I stumbled across this after playing the BtRL demo (which floored me) and I was quite excited- I played a ton of FS1 and FS2 back in the day and plan to play through them both again with all of the incredible upgrades.
My problem here is that I'm having a difficult time getting a good solid install of FS2 Open. I tried the Freespace Open Installer and it was incredibly easy to get going, and the textures/graphics all looked upgraded and incredible, but I was plagued with the "robot voice" over all of the parts that I remember distinctly had professional voice acting. Did a little bit of forum digging and found that this is a "bug". Couldn't find a solution so I uninstalled it.
So then I gave the Freespace 2 SCP DVD .torrent a download, burnt it to a disc, and installed it. This one has preserved original FS2 voices (awesome!) but didn't seem to have upgraded graphics. I redownloaded all of the *.VP files from the FS2 SCP site (http://scp.indiegames.us/download.php?list.2
) and put them in the directory, which solved that problem. My problem with this method is that I really want to send this info out to a lot of friends, and I'm positive the vast majority won't be able to figure it out. Was I doing something wrong here?
Also, the FS1 (FreeSpace Port 3) "mod" in the FreeSpace 2 SCP DVD is fantastic, but I can't seem to get the cutscenes going. Any ideas?