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by ThugsRook
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: The best and crudest designed levels of D1
Replies: 18
Views: 2393

Re: The best and crudest designed levels of D1

Descent 1 has the walls, it just wasnt used very much. (Level10)

switches were a nice addition to D2, but they are wayyyyyy overused.
by ThugsRook
Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:28 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Evolution
Replies: 23
Views: 1106

Re: Evolution

so what you're saying is that there is no such thing as evolution, only mutation ~ i agree :)
by ThugsRook
Thu May 29, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: D2 Singleplayer Level: Wolfenstein
Replies: 6
Views: 1547

Re: D2 Singleplayer Level: Wolfenstein

it certainly looks better then playing it on a SEGA 32X :lol:

well done :D
by ThugsRook
Tue May 27, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Things that you think could be changed in D1, D2, or D3.
Replies: 29
Views: 3907

Re: Things that you think could be changed in D1, D2, or D3.

no its not rehashed Vertigo levels, Maximum is completely different.

go play the campaign and youll see how my explaination makes sense ~ mostly very small simple fun levels to blast thru. crank up the difficulty ;)
by ThugsRook
Tue May 27, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Things that you think could be changed in D1, D2, or D3.
Replies: 29
Views: 3907

Re: Things that you think could be changed in D1, D2, or D3.

its not the same, you might not even be able to tell they are similar until youve become familiar with both campaigns. the D2 Maximum explaination... D2 was much too difficult to play on a PSX with a PSX controller. the levels needed to be smaller and remain on a 2D plane way more often. Dan Wentz m...
by ThugsRook
Mon May 26, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: The best and crudest designed levels of D1
Replies: 18
Views: 2393

Re: The best and crudest designed levels of D1

i always thought of it as:

the bots made the mines, the bots are insane.
later levels are only more detailed because the bots had more time.
by ThugsRook
Sat May 24, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Sound Blaster-rendered D1 music
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

Re: Sound Blaster-rendered D1 music

^ the AWE64 uses the GM35REVC.SF2 (3.5mb) soundfont. its a very early version of what is now 4GMGSMT.SF2 (4mb), so they might sound similar but not exact. some songs however dont sound very similar. the AWE32's 1MGM.SF2 is drasticly different due to only being 1mb. the Ensoniq (8mb) pack is obviousl...
by ThugsRook
Sat May 24, 2014 10:48 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Things that you think could be changed in D1, D2, or D3.
Replies: 29
Views: 3907

Re: Things that you think could be changed in D1, D2, or D3.

MegaDescent wrote:Covering original games only:
D2 changes: Go with maps like Maximum instead except perhaps expanded slightly. Shorter levels and more texture semi-freedom go a long way here. Vertigo like would definitely have been better too though.
actually, Maximum was made from the Vertigo levels. (mostly)
by ThugsRook
Sat May 24, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Sound Blaster-rendered D1 music
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

Re: Sound Blaster-rendered D1 music

^ DXA Addons only work with Rebirth.
no config needed, just place the DXA file into your Descent or Descent 2 folders.


if you just want to listen to the files...
rename the .DXA to .ZIP and unpack.


:)
by ThugsRook
Sat May 17, 2014 3:57 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Things that you think could be changed in D1, D2, or D3.
Replies: 29
Views: 3907

Re: Things that you think could be changed in D1, D2, or D3.

^ actually i think its nothing more then a planet texture and a moon hanging in the background, thats it. ive got the escape sequences for Zeta Aquilea packed into a DXA addon file for Rebirth, they work perfectly. if someone knows how and is interested in completing the other 5 planets textures ill...
by ThugsRook
Sat May 17, 2014 2:11 pm
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Sound Blaster-rendered D1 music
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

Re: Sound Blaster-rendered D1 music

im not sure what youve recorded but its always good to have more :) and btw, hardware rendered midi soundtracks... AWE32 http://www.dxx-rebirth.com/frm/index.php/topic,1642.0.html AWE64 http://www.dxx-rebirth.com/frm/index.php/topic,1886.0.html Ensoniq PCI http://www.dxx-rebirth.com/frm/index.php/to...
by ThugsRook
Thu May 15, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Things that you think could be changed in D1, D2, or D3.
Replies: 29
Views: 3907

Re: Things that you think could be changed in D1, D2, or D3.

Also add the option to have in-game animated level exiting sequences like in D1 and the Interactive Demo, but that would require some graphics work (Quartzon and Baloris Prime would be particularly hard I think) this can already be done, escape sequences for Zeta Aquilae already exist from the demo...
by ThugsRook
Tue May 06, 2014 1:32 pm
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: Which Descent do enjoy CUSTOM (solo) content for more?
Replies: 13
Views: 2173

Re: Which Descent do enjoy CUSTOM (solo) content for more?

MegaDescent wrote:I would think no-brainer but also bet ThugsRook is going to pick D1.
you are becoming annoying very quickly.
by ThugsRook
Mon May 05, 2014 10:39 am
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: Best Parallax campaign
Replies: 32
Views: 3133

Re: Best Parallax campaign

^ D2 is not D1.
the bots are not the same. just play D1 in D2 and the difference is clear... D1 isnt exactly D1 in D2. the entire balance is different. (not to mention the bosses are nerfed)
by ThugsRook
Mon May 05, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: Best Parallax campaign
Replies: 32
Views: 3133

Re: Best Parallax campaign

...just open the d2x.mn2 file, and delete the ' z' before 'name'. That is, convert " zname = Descent 2: Vertigo " to " name = Descent 2: Vertigo ". this does work in DOS Descent 2 also. you can have both versions of Vertigo at the same time so you dont have to constantly edit... copy d2x.hog & d2x....
by ThugsRook
Mon May 05, 2014 12:59 am
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: Best Parallax campaign
Replies: 32
Views: 3133

Re: Best Parallax campaign

we are talking about the originals.

youre new, so you cant possibly have the same perspective as us oldtimers that have been playing since the shareware versions. revitalizes? you just started! :lol:

this is how i feel about Counterstrike...
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=20470

;)
by ThugsRook
Sun May 04, 2014 11:11 pm
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: Best Parallax campaign
Replies: 32
Views: 3133

Re: Best Parallax campaign

First Strike > Maximum > Vertigo > Counterstrike i dont actually like D2 as much as i love D1. everything that makes D1 great... isnt in D2. Wrong. D2 has far more good custom missions to blast through. :) are you really gonna fanboi defend D2 in your own thread? there is no need, this is a Descent...
by ThugsRook
Sun May 04, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: Best Parallax campaign
Replies: 32
Views: 3133

Re: Best Parallax campaign

First Strike > Maximum > Vertigo > Counterstrike

i dont actually like D2 as much as i love D1. everything that makes D1 great... isnt in D2.
by ThugsRook
Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Europa level not working right
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Re: Europa level not working right

yea, thats been broken for a long time :( ( works in 1.0 )

just get above the thing, reverse the fan switch, and shoot it down til it hits the fan.
by ThugsRook
Fri Aug 16, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: Tech Forum
Topic: Botched updates AGAIN!
Replies: 44
Views: 3819

Re: Botched updates AGAIN!

never update.
by ThugsRook
Mon Aug 12, 2013 3:51 pm
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: Finally Did it
Replies: 35
Views: 5880

Re: Finally Did it

^ much better :)
by ThugsRook
Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: Finally Did it
Replies: 35
Views: 5880

Re: Finally Did it

7 Minutes!? You're insane! no, he was on ACE ;) how about 55 seconds :P http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/dd164/ThugsRook/Descent/th_L1ACE.jpg I'll see your 55 on ace and raise you to 32 on insane. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTPnPV7X6s0 Sorry, Duper, I saw a challenge so I accepted. you forgo...
by ThugsRook
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:20 pm
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: Finally Did it
Replies: 35
Views: 5880

Re: Finally Did it

LightWolf wrote:7 Minutes!? You're insane!
no, he was on ACE ;)

how about 55 seconds :P
Image
by ThugsRook
Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:49 pm
Forum: Descent Single Player
Topic: Finally Did it
Replies: 35
Views: 5880

Re: Finally Did it

needs cockpit mode
needs music
you joystick players fly so oddly :P

wouldnt this be better suited for DEMOs?
insted of all the vid capturing and uploading to YT?
(then we can view with cockpit and music too)
by ThugsRook
Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Descent Old Skool
Topic: Hardest D1 Level
Replies: 20
Views: 3314

Re: Hardest D1 Level

the only hard D1 levels are the few levels where youd run out of energy/weapons before finding/getting to an e-center. beyond that the balance is fine.

just porting D1 into D2 makes it easier, except for the secret levels.

:)
by ThugsRook
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: Descent 1 1/2
Replies: 1330
Views: 82111

Re: Descent 1 1/2

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/77082565/desc1_5.zip NT's level 16. Please download and offer your feedback. sorry im not a part of this project, but i dont make levels :( custom graphics (pogs) YES ~ levels NO. LMK if you want anything custom ~ new plasma balls, smoke trailed mercs, mega explo...
by ThugsRook
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Star Witness
Replies: 273
Views: 5284

Re: Star Witness

i can tell who's black and who's not just by reading this thread.

:roll:
by ThugsRook
Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: How to place the D1 reactor in a D2 level?
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Re: How to place the D1 reactor in a D2 level?

^ in that case you could use an older version to get your reactors done.
by ThugsRook
Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: How to place the D1 reactor in a D2 level?
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Re: How to place the D1 reactor in a D2 level?

^ since DMB2 couldnt do D1 reactors, id say it would be a feature request not a bug.

then again... a GOOD d1 to d2 texture conversion would be nice too! ;)
by ThugsRook
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:26 am
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: Some imported textures fail at transparency (FIXED.)
Replies: 23
Views: 4590

Re: Some imported textures fail at transparency (SOLVED?)

glad you got that straightened out :)

yea, DTX is a much better HOG manager/importer then DLE.
by ThugsRook
Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: How to place the D1 reactor in a D2 level?
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Re: How to place the D1 reactor in a D2 level?

if the editor (DLE-XP?) cant insert D1 reactors, i would most certainly request it.

check the D2 DEMO for exit sequences, they should be able work.
D2XR can do exit sequences when playing D1's HOG/PIG.

:)
by ThugsRook
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: How to place the D1 reactor in a D2 level?
Replies: 12
Views: 1749

Re: How to place the D1 reactor in a D2 level?

you know, hundreds have been down this road youre about to travel.
none have returned ;)

i have D1 reactors in my D1-D2 conversion, but those were converted using the original Devil editor a long time ago. not sure what can do it these days, DMB2 couldnt.

:)
by ThugsRook
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Descent Development
Topic: Some imported textures fail at transparency (FIXED.)
Replies: 23
Views: 4590

Re: Certain (not all) imported textures fail at transparency

what program are you using to swap palettes? and import?
you should be using DTX/DTX2.
transparency is a certain color for each palette. (usually a purple shade)

:)
by ThugsRook
Wed Jun 26, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: PTMC Cafe
Topic: This is why quads are awesome
Replies: 12
Views: 677

Re: This is why quads are awesome

would make for a great waiter, and pizza delivery.


this tech will only be used for harm tho.
skynet here we come.
by ThugsRook
Sat Jun 22, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: NEW Add-On: Descent 2 Maximum (PC full version)
Replies: 26
Views: 4538

Re: NEW Add-On: Descent 2 Maximum (PC full version)

file and format have been updated! insted of it being a "HOG MOD", i was able to convert it into a simple D2X-R Add-On Pack. all the cinematics and stuff still all work perfectly. an interesting way of using the Add-On feature for sure :D thx goes to... Ryusei117 for renaming the levels. Jeff250 for...
by ThugsRook
Fri Jun 21, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: well, there's a spin I hadn't considered....
Replies: 8
Views: 435

Re: well, there's a spin I hadn't considered....

what you need to realize is that every US citizen is a $750,000 asset. we are used as collateral. of course they want more of us.

the fed has outlived its usefulness.
by ThugsRook
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Syrian rebels executed a 14-year-old boy
Replies: 154
Views: 6760

Re: Syrian rebels executed a 14-year-old boy

REPORT: rebels are removing babies from their incubaters!

hey remember that load of chit?
by ThugsRook
Tue May 28, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Descent Level Spotlight
Topic: NEW Add-On: Descent 2 Maximum (PC full version)
Replies: 26
Views: 4538

Re: MAIN HOG MOD: Descent 2: Maximum ~ PC full version

Xfing wrote:This would be useful to get a score registered after the end of the game.
this sparked an idea in me.
...i can make new DESCENT2.HOG files just to keep high scores.

Xfing: have you suggested the hi-scores thing to Zico yet?
by ThugsRook
Sat May 11, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Ethics and Commentary
Topic: Weather, the new weapon of mass destruction!
Replies: 30
Views: 1201

Re: Weather, the new weapon of mass destruction!

gullible would be if you actually believed they went to the moon ;)