Homebrew RELEASE DXX-Switch - Descent 1 & 2 source port

sj33

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I DID NOT MAKE THIS. This was made by aagellag ages ago who seems to have not made a release thread here. I would not usually make a thread for somebody else's release but I am seeing this game requested constantly. People don't seem to realse that a port already exists.

Github - https://github.com/aagallag/DXX-Switch
Release thread - https://www.reddit.com/r/SwitchHack...switch_source_port_of_descent_i_for_nintendo/

A Nintendo Switch port of Descent I & Descent II. This is a fork of DXX-Retro, which is a fork of DXX-Rebirth, which is a fork of the original engine source code created by Parallax Software Corporation.

Install instructions
D1X Switch
    • Create a folder on your sdcard, such as /switch/d1x-switch/.
    • Copy d1x-switch.nro and descent.cfg to this directory.
    • Copy descent.hog and descent.pig to the same directory. These files are included with a purchase of the game. Tested with Descent I from Steam.
D2X Switch

    • Create a folder on your sdcard, such as /switch/d2x-switch/.
    • Copy d2x-switch.nro and descent.cfg to this directory.
    • Copy descent2.ham, descent2.hog, descent2.s22, and all *.pig files to the same directory. These files are included with a purchase of the game. Tested with Descent II from Steam.
Known issues and missing features

    • Multiple save files don't work (currently hardcoded to player.plr)
    • Doesn't support the joysticks
    • No music
    • Only tested with the Descent files from Steam; GOG and CD-ROM releases have not been tested
    • Doesn't utilize 1080p resolution when docked
    • Need an icon
    • Resize the text for larger resolutions (Bug only on D1X Switch)
    • Enable the original HUD
    • Network/Multiplayer is not enabled
    • Level Selection menu doesn't work (no way to input a different level)
Download - https://github.com/aagallag/DXX-Switch/releases

EDIT - I have attached some icons which can be added to the .nro files using NRO Asset Editor.
 

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How does a gem like this stay hidden for that long? Thanks for bringing this to light!
 
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hippy dave

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Spotted this on reddit a while ago, very interesting. The author has been pushing commits this month so hopefully more improvements to come, but if anyone's motivated to do some pull requests, a lot of those issues/missing features look pretty doable.
 

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Does anyone have videos or screenshots of this in action? Don't have a Switch to test it on, but am considering trying to port this to the Vita :D
 

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Dude I am so +1 on that. Also the option to invert the camera controls. I would be willing to put a bounty or donation on that.
 

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