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First post, by mzry

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Hi all,

I am a 3Dfx fan, my retro computer runs a v5 5500 & Win2K. I am also a massive fan of Deus EX!

There are some great versions of Deus Ex like: GMDX & Revision. They basically enhance Deus Ex within the confines of the original engine. I really wanted to get either of these mods working under 3Dfx Glide, so I could experience these great mods on my retro machine - but it isn't simple!

* They both use custom launchers, I think both use a version of Kentie's launcher: https://kentie.net/article/dxguide/ - which is an amazing Launcher, but does not support anything below XP SP3 & .NET etc. I tried using an older version but just couldn't get the thing to work properly. I sent an email to Kentie to see if he could make a version that didn't require modern XP libraries etc but I don't think I ever got a response. I also tried patching my XP with that custom kernel stuff but it didn't make a difference. I tried XP but it just didn't work well with my hardware at all, so had to go back to 2K. (I love 2K btw, my favourite OS)

* I think some things are re-skinned with high resolution textures, specifically the binoculars / scope in GMDX. I got GMDX working once in OpenGL mode which allowed for the higher resolution scope sillouette overlay, but this would crash to desktop in Glide (even when using a Glide2 to Glide3 translator DLL which technically should have worked with higher res textures, but who knows)

Anyhow - I surely must not be the only person on the planet who has attempted this, or am I really that bonkers? I just want a 'new' Deus Ex experience on my retro hardware 😁 Is there anyone out there with more expertese than me that may be able to make this dream a reality?

Cheers!

Reply 1 of 10, by DosFreak

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GMDX v9.0.2 works on 2000 without any modifications. Haven't tried 9x.
GMDX v9.0.3 works on XP
GMDX RSD Beta 2.0 works on XP. (haven't tried the hotfix)
GMDX v10 Community Update (Haven't tested)
Deus Ex Universe Community Update https://github.com/Defaultplayer001/Deus-Ex-U … pdate-/releases (Haven't tested)
Kentie Deus Ex launcher for XP https://kentie.net/article/dxguide/files/DeusExe-v5.3.zip (Make sure you install the last Visual C++ redist for 2015-2019 Re: VOGONS github )
Revision never interested me so never bothered to test.

You'll need to use the attached executables for GMDX since the original requires at least Vista.

As far as glide AFAIK GMDX wasn't intended for use with glide but I'm not saying it won't work.

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    GMDXRSD.zip
    File size
    117.54 KiB
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    6 downloads
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
  • Filename
    GMDX.exe
    File size
    393 KiB
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    4 downloads
    File license
    Fair use/fair dealing exception
Last edited by DosFreak on 2022-05-20, 17:59. Edited 1 time in total.

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Reply 4 of 10, by mzry

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DosFreak wrote on 2022-05-20, 15:41:
GMDX v9.0.2 works on 2000 without any modifications. Haven't tried 9x. GMDX v9.0.3 works on XP GMDX RSD Beta 2.0 works on XP. (h […]
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GMDX v9.0.2 works on 2000 without any modifications. Haven't tried 9x.
GMDX v9.0.3 works on XP
GMDX RSD Beta 2.0 works on XP. (haven't tried the hotfix)
GMDX v10 Community Update (Haven't tested)
Deus Ex Universe Community Update https://github.com/Defaultplayer001/Deus-Ex-U … pdate-/releases (Haven't tested)
Kentie Deus Ex launcher for XP https://kentie.net/article/dxguide/files/DeusExe-v5.3.zip (Make sure you install the last Visual C++ redist for 2015-2019 Re: VOGONS github )
Revision never interested me so never bothered to test.

You'll need to use the attached executables for GMDX since the original requires at least Vista.

As far as glide AFAIK GMDX wasn't intended for use with glide but I'm not saying it won't work.

Thank you Dosfreak you are the best!!!

Reply 5 of 10, by mzry

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DosFreak wrote on 2022-05-20, 15:41:
GMDX v9.0.2 works on 2000 without any modifications. Haven't tried 9x. GMDX v9.0.3 works on XP GMDX RSD Beta 2.0 works on XP. (h […]
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GMDX v9.0.2 works on 2000 without any modifications. Haven't tried 9x.
GMDX v9.0.3 works on XP
GMDX RSD Beta 2.0 works on XP. (haven't tried the hotfix)
GMDX v10 Community Update (Haven't tested)
Deus Ex Universe Community Update https://github.com/Defaultplayer001/Deus-Ex-U … pdate-/releases (Haven't tested)
Kentie Deus Ex launcher for XP https://kentie.net/article/dxguide/files/DeusExe-v5.3.zip (Make sure you install the last Visual C++ redist for 2015-2019 Re: VOGONS github )
Revision never interested me so never bothered to test.

You'll need to use the attached executables for GMDX since the original requires at least Vista.

As far as glide AFAIK GMDX wasn't intended for use with glide but I'm not saying it won't work.

Sorry DosFreak - I've all ready run into a problem! I cannot find GMDX 9.0.2 anywhere! It isn't on moddb.com anymore, would you have it backed up by any chance? The file name would have been GMDXv9.0.2.exe

Reply 6 of 10, by DosFreak

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Eventually this will all be uploaded for vogonsorg but here's a link for now
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1E1z6H3Untd-V … iew?usp=sharing

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Reply 9 of 10, by DosFreak

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This works on Windows 2000:
Deus.Ex.Community.Update.Version.2.3.4.Installer.2022-5-21.1850.exe
https://github.com/Defaultplayer001/Deus-Ex-U … mmunity-Update-

You won't be able to use the launchers so just put the original Deus Ex exe from the alternative launchers folder into the Community Update system folder

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