i own the GoG release of freespace 2. file version 18.104.22.168
installed on my secondary SSD at
D:\GOG Games\Freespace 2
downloaded and ran freespace open installer v2.3.0
initially downloaded and installed 2014 FSU mediavps, version 2.6.12 mediavpsm and freespace porthttps://i.imgur.com/hB7LhiH.jpg
found out that i needed a "launcher" to enable disable the mods i want to play. download and installed the latest wxLauncher for windows through FSO installer at D:\GOG Games\Freespace 2\wxLauncher.
ran the launcher, clicked basic settings tab at the top, browse button for my game root folder, but stated 'folder freespace 2 does not have any supported executableshttps://i.imgur.com/N6xq3E9.jpg
tried the subfolders, data, data2, fsport, the mediavps folders, but stated no executables were found.
downloaded "yet another launcher for windows" through FSO installer into my freespace 2 folder. ran yal_launcher.exe. got an error msg box stating "freespace2/fred2 cannot be run from a drive root directory!"
clicked OK and the program popped up. clicked MOD tab, selected fsport, run, did the initial setup, then hit play, and get a freespace has stopped working box, only option to close the program.
im seriously at my wits end right now. any help would be appreciated.