How to run Descent 3 on a modern computer

I installed Descent 3 (and 2 and 1) on my core i5-2500k machine and was surprised to find all kinds of weird visual problems when running the game in direct3d mode. After a little research online, I found a utility called “nglide” that simply makes the game run like it was supposed to. The game looks great now. Go download today!

http://www.zeus-software.com/downloads/nglide

You just install nglide and then start up the Descent 3 launcher and scan for display devices and be sure to pick 3dfx.

I also found it useful to modify some command-line parameters. I have mine launching with “-deadzone0 0.0 -deadzone1 0.0 -bumped -z32bit”. See the full list of options here:

http://www.dateiliste.com/en/descent-3/67-getting-started-with-descent-3/524-descent-3-command-line-options.html?start=1