News Archives
January 1998

Kali reaches 200,000 users Thu, 29 Jan 1998 - 8:20pm.

Kali has reached the 200,000 registered user landmark!  Congratulations Kali!  You can find out more about Kali on our Kali page.


DemoEdit/DOS Beta 1 released Mon, 26 Jan 1998 - 9:44pm.

Descent Manager DemoEdit/DOS is a demo editor for recorded demos for both D1 and D2 commercial versions.  Formerly a part of Descent Manager 06f, this is now a stand-alone module with several bug fixes.  Download it from our Developer Toolkit.


D1 source update Mon, 26 Jan 1998 - 10:17am.

Negotiations with Human Machine Interface (the developers of the SOS3 sound software that Descent 1 uses) may result in them offering the license to use the D1 sound routines for free!  Stay tuned.

Also, there is now an official Descent 1 source mailing list, details can be found here.  All programmers and such interested in joining a coordinated team to edit D1, join up now!


Anti-Bonk patch available Sun, 25 Jan 1998 - 10:09am.

Microsoft have released a new IP update patch which will protect you from being "bonked" (a similar Denial of Service attack to Winnuke and Teardrop).   Download it and other DS attack patches from our Other Files page.


New Kali95 1.31 DLL Revision Sat, 24 Jan 1998 - 9:03am.

DLL upgrade D for Kali95 1.31 is now available (149kB).  This patch adds support for Diablo Hellfire 1.01b2 and Nihilist, and allows you to play the Hive/Crypt/Bard/Barbarian in Hellfire.


Descent 1 source released! Fri, 23 Jan 1998 - 11:48pm.

Parallax have released the full source code to Descent 1, including the full version, the shareware version, and the level builder Miner!  The only things left out are the sound routines and the serial routines, which are licensed from another company.  Download it from our Developer Toolkit and start tinkering! :)


Robot Construction Kit released Thu, 22 Jan 1998 - 12:57pm.

Earlier today new versions of both HAXMEdit and Polytron were released, packaged together as the Descent Manager Robot Construction Kit.  Download these from our Developer Toolkit.


New Freespace screenshots Fri, 16 Jan 1998 - 11:19pm.

We have several new Descent - Freespace screenshots on our Freespace page!


DCheck 1.1 released Wed, 14 Jan 1998 - 10:04am.

DCheck 1.1 is now available.  This fixes the minimise and boss robot bugs, and adds a help file, among other things.  Download it from our Developer Toolkit.

LAN2 concluded Sun, 11 Jan 1998 - 8:03pm.

LAN2, the big LAN-fest held yesterday and today in Sydney, Australia, has drawn to a close.  Check out out LAN2 page for a synopsis and photos of the great weekend. :)

Kali95 1.31 released Wed, 7 Jan 1998 - 10:14am.

Kali95 1.31 is out now, get it from our Kali page.  The KaliMail system has been tweaked, as well as more games being supported.  Click here to see a complete list of new features.

One week to LAN2! Sat, 3 Jan 1998 - 11:46am.

LAN2, the big Descent fest being held in Sydney, Australia, is only one week away!  Register now to avoid disappointment. :)  Photos of the event will be uploaded to our LAN2 page in near real time over the course of the weekend, so check back often!