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That D3 multiplayer level with different colored mass drivers?
« on: January 29, 2018, 03:42:24 PM »
I'm investigating something for this Reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/descent/comments/7tvg0l/for_descent3_what_sdk_was_used_for_robot_ai_or/

Many years ago in the early 2000s, I remember that someone made a multiplayer level where you would shoot a different colored mass driver depending on what team you were on. If I recall, you cannot actually edit the color of mass drivers through the table files, and someone had to actually had to contact the devs of D3 (like Outrage) for help - I believe they were provided with a DLL which was loaded by the game to do this.

Does anyone remember the name of this level/mod by chance and have a link to download it? I'd browse the files, but the file browser is disabled at the moment.

Thanks!

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Re: That D3 multiplayer level with different colored mass drivers?
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2018, 04:13:33 PM »
I don't remember that level, or any mod that did that.

However, I've turned the file section back on but it's still broken. If you try to download a file it will seem like it's working but you get a file of zero bytes. Post up what file(s) you want and I'll get it or them to you.
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Re: That D3 multiplayer level with different colored mass drivers?
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2018, 05:31:07 PM »
I don't remember that level, or any mod that did that.

However, I've turned the file section back on but it's still broken. If you try to download a file it will seem like it's working but you get a file of zero bytes. Post up what file(s) you want and I'll get it or them to you.

Yeah, not seeing anything at all like that on here - there are only a few levels on the file browser here though, and it was slightly obscure. I might have it on a really, really old CD somewhere, but no idea.

The Descent network Planetdescent had a ton of levels, I wonder what happened to all of those (not like I would manage to track it down on a giant list anyway...)

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Re: That D3 multiplayer level with different colored mass drivers?
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2018, 08:56:37 PM »
Have you tried at the Descent Mission Database?: http://www.enspiar.com/dmdb/
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Re: That D3 multiplayer level with different colored mass drivers?
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2018, 09:06:54 PM »
Have you tried at the Descent Mission Database?: http://www.enspiar.com/dmdb/


No, I haven't, wasn't even aware this existed. Thank you! I'll look around here.

To be honest, I'm a bit confused and am just bumbling around trying to figure out what websites are left. DBB.net is still up (surprisingly,) but everything else seems long gone.

I think I know why the download module is disabled... I clicked it a few minutes ago and it acted like the whole website crashed.

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Re: That D3 multiplayer level with different colored mass drivers?
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2018, 08:51:30 PM »
Try talking to the folks at Revival Productions.  Many of the people who originally built D3 are on that team and they're pretty open about answering questions, if not always prompt. :D
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Re: That D3 multiplayer level with different colored mass drivers?
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 03:57:58 PM »
Didn't Team-Instareap have that?

Edit: https://sectorgame.com/d3/downloads/files/team-instareap.zip

Haven't checked (using Linux atm) but you could see if that has colored MD.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2018, 04:00:02 PM by Hunter »
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