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Descent features 30 levels, three of which are secret levels. Each level is based in a mine located in various locations in the solar system. The player moves on through twenty mines in an outward pattern from Earth: Mars, Io, Europa, Ganymede, Titan, Hyperion, Tethys, Miranda, Oberon, Triton, Nereid, Pluto, and the final level and boss fight on Charon.

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Descent 1&2 Released on Desura

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Descent 1 & 2

Descent 1&2 Released on Desura

Clear out the mines by destroying all virus infected robots.

Sep 11, 2012 Descent 1 & 2
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AshtarSheran
AshtarSheran Aug 29 2014, 1:58am said:

Game won't run on Elementary OS Luna 64-bit. To run it I had to install libsdl-net1.2 and edit file dosbox.conf, changing 'core=auto' to 'core=normal'. Even then I had an issue running it from Desura client until I've added this line
cd /home/[user]/.desura/common/descent-1-2/descent
into descent1.sh file.

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campadrenalin
campadrenalin Jun 5 2014, 1:56am said:

Issue under Ubuntu 14.04: ./dosbox-64: No such file or directory

You can get around this by going to the actual desura/common/descent-1-2/descent directory and running descent1.sh (and I imagine making the sequel work is just a simple variant of that). Even so, it seems to be working for most people out of the box, so it makes me wonder why it took special treatment on my machine.

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blackout369
blackout369 Feb 10 2013, 3:17pm said:

If you want to get this working with the T.Flight Hotas X, open the archive with winzip and edit dosboxDescent.conf in the Descent folder (and dosboxDescent2.conf in the Descent 2 folder) and change the line that says:
joysticktype=auto
to:
joysticktype=ch
Then select the CH Flightstick Pro in Descent's control options. Not all of the buttons are available on the throttle, but all the joystick buttons are there (including HAT), the throttle axis work, and throttle buttons 5 and 6 can be assigned (the rest wrap). Although frankly, I suggest using the throttle but use the keyboard for weapon switching, and Descent's need for fast-paced forward and reverse works well with a throttle).

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Bormactheblue
Bormactheblue Jan 29 2013, 5:51pm said:

Hello, I'm having an issue with this game.
In that, it runs fine, perfectly fine and playable, but there is no sound or music. I've gone over all my settings and, it should definetely have sound but there isn't anything there. Is there any way to remedy this problem?

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ozgurilgin
ozgurilgin Sep 28 2012, 2:18am said:

Why do they use DosBOX? Game works damn fine in DXX-Rebirth with high resolution and some modern control options(mouse+keyboard).

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roccorc
roccorc Feb 14 2013, 5:39pm replied:

I have to agree using DXX-rebirth puts descent 1&2 in new levels. I recommend if you want to see the true beauty this game has to offer. Fans and new comers will enjoy this game even if its a oldy, but serves up Awesome goodies!!!

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lordkgd
lordkgd Sep 24 2012, 4:59am said:

running on debian 6; got the problem below, when i try to load the game with term;(nothing launch with desura)

./dosbox-32: /usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6: version `GLIBCXX_3.4.15' not found (required by ./dosbox-32)

happy penguin.
desura dev , stay on windows plz!

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Protektor
Protektor Sep 25 2012, 11:03pm replied: Online

Your version of glibc isn't new enough. You need at least version 3.4.15.

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mrpizzadude
mrpizzadude Sep 23 2012, 2:16pm said:

Can anyone else confirm if this works on Ubuntu 12.04 or not?

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Protektor
Protektor Sep 25 2012, 11:13pm replied: Online

I can say it runs on Ubuntu 12.04 without an issues.

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