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: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 9.0

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Test Results

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What works

Everything, eventually.

What does not

Video tab in launcher / setup menu fake hangs.


What was not tested

Extensive play testing not yet complete.

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Used winecfg to turn off window management and decoration, as well as turn off pixel shader support while emulating a virtual desktop. Video tab in setup functions correctly in this mode, and winecfg settings can be changed back after D3 setup has detected the video properties. Audio settings in winecfg need DirectSound hardware acceleration to be set to emulation in order to have in-game sound.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowNixOS 23.11May 01 20249.0Yes Yes YesSilverJason Yundt 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 11 20111.2.3Yes Yes NoPlatinumandrew 
CurrentUbuntu 10.10 "Maverick" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 25 20101.2.1Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)May 13 20101.1.42Yes No NoGarbagean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Aug 28 20091.1.28Yes Yes NoGoldLiam Busey 

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