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

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PostPosted: 01.12.2021, 22:47    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

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, I called the Version

You can download the build here:

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):

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)

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