Descent 2 - The Vertigo Series 1.2

Category: Games
Year: 1996
Description:BIN/CUE image of Descent II: The Infinite Abyss/Vertigo Series CD-ROM. This expansion CD is quite rare, so I have provided it here for preservation purposes. The add-on contains 23 new levels, new multiplayer missions, new robots and new bosses for Descent II. This requires an installation of the full version of Descent II for MS-DOS (you can find a CD-ROM on eBay, or you can purchase the game from GOG for $5). For modern systems, you will need to use DOSBox to run the Vertigo setup program and install to your Descent II directory (thus you will need to set your MOUNT lines in DOSBOx config, do an IMGMOUNT, etc for those familiar with DOSBox--if you are not familiar with DOSBox, there are plenty of tutorials out there. It is not as complicated as it seems). For real Win95/98 systems, if you know MS-DOS, this should be easy. Note that this also comes with a very comprehensive level editor called "Descent Mission Builder II," which was later patched to 2.6, and that patch is included here. DMBII is a fantastic level editor, and I remember building dozens of my own custom multiplayer levels with it. It also lets you edit robot AI, robot weapons, etc (a spider 'bot with a rapid firing fusion cannon? Yep, that is possible. Want to smack that first boss in Descent 1, level 7 with a Descent II 'Earthshaker' missile? No problem). Descent II is also patched to version 1.2, with the installation of this add-on. To the best of my knowledge, at the time of this post (May 2018), the GOG version does NOT include the Vertigo Mission Series, so it is provided here for your enjoyment. Good hunting.
Manufacturer: Parallax Software
Localization: EN

Files to download

#19515D2_VERTIGO.part1.rar50 MB0xBAC4B832
#19516D2_VERTIGO.part2.rar50 MB0xAA2CC333
#19517D2_VERTIGO.part3.rar50 MB0x772F41FD
#19518D2_VERTIGO.part4.rar50 MB0x26567746
#19519D2_VERTIGO.part5.rar21 MB0xF8CBE3A0
#19520dmb2v26.zip981.9 KB0xB8CCF040

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On Sunday May 27, 2018 Bob Schtmitkinberg said:

NOTE: Mount the .bin file (i.e., "imgmount d c:\image_file_folder\D2_Vertig​o.bin -t iso") in DOSBox, then run the installer. For some reason, the .CUE sheet provided does not work properly. This method (using the IMGMOUNT command with D2_Vertigo.bin) worked with the GOG version of Descent 2.

On Saturday May 26, 2018 Bob Schtmitkinberg said:

NOTE: DESCENT Mission Builder II is a 16-bit application, and will NOT run in any 64-bit version of Windows. Try a 32-bit version of Windows, or use a Windows 9x virtual machine. Also, I have one too many backslashes in my IMGMOUNT comment below. Should be: "imgmount d c:\image_directory\D2_VERTIGO.​CUE -t iso -fs iso"

On Saturday May 26, 2018 Bob Schtmitkinberg said:

CD Image stuff: In DOSBox, you want to mount the .CUE sheet using an IMGMOUNT command (i.e., imgmount d c:\\D2_VERTIGO.cue -t iso -fs iso).

On Saturday May 26, 2018 Bob Schtmitkinberg said:

For those who aren't aware, files on this site are limited to 50-70 MB in size, so the CD-ROM image had to be compressed and split into 5 sub-parts. Download ALL of them, and place them into the same folder. Right-click the file "D2_VERTIGO.part1," and then select "extract here" (assuming you are using WinRAR). The CD image will extract from all 5 .rar parts automatically.