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Title: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 22, 2006, 05:54:25 pm
Warning : This pack is rather old now. You should probably go here (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,42854.0.html) instead.


Well this is the New vercion of my pack, this have addicional things, and some critical error fixed, (no more ships.tbl problems :P)

This pack is primary for those that dont have the CDs or retail installed, if you already have the retail FS2 or the CDs for install it, you should look HERE:http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,42854.0.html (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,42854.0.html)

Update v1.9c:
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-Launcher 5.4.1-pre
-3.6.8 Zeta MediaVPs mp-710 fixs.
-CVS Build 3.6.9 RC7
-CPR Valkyrie (high textures) for fs_port
-CPR Angel (high textures) for fs_port
-HTL Athena for fsport
-Fixed cutscenes.tbl for fs_port
-Fixed missname in FS2 Ending2a/b cutscenes

1.8 Update:
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-3.6.8 Zeta MediaVPs
-May 17th CVS Build, Kara  4/29 CVS Build
-InfernoR1 Mod
-Sol: A History Mod
-HTL Elysium

Pack 1.5c incluide:
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-Installer
-Freespace 2 full install
-Freespace 2 Cutscenes
-Freespace 1 Cutscenes
-Launcher 5.3
-3.6.8 Beta MediaVPs
-CVS Builds 4/25 which new loadout system
-DerelictSCP MOD (which Voices)
-FS_port 3.0.3 MOD
-Transcend Mod
-Awakenings 3.0 (which voices) and Destiny of Peace 3.0 campaigns inside fs_port 3.0.3 mod.
-Low-end 3D Shockwaves
-HTL Apollo for FS_port
-HTL Ursa
-HTL Moloch
-Lighspeed Nebula Pack

I also add a Readme File to make he things even more easy, this can be found in the pack.

Download:
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Torrent: http://www.torrentbox.com/torrents-details.php?returnto=%2Faccount-cp.php&id=41728 (http://www.torrentbox.com/torrents-details.php?returnto=%2Faccount-cp.php&id=41728)


Updates:
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1.5c/1.6 to 1.8:
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(517MB)http://www.oxyshare.com/get/172192250044772ee15b8273.64956835/FS2_SCP_full_pack 1.8 Update.exe.html (http://www.oxyshare.com/get/172192250044772ee15b8273.64956835/FS2_SCP_full_pack 1.8 Update.exe.html)

1.8/1.9a/b to 1.9c:
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(41MB)
http://files.filefront.com/fs2+scp+1+9c+updateexe/;5520456;;/fileinfo.html (http://files.filefront.com/fs2+scp+1+9c+updateexe/;5520456;;/fileinfo.html)


-Oxyshare: -See this if you have problems to locate the download link-
(http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/5818/oxysharecq4.th.jpg) (http://img359.imageshack.us/my.php?image=oxysharecq4.jpg)

MMM its seems that Oxyshare is broken -.-, anyway, you can download the 1.8 patch from this FTP:

ftp://213.48.38.123 (http://ftp://213.48.38.123)
Username : hardlight
Password : hardlight

Thanx to PotzUK for the host.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete)
Post by: karajorma on April 22, 2006, 06:07:16 pm
Nice work. Lets hope that this new pack brings in even more newbies than the last one :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete)
Post by: achtung on April 22, 2006, 06:07:55 pm
Oh, please don't tell me your going to use FileH for the files, pleeeeaaase. :(

But yeah, I'll be a mirror as soon as I get ahold of it.   :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 22, 2006, 06:19:37 pm
I know about the low-transfer issue... but is nothing that Download accelerator cant fix...
Anyway, is faster and easy to mantain than a torrent.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Micrll on April 22, 2006, 07:57:04 pm
Wheee...well thanks for making this so easy to install and get running  :D
Its great for people like me who don't have all the time to get all the little bits and pieces and get it running.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 22, 2006, 08:18:02 pm
If you alredy downloaded the V1.0 you can use them... I not sure now many time will take to upload those files... 250mb... some ocacional conection cut... I could take 2 days... m max upload speed is about 32-24 Kb/s... and I not sure if I can get to that using HTML upload...

Confirmed, the pack are 8 parts of 250mb, 130mb the last one, making a total of 1.80GB, this may take a while.

I will try to upload a 2 parts rar in filefront too...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: [DW]-Hunter on April 22, 2006, 09:28:00 pm
I know about the low-transfer issue... but is nothing that Download accelerator cant fix...
Anyway, is faster and easy to mantain than a torrent.

I dont know about that, i download torrents at 50-800KBps you just need BT Engine and your torrent downloads are hella fast.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 22, 2006, 09:59:30 pm
but still needs many people to seed it... I still remember I need to let my pc online 24/7 one moth the last time, for let people to download...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 23, 2006, 02:07:47 pm
oh damn, I having conection problems, I just uploaded at night 4 parts, but fileh say the maximun per file is 250MB, but really is 250.000.000 bytes, and a 245MB files exeded that...... and have to re make the rar and back to upload, and I having conecvcion cut problems in tha lasts day... so this may take a few days... sorry for post so earlier...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: [DW]-Hunter on April 24, 2006, 01:35:02 pm
what host are you using?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete)
Post by: achtung on April 24, 2006, 03:23:39 pm
He's using FileH.

www.fileh.com
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete)
Post by: Turambar on April 26, 2006, 07:13:10 pm
I have now uploaded more than 50 GB of Freespacey goodness to the world
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 26, 2006, 07:40:15 pm
oh, damn, is not use, I cant get to upload a single part intro fileh... ok, I start uploading a 4 parts vercion intro filefront... If everything going fine, I hope will be ready for this Saturday...

A Note: This well be the last big file for a lonngg time, I planning to find a good "installer maker" to make  self-installing .exe update packs for now on...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Annorax on April 27, 2006, 06:14:08 am
Please do not use .exe self-extractors... not all of us run Windows, and .exes are worse than useless to the Linux and Mac users who would use your install pack. .rars or .zips with directory structures would work just the same, and don't need self-extractors since Windows XP has built-in .zip support.

Also... will I need to download the whole thing to update Derelict (which for some reason had bad voice files in 1.0) and the Port?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete)
Post by: karajorma on April 27, 2006, 07:03:51 am
If you know what you're doing you can get the files seperately and simply replace them. In fact you don't really need to download the new pack at all if you have the old one since you can simply update anything included.

What you have to weigh is the time taken for the pack to download (and the cost of seeding it) against the time and trouble it would take you to figure out how to do it yourself. Since that's a matter of how well you understand how well the SCP works only you can really determine that :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: futureshock on April 27, 2006, 07:11:44 am
oh, damn, is not use, I cant get to upload a single part intro fileh... ok, I start uploading a 4 parts vercion intro filefront... If everything going fine, I hope will be ready for this Saturday...

A Note: This well be the last big file for a lonngg time, I planning to find a good "installer maker" to make  self-installing .exe update packs for now on...

Perhaps you should try 7-zip. It shall have an even better compression than bzip2 and is free and open-source (www.7-zip.org). You can use it at least on Win32 and Linux (don´t know about Mac os x). And you can create selfextracting archives and split them into pieces.

:)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete)
Post by: karajorma on April 27, 2006, 09:03:11 am
I would advise against self extracting archives for the reasons that Annorax stated. Quite frankly if you can't manage a rar archive once you've been given a link to WinRAR you're probably not going to be able to cope with the rest of the set up :p
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete)
Post by: Annorax on April 27, 2006, 11:14:59 am
If you know what you're doing you can get the files seperately and simply replace them. In fact you don't really need to download the new pack at all if you have the old one since you can simply update anything included.

What you have to weigh is the time taken for the pack to download (and the cost of seeding it) against the time and trouble it would take you to figure out how to do it yourself. Since that's a matter of how well you understand how well the SCP works only you can really determine that :)

If I can set up and compile a CVS build of the SCP, I can work that. It's just a matter of Blaise's non-working DerelictSCP downloads.... is there any way I can get those files without using that non-file-having filehost?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 27, 2006, 12:05:27 pm
I didt dediced about the update thing, because that will make the things harder, and there will be no sense for download this pack...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 27, 2006, 06:38:03 pm
lol... I still runing out of luck... Filefront server files will be down until saturday ARGH!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 28, 2006, 11:57:42 am
I will take this downtime to go directly to v1.5c which an INSTALLER :D yeah, V1.5c will have an installer :D

Just a preview:

(http://galeon.com/shivansps/setup1.JPG)

Not worry about the spanish, is because I have an spanish OS.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete)
Post by: karajorma on April 28, 2006, 05:26:18 pm
What's going to happen if someone on Linux or MacOS X wants to use this pack?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 28, 2006, 05:38:36 pm
hmm, a good question, There is people using MAC?, about linux... I will check it, but is should no problem. I think, everyone that uses linux as only OS, should use wine or something like, but I going to check it first...

People having Linux or Mac should not able to play which the pack anyway, those are the Windows CVS... Damn, I have Linux on my other HD, I dont have on hand... I should check if the .exe can be use on wine....

And dont forgave about the OpenAL....
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete)
Post by: karajorma on April 28, 2006, 06:49:42 pm
Making this a windows only package is huge retrograde step in my opinion. Before you only needed to get rid of the windows executables and add ones for your platform and you were good to go.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 28, 2006, 07:03:45 pm
mmm ok, lets make the things in other way... a .rar and the installer vercion, is not problem for me, I just upload time...

I know is not sense to have both, but is not a problem if is a direct download, and the Installer... Well I like it :P is a good avance, the problem is the OS compatiility, But I still think that Linux users could use it which an emulator like wine...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: neoterran on April 28, 2006, 07:11:41 pm
yeah, don't piss the linux people off, becasue most of them are developers and developers for the SCP to boot  ;)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Scuddie on April 29, 2006, 03:10:57 pm
Well, it's also not fair to sacrifice operability in order to maintain cross-compatibility.  That's a worse option to deny Windows users an installer.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on April 29, 2006, 03:20:21 pm
Put it in a rar and add a setup file if there is anything you need to do beyond sticking everything in a folder. Best of both worlds.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 29, 2006, 03:26:04 pm
is not problem I found a solution :D

The pack will come which an Windows installer, but the .exe is a 5MB file which only a few files needed to make shotcuts, the rest of the files are in a .zip, the installer unzip those and put then in the install folder, any other user/s having other OS that cant use the .exe, the only that they have to do is to unzip the file manualy.. I have add a how-to.txt which instructions...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Scuddie on April 29, 2006, 03:32:35 pm
I have yet to see a modular or scripted rar installer.  If you know of one, tell me, I'd be interested.  If you don't, I wouldnt be surprised.  I hate SFX with a passion.

Anyway, with non-MSI installers, it would be fairly easy to use the same package, but just a different executable or script for linux/OSX.  I see many installers use bzip or lzma compression, both of which are easy to deal with under any OS.  Hell, I might conjur up a solution...  But that would require some effort on my part, so don't hold me to it :p.

EDIT:  Or ShivanSpS can do it :D.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 29, 2006, 04:19:42 pm
I making the final tests now, and filefront is back online...

I no know why, but Winrar insist in corrupting my files, and Ican make split parts in winzip, because, winrar does not support .zip split parts...

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I hope this be not a problem :P
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We will delete ANY pirated, pornographic, password-protected, or illegal content IMMEDIATELY after upload.
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Those who abuse the system by uploading pirated or illegal content will be BANNED and their information forwarded to LEGAL authorities.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 29, 2006, 05:39:49 pm
Ok, is in a torrent by now... is going to be in a direct Download ASAP...

I have the double of upload speed that the first time, so...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Micrll on April 29, 2006, 07:22:25 pm
Ok, is in a torrent by now... is going to be in a direct Download ASAP...

I have the double of upload speed that the first time, so...

Thanks Shivan, I currently got my current installation working after a small hicup in the FS1 campain.  Not sure of whats changed but I figure I have enough hard drive space to download the latest version and then when its done get rid of the old one.  Great Job getting this up finally.  Its funny though...Its easy to tell what IP address you are using.  :)  Though Im not getting as fast speeds as I would have expected from you guess you must be seeding a lot.

Oh well, estimated download time is 16-21 hours but atleast I have my current installation to keep me happy, and AP tests at school to ruin my fun.

ALSO:  To anyone needing a bittorent client, I currently use ABC bittorent http://pingpong-abc.sourceforge.net/ (http://pingpong-abc.sourceforge.net/) , for me it works its simple and has just basic features.  Its simple to use and easy to install and run.  Just remember if your going through a router to unblock the port, it makes a Huge difference.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 29, 2006, 08:17:27 pm
Is the only thing that I have in Bitcomet, and I uploading at 28 KB/s that is my max Upload speed.... (for the first pack in the moment of launch it, my max upload has been 12 KB/s...)

Yeah, I finally find a site that host files for free and allow FTP upload :D, now I divided the broadband in two 50 and 50 betrem Bicomet and CuteFTP... But we need to keep the torrent, because the torrent give publisity and new people, that is why I also wish to upload to filefront, but their not allow me :( they deleted the file that I just uploaded.. :( Im sending a mail to filefrom resqueting an explanation, and a copy of that king of FS2 EULA :P You can make copies to your friends.... XD

EHHHHMMMM!
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10:42:26 p.m.   Port Explored   221.208.208.101   UDP (1033, 1029, 1026, 1032, 4081, 1031)

Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Flaser on April 30, 2006, 12:02:31 am
Someone should spellcheck the whole package though.
ShivanSpS, you've done a wonderfull job; however your grammar is a tad coarse...let us help with the raw edges, so the end product can be smooth and shiny.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Viko on April 30, 2006, 02:55:54 am
Downloading now  :P

I will keep seeding when i am finish.

Thanks a lot for your work
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Cyker on April 30, 2006, 05:25:27 am
Okay! Adding the torrent to the headless torrent queue on my Linux box :D

I'll take down the older version in a few days (Uploaded about 30-odd gigs!), but someone still seems to be downloading it high speed!
Will leave the other torrent with the OpenAL stuff running...

Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on April 30, 2006, 11:17:27 am
nah, you may delete the other torrent too, is not usefull for nothing...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Micrll on April 30, 2006, 12:27:55 pm
Well Horray for the Beauty of bittorent.  Shivan your connection may be slow but its still seeding othe people and then im grabbing te parts that they are getting and more people are grabbing from me.  I need to figure this out, Im pushing 43kbs up but only getting 5-8kbs down right now  :(

NVM...I was donwloading something else what was sucking my bandwith.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Spidey- on April 30, 2006, 12:42:39 pm
Oh ouch, I just DLed 1.0 two nights ago, and didn't see this one! I'm going through Derelict atm, someone mentioned bad voice files?
Anyways, I guess it's not too bad as I'll have to figure out where to get stuff anyways.

I had grabbed FS2 the year it came out, was super excited when I saw it on the shelf. Usually I'd just pop in here or volitionwatch from time to time to see what's up, never was very active. The last time I tried out SCP was 3.6.5 and quickly stopped as I didn't have time to deal with all the crashes and glitches and my video card wasn't that good... and I couldn't get it to look that good. So, from my perspective it's really been straight from FS2 Stock to SCP 3.6.7 and the contrast is absolutely shocking. It looks great!

So, is there a map of links to the various DLs? If not I'll do one, since i'll be going there anyways. Do you guys think that would be helpful for new people?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Harryema on April 30, 2006, 08:16:15 pm
Hi, new person to this Freespace here :) Played several space fighter-like sims... didn't like them much, but I heard that this was the best, so I want to try it out.

I'm currently downloading this 1.5c via bittorrent... So i'm just wondering... is this just the entire game numbers 1 & 2?

I would like to play through the entire campaign, including number 1. And if so, is the SCP on both? And also, does this installer install everything, game, SCP mod, other mod thingies, whatever those VC things are, or do I have to muddle about installing everything? (I often mess up installing things when you have to install a bazillion small things to make a game work ;) )

Thanks-
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mars on April 30, 2006, 09:27:36 pm
This package includes a port of Freespace 1, which will serve nicely.

The Freespace (1) Port is not yet quite as pretty as Freespace 2 SCP, but it is close.

The installer should install everything, I belive Shivan SpS's intention when he made the Torrent was to put all of the SCP files in one installation package.

Have fun!

And of course:
:welcome:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Harryema on April 30, 2006, 09:47:32 pm
This package includes a port of Freespace 1, which will serve nicely.

The Freespace (1) Port is not yet quite as pretty as Freespace 2 SCP, but it is close.

The installer should install everything, I belive Shivan SpS's intention when he made the Torrent was to put all of the SCP files in one installation package.

Have fun!

And of course:
:welcome:

Cool, thanks a bunch. Good to be here ^__^
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: LordPomposity on May 01, 2006, 08:44:55 am
I'm getting tracker errors and am stuck at 37.1%.  Everyone on my peer list who has reached 37.1% also seems to be stuck.  Here's the error message from the log:

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"fs2scpfullpackv15c_Shivansps.zip" : Problem connecting to tracker - <urlopen error (10060, 'Operation timed out')>

ShivanSpS, I really appreciate you taking the time to put this together and upload it.  Of course I'd appreciate it even more of it worked... ;)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 01, 2006, 10:43:18 am
I have turned down Bitcomet for a few hours... I working on which some friends to help them to overclock its cards, and which both FTP upload and bicomet Icant even open a web page... I will be back soon, sorry.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: LordPomposity on May 01, 2006, 10:50:31 am
That's fine.  Thanks for letting us know what's going on.

GGRRRRRRRRRR must have files..NOW!  :mad2: :mad:

 :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 01, 2006, 12:50:55 pm
Is back on :D

I also starting to give the links to Direct Download Parts, there is 5 parts... part 1,3,4,5 are already uploaded, the Part2, will be ready in a day...

Please, toll me if any of the parts are corrupted...

Note: again, will need to keep the torrent alive, Uploading Complete games is ilegal, and I very sure that will be deleted if their discover it...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 01, 2006, 06:03:32 pm
Bad news, I loss my coneccion when the upload of the part 2 are at 97%!  :mad: :mad: :mad:

If you see an dsl central in-orbit, dont worry about, just remember to tell Alpha 3 to avoid them...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 02, 2006, 08:45:27 am
Well, that is, I starting to get really upset, Icant get to upload the last file for the direct Download, and thanxs to the stupit Bicomet someone have hacked my computer, and playing which my registry and DLLs...

I recibed about 30 Port scans and about 500 suspects packs to my ports since i have the Bicomet uploading... and because I have opened the port 21 for the FTP upload, well...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: futureshock on May 02, 2006, 06:16:30 pm
Hi Shivan,
the download via torrent looks fine. At the moment a get a total download speed over 800kbs. Seeding now as one of 13 :D

I saw that you didn't change the names of the fsport_xxx.vp files. Goober wrote in another thread that they should be renamed to fsport-xxx.vp. That already happened to the files on the FSPort Webpage. Just for the record and version 1.6. ;)

Being hacked is no fun. Guess you should reinstall.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 02, 2006, 08:56:32 pm
I have removed the _XXX? is the 3.0.3 anyway, But really have removed the 3_0_3?

Anyway, there is a screen of the port folder inside port forum and goobler toll me that they are OK...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: futureshock on May 03, 2006, 07:26:29 am
No , you misunderstood. It has something to do with file ordering in Windows. Somehow "_" is sorted before or after "-" and that is important for the order of loadiong the vps. Originaly it was e.g. fsport_music.vp and should be now fsport-music.vp. Thats all.

Here is the link: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,39510.0.html

By the way the integrity of the torrent download is o.k.

ClamAV told me:

clamscan /dos/Software_Repository/Spiele/Action/fso/fs2scpfullpackv15c_Shivansps.zip
/dos/Software_Repository/Spiele/Action/fso/fs2scpfullpackv15c_Shivansps.zip: OK

----------- SCAN SUMMARY -----------
Known viruses: 53242
Engine version: 0.88.2
Scanned directories: 0
Scanned files: 1
Infected files: 0
Data scanned: 2039.65 MB
Time: 1339.007 sec (22 m 19 s)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 03, 2006, 05:26:57 pm
Mmm, ahhhhh, that is the cause of why SCP dont override my own .vps of some models :P but you have nothing to worry about, Port works well I have tested it... two times :P the only thing is the crash on the plato mission, and none know why happends...

About the Part 2 of the direct download.. I still cant get to upload it... I having too much conecction inestability...

Is too soon for talking about a new vercion, I only give this new vercion because the 1.0 have a very bad CVS, a error in the location of the files (the low-end shockwaves), and lacks of some info for how-to install it and how-to use it, and why is giving me the Failed to read the flag file :P... And i take the chance to add the Lighspeed Nebulas too.

For a new Vercion "2.0", I wish to have an installer for Linux... and if posible other for MAC... and better the Windows Installer, for exsample, the Windows installer dont show the status of the unzip process...
That that are things that Icant make...
The installer the only that have to do, is unzip the files of Freespace2.zip intro the install folder... and create Shoutcuts... anyway this dont going to be soon, and we have to wait to see what taylor have for ours :P

Yeah, I glad that the files are OK, but what really have to worry is about the file sin the direct download... I no know why but it took me the entire day to make a .rar that is not corrupted... I no know why, but winrar corrupt my files, that dont happend in the first vercion... I do about 50 attempts, and only one has OK... and in that one I miss for 15MB in the parts... and that is the uploaded one....

The only happend in winrar, Winzip dont give me any corrupt problem, but icant make a split intro parts in Winzip, because Winrar does not support splited winzip parts... and the worse of all, you can try to unzip split winzip part which Winrar, their will be completed whiout errors, BUT their only unzip the files in the part1 :LOL ! and you no know it!

Also, winrar does not support some of the maximum compress of Winzip... for make Freespace2.zip I have to keep the compatibility which winrar, so Freespace2.zip is compressed which Maximum(portable), Winrar support it, but... this compatibility cost me 190MB (the original size has to be 1.8GB).
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ni1s on May 03, 2006, 07:54:18 pm
Some pointers from a Linux guy.

Lowercase. Sure, I can fix this myself, but it would be nice if I didn't have to. Not sure if Windows or Mac cares thou...

No Windows litter. You know, Thumbs.db and whatnot, its mega annoying.

No space in filenames. Can't remember if this is already the case, and it wont really break anything, but it's easier to deal with.

Edit: Great work, BTW!


Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Goober5000 on May 03, 2006, 07:54:28 pm
No , you misunderstood. It has something to do with file ordering in Windows. Somehow "_" is sorted before or after "-" and that is important for the order of loadiong the vps. Originaly it was e.g. fsport_music.vp and should be now fsport-music.vp. Thats all.

As an aside, you shouldn't even be using fsport_music or fsport-music with 3.0.  It's incompatible, as stated in the release thread.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Backslash on May 03, 2006, 08:47:11 pm
I no know why but it took me the entire day to make a .rar that is not corrupted... I no know why, but winrar corrupt my files, that dont happend in the first vercion... I do about 50 attempts, and only one has OK... and in that one I miss for 15MB in the parts... and that is the uploaded one....

The only happend in winrar, Winzip dont give me any corrupt problem, but icant make a split intro parts in Winzip, because Winrar does not support splited winzip parts... and the worse of all, you can try to unzip split winzip part which Winrar, their will be completed whiout errors, BUT their only unzip the files in the part1
What version of WinRAR do you have?

Also, you might try 7-zip (http://www.7-zip.org).  It is free (not trial like WinRAR and WinZip is), supports both ZIP and RAR and tons of other formats, and so far I have had no compatibility problems.  I hope it helps for you!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 04, 2006, 10:39:42 am
Winrar 3.53..

Well, Part2 is finally uploaded... now you can use direct download, have fun!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: neoterran on May 04, 2006, 11:58:55 am
7zip (LZMA Compression) is the one of the best compression algorithms you can use. Also, anyone with a recent version of winrar can open it.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Backslash on May 04, 2006, 12:12:59 pm
Looks like there's cross-platform support for it too.  http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/ (http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/)  Linux and similar at least... Dunno about OS X so we'll have to hear back from one of those guys, but it says it supports BSD as well so it might work.

If that works out, this may be a winner.

P.S.  Winrar 3.60 beta 2 is out with general speed improvements, multithreading, and bug fixes
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 04, 2006, 04:53:18 pm
Your last files:    Downloads:
 fs2scpfullpackv15c_Shivansps.part2.rar    10
 fs2scpfullpackv15c_Shivansps.part5.rar    17
 fs2scpfullpackv15c_Shivansps.part4.rar    21
 fs2scpfullpackv15c_Shivansps.part3.rar    16
 fs2scpfullpackv15c_Shivansps.part1.rar    54
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 04, 2006, 06:21:00 pm
OK, I REALLY BAD NOW, THE HACKER **** MY RESTORE.exe and both my campaing mission files are corrupted and my SCP too (windows crash when I launch them), the hacker now that I working on a campaing and know what I have, we have a hacker betrem us, I WANT THEN!
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Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: taylor on May 05, 2006, 12:17:39 am
Looks like there's cross-platform support for it too.  http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/ (http://p7zip.sourceforge.net/)  Linux and similar at least... Dunno about OS X so we'll have to hear back from one of those guys, but it says it supports BSD as well so it might work.
For OS X, only if you use the command line, and install Fink.  Neither option is really acceptable for the majority of OS X users.  I'm pretty sure that StuffIt Expander doesn't suppor it, though the pay versions might.  Of course then it's the pay version and many won't do that either, at least not for this.  I'm not sure how good 7zX is, but it is a GUI, and something extra to install.  Most OS X users would likely use the OS X package for FS2 that already exists though so I don't know how many would care anyway.

It's something extra for Linux people to install as well so they would probably not bother just for this.  If they have File Roller installed (part of the GNOME desktop) then it is supposed to support 7z so it might not be much of an issue for most Linux users.  Not sure if KDE can handle it by default.

In any case (Windows, Linux, OS X) it's a new format to deal with.  Some people will make a fuss, others will deal with it, and others won't even flinch.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 05, 2006, 03:14:25 pm
(http://galeon.com/shivansps/reg.JPG)

Just take a look.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: neoterran on May 05, 2006, 05:00:21 pm
nice illegal cracks in the background there, skippy...  :p
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 05, 2006, 05:15:07 pm
yes well... I have to get a registry repair from somewhere :P anyway, here in Argentina, there is no way to buy software, everything here is 3 or 4 times more expensive, im no kidding when I say that the only original software that I have is FS1 and 2 :P, because I buy them in the time of not devaluation to the dollar... and you can imagine how hard is to buy pc hardware...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Annorax on May 06, 2006, 01:32:12 am
nice illegal cracks in the background there, skippy...  :p

They're probably legal where he lives.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 11, 2006, 12:02:42 pm
The 1.6 Patch is released! This changes the kara CVS 4/25 for the kara 4/29 one, this fix the pilots crash when select mods who dont have the FS2 ships support, like FS_port...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: perihelion on May 11, 2006, 12:40:30 pm
I'd just like to post my thanks, ShivanSpS.  This is extremely helpful.  I'm embarassed to admit that using this package finally put me straight on where all the various VP's were supposed to go (Lightspeed's nebulae pack in particular) even though I've been playing the SCP campaigns for almost a year.  In all that time, I've gotten the nebulae to work sometimes and sometimes not and I couldn't detect a rhyme or reason to it at all.  For amatuers like me, this is a godsend.

Don't let this get buried and forgotten.  It is a great way to get people interested who would otherwise be too intimidated to try assembling all the bits and pieces themselves.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5 (Complete)
Post by: Leviathis on May 12, 2006, 09:50:23 pm
Nice work. Lets hope that this new pack brings in even more newbies than the last one :)

OK... i had the SCP running a long time ago... now im thinking of doing it again, can anyone email me or something... or point me toward a Help Section?  Im a total NEWB... as kara said, lol.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on May 13, 2006, 02:47:22 am
Well my FAQ has probably will answer a lot of your questions but if you're talking specifically about this pack then it should be as simple as downloading it and putting it in a folder. The only time you'll have a problem is when you try to run another mod apart from the main FS2 campaign and ShivanSPS is working on a fix for that already.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 13, 2006, 03:22:02 am
The 1.6 patch fix it, but I waiting to see what happends which the CVS who have the eviromental mapping...
Afer I get a stable one, I should update the torrent, by now, just use the update.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on May 13, 2006, 03:37:40 am
I'd be careful about using that one. With all respect to Taylor there are likely to be bugs in anything that new. Hopefully none will be show stoppers but I won't be surprised if you do get some weirdness under certain conditions.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: taylor on May 13, 2006, 04:19:18 am
With all respect to Taylor there are likely to be bugs in anything that new.
Bah!  :p  ;)

It's not all that new actually, the code was originally written about 8 months ago, but it's had basic envmap support for nearly a year.  All of that stuff was never public though since there have been other things to work on.  Plus I had to introduce the basic feature support in stages and that took a while.  Only when it looked like that the OpenGL code in CVS was stable enough, and the various video card drivers had more support for the new extensions, did I start a rewrite to get it into a more up-to-date state.  I had originally planned out 2 weeks before I could get a test build out, it took 3 days.  Nearly two weeks of non-stop testing and it's finally in CVS.  Plus I dropped in about a dozen bug fixes and optimizations with it. :)

Of course, none of that means that there aren't still bugs. :D
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: bob_doe_nz on May 13, 2006, 06:12:43 am
Can I enquire as to if someone can give me a file and directory tree of this particular FS2 pack... Say in an image format.
I'm trying to get FS1 port to work and seeing as to what goes where from a working version would help greatly.

Now theres an idea for a sticky on the threads...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on May 13, 2006, 06:19:00 am
Is the FS1 port crashing out on loadup with errors about the Myrmidon etc not being found? Cause if so the solution is to simply add the exes from this thread (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,39531.0.html) and select the new build in the launcher.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: bob_doe_nz on May 13, 2006, 05:16:38 pm
Bah, never mind that. I'll just download all 2 gigs of the SCP package. Save my frustration and hassle.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Homie on May 23, 2006, 05:30:05 am
In the second part of the download is a failure. If i urar the whole stuff the wir rar say that he is unable to unrar part 2 so i cant play the game  :(
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: AlphaOne on May 23, 2006, 06:48:49 am
here is a stupid thing. "thank you mister bill gates"
Well romanian oficial decided that it was a good thing to asign people from the gouverment to chech up on the licences of each and every individual that had a pc. they will use specialized software to track down and find out everithing about the computer that makes downloades from the internet and then get a warrant and have the power to seeze posesion of the respected pc put a fin of some 3000$ and make him a criminal record.

How stupid is this. This also aplies for the FS series i might add. But why since its open source why do i have to get the god damn licence for it. Its free for download and its under Eula right?

Oh well what did microsoft oficials say? :"theer are no backdoors into windows privaci can not be violated" or something like that. yeah right as if anyone believes them. Oh and get this a pc is no longer a sum of components inclueding vid card ram memmory etc etc and monitor but rather microsoft decided that it should be defined solely to the motherboard.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Don-DiZzLe on May 24, 2006, 03:50:46 am
Is there a problem with parts 1,4 and 5? I've downloaded them a couple times but everytime I test the archives I get an error saying that they are corrupt. Archived tested with 7zip and Winrar.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: taylor on May 24, 2006, 05:16:33 am
How stupid is this. This also aplies for the FS series i might add. But why since its open source why do i have to get the god damn licence for it. Its free for download and its under Eula right?
Not going to comment on the big-brother issue (though it is stupid), but open source software (including the FS2 source) is under license.  That license just happens to be included with each file, so you won't have a legal issue there as long as you don't violate it (ie, don't profit in any way from the source code).

Second, and most importantly, the data isn't free, and I don't think it's been put in the public domain.  It's obviously up for download (hence this thread) but downloading it is piracy and you have absolutely zero legal right to the data.  It's not abandonware (there is legally no such thing, and one of the Volition guys has already said it wasn't abandonware) and a half way competent lawyer could quash the EULA in a second as not applying to you downloading the data files over the internet (plus the EULA distributed with the CDs and the click-thru EULA contradict each other here).  The only reason that Volition lets the downloading go on is because (in my opinion anyway) it's almost impossible to actually buy the game in a store or online.  But that they don't send the FBI after everyone does not make this download (or any other download of the game data) in any way legal.  Unless you have purchased the game yourself then you have no legal ownership of it, and having the game on your computer (even if it's not installed) is illegal in nearly every country in the world.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: AlphaOne on May 24, 2006, 06:23:11 am
Man theyr getting permist to come into your house regardless of weather you are home or not seize posesion of your pc and take a look around. and believe me there isnt one pc in this frecking country that doesnt have at least an mp3 downloaded from the net or a movie or a cracked game or something like that. Well i imagine there are but they are so few they arent even worth mentioning. Also to actively search over the net all users from a specific region and look at what they are downloading or dooing on the net is in mi opinion a total violation of privacy rights.

They should not be alowed to do this. Anh how the hell 'm i suposed to get mi hands on an original FS copy ?? There are none left in the stores and to just blow away at least 100$ is ridiculous in mi opinion. (actualy thats the minimum wage around here) .

Its stupid. No matter how you turn it its stupid.

Why doesnt Volition have a digital licensing or something where you could buy the license for the game online even if u dont buy the CD's??
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on May 24, 2006, 07:16:05 am
1 ) This entire discussion is completely off-topic. This is the where to find FS2 discussion not the is it moral/legal to download it one.

2) I don't believe a word you're saying AlphaOne. I certainly don't believe that Romanian courts have overturned probable cause to allow officials to root through your hard drives on a whim without anyone ever having heard of it. That sort of thing would be front page news on just about every single tech board on the internet.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: AlphaOne on May 24, 2006, 07:29:32 am
WEll it was all over the news a couple of days ago! They said they can actualy look at what someone is downloading from the net and if they suspect its not a legal download they have the authority to come in and seize posession of your pc look at what u have on your hard drive and then take the necessary steps. Oh and thsi is not the US this is Romania the land of all posibilities (and i'm not refering to it like the imigrants of the 19th and early 20th centyru did about the US) . dont believe me?? then i can give you a cpuple of email adresses of some of mi friends famili colegues and even mi boss and ask them.

Sorry for the offtopic. Also i managed to download the Fs retail version from the net via a link suplied to me over the HLP bb then installen the 3.6.7 i believe patch.

Now i have the 3.6.8 version installed will that work on the newly released campaigns?? or do i have to get a nother update?

I have the nebula effects and some other thing Karajorma pointed me at...!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on May 24, 2006, 10:51:32 am
How about a link to a proper new source if it is all over the news rather than e-mail addresses for sources of questionable veracity?

Cause I've looked on BBC, Google (and Google news) as well as Slashdot (which would almost certainly cover something of this magnitude) and I haven't seen ****.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: AlphaOne on May 24, 2006, 04:42:19 pm
umm not to bust up your act its been over the news in Romania. Also there is a lot gooing on in the world that you dont know or read about but that is not to say it doesnt happen.  Also the officials decided to start in mi home city. Oh well. Also as soon as i have found a link to a story that is actualy posted on the net i will let you know. Also i find the "questionable veracity" thing a bit how shall i put this insulting i beleive is an reasonablyy good word to describe it.

Oh and a sied note do you actualy know anything about Romania..or rather can u even tell where its at without looking on a map or do a search over on google or something like that?? (*hopes he gets the point*)

Also this law or whatever it is its not been passed on just now from what I understand but rather its from a few years back they just decided to act this way now.
It's kind of confusing. Il look for a link as per your request !


2nd post! Oki i have been at this for like 2 hours now i still cant find a god damn news buletin olnine or in the online version os some newspapers. WTF?? It was over on the news so why cant i find the god damn thing? F***ing great. :mad: :hopping:

This makes no sence what so ever. I will keep loking for it in the morning.

Also any new updates that are the must haves in order to play the campaigns i'm still a bit confused about all these SCP versions...!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on May 24, 2006, 06:39:05 pm
umm not to bust up your act its been over the news in Romania. Also there is a lot gooing on in the world that you dont know or read about but that is not to say it doesnt happen.  Also the officials decided to start in mi home city. Oh well. Also as soon as i have found a link to a story that is actualy posted on the net i will let you know. Also i find the "questionable veracity" thing a bit how shall i put this insulting i beleive is an reasonablyy good word to describe it.


Offering the email address of some bloke you met down the pub or some guy who sits next to you at work is a source of questionable veracity. I don't know the guy. How do I know what he knows about the subject? How can I know he's not bull****ting me? In fact how can I even know that he's not actually you at an alternate email address? :p

It's not at all about being insulting. It's about the fact that I find it hard to believe in these country wide purges that you're claiming are going on based on one person posting on the internet. Has every other Romanian had their computer seized already? Maybe that's why there isn't a shred of supporting evidence for your claims.

If the Romanian goverment was monitoring every single computer for illegal downloads it would be a major news story worldwide. This is something that so far even the most repressive governments in the world have failed to do so far, instead looking at firewalling off dodgy sites rather than the Orwellian system of monitoring you've claimed is going on.

Furthermore here are 3 Romanian news websites and a human rights website I checked. I don't see **** about this there either.
BBW (http://www.bbw.ro/), The Diplomat (http://www.thediplomat.ro/), Bucharest Daily News (http://www.daily-news.ro/)  and Human Rights Report (http://www.hrr.ro/)

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Oh and a sied note do you actualy know anything about Romania..or rather can u even tell where its at without looking on a map or do a search over on google or something like that?? (*hopes he gets the point*)

Not only am I able to point out Romania on a map but I have friends who are Romanian. I spent an hour on the phone talking to a Romanian friend about computers a couple of days ago. He didn't mention this once. Sure that's just anecdotal evidence but it's about as reliable as what you wanted to give me.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: AlphaOne on May 25, 2006, 01:25:43 am
Umm how shall i say this actualy you were 1/2 right you know.(karajorma)

I've talked to some friends and a friend in the police and he said quote "that bulls**t. do you still believe what's over on the news? these will tell you that Elvis rose from the grave lasta night and is having a poker party with Vlad Tepes if it will increase theyr rating. No the law is actualy refering to the oDc downloaders and specificly to those who have a major oDc sharing and to those who use the oDc to do actual acts of piracy.(software pyracy that is)." ending quote!

So you were right you know. I should really stop taking news buletins so seriously.*feeling stupid*
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on May 25, 2006, 02:18:07 am
We all get taken in by the news from time to time. I didn't doubt you that there was a story on the news. I simply doubted that it had the scope you were giving it :)

Seems odd that they would choose oDc out of all the clients out there. Maybe it's big in Romania or something. :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: AlphaOne on May 25, 2006, 03:04:17 am
Well yeah considering that only a minor Internet and network provider has a hub with about 1000 clients and the shared info can excede 20 TB its a big deal. And that is just one. There are about 5 or 6 of them. and these are small net providers. considering that at least in my citi about 50-60% of homes have a pc. u can take a guess.

Its the fastets way to get info across the net. At an average of 6 mb/s its pretty fast to copy music games software etc. Also it apears that is actualy ilegal. I had no ideea till now.

that came as shock actualy not because its ilegal but because we had no ideea till now. or at least i didnt!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Leviathis on May 25, 2006, 03:07:45 pm
wow... this stuff is confusing.  I installed the SCP a long time ago, and back then there was a guide on how to do it.  Could anyone point me to something like that now?  And is this the newest version... at the start of this thread?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on May 25, 2006, 06:51:36 pm
If ShivanSPS has gotten the pack right installation should be as simple as unpacking the rar to the folder you want it in. Not much of an installation guide needed there :)

That said if you want to understand what is going on I do have an installation guide in my FAQ. :)

The most recent install is v1.6 but that is an upgrade for 1.5 if I have it all correct.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 25, 2006, 08:37:34 pm
if their are runing in windows, the only they need to do is run the setup.exe...

Afer install I recomend to download the 1.6 patch, that changes the CVS, because the 25th one have some problems which mods...

No motter if do download it from the torrent or the direct download, just unzip/unrar the big file, them run the setup.exe... There is also a .txt that explain that...

P.D. Ok, I not have time to full CVS test in this days, so, I planing the 1.8 vercion, their will only released if the Zeta VPs causes not problems, but I need a recomended CVS which env maping, because the env maping causes some problems, I will give two CVS, one which env and other whiout them... I need a little recomendation for this.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Leviathis on May 25, 2006, 10:43:46 pm
Ok, little clearer, but you guys are talking to a TOTAL moding n00b here...  what does CVS stand for?

Also, kara it would be great if you could post a link to that FAQ section.  Ive looked through the FAQs on the main site and didnt find much...

Thanks guys
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Leviathis on May 25, 2006, 10:48:46 pm
DOH... sry, i see you have a link in your sig lol
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 25, 2006, 10:50:08 pm
Afer you have installed the big one, there is opening a Readme First!, just read it, that will explain some things.

the CVS is the SCP .exe of the game, used by the launcher to run FS2 SCP.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 26, 2006, 01:07:49 am
Im starting to upload a 1.8 patch, this will update from 1.5c or 1.6 to 1.8...

This is only by now, and is very recomend for everyone that already have my pack and wish to have the 3.6.8 Zeta Vps, because this update removes anything that may cause conflicts, if everything goes OK, I will realease a new set of full Big files in the 1.8 vercion.
The 1.8 Have:

v1.8 update, incluide:
-3.6.8 Zeta MediaVPs
-May 17th CVS Build
-InfernoR1 Mod
-Sol: A History Mod
-HTL Elysium

If someone wish to know, this is the list of files that the 1.8 update deletes:

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File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\fs2_open_d_Kara_20060425.exe"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\fs2_open_r_Kara_20060425.exe"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\mv_models.vp"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\mv_music.vp"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\mv_core.vp"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\mv_textures.vp"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\mv_effects.vp"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\mod.ini"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\mv_adveffects\\mv_adveffects.vp"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\data\\cache\\*.*"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\data\\cache\\*.*"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\Fs1_port_3\\data\\cache\\*.*"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\data\\HTL_Moloch.vp"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\data\\fs2open_pxo.cfg"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\data\\fs2open_pxo.cfg"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\data\\models\\bomber05.pof"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\data\\models\\f_shockwave.pof"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\data\\models\\shockwave.pof"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\data\\maps\\bomber05-01.dds"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\data\\maps\\bomber05-01-shine.dds"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\data\\maps\\f_shockwave.dds"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\data\\maps\\green_glow2_small.tga"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\data\\maps\\red_glow_small.tga"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\data\\maps\\shockwave3d.tga"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\data\\maps\\white_glow_small.tga"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\mediavps\\data\\maps\\yellow_glow_small.tga"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\Fs1_port_3\\data\\models\\fighter04.pof"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\Fs1_port_3\\data\\maps\\blue_glow4_small.tga"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\Fs1_port_3\\data\\maps\\fighter04-01b.pcx"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\Fs1_port_3\\data\\maps\\glass.dds"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\Fs1_port_3\\data\\maps\\glass-shine.dds"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\Fs1_port_3\\data\\maps\\green_glow.tga"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\Fs1_port_3\\data\\maps\\htl-apollo.pcx"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\Fs1_port_3\\data\\maps\\red_glow.tga"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\Fs1_port_3\\data\\maps\\Tercoc01.pcx"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\Fs1_port_3\\data\\maps\\white_glow.tga"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\Uninst.isu"), false, false, false, nil);
File.Delete(SessionVar.Expand("%AppFolder%\\fred2_open_r-20060323.exe"), false, false, false, nil);

Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Don-DiZzLe on May 26, 2006, 05:27:50 am
I just installed and updated u'r pack to 1.6, I can hear the cutscenes, but I cannot see them?!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 26, 2006, 05:57:42 am
that sounds like a codec problem, find the last codec for divx, maybe xvid....
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Don-DiZzLe on May 26, 2006, 06:06:14 am
Ah I see, so maybe if I install K-Lite Mega Codec Pack It'll do the trick?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on May 26, 2006, 06:30:43 am
Uninstall (or disable) divx toolbar and it should work again.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 26, 2006, 11:43:40 am
the 1.5c/1.6 to 1.8 update is ready for download, have fun!

Remember this is just like a "beta", because there is not going to be a big file vercion of this... I will wait for the Iceni, Ravana, Inferno mod will be finished...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: mal on May 26, 2006, 05:18:05 pm
Is there a problem with parts 1,4 and 5? I've downloaded them a couple times but everytime I test the archives I get an error saying that they are corrupt. Archived tested with 7zip and Winrar.

Part 1,4,5 is corrupted.
Any estimated time this will be fixed?
Bit torrent is no go for me - 2kb download for 25days = yikes!
please advise and thanks
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 27, 2006, 12:47:15 am
Oh hell, no known why this happend, I can unrar the 5 files...

Remember that you need to have all five parts thoghter in order to unrar...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: mal on May 27, 2006, 01:38:12 am
Oh hell, no known why this happend, I can unrar the 5 files...

Remember that you need to have all five parts thoghter in order to unrar...

yep had all 5 downloaded before unraring.
Say, what software you used to unrar them?
I'll get it and then report back the unrar results.
Please advise thank you.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on May 27, 2006, 04:15:58 am
Oh hell, no known why this happend, I can unrar the 5 files...

If you can find someone who is still having trouble after downloading all 5 parts I would recommend that you both do the following.

Both of you download and install QuickPar (http://www.quickpar.org.uk/)
ShivanSPS generates a single .par2 file (I'm more than happy to talk you through how to do this on IM, It's pretty easy)
His assistant then downloads this file and double clicks it. The par file will then tell you how corrupt the files are.
If they're only a little corrupt ShivanSPS can generate recovery files less than a megabyte or so in size which will repair the download.

That's certainly better than asking someone who has downloaded all 5 parts to start again :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 27, 2006, 11:00:26 am
The 5 parts already hav ethe recovery record (generated by Winrar). I think :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Leviathis on May 27, 2006, 02:54:41 pm
Im in the process of downloading the 5 seperate files... and all this talk about corruption is getting me worried.  Are the files im downlaoding going to work, or am i missing something that im going to need to fix them?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Leviathis on May 27, 2006, 08:49:24 pm
OK... i just answeres my own question.  I tried to un-rar part 1 and it told me that the Zip file that was in it was corrupted, and it did not unRAR...

How is this fixed?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 27, 2006, 11:04:23 pm
well, is not aparent reazon for how this happend... I can unrar them... and there is not any interruption of the uploads...

Oxyshare people has move all data to a new server a few time ago (one or two, weeks), maybe the files get corrupted in that moment... I have not other explanation, because a have few people that download it and got not problems...

I removed the links, and I will not re-upload them, just use the torrent until I can get the 1.8b vercion ready.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Leviathis on May 27, 2006, 11:14:11 pm
The torrent is pretty useless... its so slow it will take days steady to get it (plus the link dosent seem to be working for me now) :( 

theres no fix or anything for these files?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on May 28, 2006, 02:51:26 am
OK... i just answeres my own question.  I tried to un-rar part 1 and it told me that the Zip file that was in it was corrupted, and it did not unRAR...

How is this fixed?


Did you have all 5 parts? Cause if you only had part 1 it will tell you that it's corrupt regardless of whether it really is or not.


@ Shivan : I STRONGLY reccomend that you include the May 9th build as well as/instead of anything newer. Quite a few people have been having problems with the newer builds and I don't think it's been decided whether that's entirely due to bad/old installs of OpenAL yet. Either way we should sidestep the issue for newbies by making the May 9th the default. Simply put it in the readme that any newer build you include has env-mapping but they should fall back to the May 9th build if it doesn't work.

That way env-mapping is a nice bonus for those who read the readme rather than a pain in the neck for us cause of those who don't :D
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 28, 2006, 09:38:01 am
Yeah, but who knows, Is stills about another 2 weeks...

about the torrent, is just fine, I removed the file and restart to download to test his speed, and downloaded 87% in 7 hours...

Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Rook on May 28, 2006, 11:47:06 am
ShivanSpS, I got 1.5c from Bittorrent and the 1.6 update and everything was running fine, with the exception of some in-mission lockups that I can't figure out what triggered them. With the 1.8 patch I can't see anything in the menus except what's clickable. No text, no backgrounds, just a white screen with blue squares where I can click. Even if I manage to get into the mission there's no text on my hud, just the blocks where text should be.

Great pack though! To those having issues getting it, I got it through bittorrent with no issues. I'm still upping it though my speeds are pretty much garbage due to being located in Iraq.

Edit: more details for those who might help me with the 1.8 crash. Here's an error I get when the game starts, prior hearing but to not being able to see the opening movie:

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Error: bad DDS file compression.  Not using DXT1,3,5 cubemap.dds
File:D:\C++\Freespace\fs2_open\code\graphics\GrD3DBmpman.cpp
Line: 503
[This filename points to the location of a file on the computer that built this executable]

Call stack:
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------

And I'm running the fs2_open_r_KARA_20060517.exe executable, though I'll try an older one if I can find one in lieu of Karajorma's advice.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 28, 2006, 06:25:49 pm
Try which the Kara 0429, is in 1.8 too, but... "GrD3DBmpman.cpp" that means that your are running in Direct 3D?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Rook on May 29, 2006, 12:58:42 am
I rolled back to 429 and that's working. Yes, I am using D3D.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 29, 2006, 09:08:48 am
You have any problem which OpenGL? you must always use OpenGL instead D3D... Try which the 5/17 and OpenGL.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Rook on May 29, 2006, 10:12:49 am
5/17 works with OpenGL, which means the issue lies with D3D and 5/17. Thanks, Shivan!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Don-DiZzLe on May 30, 2006, 12:13:52 pm
Does u'r setup.exe installer also add registry settings or anyother extra settings for that matter except just unzipping and copying the files from the Freespace2.zip?

Oh and one more thing, can i put the mod folders like DerelictSCP, Transcend etc in a folder of their own for example  one called mods.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on May 30, 2006, 12:30:32 pm
1) no, you can unzip manually if you wish, but dont forget to install OpenAL and read the readme*.

2) I dont think so, karajorma come to save us  :D

*Some people dont read it, even if called Readme First!, the next time I going to call it, "dont readme ever!" lets see if in this way is readed by someone :pimp:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Flipside on May 30, 2006, 12:32:13 pm
Never happen, the whole purpose of the existence of instructions in computer software is for people not to read them ;)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Don-DiZzLe on May 30, 2006, 01:46:14 pm
Haha u'r right sorry about that, I should've read the Readme better.

Do u think u can give us a preview of what's going to be included in ur next release?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on May 30, 2006, 02:39:46 pm
Oh and one more thing, can i put the mod folders like DerelictSCP, Transcend etc in a folder of their own for example  one called mods.

At the moment you can't. In the future you will be able to.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: dborden on May 31, 2006, 09:00:55 am
Well I bit on this again.  I completely removed all of my old SCP stuff from the first shivansps packs since they were having issues.

I Downloaded the new update and reinstalled the v1.5c, 1.5c-1.6 update, and then the 1.6-1.8 update and MY GOD.  Everything runs perfectly using the 4/29 build.  SAH runs great, Inferno R1 runs great, FS2 runs great.  Fantastic job Shivan.  Can't wait for your next release.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Colonol Dekker on May 31, 2006, 09:36:26 am
Ummm, assume i missed a load of that because,......... I missed a load of that.
For this to work, should i install over bare bonesm or patch from 3.67 ?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: neoterran on May 31, 2006, 10:28:16 am
NO-ONE SHOULD USE DIRECT 3D !
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: est1895 on June 09, 2006, 03:35:24 pm
Hello.  Could you please send me the 1.8 pack Freespace 2 SCP on a DVD and I'll pay you for it.  Name your price and I'll send a money order.  I only have dial-up. Please reply. My name is Ralph Anderson and me email is [email protected]

Thankyou for your time

Ralph

PS I live in Tacoma, WA USA and anyone who has the download, where ever they are, is ok too.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on June 09, 2006, 05:41:34 pm
You're more likely to get a response if you tell us where abouts in the world you live :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Ace Pace on June 10, 2006, 05:37:58 am
I must be stupid, i can't figure out how to DL the update from Oxyshare, theres no button.  :confused:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: antic on June 13, 2006, 04:05:17 am
Hi all, and thanks for the amazing work in all this!

I'm having a problem after installing the 1.8 update.  I download the 1.5c torrent no problem (been keeping it seeding too).  I installed that and played, with only an occasional crash, but nothing that can't be continued again.  It's great!

But now, after installing the 1.8 update, the game crashes during load.  I load from the launcher and click RUN, then the splash screen comes up, but it's like 4 times too big and goes off the bottom-right of the screen.

This is the debug info that gets pasted into the clipboard:
Code: [Select]
Error: bad DDS file compression.  Not using DXT1,3,5 cubemap.dds
File:D:\C++\Freespace\fs2_open\code\graphics\GrD3DBmpman.cpp
Line: 503
[This filename points to the location of a file on the computer that built this executable]

Call stack:
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------

Can anyone advise?  I installed 1.8 into the same folder that 1.5c was installed into.  That's right, yes?

Cheers!

Just to clarify the above, I went back to fs2_open_r_Kara_20060429.exe and everything worked OK again.  Just realised that's what I needed to do, after reading the previous page of this thread.

I'm running Direct3D - tried OpenGL but immediately get the Blue Screen of Arrrgghhh when I click Run.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on June 13, 2006, 07:34:44 am
its because the D3D in the 17th build is broken. But will be better to find a solution to OpenGL, not only because  OGL is better, D3D is no more.

What drivers/card you are using?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: antic on June 13, 2006, 09:22:52 am
its because the D3D in the 17th build is broken. But will be better to find a solution to OpenGL, not only because  OGL is better, D3D is no more.

What drivers/card you are using?
Thanks for the reply!  I have a Toshiba Tectra S1 laptop, which has a 64MB Radeon 9000 card.  Low end I know, but it runs smooth in D3D.  Using the Omega drivers, v3.8.231.   v3.8.252 is out now, which I'll update to soon.  Omega drivers support OpenGL.. unfortunately since it's a Blue-Screen kind of error, it may be hard to find out why it's crashing..?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: neoterran on June 13, 2006, 09:51:35 am
Run in OpenGL, it looks better, we've got a great coder supporting it and fixing it, and Direct3D for freespace_open anyway, is pretty much finished, unless we get some direct x coders with a lot of time jump in here.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on June 13, 2006, 10:40:06 am
In the launcher 5.4 SCP runs in opengl, even if you select D3D...

Anyway, I having the same problem in OGL which one of the lastest vercion of Omegas too, try the newer ones and see what happens.

If not work, search for the older vercion, personally I keep the 3.8.205, because those ones are great, 0 problems.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: antic on June 13, 2006, 11:15:57 am
Thanks guys.  I'll try the latest Omega in OGL, if that doesn't work then I'll try v3.8.205.  And I'll see if that solves the crashing problem with release 1.8, as only 1.5c is working atm.  If it works I'll let you know.

Run in OpenGL, it looks better, we've got a great coder supporting it and fixing it, and Direct3D for freespace_open anyway, is pretty much finished, unless we get some direct x coders with a lot of time jump in here.
Well I haven't had any luck... when trying to run in OGL, I get blue-screened as soon as I hit Run from the launcher.  Same result with all 4 combinations of Omega driver v3.8.231 and v3.8.252, with exe's Kara_20060429 and Kara_20060517.

It's like... AFAIK all FS2's BSD in OGL NMW, WTF?? :)

Success, I rebooted, and OGL is working now... Kara_20060517.exe and Omega v3.8.252

And no more intermittent crashes like I was getting with D3D. Played since last post without a single crash. yay! Thanks all.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: benjob on June 15, 2006, 04:17:42 am
Last time I played this game was in 2001, I got right up to the last few missions then had to leave it for a world trip.

Years later I returned home from the other side of the world, married and with a 2 boys.

The other week I found this SCP Pack and decided to finish Freespace. 5 years of waiting and what a ride. This game wasn't just developed... It was crafted and has now evolved.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Colonol Dekker on June 15, 2006, 04:23:36 am
:welcome:
Welcome to HLPBB yadda yadda, blah blah.
 ;)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: perihelion on June 17, 2006, 04:10:39 pm
@ShivanSpS,

I've been trying to get some other people interested in the SCP by directing them to your installer.  It makes the process much easier for the uninitiated.  Thanks for your efforts.

Unfortunately, I'm having some trouble getting the 1.5c -> 1.8 update downloaded.  Oxyshare seems to recognize the download I'm looking for, but there is no link to the download anywhere on the page.  Is anyone else experiencing this?

I could just go home, burn my copy of the installer and update onto a DVD, and distribute it that way, but I don't see these people very often since we don't live in the same town.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on June 18, 2006, 03:33:54 am
Its there, is a little hard to find, and hostings like Filefront dont allow me to upload my pack, their delete my files, because is "piracy".

And Oxyshare is the only that allow FTP upload/700MB/unlimited files/unlimited downloads/file life 30 days of inactivity, for free. and their does not check files, only if reported.


(http://galeon.com/shivansps/oxyshare.JPG)


and, about the next full vercion of my pack/update of the current one, I still lack of stuff, there is not a good CVS to use (the last good one has been the 9th), wait the alpha fix to mediavps (I do it myself, but I not sure if works 100% ok), the inferno mod update stills in nothing, and finally, both HTL iceni and Ravana still unfinished.

By the way, please, dont send me pms about this pack, there is nothing to say in private, and if you ahve any question to will be responded faster by posting here.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: perihelion on June 18, 2006, 02:20:15 pm
Gah!  I can't believe it was staring me in the face the whole time.  I even read the entire spiel on loans in the hopes I'd find the link embedded in the text.  [Peri feels sheepish]

 :yes: Thanks.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: kudos on June 24, 2006, 01:23:24 pm
Problem - the patch downloads don't seem to be working, I wait the 30 seconds for the download and then click download, and then I get a "File Not Found" error.

EDIT: Oops, my bad, seems that you can update 1.5c to 1.8 without the 1.6 patch  ::)
But the 1.5c - 1.6 patch is still down.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on June 24, 2006, 02:07:10 pm
It's been superceeded by the 1.8 patch. No real reason why you should want it :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on June 24, 2006, 03:00:20 pm
Yeah, the 1.6 patch passed 30-days whiout downloads and has been eleminated(I forgot to refresh it), but you can update to 1.8 from both 1.5c or 1.6.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: alejandro100000 on June 26, 2006, 06:57:20 pm
hola ShivanSps,yo tambien soy de argentina y me gusta tu trabajo,ya que  se me instalo sin ningun problema y este juego me gusta,ademas el  pack esta bueno me a dejado en la pc horas

traduccion:hello ShivanSps, I also am of Argentinean and I like your work, since I settle without no problem and this game I like, in addition pack this good one to left in the PC hours to me.

pd:sorry used translator, so that not to be written well English.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turambar on June 26, 2006, 07:38:40 pm
lol
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: HVD on July 01, 2006, 02:32:32 pm
Would it be possible to get a torrent of the 1.8 patch?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ockky on July 07, 2006, 02:30:51 pm
Is there any reason why i'd be getting the following error when i try to run the FS1 port?  It happens everytime i click on the 'Ready Room'.  I dont have this problem if i try to just run FS2 with the mediavps mod.  I'm assuming that i'm missing a file?

Error: Invalid subsystem name.

In sexpression: ( when
   ( and
      ( > ( is-ship-visible "Asuras" ) 1 )
      ( is-event-true-delay "Intercept" 0 )
   )
   ( beam-free-all "Asuras" )
   ( beam-free-all "Actium" )
   ( beam-free-all "Lysander" )
   ( turret-lock "Lysander" "turret23" )
   ( turret-lock "Actium" "turret24" )
)
(Error appears to be: turret23)
File:D:\C++\Freespace\fs2_open\code\Mission\MissionParse.cpp
Line: 5372
[This filename points to the location of a file on the computer that built this executable]

Call stack:
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------




Error: Invalid subsystem name.

In sexpression: ( when
   ( true )
   ( turret-free "Actium" "turret24" )
)
(Error appears to be: turret24)
File:D:\C++\Freespace\fs2_open\code\Mission\MissionParse.cpp
Line: 5372
[This filename points to the location of a file on the computer that built this executable]

Call stack:
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------






Error: Invalid subsystem name.

In sexpression: ( when
   ( true )
   ( turret-free "Lysander" "turret23" )
)
(Error appears to be: turret23)
File:D:\C++\Freespace\fs2_open\code\Mission\MissionParse.cpp
Line: 5372
[This filename points to the location of a file on the computer that built this executable]

Call stack:
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------





Error: Invalid subsystem name.

In sexpression: ( when
   ( true )
   ( beam-free "Actium" "turret07" )
   ( beam-free "Lysander" "turret07" )
)
(Error appears to be: turret07)
File:D:\C++\Freespace\fs2_open\code\Mission\MissionParse.cpp
Line: 5372
[This filename points to the location of a file on the computer that built this executable]

Call stack:
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------




Error: Invalid subsystem name.

In sexpression: ( when
   ( has-arrived-delay 25 "Unknown" )
   ( fire-beam
      "Unknown"
      "turret01"
      "Actium"
   )
   ( fire-beam
      "Unknown"
      "turret02"
      "Actium"
   )
   ( beam-free "Unknown" "turret10" )
)
(Error appears to be: turret01)
File:D:\C++\Freespace\fs2_open\code\Mission\MissionParse.cpp
Line: 5372
[This filename points to the location of a file on the computer that built this executable]

Call stack:
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------





Error: Invalid subsystem name.

In sexpression: ( when
   ( true )
   ( send-message
      "#Command"
      "High"
      "Get Out"
   )
   ( fire-beam
      "Unknown"
      "turret01"
      "Lysander"
   )
   ( fire-beam
      "Unknown"
      "turret02"
      "Lysander"
   )
)
(Error appears to be: turret01)
File:D:\C++\Freespace\fs2_open\code\Mission\MissionParse.cpp
Line: 5372
[This filename points to the location of a file on the computer that built this executable]

Call stack:
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------






Error: Invalid weapon name.

In sexpression: ( when
   ( true )
   ( send-message
      "#Command"
      "High"
      "Return To Base"
   )
   ( tech-add-weapons "Cyclops#short" )
   ( allow-weapon "Cyclops#short" )
   ( allow-ship "GTB Boanerges" )
   ( tech-add-ships "GTB Boanerges" )
)
(Error appears to be: Cyclops#short)
File:D:\C++\Freespace\fs2_open\code\Mission\MissionParse.cpp
Line: 5372
[This filename points to the location of a file on the computer that built this executable]

Call stack:
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------



Error: Invalid ship class name.

In sexpression: ( when
   ( true )
   ( tech-add-ships "SD Ravana" )
   ( tech-add-weapons "Cyclops#short" )
   ( allow-weapon "Cyclops#short" )
   ( allow-ship "GTB Boanerges" )
   ( tech-add-ships "GTB Boanerges" )
)
(Error appears to be: SD Ravana)
File:D:\C++\Freespace\fs2_open\code\Mission\MissionParse.cpp
Line: 5372
[This filename points to the location of a file on the computer that built this executable]

Call stack:
------------------------------------------------------------------
------------------------------------------------------------------
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Goober5000 on July 07, 2006, 04:05:22 pm
Is there any reason why i'd be getting the following error when i try to run the FS1 port?  It happens everytime i click on the 'Ready Room'.  I dont have this problem if i try to just run FS2 with the mediavps mod.  I'm assuming that i'm missing a file?

You're not supposed to run the FreeSpace 2 campaign with the FSPort installed.  Run the FSPort campaigns instead.  (You need to select them from the Campaign Room.)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Guido01uk on July 08, 2006, 11:49:21 am
Hi All,

Success story here - never used BitTorrent before but managed to download the 1.5c pack and the 1.8 update overnight, all installed like a dream and up and running now.

Thanks to everyone involved, been looking for a good space sim, guess I found one!

Guido
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on July 08, 2006, 11:50:42 am
Glad to hear it's working for you right off the bat :)

Means one less problem for me to solve :D
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on July 08, 2006, 05:15:27 pm
I should use the MVE movies for the next pack right?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on July 08, 2006, 05:42:33 pm
Swings and roundabouts really.

MVEs are more likely to work since the movie code keeps breaking every once in a while and Taylor's MVE code seems relatively bulletproof in comparison. On the other hand MVEs take up a much larger amount of space both when unpacked and in terms of the amount you have to download. 
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ockky on July 09, 2006, 11:22:58 pm
Is there any reason why i'd be getting the following error when i try to run the FS1 port?  It happens everytime i click on the 'Ready Room'.  I dont have this problem if i try to just run FS2 with the mediavps mod.  I'm assuming that i'm missing a file?

You're not supposed to run the FreeSpace 2 campaign with the FSPort installed.  Run the FSPort campaigns instead.  (You need to select them from the Campaign Room.)

brilliant!    :nod:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: paladin181 on July 11, 2006, 11:10:44 pm
Well, I'm a complete n00b here. I played FS1 as a only about a year ago, when I was in the US Navy. I made it to the last missions before I quit, my computer and all my accessories stolen. I got the game as part of a bonus pack (Descent 3 and Descent:Freespace in a $10 pack). It was fantastic. I LOVED it. I bought FS2 on Ebay, and my comp was stolen right before I received it. I've since bought a new computer, and can't seem to find the game anywhere, until now. THANKS so much for giving people like me a second chance at these great games. I'll be willing to help in development once my skills get better in the programming sense.

And I'm definitely seeding this...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: inition on July 12, 2006, 05:53:36 pm
This game is great! The installation of the main game and 1.8 update went smooth. I switched to opengl mode and the game works. I have some small crashing issues, hopefully I can work those out!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Flipside on July 12, 2006, 08:43:43 pm
:welcome: (You'll have to imagine that's a slash beam getting both of you ;)) Good to hear everyone is enjoying it!

Remember inition, if some of those bugs get too persistent, you might want to mention them, the SCP is a project in development, and the team always appreciate feedback if it can help them make the game more stable on as many systems as possible :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: inition on July 13, 2006, 07:58:06 am
Next time it does it, I'll copy over the error report, but I remember the original game doing the same thing! I remember playing this awesome game, and beating the last level. For some reason it wouldn't give me the order to jump, so I did it anyway and ended up losing. Never did actually finish the game.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on July 13, 2006, 12:59:31 pm
This is (by now) the intended stuff/readme of the 1.9 vercion that will override the 1.5c in the full pack, I also intent to give an 1.8->1.9 patch, but whiout the MVE movies.

1.9 readme...

Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.9, by ShivanSpS

What file i need to run for play?:
Use the Shoutcut or the "Launcher.exe" dont try to run any other file directly.

I need to configure something?:
Not too much , the launcher already comes which all needed feactures enabled, the only that you may need to configure is your sound and video tabs. Mod tab and CVS too.

Sound Tab:
The recomended is DirectSound(really is OpenAL), only select EAX or Aureal A3D if your card supports it.

Video Tab:
No matter if you have an ATI or NVIDIA card, the best and recomended is to use OpenGL, only use Direct3D if you have any problem which you OpenGL Support...
The recomended resolution is 1024x768 at 32 bits depth.

Note: Be advised, there is not any AA filter support in OpenGL, but its works if you force it from the graphics crad tools tools.

UPDATE: The new launcher disables D3D, you will run in OpenGL even if you select D3D.

Selecting a CVS Build (executable file):
Press the "Browse" button, then go to your Freespace 2 folder, it should be "C:/games/freespace2", now you have in the list two executable files that come which my pack the CVS vercion is the 3.6.9 RC5, the last stable build that I found.
Well, you see two files: "fs2_open_3_6_9" and "fs2_open_3_6_9_debug" the "debug" is for debug and you only have to select this is something go wrong and someone in the SCP forums ask you to run it. Anyway, You always have to select the file whichout the "debug" of the name in this case "fs2_open_3_6_9", select it and press "Open".

Warning:
Some ATI cards may have some problems which env mapping, if you have textures corruption or problems which the background, disable the env mapping feature.

Notice: Keep your CVS Updated!:
You may find CVS Builds updates in ( http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/board,97.0.html )

The MOD tab:
This is the most important one, if you do something wrong here, you may miss all new graphics effects...

First of all, why the MOD tab is so important?
As karajorma say in the forums:
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Mods are something slightly different from features. Features are basically engine specific things like whether or not to turn on the specular lighting etc.

Mods on the other hand are which campaign you want to play. Since some mods use completely different ships etc from the original game the mod system allows you to pick where FS2 looks first when you start the game.
The advanced graphics live in the mediavps folder so you should tell the game to look there first  if you want to play the main FS2 campaign.
The FS1 port contains a redirect (in the mod.ini file) which says look in my folder first, then look in mediavps and only then look in the main folder.
Any other mods included should also have the same redirect."
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Now, What I need to do which the mod tab?:
-If you wish to play FS2 SCP whitout any of the graphics upgrades, you must select nothing in the mod tab, just press "No MOD".
-If you wish to play which all graphics upgrades, you must select "Mediavps" as a mod.

If you wish to play other campaing than the retail FS2 campaing, this pack come which:
-Fs1_Port v3.0.3 (this is the Freespace 1 MOD, if you select this you may play the retail FS1 campaing.
-DerelictSCP, a very good user/s made campaing, this take place a few years afer the end of FS2 retail campaing.
-Transcend, other user/s made campaing.
-InfernoR1
-Sol: A History

About selecting a campaing in the Campaing room:
Well the Freespace 2 Retail campaing will never going to disapear from your Campaing room, even if your have selected a Fs1_port mod, or Derelict, or anything, but that no mean that you should be able to play which it, so is important to know what campaing you way use when you are playing diferents mods, the Campaing, is not changed automaticly...
Mod/Campaing/s:
MediaVPs and No MOD: "Freespace 2 Campaing" (The retail FS2 campaing)
Fs1_port: "The Main Freespace Campain" (retail FS1), "Silent Threat" (retail campaing expancion pack for fs1), "Awakenings" (a user/s created campaing), "Desteny of Peace" (other user/s created campaing).
DerelictSCP: "Derelict"
Transcend: "Transcend"
InfernoR1: Inferno: GTVA Charter XX
Sol: A History: Sol 2335, Sol 2340, Sol 2357, Sol 2372.

About mv_adveffects.vp:
This is a addicinal effects file, that is not requered for playing, its add some visual effects, but downgrade performance and uses too much memory, and in a plan to give a pack for every system, this file is incluided, but is not used, you may use it if you whant, is your decicion.

How-To Re-activate the mv_adveffects.vp:
This file is located in "MediaVps/mv_adveffects", to allow to be used the only you need to do is to move them from is current folder to the "MediaVPs" folder... if you wish to de-activate them again, just move them again to the "mv_adveffects" folder.

Posible errors:
The only know issue which this pack by now is getteing the "DirectSound cant be inicialised" error... That could be because I have given the OpenAL32.dll file in the Fs2 Folder to remove the "Cant find the Openal32.dll" error, but maybe, the Openal32.dll cant be used well until their has been registered, so to fix this you must install OpenAL... this is also given in the pack, you will find then in the Games folder.

Pack by ShivanSpS, v1.9, incluide:
-Freespace 2 full install
-Freespace 2 Cutscenes (.MVE)
-Freespace 1 Cutscenes (.MVE)
-Launcher 5.4.1-pre
-3.6.8 Zeta MediaVPs (Alpha fixs aplied)
-CVS Build 3.6.9 RC5
-DerelictSCP MOD (which Voices)
-FS_port 3.0.3 MOD
-Transcend Mod
-InfernoR1 Mod
-Sol: A History Mod
-Awakenings 3.0 (which voices) and Destiny of Peace 3.0 campaigns inside fs_port 3.0.3 mod.
-HTL Apollo for fs_port
-CPR Valkyrie (high textures) for fs_port
-CPR Angel (high textures) for fs_port
-HTL Elysium
-.vp Lighspeed Nebula Pack


Any problem, go to the forums, http://www.hard-light.net/forums/?cat=37

Specials Thanxs to Volition Team to make the better space game ever, Fs_port, Inferno, S:AH, Derelictscp and Transcend staff, to karajorna to help me out which some things about the pack and to any other people that works for anyting incluided in the pack, and for everyone that keep working to make this game even better!.


I will be like to incluide the HTL Ravana and HTL Iceni and any other in progress HTL stuff if they finish him in time :D
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on July 13, 2006, 01:39:35 pm
Did you grab the modified FS2 campaign file I posted on another topic hereabouts?

Might be an idea to shove that in the FS1 port folder to stop people making the mistake of trying to run FS2 from there.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on July 13, 2006, 06:37:42 pm
No... where she is?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: neoterran on July 13, 2006, 09:39:02 pm
Good job Shivan.. you've really improved the pack since the early days. Way to go man. I don't use your pack, but you did get me started. And for that, I salute you and your effort to help newbies.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on July 14, 2006, 02:21:41 am
No... where she is?

Here (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,40921.msg834529.html#msg834529). It's the same as the standard FS2 campaign file but it now appears as Freespace 2 (Not Playable) in the campaign room and gives a little explaination of what you have to do in order for the game to work.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Arraxis on July 19, 2006, 08:35:26 am
Just a minor quibble, but the menu screens in-game (where you choose options, ready room, tech database etc) seems to be distorted. Is this an error, deliberate to make the game smaller, or just my crappy computer? Sorry for asking, it's just that it really threw me off upon starting the game, being completely unexpected.

EDIT: Ok, I fixed it. It was just a matter of changing the graphics to OpenGL and changing the resolution. Apparently, FS 2 looks tacky with 640x480, while FS 1 doesn't look good with 1024x768.

Also, is it better to simply install the game from CD then download the SCP manually, or download the complete set here?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on July 19, 2006, 10:40:07 am
What you should do depends on your knowledge of FS2_Open, your willingness to learn and your bandwidth. Downloading this pack does involve downloading nearly a gigabyte of data that you already have on the CDs. In addition the pack is no longer as cutting edge as it used to be. You'll probably have to upgrade certain parts of it soon (although ShivanSPS is no doubt working on an upgrade as soon as v2.0 comes out).

If you just want to install with the minimum of fuss then this is probably your best bet. The biggest advantage is that there are several mods already perfectly set up for you to run with a click of a button.

On the other hand setting up without ShivansSPS's work is a little more complex. You can do a basic SCP install in a few minutes after downloading the correct parts but you won't get the bells and whistles that this download has. Those things can be a lot of help to a newbie.

I'd suggest having a read through of the SCP and Mod installation sections of my FAQ. If you reckon you can install the game on your own give it a try. If not get the pack. :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on July 19, 2006, 02:48:44 pm
The 1.9 update is ready for download, its only an small update(24MB) but is a lot easy to tell someone to update to 1.9 than tell it "download this, and this, and this, them put it here, etc"

This patch update from 1.8 to 1.9. SO you must already have 1.8.

The Update v1.9, incluide:
-Launcher 5.4.1-pre
-3.6.8 Zeta MediaVPs Alpha fixs
-CVS Build 3.6.9 RC5
-CPR Valkyrie (high textures) for fs_port
-CPR Angel (high textures) for fs_port
-The "Freespace 2 Campaing not playable add-on for mods"

Just a note, the Next Big file vercion will be the 2.0, but I still lacking the stuff, so we have 1.5c for a long time.

EDIT: The 1.9 update has been supersided by 1.9a, is just the same, but I incluided the RC6 -No final- CVS, because the RC5 have a bad shield regen bug :S, if you already have 1.9 you can change the CVS amnually or download the 1.9a patch.

The Update v1.9a, incluide:
-Launcher 5.4.1-pre
-3.6.8 Zeta MediaVPs Alpha fixs
-CVS Build 3.6.9 RC6 -NO OFICIAL-
-CPR Valkyrie (high textures) for fs_port
-CPR Angel (high textures) for fs_port
-The "Freespace 2 Campaing not playable add-on for mods"
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Providence on July 21, 2006, 05:04:25 pm
Oh my, this is quite lovely really.
I'd played Freespace 2 quite a lot of years ago and loved it.
Quite a nice pack, downloading it now.

The voice acting forum has piqued my interest. Perhaps I shall partake in the festivities.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: asyikarea51 on July 23, 2006, 01:22:50 am
Heya. Another success story here, got it working without problems. Been playing around with it for more than a month now.

I got FS1 and ST bundled with D3 and got hooked. Since I lacked a computer for several years (p1 166, then no comp all the way till two years ago, relied on friend's place as well as irregular visits to internet cafes during that hiatus) I'm still rather backward in gaming. Tried to find FS2 for years with no luck. This is a big boost...  :lol:

It just sux that my friend can't play it - he's on a Celeron below 1ghz with a Riva TNT/TNT2 whatever it was and we got white screens for menus, and the game crashes the moment the ready room finishes loading the mission... even the FS2 SCP logo on the game start becomes an ugly white box :shaking: his comp doesn't support OpenGL and both D3D's don't work, so I'm forced to work on the campaign alone (yah, me working on a campaign - plan is disorganised though - and also learning how to mod)... (Bangwal)

[bangwall spelt wrongly on purpose :lol:]

At least the ships.tbl looks easy to edit, just like the RulesMD.ini in RA2YR... :lol: And X3:R isn't as easy to mod (even though it has its strong points), plus it's a LAG monster so I'll make do with FS2 for now ;)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Cyker on August 02, 2006, 05:43:45 pm
Blimey!

Shivan - Thank you VERY MUCH for all the time and effort you've put into this!!!!

;) :D
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on August 02, 2006, 06:41:11 pm
Thanxs, but the credits go to those people who make anything inside the pack, The only that I do is download that and compress everything in an installer :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: deltantor on August 02, 2006, 06:50:02 pm
hey shivan, the pack rocks, had to set up a lan party last night of 13 people, the pack makes it easy to make sure we all have compatible installs by just installing the pack and updating it from a dvd or having them all download the pack through the lan
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Raikku on August 10, 2006, 05:34:36 am
I don't use any of the torrents, is there any normal dl-site where i can this all-in-one package?   
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: SteelKiller on August 11, 2006, 11:05:59 am
First i would like to say thank you for such a great game! ok with that said i'll get to the point. i installed it and followed the readme and i played through several campaign missions without any sort of problems. but i do have a problem with the audio. i am getting lots of popping and crackling in the audio? is there anyway that i can solve this problem?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on August 11, 2006, 12:25:56 pm
mmm.. You have that problem only which this game?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: SteelKiller on August 11, 2006, 12:52:17 pm
I had the same problem with UT2k4 but it has a "safe mode" option for the audio and that fixed it for that game. after i made that post i turned the music all the way down and its not as bad but its still there. i may have to get a new sound card. i am using the defalt card that came with my pc. heres my pc specs incase you need to know.

hp pavilion a335w
pentium4 2.5 GHz
760MB of RAM
Nvidia Geforce 6200

Thats about all i can pull up atm.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Bob-san on August 11, 2006, 01:09:46 pm
First, try to move the contacts for the stereo jack, as they get grimey sometimes...

Next, try running in compadibility mode if you use Windows XP. I have a WinXP box that didn't run FS2 Colossus very well until I messed around with the settings enough to get it working. I used to get a good audio until I was too close to a humming noise... this included the engine wash from a Cap Ship or using my afterburner... IDR what i did to fix it but i did fix it!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: SteelKiller on August 11, 2006, 03:11:20 pm
I use XP-pro. so should i run FS2 in XP, 2000, 98... ect compatibility mode? i try'd changing the audio form softaware to hardware but i hate that robot voice lol
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Ace Pace on August 12, 2006, 08:47:20 am
The 1.9 update is ready for download, its only an small update(24MB) but is a lot easy to tell someone to update to 1.9 than tell it "download this, and this, and this, them put it here, etc"

This patch update from 1.8 to 1.9. SO you must already have 1.8.

The Update v1.9, incluide:
-Launcher 5.4.1-pre
-3.6.8 Zeta MediaVPs Alpha fixs
-CVS Build 3.6.9 RC5
-CPR Valkyrie (high textures) for fs_port
-CPR Angel (high textures) for fs_port
-The "Freespace 2 Campaing not playable add-on for mods"

Just a note, the Next Big file vercion will be the 2.0, but I still lacking the stuff, so we have 1.5c for a long time.

EDIT: The 1.9 update has been supersided by 1.9a, is just the same, but I incluided the RC6 -No final- CVS, because the RC5 have a bad shield regen bug :S, if you already have 1.9 you can change the CVS amnually or download the 1.9a patch.

The Update v1.9a, incluide:
-Launcher 5.4.1-pre
-3.6.8 Zeta MediaVPs Alpha fixs
-CVS Build 3.6.9 RC6 -NO OFICIAL-
-CPR Valkyrie (high textures) for fs_port
-CPR Angel (high textures) for fs_port
-The "Freespace 2 Campaing not playable add-on for mods"

Note A: Oxyshare seems to be down.

Note B: Will there be a completly new torrent for 3.6.9 final? Right now the patchs are beggining to stack up.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on August 12, 2006, 09:03:56 pm
Yeah, there will be a new big vercion soon.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: BS403 on August 14, 2006, 12:44:04 am
I just downloaded it and it is amazing. :D The only problem is that I don't see the movies. I get sound but just a black screen. I know its probably my fault though I'll just try to figure it out.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Herra Tohtori on August 14, 2006, 01:17:00 am
...
-CPR Valkyrie (high textures) for fs_port
-CPR Angel (high textures) for fs_port
...


Just a clarifying note.

The craft type names are of course GTF Valkyrie and GTF Angel, not CPR. CPR is a fitting description for the textures themselves...

CPR means Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiopulmonary_resuscitation).

I made those textures so that people have something slightly better than the horrid retail texture. Also, it was meant to get some other people (read: modellers and actual texturers) agitated and notice the lack of notice the Valkyrie has received, and perhaps also make something about it... and be it a coincidence or not, soon after I made the new textures, Woomeister put a cockpit onto the Valkyrie.

These textures are a temporary solution (though IMO better than the retail texture), until someone with required abilities gets fed up with the low-poliness of the Valkyrie and does a HTL Valkyrie (and probably also Angel), which most likely will require a new, better texture. My version of the texture shares opinions, mostly because of the apparent graininess of the texture due to technique used in it.

 :p

If you already know this, good. I just figured this might cause some slight confusion, so I thought to clear it out...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on August 14, 2006, 04:09:45 am
I just downloaded it and it is amazing. :D The only problem is that I don't see the movies. I get sound but just a black screen. I know its probably my fault though I'll just try to figure it out.

The problem is likely that you have Divx Toolbar installed. Turn that off and the problem might go away. Failing that just install XviD.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: madmonkey on August 15, 2006, 09:44:58 am
Hi,

My frnd recommended me to d'load fs2 along with the packs,I was able to d'load the full 1.5c and the 1.9 update..but when I open the oxyshare llink for the 1.8 update,I'm not able to see the d'load link.Could someone pls show me another link since I'm eager to play the game after seeing those awesome screenies.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on August 15, 2006, 10:37:50 am
The download link is there. It's masquerading as a Google ad though. Take a look and you'll notice one called "Get your file here"
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on August 15, 2006, 12:01:17 pm
LOL, I just noticed that in the 1.9 link has been messed up which the Oxyshare image in the html code :P .... xD it fixed now.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: madmonkey on August 15, 2006, 08:12:42 pm
Thx for helping out guys  :)..Now I can finally try this puppy out
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: bigdady92 on August 16, 2006, 09:09:58 am
Just downloaded ALL this last nite. took about 3 hrs to get it all. Installed fine, did all the patches 1.5>1.8>1.9 and the only issue I had with it is that the sound is crackling but I posted somewhere else about that.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on August 16, 2006, 10:53:07 am
If anyone's having trouble, PM me and I can put a copy of all the files up on my webserver.  8)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Nedan on August 16, 2006, 09:24:36 pm
Could someone please mirror the 1.5c/1.6-to-1.8 "FS2_SCP_full_pack 1.8 Update.exe" file somewhere else besides oxyshare? I can't download a thing from that file service at all. I already downloaded the complete v1.5c pack & the v1.8-to-v1.9a update. So I just need that last file. :)

First post. :D :yes:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Dark Hunter on August 16, 2006, 09:26:06 pm
:welcome:


:yes2: :D :yes:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on August 17, 2006, 02:57:13 am
Could someone please mirror the 1.5c/1.6-to-1.8 "FS2_SCP_full_pack 1.8 Update.exe" file somewhere else besides oxyshare? I can't download a thing from that file service at all. I already downloaded the complete v1.5c pack & the v1.8-to-v1.9a update. So I just need that last file. :)

First post. :D :yes:

1.5c, 1.8 Update and 1.9 Update Mirror

Hope no one minds, but I've put up a mirror of the 1.5c, 1.8 and 1.9a Updates here:

ftp://213.48.38.123
Username : hardlight
Password : hardlight

It's on a 2Mbit line so don't expect massive download speeds :)

Enjoy :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Nedan on August 17, 2006, 03:46:51 am
Thanks PotzUK, but your link doesn't support resume either & the download times out at random times during the process for me. Could someone upload that one file to a service like gigeshare perhaps? I have no problems with the connection on that one.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on August 17, 2006, 04:06:05 am
Thanks PotzUK, but your link doesn't support resume either & the download times out at random times during the process for me. Could someone upload that one file to a service like gigeshare perhaps? I have no problems with the connection on that one.

Fixed, changed it over to FTP
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Trantzz on August 18, 2006, 07:59:52 am
Good Morning everyone,

I am new here and I wanted to take a minute to thank everyone for all there work and input here. I have NEVER even heard of a bittorrent or tried to D/L anything before MOnday. After reading this post I decided to give it a whirl and grabed ShivanSpS's package. I was able to get everything and all the patches with no issues. The game loaded right up and I was messing around with it last night with no noticable issues (I have never played FS2 before so I may not know issues if there was one). The only thing I find strange is that after I start the launcher I get a "black screen", I can hear music but I see nothing until I hit a button (then pilot select comes up). I even tried the "Graphics Mod" and that worked fine.

Thanks again for your great feedback with this. I am open to any suggestions you all may have!

-Trantzz
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on August 18, 2006, 11:55:15 am
What about the background installer image for the 2.0 (3.6.9 full vercion) of the full pack?

I no sure to keep this, or start a screenshot contest for it :P

(http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1470/backgroundxi4.th.png) (http://img149.imageshack.us/my.php?image=backgroundxi4.png)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on August 18, 2006, 02:55:51 pm
Have you got Divx installed Trantzz? The problem is likely Divx Toolbar. If you turn it off the problem will hopefully go away.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Trantzz on August 18, 2006, 03:05:20 pm
Shivan,

I will try the Background installer tonight. Is that another mod or is that in the "options" area on the launcher?

Kara,

Sadley I do not know if I have Divx installed. Once again I must confess that I am a bit of a noob with this. Can you tell me what to look for?

Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on August 18, 2006, 03:28:10 pm
If you don't have Divx you probably don't have any codec that can play the movie.

I recommend getting hold of ffdshow (http://sourceforge.net/projects/ffdshow). Installing that should make everything work.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Trantzz on August 18, 2006, 03:53:42 pm
OK, perfect. I will try it tonight! Thanks again.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: leavitto on August 18, 2006, 11:01:41 pm
could some one tell me how to download freespace 2?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Dark Hunter on August 18, 2006, 11:18:21 pm
 :lol: :lol:

:welcome:


Did you look at the first post in this thread????  Or did it just go sailing past you, like so:

 :tumbleweed:

If you mean "how do I download a torrent?"... then I don't have a clue.  :lol:

I'll leave that for the next poster to answer. In the meantime, I think someone's site hosts a non-torrent (complete) download, I'll try to find it.

EDIT: Found one that MatthewPapa is hosting, here. (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,34806.0.html)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Trantzz on August 20, 2006, 10:00:03 am
Kara,

The Codec works PEFECTLY, thank you again for your help.

I am still not clear on the "back ground installer". In the "Graphic Effect" area of the launcher I check every box. Is that what ShivanSps is referring to?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on August 20, 2006, 10:33:30 am
He wasn't really talking to you I suspect. More asking the general population what they thought of it as an addition for the next pack.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Nedan on August 21, 2006, 07:53:27 am
I wish I could say that I downloaded the file already PotzUK... but for the past few days, I haven't been able to connect to the ftp site at all. I get the user-&-pass popup in firefox, but after that... nothing. I'm guessing it's dependant on when you're online.

So can anyone mirror that one v1.8 update file to another filesharing sevice other than oxyshare please?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on August 21, 2006, 11:40:04 am
Sorry m8, I've had a few power related issues of late at work (a few lightning storms took out the local substation) and the UPS is having a hard time keeping up.  Sparky reckons it'll be sorted tomorrow :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on August 21, 2006, 11:52:05 am
Try it now m8y
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Sept13 on August 23, 2006, 02:14:50 am
hey guys, any mirrors for 1.8 update still left? I've tried several times with oxyshare but all the .zip's downloaded there end up corrupted. All help is much appriciated :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on August 23, 2006, 04:04:44 am
It's on my FTP m8

ftp://213.48.38.123

login: hardlight
pass: hardlight
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Sept13 on August 23, 2006, 05:18:25 am
Thanks alot!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: 52Rambler on August 25, 2006, 03:24:52 pm
A seriously stupid question...

I've downloaded the 3 original FSP2 ISO's from the Aussie ftp site (Thanks 2U Downunderers!) and unzipped they all date from 1999 so I'd guess their original retail.  I've also downloaded the complete SCP Pack v1.5c (Yes, I do have time on my hands) thru bit torrent (so far having seeded it upstream twice).  While that was going on I read all nine pages of this thread as well as karajorma's excellant FAQ thru all the relevant (to a complete noob anyway) install sections but what I still don't know (beginning to understand why it's 52Rambler are we?) is whether I actually need the original ISO's as well as this COMPLETE install (or does the 'complete' mean just that?). Like I said, seriously stupid question....

BTW, great site.  I'm an old Privateer, kept a DOS 3.22 machine alive for many years just so I could play it.  But all that I've read regarding FSP2 has me salivating for this new/old space-sim experience.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Ace Pace on August 25, 2006, 03:28:49 pm
Just unzip the 1.5 pack, overwrite with the patchs, and you can play.

There is no reason nowdays to get the original ISOs.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Nedan on August 26, 2006, 01:42:22 am
Thank you PotzUK, I finally got it. :yes2: :D :yes:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on August 26, 2006, 03:22:55 pm
Magic :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Kaboodles on August 26, 2006, 05:39:01 pm
Neither the oxyshare link or PotzUK's ftp site are working  :(

EDIT:  Ok, the Oxyshare link is working, but extremely slooooow
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on August 27, 2006, 04:13:43 am
What happens when you try connecting to mine m8?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: 52Rambler on August 27, 2006, 08:11:45 am
Just unzip the 1.5 pack, overwrite with the patchs, and you can play.

There is no reason nowdays to get the original ISOs.

Thanks Ace Pace, that's what I needed to know.  Having both anyway, I've installed the original and the SCP to different directories.  Being able to play the original and then replay in SCP gives me some appreciation for all that SCP has accomplished as the visual differances are simply stunning!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Ace Pace on August 27, 2006, 08:58:55 am
Just unzip the 1.5 pack, overwrite with the patchs, and you can play.

There is no reason nowdays to get the original ISOs.

Thanks Ace Pace, that's what I needed to know.  Having both anyway, I've installed the original and the SCP to different directories.  Being able to play the original and then replay in SCP gives me some appreciation for all that SCP has accomplished as the visual differances are simply stunning!

If you want a true heart attack from the differance, play the original FS1 then play the Port with the mediaVPs, its NOT the same game.  :pimp:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: achtung on August 27, 2006, 12:01:56 pm
So many new faces in this thread, just gotta hope they stick around.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Kaboodles on August 27, 2006, 12:47:58 pm
What happens when you try connecting to mine m8?

It just times out.  It's ok for me, though, since I eventually got it from oxyshare.  I already had FS2 with SCP fixins, but I didn't do it right and ended up with a lot of bugs.  I just wanted a fresh install.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: BS403 on August 27, 2006, 12:57:13 pm
Just unzip the 1.5 pack, overwrite with the patchs, and you can play.

There is no reason nowdays to get the original ISOs.

Thanks Ace Pace, that's what I needed to know.  Having both anyway, I've installed the original and the SCP to different directories.  Being able to play the original and then replay in SCP gives me some appreciation for all that SCP has accomplished as the visual differances are simply stunning!

If you want a true heart attack from the differance, play the original FS1 then play the Port with the mediaVPs, its NOT the same game.  :pimp:

No its not fs2 certain bonus goals impossible. take silent thret for example.  the mision where you save the giordano is much easier but you can't kill the typhon for the bonus goal i get it down to 1% and no matter how many missles i fire it just stays there. 
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 30, 2006, 11:21:36 am
I detect a hint of weapon tags not doing the business....
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on August 30, 2006, 06:37:29 pm
Well, there is the 1.9b update avalible now... is just small changes since the 1.9a but anyways...

This update supersed the 1.9a... and that is my idea for the updates, newer patchs will superced the old ones, excepting the mediavp updates, that are big updates :P is this way will have 2 patchs Maximun, I want to have only one.

Well, so, for install the 1.9b you have to have the 1.8 or 1.9a vercion.

In will release a new patch in two days... I need some time to test the RC7 first... The university... I nearly no having time for anything :S
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on August 31, 2006, 03:28:07 am
Just added it to the FTP m8y, hope you don't mind?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on August 31, 2006, 06:29:31 am
No, but I will give the 1.9c patch this Saturday (i hope) :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on August 31, 2006, 09:20:59 am
Are you going to bring out a whole new pack when 3.6.9 is finally released?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on August 31, 2006, 09:55:17 am
yeah, but they still in test of the 3.6.9 vps right?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Ace Pace on August 31, 2006, 09:57:41 am
yeah, but they still in test of the 3.6.9 vps right?

Yes
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 01, 2006, 06:18:35 pm
Affer cheking the craizy size of the .MVE movies I decided to still which the .avi ones...

teh FS2 movies sizes are:

287MB the .avi and 692 the .MVE! xD

Anyways... I will upload the .MVE ones for FS1 and FS2 if someone whant it can use it... of course, it will be a diferent threat.


BTW: I discoverer a badname .AVI cutscenes in FS2... the "endpart2a" and "2b"... it should be called "ENDPRT2A" and "ENDPRT2B", thats why the second movie is not played affer finish the campaing :P

I have remember, I have Downloaded the .avis from Karajorma guide :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 02, 2006, 04:11:45 am
I've been trying to warn people about that error in the names for a while. I've got no idea if I got them from TurboNed with the wrong names or if I renamed them in a moment of insanity.

On thing though ShivanSPS. Avi support is going to disappear from FS2_Open after 3.6.9 to be replaced with Theora\MVE only. That means that post 3.6.9 the avi versions will be useless anyway.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 02, 2006, 07:36:52 am
Well ok then, the MVE can be compressed anyway, but it about an 400-500MB size increse the change of AVi->MVE. Incluing both FS1 and FS2 movies.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on September 02, 2006, 09:42:10 am
On thing though ShivanSPS. Avi support is going to disappear from FS2_Open after 3.6.9 to be replaced with Theora\MVE only. That means that post 3.6.9 the avi versions will be useless anyway.

May I ask why?  It seems a step backwards too me?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Herra Tohtori on September 02, 2006, 10:32:54 am
AVI code is being replaced with Theora code and you see that as backward step?

Considering the problems that have surrounded the AVI playback in FSO (unwanted DivX toolbar interaction and other similar stuff), I'd say it's a step forward. And I reckon theora files have greater quality/filesize ratio than avi (XVid/DivX)? Though I'm not sure about the latter one.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Cyker on September 02, 2006, 10:57:28 am
Toolbar problems? Please explain - I'm not too clear on what that particular problem is, as I've not had that with AVI's on mine, although I am using Shivan's pack atm (It's sooo much less hassle. THANK YOOU!!!! :D).


I don't like the idea of going to Theora/MVE only. If it was ADDING Theora support, then fine, I like that, but removing AVI too? Don't like that at all.
AVI is a lot more mature at this stage and creating an AVI is a damned lot easier than a Theora at this point in time.


Is it that hard to keep both in there?!

And how are the cutscenes going to be converted to OGM from MVE? I've only ever seen an MVE to AVI convertor, so unless the plan is to transcode the all the AVIs and degrade the videos and weapon shots even more...

No, I'd agree this is a step backward; There's no real reason to get rid of the AVI support, none that I can see anyway.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 02, 2006, 12:13:32 pm
Toolbar problems? Please explain - I'm not too clear on what that particular problem is, as I've not had that with AVI's on mine, although I am using Shivan's pack atm (It's sooo much less hassle. THANK YOOU!!!! :D).


I don't like the idea of going to Theora/MVE only. If it was ADDING Theora support, then fine, I like that, but removing AVI too? Don't like that at all.
AVI is a lot more mature at this stage and creating an AVI is a damned lot easier than a Theora at this point in time.


Is it that hard to keep both in there?!

And how are the cutscenes going to be converted to OGM from MVE? I've only ever seen an MVE to AVI convertor, so unless the plan is to transcode the all the AVIs and degrade the videos and weapon shots even more...

No, I'd agree this is a step backward; There's no real reason to get rid of the AVI support, none that I can see anyway.


Well, the .MVE are the retail movies and have more quality than .AVI ones which some codecs... like ffdshow...

I also noticed that when .MVE movies be played also have the HDRRish-Lite LOL!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Herra Tohtori on September 02, 2006, 01:23:55 pm
AVI files require codecs to play, even on Freepace Open. If you don't have the correct codecs, the videos won't play.

Theora also requires codecs, but as far as I know, there is just one and single Theora codec, unlike avi codecs, which are multiple... to be more exact, avi files can be of many variety. Most avi files are MPEG-3 compressed. And to make things more complex, MPEG-3 includes for example DivX, Xvid and 3ivx compression codec types. There might be other types also, but I don't know about them really.

So, to be able to play all the different avi files you need several different codecs, and Freespace Open also needs those codecs in order to play the videos. Unfortunately, some codecs and/or codec packs sometimes interference each other even in Windows' own media programs such as Media Player or WinAmp. So it's no big wonder that these codecs/codec packs also make things unclick in Freespace Open video playback system, resulting in unwanted phenomena such as picture not visible but sound audible, no videos played at all, or other things like that. DivX toolbar is one of the instances that when enabled, makes the avi playback in FSO not to work. That's the most common problem encountered with avi video playback in FSO, at least according to questions and help queries on these forums.

So, when the files are Theora compressed (*.ogg files, I believe) and FSO knows that and there's just the one and only Theora codec on the PC, things become *much* less complicated. Less complicated code works faster and better, and there are less chances to be considered in the programming work -> less bugs and other problems.

Besides, avi format(s) are widely considered outdated. Theora is better in almost every regards as far as I know. :cool:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 02, 2006, 02:05:09 pm
I knew I'd be setting the cat amongst the pigeons when I posted that but I feel it's best we get a handle on this now. If we distribute Shivan's 2.0 pack (i.e the 3.6.9 one) with the MVE movies then everything works perfectly. If we continue to distribute the AVIs then in 3.6.10 or 3.7 (which ever one is the next release) we will have problems when the avi code is removed as all the movies will suddenly cease to work and we'll be flooded with support requests.

Given the amount of time I spend on those I'm in favour of pre-emptive action whenever possible :)

Toolbar problems? Please explain - I'm not too clear on what that particular problem is, as I've not had that with AVI's on mine, although I am using Shivan's pack atm (It's sooo much less hassle. THANK YOOU!!!! :D).

Taylor is the man in charge of the upgrade so I'm sure he'll correct me if I get anything wrong but here's the problem. When freespace wants to play a movie it has to call direct show to decode it. Direct show then has to scan its list of codecs to find a suitable one which it then uses to play the movie. Problem is that things like Divx don't like being used this way as they want to install divx toolbar to the window. As a result we are constantly getting problems with people who only get sound and no video from cutscenes.

The solution generally given is to uninstall divx and install xvid or to turn off divx toolbar. This is a crap solution. We shouldn't have to forcing people to turn off 3rd party software in order to use FS2. It's a problem that is indicative of the fact that using DirectShow is a dreadful idea in the first place.

Theora on the other hand won't use DirectShow. FS2_Open will decode the movies internally (the way any sensible game coder does it). We don't have to tell people to install codecs. We don't have to support problems with the codecs the user has already screwed his machine up with. We don't have to deal with a multitude of other DirectShow screw ups.

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I don't like the idea of going to Theora/MVE only. If it was ADDING Theora support, then fine, I like that, but removing AVI too? Don't like that at all.
AVI is a lot more mature at this stage and creating an AVI is a damned lot easier than a Theora at this point in time.


The avi code however is full of holes and goes wrong with startling regularity. That's why it's being removed. It will be in 3.6.9 because we aren't foolish enough to suddenly remove it without trying to get most of the community to see what's coming but next time it breaks (and it will break) it won't be worth the hassle of repairing it. So why keep it when it's broken?

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Is it that hard to keep both in there?!


Unless you can find a coder willing to keep it working yes. I'd rather Taylor was giving me the new pilot code he's been working on than fixing yet another bug in the movie code.

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And how are the cutscenes going to be converted to OGM from MVE? I've only ever seen an MVE to AVI convertor, so unless the plan is to transcode the all the AVIs and degrade the videos and weapon shots even more...

1) Why on Earth would we recode? FS2_Open only added support for avi because we couldn't play MVE. We can now play the original MVEs without the loss of quality going from MVE to AVI. So if quality is what you're worried about you can just play the MVEs.
2) MVE2AVI produces uncompressed AVIs. So there shouldn't be much loss of quality anyway.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Goober5000 on September 03, 2006, 02:08:59 am
There's no real reason to get rid of the AVI support, none that I can see anyway.

This, gentlemen, is why democracy doesn't work.  People are only too willing to give their opinion on things they know nothing about.

In addition to the reasons karajorma posted, AVI support doesn't work on non-Windows platforms.  The AVI support we do have isn't mature at all; it's basically a bunch of hacks.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on September 03, 2006, 03:50:06 am
Ahh, fair enough points.  I've not heard of Theora before though, I'll read up at some point.  My only worry with theora is it's appears to be a fiddley process to generate the movie files, but as long as MVE support remains (which it looks like that's the case anyway) then there shouldn't be a problem  :nod:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 03, 2006, 07:21:38 am
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,41956

Anyone who still wants to argue about why avi support should be put out of it's misery is welcome to try :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: phoenixemperor on September 03, 2006, 10:47:05 pm
Is there anywhere other than the FTP or Oxyshare to get the 1.8 update. I can never get a connection to the FTP and Oxyshare doesn't let Getright resume downloads, which is rather not cool for a dialup user such as myself.

Also, I hate to seem like a retard who can't read, but how exactly do I get mods to work properly?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 04, 2006, 04:15:56 pm
If you're talking about the ones included then all you need to do is to go to the mod tab of the launcher and select the folder that they're in.

If you're adding a new mod look at my FAQ's installing mods section for help.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: phoenixemperor on September 05, 2006, 01:36:46 am
Well it tells me mod folders can't contain spaces. Yet the folders have no spaces in their names...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Wanderer on September 05, 2006, 01:47:29 am
So you havent installed the game under "Program Files" directory? Or into "FreeSpace 2" directory? As these cause the problem as well
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Herra Tohtori on September 05, 2006, 02:16:35 am
It never ceases to amaze me that in Windows default installation there are folders with spaces on them. Such as "Documents and Settings" and of course "Program Files".

Suggestion - wherever is the instruction that "mod directories can't contain spaces" it shoud be said like this:

Paths to mod directories cannot contain spaces.

IMO this could make the questions asked decrease in amount... At least, amongst those who know what is meant by "path".  :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: phoenixemperor on September 05, 2006, 02:20:15 am
Ah that would be it. Guess I can't keep Freespace 2 in a folder on my desktop with the rest of my games. Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: asyikarea51 on September 05, 2006, 09:16:58 am
I guess I'm one of the few who is against the dropping of AVI support, partly because I'm really running out of HDD space (and files to delete). :(

But the points are valid, so I won't dispute them.

Though I have a question if you guys don't mind: will the resulting filesizes be 1) less, 2) more, or 3) almost the same, if the videos are compressed under the new format that is mentioned?

Thanks :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Herra Tohtori on September 05, 2006, 10:23:14 am
If you can't fit the uncompressed MVE files onto your HD, you can always use the last build where AVI support works... though you will of course lose the benefit of all updates.

That is, until someone converts the MVE movies into Theora format.

I don't remember how much bigger the MVE files are than AVI files, but the Theora files should be close in size to AVI files (or smaller), so once they get done, you can start using them. :) They should also be of better quality, AFAIK.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: asyikarea51 on September 05, 2006, 10:39:18 am
I've never heard of Theora before. Hopefully it lives up to everyone's expectations?  :nod:

Thanks for the info  :)

Four HDDs, six partitions, and none of them has over 600MB free... (Bangwal) this pitiful computer is barely running.

:(

[bang wall spelt wrongly on purpose]
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 05, 2006, 12:41:07 pm
You can run the MVEs straight off of the CDs in you know :) You don't need to install them at all.

So assuming you have the CDs that's 300MB of hard drive space you've got back :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Goober5000 on September 05, 2006, 06:41:11 pm
According to the experiments taylor has run, Theora is smaller than AVI.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: phoenixemperor on September 05, 2006, 11:56:14 pm
So I am the only one having problems with the FTP server  :nervous:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on September 06, 2006, 02:49:20 am
The logs say yes m8y :)

What problem are you having?  Timeouts?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: phoenixemperor on September 06, 2006, 03:43:35 am
Well any time I try to download any of the update patches, I get told by Getright that the server is busy, retry in 59 seconds.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on September 06, 2006, 07:23:36 am
What happens if you try using a different FTP client?  I have a cap on the server of 3 connections per IP for obvious reasons, I suspect that Getright might be trying to use more?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: asyikarea51 on September 06, 2006, 07:33:09 am
@ kara

I've only got the FS1 MVE's (ST too, if they had any), and even then I'd have to search every nook and cranny of my room just to find those original discs... Then there's the case of whether or not those discs'll still work... :shaking:

@ Goober

That's good news...  :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Christopherger on September 07, 2006, 11:11:14 am
I am about to get Shivan's install of FSO, should I wait for the MVE support version, or go ahead? I have some time as I will be playing the FS1 and 2 vanilla for a bit, but wanted to ask, I read through the thread and it looks like MVE is the way to go and I have tons of free HD space, so I will look forward to it, but wondered about timing.

Is the FTP working, i saw some posts about that, so I thought i would check also, and do you all recomend a client for FTP downloads? I have used Total Commanderr  but that was a long time ago and things have changed I am sure.
thanks :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Getter Robo G on September 09, 2006, 09:21:59 pm
Ok,  :wtf:...

  I stumbled upon a comment in this thread about the "no spaces allowed in mod directory" error...

My mods have never had spaces in them but the launcher would likewise never recognise them so I gave up building them that way.

  So are you saying that the ENTIRE path from drive letter to mod can't have any spaces? IE if you install under "Program Files" you're screwed...

  If this IS the case then that means I've been beating my head against the wall for almost 3 years because the launcher gave a faulty explination...

(oh and happy early birthday to me... English forums already sent me emails so NOBODY here say a thing! I'm depressed enough as it is.)  :p
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Herra Tohtori on September 10, 2006, 12:48:22 am
That is excactly the case.

That's also one of the reasons why I despise Microsoft, putting spaces in highly relevant directories -> close to all and every program installations try to use "Program Files" as by default -> Some programs then cannot understand themselves in some situations. FSO Launcher is but one application that dislikes spaces in dir/file names.


One of the things I would like to suggest to TBP group is to change the default installation directory to anything else than "Program Files\etc\etc\..."
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on September 13, 2006, 02:48:17 am
Would the use of quotes (") work?  If you want to 'use' directory names with spaces in a DOS prompt you need to enclose the entire path in quotes... may have the same effect?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Herra Tohtori on September 13, 2006, 04:12:58 am
I dunno... the cmd.exe and command.com are different, by the way.


Running cmd.exe directly makes the use of the console much easier and faster; for example, you can use spaces and long dir/file names with no problem; you can use tab key to shuffle through files and directories in the working directory, and of course shuffling previous commands with up/down keys also works. And you don't need to use quote marks when you ar eusing paths, even if they contain spaces.

If you run "command.com" or just "command", the DOS prompt is different. It doesn't understand spaces in dirs; what more, it only accepts 8 character dir names, and stuff like that.

For example, if you're on C:\ and you type dir. It does show you the proper names of every file and directory in C:\, BUT if you want to actually go to, say, C:\Documents and Settings\, you would have to type

cd Docume~1

and that throws you into Documents and Settings directory. The difference

So, if you have to use command prompt in WinXP, for the mercy of Spaghetti Monster don't type "command" on the Run dialog... type "cmd" instead. Of course this could be something PC-specific, but somehow I don't think so. I think it's somehow related to the fact that NT based Windows systems don't have actual, real DOS running anywhere in them, the cmd.exe is just a feeble attempt to emulate dos...

--> GOES TO TEST LAUNCHER WITH SPACES IN PATH

<---BACK

...okay, this is getting more weird now.

I just put a space into my mediavp368zeta folder; I renamed it to "mediavp368 zeta". I could select the directory without any problems whatsoever in the MOD page of the Launcher. The game run perfectly with mediaVP mod properly activated.

After this surprising result, I also put a space elsewhere in the path; namely I renamed my entire FS2 folder from "Freespace2_SCP" to "Freespace2 SCP".

Same thing; the game runs fine, the Launcher is not nagging about spaces and the mod is activated normally.

It would seem to me that whatever has been causing problems with spaces in mod names is gone. Though I don't remember seeing any announcement clearing this... Is this one of the changes that have been applied to Launcher 5.4 RC builds?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 14, 2006, 12:02:45 pm
I just finished the 1.9c update, the download link will be avalible later today.
(you must have 1.8/1.9a or 1.9b in order to install this update)

The Update v1.9c, incluide:
-Launcher 5.4.1-pre
-3.6.8 Zeta MediaVPs mp-710 fixs.
-CVS Build 3.6.9 RC7
-CPR Valkyrie (high textures) for fs_port
-CPR Angel (high textures) for fs_port
-HTL Athena for fsport
-Fixed cutscenes.tbl for fs_port
-Fixed missname in FS2 Ending2a/b cutscenes
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 14, 2006, 04:23:09 pm
Ok, there is, dont worry about the .exe.exe :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Andkat on September 17, 2006, 10:15:55 am
Hello,
I recently Downloaded the 1.5c Freespace 2 SCP Pack at the behest of a friend, and I have managed to succesfully install it onto my computer. However, I find that I am incapable of playing the actual campaign, for whenever I attempt to initiate it, the game demands the second CD. Can anyone explain to me how I am intended to circumvent this requirement?

In addition, the 1.8 download link of the first page of this thread (I hoped to download it in the event that what I experienced was a bug) isn't exactly a download link; it leads to a page that contains the file name and the words "Download Now!" but no links to the actual file.  The "Get Your File Here" link is also not present on the OxyShare page.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 17, 2006, 11:17:19 am
You're running the wrong .exe.

The Freespace2.exe runs the FS2.exe. These are the retail files. What you actually want to run is the launcher.exe which will let you run FS2_Open.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Andkat on September 17, 2006, 12:03:44 pm
The Open Launcher crashes mid-load thanks to a spelling error in the ini. files (intial instead of initial) which results in a "not responding" message from task manager. I can't even select the debugging option.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Macfie on September 17, 2006, 12:08:10 pm
When I try to run the update to version 1.9c, I get an error on the mp-710 models file it says there is a decompression error.  I downloaded the file and ran it again but got the same error.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 17, 2006, 01:39:43 pm
The Open Launcher crashes mid-load thanks to a spelling error in the ini. files (intial instead of initial) which results in a "not responding" message from task manager. I can't even select the debugging option.

Ah. I'm surprised that is coming up. The solution is to update to newer versions of the pack but you'll need ShivanSPS to talk you through that.

I could explain to you how to download and upgrade yourself but I'm a little worried that might prevent you from using Shivan's packs in the future.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Macfie on September 17, 2006, 02:16:39 pm
I had version 1.9a installed prior to trying to install version 1.9c. It appears that the problem is only with one file in the upgraded version.  The rest of 1.9c installed without any problem.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 17, 2006, 02:22:25 pm
Does everything else in the pack install correctly? Cause you can get the missing file here (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,39905.0.html)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: taylor on September 17, 2006, 02:26:48 pm
I've only got the FS1 MVE's (ST too, if they had any), and even then I'd have to search every nook and cranny of my room just to find those original discs... Then there's the case of whether or not those discs'll still work... :shaking:
You could always just download the MVEs and stick them on a blank CD.  They don't need any directory structure or anything, just make them the only files on the CD, with no folders.  And I think that you can fit all of them on one CD, I know for sure with the FS1 movies, and I think if you use a 700M CD you can get the FS2 movies on one disc as well.  And if you can't, then just stick them on a DVD instead.

It would seem to me that whatever has been causing problems with spaces in mod names is gone. Though I don't remember seeing any announcement clearing this... Is this one of the changes that have been applied to Launcher 5.4 RC builds?
It was never a problem as far as I know, just something stupid that the launcher required for no reason.  The game has always worked fine with spaces in the directory names so this was a launcher specific issue.  After a lot of testing to make sure it was safe, I just removed the warning since it served no purpose at all. :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Macfie on September 17, 2006, 04:58:54 pm
Does everything else in the pack install correctly? Cause you can get the missing file here (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,39905.0.html)
When I try to download the file I get an rar file labeled mp-710_models[1] but there is nothing in it.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 17, 2006, 06:41:01 pm
mmm sure? thats strange, I will check it out later. Try to re download again... so many people downloaded the 1.9c vercion and none say anything about that error. The file has been downloaded 64 times..
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Andkat on September 17, 2006, 08:49:14 pm
I recently downloaded version 1.9c (over 1.8), and I'm recieving the same decompression error as Macfie. Should I abort or ignore it?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 17, 2006, 09:28:46 pm
ok, is a problem which the installer them, just ignore it... its only the MP-170 Models? if you have the 1.9b previusly you already have it... so dont worry about.

If not, you can download the MP-170 file from http://fs2source.warpcore.org/mediavp/mp-710_models.rar (http://fs2source.warpcore.org/mediavp/mp-710_models.rar), unrar and put them in the Mediavps folder.


Damn, this shouldt not be happening... I downloaded the file to test it before I put the link :S, since the disaster which the splited parts of the full pack in a direct download I dont whant to take those risks...

Anyway... by now just download the single file that failed in the descompression, I will fix this in a few days, i cant doit right now, I need my computer :S
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Macfie on September 18, 2006, 09:07:41 am
When I try to run the update to version 1.9c, I get an error on the mp-710 models file it says there is a decompression error.  I downloaded the file and ran it again but got the same error.

I solved the problem by updating to version 1.9b first.  Since this already had the mp-710 models file in it, I had no problem when I updated to version 1.9c.  It appears the problem is only when updating from version 1.9a and I would assume version 1.8 to 1.9c.  This would explain why no one else had the problem.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 18, 2006, 04:46:18 pm
Ok, the file is fixed now, good hunting.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Andkat on September 18, 2006, 05:55:15 pm
Whenever I attempt to run 1.9c (with the aforementioned file in place in the media.vps file), the game intro displays...and when it's done, my computer blue-screens. In addition, if I've been running my computer for  a while and attempt to run the game, it won't even display an intro; it will go directly to a brighter blue-screen without any text or characters.


Edit: Ackh, somone hack-edited this post!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 19, 2006, 05:21:05 pm
That bluescreen problem sounds like a thermal problem in your PC. Do you get the same thing with other games that push your graphics card hard?

And you haven't been hacked. It's international talk like a pirate day. Things will be back to normal tomorrow (hopefully).
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Andkat on September 19, 2006, 10:16:27 pm
My computer can run Oblivion, Freelancer, F.E.A.R., and innumerable other games on maximum possible graphical settings with minimal slow-downs, and is about a year old. It should certainly have no difficulty with Freespace 2, especially since I cleaned out the vent fans quite recently. To all appearances, it is a technical glitch or error.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: dborden on September 20, 2006, 08:02:13 am
Quick question.  I recently upgraded my PC and I am now running a core 2 duo e6400, 7950gx2 video card and a 1920x1200 widescreeen display.  Will i still be able to play freespace using shivan's pack?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Ace Pace on September 20, 2006, 08:07:51 am
Quick question.  I recently upgraded my PC and I am now running a core 2 duo e6400, 7950gx2 video card and a 1920x1200 widescreeen display.  Will i still be able to play freespace using shivan's pack?

Rather obviously yes, though I'm not sure how FS2 will look at such a resolution.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on September 20, 2006, 10:23:21 am
It looks great, but it doesn't play so well.  The targeting boxes appear at a different aspect to the target itself towards the edges of the screens, so if a target moves off to the side its target box becomes misaligned.  Same thing happens in FRED with the Ship and it's pink dot locator.  AFAIK it's a known bug but isn't high on the list of fixes
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Andkat on September 20, 2006, 08:06:19 pm
I honestly do not undertsand how you people can get this to run, unless Freespace 2 is somehow utterly incompatible with an ATi Radeon X850X Platinum Graphics Card with Catalyst Control Drivers (not to mention several gigabytes of RAM). I've wiped all FS2 files from my computer, reinstalled in a different directory after extensive Wincleaning, and tried to run 1.5c. It worked fine until I tried to start the campaign from the main menu. After loading the campaign up, the game went to the blank vibrant-blue screen. After installing 1.8, it went directly to that same screen after the initial loading screen (note that I was trying to run the relevant Kara file and the Run program in windows 98/ME compatibility instead of on my native XP). I've installed the AP whatever program, I've double-checked the run-file, I've disabled all extra options and am running at 1024X768 32 bit resolution; now what? What can I possibly be doing so wrong that on every attempt to run the game it enters some form of blue-screen. Freespace 1 (which I have installed via retail), Hardwar, they all run pristinely (as they should run on a system that's older than them by about five years). So why won't this operate properly (note that I've deactivated my Viruscan and have unblocked the game when prompted to)?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 21, 2006, 02:42:52 am
FS2_Open is not FS2 Retail. It has much higher system requirements. What are the specs for your PC?

Try running the Freespace2.exe instead of the launcher. That will let you play the retail version instead of SCP. Tell us if that works.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on September 21, 2006, 03:48:12 am
I've had some success in fixing random graphics issues by running it in a window, there's a tick box on the Dev section in the launcher
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 21, 2006, 06:48:20 am
is more like a bug in the drivers... if you have ATI and are using Omega Drivers, be aware that I having too much problems which OGL on those drivers which my card... so much, thats why I keep the olders Omega drivers (205) :P

Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Andkat on September 21, 2006, 01:47:46 pm
I have a Radeon X850X Platinum Edition Card (I don't have the  Omega Drivers , unless the Catalyst Center auto-installs them), 2046 Megabytes of RAM, Dual Cores, several dozen gigabytes of free space on both of my hard drives, etc. My computer is, as aforementioned, easily capable of running even brand-new games or high or maximum specs (such as Company of Heros, Oblivion, etc.). It should not have the slightest difficulty with even a heavily modified version of Freespace 2, and certainly shouldn't be doing a graphics-based crash shortly after attempting to run the game.

And seeing as how you cannot initiate a campaign from the default Freespace 2 menu (Disc 2 required and the like), it would be fairly moot to attempt to run it (though the one occasion upon which I did do so I was capable of reaching the primary menu without a single problem. I also once reached the main menu with Shivan's, but after that it just textless visual blue-screened every time.). Is there anything I can do to resolve these issues?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 21, 2006, 02:00:23 pm
Try in runing it in D3D 1024x768 and see what happends...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Andkat on September 21, 2006, 05:47:50 pm
It appears to work with D3D! :D
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 21, 2006, 05:57:25 pm
You are trying to run OGL in 1024x768 right? and dint work?

mmm is a drivers problem... look for older ones... do you have any other game that run in OpenGL to test? like Doom3, Quake 4...?

BTW, D3D is bad here, is a little outdated... and, disable "spectacular" in the features menu while you running in D3D, or you will see many "white" textures :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: BlackDove on September 21, 2006, 06:23:14 pm
Why is this not stickied?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on September 21, 2006, 06:27:23 pm
Why is this not stickied?

Because that would be favoritism, wouldn't it?

endosing one version over another?

How do you think the people at HotU would feel?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: BlackDove on September 21, 2006, 06:29:48 pm
Who gives a ****?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Flipside on September 21, 2006, 06:43:19 pm
Because a link exists to it in the already sticky 'Freespace 2 Download Links.', though I agree, it's a bit hard to identify as a specific SCP download... I'll look into that.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on September 21, 2006, 07:14:08 pm
Who gives a ****?

the HotU people?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: BlackDove on September 21, 2006, 07:19:59 pm
Nobody cares.

Correction.

Nobody important cares.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 21, 2006, 10:05:29 pm
About the Theora codec... the support will be keeped?, because I planing to make cutscenes for my campaing and if Theora is smaller than .avi it will be a good option :P, but anyway... my campaing will be fully finish in a year :S, because I didt not have time for it right now :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 22, 2006, 05:01:56 am
Why is this not stickied?

Well the main reason is probably because no one expected this thread to go on as long as it did. I for one was expecting a new thread for each revision. I'm glad I didn't have to update the downloads links thread to keep up with that to be honest but that was what I was expecting to have to do.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 22, 2006, 08:23:21 am
Why is this not stickied?

Well the main reason is probably because no one expected this thread to go on as long as it did. I for one was expecting a new thread for each revision. I'm glad I didn't have to update the downloads links thread to keep up with that to be honest but that was what I was expecting to have to do.

Not even myselft expected this :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: roach on September 23, 2006, 10:44:44 am
Perhaps someone has already mentioned this, if so I'm sorry. I'm trying to download the torrent mentioned in the very first post in this thread. Once I've got the zip file, I try to extract it, but Winzip says one of the files is corrupt (fails CRC check). Does anyone have an idea how I can extract this file? This is the third time I've re-downloaded the torrent, but it still won't work...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Goober5000 on September 23, 2006, 03:13:52 pm
Try WinRAR or 7zip to unzip the file instead.

Oh, and make sure the torrent is completely downloaded before you try to extract it.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: roach on September 23, 2006, 06:16:08 pm
Try WinRAR or 7zip to unzip the file instead.

Oh, and make sure the torrent is completely downloaded before you try to extract it.

Yeah, I tried this already. Neither of them can handle it either. The actual zip file itself (fs2scpfullpackv15c_Shivansps.zip) contains three files, setup.exe, How-To-Install.txt, and freespace2.zip. This last file (freespace2.zip) is corrupt. WinZip, and 7Zip both give a CRC error. WinRAR, for example, gives the following message: "C:\Downloads\fs2scpfullpackv15c_Shivansps.zip: CRC failed in fs2scpfullpackv15c_Shivansps\Freespace2.zip. The file is corrupt"

Am I the first person to actually bother trying to download this torrent? Has no one else had this problem?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 23, 2006, 06:44:49 pm
The problem has been reported previously but not by everyone who has downloaded the torrent.

The best solution would be to get someone who already has the torrent to generate some recovery files for you with quickpar (http://www.quickpar.org.uk/).
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: roach on September 25, 2006, 08:36:27 am
The problem has been reported previously but not by everyone who has downloaded the torrent.

The best solution would be to get someone who already has the torrent to generate some recovery files for you with quickpar (http://www.quickpar.org.uk/).

Sounds good. Any volunteers?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 25, 2006, 08:49:09 am
If anyone who has the download wants to help out I'll be happy to talk them through how it's done. It's pretty simple.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Ace Pace on September 25, 2006, 08:52:10 am
If anyone who has the download wants to help out I'll be happy to talk them through how it's done. It's pretty simple.

I'm willing to do it, though if it's a large result file, it'll be hard to upload.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 25, 2006, 08:56:12 am
The par2 file is no more than a few KB in size.

The program also generated repair files which vary in size. What you do is run quickpar and generate say 10MB of parity files. Roach then runs the parity file in quickpar which tells him how many blocks he's missing. All you then have to do is upload that number of blocks. It could be that the smallest block is all that is needed.

I'll make an example so you can see how easy it is to use.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: roach on September 25, 2006, 08:59:38 am
The par2 file is no more than a few KB in size.

The program also generated repair files which vary in size. What you do is run quickpar and generate say 10MB of parity files. Roach then runs the parity file in quickpar which tells him how many blocks he's missing. All you then have to do is upload that number of blocks. It could be that the smallest block is all that is needed.

I'll make an example so you can see how easy it is to use.

Sounds complicated. Isn't the BitTorrent protocol supposed to take care of all this CRC checking and parity and such? I've downloaded the torrent three times, with the same problem each time. If anyone has this file on an FTP server somewhere, I'd rather do it that way...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Ace Pace on September 25, 2006, 09:03:40 am
Walk me through it, what files do I add, block allocation, recovery files, I'm kinda lost and I'm not used to that.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 25, 2006, 09:09:06 am
The problem is that if you have a download on someone elses PC which is corrupt to start with you'll get the problem repeatedly if you keep connecting to them.

Quickpar is actually very simple to use. That's why it's heavily used on usenet. All you would have to do is

1) Install quickpar.
2) Download a file to the same folder you have the zip file
3) Click on it.
4) The program will tell you you need x number of blocks. Probably only one or two
5) You download that number of blocks and run the file again.

That's it.

The problem with an FTP is we're talking about a 2GB file. If you can find someone with that kind of space I'm sure it can be done but we're talking about a pretty epic upload here even before we consider the bandwidth such an file would use if people started downloading it.

Quickpar can probably solve the problem with a 1-2MB download. Furthermore once the files are up it can solve any similar sized corruption meaning that it's not just you who gets to avoid having to redownload a 2GB file. I've been suggesting that someone makes up some par files for ages but no one seems to listen to me.

Ace pace. Give me a sec and I'll show you what to do.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Ace Pace on September 25, 2006, 09:23:42 am
Okay, I added the fs2scpfullpackv15c_Shivansps.zip file, it gave me the following information, I'm unhappy to admit that I have no clue on torrenting beyond using it and therfor this is mostly greek to me.

Total block count is 2778, block size of 768,000.

Now it gives me for recovery files:
10% redundency, 280 recovery blocks, recovery data size of 217,295,160.
Assuming thats the amount of data I Will need to upload, thats beyond me, sorry.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 25, 2006, 09:31:43 am
What it's give you there is the amount you'd have to upload to be able to recover the entire file even if 10% of the file was corrupt (around 217MB). I suspect we have much less corruption than that so I doubt we'll need anywhere near as much.

Okay. Here's a quick guide on how to build Par2 files.

1) Run Quickpar
2) Click on the Add Files button. (I've added Sparky_fs2.vp you should use the freespace.zip (or whatever was the corrupt one) from ShivanSPS's pack)
3) Leaving the other settings on default should be fine. The only one you need to care about is the Number of Recovery blocks. In the example I've generated 21. That's probably about all you should make. If Roach needs more than that a new source is what is needed. This is really just about fixing minor CRC errors.

You should now have a screen that looks like this
(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/karajorma/Misc-Pics/Quickpar1.jpg)

Your settings may be somewhat different but that really shouldn't matter.

4) Click on create and the PC will go to work making the parity files.

(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/karajorma/Misc-Pics/Quickpar2.jpg)

5) What you'll be left with is 5-6 files in the same folder as the Freespace2.zip file

(http://homepage.ntlworld.com/karajorma/Misc-Pics/Quickpar3.jpg)

The first one is the one that tells you how much you need to recover the file. So upload that one at least. Roach need only download it and click on it to be told how many blocks he's missing. If it's under 21 upload all the rest of the files, he downloads them and can simply click on any of them to repair his file.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Ace Pace on September 25, 2006, 09:40:14 am
Okay, result Par2 file was 54kb. It's location is: Here (http://www.libriumarcana.com/Uploads/Ace/FS2/fs2scpfullpackv15c_Shivansps.zip.par2).
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 25, 2006, 10:45:38 am
mmm this is even posible? i mean... I never have problem in corruption of big files downloaded thoght Torrents... What client you are using? I have Bitcomet and never whave a single problem whit it...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 25, 2006, 11:18:17 am
I've never had it happen either but it's not the first time I've seen it reported on this thread.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 25, 2006, 02:53:26 pm
That because Winrar... in older vercions Winrar have corruption problem on compressing/decompressing big files... is a know bug. that why I used Winzip for this pack. (and thats why everyone have problems whit the direct download vercion, that has been rar made.)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 25, 2006, 05:29:03 pm
Ah. Well if Roach runs that par2 file we'll soon have an answer as to the cause.

If it is indeed that his version of winRAR is old he'll have it come up as green and requiring no repair.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mobius on September 26, 2006, 05:49:42 am
Can I add the link top an Italian site? I want to bring here many "ragazzi" ASAP.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Exlover81 on September 26, 2006, 09:52:47 pm
Hello,

I am a complete freespace 2 newbie and right now I am just trying to get the retail freespace 2 version with all the cutscenes (I don't want the stripped down version).  I was able to find the .iso's for the 3 CD's from freespacezone.com but the torrent download for those are very very slow.

I then happened to stumble upon this link and found v1.5c pack torrent.  For now, I am just interested in the full retail version of freespace 2 and not so much the Freespace_Open or any of the mods.   I know the description for the v1.5c pack says that it includes the full retail version along with the cutscenes, are these files the .iso files?  Is it safe to say that this is the full unstripped verison of freespace 2?  Not like the one that HOTU offers?

Thanks for any answers,
Ex
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 27, 2006, 04:17:12 am
You've got several choices when it comes to retail. And I wouldn't write off HotU just yet.

1) Get the isos. There are a bunch of torrent and emule links in my FAQ that you can try.
2) Get HotU and the mve movies from (Damnit I've lost the link but someone else will probably supply it). The only difference between that and the full version is that you have to have the movies on your HD and your exe is slightly different since it's cracked to let you play without the CDs.
3) Get this pack and the mve cutscenes from the same place as above. (I don't think the pack includes the ISOs. Correct me if I'm wrong).
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on September 27, 2006, 11:41:59 am
not... not the isos.. just the installed folder... but anyways I thinking about incluiding the FS2 crack in the next vercion of my pack if anyone whant to play just as retail :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 27, 2006, 03:04:39 pm
You didn't already? You definitely should.

Just rename the uncracked one and stick the cracked one in its place though in case anyone ever needs the original.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Killbot on September 28, 2006, 04:21:28 pm
The hosting site of the 1.8 update didn't give a download link at all (not even a file properties page) and appears to be temporarily down. Any alternative download sites for the update?
Updating manually is a bit tough for a newbie like me... *Cough*  :ick: ;)


Alternatively, I'd go down the "manual update to 1.8" road, but I need working links to those files for that:

-Kara  4/29 CVS Build (<- ???)
(-InfernoR1 Mod Update) (<- Not that important)
(-Sol: A History Mod) (<- Not that important)
-HTL Elysium (<- quite important)


P.S: A general "Thanks" for bringing FS up to date. Impressive work you're doing! :yes: :nod:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on September 28, 2006, 05:33:51 pm
Check carefully. They like to hide the links on sites like that. Last time it was similar in style to a google advert. Even in terms of font and placement.

-Kara  4/29 CVS Build (<- ???)

I wouldn't touch that build these days with a 10 foot barge pole and I'm the one who bloody built it :D There was nothing wrong with it at the time but if you're not running 3.6.9 RC 7 or above these days you really should have a damn good reason :D
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Killbot on September 28, 2006, 06:07:09 pm
Check carefully. They like to hide the links on sites like that. Last time it was similar in style to a google advert. Even in terms of font and placement.

Yeah, but the page displays something completely different for me, other than Shivan_SPS's screenshot. If the hosting page loaded at all, I'd attach a screenie. :blah:

Quote
I wouldn't touch that build these days with a 10 foot barge pole and I'm the one who bloody built it :D There was nothing wrong with it at the time but if you're not running 3.6.9 RC 7 or above these days you really should have a damn good reason :D

Oh, I see. At the moment, I run 3.6.9 RC7 (from the 1.9 patch, which I installed without installing the previous one) without any problems so far. Even the FS1 port runs smooth, 'though it likes to reboot my PC in Open GL mode. But what the heck, I don't like OGL anyways. ;) :D
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Ulala on September 28, 2006, 06:14:39 pm
So I'm going to reinstall FS2, would this (this, being ShivanSpS's torrent) be the best/easiest place to get all the latest and greatest SCP features?  :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on September 29, 2006, 03:32:18 am
The problem with an FTP is we're talking about a 2GB file. If you can find someone with that kind of space I'm sure it can be done but we're talking about a pretty epic upload here even before we consider the bandwidth such an file would use if people started downloading it.

I've been hosting it on my FTP for the last couple of months m8y.  What needs to be done?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Killbot on September 30, 2006, 01:13:13 pm
I've been hosting it on my FTP for the last couple of months m8y.  What needs to be done?

Do you have the patch,too?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on September 30, 2006, 01:29:32 pm
I believe so

ftp://213.48.38.123

username & password are both "hardlight"

Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Killbot on September 30, 2006, 02:12:52 pm
I believe so

I love you...really... ;) (http://ugly.plzdiekthxbye.net/small/s000.gif)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: SpecteRR on October 06, 2006, 02:41:05 pm
 Ppl- help me please - i can't downloading from Filefront for some reason, so i can't get patch 1.9c , tell me please - maybe i can get this path from another server?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Knarfe1000 on October 07, 2006, 09:00:38 am
Could someone please mirror the 1.5c/1.6-to-1.8 "FS2_SCP_full_pack 1.8 Update.exe" file somewhere else besides oxyshare? I can't download a thing from that file service at all. I already downloaded the complete v1.5c pack & the v1.8-to-v1.9a update. So I just need that last file. :)

First post. :D :yes:

1.5c, 1.8 Update and 1.9 Update Mirror

Hope no one minds, but I've put up a mirror of the 1.5c, 1.8 and 1.9a Updates here:

ftp://213.48.38.123
Username : hardlight
Password : hardlight

It's on a 2Mbit line so don't expect massive download speeds :)

Enjoy :)
I tried to download with Flashget but it doesn´t work. After the 50th retry I stopped the connection, What´s the problem?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on October 07, 2006, 02:05:35 pm
You tell me, what's the error you're getting?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Knarfe1000 on October 07, 2006, 05:19:37 pm
It worked with another Download-Manager, thanks!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Knarfe1000 on October 08, 2006, 04:12:49 am
Do I need 1.9a and 1.9b Updates??
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Knarfe1000 on October 08, 2006, 06:20:03 am
I downloaded 1.5c and the updates to 1.9c. First: Many many thanks for this self extracting packages, very good work, guys!!

Installation went fine but I now have two problems:

1. I removed my old installation of FS 2, which was german. Now I have german subtitles and english voice files.
    I only removed the old FS 2 folder and didn´t deinstall. What have I to do to even change subtitles to english?

2. I see no movies, I only hear the sounds (no error-prompt is shown).
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on October 08, 2006, 01:31:49 pm
Do I need 1.9a and 1.9b Updates??

No, you need 1.5c->1.8->1.9c
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on October 08, 2006, 01:48:43 pm
1. I removed my old installation of FS 2, which was german. Now I have german subtitles and english voice files.
    I only removed the old FS 2 folder and didn´t deinstall. What have I to do to even change subtitles to english?

You can set the language from the misc tab of the Original FS2 launcher (not the SCP one) IIRC. Run Freespace2.exe and try to change it.

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2. I see no movies, I only hear the sounds (no error-prompt is shown).

Turn off Divx Toolbar if you have it. Or simply install Xvid and let it take over player Divx movies.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Knarfe1000 on October 08, 2006, 04:00:40 pm
I started the FS 2 Retail-Launcher. I can click at the "english" button but the "apply"/"übernehmen"-button is not available. So it can´t be changed  :(
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Knarfe1000 on October 08, 2006, 04:07:51 pm
I installed XVid, now the videos are there, thanks  :)  ... but there´s still my prob with the wrong language
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on October 10, 2006, 06:11:07 am
mm in my languaje tab the only option is english...
mmm try to delete all registry entrys about Freespace and try again.

Search in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->Software and HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software.


Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Javito1986 on October 10, 2006, 07:15:56 pm
Hey Shivan, just downloaded your pack two days ago. Loving it so far. I'm having a problem with the cutscenes though, let me see if I can explain it to you.


I'm having problems running the cutscenes. Followed some of the advice on this thread and tried disabling my Divx toolbar but I'm not sure if I did it correctly. How exactly do I do this correctly? I see video -sometimes-, for instance if I turn on FS2 after waiting a while. But then if I turn it off and on again I will not see the intro. It's very odd.


Secondly, this may seem like a dumb question but exactly how do I properly load up the FS1 port/campaign/whatever? I can't find any instructions for doing so anywhere. I tried putting the launcher and the exe into the FS1 port folder. It loaded up briefly and I saw a splash screen of the briefing cutscene but then it crashed. Alternatively I tried overwriting the data files and whatnot with FS1 port's and that worked okay. I had the Galatea interface and everything. Only trouble there was that A) It overwrote FS2 completely, B) Everytime I click on the Ready Room or tech room or anything I'd get a debugger line up telling me something was wrong with "GTF Mymidons" and a whole bunch of other stuff that I just clicked Ok through and C) The first time I tried this I saw new and pretty textures on the Apollos, after that I just saw the same old textures and the last time the Apollo actually turned into a gray triangle at one point so I'm sure I did something wrong there.



Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on October 10, 2006, 11:52:12 pm
I tried putting the launcher and the exe into the FS1 port folder. It loaded up briefly and I saw a splash screen of the briefing cutscene but then it crashed. Alternatively I tried overwriting the data files and whatnot with FS1 port's and that worked okay.

That first idea was pretty good. It didn't do anything bad to your install. On the other hand...

That second idea was a REALLY bad one. You'll need to get back all the files you overwrote. Once you've done that, make a new folder inside the freespace3 folder and put all the port files in there. then run the launcher, go to the mod tab, and select the folder you put the port stuff in.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Javito1986 on October 11, 2006, 12:06:29 am
Ah ha! That got it. Thank you.


Still having minor troubles with the cutscenes though. The intro hardly ever loads up when it's supposed to but I can watch it through the tech room. Trouble is there it's a small window and not in full screen. Anyway I can get it to be full screen? Same goes for the animatics during the briefings, currently they're just in small little squares.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on October 11, 2006, 03:12:06 am
Just in case anyone's using the FTP, I've capped it to 180kb/sec as during the heavy periods (5 people downloading at once) it was slowing things down too much :)  I've thrown the latest mediavps files on there too for good measure
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Knarfe1000 on October 11, 2006, 03:39:47 am
Yes, I´ve downloaded from your FTP and it went good (4 times as fast as the sluggish torrent-files...)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on October 11, 2006, 06:29:01 am
I tried putting the launcher and the exe into the FS1 port folder. It loaded up briefly and I saw a splash screen of the briefing cutscene but then it crashed. Alternatively I tried overwriting the data files and whatnot with FS1 port's and that worked okay.

That first idea was pretty good. It didn't do anything bad to your install. On the other hand...

That second idea was a REALLY bad one. You'll need to get back all the files you overwrote. Once you've done that, make a new folder inside the freespace3 folder and put all the port files in there. then run the launcher, go to the mod tab, and select the folder you put the port stuff in.

Neither idea was good. Moving the exes will not make the port work as it requires data from the FS2 VPs if I remember correctly. Moving the exes prevents it from finding that data and causes it to crash out.

Besides even if it did work it's still a rather stupid solution to the problem given that all you really need to do to make the port work is go to the launcher and click on the mod tab. Once there you'll see a select mod option. Press it and select the FS1 port button.

When you're done repeat the process but select mediavps as your mod to play FS2 again.

He won't need to create the port folders etc as this download already contains everything already set up.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Javito1986 on October 11, 2006, 01:22:33 pm
Well I was just playing around with it since I couldn't figure it out. But now I've got it.


Cutscenes work intermittently but I don't care much about that. Mostly I'm wondering if I can make the briefing animatics larger? In FS1 especially, but also in FS2, they are just small windows during the overview (I'm talking about the parts actually -before- the briefing, say when your CO is talking about the failure of Operation Thresher). Right now it's basically just a little square and I'd like it if it expanded to a size more akin to the original animatics I remember from the retail version.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on October 11, 2006, 02:44:23 pm
Get me a screenshot. 

Remember that you're probably playing the port in 1024x768 and you played FS1 in 640x480. The animations don't scale so they seem smaller.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Styphelus on October 11, 2006, 05:13:44 pm
I have a few total newbie questions regarding this version of ShivanSpS freespace:

1. Do I still need to edit the registry to get nicer graphics like i did in the retail version.

2. In what order should I play the mods that come with it? I don't know the chronological order they should be played in.

3. How do I get multiplayer in this game?

Not very familiar with freespace at all. Just starting to get into it.

Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on October 11, 2006, 06:21:20 pm
Neither idea was good.

His first idea was good:
1) because it didn't erase anything he needed.
2) compared to his second idea.

that's all i was trying to say.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Javito1986 on October 11, 2006, 07:43:53 pm
Here's what I'm seeing. I'd just like to know if it's possible to have the animatic be larger than that?

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Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: stharward on October 11, 2006, 11:50:10 pm
Hi guys.  I just created two brand new torrents that provide a full installation of FreeSpace 2.  Basically, we now have a new torrent that has ShivanSpS's pack updated all the way to 1.9c, so that anybody new to FreeSpace 2 (like me) can get everything they want in one convenient place.

I split the distribution into two very large ZIP files: one that has the base install w/ mediavps, and one that has all the other MODs.  I had to do this because not everything would fit in the 2GB file limit.

So here are the links to the new torrents:

Base: http://www.torrentbox.com/download/69932/fs2scp369-base_install.zip.torrent
Mods: http://www.torrentbox.com/download/69933/fs2scp369-mods.zip.torrent

I will seed these indefinitely, though I am on a link limited to 800kbps up, so it's gonna take a while to get a good number of seeds.  Unless there are any major objections, I highly suggest that if you're seeding Shivan's 1.5c pack, that you switch over to these new ones.  Thanks a lot.  I hope these prove to be useful.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on October 12, 2006, 12:55:53 am
COMMAND: INCOMING JUMP SIGNATURE! NEW USER CONFIGURATION!

Helm! Ready all beam cannons!
Lock Beam Cannons and fire on my command!
FIRE!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v86/Turey/welcome2hlpbb.gif)

NO, YOU IDIOT! USE THE BIG BEAM CANNON!
FIRE!
:welcome:

Welcome to HLP! Exits are to the right and left. In the event of a landing of any kind, you can and will be used as a flotation device. Flamethrowers are conviniently located under your seats, however, due to the recent funding cuts, a $3.5 million donation is required to obtain a flamethrower with a full load of napalm in it. If you do not wish to make a donation, your flamethrower will remain filled with water. If you don't wish to donate and still want a working weapon, you'd have to try the weapons locker. However, only HLP Admins, a :v: God, or a Hyperintelligent shade of Blue can open the lock, so you'd have to break in. If you find yourself inside a ventilation shaft and you catch a glimpse of a Shivan, you don't need to worry... much. It's just Carl, and you have two choices with how you want to deal with him:
    1. The first possible course of action is getting one of the weapons from the afore-mentioned weapons locker, and trying to ward off Carl by threatening him with the weapon. Be advised that many of the weapons in the weapons locker are covered with the blood of people who thought it a good idea to break into the weapons locker and use the procured weapon to ward off Carl. So, please, if you decide you want to choose this course of action, choose one of the already-bloody weapons, so you don't get blood all over one of the clean ones.
   2. Your second course of action when you see Carl is to throw your lunch to him and hope he isn't hungry. This is the better option.
   As a final note, please remember that any attempt to use the ASCII characters 0046h, 0053h, and 0033h in sequential order will result in you being trampled by Freespace Fanboys. Your trampled remains will be fed to Carl so that the rest of us don't have to carry around so much food for lunch.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on October 12, 2006, 01:47:14 am
1. Do I still need to edit the registry to get nicer graphics like i did in the retail version.


Nope. The registry hacks are retail only. FS2_Open handles that stuff automatically.

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2. In what order should I play the mods that come with it? I don't know the chronological order they should be played in.

FS1Port -> ->Silent Threat ->  FS2

That's the official path. After that you can play derelict. You may also wish to play the other campaigns that come with FS1Port before playing FS2 since that's where they sit chronologically but you should keep in mind that they aren't official.

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3. How do I get multiplayer in this game?


http://www.game-warden.com/forum/showthread.php?t=267
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on October 12, 2006, 01:54:55 am
I split the distribution into two very large ZIP files: one that has the base install w/ mediavps, and one that has all the other MODs.  I had to do this because not everything would fit in the 2GB file limit.

While I'm not going to complain at you for doing this as its an improvement on the current download I suppose I should point out a couple of things

1) I suspect the main reason ShivanSPS hasn't done this himself is because 3.6.9 is close to release and the pack will become out of date at that point seeing as new mediavps will be released around that time.
2) If I were doing this I'd have made 3 torrents. Game, SCP (mediavps and all the extras) and mods. The middle pack is the one that changes the most often and is the one that will get old the quickest. Seems sensible to have it seperate from the others. If you want to uncomplicate things simply add the mods to the main pack as although Derelict is dead weight to a retail install you can still use FS1Port simply by moving some of the files.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on October 12, 2006, 06:55:23 pm
Ok, well I accepting suggestions and ideas for the next release of the pack :P
Even very good/funny campaing, alone missions and mods suggestions to add. If is a mod it should be small to not increase the size of the pack.

Right now I adding Aeos-Affair and Deux EX... BUT I noticing that no matter if I put the campaing files in /data or /mediavps ... if the mod link them I can see them, so it could cause problems, so I thinking about to add a mod folder for those User maked campaings, so for exsample if someone whants to play Aeos-Affair, their select the "extramissions" folder in the mod tab, keeping full compatibility which FS2 retail campaing and the new campaings will be no displayed in other mods.

I even accepting suggetions about the name of the campaing and missions folder :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on October 12, 2006, 10:49:46 pm
so I thinking about to add a mod folder for those User maked campaings, so for exsample if someone whants to play Aeos-Affair, their select the "extramissions" folder in the mod tab, keeping full compatibility which FS2 retail campaing and the new campaings will be no displayed in other mods.


I love the idea of including deux ex, but i feel that you should not group the two together. make two mod folders instead of one.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on October 13, 2006, 01:06:58 am
so I thinking about to add a mod folder for those User maked campaings, so for exsample if someone whants to play Aeos-Affair, their select the "extramissions" folder in the mod tab, keeping full compatibility which FS2 retail campaing and the new campaings will be no displayed in other mods.


I love the idea of including deux ex, but i feel that you should not group the two together. make two mod folders instead of one.

Buts is really not a mod... well no, their have 1 .pof, but a cargo container :P

Anyway, my idea was to give an "Extra Missions Folder", there I will put all good and acceptable alone mission and campaings that uses only the FS2 datas... in this way you select this "mod" and can play many new Campaings and Missions :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Jinnigan on October 24, 2006, 09:10:21 am
Hokay. So, I just downloaded the big 'ol torrent in the first post of this thread.

Doo doo doo, install everything to C:\ drive. (D:\ is the windows default)

So now I'm trying to play the FS1 port. Everything is great and looking pretty, but the game insists on freezing up and not going back every 30 or 40 minutes.

I am using D3D8 - I tried OpenGL and D3D5, and both of them gave me BSODs.

I am using a Radeon 9600 with... I don't know which drivers.

Help pls.

I am not sure if this problem will happen with FS2 normal, as I haven't played that campaign long enough to figure it out.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Nix on October 24, 2006, 12:33:48 pm
Do a fresh install of some current Radeon drivers for your videocard, as ATI recently improved thier OpenGL subsystem. Then, use OpenGL as your renderer in the launcher.  OGL is pretty much the only mode that works well. 
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: RandomEngy on October 24, 2006, 08:13:04 pm
Looks really nice, from what I can see.  However, the videos are screwing up for me.  When the intro video would play, it sits at a blank screen for about 30 seconds, then the audio starts.  I never see the video.  I have Divx and Xvid installed (via ffdshow), and can view the video files fine on their own.  Anyone know what's wrong?  Would getting the video pack in a different format help?

I'm running in OpenGL mode, by the way, with a 7800GT.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on October 24, 2006, 09:25:31 pm
Looks really nice, from what I can see.  However, the videos are screwing up for me.  When the intro video would play, it sits at a blank screen for about 30 seconds, then the audio starts.  I never see the video.  I have Divx and Xvid installed (via ffdshow), and can view the video files fine on their own.  Anyone know what's wrong?  Would getting the video pack in a different format help?

I'm running in OpenGL mode, by the way, with a 7800GT.


what file format are your movies in? you should get the .MVE movie files.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: RandomEngy on October 24, 2006, 10:40:34 pm
They're in AVI... do I just download the .MVE movie pack, unzip it to where the .AVIs are and delete my .AVIs?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: BS403 on October 24, 2006, 11:06:54 pm
yes, i had the same problem
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: RandomEngy on October 24, 2006, 11:50:46 pm
Thanks, that worked like a charm!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Admiral Edivad on October 27, 2006, 09:40:07 am
@RandomEngy and Jinnigan

INCOMING JUMP SIGNATURE:
DOUBLE NOOB CONFIGURATION!
Helm! Ready all beam cannons!
Lock Beam Cannons and fire on my command!
FIRE!
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v86/Turey/welcome2hlpbb.gif)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v86/Turey/welcome2hlpbb.gif)

NO, YOU IDIOT! USE THE BIG BEAM CANNONS!
FIRE!

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3232/welcome2hlpbbny2.gif) (http://imageshack.us)
(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3232/welcome2hlpbbny2.gif) (http://imageshack.us)

Welcome to the HLP Station.
Exits are located to the right, left, up, down, and 4th-dimensionally. However all of them are blocked, except the 4-d one, and no one's yet figured how to reach it. In the event of a landing of any kind, you can and will be used as a flotation device. We are currently suffering from technical disruptions from time to time, which may cause the lights go out at any instance, and sometimes even the basic life support fails for some time. At these times, stay calm and composed; for these cases the station system automatically drops a computer from the roof above you with FSO installed and ready. They have independent power sources. Please keep all appendages within the installation at all times. Do not feed the resident Shivan Carl as he will become voracious and chew your leg off. You can find him in the ventilation duct. Throw him your lunch and hope he is not hungry and leaves you alone. Flamethrowers can be found under your seat but due to financial constraints have been re-filled with holy water. Phased Plasma rifles (40 watt range of course) can be found in storage lockers. To prevent act of n00b, however, these can only be opened by Moderators, Volition or a hyperintelligent shade of BluE. Please remember that any attempt to use the ASCII characters 0046h, 0053h, and 0033h in sequential order will result in you being trampled by FreeSpace fan boys. Your trampled remains will be fed to Carl so that the rest of us don't have to carry around so much food for lunch. If you shall go in the Vasudan section of the station and find a boxes labelled “Headz”, please don’t open them, unless you are a Vasudan. Trust me on this one. In the event of catastrophic hull failure please board the nearest lifeboat which is pre-programmed for autonomous flight to our sister station the Game-Warden outpost. Thank you and enjoy your stay at Hard Light station as long as you will!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: phoenixemperor on November 27, 2006, 04:13:37 am
I have a problem with loading the basic mediavps. Everytime I try to select the mediavps as the mod, it gives me some error saying "Please make image 255x112". I tried replacing the vp files with ones from the mv_zpack, but it still gives me this error.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on November 27, 2006, 05:05:54 am
That's a pretty minor error actually and it's not related to the media VPs themselves.

Download this file (http://homepage.ntlworld.com/karajorma/FAQ/Downloads/modini.rar) and extract the bmp file to your Freespace2\mediavps\ folder. Don't bother with the mod.ini file in there cause the one you have is more likely to be correct.

If that doesn't fix the problem open your mod.ini file in notepad and take a look at this line

Code: [Select]
image255x112 = FS2.bmp;
As you can see it names the BMP file it's expecting to find. Simply rename it.

Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: phoenixemperor on November 27, 2006, 01:37:36 pm
There we go, working all nicely now. Thanks for the help.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Quest_techie on November 30, 2006, 05:01:01 am
I can't get any of these files except the 1.9c patch, the oxy thing won't work, times out every time I get to the download <nothing else running>

no one is seeding the torrent, in fact, no peers at all, and I can find it nowhere else other than torrent

suggestions?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: PotzUK on November 30, 2006, 09:34:07 am
The FTP server I'm running - link has appeared a few times in this thread :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Quest_techie on November 30, 2006, 08:08:45 pm
tyvm
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: gopher65 on December 01, 2006, 06:51:36 pm
First post. Thanks for posting this installer:). I was kinda lost before I found this thread hehe. I own the retail CDs, but someone I know recommended this updated version to me.

Anyway, I couldn't use that Oxyshare link, but thanks to PotzUK I am able to download the middle update files:). I didn't read every post in this thread (I stopped when I found PotzUK's mirror link), and I don't want to rehash old ground, so I'll just linky a picture of my frustrating Oxyshare experience.

I clicked this link: http://members.shaw.ca/sdelong/2.jpg
It took me to this page: http://members.shaw.ca/sdelong/1.jpg
When I clicked download it took me back to the first page :sigh:.

I'm obviously missing something fundamental about using Oxyshare:P. Regardless, it didn't end up mattering in the end because of PotzUK's mirror:). Thanks again PotzUK :nod:.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on December 01, 2006, 07:39:30 pm
First post. Thanks for posting this installer:). I was kinda lost before I found this thread hehe. I own the retail CDs, but someone I know recommended this updated version to me.

Anyway, I couldn't use that Oxyshare link, but thanks to PotzUK I am able to download the middle update files:). I didn't read every post in this thread (I stopped when I found PotzUK's mirror link), and I don't want to rehash old ground, so I'll just linky a picture of my frustrating Oxyshare experience.

I clicked this link: http://members.shaw.ca/sdelong/2.jpg
It took me to this page: http://members.shaw.ca/sdelong/1.jpg
When I clicked download it took me back to the first page :sigh:.

I'm obviously missing something fundamental about using Oxyshare:P. Regardless, it didn't end up mattering in the end because of PotzUK's mirror:). Thanks again PotzUK :nod:.

You DO realize that if you have the retail CDs, you really shouldn't be downloading this? It's a great pack, but you don't need to download the retail CDs (in this pack) if you already have them.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Admiral Edivad on December 02, 2006, 06:44:53 am
@gopher65:

(http://img204.imageshack.us/img204/3232/welcome2hlpbbny2.gif) (http://imageshack.us)

Welcome to the HLP Station!...........you can and will be used as a flotation device..........Do not feed Carl.............Flamethrowers filled with holy water under your seat.............don't open HEADZ boxes...........if problems: Game-Warden outpost.................... Thank you and enjoy your stay at Hard Light station!

for the long version of the speech, have a look "9 posts ago" :D
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: gopher65 on December 02, 2006, 06:53:15 am
First post. Thanks for posting this installer:). I was kinda lost before I found this thread hehe. I own the retail CDs, but someone I know recommended this updated version to me.

Anyway, I couldn't use that Oxyshare link, but thanks to PotzUK I am able to download the middle update files:). I didn't read every post in this thread (I stopped when I found PotzUK's mirror link), and I don't want to rehash old ground, so I'll just linky a picture of my frustrating Oxyshare experience.

I clicked this link: http://members.shaw.ca/sdelong/2.jpg
It took me to this page: http://members.shaw.ca/sdelong/1.jpg
When I clicked download it took me back to the first page :sigh:.

I'm obviously missing something fundamental about using Oxyshare:P. Regardless, it didn't end up mattering in the end because of PotzUK's mirror:). Thanks again PotzUK :nod:.

You DO realize that if you have the retail CDs, you really shouldn't be downloading this? It's a great pack, but you don't need to download the retail CDs (in this pack) if you already have them.

opps. No I didn't realize that, but it is too late now:).
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: lefkos on December 09, 2006, 03:49:37 am
hi all!
 i am new to te forum:)
but i have a problem:(
when i want to download the patch 1.5 to 1.8 at oxyshare i cant download it if i klink a link i get te download link but than i get te same link as before and that over and over again:(
is there an  other way to download the patch?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on December 09, 2006, 06:25:27 am
yeah, Oxyshare is broken, there is an FTP link in this post...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: lefkos on December 09, 2006, 10:55:22 am
Could someone please mirror the 1.5c/1.6-to-1.8 "FS2_SCP_full_pack 1.8 Update.exe" file somewhere else besides oxyshare? I can't download a thing from that file service at all. I already downloaded the complete v1.5c pack & the v1.8-to-v1.9a update. So I just need that last file. :)

First post. :D :yes:

1.5c, 1.8 Update and 1.9 Update Mirror

Hope no one minds, but I've put up a mirror of the 1.5c, 1.8 and 1.9a Updates here:

ftp://213.48.38.123
Username : hardlight
Password : hardlight

It's on a 2Mbit line so don't expect massive download speeds :)


mean this 1?
 this 1 dont works for me:S the password wont work  :sigh:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on December 09, 2006, 01:42:59 pm
It worked for me.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on December 11, 2006, 01:23:53 am
For any interesed, here is a basic foldermap of this pack.

Note that some of the contain is changed since 1.9c :P, I reading to folder for the 3.6.9 xD.

http://files.filefront.com/foldermapzip/;6329588;;/fileinfo.html (http://files.filefront.com/foldermapzip/;6329588;;/fileinfo.html)


BTW, about the Extra_mission_pack... well the only real reason of why that exist is the FS2 retail which lightspeed nebulas... But if that is added to 3.6.9 VPs, that folder will disapear.

I will also advising that the new pack will be biger, because of the MVE movies.

And also... the 1.9c to 2.0 patch, when avalible, it maybe a little diferent, I hope i can make something similar to the Turey installer, who download the MediaVps, and the .MVE stuff as optional, mainly because If I need to make a patch for that incluing both 3.6.9 VPs and MVE movies... that patch will be just ridiculus, a +1GB patch -.-

Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: lefkos on December 11, 2006, 05:13:29 pm
 :wtf:   +1 GB???  :eek2:
that more a total conversion patch or addon than a patch   :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on December 11, 2006, 06:36:30 pm
Dont worry, the patch will be small, but is the patch who will download the MediaVps and if you wish, change to MVE movies too.

In a few minutes I will give a preview of the Installer for the 2.0 vercion :D
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on December 11, 2006, 07:10:36 pm
And here she is... the preview of the 2.0 installer... enjoy it...

BTW, someone could do some spellchecking plz? I sure that something is wrong there.

And "install" it to another folder, don't use the folder that you currently using for your SCP... nothing should be happend, but anyway, don't do it :P

http://files.filefront.com/setup369previewexe/;6342217;;/fileinfo.html (http://files.filefront.com/setup369previewexe/;6342217;;/fileinfo.html)

BTW... someone which Linux could tell me if you can run the installer using a Win emulator?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on December 11, 2006, 07:17:20 pm
And here she is... the preview of the 2.0 installer... enjoy it...

BTW, someone could do some spellchecking plz? I sure that something is wrong there.

And "install" it to another folder, don't use the folder that you currently using for your SCP... nothing should be happend, but anyway, don't do it :P

http://files.filefront.com/setup369previewexe/;6342217;;/fileinfo.html (http://files.filefront.com/setup369previewexe/;6342217;;/fileinfo.html)

Source file please?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on December 11, 2006, 07:26:42 pm
I not use nsis :S I using Ingorose Setup factory. But should be mean to this file.

But you dont be able to see the images because the modified gallery is of 1.6MB size :S

Is not a great thing, I still need to do somethings on it.

BTW, you have any idea of now to make a status progress of the unzip process?

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Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Dylnuge on December 17, 2006, 09:22:16 pm
Why isn't this stickied?  :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Harbinger of DOOM on December 17, 2006, 09:23:24 pm
Hmmm, good question....
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on December 18, 2006, 12:01:06 am
Because I a Shivan and everyone hates me? -.-

nah, its because the link is in the download guide.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on December 22, 2006, 07:24:08 pm
ShivanSPS,

I've installed FSO using your packs, and they work very well.

I was looking in all the mod directories, and they all contain a "FreeSpace2.fc2" file. Is this OK?
I'm curious because Turey's installer doesn't seem to have those.

Another difference is that in Fs1_port_3 you include some HTL and CPR files, as well as a cutscenes.tbl file.

I'm wondering why your install has them and his doesn't.

Thanks for your work!  :)

Huggybaby
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on December 22, 2006, 07:53:48 pm
the "CPR" is just a mistake by me, on his name, but is just the file name and will remain in that way, maybe in the 2.0 I will rename it, but really is not important.

the "cutscenes.tbl" is a fixed table file for you can see the proper FS1 Movies and descriptions in the tech room when runing FS1_port.

the "FreeSpace2.fc2" files are just a modified retail FS2 camping name that changes the name of the retail FS2 campaing in the campaing room, now its says (non playable), so we avoid some mistake of people tring to run the FS2 camping from an incompatible mod.

Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Webbuff on December 23, 2006, 11:21:53 pm
Ok, I have been trying for 3 days to download the 1.8 update from the FTP mirror. The download never gets overt 100mb before it stops. I really would like the file so I can fully update and play. Anyone else that can supply a location to this file OR possibly help to rectify the issue with the existing one please?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on December 23, 2006, 11:33:17 pm
I could upload it to Rapidshare or another file hoster if you want. It'll take me a few hours though.

Do you have a preference?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Webbuff on December 24, 2006, 11:52:44 am
Any is fine, that is free to use. I appreciate your help :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on December 24, 2006, 05:49:14 pm
Check your PM...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mets on January 04, 2007, 12:08:31 am
hey, I'm having a similar problem, could I get that link?  The FTP is amazingly slow, and the Torrent was slow enough...though I certainly do appreciate putting the packs together, especially the installer for 1.5c.

Since these files are so large, maybe switching to something with higher compression would save everybody some bandwidth, like putting them in 7zip format or something.  Just a thought, thanks for the sweet game.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 04, 2007, 12:13:34 am
See my signature, I've been working all day on a comprehensive install/update procedure for the awesome Shivan pack.

And Hunter has graciously hosted the 1.8 pack on his server, the link is there. Tell me how fast it downloads.

<edit> I don't think 7zip helps a whole lot, we've tried.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mets on January 04, 2007, 12:20:10 am
Smoking fast, thanks, getting 550+ kb/s.  I was getting 15 kb/son the ftp  :(

I'd be happy to help if I can.  I've been upping the Torrent all day since it really needs some help and it seems like a lot of people want the file.  I'm new to the game, but competent enough for this kind of stuff.  Just don't pick me as your wingman yet :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 04, 2007, 12:28:03 am
Thanks for the speed report, and thanks for seeding.
Seeding ALWAYS helps, anybody that torrents knows that.

And don't confuse me with someone who is somebody, I'm just a noob who likes making it easier for other noobs (by writing install guides). I started with just some good links, but that's out the window now.

I was so frustrated at first with all the broken links and misinformation around. You see, they just recently changed the whole installation routine. Now it's better because they've separated the mods into their own directories, but all the readme files (DON'T READ THEM lol) talk about installing files the old way, which hoses everything. And Turey's installer is still under development, causing more probs.

Anyway, follow my guide (OPTION 1) and let me know what you think.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mets on January 04, 2007, 12:33:41 am
Yeah the install guide is really nice, thanks a lot.  I had never heard about most of those changes.  I've been playing the 1.5c version all day, and of course I didn't install it to C:\games, but no problems yet.  After everything is complete you said make a DVD - everything that is needed for the game is in C:\games (or is supposed to be) so I can just zip up that folder and I'm good to go right?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 04, 2007, 12:50:31 am
Thank you. Glad you haven't had trouble too.

Yes. The only thing that can be added are some of the mods that Turey's installer puts in, I'm working on that. Mods aren't as important as a good basic install with everything working, so if you follow my guide, zip it and burn it for a solid foundation.

If you do have trouble, there are three questions you will be asked over and over (haven't put that in the guide yet). One is "do you have the latest OpenAL. Another is "did you install to c:\games\freespace". Another is "are you running the latest OpenGL". When I'm done, they'll just have to ask "did you follow Huggybaby's guide" which will rule all those out and let them get down to real troubleshooting.

Keep me informed of your progress. I'll be working on the guide for the next couple of days too. A few more links and pics I want to add. I think everyone agrees that this forum is difficult to navigate. And the search function doesn't work any better here than on any other forum I've searched on. I don't know why they all suffer in that regard.

Huggybaby
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mets on January 04, 2007, 01:25:54 am
Awesome, thanks for the guide.  With this many changes, I think it's time for a new, comprehensive version of the pack, with all of the unnecessary files removed, all of the updates applied, the latest SCP files, movies, etc., so people only have to unzip and they're ready to play.  Either that, or I guess go with Hunter's installer.

A slight problem with the movies though, which I posted in your guide's thread  so as not to hijack this one.

Mets
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 04, 2007, 01:28:19 am
Shivan is working on version 2.0. Hopefully he'll read my guide and get rid of thumbs.db.  :lol:
That's a pretty blatant mistake.

Haven't seen your movie error posting, thanks for the heads up...checking...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 04, 2007, 01:31:02 am
Hmm, don't see movies error post, link please?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mets on January 04, 2007, 01:36:51 am
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,44370.0.html
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 04, 2007, 01:42:51 am
AVI's? They're obsolete. You should be using ogg's or worst case mve's, as indicated in my guide.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mets on January 04, 2007, 01:57:52 am
Sorry for the mix up - see the other post.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on January 04, 2007, 10:19:23 am
Shivan is working on version 2.0. Hopefully he'll read my guide and get rid of thumbs.db.  :lol:
That's a pretty blatant mistake.

Haven't seen your movie error posting, thanks for the heads up...checking...

Thumbs.db?  :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused: lol where she is? icant see it hahaha.

Anyway I have to make a new install for the 2.0, I just noticed that you cant play the game as retail runing the fs2.exe for some reason  :wtf:


AHHH, I just read your guide, but WTH!!! the updaters should delete all older/unessesary files, I just try it and they dont do it... I have no idea of what happened which the updaters, damn I have a lot of work for the 1.9c to 2.0 updater them :S

and in addition, in a beginning i think about puting the mVE in the 2.0 pack, but I will give the .ogg instead, because they are smaller.

BTW, I didt have an online installer, that file whas just an exsample of the new installer to show the scren on it .P

P.D. About the "unziping process", the problem is, I have to give the main files in a separated .zip file to keep compatibility which Linux and other OS... so the installer what she do is unzip that file in the selected folder, I still have no idea of how to create a progress bar of that, but I working on it.

P.D.2 an unistaller is really needed?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mets on January 04, 2007, 10:59:52 am
Apparently, from the thread I posted about movie problems, Ogg's don't work with D3D.  Since most of the people who download the pack are new to the game, and not everybody knows how to tweak the launcher, maybe something that is guaranteed to work on anything is the best choice for the cutscences.  I'm sure that if I downloaded this game and the movies didn't work, I would probably have just dumped it instead tried Vega Strike or X-wing or something.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on January 04, 2007, 12:06:58 pm
Thats better, if the cutscenes not work in D3D I will incluide that in the readme, this is other way that the players must run in OGL... and is even better way, here in the forums to know that the problem is that she running in D3D and warn it early.

BTW, The "installer" .exe for the 2.0 is finished! haha I work on it today i finish it, incluiding a progress bar for the unziping process, and other modifications, the Installer is better than ever.

Now I will start to work on the 1.X to 2.0 updater... thats a lot of work. (sorry, but the updaters are only for windows :S)

BTW, Someone can post or send me screens of each folder by default of each vercion? is someone still have the 1.5c installer and the updaters plz send me screens of each folder in the 1.5c, 1.8 and 1.9c vercion? The most important is that I need to read the file name of each file, so put the view as a list.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 04, 2007, 03:04:14 pm
@Mets, D3D is no longer supported, so there's no reason to try and do so. There is no D3D programmer now as taylor has explained a few times.

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Thumbs.db? l where she is? I cant see it ...
I don't know, maybe tell Windows to show hidden/system files? Explorer/Tools/Folder Options/View/Show hidden files and folders, also check "Do not cache thumbnails". If you cache thumbnails a thumbs.db will be created every time you look at a file in Thumbnails view, and they can end up taking a lot of room on your hard drive.
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Now I will start to work on the 1.X to 2.0 updater..
Is that necessary? I think everyone is tired of updaters and just want to start from scratch. And my guide would be much more simple.
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BTW, I didt have an online installer, that file whas just an exsample of the new installer to show the scren on it.
Thanks, I'll remove the reference.
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P.D. About the "unziping process", the problem is, I have to give the main files in a separated .zip file to keep compatibility which Linux and other OS... so the installer what she do is unzip that file in the selected folder, I still have no idea of how to create a progress bar of that, but I working on it.
It works fine like it is.
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P.D.2 an unistaller is really needed?
Only if the installer makes changes to the registry. I just didn't know if it was missing on purpose. I'll remove the reference.

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BTW, Someone can post or send me screens of each folder by default of each vercion? is someone still have the 1.5c installer and the updaters plz send me screens of each folder in the 1.5c, 1.8 and 1.9c vercion? The most important is that I need to read the file name of each file, so put the view as a list.
That would take a very long time I think. And the files are still available...And just curious, why do you need to see 1.5 and 1.8?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on January 04, 2007, 05:43:38 pm
That would take a very long time I think. And the files are still available...And just curious, why do you need to see 1.5 and 1.8?

I need to know what files are in those vercion for the 1.X to 2.0 updater... I need to create it because there are some files that may intefiere which the 3.6.9 VP stuff...

But I can take are of it mayself because I just discover that I have a copy of the 1.5c full pack and the 1.8 update in my other pc...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 04, 2007, 06:16:10 pm
OK, if you decide you want me to take some screen shots let me know.

And don't forget I have good links to all your packs in my guide. Though 1.5 would take some time to download.

I have screenshots of the 1.9c install too already up, but I guess you know that.

BTW, the 3.6.9 mediavps are still in alpha testing, do you know something I don't?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mets on January 04, 2007, 07:19:13 pm
@Mets, D3D is no longer supported, so there's no reason to try and do so. There is no D3D programmer now as taylor has explained a few times.
Yeah sorry that was an old post.

Actually, what imaging program are you using, because I think that program made the thumbs.db -  I couldn't find any of them either
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on January 04, 2007, 07:25:36 pm
BTW, the 3.6.9 mediavps are still in alpha testing, do you know something I don't?

No, but I now that for exsample, the HTL Elysium will be already in the 3.6.9 VPS, and the -710 stuff has to be removed, etc, I just whant to make sure that everyone have a clean swep, i dont whant to remember disaster of the 1.0 vercion :S
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 04, 2007, 07:39:26 pm
OK.

I found your post, HERE (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,42280.msg863427.html#msg863427), so now I know I can also delete flags.lch and server.txt for my clean backup.

Mets I'm using Irfanview. Windows makes Thumbs.db when you look at files in a thumbnail. If my system was creating them they would keep reappearing and they aren't.

Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mets on January 04, 2007, 08:48:53 pm
hmm, k, just a guess...

BTW if you didn't check other post, codec problem fixed, but we're missing some videos.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 05, 2007, 07:44:01 pm
To see thumbs.db,

Go to Explorer, Tools/Folder Options/View

Check "Show hidden files and folders", Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files"

And check "Do not cache thumbnails" to keep them from being created.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on January 06, 2007, 03:57:02 am
Another is "did you install to c:\games\freespace".

You really don't need to install to C:\Games. That was just an issue with the first version of Turey's installer. There's no need for others to feel compelled to deal with that problem now that it's been fixed anyway.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 06, 2007, 07:26:09 am
OK, thanks. I was under the impression that it was a general FS2 compatibility issue, especially with retail. (I also read you couldn't use spaces.)

Though I'm really not concerned with retail, only SCP.

I'll remove those explicit path references in my guide.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 06, 2007, 07:58:55 am
ShivanSPS,

I fixed some spelling in your no mods text. And then I got carried away. This is only my interpretation, so please feel free to ignore it or solicit other opinions and suggestions.

Current text:
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Freespace II. No mods. No new effects. No new graphics. Freespace II Classic if you will. Select mediavps as your mod to activate the new graphics. Select fs1port mod to play FS1 or Silent Threat with SCP enhancements. DerelictSCP and Transcend are also mods, this incluides others Missions, also uses SCP enhancements. Warning: Remember to change your campaing in the campaing room to the correspoding one, if you going to run any mods, Like fs1port, Derelict or Transcend, none of those have support for the Retail FS2 campaing. See Readme First for more info.

My suggestion:
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FreeSpace 2. No mods. No new effects. No new graphics. FreeSpace 2 Classic if you will. SELECT MEDIAVPS AS YOUR MOD TO ACTIVATE THE NEW FS2 SCP GRAPHICS. Select the FS1Port mod to play FS1 or Silent Threat with SCP enhancements. DerelictSCP and Transcend are examples of other mods. WARNING: REMEMBER TO CHANGE YOUR CAMPAIGN IN THE CAMPAIGN ROOM so that it corresponds to your selected mod (like FS1Port, DerelictSCP or Transcend), as none of these have support for the Retail FS2 campaign. See Readme First for more info.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on January 06, 2007, 01:31:33 pm
Thanks, English is not my first language, so, all spellcheking is welcome :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 06, 2007, 01:39:09 pm
Well, like I said, I did the spell checking, then crossed over the line into editing and formatting.  :drevil: I tried not to change the meaning though. And you do quite well without me!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on January 06, 2007, 08:39:53 pm
well I just compiled the first semi-finished version of the 1.X->2.0 updater...

well the hit of the multi-vercion compatibility in size is .... 360MB +/-  and the MediaVps and .ogg cutscenes which are downloaded in the install.

I just need a little more work on it, I need to delete more files from older versions xD! but that will not increase their size.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Commander Zane on January 07, 2007, 03:44:03 pm
-CPR Valkyrie (high textures) for fs_port
-CPR Angel (high textures) for fs_port
-HTL Athena for fsport
-HTL Elysium
-HTL Apollo for FS_port
-HTL Ursa
-HTL Moloch
I was wondering what those are, if they are actually the Descent: Freespace ships for Freespace 2.
Is there anything other than a .torrent file, like an .exe application? I already tried the .torrent but I really don't want to wait for four weeks to transfer it from a torrenting program. ::)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 07, 2007, 03:59:39 pm
I considered breaking up the 1.5c and uploading it, but with the new 2.0 around the corner I decided to hold off.

Did you try the ftp download?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Commander Zane on January 07, 2007, 04:11:17 pm
A what?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 07, 2007, 05:06:02 pm
It's in my signature.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Commander Zane on January 07, 2007, 05:19:49 pm
Jesus that looks complicated...but 18 hours is better than four weeks...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on January 07, 2007, 05:29:54 pm
ehm... people I downloaded the 1.5c pack from my other home who have a ADSL conection of only 256KB, and I have downloades in 3 days.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mobius on January 12, 2007, 07:05:37 pm
Hey, ShivanSPS, is there a way to having little DL times? One of my squadmates is having problems.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on January 14, 2007, 01:11:52 am
I not sure, maybe is because og the torrent client that they using? I use Bitcomet.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Styphelus on January 15, 2007, 11:02:00 am
Is this the best pack to download? I see 2 other ones as well from 2 other people. Are they all the same?

I downloaded this one and started playing the FS1 port. Have't really played FS2 yet.

It's getting really confusing for newbies like me. I just want to enjoy the game with all the latest updates.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on January 15, 2007, 11:13:23 am
This one isn't quite as up-to-date as mine. If you download the windows version, then run the Updater, and leave it running overnight, it'll download all the latest files, skipping the files you already have that are up-to-date. Starting with Version 2.0, Shivan's pack will include a file that will make using the Updater to update it much faster.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mets on January 19, 2007, 11:58:29 pm
Just to let everybody know, I'm back on my wonderful college network with my 1Mbit upload bandwidth, so I'll try to act as a seed to help speed up the distribution, as I know downloading has been slow.  I'm limited to a little under two gigs a day though of total bandwidth, so I can only do so much.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on January 25, 2007, 07:25:05 am
@mods (Taristin, Flipside, ShadowWolf_IH): Sticky, anyone?  :nervous:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on January 25, 2007, 11:44:39 am
@mods (Taristin, Flipside, ShadowWolf_IH): Sticky, anyone?  :nervous:

Personally, I'd rather see Shivan make a brand new thread for version 2.0, and then have that stickied and this locked.

It'd be cleaner.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on January 25, 2007, 04:39:19 pm
That sounds like a good idea 2 me  :yes:  :cool:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on January 25, 2007, 09:03:56 pm
Pardon, but in two days I go on holidays and do not turn until March, this way that do not wait for 2.0 till then, at least.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on January 26, 2007, 11:38:57 am
Have a good one, then!  :)  :nod:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mets on January 26, 2007, 04:43:52 pm
have fun, and thanks for the pack!

Seriously though we do need a new one
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Commander Zane on January 26, 2007, 05:18:10 pm
And one that's not a .torrent.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on January 26, 2007, 07:11:33 pm
And one that's not a .torrent.

 ::)

You gonna pay for the storage space and bandwidth to host a ~3GB file that will be downloaded many times each day?  :doubt:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on January 26, 2007, 07:44:50 pm
Actually, some people have offer to host the 2.0 pack... so, the 2.0 will be available in FTP and torrent (the torrent, mostly, because it attract new people, so i will ask to everyone to seed the torrent too).

And it will be about 2GB... the OGG cutscenes are very small indeed.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 26, 2007, 07:55:46 pm
ShivanSpS, you must be taking a "working" vacation.  ;7
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on January 27, 2007, 06:45:25 am
Actually, some people have offer to host the 2.0 pack... so, the 2.0 will be available in FTP and torrent (the torrent, mostly, because it attract new people, so i will ask to everyone to seed the torrent too).
Can a server be set up to seed a torrent?  That way, there is always a few very fast seeders?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Commander Zane on January 27, 2007, 08:56:02 am
And one that's not a .torrent.

 ::)

You gonna pay for the storage space and bandwidth to host a ~3GB file that will be downloaded many times each day?  :doubt:
Over waiting for four weeks to seed it? I would.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on January 27, 2007, 11:17:14 am
Can a server be set up to seed a torrent?  That way, there is always a few very fast seeders?

If you can run applications on the server, then sure.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on January 27, 2007, 12:17:51 pm
It depends on your hosting service too, some won't allow torrent hosting.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mets on January 27, 2007, 01:02:44 pm
A fast seed doesn't always mean that everybody gets fast download speeds.  My connection rate gives me 11Mb/s down and 2Mb/s up, which is pretty fast, and I typically act as a seed, and I see a lot of different results.  Some people download the pack off of me at 600kb/s+, while others will download it at 4kb/s.  That being said, torrents can work well if there are enough seeds, and yes, they do bring in new people.  Of course I would seed 24/7 if I didn't have torrent bandwidth capped at 2gigs a day :(
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: XsaberX on February 10, 2007, 09:01:54 pm
I was wondering, can u use this pack to just install freespace 2 without any mods whatsoever?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on February 11, 2007, 12:22:40 am
I was wondering, can u use this pack to just install freespace 2 without any mods whatsoever?

No. This comes bundled with quite a lot of extras. It's great if you want it all, but not so good if you just want a bare installation.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: XsaberX on February 11, 2007, 12:43:20 am
Are there plans to provide an update to 3.6.9 anytime soon?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on February 11, 2007, 02:02:11 am
Are there plans to provide an update to 3.6.9 anytime soon?

He's working on it, but he's on vacation right now.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: karajorma on February 11, 2007, 03:38:05 am
I was wondering, can u use this pack to just install freespace 2 without any mods whatsoever?

Bear in mind though that just cause it installs the mods doesn't mean you have to use them. You can use the pack to play retail with no problems.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: XsaberX on February 12, 2007, 09:40:45 am
I am trying to get the 1.8 update from the ftp using smartftp, but it isnt working, i put in the address and user name and password, but when i click connect it tries but puts out this message:

[09:35:32] SmartFTP v2.0.1002.0
[09:35:33] Resolving host name "213.48.38.123"
[09:35:33] Connecting to 213.48.38.123 Port: 21
[09:35:34] No connection could be made because the target machine actively refused it.
[09:35:34] Cannot login waiting to retry (30s)...
[09:35:34] Client closed the connection.
[09:35:34] Active Help: http://www.smartftp.com/support/kb/index.php/58

I also tried to use ftp scheduler and it said it couldnt connect.

Any help would be appreciated, or u could tell me where to find the update as a regular download or torrent. Thanks for all the help, this pack is awesome by the way, running good too, no problems, i even used the adv_effects mvp on my athlon xp 3000 with 512 ram and 256 geforce 5500fx on win xp home and it works great with great framerate so thats awesome, anyways, thanks again!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on February 12, 2007, 01:13:15 pm
Here you go:
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,38195.msg896412.html#msg896412
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: XsaberX on February 12, 2007, 02:14:24 pm
K thx alot, oh by the way, can i just install 1.8 update then 1.9 and then thats all, i am not worried about getting all the little new things like running movies from vp files or anything more than the updates 1.8 and 1.9, so will it work with just them? thx again
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on February 12, 2007, 02:17:40 pm
Quote
can i just install 1.8 update then 1.9 and then thats all
Yep. ;)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Styphelus on February 15, 2007, 11:18:13 am
Is ver 2.0 close to comming out?

Just wondering if I should wait a bit longer or not.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on February 15, 2007, 12:59:42 pm
2.0 will be released when the new mediavp file is done.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on February 16, 2007, 05:45:33 am
... Huggybaby, HLP's RSS-feed for the non RSS-user.  :lol:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: snake on February 28, 2007, 05:59:39 pm
FS2_SCP_full_pack 1.8 Update.exe where can i download it please
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on February 28, 2007, 06:35:56 pm
FS2_SCP_full_pack 1.8 Update.exe where can i download it please

http://huggybaby.fs2downloads.com/FS2_SCP_full_pack%201.8%20Update.exe

It was all of six posts above yours.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on March 16, 2007, 04:02:22 pm
mmm i thinking about using an DVD .iso image for the next pack, with autorun and everything... there are any drawback by doing this?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on March 16, 2007, 06:44:58 pm
...hip63 already made one (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,45514.0/topicseen.html).  Maybe you could coordinate your efforts with him, save you both some time.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: hip63 on March 16, 2007, 08:42:17 pm
I think he already knows about that one ;)
and that's why he's asking. :nod:

I really don't know of any downside other than file size (some installer and compression programs don't like outputting out files  2GB or larger in total size) and autorun menus just make it appear more professional looking and easy for newbies (hell it makes it easier for old timer too, they should be ready for a break by now, LOL :lol: )

hip63 :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Blackichan on March 29, 2007, 03:42:19 am
Quick question. If I download the Pack thing that's all I need to do to play the Source Code version right?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on March 29, 2007, 03:59:33 am
I believe so, but I think there's a version 1.8 update out, and also version 2.0 is coming soon, so keep an eye out for it.  The links in my siggy point to other options for installing... I'll have to add ShivanSpS' version, I forgot about that... I'll prolly wait until 2.0 comes out.  Turey's Installer will be back online on April 1st (it's out due to massive downloads.. the bandwidth overloaded).
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: ShivanSpS on March 30, 2007, 06:30:50 pm
I really thing that this post is good as dead.

The stuff here is really too old... well i was not really expecting that the 3.6.9 VPs where going take soo long...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on March 31, 2007, 03:30:53 am
Just give in & package it using 3.6.8 MVP Z... :D
Also, be sure to include compatability with Turey's Installer / updater; use the same folders, have current installs patched or give instructions fo patching the folder name.  That way, you can include Turey's Installer, and have people update their installs using that... ask Turey how it works; I think you'll like it.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on March 31, 2007, 03:42:39 am
Also, be sure to include compatability with Turey's Installer / updater; use the same folders, have current installs patched or give instructions fo patching the folder name.  That way, you can include Turey's Installer, and have people update their installs using that... ask Turey how it works; I think you'll like it.

We've already been planning this for several months.  :P
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on March 31, 2007, 12:30:36 pm
:yes:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: lefkos on April 09, 2007, 06:30:57 am





MMM its seems that Oxyshare is broken -.-, anyway, you can download the 1.8 patch from this FTP:

ftp://213.48.38.123 (http://ftp://213.48.38.123)
Username : hardlight
Password : hardlight

Thanx to PotzUK for the host.

hmm with vista (or xp) i couldnt make any connection with this link!?!
how can i fix this?
or is there another link?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on April 09, 2007, 03:59:42 pm
Here's the last place it can be found: http://huggybaby.fs2downloads.com/FS2_SCP_full_pack%201.8%20Update.exe
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mobius on April 11, 2007, 04:38:30 pm
Quick question. If I download the Pack thing that's all I need to do to play the Source Code version right?

:welcome:

29th! Yeah!

Welcome to the HLPBB, Blackichan!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on April 12, 2007, 03:54:01 am
Well, it should link you to or include OpenAL, which is the only other thing you'll need.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: lefkos on April 13, 2007, 11:34:58 am
Here's the last place it can be found: http://huggybaby.fs2downloads.com/FS2_SCP_full_pack%201.8%20Update.exe
THANK YOU!! :D
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: GameGezzer on April 15, 2007, 09:37:19 am
I tried to download the upgrade from the HardLight ftp
link but could not connect. Is the upgrade still at the
ftp://213.48.38.123 link or has it been closed?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Mobius on April 15, 2007, 10:13:31 am
I don't know.

Anyways...

:welcome:

32nd!
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on April 15, 2007, 12:43:45 pm
I dunno about ShivanSpS link, but Turey's and hip63's are in my siggy.  I thought ShivanSpS was gonna release 2.0 sometime down the pipe... anyways.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Huggybaby on April 15, 2007, 01:01:49 pm
SivanSPS is waiting for the new mediavps to update. In the meantime:

ShivanSPS 1.5 torrent: http://www.mininova.org/tor/347634
1.8 Update: http://huggybaby.fs2downloads.com/FS2_SCP_full_pack%201.8%20Update.exe
1.9 update: http://www.mediafire.com/?8mwjfu0o3mw
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Vidmaster on April 17, 2007, 11:13:29 am
I wrote Shivan a PM about a bug in his 1.9release. He has not answerd yet. On my PC, that bug was reproducable.
It was discussed here: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,45660.msg930522.html#msg930522
Somebody with the same problem here ?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on April 17, 2007, 05:10:06 pm
Hmm, if ShivanSpS has his folders set up the same way Turey does, you could use Turey's Installer and see if that will clear the problem... I dunno about that though.  Here's the directory tree from Turey's Installer:

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Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on April 18, 2007, 10:11:30 am
Hmm, if ShivanSpS has his folders set up the same way Turey does, you could use Turey's Installer and see if that will clear the problem... I dunno about that though.  Here's the directory tree from Turey's Installer:

The folders in the 1.9 version aren't the same. This will be fixed for 2.0.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Vidmaster on May 02, 2007, 12:26:45 pm
Is it normal that there is no music on one or two Silent Thread missions ?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: InsomniaClown on May 19, 2007, 06:49:53 pm
I currently have no fighter graphics for Freespace 1. All you see are the engine lights and flashes of texture. Are there any patches or media files that can fix this? I used the installer before and have gone back to downloading the individual files and compiling them. The problem persists in both versions.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on May 19, 2007, 06:54:49 pm
I currently have no fighter graphics for Freespace 1. All you see are the engine lights and flashes of texture. Are there any patches or media files that can fix this? I used the installer before and have gone back to downloading the individual files and compiling them. The problem persists in both versions.

Is "Enable Jpeg/Tga Textures" on in the Launcher?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Vasudan Commander on May 21, 2007, 12:51:37 am
is there somewhere other then bittorrent i can download the FS2 SCP pack ? It'd be easier to use a direct dl from the internet, because i dont like using bittorrent (it hates me)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on May 21, 2007, 03:30:11 am
My siggy (Turey's Installer or hip63 via FileFront)

EDIT: when using hip63's DVD, rename "theportv3" to "fsport" after installing. (Found in your FreeSpace2 directory.)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on May 21, 2007, 03:42:58 am
My siggy (Turey's Installer or hip63 via FileFront)

Not exactly the same, but close enough.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Vasudan Commander on May 21, 2007, 04:12:08 am
My siggy (Turey's Installer or hip63 via FileFront)

Not exactly the same, but close enough.

thanks mate. :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on May 21, 2007, 04:12:05 pm
My siggy (Turey's Installer or hip63 via FileFront)

Not exactly the same, but close enough.

:confused:  No, not the same, but if you want a DVD image that you can burn... and also includes your (Turey's) Installer, then that's the way to go. -- am I missing something?

Oh, @ VC: make sure if you use hip63's DVD, that you rename the folder "theportv3" to "fsport", or Turey's Installer may re-download it, wasting bandwidth.  Plus, the campaigns that require FSPort will not work unless the directory is "fsport"  :D
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on May 21, 2007, 05:00:13 pm
:confused:  No, not the same, but if you want a DVD image that you can burn... and also includes your (Turey's) Installer, then that's the way to go. -- am I missing something?

I was referring to the fact that he asked for Shivan's pack, and you pointed him at my Installer/hip63's DVD, which are, as I said:
Not exactly the same, but close enough.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on May 22, 2007, 04:03:17 am
Oh.  I see. :nervous:  Whoops.  Missed that.  Well, hmm... maybe I'll give Shivan's pack a try just to see the difference... but I was hoping for 2.0 first.  :doubt:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Wildrosewolf on July 11, 2007, 06:44:05 am
guyz remove the http://ftp//213.48.123.........remove the http:// from there
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on July 12, 2007, 03:04:56 am
You'd need a colon after ftp as well...
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Vidmaster on August 03, 2007, 04:34:07 am
Well, lets hope ShivanSPS v.2.0 fixes all these problems.  :)
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Unknown Target on August 03, 2007, 11:37:53 am
Don't.

Necro.

Threads.

I'll leave this open on the off-chance that ShivanSpS wants to post something in here, but if it starts getting spammed, then I'm locking it.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 04, 2007, 10:27:59 am
How do I access the FTP server (patch 1.8) with Firefox?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Darklord42 on November 04, 2007, 12:18:31 pm
I would have thought that bringing up an old thread would be preferable to starting a new one.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 04, 2007, 01:46:50 pm
 :wtf: Unknown Target's reply is 3 months old. Are you being sarcastic or something?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on November 04, 2007, 01:58:58 pm

ftp://213.48.38.123 (http://ftp://213.48.38.123)
Username : hardlight
Password : hardlight

Thanx to PotzUK for the host.

I think I fixxored it, it originally read:
Code: [Select]
[url=http://ftp://213.48.38.123]ftp://213.48.38.123[/url]
EDIT: Nope, bug with forum's code, it auto-appends http:// to the front of the address if you put
Code: [Select]
[url=
So, just use this: ftp://213.48.38.123

EDIT2: It doesn't matter... it works now, but won't let you login... :(
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on November 04, 2007, 02:03:17 pm
This is old and outdated anyway (IIRC, it doesn't even have the 3.6.8 mediavps). Just zip up a fresh install from my Installer, burn the zip to DVD, and pass it around.

You could also use hip63's DVD, but it's slightly out of date as well.

If you really want to get this, you can use FireFTP (http://fireftp.mozdev.org/), which is a plugin to firefox allowing FTP transactions.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 04, 2007, 02:18:35 pm
Already have FireFTP, I'm going to make my own, no hassle installer DVD. By no hassle I mean with a detailed readme and options for pre-configuration (Good vs. Bad vs. AdVP Graphics, etc.).I'm looking at the installer creators.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on November 04, 2007, 02:21:18 pm
Hmm.  Would it be better to get with Turey, hip63, ShivanSpS, and Huggybaby (for advise on distribution.. he's a pro, and he also started his own Installer instructions a while back, and I've seen his other instructions for stuff - he's good).  If we can get all our heads together, it'd be nice.  We might not all do the same thing, but at least we'll know what the others are doing, and can get ideas and make them all compatible with each other.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 04, 2007, 02:35:08 pm
After taking a look at things, I'm changing my outlook to "I'm going to try and make an installer". Do you know of a good free installer creator?
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on November 04, 2007, 03:16:11 pm
Ask hip63, or ShivanSpS... or search on http://sourceforge.net
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on November 04, 2007, 03:18:44 pm
After taking a look at things, I'm changing my outlook to "I'm going to try and make an installer". Do you know of a good free installer creator?

 :lol: :lol: :lol:

Why do you think I wrote my own Installer, from scratch?

However, NSIS (http://nsis.sourceforge.net/Main_Page) is a decent one. It's a bit complicated, but it's pretty powerful.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 04, 2007, 04:45:48 pm
Yeah, well, I don't know C. I found one called "Advanced Installer". I'm trying that.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: Turey on November 04, 2007, 04:55:05 pm
Yeah, well, I don't know C.
Wait, what?
I found one called "Advanced Installer". I'm trying that.
Sounds like crap. Most of them are.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 04, 2007, 05:35:30 pm
Yeah, well, I don't know C.
Wait, what?
I don't know the programming language "C++" which is what NSIS is written in. And yeah, most of the one's I've seen are crap.

EDIT: Never mind, I read that wrong. I don't know how to use the compiler.
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: jr2 on November 04, 2007, 10:51:26 pm
I told you... ask hip63 or ShivanSpS... not Turey.  He freaking codes his own Installer in Java.  Yaaay... if you want to use it.  Boooo... if you want advise for an easy Installer software to use.  :p  :lol:
Title: Re: Download Freespace 2 SCP Pack v1.5c (Complete) by ShivanSpS
Post by: colecampbell666 on November 05, 2007, 05:59:01 am
Well I haven't found any that aren't crap.