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Offline Kaiaatzl

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Descent XL: The Cat's-Paw ... mission release thread
« on: July 29, 2021, 04:16:00 PM »
Yup!  A month after two weeks after I said it would be a few days, here it really, actually is!
The final resting place for five of my ten(ish)-year-old levels.
(as it turns out, making briefings was a somewhat larger task than I remembered)

While Parabolicus and Hunter work out some newly-discovered teething troubles on the DXMA site, Hunter was kind enough to let me put the mission up on DescentFiles.  The downside is that instead of taking you to a page with a screenshot and a nice blurb, this link has to be a direct download.

The Cat's-Paw

IMPORTANT
THIS MISSION SET IS ONLY COMPATIBLE WITH THE FINAL RELEASE OF D2X-XL
ANYONE WHO ASKS HOW TO MAKE IT WORK WITH ANY OTHER VERSION OF DESCENT WILL BE MET WITH LETHAL SARCASM


So, in the meantime, here are some screenshots and a nice blurb:

The best of my old D2X-XL solo maps compiled.  The txt file says the oldest of these might be about 10 years old but it's quite possible it goes back much further than that.  I really don't remember well enough to say.

Includes:
five levels, most of them massive
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some custom robot enemies you may have met before
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a few new hi-res textures (both from D3 and from Irontower's packs)
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hi-res weapon graphics from Pumo's "D3-style" pack
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seven music tracks which are a whole lot newer than any of the levels
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a story which takes place concurrently with some other events in the Descent lore
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and of course a whole load of D2X-XL specific visual and gameplay features that few other mission packs have made full use of

Compatible with solo play only because the trigger "scripting" for many of these levels was done at least a decade ago, and I have no idea if there's anything there that could break a co-op game.  It's not like anybody plays co-op with XL anyhow.

See the included catspaw.txt for more specific details.







....nothing mysterious about this media
« Last Edit: July 29, 2021, 04:20:24 PM by Kaiaatzl »

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Re: Descent XL: The Cat's-Paw ... mission release thread
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2021, 05:30:58 PM »
At some time in the hopefully near future, I am going to find the time to download and try this out and then get back to you with my thoughts on it, I promise.  :P
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