First post, by superfury
When I instruct Descent(ran using descentr.exe from the MS-DOS prompt) to run one of the demo's, what does it do? It says it's loading a level('preparing for descent...'), but what does it do after that? Does it simply play a prerendered video at that point? Or does it start a full engine and run a script that controls actions of player and enemies(so simulating enemy movement by a predetermined script and player input that's scripted instead of real input from the user's mouse/keyboard)?
It does say "Demo playback (xx% done)" in the middle of the screen, so does that mean it's just playing a video? Or is it actually using the normal game engine to do simulated player input(keyboard/mouse) and static enemy responses?
https://www.descentforum.de/forum/download.ph … 329eb717703f6f0 does seem to imply that it's the actual engine, as it can have bugs during 'playback' that relate to specific objects only?