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What do you think about DXX-Rebirth
I'm a huge fan of DXX Rebirth. I've tried D2X-XL, but I was looking for something that allowed me to play the game as it was meant to be played originally, except on a modern OS. The fact that D2X-XL uses Descent 2's AI behavior even when you play the original Descent is sort of... an odd choice. I also like to be able to play with the classic graphics, so DXX Rebirth wins points with me just based on its philosophy.

Don't get me wrong; updates to the game in terms of graphical enhancements are good for keeping the game alive, but D2X-XL doesn't recreate the classic gameplay as well as DXX Rebirth does, and I think it's important to be able to play it as it was meant to be played if you want to. They're both good programs, but DXX Rebirth is a port that's designed to recreate the gameplay on modern operating systems, whereas D2X-XL has so many enhancements that I would not consider it equivalent to playing classic Descent. You can use technically use the '-pureD2' config setting to make it look like classic Descent, but if you try to play Descent 1 the robots will still behave as if it were Descent 2. Dang

When I want to play Descent 1 or 2, I usually want the classic feel, so DXX Rebirth wins out (and it's easier than the DOSBOX route since I found I needed to tweak the cycles to stay at 100000 for it not to have problems with the speed varying greatly, a problem with the game itself apparently not having a well made frame rate limiter).

Heart DXX Rebirth

Edit: Oh, and I noticed DXX Rebirth fixed a bug in Descent that's annoyed me for ages. I'm not sure if it's because I'm a keyboard player, but when your ship bobs up and down it always turns ever so slightly to the left. Can't remember if it did this in Descent 2, but I know it did it in the PC version of Descent 1. Minor bug since you only would notice it if you were not moving and close to a wall, but still. Heart
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What do you think about DXX-Rebirth - by zico - 06-08-2007, 10:15 PM
Re: What do you think about DXX-Rebirth - by zico - 06-09-2007, 06:51 AM
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