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Old 01-24-06, 05:43 PM   #13
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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
Yeah, I think we're talking about the same thing. Should've caught that.

You'll probably want the Recent Offical Releases. I believe that's only the engine modifications.
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Old 01-26-06, 04:44 PM   #14
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Yeah, I think we're talking about the same thing. Should've caught that.

You'll probably want the Recent Offical Releases. I believe that's only the engine modifications.
Bah, I can't figure it out.. I'll just play the game completely original

Anyway I think it's still great - the graphics are still nice enough, sound is very satisfying IMO, atmosphere/fictional universe/storyline top notch - highly recommendable for anyone still having it on the shelf
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Old 01-28-06, 01:14 PM   #15
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frespace 2 sucked, it was so linear, and i watched my dad clock it in 2 weeks.

if you want the best space game ever created, besides elite, the game you want is Independence War 2: The Edge of Chaos
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Old 01-28-06, 05:28 PM   #16
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frespace 2 sucked, it was so linear, and i watched my dad clock it in 2 weeks.

if you want the best space game ever created, besides elite, the game you want is Independence War 2: The Edge of Chaos
I couldn't care less about linearity in games as long as they have a strong storyline with lots and twists and turns as the resulting unpredictability makes it feel a lot less enforced and much more immersive. It's pretty clear that you haven't played it yourself and besides, if less linearity in spacesims meant better games, Freelancer would be a godgame.
As of right now, Independence War 2 appears to have an average reviewscore of 82% while Freelancer has 85% while Freespace 2 has 91% (gamerankings), which just shows that it's not the case. It's not a definitive quality scale, see it more as an indication that your opinion might be rushed or biased. But I guess there are only extremes. Either games pwn og suck.

I think it's incredible that Freespace 2, now 7 years after it's release, still has an active community and it's my impression that most people believe that it is the best spacesim of all time
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Old 07-10-06, 11:37 PM   #17
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Holy ****.

I found a copy for OSX (they even have universal binaries as well).

I played through it all again, except this time with glowmaps, spec maps, and shinemaps...and the super high rez redone backgrounds...this looks seriously like the cinematics as far as visual quality and it manages to push the graphics pretty hard. This sucker will use up a 128MB card no sweat with all the options turned on.

Wow, just...WOW. If you guys haven't checked out the 3.6.7 or the 3.6.8 mediaVP updates you are REALLY missing out. I was in awe when the Psamtik first showed up. The engine trails are high res textured glow effects. If Doom3 were a space shooter it'd look like this...simply incredible.
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Old 07-10-06, 11:40 PM   #18
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Btw, the Psamtik looks better than this up close. If you try this out, just two words...engine glow.

Very amazing what they've done.

http://fs2source.warpcore.org/wmcscr...poorroemig.png
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I wont ask you where you found the OSX copy , but is it easily available?
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the old psamtik www.majeonline.com/psamtik.jpg

simply amazing

and btw here is the skinny on the OSX version
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Thanks a lot man! Loading it up onto my Macbook asap.
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http://icculus.org/~taylor/fso/nightly/20060308-OSX.dmg for the universal binaries

and seriously, this is a hell of a lot of fun

I also tested out the port of Freespace 1

http://www.hard-light.net/hosted/fsport/website/

it functions wonderfully
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Incoming @ 1200k/s I'm hyped. When I moved out to college I left my Freespace 2 discs back home, and they were misplaced in a springclean of my room
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Incoming @ 1200k/s I'm hyped. When I moved out to college I left my Freespace 2 discs back home, and they were misplaced in a springclean of my room
Freespace 2 DVD ready for installation here.

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