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Vortex - tool for server list, mission downloads, chat, etc.

 
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PostPosted: 01.12.2021, 21:47    Post subject: Vortex - tool for server list, mission downloads, chat, etc. Reply with quote

Already posted about this version six years ago but as people say they can't find Descent 3 online games anymore, I thought I'd post a quick write up about how Vortex works today:


The latest (not quite official) Version of Vortex is 0.2.3.0

As this Version has been modified (without an official permission by Skorpion) to cover some tracker issues and I needed a way to distinguish that release from the original 0.2.3.0, I called the Version

0.2.3.1

You can download the build here:

http://www.descentforum.de/download/Vortex/Vortex-0.2.3.1.zip

It is possible that Skorpion accepts this Version and uploads it to the original web site as well, along with an update to the version tracker file.

So this is a warning: Not impossible that some of you receive an update message after all those years and YES: It's legit! Smilie

If you already got Vortex installed and only want to update to the latest build: It is sufficient to download the new Vortex.exe and simply overwrite the existing one (Vortex needs to be shut down for that moment):

http://www.descentforum.de/download/Vortex/Vortex.exe

If you experience any difficulties, please open a new thread on this subforum!


Adding the following tips:

Windows 10 might display a warning message that it would have blocked the Vortex.exe --> hit "more information" (or similar) in this warning message, and select "run anyway" (or similar).

Windows might display a firewall / defender message --> You can select "private and public networks " and accept.

Vortex launcher hangs in "looking for an update" --> Just wait for the magic Winken Seriously: Just wait for the ~70 seconds. (I am trying to sort that issue -- Dec.2021)

Mission download from server list displays an error message like "Zip.dll / UnZip.dll missing" --> You need to run Vortex as Admin once - it will work after this. (Right click Vortex.exe -> run as admin)


Last edited by Do_Checkor on 07.12.2021, 12:57; edited 1 time in total
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