Descent 3

The windows version of the fantastic FPS 3D Shooter!

Use standard multi-CD installation procedure:

  1. Map your CD-ROM to a drive (say d:) using winecfg
  2. Insert CD and mount it
  3. From outside of CD-ROM mount point (cd ~) run wine 'd:\setup.exe'
  4. When prompted for CD2, in the separate terminal run wine eject d:
  5. Repeat steps 2 - 4 for each CD

Descent 3 downloads, including 1.4 patch

Application Details:

Version: v1.4 US
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2.3

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

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What works

Keyboard controls work excellent. Networking runs well with Windows Machine.

What does not

Direct3D rendering is a bit off. OpenGL rendering is unplayable (most likely a bug in D3's OpenGL Implementation). Weapon effects don't seem to work. Progress bars aren't being displayed.


What was not tested

Joystick controls.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

using an older nVidia RIVA TNT2 Model 64 graphics card. Tried using zeckensack's Glide wrapper, but it wouldn't work. Glide seems to be the most accurate rendering engine (from a Windows machine test standpoint.)

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 11 20111.2.3Yes Yes Platinumandrew 
ShowUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 25 20101.2.1Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 13 20101.1.42Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Aug 28 20091.1.28Yes Yes GoldLiam Busey 
CurrentopenSUSE 10.2Aug 27 20070.9.44.Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3596 Civ Call to Power, Descent 3: mouse tracking really slow CLOSED FIXED View
26468 Descent 3: graphics garbled with OpenGL CLOSED INVALID View
26522 Descent 3: game unbearably slow with D3D CLOSED FIXED View

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