[1n] What are some popular control configurations?
. TACTICS (or, "Doom Recovery 101")
[2a] Help! I'm lost in the maze.
[2b] I'm having trouble controlling my ship. Any suggestions?
[2c] I can't find places on the map.
[2d] How do I beat the big bad robot at the end of level 7?
[2e] I think Descent is too easy.
[2f] I think Descent is too hard.
[2g] The secret resource: Lava
[2h] What are those yellow tunnels with sparkly things in it?
[2i] What are those purple areas that new ships come out of?
. CHEATS AND SECRETS
[3a] Is there a list of the secrets in Descent?
[3b] What are the cheat codes?
[3c] Undocumented Map features
** [3d] A Walkthrough of Level 7
. MULTI-PLAYER CAPABILITY
[4a] Can I play with other people?
[4b] Does each computer require a distinct version of the software?
[4c] Why do different computers play differently on a net game?
[4d] Can I play over the Internet?
[4e] Is there a good place to meet other players?
[4f] A note about networking and Descent
. OTHER PROBLEMS
[5a] Why can't I save my game in the middle of a level?
[5b] I just died; where did all my stuff go?
[5c] How can I skip past all the dialogue in the beginning of the game?
[5d] How can I avoid motion sickness?
[5e] I'm having hallucinations when I look away from the monitor.
[5f] Descent and Cyrix CPUs
[5g] Advice for 4 MB memory setups
[5h] My frame rate is far too slow. Any suggestions to speed it up?
12/26/94 Descent 0.1 FAQ born by John DeCuir.
12/26/94 A distinct, "Descent 0.5 FAQ" written by Seth Delackner.
12/27/94 Merger takes place, including new information from Adam Pletcher from Parallax Software. Thanks Adam! Descent FAQ 0.6 born.
12/28/94 Added Ascii Art logo by Thomas Axelsson, created FAQ 0.61.
12/28/94 Added lots of new info about robots, undocumented map features, control configurations, framerate. FAQ 0.7 born.
1/02/95 Added new Ascii Logo by Thomas Axelsson, some miscellaneous information. Re-organized, created a new TACTICS section. Debuted with FAQ 0.75.
1/03/95 Added minor info about OS/2 and GEnie. FAQ 0.77. This FAQ was never released.
1/03/95 Added Level 7 walkthrough by Mike Lorant. FAQ 0.8.
1/05/95 Converted without changes to html doc by Andrew C. Esh (DrChandra). FAQ 0.8html
WHERE CAN I FIND THE FAQ?
Given that this is still a prototype FAQ and it's unofficial, you won't find it on news.answers. Look for it in comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.action, alt.games.descent, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy.
You can also FTP the FAQ from ftp.netcom.com in the directory /pub/cs/csua/descent.
Alternatively, look on the IRC in channel #descent and ask for it. Either Bruin or Descender should have a current copy.
You can also browse this FAQ on the Web at http://www.mtn.org/~andrewes/descent.
HTML version of this FAQ done by DrChandra on 95.01.05.