Pumo Mines is a project made by Pumo (and friends) to develop a custom Mission/Mod made for the Descent 2 videogame (exclusively for the D2X-XL port). Note it's still a work in progress.
(For more info about the Descent game series, follow this link to Wikipedia: Descent (video game) )
The aim of the project is to offer a high-quality singleplayer campaign with high-resolution graphics, sounds, original high-quality music, custom robots, weapons and much more, with a brand new story that will develop on a new universe with new characters, situations and places.
The mission will be divided in chapters/episodes. Keep scrolling to find complete information about the mission and each of its episodes.
Updates and news about the current progress of Pumo Mines and other projects are available in the Pumo Software Official Blog.
Download links (when available) can be found at the bottom of the page.
!! Pumo Mines v1.1 just released !!
All new info and releases are available on the new Pumo Software website.
Pumo Mines v1.1 got released a few months ago, so all the info and links got updated.
This new release features a full episode and 12 levels as total, and can be downloaded at the new Pumo Software website.
Pumo Mines will be divided by episodes.
There is some progress on the work on many levels from each episode
New global texturing is mostly done, and per-level texturing is finished on levels 1 to 5
After a long hiatus, work on the Pumo Mines project is resumed
The Pumo Mines: Kartsal Motivation OST is remastered and re-published
After making a few monitor textures using the new style, the project enters an indefinite hiatus
Made a general retexturing of first 3 levels using new higher quality textures and effects
Finished new weapon models as well as their behaviour, graphics and powerups.
Finished also lots of new 2D powerup graphics and added all new missile models
Made a huge revamp of textures and general image of the project, as well as some level changes and new weapon alignment and stuff
Level 5 strucuture is completed
Level 4 structure and lighting is completed, at last
Darkflamewolf gives a piece of her Azaran Zodiark dead project to be used as part of Kartsal Motivation
'Pumo Mines : Kartsal Motivation' 3-Level playable demo v1.0 is released!
37 Levels (counting all episodes)
Custom Robots & Weapons
Custom Music & Sounds
Custom Graphics & Textures
Totally new and original story based on a new universe
- FIRST EPISODE -
Mineral Valley is the first episode on the Pumo Mines campaign.
It covers the story origins.
Consists of 8 Levels + 1 Secret Level
THIS EPISODE IS FULLY FEATURED ON v1.1 RELEASE OF PUMO MINES
- SECOND EPISODE -
Kartsal Motivation is the second and main episode on the Pumo Mines campaign.
Consists of 17 Levels + 3 Secret Levels
- THIRD EPISODE -
Muchikuche is the third episode on the Pumo Mines campaign.
It covers what happens 16 years after Kartsal Motivation.
Consists of 7 Levels
(NOTE: All episodes are part of the same campaign and mod, they are NOT separate projects.
You can select your desired episode on the initial hub level. This function is powered by D2X-XL exclusive features.)
Pumo Mines v1.1 features the full Mineral Valley Episode and the first three levels of Kartsal Motivation episode.
The Story (Kartsal Motivation):
"Some months after the Mineral Valley incident, on October 28 of 2004 Technologic Era,
Material Defender Vertex9 is assigned to complete a mission: to rescue Dr. Yiu Shin Pooh, a prominent programmer,
who suddenly disappeared in a misteryous incident on the Cybernetic Menaces Research Lab, and who was about to discover a way to destroy the computer virus that brought PMC (Pumin Mining Corporation) Facilities into total disaster.
As the virus is spreading fast throughout all PMC facilities, and the PMC is being accused of alien murder for the happenings at Uranus incident by the External Communications Union (ECU),
a misteryous attorney known as Kartsal from the ECU is trying to prove PMC's innocence by helping both the corporation and MD Vertex9 to fullfill his mission.
But who is this Kartsal? where did he come from? why he is so interested on proving PMC's innocence?..."
One of the ships you will fly is known as the 'Orbit XC'.This ship is equipped with the latest technology, by the hands of PMC's military dept.
It has a powerful argon fusion reactor and is fast, reliable and very powerful.
Another of your ships will be the 'Magmathor RT4'.
This is an older but sturdy ship that can endure the hazards of the mining environment thanks to its robust shield system and weapon carrying capabilites.
PMC's facilities main work force are its robots. On this mission, you will encounter 30+ robot models throughout, and this is a small glimpse of some of them:
Class 1 Security Droid
Smart Driller Prototype
Class 2 Security Droid
You will also find a lot of new weapons that will help you to make your way through:
Left to right: Pulser, Powered Pulser, Ember, Machinna, Lumina, Stella, Nucleon, PDC (Photon Diruptor Cannon), Pion (Pi Meson), Maser
Left to Right: Concussion Miss., Gemini Miss., DashClaw Miss., Guided Miss., Centinel Bomb, Phantom Mine, Catacomb Miss., Bouncer Miss., Punch Miss., Arachno Missile
And of course, to make your life easier, a lot of useful powerups to help you even more on your mission:
Left to right: Shield, Energy, Cloaking Device, Invulnerability, Double Pulser, Afterburner, Headlight, Energy-Shield Converter
Mineral Valley (Episode One)
"Majha Mining Station"
"Iquaxel Mining Park"
"Sophodo Ditirum Mine"
"Mercury Geothermal Lab."
"Umbriel Mineral Valley"
Kartsal Motivation (Episode Two)
"PMC Data Storage Center"
"PMC Transmission Control Station"
"Cybernetic Menaces Research Laboratory"
"Biohazard Retention Facility"
"Neptune Mining Research Base"
"Yuempum - PMC Head Office"
"Interstellar Border Colony"
"Aquariuma Sera 9 Power Station"
"Sambeidra Extraction Complex"
"PMC Dherman Colony"
- You can check more Pumo Mines music at official 'R.a.M. Land' Website
or directly at the 'Pumo Mines : Kartsal Motivation Original Soundtrack' at Bandcamp (free download)
You can also find the latest info and new releases of Pumo Mines in the all new Pumo Software official website
'Pumo Mines' Version 1.1 (2021 - Latest Version featuring 12 levels)
[Several mirrors available at the new Pumo Software website]
'Pumo Mines : Kartsal Motivation' - 3 Level Demo - Version 1.0 (2010 - OUTDATED!)
[Mirror 1 - Mediafire]
!Remember to read the included Manual before playing!
You will need WinRAR in order to extract the files on the archive.
Requirements: D2X-XL (latest version), Descent 2 Full version patched to v1.2
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