For all Descent 2 level developers, I made a new custom PIG file that makes the Descent 1 palette available to use on Descent 2 levels.
Mainly motivated by the Descent 1,5 project by Xfing, where he wanted to bring the Descent 1 feel into his Descent 2 levels, this PIG will bring back some colors only available on the good old Descent 1 palette (like the light blue colors, pure grays like the ones used on metal walls, more pinks, the original spreadfire color, etc).
Note that this PIG includes all D1 and D2 textures that are already available on the original 6 PIGs from Descent 2 adapted to the original Descent palette, but it doesn't includes the D1 exclusive textures. For that you will need to create a POG file based on the palette of the new PIG to bring back the old D1 textures exactly as they were.
Here's the download link: http://www.mediafire.com/download/i97pd ... NT1PIG.zip
I will also add it to my website, but that will be later.
To install it just unpack the .256 and .PIG file into your main Descent 2 folder.
Some word of advice:
For use on older programs (like DTX2 and DEVIL) you will need to rename the PIG as DEFAULT.PIG while editing. You can change it back to DESCENT.PIG when finished.
Also take care to not install it over a Descent 1 installation as it shares the same name of the original PIG file from D1, so it will overwrite it!
Use it only on D2 installations.
Theoretically you can name both the .256 and .PIG files with whatever name you may like and the game would read it, but the problem is that editors will not show correct colors if you don't use the DESCENT or DEFAULT filenames.
Without further ado, enjoy!