To play Descent and Descent 2 over DXX-Rebirth you still need the content of the original games, since it was not released together with the Sourcecode. The game content consists of the game missions, textures, models, sound and music – in short: everything that you can see or hear inside the game.
If you have an original copy of the game(s) (full version, OEM, Shareware, whatever), you can use it with DXX-Rebirth – no problem. Each individual package will explain in detail how to set it up properly.
If you do not have a copy, yet, then you might be interested in our partner-program.
To offer you an easy way to get your hands on the needed content data you might want to visit our official partner:
GOG offers many PC-games as cheap and completly DRM-free downloads. Descent and Descent 2 is also a part of their huge catalogue.
Buying there will also give you access to special content and extras provided by GOG and their games work flawlessly with DXX-Rebirth!
Just click on the image below and create yourself an account.
And the best is: If you register your account over the image link above (or any other GOG-link on this website) and buy yourself a nice game, you will at the same time support DXX-Rebirth as well! No extra costs for you!
Do GOG packages work on Linux as well? Well the GOG packages are using Windows installers. However they can be used via WINE. Linux Game Cast has provided a Video tutorial on how you can install the GOG game content and use it with DXX-Rebirth. You can find the tutorial video in your Video page or on the Linux Game Cast site (with more detailed information).
Descent 1 and 2 are awesome games. And I know many will agree with me. But if you are new to the experience, you might want to try before buying.
No problem! Here you can download the Descent Shareware content as well as the Descent 2 Interactive Demo content files as well.
[DOWNLOAD] “Descent – PC Shareware” game content
[DOWNLOAD] “Descent – Mac Demo” game content (NOTE: If you want to use this content on a non-Mac OS build of D1X-Rebirth, you will need the “Missing Sounds from Macintosh Game Content”-Addon)
[DOWNLOAD] “Descent 2 – PC Interactive Demo” game content
Note: These packages only contain the actual game content, which will work with D1X-Rebirth and D2X-Rebirth. However they do not contain the original engine (EXE-files) so it cannot be used as a standalone product.
These packages can also be used for distribution of DXX-Rebirth on game compilations or Linux distributions. Feel free to use them but if it’s not to much to ask, let me know, will ya?