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Mess Hall / Re: Descent 3 - FOV
« Last post by Hunter on July 22, 2019, 06:09:26 AM »
You can use command lines such as these to get widescreen resolutions, but the FOV is unchanged.

-launched -width 1920 -height 1080 -aspect 1.78 -usesmoothing -nomultitexture -himem -hividmem -subpixelcorrect -nocompress -nointro -nooutragelogo -nosparkles -nomotionblur -z32bit -subpixelcorrect -noflicker -framecap 60

These are recorded using those settings:

Error 404 (Not Found)!!1


D3 looks better with native glide using Voodoo cards (reflective surfaces, better terrain rendering, less glitches, better mapping), but the glide wrapper pales in comparison so I just use OpenGL.
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Mess Hall / Re: Descent 3 - FOV
« Last post by Scyphi on July 22, 2019, 05:17:50 AM »
There's none that I'm aware of. Doing some digging around the internet on the subject, the impression I'm getting is that D3 has no built-in support for it, and isn't likely to get any anytime soon outside of official avenues, and seeing the game hasn't had an official update since 2001, well...  :-\

From the comments I'm seeing, some from which I know are players that know way more about D3's inner workings than I do, it would appear such a mod can't be done without access to D3's source code, which to date hasn't been released to the public (and there's no guarantees that it will be anytime soon).

Max you can apparently do is 1600x1200, which when the game released, was pretty impressive for '99. I'm seeing hints that there might be various ways to milk 4K out of D3 with the use of third-party apps, but there is still apparently a loss of FOV at the same time, so I don't know if it'd be worth it.

I might be able to find more info with more digging than I can spare the time for at the moment, but it's certainly looking like I wouldn't hold my breath on it. Sorry.  :(
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Mess Hall / Descent 3 - FOV
« Last post by Snyper on July 21, 2019, 11:07:13 AM »
Is anyone aware of any mods out there to adjust the field of view in Descent 3, to match up better with wide and ultra wide monitors?
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Mess Hall / Re: Roll call
« Last post by Bettina on July 18, 2019, 05:50:07 AM »
@vanguard... I could not have said it better. After school I would rush home and play my favorite level "Subway Dancer". I can even remember some of the twists and turns and my dad not understanding why I didn't throw up. :)
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Mess Hall / Re: Roll call
« Last post by VANGUARD on June 13, 2019, 07:10:06 PM »
I can never forget about Descent even though I only have a PD traveling mug (from Zazzle).

It truly was my favorite online game, mainly Halcyon and Varicose Veins. There was no other game I played more online and had as much fun playing it. I did some Call of Duty MW3, some Black Ops Zombies, but it wasn't the same as Descent. That was the best. Simply the best!

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Mess Hall / Re: Roll call
« Last post by Kd527 on June 12, 2019, 07:58:49 AM »
I guess I'm still around once in a while. :) I even played some Descent 1 recently.
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Mess Hall / Re: Roll call
« Last post by CrazyEnzo03 on June 06, 2019, 09:28:40 AM »
Didn't know this place still existed but I still do.
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Mess Hall / Re: Roll call
« Last post by Scyphi on June 06, 2019, 05:48:34 AM »
I remember Stickman! I might still have an old copy of one of the "demos" you made of it too, on one of my older computers...I'd have to go digging to find it, though, and no idea if it'd still run, so... :P
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Mess Hall / Re: Roll call
« Last post by Canceler on June 05, 2019, 06:43:44 PM »
present! late, but present...!
wowee this place is still up and running. i've got an itch to see how descent runs on my new T420
the emoticons are all different from 10 years ago though :c  ... i'm still going to make my stickman game some day, i swear on me mum
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Mess Hall / Re: Dscent 2 Redbook Audio
« Last post by Scyphi on June 02, 2019, 05:35:56 AM »
Welcomes! :)
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