I've recently downloaded the full FSO package in hopes of playing all the official campaigns (and any good unofficial ones) with some friends, and found the FS:ST and FS2 campaigns included as co-op versions.
Only thing I was missing is the original FS campaign.
Now, I've searched around and saw several posts on how to convert the main campaign to a co-op version. Thing is, as mentioned in those posts, the missions would be quite unbalanced without various changes.
So I looked around and found out somebody already did the re-balancing! Problem is, he did it quite a while before FSO even existed.
What I'm talking about is a co-op version of the main FS campaign, done by "Mutant Frogs Softworks" (credited to Nysos C. Dedes and Daniel Sharps), featuring all the missions and 3 campaign files with various changes and fixes allowing it to be both challenging and (mostly) bug free. Found it at the Volition Watch archives.
So all I need to do now is convert it to work with FS Port, including the campaign (.fsc) files if possible.
Just need to figure out how exactly
Should I use FRED2O to convert the missions? I tried using the import function, but it keeps crashing when I do. Opening them with the normal Open option works, but I don't know if that makes a difference.
Or maybe I'm better off using notepad to compare the missions to the ones included in FS Port, manually changing whatever is different?
And is it possible to convert the campaign files or do I need to create new ones for it?
I'd appreciate any help available, and if I can actually get it to work, maybe we'll finally have a proper co-op version of the campaign to spread around!
Thanks in advance!
PS: I tried using the import function in FRED2 3.6.9 and 3.6.10, BTW. And man this came out long.