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  • #2885
    Obi-Wan KenobiObi-Wan Kenobi
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    Hello everyone πŸ™‚

    After a good friend of one on facebook passed me information of this new Descent, a game series I have been collecting the past 20+ years, I was really surprised!

    Here the original Topic of the Descent/Freespace Collection at Interplay Forums:
    http://www.interplay.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=912&p=85234#p85234

    The reason for me being so surprised is that I have been collecting the original Descent & Freespace game series since October 24, 1994 and seeing a Descent 4 like idea pop up even beinga prequel, well I am willing to support his project as well and I really really hope you lot will succeed.

    So here my story and my Descent/Freespace colelction, something msot of the Descent & Freespace community people know about, I just want to give you lot my insights of the ebst game ever created by mankind.
    After some years of collecting and being a Pyro Jockey for over 20 years all way back since it all began on October 21, 1994 when the first Descent Demo rolled out I was hooked immediately, and since then I waited for every part of the series to arrive but never thought about this collecting feeling which I started about 2 years ago and now it has turned into a Descent obsession some call it Obi’s Descent Archive and others a museum heh.

    Anyways name it what you all like here’s some new pics and I want to thank alot of you for helping get a few of these rare wanna haves.
    Today I gave each album a new sub section so here’s the collection 105 parts as I have counted them all yesterday after adding a Descent mission disc and a Spacetec IMC Cooperation Spaceorb 360 game controller .

    As I registered to this forum a few days ago i thought I’d add a topic of the World’s Largest Descent / Freespace Collection, the one I have collected and gathered the past 20+ years 😎
    What I did is divide it all in to sub groups, all the Product names speak for themselves, click it and you enter the sub gallery of that item .

    Descent Series

    Descent 2 Series

    Descent 3 Series

    Descent Combo Packs

    Descent Linux Series

    Descent Macintosh series

    Descent Playstation Series

    Descent Books

    Descent Mini Posters

    Descent Mouse Pads

    Descent Misc Items:

    Descent Freespace Series

    Descent Freespace 2 Series

    Descent Freespace Combo Packs

    Descent Freespace Books

    On October 21, 2010 this lovely set arrived from MasternX, a guy that has a contact with one of the cleaners that worked @ Interplay HQ back in 2003 to 2004, when it was being cleared after it shut down xD

    So here’s the parts in a one shot:

    That frame hung in the Interplay HQ Office hallways, them CD-R’s are host software of Descent 1 and 2, the one with the scratches is the Descent 1 Alpha disc, this is where it all began before it was going final, the one from 1996 is the host disk for Descent Anniversary Edition me thinks hence the date of the disk, unless some Interplay Employee’s can help me out here!

    This came to me all thanks to MasternX from this website:
    http://forums.my-collections.eu/

    This is probably one of the most rarest of all items I was given as a gift, after helping a friend Acquire a rare 3dfx Voodoo5 6000 AGP 128MB Rev.A2 2600 [Week 26 Year 2000] from an ex-3dfx engineer for a good deal, my 3dfx report can be read here @ EVGA Graphics to see my3dfx background, just for the ones that are questioned about this xD
    http://forums.evga.com/3dfx-Voodoo5-6000-5000-World-Owner-Lists-Reseach-What-I-did-for-the-3dfx-communities-m2185131.aspx#2185131

    Here a Pre-Production Sample of Descent3: Mercenary USA! This is the Pre-Release version which is Factory Sealed in the original factory cellophane + NOT FOR RESALE Decal under the seal on the box! A very rare sight :mrgreen:

    Click to Enter!

    Great and many thanks to a good friend of mine from Minnesota, USA he goes by the nick name of “rottentreats” he’s from the 3dfx forums Falconfly.de
    This is certainly a gift of many words 😎

    Here all the four variants of Descent I and II The Definitive Collection all are Factory Sealed in their original cellophane! These items are from 1998, so it’s been like this for the past 16 years… πŸ˜€

    All four variants top view
    Top left is EUR version without D3 Demo
    Top right is USA Version with D3 Demo
    Bottom left is Big Box USA version with D3Demo
    Bottom right is Sleeved USA version without D3 Demo

    All four variants rear view
    Top left is EUR version without D3 Demo
    Top right is USA Version with D3 Demo
    Bottom left is Big Box USA version with D3Demo
    Bottom right is Sleeved USA version without D3 Demo

    Descent Freespace Battle Pack EUR & USA top

    Descent Freespace Battle Pack EUR & USA rear

    Holder Of The World’s Largest Descent / Freespace Collection:
    https://playoverload.com/forums/topic/hello-there-here-a-descent-collectors-intro-8/

    #2891
    Obi-Wan KenobiObi-Wan Kenobi
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    Topics: 4
    Replies: 25

    And here the entire Collection 96 of 102 items, my floor was not large enough xDDD πŸ˜†
    Even though I have 105 items hence the odd D1 Game expansion disc and the Spaceorb 360, these pics were made a while back, back on March 16, 2013 to be exact 😎
    But it will give you an exact idea on how large this collection is if all in one space :ugeek:
    New pics will be made again sometime when I get an other odd 20 new items or so :mrgreen:

    Top lot:

    Centre lot:

    Bottom lot:

    Entire Lot:

    The other items I forgot to take new pics of were these:

    Self made Descent based Mouse pads:

    Descent 2 Promo Mousepad, a Gift from D2X-XL Moderator Frustikus

    Descent 2 & Freespace 2 Case Mod:

    PyroGX from Descent 2 Release painted in 1996:

    Hercules MK III, Vesudan Dreadnaught & Shivan Carrier from Freespace2 Painted in 1999:

    Descent IV: Invasion RTF file of Floppy Disk:

    Here’s a video I made of that massive collection today after recounting it all πŸ™‚

    The latest added items are the following:

    Item 103
    This ultra rare 1998 Descent: Freespace: The Great War Interplay Developer’s T-Shirt
    Front:

    Rear:

    Item 104:
    JukeBox Collection for Descent French D1 Mission Disc

    Pic is from the seller, I will make a better documented photography of this odd item.

    Item 105:
    And the infamous Spacetec IMC Cooperation Spaceorb360 Game Controller! xDDD

    Force n Torque Sensitivity
    Patented SENSITIVE FORCE n TORQUE technology built into the SpaceOrbβ„’ 360 PowerSensor ball senses up all the pushes, pulls and twists that you apply among the axes and translates them into fluid and smooth movement in your game – with over 1,000 levels of speed!

    Pretend its Your Head
    Think of the PowerSensor as your head, and move the head in the way you want to move on-screen. To move forward, just push with your thumb on the back of the ball (or head), and youll move down the hallway. To move backward, pull from the front of the ball, and you’ll go back. To look left or right or spin, twist the ball from side to side and youll look or spin on screen.

    This Interesting controller was especially designed for any 6DoF based game, the Descent and Forsaken series were famous of this 6DoF technique being used.

    Powerful Digital Interface
    Adding a true DIGITAL interface through a powerful serial port and how fast and how slow you move in your game depends on how much force you use on the PowerSensor ball. To move forward slowly, lightly push the ball forward. To move faster, increase the pressure until you reach top speed. The SpaceOrb is a 10-bit device allowing for over 1,000 levels of speed. With the Customizer, you can fine tune axis sensitivity exactly to your needs. You can even adjust the sensitivity of EACH AXIS with our new GameMaster software.

    The Spacetec Space orb 360 is a real worthy item for the World’s Largest Descent / Freespace collection, this way it will keep on growing and hereby I also increase our nice descent / Freespace Reference.

    Item 106:
    A good friend from the Sol Contingency Community made the 3D Printed model of the infamous Pyro-GX Starfighter, this wonderful piece was sent to me to respect the collection and archive I have been maintaining all those years:

    Rear angled right view:

    Facial view:

    Rear view:

    Belly view:

    Here a pic I made to give you an idea of it’s size, as I have compared it with Descent 2 EUR and the CD Case πŸ™‚

    Anyways that is about it from my part alongside Descent & Freespace collecting I build Mult core Dual CPU based server/workstation system, I am 2CPU Hardware Moderator @ 2CPU.com as Gold Leader.
    http://forums.2cpu.com/

    If any help is of need to build the ultimate server feel free to join or ask me in person I will do my best to help you on such things as well πŸ™‚
    Also I help 411OverKill.com:
    http://www.411overkill.com/viewtopic.php?f=92&t=8455

    EVGA Graphics with certain PC Renovation projects, VGA card Maintenance guide and also creator and maker of the EVGA MODS RIGS +1 list for Chrome M Dragon and the EVGA Community it’s self πŸ™‚
    http://forums.evga.com/tm.aspx?m=1277006&mpage=30#1588237

    Before my Descent life i used to Beta test 3dfx Voodoo5 5000 & 6000 Class Engineering Samples for the 3dfx community I wrote a report of that which you can see here:
    http://forums.evga.com/FindPost/2185131

    Anyways II can go on, but I think I will keep it to this for now and I really look forward how this project will unfold.

    My favorite of all time is Dimensions for Descent Factory Sealed which is extremely rare it also has the original price tag on the box, even being this was a map disk of 75 D1 maps made by D1 fans across the world , there is also Levels of The World but that is something more common that this beauty.

    Descent2 EUR

    Descent II The Infinite Abyss

    The Descent Macplay series are very cool too:

    The Three different D3 USA’s Mac/ PC / Linux

    There are just so many I love, it’s often hard to really choose just one ^_^

    Item 108:
    Also I backed Descent Underground with a sweet 250 USD Pledge as Backer #3144! πŸ™‚

    Well here’s the latest addition Item 109

    Descent II: The Infinite Edition USA 1997 Factory Sealed! Still new in Cellophane Shrink Wrap!

    Top:

    Rear:

    Side a:

    Side b:

    And where it is stored πŸ™‚

    Meet Item No: 110!

    Spacetec SpaceOrb 360 Mint in Box:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Space-orb-360-reallife-3d-game-controller-joystick-vintage-/231836888101?hash=item35fa8e2c25:g:g0YAAOSwFMZWtQlT

    And the drivers & manual are steal sealed πŸ™‚

    Major thanks got to PyroJockey for finding me this ultra rare item πŸ™‚

    Item 111 πŸ™‚
    Overload by Revival Productions !

    I pledged 50USD via Drakona with PayPal and she credit carded the money to their Kick Starter page πŸ™‚
    And hey that works too right πŸ™‚

    Holder Of The World’s Largest Descent / Freespace Collection:
    https://playoverload.com/forums/topic/hello-there-here-a-descent-collectors-intro-8/

    #2899
    tueidj
    Participant
    Topics: 1
    Replies: 64

    Quite the unfortunate username contraction you’ve got there.

    #2902
    Obi-Wan KenobiObi-Wan Kenobi
    Participant
    Topics: 4
    Replies: 25

    Quite the unfortunate username contraction you’ve got there.

    Err… not the reply I was expecting? 😐

    Holder Of The World’s Largest Descent / Freespace Collection:
    https://playoverload.com/forums/topic/hello-there-here-a-descent-collectors-intro-8/

    #2912
    PumoPumo
    Participant
    Topics: 4
    Replies: 27

    Hey Obi! πŸ˜€
    This topic is a MUST in every Descent-related forum to make it complete.

    Behold ladies and gentlemen, the greatest Descent collector you’ll ever known!
    As always, it’s an honor to have you here. πŸ™‚

    http://pumosoft.3d-get.de – Pumo Software official Website
    – Pumo Mines progress: 60%

    #2914
    Obi-Wan KenobiObi-Wan Kenobi
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    Topics: 4
    Replies: 25

    Hey Obi! πŸ˜€
    This topic is a MUST in every Descent-related forum to make it complete.

    Behold ladies and gentlemen, the greatest Descent collector you’ll ever known!
    As always, it’s an honor to have you here. :)

    Yaaaaaasss thankies Pumo xDDD πŸ˜€ Having you here is a must tooz doh xD

    HUUUUGZ Happy to see ya here too bud, Overload is my newest item xDDDD This si so full of Le FABS xDD
    The FAB like the OVERLOAD it’s all REAL <3

    Holder Of The World’s Largest Descent / Freespace Collection:
    https://playoverload.com/forums/topic/hello-there-here-a-descent-collectors-intro-8/

    #2950
    homeyduh
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 8
    Replies: 67

    So at $50, you won’t be getting the boxed backer edition :/

    #2965
    Obi-Wan KenobiObi-Wan Kenobi
    Participant
    Topics: 4
    Replies: 25

    Sadly not man I am 100% Disabled and I have other priorities as I bought an EPoX EP-8K3A+ for my 3dfx Voodoo5 6000 System project this motherboard even out rares Overload it’s not made anymore and I could buy one off a friend from Voodooalert.de and as always 3dfx is always the number one priority for me over any type of game, I am a retro gamer for the most of things, so as that goes I have to make choices.

    Ah well It’s no big deal I have all the originals classics even the original; host disks of the originals as well 90% of my collection is so rare no one has ever achieved anyways, I am happy on what I have gained since October 24, 1994 for that part, no need to be ashamed πŸ˜‰

    I can always try obtaining the box of Overload & Descent Underground via friends or ebay or other methods, as a collector I have tactics on approaching people for items,it’s no big deal for me bud, my collection proves that enough already, it is after all the largest known in the world and having achieved that there cant be nothing more wonderful than that, my goal is reached as this collection goes and sharing it with other Descent fans communities, I would want nothing more this is our archive of everything that was made from beginning to this very day and onwards too.

    Together we are keeping the Descent games alive, all what we need now is for Freespace to get some more love too, a Freespace 3 would be very interesting.

    Holder Of The World’s Largest Descent / Freespace Collection:
    https://playoverload.com/forums/topic/hello-there-here-a-descent-collectors-intro-8/

    #2974
    dr-phibes
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 0
    Replies: 2

    No 56K warning this time around?

    #2977
    noamloopnoamloop
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 0
    Replies: 4

    Always refreshing to see true dedication πŸ™‚

    #2978
    D2DiscipleD2Disciple
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 18
    Replies: 81

    I see this same post in every Descent-related forum across the ‘net…

    … And I thoroughly enjoy perusing and reading it every time. As always, a real pleasure, Obi Wan πŸ™‚

    #2986
    Obi-Wan KenobiObi-Wan Kenobi
    Participant
    Topics: 4
    Replies: 25

    No 56K warning this time around?

    Not really needed it’s 2016 not 1994 man, ya know? Where i live everyone has high speed connections, pics load within seconds πŸ™‚ Even the slowest connection is 20 times as fast as a 56K6 Modem, so nah it’s fine for what it is.

    Always refreshing to see true dedication :)

    Many thanks bud, always happy to give every Descent & Freespace fan a trip down Memory Lane πŸ™‚

    I see this same post in every Descent-related forum across the β€˜net…

    … And I thoroughly enjoy perusing and reading it every time. As always, a real pleasure, Obi Wan :)

    Anytime bud I only did this because I was asked by the devs of Overload to do this so I did this for their community as well πŸ™‚

    The Forum code is somewhat different here but it’s alright for what it is now πŸ™‚

    Holder Of The World’s Largest Descent / Freespace Collection:
    https://playoverload.com/forums/topic/hello-there-here-a-descent-collectors-intro-8/

    #2995
    Xeme
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 3
    Replies: 48

    OMG, that’s amazing… I am not sure what to say. I have not clicked through all the links yet though.

    #3006
    Hunter
    Kickstarter Backer
    Topics: 6
    Replies: 69

    Obi has christened the forum! πŸ˜‰ And Dr Phibes is posting from the past! Wow, what a thread. πŸ˜‰

    #3037
    Obi-Wan KenobiObi-Wan Kenobi
    Participant
    Topics: 4
    Replies: 25

    OMG, that’s amazing… I am not sure what to say. I have not clicked through all the links yet though.

    Many thanks there man take your time it’s alot of stuff that I have been collecting since October 24, 1994 πŸ™‚
    But I’m not gonna stop xD Still on the verge to find more πŸ˜€

    Obi has christened the forum! πŸ˜‰ And Dr Phibes is posting from the past! Wow, what a thread. πŸ˜‰

    Many thanks Hunter πŸ™‚ Well I am non religious myself I don’t think I get the phrase, due to my dyslexia and Autism but I guess it does mean good πŸ™‚
    When the Space Orb 360 has arrived I will make better detailed photo’s of it but also the back of the box and such, acquiring a boxed Space Orb 360 was one of my primary goals, the last time I seen one was way back in 2007 on ebay it went for an idiotic 349 Euro which is roughly 389.13 USD I used http://www.xe.com to convert to USD πŸ™‚
    And I wanted it badly but not for that amount :X So this Space Orb 360 PyroJockey found me was the ultimate solution and that for 2016, it’s actually a remarkable find too πŸ™‚

    Here a new pic I made of my Pyro-GX model compared to my Incom T-70 Advanced X-Wing Starfighter from Poe Dameron πŸ™‚

    Here compared to my Incom T-70 & Descent II: The Infinite Abyss:

    Here a closeup:

    Holder Of The World’s Largest Descent / Freespace Collection:
    https://playoverload.com/forums/topic/hello-there-here-a-descent-collectors-intro-8/

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