Wow. It’s now 10 years since Descent 2 went gold. I remember like yesterday:
Equipped with a level 4 quad laser I stormed our local Toys’R’us, watching every edge for the shining claw of a medium lifter. Then I got it in my hand: the Descent 2 package. It was a great feeling. Just like one year before when Descent was released in february, too. I bought the game in a bundle with “Levels of the World” and it kept my busy for months.
Descent is a cult, a classic, a myth. With the work on DXX-Rebirth I hope to let Descent live on for another 10, 20 or 50 years. Ok it may be unrealistic, but as a Descent fan I can dream, right? 🙂
And with the great responses of all the players out there the lifetime of DXX-Rebirth has been expanded drasticly.
Keep on guys. Enjoy the games as I did when I was a small boy.
Finally v0.40 of DXX-Rebirth has reached the stable phase.
I want to thank all players for their excellent reports. You really helped to move DXX this far.
Main features of this version:
- Custom resolutions
- Scaling menus and movies to game resolution in D2X
- A lot of MIDI fixes and full MIDI support for Linux with AWE and MPU401 compatible cards
- D1X saves resolutions automaticly – no need to set them in INI file or command-line
- … and a lot bug fixes and code-cleanings
For further details see the ChangeLog.
And while you (hopefully) have fun fun with v0.40 I’ve already started with the work on the next release.
Now that Sniper has started some great improvements on DXX-Rebirth I decided to move the Project Blog to the forum.
This way anyone can start her/his own little blog about her/his work. This way other users have the possibility to comment their work and put in new ideas or everything they want.