These instructions are rather old. Read at your own risk. If someone wants to update them (and has the time, and has the access...) please do so.
-- Jeff Vader
I'm going to make this in order to post how to make your FSO look as pretty as possible. I'm also looking for your tips/tricks/pretty stuff.
These are command lines that you input into the launcher. They can enable pretty maps (textures), change the lighting, and other cool stuff.
IF YOU WANT TO GET GOOD GRAPHICS WITHOUT MUCH WORK, SIMPLY DOWNLOAD THE 3.6.10 MEDIAVPS, AND ENABLE ALL OF THE LAUNCHER OPTIONS LISTED HERE.Launcher
Under the "Features" tab is where you find these:
- Environment Maps
- Normal Maps
- Lighting to Missiles
Everything under "HUD"
- Use Models For Ship Selection
- Enable 3D Warp
- Enable Flash Upon Warp
Enter the following lines in the "Custom flags" box:
- -ambient_factor 0
- -spec_exp 11
- -spec_point .6
- -spec_static .8
- -spec_tube .4
- -ogl_spec 80
Note that these flags can be adjusted by changing the numbers, what looks cool to one person may not look good to another, and you may have to adjust them to suit your monitor. THE HYPHENS ARE PART OF THE FLAGS!FilesMediaVPs 3.6.10
The latest and greatest graphical updates for FSO. Available in two versions, a single-file version (although you also need mv_music.vp) and a multi-file version. The MediaVPs include graphical and musical enhancements to the original FreeSpace, and they require FSO 3.6.10 Final or newer to work well with little hassle. Simply follow the instructions in the thread here
. If your computer can't handle the Advanced Effects, download the separate packs of the normal quality effects.
These are downloadable addons that aren't included in the MediaVPs (3.6.10)
Any .POF files go into /mediavps/models
Any .TGA, .DDS, .PCX, .ANI files go into /mediavps/maps
any .TBM, .TBL files go into /mediavps/tables. You should not use .TBL files, as they will not generally include table entries for other custom ships you may have added. Simply open the table in Notepad, copy the info for the ship you want into another blank Notepad, and save it as "<ship name>-shp.tbm". Then put it in /mediavps/tables.Bobboau's High Resolution Beam Textures
These textures are included in the MediaVPs 3.6.10, but they are in MV_Advanced.vp. If you want to use these textures but your computer can't run MV_Advanced.vp, use these.
As for FSO builds, 3.6.10 Final
I will add to this list.
I'm looking for links to:
- Anything else that looks cool. This can be command lines, models, mods etc.
- Comments/notifications. e.g.: The HTL Apollo is already in the 3.6.10 MVPs! (if it is)