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Gowans
(04-13-2012, 04:50 PM)
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Lets go GAF http://www.gog.com/en/gamecard/freespace_2

I played this lan with my house mates at Uni, happy times, downloading now.

I'm interested in jumping back into this after a long break this weekend, anyone joining me?
B_Rik_Schitthaus
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(04-13-2012, 04:51 PM)
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Holy mother of gog.
chiba
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(04-13-2012, 04:52 PM)
Thanks for the heads up, been on my wishlist a long ass time.

edit: whole bunch of interplay games at that price too for those interested.

http://www.gog.com/promo/interplay_blast
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Tryckser
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(04-13-2012, 04:53 PM)
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Best Space Game ever created. Buy it, just buy it!
chickdigger802
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(04-13-2012, 04:53 PM)
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How is keyboard and mouse control?

No clue where my old joystick is.
Gowans
(04-13-2012, 04:54 PM)
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I'm thinking of running this Vanilla with no mods.

Curious to see how it runs on Win 7 at 1920 x 1200 with a 360 controller.
Htown
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(04-13-2012, 04:55 PM)
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Best game ever.

DIVE, DIVE!! HIT YOUR BURNERS, PILOT!!!
Dreams-Visions
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(04-13-2012, 04:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Htown

Best game ever.

.

And where is my sequel, damn it.
Boogalogist
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(04-13-2012, 04:59 PM)
One of the best space sim I've ever played. What I'd do to get a true sequel.

Those going in gotta try it with the graphic mods. Looks awesome with the mods.
Dreams-Visions
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(04-13-2012, 05:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Boogalogist

One of the best space sim I've ever played. What I'd do to get a true sequel.

Those going in gotta try it with the graphic mods. Looks awesome with the mods.

There are graphics mods????????
michaelius
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(04-13-2012, 05:01 PM)
Is anyone still making any good joysticks ?

And do they even work in games like Freespace ? I remember i used to connect my joystick to sound card back when this game was hot novelty.
Enduin
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(04-13-2012, 05:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dreams-Visions

There are graphics mods????????

Hahaha, theres only one of the finest modding communities behind the series for the past decade. http://www.hard-light.net/ Complete graphics overhaul, tons of unique campaigns and total conversions, including the FreeSpace 1 and its expansions running on the FS2 engine, and more.
Corto
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(04-13-2012, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dreams-Visions

There are graphics mods????????

Yes, yes there are.

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/ind...&topic=78710.0
Alextended
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(04-13-2012, 05:05 PM)
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I'd recomment getting some of the other games on sale instead, unless you're a fan of the serie yet somehow don't already own it.
kami_sama
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(04-13-2012, 05:06 PM)
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How does it control with kb&m? IS there a way to use it with a xbox controller?
Pylon_Trooper
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(04-13-2012, 05:07 PM)
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While you're at it, you may as well pick up the other great, but somehow oft forgotten, space game.
chickdigger802
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(04-13-2012, 05:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pylon_Trooper

While you're at it, you may as well pick up the other great, but somehow oft forgotten, space game.

I recall liking the first one more... But that might be another series.

Still. Them physics.

Space drifting. Shame Hollywood never really got on that.
Aaron
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(04-13-2012, 05:16 PM)
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Bought and downloading, though I doubt I'll ever play it like most games off GOG. Don't regret them though.
mclaren777
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(04-13-2012, 05:21 PM)
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I heard this game was like Escape Velocity (my favorite Mac game of all time).

Is there any truth to that?

graywolf323
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(04-13-2012, 05:26 PM)
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I already own it on GOG :)
GuitarAtomik
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(04-13-2012, 05:28 PM)
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I'll finally bite on this. Thanks for the heads up.
Enduin
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(04-13-2012, 05:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pylon_Trooper

While you're at it, you may as well pick up the other great, but somehow oft forgotten, space game.

I loved I-War 2. Really fantastic game, with the best flight controls and system layout/travel. I would kill for a proper sequel expanding on gameplay and story.
Decado
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(04-13-2012, 05:31 PM)
Does this version work with the hard light mods? I don't know where my original copy of FS2 is.
Pociask
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(04-13-2012, 05:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by chiba

Thanks for the heads up, been on my wishlist a long ass time.

edit: whole bunch of interplay games at that price too for those interested.

http://www.gog.com/promo/interplay_blast

Anybody know how are Castles I & II? Specifically how do they compare to the castle combat of Lord of the Realms II?
jsnh7076
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(04-13-2012, 05:34 PM)
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Man, that game brings me back. FS1 and 2 were two of the best space sims I've ever seen.

Originally Posted by kami_sama

How does it control with kb&m? IS there a way to use it with a xbox controller?

I wouldn't know about k&m but a 360 controller shouldn't be a problem. I managed to get an original xbox controller and a steel battalion controller working with the game back in the day.


Best PC joystick ever
gketter
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(04-13-2012, 05:37 PM)
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What an amazing game

Best space flight sim game ever. The updated graphic mods almost make it a modern game
XiaNaphryz
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(04-13-2012, 05:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dreams-Visions

There are graphics mods????????

There are graphics mods for pretty much all the old space sims - X-Wing Alliance, Bridge Commander, etc.
Christine
(04-13-2012, 05:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pylon_Trooper

While you're at it, you may as well pick up the other great, but somehow oft forgotten, space game.

I wish I could get it to run properly on my laptop. Seems to be a problem with the nvidia drivers, no-one knows how to fix the ugly graphic artifacts.
Dreams-Visions
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(04-13-2012, 05:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Enduin

Hahaha, theres only one of the finest modding communities behind the series for the past decade. http://www.hard-light.net/ Complete graphics overhaul, tons of unique campaigns and total conversions, including the FreeSpace 1 and its expansions running on the FS2 engine, and more.

GOD BLESS YOU, EVERY ONE.
chickdigger802
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(04-13-2012, 05:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by XiaNaphryz

There are graphics mods for pretty much all the old space sims - X-Wing Alliance, Bridge Commander, etc.

Bridge commander??

And I just beat that recently. Loved it even though bridge crew AI was shit.
Jasoneyu
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(04-13-2012, 05:43 PM)
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Amazing game, I still remember back in the day when I saw the first beam cannons being shot by the capital ships. I might still have the box somewhere I need to find it.
gketter
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(04-13-2012, 05:44 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dreams-Visions

GOD BLESS YOU, EVERY ONE.

Start here: its an easy setup
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/ind...?topic=78710.0
XiaNaphryz
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(04-13-2012, 05:51 PM)
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Originally Posted by chickdigger802

Bridge commander??

And I just beat that recently. Loved it even though bridge crew AI was shit.

http://bridgecommander.filefront.com/
faceless007
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(04-13-2012, 05:52 PM)
I have this but I think I want to get a joystick to play it. Anyone got any recs?
XiaNaphryz
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(04-13-2012, 06:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by faceless007

I have this but I think I want to get a joystick to play it. Anyone got any recs?

Saitek has some pretty good ones if you have the funds for their higher priced options.
Enduin
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(04-13-2012, 06:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dreams-Visions

GOD BLESS YOU, EVERY ONE.

If you haven't found it yet they have an installer/download program that does everything for you, graphics, conversions, new campaigns, etc. FS Open Installer
Jhriad
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(04-13-2012, 06:06 PM)
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These threads really test my resistance to signing up for a GoG account.
joshwaan
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(04-13-2012, 06:07 PM)
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Right Gaf these games kick ass and I'd advise you to check them out if you have not already :)


Kingpin: Life of Crime
Giants: Citizen Kabuto
Sacrifice
Messiah

I'm buying all loved playing them growing up, get a small tear thinking about good times I had with them :)
Dreams-Visions
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(04-13-2012, 06:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by Enduin

If you haven't found it yet they have an installer/download program that does everything for you, graphics, conversions, new campaigns, etc. FS Open Installer

My man. :-)

the FS games were my all-time favorites along with X-Wing (and expansions) and Tie Fighter (and expansions).

Graphics mods make me wonder if any of my old MS Flightsticks are around and working. Hmmmm.
Typographenia
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(04-13-2012, 06:12 PM)
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Never played it before, but for $3, how can I say no?
Christine
(04-13-2012, 06:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jhriad

These threads really test my resistance to signing up for a GoG account.

You shouldn't have any, unless you're afraid you'll buy the whole store.
ced
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(04-13-2012, 06:12 PM)
That game made me so motion sick when I played it back in the day.

Never mind, I'm thinking of Descent.
Dreams-Visions
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(04-13-2012, 06:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by ced

That game made me so motion sick when I played it back in the day.

Never mind, I'm thinking of Descent.

Did the same to me on occasion. I still loved that game, though. Brilliant game.
ghibli99
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(04-13-2012, 06:32 PM)
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Nice!

Originally Posted by Jhriad

These threads really test my resistance to signing up for a GoG account.

I finally gave in when Fallout was free last week.
Fragamemnon
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(04-13-2012, 06:32 PM)
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Best game ever made. The once and always king of the genre.
Famassu
(04-13-2012, 06:34 PM)
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Do I remember correctly that there was a Babylon 5 mod being made for this? Was it ever finished and if it was, how is it?
Tain
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(04-13-2012, 06:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by jsnh7076

Man, that game brings me back. FS1 and 2 were two of the best space sims I've ever seen.



I wouldn't know about k&m but a 360 controller shouldn't be a problem. I managed to get an original xbox controller and a steel battalion controller working with the game back in the day.


Best PC joystick ever

holy shit dude.

holy shit.

Honestly, I've had trouble getting into Freespace. I think I might not like the genre much in general (outside of the original Elite games, maybe), but I've only ever tried with keyboard+mouse or a 360 pad.

I have one of those beasts now, as of last year. And I have my Windows 7 PC painstakingly set up with custom Xbox controller drivers already. And I have adapters for Xbox 1 to standard USB.

This might have to happen.
Last edited by Tain; 04-13-2012 at 06:40 PM.
LAMBO
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(04-13-2012, 06:38 PM)
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The Bab5 mod was made, i played it and it was good. I think it was called the babylon project.

If you want a mod to play you play INFERNO and thank me later.

And i don't know if the site has been maintained but this was the place to go for all Freespace 2 mods

http://www.hard-light.net/
Last edited by LAMBO; 04-13-2012 at 06:44 PM.
Waaghals
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(04-13-2012, 06:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by kami_sama

How does it control with kb&m? IS there a way to use it with a xbox controller?

Controls quite well with the mouse. Works with the X360 controller. I have tried both these methods myself.

I guess a Joystick is preferable though. Don't let that stop you, I played the game through with only keyboard controls back in the day. That is probably the worst way to play it, but the game was so good it didn't matter.
PetrCobra
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(04-13-2012, 06:42 PM)
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Not Win7 compatible, so I skipped. MDK 1 and 2 as well.. :-(

Bought many of the others, though.

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