I've encountered in any other game chews through thousands of rounds as quickly as it does. And keep in mind that I play on Rookie, so I can store several thousand rounds of Vulcan ammo to expend in about tenfive minutes of continuous Vulcan fire.
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Quote: Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1958 hrs UTC, #general
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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
The Vulcan always has ten thousand (Twenty with ammo rack) rounds. Always.

 

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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
Doesn't it start off with 5000?
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Quote: Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1958 hrs UTC, #general
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Nobody's allowed out over here anyway.   I nominate E (as a fair and just overlord) to arrange a Zoom HLP Social.

The_E
wait what

 

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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
Vulcan starts you off with 2500 in both games, as far as I can tell.  (Tried different difficulty settings, too.)  
Unless the value has changed with the D1/2X-Rebirth module I use. <.<
* watsisname tests with original version of the game

edit:  Yep.  2500 in the original d2.  *is dizzy from game running 5x faster than normal*
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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
I almost have all of 'em. Except PlayStation 1 version.

You missed one more... Descent II: Vertigo Series. ;)
Descent and FreeSpace games are better than all of video games.

;3

 

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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
Ah, thanks for reminding me...I have Descent and Descent: Maximum for the PS1 too. :D

 

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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
I had them but I didn't like Descent Maximum much because levels are short and boring.
Descent and FreeSpace games are better than all of video games.

;3

 

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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
They were short, but they were actually very well-designed for what they were.  Someone managed to port them to the PC version a few years back.

 

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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
So about 40 people are claiming to own any of the Descent games.  Why aren't we doing any multiplayer of it anymore?  I think maybe we ought to organize a time for that, for old-times-sake. :)  D3 still runs pretty well despite its age (holy crap 11 years), and there are things for hosting d1/d2 like D1-oots and d2x-rebirth which I have found are remarkably stable.

(Probably through IRC to avoid the mess that was the old d2x-xl-hosting thread.) :P
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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
People are still playing all three games (though mostly D3). :p

 

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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
Descent 3 was awesome. But for me, I stopped playing this game because its deadzone for joystick wouldn't go 1%, it was annoying.

I love Descent REBIRTH so much. By the way, FreeSpace is more trill and fun than Descent but both of them are great to play as enjoyable.

I don't use FreeSapce Open for my FreeSpace series, I'm okay with black sides in left and right in my 16:9 widescreen LCD.
Descent and FreeSpace games are better than all of video games.

;3

  

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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
I stopped playing Descent 3 when my IBM no longer had a stable Internet connection. Even though I can now plug in this wireless USB adapter on my desk to it, the connection never appears to be stable enough.
 
* Androgeos Exeunt attempts to quote Glowhyena 21847135376451782 times.

...like today, for instance.

I don't use FreeSapce Open for my FreeSpace series, I'm okay with black sides in left and right in my 16:9 widescreen LCD.

You should get it, you know. You won't be able to play a lot of the current user-made campaigns if you don't. If you want to retain the look and feel of the original, you can do so, even if you have FS2_Open. Case in point...
 
* Androgeos Exeunt points at his IBM/Lenovo Thinkcentre 8294, which runs FS2_Open without any eye-candy.
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The_E
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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
d3 multi was fun for the occasional play for me, but too fast paced for me to play seriously.  i never got d2 multi to work. 
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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
My main issue with D3 multi was lag and the fact that I pilot my ship like a car (i.e. utilising only up to four degrees of freedom instead of six). I thought that was a big problem. And then I started playing FS2 multiplayer, which is arguably a shade worse.
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Quote: Thursday, 14 January 2021, 1958 hrs UTC, #general
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Nobody's allowed out over here anyway.   I nominate E (as a fair and just overlord) to arrange a Zoom HLP Social.

The_E
wait what

 

Offline Glowhyena

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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
You should get it, you know. You won't be able to play a lot of the current user-made campaigns if you don't. If you want to retain the look and feel of the original, you can do so, even if you have FS2_Open. Case in point...

I know, FreeSpace Open is very good. But it crashes and medals don't appear.
Descent and FreeSpace games are better than all of video games.

;3

 

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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
You should get it, you know. You won't be able to play a lot of the current user-made campaigns if you don't. If you want to retain the look and feel of the original, you can do so, even if you have FS2_Open. Case in point...

I know, FreeSpace Open is very good. But it crashes and medals don't appear.

wut

It shouldn't crash! Why is it crashing?

And you should get medals just fine.

 

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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
Still own FS1 and the expansion and FS2.
All bought many years ago, and all in perfect condition.  :p
Still the best games.. ever...  :D
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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
I've had my FreeSpace 1 and ST disks in near-mint condition since I first bought them when I was six. Too bad I don't have any cases for them. :(
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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
I know, FreeSpace Open is very good. But it crashes and medals don't appear.

If you're getting crashes or problems, try checking for driver updates to your graphics card. If that doesn't work, consider taking your queries to the support board on this forum, because unlike a number company tech support boards where they make you go around in circles, we (mostly The E) stuff you into a cannon and shoot you straight at where you need to go (for the most part).
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Re: Who has FreeSpace or Descent?
I've had my FreeSpace 1 and ST disks in near-mint condition since I first bought them when I was six. Too bad I don't have any cases for them. :(
I still have the cardboard fold-out sleeves for FS1, but since my copy of FS2 came in those crappy little paper envelopes, I grabbed a few slim jewel cases for them.  Have to keep those babies in good condition. :yes: