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Here you can find some downloadable stuff related to Descent in general.

Most of it is not made by Pumo Software (Me), 

except for a few things that may appear around here every now and then, 

but it's mostly stuff (in fact, some rare stuff !) I've found on the net that might be very useful for all Descent enthusiasts like me. 

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Descent 1 Patches, Ports & Source Code


Patch/Port Title/Name

Description

Author

Descent 1.4a Official Patch **

This official patch will fix some issues on original full version Descent 1.4 game.


Parallax Software

Descent 1.5 Official Patch **

This official patch will fix some issues on original full version Descent 1.4a game.


Parallax Software

D1X 1.42 for Windows

This is the old-school original D1X port for running the game in Windows 32-bit.


Warpcore.org

D1X 1.43 (OpenGL) for Windows

This is the old-school original D1X port for running the game in Windows 32-bit with OpenGL rendering and some filtering options.


Warpcore.org

D1X-Rebirth (Windows, Linux, Mac)

This is a great port that will allow you to play Descent on modern computers. It adds some extra features while preserving the old-school feel and look of the game.


Zico (Christian B.)

D2X-XL (Windows, Linux, Mac)

Another superb port that allows to play Descent 1 & 2 on modern computers and also adds a plethora of gameplay and graphic features that truly makes the game feel up to date. It's the port needed to play any 'Pumo Mines' saga mission pack.


Karx11erx/Diedel (Dietfrid M.)

DScent - Alpha 4.2

This is a pretty nice port that allows you to play Descent on your Nintendo DS Handheld console. It requires a DS Flash Cartridge and of course, the Descent game data.


kayvenm

Descent 1 Original Source Code

The original Descent game program source code directly from Parallax Software.


Parallax Software


Descent 1 (Only) Specific Tools & Utilities


Tool/Utility Title/Name

Description

Author

Miner 1.61 *

This was the original level editor used by Parallax Software to make the original Descent levels, although this version was ported by programmers from 

Warpcore.org.


Parallax Software, Warpcore.org

DesEdit 1.0b

Pretty rare tool from the old days that helps on making some level

structures. It can be considered like an addition/complement/option to both Blocked and Descent Block Builder.

This is a VERY RARE program and too hard to get nowadays.


Jon Hylands

DTX 1.0 **

 

Pretty nifty tool that allows you to extract, edit and/or replace several Descent resources, like textures, sounds, music, etc.

It includes an HOG file manager and MIDI <-> HMP converter.

Stefan Nilsson


* This program may only work on Windows XP 32-bit and below (no support for Vista or above).

** This program will NOT work on 64-bit OS editions.

 Recommended or featured.

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Descent 2 Patches, Ports & Source Code


Patch/Port Title/Name

Description

Author

Descent 2 v1.2 Official Patch **

This official patch will fix some issues and add some features (like custom robot support) to original full version of Descent 2 1.0 game.


Parallax Software

Descent 2 Win95 v1.2 w/ Directx 2.0 Patch **

This official patch will fix some issues and add some features (like custom robot support) to original full version of Descent 2 Win95 game. Note this patch version also adds Vertigo mission support to Descent 2.


Parallax Software

Descent 2 3DFX 1.06b Patch **

This is the latest version available of the unofficial patch to play Descent 2 with 3DFX hardware. It enhances the graphics of the game when using Voodoo video cards.


Andy Hanson

D2X 0.2.5 for Windows

This is the original D2X port from Icculus.org. It allows you to play Descent 2 on Windows 32-bit, but note this is a version with many bugs.


Bradley Bell

D2X-Rebirth (Windows, Linux, Mac)

 

This is a great port that will allow you to play Descent 2 on modern computers. It adds some extra features while preserving the old-school feel and look of the game.


Zico (Christian B.)

D2X-XL (Windows, Linux, Mac)

 

Another superb port that allows to play Descent 1 & 2 on modern computers and also adds a plethora of gameplay and graphic features that truly makes the game feel up to date. It's the port needed to play any 'Pumo Mines' saga mission pack.


Karx11erx/Diedel (Dietfrid M.)

Descent 2 Original Source Code

The original Descent 2 game program source code directly from Parallax Software.


Parallax Software


Descent 1 & 2 Tools & Utilities


Tool/Utility Title/Name

Description

Author

SDLDevil 0.5 for Windows

 

A nice level editor designed to make levels for both Descent 1 & 2.

This one is based on the original 

D.E.V.I.L. (Descent Editor for Vertices, Items and Levels) editor from the '90s, but corrected and ported to work on modern computers with newest Windows versions.


v66r, Achim Stremplat

DLE

 

'Descent Level Editor'.

This is a great level editor that allows you to edit levels for Descent 1, 2, Vertigo and D2X-XL with lots of enhancements and new features.

Based on the old-school 'Descent Mission Builder II', but this time enhanced and designed to run on modern computers.


Karx11erx/Diedel, Bryan Aamot

Descent Mission Builder II Demo

This is the old-school original demo of DMB2. You can download it for reference, as DLE and SDLDevil are way better and not Demo versions.


Bryan Aamot

Devil v2.2lc2 *

This is the latest and best version of the original D.E.V.I.L. level editor

for both Descent 1 & 2.

You can download it just for reference, as DLE and SDLDevil are way better and will run on modern systems.


Achim Stremplat, Lars Christensen

Descent Block Builder 2.1 **

 

A great utility that will allow you to make some very complex corridors to later export them to use on SDLDevil or DLE.


Bryan Aamot, Luke Schneider

Blocked 1.0 Beta

This tool is designed to make rooms and corridors in a very similar way to some 3D modelling tools, to later export them to use on SDLDevil or DLE.


Luke Schneider

BlockMapper

A pretty interesting command-line tool that aids on texture mapping by adjusting texture projection over a complete extended level block (.BLX).


Sirius

DCheck 1.1

This is a Descent 1 & 2 mission checker that will check and report everything it finds about the levels, the music, the custom robots and textures on a mission file.


Peter Prunge

Yahoma 2.0 Beta 5

Nice HOG file editor and manager.

It has some included tools to edit TXB files like D1 exit sequences and Briefings, and an Hexadecimal viewer.


Ben Damm

Hoggle 1.3 **

Another nice and compact HOG file editor and manager. It features quick TXB conversion tools.


Micah J. Lieske

TXB-TXT Tools

This is a pack that includes a couple of command-line utilites to convert TXT <-> TXB text files.


Bryan Aamot

BriefEd 1.02 **

Briefing editor for both

Descent 1 & 2 missions.


Micah J. Lieske

BriefMaker 1.0

 

A rare but pretty cool briefing editor for Descent 1 & 2 missions that includes the option to view the background PCX image while making the briefing as well as the colors and font for the text. Much like a WYSIWYG briefing editor.


C Blaine

MIDI2HMP **

Command-line utility to convert MIDI to HMP music files. Much better than the DTX1/2 converter, as it creates less buggy HMP files.


Dan Wentz

HMP2MID **

Command-line utility to convert HMP music files to .MID files.


Markus Hein

Descent Studio Pre-Release 3

And this is another rarity from the old days.

It was intended to be the total editing suite for Descent packed with

modular editors for everything (Levels, HOG files, TXB, PIG files, etc),

but at the end it never got finished and it's just a small utility that

can open and edit HOG, TXB, and MSN/MN2 mission files.

It's a VERY RARE tool.


Jeff Ferguson

Descent Manager -

LVLVIEW32

This tool is useful to see on different views (including 1st person in-mine view) the levels on a mission file.

It can also export a level 3D structure to DXF format.

Works for both Descent 1 and Descent 2 missions.


HH-Software Images & Descent Network


Descent 2 (Only) Specific Tools & Utilities


Tool/Utility Title/Name

Description

Author

Descent Manager -

Robot Construction Kit

 

The original and full-fledged 'Robot Construction Kit' for Descent 2.

It includes Polytron32, Haxmedit, Haxmedit32 & Polview32.

Those are the tools needed to edit and/or create 3D Models, HAM, HXM & V-HAM files for the game.


HH-Software Images & Descent Network

Descent Manager -

PLREDIT32

Tool to view lifetime rankings and edit taunt macros on Pilot profile files.


HH-Software Images & Descent Network

Descent Manager -

DLLPAK32 v1.1 Beta 05

Required DLL files for Descent Manager programs to work.


HH-Software Images & Descent Network, Microsoft

Descent Manager -

DLLPAK32 v2.0 Beta 03

Required DLL files for Descent Manager programs to work.


HH-Software Images & Descent Network, Microsoft

RbotEdit 1.3

Excellent tool to view and edit or create robots on HXM files.

It can import models and edit all properties of robots including gunpoints.


Garry Knudson

HXMEdit 1.1 *

Small utility to quickly edit/create robot property entries on HXM files.


John M. Aldrich

COB2PM 0.73

Command-line tool that allows you to convert Caligari Truespace 3 COB 3D models to Descent Manager POL format.


Garry Knudson

PMView 2.7

A tool to view all 3D Models in HAM or HXM files.


Garry Knudson

GXEdit **

Small and quick utility to edit player's ship physic properties.


Micah J. Lieske

DTX 2 1.02 **

 

Pretty nifty tool that allows you to extract, edit and/or replace several Descent 2 resources, like textures, sounds, music, etc.

It includes an HOG file manager and MIDI <-> HMP converter, and the best part, a great POG file editor to customize all game textures.


Stefan Nilsson

256ED 1.1

This tool allows you to edit 

Descent 2 palette colors, as well as to assign palette shading tables.

It supports importing/exporting palettes in .PAL format.


Anthony Galica

Packafield 0.5

Interesting tool that can open lots of game pack formats.

Regarding Descent 2, it can open HOG, S11, S22 and MVL files.


Peter Prunge

COMCTL OCX Control

16-Bit & 32-bit

Some Descent Manager programs may require this OCX control.


Microsoft


* This program may only work on Windows XP 32-bit and below (no support for Vista or above).

** This program will NOT work on 64-bit OS editions.

 Recommended or featured.

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Descent 3 Tools


Tool/Utility Title/Name

Description

Author

D3EditAV41-Build75

 

D3Edit, The official Descent 3 Level Editor. In its latest version has lots of features and is easier to use than before.


Chris M. Ledwith, Outrage Entertainment, Nirvana, Otherone, Atan

2ORF 0.9

This small tool can convert ASE, DXF and STL files to ORF room format.


Magus (Markus Pinl)

DXF2ORF

DXF to ORF file format converter.


Chris "Cougar" Olson

ORFTOOL

Command-line converter tool to convert Milkshape files to ORF format.


Descenterace

OOF Editor 1.518

 

A pretty neat and complete editor of OOF models/objects.

It allows you to edit all OOF properties, including those exclusive to robots, doors, turrets, static objects, as well as gunpoints and model animations. It also imports ORF files to convert them to OOF format.


SuperSheep (Robert Piontek)

alOOF 0.8

Another interesting utility to edit OOF models.

It can also show animations and you can edit some properties and import ORF files.


Alan deLespinasse

3DSGen 1.0

 

Companion utility for 3DS MAX and OOF Editor.

It's a small pack that includes a command-line tool to convert 3DS files to OOF format and also includes a 3DS MAX Plugin (MAX OOF Utility) that helps on texturing and tweaking a 3DS model for use on Descent 3.


SuperSheep (Robert Piontek)

OOF to 3DS 1.0

Command-line utility to convert OOF files to 3DS format.


Tycoon

P3D 3DSMax 3 OOF Utilities

A set of a command-line tools and a 3DS MAX Plugin to export your models to P3D and later to convert P3D to OOF. This an official tool made by Outrage Entertainment.


Outrage Entertainment

D3-Tool 0.17

 

Great tool to import, export and view OOF files.


This VERY RARE version (0.17) includes the option to import Descent 2 POL model files to convert them to Descent 3 OOF/ORF format.

It can also import Caligari COB/SCN and ORF files, as well as export an OOF file to ORF format.


Garry Knudson

D3-View 0.10

Small utility to view OOF models.


Garry Knudson

D3 Image Tool 

 

Great tool to edit and create OGF and OAF image files, like all the texture files used on Descent 3.

It also features the option to convert OGF/OAF to TGA files and vice versa.


SuperSheep (Robert Piontek)

PR's OAF Editor

A tool that allows you edit frames in OAF files.


Peter Prunge

Animake Beta 0.201

Another tool that allows you to edit OAF files.


DCrazy

HOG2 Workshop 1.0

Nice and straightforward tool to manage Descent 3 HOG and MN3 files.


Dark Knight

D3 Quick-Test 2.1

This tool let's you create and launch a quick MN3 file for testing your level/mission works almost instantly.


Anthony Galica

Descent Manager -

BRIEFS32

Briefing editor for Descent 3.



HH-Software Images & Descent Network

Unstrung

Utility that let's you edit String files in Descent 3, like some of the messages you see on the HUD, etc.


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GamTool 0.611


Game table editor.

Pretty simple but VERY useful for making MODs.


Alan deLespinasse

Descent 3 Control Panel 1.02

Another game table editor, more graphical than GamTool.


Dark Knight

Music Tester

The official Music Tester program from Outrage Ent., that let's you create OMF music files and convert audio to OSF format.


Outrage Entertainment

OSFPlay

Small utility to play OSF files. Requires Music Tester.


Lex

D3 Scripting Tools

A pack of required tools and simple instructions to start scripting levels for Descent 3.

Includes the D3 SDK 1.4 and EGCS 1.1.2 Compiler tool for Windows 32-bit.


Various Authors


* This program may only work on Windows XP 32-bit and below (no support for Vista or above).

** This program will NOT work on 64-bit OS editions.

 Recommended or featured.


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