Last Updated: 03/31/99
|The Descent Network ToolBox|
On this page you'll find tools and utilities, that are not directly bound to Descent playing/developing, but may be a big help! One example is the IPX drivers for DOS for LAN sessions, another one is the AntiNuke-Patch for Windows, which shall be installed before you play with Kali or Kahn in the internet (because if not, everyone can crash your system... :( )! All files you find here are freeware or shareware! You won't find any warez, cracks or other illegal files here! Please read the documentation files that are delivered with the tools how to support the tools' authors to ensure futher development of shareware!
FTP Explorer V1.0
Build 10 for Win32 (680 kB)
A good FTP client with many features. This package includes an update for German user interface. Go to the GERMAN subdirectory and read the instructions in README.TXT to install German user interface.
Dimension 4 V4.1 for
Win32 (157 kB)
With this little tray tool, you can ensure that your computer time is always correct. It automatically checks whether or not you are in the internet at the moment, and if yes searches for a SMTP time server (selectable), logs on and corrects your time/date full-automatically in the background.
ICQ98a beta for
Windows 95 and NT 4.0 (1564 kB)
ICQ V1.113beta for Windows 95 and NT 4.0 (1396 kB)
ICQ V1.112beta for Windows NT 3.5x (1367 kB)
ICQ V1.111beta for Windows 3.11 (1367 kB) !Warning: You need Win32s installed for it!!
THE tool for meeting friends online. You can see who is online of your contacts and message them, chat with them, send files and URLs easily... A MUST for every surfer...
V4.0 Power-Tools (235 kB)
Nice add-on for IE4 users...
Visual IRC 97 V1.0
for Win32 (1172 kB)
The best IRC client yet...
RAR V2.02 for DOS
RAR V2.02 for Win32 (499 kB)
RAR-ShellExtension V1.0 for Win95/NT4 (17 kB)
unRAR for Macintosh (199 kB) - extracts all our self-extracting EXE files on the Macintosh, e.g. the levels)
The packer we use here at Descent Network. Has MANY advantages to ZIP: a) smaller archives, b) SFX and split-SFX support, c) unpacker defaults to create subdirs (no "-d" switch or sth. like that), d) defaults to unpack all parts of an split archive e) script language to create small installation programs... Please forget ZIP and create RAR archives...
WinZIP V6.3 beta 5a for Win32
WinZIP V6.2 for Win32 (614 kB)
WinZIP Internet Extension (77 kB)
The most often used product are not automatically the best ones. ZIP is an outdated format which does not have very much features and also makes bigger files. Actually I really began to hate ZIP... So here is the WinZIP that can still be quite useful to extract files, but please start to prefer RAR... RAR is really the better product!
To unpack SIT and HQX files from the Mac on the PC!
MP3 Compressor V0.9f
for Win32 (1117 kB)
compresses WAV files fast to MP3. Freeware
Layer 3 En-/Decryptor V2.61 for
DOS (286 kB)
compresses WAV files to MP3. This one is slow and forces to be registered before giving better quality than 112000 bytes/sec! Shareware
Cool Edit 96
Great waveform editor. Shareware
Paint Shop Pro V4.14 for
Win95/NT4 (3010 kB)
Good view, paint and converter tool. However not the fastest! Shareware
SEA V1.3 for DOS
SEA is the fastest graphic read and conversion tool ever made! It supports a wide range of file types and also has a great user-interface! Get it NOW! Shareware
PCXDump V9.3 for DOS
Make screen shots from your games. It won't work with the movies of Descent 2 internal, but using the Movie Extractor of the Descent Manager you can make screenshots with this tool! Shareware
DOS IPX drivers
To play LAN multiplayer matches in DOS! Way faster and stable than in Win95!
IX V2.0 (33 kB)
Use this tool to transfer files in DOS using the IPX protocol (which must be installed before!).
Most often needed drivers:
drivers for Windows 95 and NT4 (1554 kB)
Needed for Forsaken.
Note: DirectX 5 is also available on this site. Just scroll a bit down to the System Upgrades & Patches.
|System Upgrades & Patches|
Here are System Upgrades, Service Packs and Patches.
Warning: The patches only apply to the specific OS version and most times also only to one specific language of the OS!
for Windows NT 4.0 SP3 German (217 kB) !FOR GERMAN NT VERSION ONLY!
AntiNuke-Patch for Windows NT 4.0 SP3 USA (216 kB) !FOR USA NT VERSION ONLY!
Install this file BEFORE you play with Kali or Kahn or generally before you do much on the internet... Without this your computer can be crashed when a guy uses WinNuke and enters your IP-adress... Warning: Service Pack 3 must be installed!
Windows NT 3.51 SP5 (124 kB)
Install this file BEFORE you play with Kali or Kahn or generally before you do much on the internet... Without this your computer can be crashed when a guy uses WinNuke and enters your IP-adress... Warning: Service Pack 5 must be installed!
Windows 95 (10 kB)
Install this file BEFORE you play with Kali or Kahn or generally before you do much on the internet... Without this your computer can be crashed when a guy uses WinNuke and enters your IP-adress...
DirectX 5 for
Windows 95 German (5668 kB) !FOR GERMAN W95 VERSION ONLY!
DirectX 5 for Windows 95 USA (5669 kB) !FOR USA W95 VERSION ONLY!
DirectX 5a-Update for Windows 95 (all languages) (226 kB)
DirectX 5 Control Panel for Windows 95 (all languages) (29 kB)
Win32S for Windows 3.11 (2257
You need the 32-bit-extensions for various programs, e.g. ICQ!