D2X-XL 1.17.83

An OpenGL port and modification of the original Descent 1 and Descent 2 shooters that enables you to play the games on modern hardware
D2X-XL is a game mod for Descent 2 and Descent 1 that makes it easy for you to play the two popular games on your Mac.

Helps you bring the popular Descent shooter to your Mac

The great thing about D2X-XL is that you can bring the well-known games back to life and enjoy the original gameplay and graphics or activate a series of enhancements designed to deliver a greatly improved appearance.

Descent is a 3D first person shooter game released in 1994 that features six degrees of freedom gameplay, single and multiplayer game mode and an intriguing game plot. Descent takes you through the Solar system, from the Moon to Mercury and to Pluto’s moon, Charon.

Play the original games or enable the numerous enhancements brought by D2X-XL

Thanks to D2X-XL, you can play both Descent 1 and Descent 2 with the help of a single application that uses the appropriate game elements and behavior for each of the titles. Although D2X-XL brings numerous enhancements, you have the option to turn off all extras at any given point and enjoy the original graphics and gameplay.

The numerous improvements provided by D2X-XL enable you to experience an improved single player game mode and take advantage of the expanded multiplayer capabilities.

Quickly and easily install D2X-XL and let it download updated from the web

To install D2X-XL you just have to copy it in your existing Descent installation and let the app create the necessary environment. Additional information about the installation and usage is available in the PDF document available in the D2X-XL DMG.

Between the visual improvements we could mention the added high resolution texture and models, new smoke, lighting, explosions, volumetric glare and glow effects as well as new gun and ship effects.

D2X-XL also deliver HUD improvements related to target and damage indicators, zoom scope, radar dish, weapon and equipment icons. In addition, D2X-XL enables you to play your own songs during the game and replace the original game music with high quality versions of the songs.

If you loved the Descent game series and you want to play the improved versions of the games or just enjoy the old-school graphics, then D2X-XL is the application you need.

Reviewed by on September 10th, 2014


last updated on:
September 10th, 2014, 10:35 GMT
file size:
3.9 MB
price:
FREE!
developed by:
Dietfrid Mali
license type:
GPL 
operating system(s):
Mac OS X 10.7 or later
binary format:
Intel only
category:
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What's New in This Release:
  • Added Oculus Rift (1) support
  • Added a side by side rendering mode for stereo TVs
  • Fixed and improved networking (multiplayer functionality)
  • Added an observer mode for multiplayer games
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Application description

D2X-XL is a OpenGL version of the Descent, the vintage 6dof (6 degrees of freedom) shooter game.To install D2X-XL on y...

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