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Monday, August 21, 2000
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3:07 PM | Andy Largent | Comment on this story has a cool new feature for those of you who would like to easily get a server for a Descent 3 game up and running with Shiva's Servers On Demand (SOD) service. A post in our forums from their webmaster explains more about how the link-throughs work:

For all who don't know, SOD is Shiva's great (free and anonymous) service that will start up a dedicated D3 server to run any game you want at any time: Servers On Demand. So you don't have to host to play the level you want to--and you aren't stuck with whatever happens to be open on PXO at the moment. See for full SOD details.

The thing is, some people don't want to go through the Shiva's World site and fill out that long form to launch a game. (Many don't realize you can bookmark the response
to the form and bypass the form if you want the same game again.)

So now has a selection of games available for one-click launching. You need nothing special on your system--just make sure you have the mission in your Missions folder.

Just click the game you want, then quit your browser and launch D3 to find your game waiting for you on PXO. It's as simple as that. (The message that appears offering to
launch D3 automatically for you only works with the PC-only SOD utility.)

This is a very good idea, andmakes it handy to quickly get a game going. It is a free service, though, so don't go and overload their servers with a bunch of empty games, please. Head on over to for a lot of other Descent-related information as well. Web Site
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