Descent 1 Support
D2X-XL fully supports playing Descent 1 missions. This feature is already included in D2X - the implementation there is however slightly flawed. D2X-XL fixes known bugs from D2X.
To be able to play the Descent 1 single player mission, you will have to patch Descent 2 to v1.2
(download here) and
need to copy the contents of your Descent 1 folder to your Descent 2 folder (or create a separate
directory and copy both the contents of your D1 and D2 folders there).
To play Descent 1 multiplayer missions, put them into main program folder.
Now you're ready to play Descent 1 with D2X-XL.
D2X-XL uses the full Descent 1 texture set for texturing a Descent 1 mine.
D2X-XL v1.4.57 and above will use the original Descent 1 weapon power data for Descent 1 single and multiplayer levels to provide for the most authentic possible D1 game experience.
D2X-XL uses the original D1 robot models and AI for Descent 1 levels. This will give you the most genuine Descent 1 experience with D2X-XL.
With D2X-XL you can enable the original Descent 1 sounds in Descent 1 levels.
D2X-XL uses the Descent 2 physics for Descent 1 robots. This code is very similar to the Descent 1 code, and there is no discernable difference between the physical behavior they create.
D2X-XL supports almost all Descent 1 cheat codes. Don't try the Descent 2 cheat codes when playing a Descent 1 mission, or you will experience a nasty surprise!
Not only are Descent 1 briefings fully supported, but you can even have D2X-XL play the rendered Descent 1 movies and use the mission directive audios from the PSX version of Descent 1!