Freespace Port 3.2 + FSPort Media VPs 3.6.12 Release
With the next version of FreeSpace Open comes the next version of FreeSpace Port, and full compatibility with the latest MediaVPs!
New upgrades and enhancements include:
- Full interface art and in-game models for new weapons, including the Serkr, Vasudan Light Laser, and Barracuda!
- Remastered Command Briefing Animations optimized for high resolutions!
- Remastered Ancients and Endgame cutscenes!
- Operation Templar in a balanced, chronologically accurate single-player campaign!
- New backgrounds for asteroid field missions!
- Restoration of the classic FS1-style icons for command briefings and loadout art!
As always FSPort remains retail compatible but optimized for Freespace Open. This release is fully compatible with FSO 3.6.12 and the 3.6.12 MediaVPs, with its own graphical enhancements package! This new release includes:
- Shine maps, glow maps, and normal maps for all classic ships!
- High-poly enhanced models for the PVF Anubis, PVSC Imhotep, and Vasudan Asteroid Base!
- Upgraded special effects, including beam cannon blowthrough, flaming debris, flashing bomb detonations, and more!
You may download version 3.2 automatically using The FreeSpace Open Installer (http://www.fsoinstaller.com/) or manually via the links below.
Retail Package (http://fsport.freespacemods.net/releases/fsport3_2-retail.zip) Approx. 350 mb.
Contains core files for play without FreeSpace Open. Also acceptable for multiplayer clients.
Complete Package (http://fsport.freespacemods.net/releases/fsport3_2-complete.7z) Approx. 1.2 gb.
Contains complete package for use with FSO 3.6.12, including the FSPort MediaVP, music, OGG cutscenes, and high-res CB anis.
Mirrored Individual Downloads:
Core package (http://www.lunardigitalproductions.com/downloads/fs1/fsport/core.7z)
Audio package (http://www.lunardigitalproductions.com/downloads/fs1/fsport/audio.7z)
CB Anis package (http://www.lunardigitalproductions.com/downloads/fs1/fsport/cbanis.7z)
Movies package (http://www.lunardigitalproductions.com/downloads/fs1/fsport/movies.7z)
Retail FS2 (NOT FS2 Open): You must have retail FreeSpace 2 installed. Unpack the 'FSPort Retail' package to your Freespace2 directory. Make a new pilot, and go to the Campaign Room to select a FreeSpace Port campaign. To return to the FS2 campaign, run DisableFSPort.bat. To turn FSPort back on, run EnableFSPort.bat. To remove the mod, run RemoveFSPort.bat. The readme should help answer the most common questions.
FS2 Open: Delete, move, or rename your current FSPort and FSPort MediaVP directories. Unpack the 'FSPort Complete' package into your FS2 directory, and it should create new subfolders for FSPort and FSPort_mediavps. Then select either of those folders from the MOD tab of the Launcher.
If you are using the FSPort Media VPs, be sure that you have the official FreeSpace 2 3.6.12 MediaVPs installed in 'mediavps_3612' and you're using FSO 3.6.12 Final or newer.
You must select a Ported campaign in the campaign room such as "The Main FreeSpace Campaign" or "Silent Threat". Simply launching into the ready room will start the main FreeSpace 2 campaign, which will not work when the Port is active. You must also use a separate pilot for FSPort campaigns or you will encounter strange errors.
A host of FreeSpace 1 campaigns have been ported to run on the FreeSpace Port, and there are many acclaimed campaigns developed exclusively for this mod! Have you played them all?
Silent Threat: Reborn (http://fsport.freespacemods.net/releases/fsport-str.zip) and voice acting (http://fsport.freespacemods.net/releases/fsport-str-voice.zip)
Awakenings (http://fsport.freespacemods.net/releases/fsport-awakenings.zip) and voice acting (http://fsport.freespacemods.net/releases/fsport-awakenings-voice.zip)
Cardinal Spear (http://fsport.freespacemods.net/releases/fsport-cardinalspear.zip) and voice acting (http://fsport.freespacemods.net/releases/fsport-cardinalspear-voice.zip)
Destiny of Peace (http://fsport.freespacemods.net/releases/fsport-destinyofpeace.zip) and voice acting (http://fsport.freespacemods.net/releases/fsport-destinyofpeace-voice.zip)
More FreeSpace Port campaigns on FreeSpaceMods.net (http://www.freespacemods.net/download.php?list.39)
Disclaimer: Not all these campaigns have been tested with this version of the FreeSpace Port and MediaVPs. Please contact the FreeSpace Campaign Restoration Project if updates are needed.
Big, big thanks to everyone who contributed to this, including Galemp, Goober5000, mjn.mixael, Cobra, Tarvis, Thaeris, VasudanAdmiral, IceyJones, Admiral Nelson, Hellstryker, Flaming Sword, Aardwolf, Dark, DTP, the SCP Team, the whole Freespace Community and especially Volition, for starting it all.
Discussion thread HERE! (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=71020)
CRCs from a fs2_open.log file:
Found root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport_mediavps\fs2icons.vp' with a checksum of 0xf26b8503
Found root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport_mediavps\mv_fsport.vp' with a checksum of 0xb5009f03
Found root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\fsport-missions.vp' with a checksum of 0x2d27b494
Found root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\fsport3_2.vp' with a checksum of 0xfd80cf91
Found root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\odeon_fs1.vp' with a checksum of 0x6b0eb146
Found root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\sparky_hi_fs1.vp' with a checksum of 0x39438fdb
Found root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\stu_fs1.vp' with a checksum of 0x060994cb
Found root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\tango_fs1.vp' with a checksum of 0xac31d566
Found root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\tango_hi_fs1.vp' with a checksum of 0x44e81e9f
Found root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\warble_fs1.vp' with a checksum of 0x0b608285
File count from a fs2_open.log file:
Searching root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport_mediavps\fs2icons.vp' ... 97 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport_mediavps\mv_fsport.vp' ... 487 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\fsport-missions.vp' ... 160 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\fsport3_2.vp' ... 866 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\odeon_fs1.vp' ... 10 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\sparky_hi_fs1.vp' ... 1229 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\stu_fs1.vp' ... 1539 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\tango_fs1.vp' ... 85 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\tango_hi_fs1.vp' ... 33 files
Searching root pack 'C:\Freespace2\fsport\warble_fs1.vp' ... 111 files