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Offline Jayman

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Descent 3 movies (Dateiliste)
« on: May 19, 2010, 12:19:13 PM »
I have a win 7 64 bit PC (processor: Pentium(R) dual-core CPU E6300 @ 2.80 GHz 2.80 GHz RAM: 8.00 GB) and I use the
Dateiliste version d3 to play. But when I play the only movie that plays is the dolby ad. and just to be clear I'm not talking about the ones where it show something happening live in the game from a different angle.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2010, 02:27:05 PM by Jayman »

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Re: Descent 3 movies (Dateiliste)
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 12:52:35 PM »
Do you have the files in your \Descent3\Movies folder?

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Re: Descent 3 movies (Dateiliste)
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2010, 01:33:47 PM »
The Descent 3 version from Dateiliste turns the movies off by default because most players don't want them (after having seen them often enough).

Start Descent 3, click on Setup, then the Misc page. Remove the text "-nointro" from the command line switches.

Remember to put that switch back in after you've watches it 100 + times.  ;D

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Re: Descent 3 movies (Dateiliste)
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2010, 04:34:15 PM »
The Descent 3 version from Dateiliste turns the movies off by default because most players don't want them (after having seen them often enough).

Start Descent 3, click on Setup, then the Misc page. Remove the text "-nointro" from the command line switches.

Remember to put that switch back in after you've watches it 100 + times.  ;D

All it says is United States. Oh and I have a new problem the mouse response is choppy but not in the briefings :'(

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Re: Descent 3 movies (Dateiliste)
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2010, 05:31:17 AM »
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Remember to put that switch back in after you've watches it 100 + times.

Or just hit escape. ;)
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Re: Descent 3 movies (Dateiliste)
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2010, 06:18:38 AM »
All it says is United States.

You're not looking in the right place. 

Again: In the D3 Launcher, go to the "Misc" tab, and look in the text field toward the bottom.  There will be a number of options, including "-nointro".  Take that option out.  [If it's not there, you're missing some movie files from your installation.]

 
Oh and I have a new problem the mouse response is choppy but not in the briefings :'(

That means you have an extra Descent3 process still running on your machine.  Go to Task Manager and stop any processes called 'main.exe'.

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Re: Descent 3 movies (Dateiliste)
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2010, 09:50:39 AM »
No, he's looking in the right place. My command line says United States too. I've ever touched it because I have the original Descent and I just use Vortex for my cmd line swithces. His problem must be imbedded somewhere in some file.
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Re: Descent 3 movies (Dateiliste)
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2010, 09:55:52 AM »
Weird.

In any case, there are two things to check to ensure the movies play:

1.  Make sure the movie files are in the \Descent3\Movies folder.
2.  Make sure the "-nointro" command line option is not being used (whereever it happens to be set).

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Re: Descent 3 movies (Dateiliste)
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2010, 10:17:57 AM »
What if you put in "-yesintro"?  :D

Adding some seriousness, what about "-nointro_0"? By puttin a 0 or a 1 after a command, it usually means off and on, respectively.

I think Thomas needs to shed some light as to why it doesn't work if the command isn't there.
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Re: Descent 3 movies (Dateiliste)
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2010, 10:31:18 AM »
All it says is United States. Oh and I have a new problem the mouse response is choppy but not in the briefings :'(
There's a field called "Optional D3 Command Line Switches". That's the one I was talking about. Remove the "-nointro" from there if you want to see the movies.


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Re: Descent 3 movies (Dateiliste)
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2010, 10:39:35 AM »
What if you put in "-yesintro"?  :D

Adding some seriousness, what about "-nointro_0"? By puttin a 0 or a 1 after a command, it usually means off and on, respectively.

I think Thomas needs to shed some light as to why it doesn't work if the command isn't there.
This command line switch is a D3 command line switch (or parameter). Nothing will happen if you make that something else, or the game would refuse to start, I don't know. That depends on the software.

The D3 version from Dateiliste puts the "-nointro" parameter in by default. That's all.  :D Normally, this concerns the dolby intro, not the game movies.

If the movie files don't exist, then something or someone must have deleted them.

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Re: Descent 3 movies (Dateiliste)
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2010, 11:09:35 AM »
Just tested that. I compared the files with the files from the original CDs.

I can confirm that the Descent 3 version from Dateiliste doesn't contain the complete movies for Descent 3: Retribution. It only contains the file for Mercenary. That's a bug.

The next version will fix that.

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Re: Descent 3 movies (Dateiliste)
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2010, 11:20:51 AM »
The next version will fix that.
how do I update.
Oh and the mouse thing doesn't happen all the time why? 
« Last Edit: May 20, 2010, 11:24:26 AM by Jayman »

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Re: Descent 3 movies (Dateiliste)
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2010, 11:54:29 AM »
Excuse my typical ignorance, but what is the "Dateiliste D3 version"?

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Re: Descent 3 movies (Dateiliste)
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2010, 12:58:16 PM »
Just tested that. I compared the files with the files from the original CDs.

I can confirm that the Descent 3 version from Dateiliste doesn't contain the complete movies for Descent 3: Retribution. It only contains the file for Mercenary. That's a bug.

The next version will fix that.


Dang.  That's what I thought.  I finally completed D3 retribution and there was no movie at the end.  Luckily I saved after I beat the end boss (out of habit).

I'm using the Dateiliste version so I don't need my CDs.  Good thing too, because my CD drive stopped working a few months ago.

 

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