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Descent 1 and 2 Interplay level contests collection


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GOG.com forum thread: https://www.gog.com/forum/descent_series/bunch_of_descent_12_levels_from_two_interplays_1997_contest/page1

Interplay had many map making competitions for Descent, which some players considered to be the game's unofficial 3rd DLC. Although no official compilation has been made, a user (Nilex) on GOG.com has made one of his own with almost all competition entries included.

 

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Info:
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Bunch of Descent 1 & 2 levels I came across on the old archived Interplay websites back from '96/'97. All the levels in this collection were submitted as part of the level design contest so I assumed they are worthy to be included in my own personal collection. And since I am a nice guy you can have them too. All cleaned and neatly sorted out.

Descent 1:  97 levels in "Anniversary Edition Level Design Contest" folder (65 Single and 32 MultiPlayer)
        64 levels in "Mission Building Contest" folder (29 Single and 35 MultiPlayer)

Descent 2:  78 levels in "Level Design Contest" folder (11 SP; 15 mixed; 52 MP);
       164 levels in "Mission Building Contest" folder (61 SP; 103 MP)

Totaling:  403 levels (166 SP; 15 mixed; 222 MP)

More detailed info inside two subfolders. There are also saved offline copies of archived Interplay webpages.


Installation:
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Individual levels consist of two files and they share the same name, only the file extension is different. You will need both files for level to load.

For DOS Descent 1: copy levels to root folder \DESCENT
For DOS Descent 2: copy levels to folder \DESCENT2\MISSIONS

For Rebirth source ports copy levels to \DXX-Rebirth\Missions

Select "New Game" and all the SinglePlayer levels you copied will show in the selection list. Mind that DOS versions have a hardcoded limit of listing first 99 levels, the rest will be cut off.


MultiPlayer:
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MultiPlayer levels will not be shown in the in-game "New Game" list. They are empty of enemies and are designed for MP only. However if you wish you can edit individual MSN/MN2 files using notepad and change type from "anarchy" to "normal". This will enable the levels to be loaded as they were SP if you simply wish to explore them.





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