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Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
FSPort v3.0 haven't compatibility with the main Freespace 2 campaign.
Therefore, I want to have the FSPort not built into main Freespace2 campaign.
(Because it becomes the cause of tech-room trouble and other problems.)

Is it possible? :confused:

 

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Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
Tech-room errors? As if ships or weapons not showing up properly?

Have you tried going to campaign screen and selecting 'The Main Freespace campaign'? And then going to tech room..

And what are talking about 'FSport not build into main freespace2 campaing'?
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Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
I think he's just asking if there is a way to remove the FS2 campaign from the campaign selection when you are running FSPort.
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Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
No, there isn't.  Neither can you remove it when running Inferno or any other mod that doesn't use FS2 data.

This shouldn't cause any problems though.  If you start up the FS2 campaign you'll get Ulysseses for all FS2-era ships, but you shouldn't get any crashes.

 

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Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
Only way to get rid of it that I can think of is replacing root_fs2.vp with one that doesn't contain the campaign. You can do this by extracting everything else and VPifying it (doesn't need to have the same name), putting it in the fs2 root directory, and then moving root_fs2.vp elsewhere... ideally putting it in a directory off the root dir so you can still access it as a mod if you need to.
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Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
I think he's just asking if there is a way to remove the FS2 campaign from the campaign selection when you are running FSPort.
yes.

and
detail of tech-room error:
1. runnning FSSCP with FSPort
2. Restart FS main or ST campaign and change current campaign to FS2 main,
 or reboot FSSCP without FSPort after restart FS2 main campaign
3. go tech-room and try viewing 'weapons'
4. FSSCP are CTD :ick:

Of course, This is solved by Restart FS2 main campaign again.
(I checked it MVP 3.6.7 and 3.6.8, SCP of several months)
« Last Edit: March 15, 2006, 02:56:42 pm by Arkblade »

 

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Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
detail of tech-room error:
1. runnning FSSCP with FSPort
2. Restart FS main or ST campaign and change current campaign to FS2 main,
 or reboot FSSCP without FSPort after restart FS2 main campaign
3. go tech-room and try viewing 'weapons'
4. FSSCP are CTD :ick:

Of course, This is solved by Restart FS2 main campaign again.
(I checked it MVP 3.6.7 and 3.6.8, SCP of several months)

That's a SCP bug, not a FSPort bug.

 

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Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
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That's a SCP bug, not a FSPort bug.
That's an SCP...
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Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
No, technically both of you are correct. Goob could have meant it as simply short hand for saying "a Source Code Project bug", while saying the abbreviation outloud would warrant using an.
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Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
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No, technically both of you are correct. Goob could have meant it as simply short hand for saying "a Source Code Project bug", while saying the abbreviation outloud would warrant using an.
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Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
That's a SCP bug, not a FSPort bug.
hmm...
anyone reported to mantis this bug?

Only way to get rid of it that I can think of is replacing root_fs2.vp with one that doesn't contain the campaign. You can do this by extracting everything else and VPifying it (doesn't need to have the same name), putting it in the fs2 root directory, and then moving root_fs2.vp elsewhere... ideally putting it in a directory off the root dir so you can still access it as a mod if you need to.
I'm regrettable that can't remove FS2 campaign from the campaign selection without change to original FS2 files. :(
Because, even if tech-room error was solved, i don't like seeing unneeded FS2 on FSPort and other MOD(like TCMOD). :sigh:

 

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Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
Just an idea, but if you created an empty file and saved it with the same name as the .fc2 for the main FS2 campaign, and put it in your data folder, wouldn't that hide it?

 
Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
Nice Idea !  ;)
and I created empty fsportfolder\data\missions\freespace2.fc2 file.
can remove the FS2 campaign from the campaign selection !

Thx !!  :)

 
Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
hmm.... :sigh:

can remove the FS2 campaign from the campaign selection...
but, Needless Missions to mission simulator - single mission appears when this method is used.  :ick:
(eg. loop1-1.fs2, SM2-01.fs2....

Isn't there solution except for each *.fs2 is overwrited with an empty file? :confused:
« Last Edit: March 30, 2006, 09:36:11 pm by Arkblade »

 

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Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
I don't want to be snob but all of us know that FS2 campaign must not be selected from many MODS cause it won't work or even CTD.

Of course it would prettier if it does not appear within them, but I DO PREFER SCP crew and modders spend their time in more useful tasks.

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Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
That's just a side effect of running a mod.  There are cases where you'd want to still be able to access the main FS campaign.
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Re: Can Original FS2 Campaign be hidden?
@Arkblade:
Okay... try this idea: open the retail (unmodified) freespace2.fc2 in the campaign editor, and erase the campaign name, then save it to your fsport data dir.  (If it will let you save w/ a blank name.)  I'm not sure how that would work.  Also, you might try changing the name to @ , as I think that might allow a blank name to be saved.  Again, I'm not sure if any of this would work, but if you want to try it...