D2X-XL or DXX-Rebirth - which is better?

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Re: D2X-XL or DXX-Rebirth - which is better?

Postby karx11erx » Mon Aug 04, 2014 10:29 am

I have posted what I believe are pretty good brief installation instructions for D2X-XL for MS Windows in Steam's Descent area.
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Re: D2X-XL or DXX-Rebirth - which is better?

Postby Alter-Fox » Mon Aug 04, 2014 12:47 pm

/me holds breath to see if people react like reasonable people.
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Re: D2X-XL or DXX-Rebirth - which is better?

Postby pokeman7452 » Tue Aug 05, 2014 8:12 pm

I don't think the 32-bit/64-bit paragraph is necessary in the setup section. I would just say make a shortcut to the 32-bit version and put the 64-bit/multithreading info in configuration or something. You probably don't want people to hit terms and concepts they may not understand right off the bat. I would also bold or in some other way highlight "You are now ready to play Descent using D2X-XL. :-)" if you can.
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Re: D2X-XL or DXX-Rebirth - which is better?

Postby Servomation » Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:53 pm

I actually enjoy and play both. Each fills a particular mode/need in my gaming.

I just wish I could easily share the same HOGs and player profiles with each executable... so I didn't have to maintain two copies of everything, and so I could sync settings between them (in particular, joystick and control setups).
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Re: D2X-XL or DXX-Rebirth - which is better?

Postby Sirius » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:38 am

You can kind of do that by installing Rebirth in a subdirectory and fiddling with the configuration file to point it up to the parent directory for pilot and data files. Not so easy to do with the D1 version for reasons I never figured out, but it worked with D2.

I don't generally tell other people to do that, though, because I don't really want to tech-support it :mrgreen:
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Re: D2X-XL or DXX-Rebirth - which is better?

Postby karx11erx » Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:11 am

Player profiles are incompatible because D2X-XL has a different (easily maintainable and expandable) format and a lot more settings than Rebirth.

D2X-XL also uses a missions folder and optional subfolders thereof for mission file.

You can specify main folders for d2x-xl with various switches.
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Re: D2X-XL or DXX-Rebirth - which is better?

Postby Alter-Fox » Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:49 pm

Was the plr format changed though, or just the plx?
Cuz it seems like plr, being the dos format, is where the control config would be stored.
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Re: D2X-XL or DXX-Rebirth - which is better?

Postby Sirius » Tue Jul 21, 2015 4:10 pm

I don't believe the .plr would be changed, for compatibility with DOS.

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