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Old 01-22-06, 04:42 PM   #1
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Default Freespace 2

Some time ago I made a thread for one of my absolute favorite games, Deus Ex. Now the time has come to bring up Freespace 2.

I played and loved the original Decent Freespace back in '98 and regrettably I never bought the sequal mostly because I was a poor, poor little kid back then, whose money did not grow on trees. I got the demo off a disc from a magazine and I played it through at least 10 times. I was a little confused but also dazzled over the new interface, effects, models, the whole new graphic impression. Still, I was not totally convinced that it was a "must have title", but seeing some reviews off gamerankings today I kick myself for not pawning my dog in order to afford it

Does any of you have any positive experiences with this game?
Is it even available anymore? =/
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Old 01-22-06, 05:51 PM   #2
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I'm sure if you look hard enough, someone may be seling a game..

If your interested in a space flight sim game... you might want to conser X3 Reunion.. As you can tell, there's a bunch of us hooked onto it.. Its got its ups and downs, but overall a good game. It can get, fustrating in the beginning when you first start out.. it takes money to make money.. so after you make your first million or two, it gets easier..
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Old 01-22-06, 11:28 PM   #3
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Freespace 2, I still think about it often?

I remember how giddy I was when I first saw the Colossus. Remember that sequence?

Man, what happened to that franchise?
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Old 01-23-06, 01:07 AM   #4
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Old 01-23-06, 02:21 PM   #5
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Man, what happened to that franchise?
It went busted with interplay since they hold the licence not volition

In my opinion, it still is the best space sim out.

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Is it even available anymore? =/
There are a few projects going on to enhance the game after volition release the source code back in 2002, try them as well if you got a hand of the game, like from underdog or from ebay (I just did a quick search on it, and there are still some copies avaliable around europe).
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Old 01-23-06, 04:56 PM   #6
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Freespace 2, I still think about it often?

I remember how giddy I was when I first saw the Colossus. Remember that sequence?

Man, what happened to that franchise?
Reminds me of how giddy and absolutely awestruck I was when the GTD Galatea die in the hands of Lucifer.. I was on the verge of sobbing like an old lady

Anyway I kinda found this site: http://www.freespacezone.com
'Nuff said right?

Don't worry I will still buy it at some point I'm sure..

Yuet what kind of mods is it? Anything that enchances the graphics? I don't really want the game content changed in any way other than if it's graphical/technical opgrades or that sorta thing
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Old 01-23-06, 05:05 PM   #7
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Freelancer was also very good, Digital Anvil did a great job with that.

The ultimate was Privateer 2 the darkening - that game was space sim perfection for me, and who can argue with Christopher Walken!!!
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You can try The Freespace Source Project. It's a modification of the engine which gives you tons of extra graphical features, and there are optional texture and model packs which simply enhance the look of the ships while retaining the original atmosphere. It's great, and I highly recommend it.
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Yuet what kind of mods is it? Anything that enchances the graphics? I don't really want the game content changed in any way other than if it's graphical/technical opgrades or that sorta thing
Yea, graphical/technical upgrade to the original game not mod, my bad, I should have said it more specifically.
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Old 01-24-06, 03:12 AM   #10
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Related: http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/thegame.htm

Still under development, but this standalone Freespace:Source mod is definately something to look forward to for all the BSG fans out there.

Notice though the site has been revamped recently and doesn't seem to work very well ATM, so no screenshots and vids, but I can tell you they looked astonishing when I last viewed them.
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Old 01-24-06, 09:56 AM   #11
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Yuet and Nightfire, you are talking about the same thing right? I actually had made up my mind to finish the game with comepletely unedited content first, but it sounds like it's worth a try.. I guess my experiences with the System Shock 2 texture/model/whatever mod where the zombie's visual expression was ruined totally IMO, so it kinda turned me off on any FS2 mods also.

Anyway I'm a little bit confused here. Which category am I supposed to browse on the download site here?
http://scp.indiegames.us/download.php
I just want the graphical improvements mind you

PS: I must admit that their achievements sound quite remarkable. Read this one-page article from PC Gamer, among other things stating that the mod enables FS2 "to stand proudly next to modern games like X3: Reunion"
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Man, maybe its time to reinstall Freespace 2.
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