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  • #11896
    Thermoluminescence
    Thermoluminescence
    Kickstarter Backer
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    During the 24 hour kickstater it was mentioned an update was coming for Descent 3 that would allow it to run on modern PCs without so many issues. Possibility it was mostly an update to stability and maybe controller support, not sure.

    But it was exciting news.

    Making this thread as a friendly reminder/request for an update on this when the time is appropriate. Overload itself is obviously priority, I just hope this concept to update Descent 3 is still in the woodwork. Thanks!

    Art is a lie that makes us realize truth.

    #12166
    defconx
    defconx
    Kickstarter Backer
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    Oh my gosh, yea. Would be neat.

    #12170
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    Hunter
    Kickstarter Backer
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    I sent an e-mail about this but haven’t received a response yet.
    There is actually a couple of patches already available which improve the game, for example the 1.4 32-bit patch (custom built) which allows you to run the game without texture obliteration. It’s an absolute godsend on newer systems with GPU’s that don’t support those old textures.

    The thing that most interests me is getting D3 running in a window without having to mess up your desktop programs…That would save a lot of hassle 🙂

    #13296
    Zeether
    Zeether
    Participant
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    I’d love to see the update happen. The game does take a bit of tweaking on my end to run and it would be nice to have the option to play it without much fuss.

    Too bad with the lack of it on Steam/GOG some people will be locked out of being able to play it with the update…

    #13720
    defconx
    defconx
    Kickstarter Backer
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    Would there be any legal issue with making a D3 update? Is the IP in question?

    #13753
    Zeether
    Zeether
    Participant
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    I don’t think there are, but people who didn’t get the game back when it was on sale on GOG won’t be able to make use of the update since the games were pulled.

    #14118
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    Matt Toschlog
    Overload Team
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    defconx,

    What do you mean by “a D3 update”? As for the IP, I own the copyright for Descent 3 but Interplay owns the trademark. So it really depends on what you might be doing.

    – Matt

    #14127
    Sirius
    Sirius
    Kickstarter Backer
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    Probably the compatibility patch that (if I recall correctly) Jeff Slutter and Kevin Bentley were working on, but I think you mentioned during the SDS interview that they are a little busy at the moment…

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