So apparently DXX-Rebirth isn't true enough to the original Descent, eh?
This is pretty hilarious, to say the least.
D2X-XL: Progressive party
DXX-Rebirth: Conservative party
Retro Mod: Fundamentalists
One comment about this mod in the related forum made me wonder a bit though:
Retro homers: Homing missiles restored to original Descent behavior capped at 30 FPS (25 in D1).
Huh? I am pretty sure homer frame rate was not capped in the original games: The higher your frame rate, the faster the homers turned. I checked this in a very old D2X-W32 code version I still have, which has only very few code changes. Actually this was a disadvantage for players with high frame rates. I know this very very well because I still remember having worked on that to limit homing missile turn rate to 30 or 40 fps (need to look up the exact value I used).
Another comment instigated my curiosity:
Improved collision detection (consistent close performance, particularly with homers and fast small-blast weapons like gauss)
That sounds interesting if it is true. Can anybody explain the details to me?