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Title: Official new people thread!
Post by: FIZ on October 05, 2010, 03:11:32 am
*Mod edit: If you're a newly-registered member, feel free to post in here and say hi!*

Hey.  Just registered.  Been 'lurking' for a good time now because FRED2 scares the hell out of me  :eek2: and I have nothing but respect for how you have improved and reinvented this game from when I bought the original GOTY edition.

Would just like to say thanks for all the projects that have made my most memorable game into (dang used up all my good polite terms) something incredible.

Thanks for your time and effort HLP community!

P.S. when is Freespace 3 gonna come out?!?  :P [/bad first joke]
Title: new people thread
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 05, 2010, 04:26:33 am
/me fires his BABeam.

(http://v4belg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1p1uwRB4fMNYd3enmL7LyHaonhbVfP5ZqFBIrUxLP8toTgVNdFnhaLQI6xwLkqIJ-1w0T8mPdAelfNg5SxLDY1mQ/WelcomeAncient.png)
Title: new people thread
Post by: Snail on October 05, 2010, 01:31:32 pm
Hello.
Title: new people thread
Post by: esarai on October 05, 2010, 05:02:49 pm
and welcome.
Title: new people thread
Post by: sigtau on October 05, 2010, 05:45:19 pm
...to the HLPBB.
Title: new people thread
Post by: Shivan Hunter on October 05, 2010, 06:48:38 pm
Hail the newcomer! (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=39765.0)
Title: new people thread
Post by: Sushi on October 05, 2010, 07:36:28 pm
Hail the newcomer! (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=39765.0)

Quote from: Next Post from the same thread
Holy crap.

Title: new people thread
Post by: Shivan Hunter on October 05, 2010, 07:52:29 pm
Aaahhhh, welcome speeches. A welcome reminder of what used to be. HLP must be dying. Trollface.jpg
Title: new people thread
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 06, 2010, 01:02:30 am
(http://koti.welho.com/ahesso/Animation/Bunnypancake.jpg)
Title: new people thread
Post by: chief1983 on October 06, 2010, 09:52:03 am
*pancake bunny*

This has been my favorite pic ever, except for maybe 'OMG baby'.
Title: new people thread
Post by: headdie on October 06, 2010, 01:49:28 pm
*pancake bunny*

This has been my favorite pic ever, except for maybe 'OMG baby'.

hmmmmm, i still think the abandon thread snail tops it
Title: new people thread
Post by: FSHero on October 06, 2010, 01:56:22 pm
Hello, I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I didn't want to clog up any of the boards with a new thread, so I thought this would be the best place.

I just wanted to say thank-you to the community for keeping this game -- nay, valuable cultural contribution -- alive! I recently returned to this game after about 10 years, and the work that has gone into this is astounding. The graphics look brilliant, and the extensibility puts modern games to shame. Combined with the great story and gameplay of Freespace (1&2) this makes Freespace 2 Source Code Project the proud leader of the genre of space-flight simulation games.

I wish many decades of success to the project, and if I can find a talent in myself which doesn't involve just sitting on my butt and playing FS2Open all day, I would be glad to help the project!

If I capture any good moments in the game, I will of course post the pictures (game looks great in 1920x1080 with a core 2 quad 2.4GHz, NVIDIA Geforce 8600, 3.2GB ram rig!).
Title: new people thread
Post by: headdie on October 06, 2010, 01:59:30 pm
welcome to the HLP  :D, I'm sure someone will beam you soon.
Title: new people thread
Post by: Jeff Vader on October 06, 2010, 02:03:26 pm
I'm sure someone will beam you soon.
(http://koti.mbnet.fi/reiler/FunkyFreeSpaceStuff/screen0053.png)
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: MatthTheGeek on October 07, 2010, 04:28:36 pm
Are those retail beams or something ?
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: Kie99 on October 07, 2010, 04:48:50 pm
Are those retail beams or something ?

They're not retail, but they're very old.  Probably about 3.6.7 or 8 Media VPs.
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: Mongoose on October 07, 2010, 09:22:04 pm
We should just make this the "official new people making their first posts about FS2" thread at this point. :D
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: asyikarea51 on October 07, 2010, 09:36:40 pm
Wow, flamethrowers and shotguns underneath the seats, Carl, BGreen and blue shade welcoming committees, I haven't seen that in a while. :lol:
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: Jeff Vader on October 08, 2010, 04:02:30 am
Are those retail beams or something ?

They're not retail, but they're very old.  Probably about 3.6.7 or 8 Media VPs.
8. Or 10 Beta at best. And without any Advanced. An oldie, but I like it. The lighting was good (in my very personal and very humble opinion) and... Idunno. Looks scary.
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: Wobble73 on October 08, 2010, 07:08:42 am
welcome to the HLP  :D, I'm sure someone will beam you soon.
I'm sure someone will beam you soon.
(http://koti.mbnet.fi/reiler/FunkyFreeSpaceStuff/screen0053.png)


Okay how about the olddddddd welcome beam!

:welcome:

 :)
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: karajorma on October 08, 2010, 07:17:00 am
if I can find a talent in myself which doesn't involve just sitting on my butt and playing FS2Open all day, I would be glad to help the project!

So you're not willing to help beta/bug test then? Burn him!!!!

:p
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: TopAce on October 08, 2010, 07:37:29 am
Testing doesn't require you to play all day. You just have to know what to look for.
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: NGTM-1R on October 08, 2010, 07:59:27 am
Testing doesn't require you to play all day. You just have to know what to look for.

Oh yes it does.
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: BengalTiger on October 14, 2010, 11:55:08 am
Due to the fact this is not Just Another Day here on HLP, but quite the opposite, I assume it is my duty to give a welcome speech to FIZ and FSHero.


First of all, starboard battery, target FIZ. Port battery, target FSHero.
Commence plasma core insertion.
Fire!

:welcomeorange:

Welcome to the HLP. This fully operational space station is now leaving the Blue Planet after assisting in Earth Defense.

There are emergency exits to the left and to the right. These exits are untested and the escape pods beyond them are practically Derelict, because every time the HLP was in distress, some Deus Ex Machina saved it. Use at your own risk.

Under your seats there is a flamethrower, but if you want to use it to make an Inferno on the HLP, be advised it's out of napalm. Feel free to use it as a huge water gun, or perhaps as a giant baseball bat.

Above are the ventilation shafts. Carl the Shivan lives there. If you meet him, and give him your lunch or lunch money, and he might leave you alone. If not, you will need the Cardinal Spear to protect yourselves.
But the Spear, along with the Almighty Hammer of Ban is usually locked away, Beyond the Red Line, by the Admins. The two Relics are protected by a Cerberus and a Watchdog. You'll really need Teeth of the Tiger, or at least a Tiger's Claw to get past those. Attempt at your own risk.

If you take the staircase down, after Crossing the Styx you'll go Into the Depths of Hell. The Prophecy says that Cthulu has his residence somewhere in there, but I've personally only seen a few Shadows of Kraken. Visit at your own risk.

The station also has Windmills on the roof for some reason, possibly to power the external beam cannons.

So, grab a Bosch Beer if you get Homesick and enjoy the ride. We will be arriving on the Second Front to counter a Silent Threat anytime now.
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: General Battuta on October 14, 2010, 11:59:15 am
That was actually pretty good.  :nervous:
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: Mongoose on October 14, 2010, 03:24:44 pm
Seriously, I was about to facepalm, but then I actually read it. :D
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: Rodo on October 14, 2010, 03:56:22 pm
it's ok! :yes:
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: T-LoW on October 15, 2010, 03:30:49 am
It's cool... but where's my friggin' beam?! :hopping:

I was waiting and waiting and... :sigh:
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: Jeff Vader on October 15, 2010, 03:37:53 am
It's cool... but where's my friggin' beam?! :hopping:

I was waiting and waiting and... :sigh:
(http://koti.mbnet.fi/reiler/FunkyFreeSpaceStuff/beam.png)
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: T-LoW on October 15, 2010, 04:04:45 am
 :D
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: Dilmah G on October 15, 2010, 07:56:54 am
BT.

That rocked. :D
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: BengalTiger on October 16, 2010, 11:33:46 am
Tango Yankee. :)

Guess my next welcome speech will also be a bit away from the traditional ones with jokes which not even relatively old members know. It should also be a bit more refined now that I won't be experimenting so much.
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: General Battuta on October 16, 2010, 11:43:26 am
I don't think we should make a habit of welcome speeches again.
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: Dilmah G on October 16, 2010, 11:52:20 am
I was never around during the time of welcome speeches.  :sigh:
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: BengalTiger on October 16, 2010, 11:58:59 am
Me neither, but I think it's a fun thing if done right.
And I don't think a speech every 2 years is a habit.  :p
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: FSHero on October 16, 2010, 03:03:15 pm
Thanks for treating me to a welcome speech!

Any chance of sticky-ing this thread, so that all new people who want to say "thank you" know where to post?

Beta testing sounds interesting. How do I go about this?

Finally, myself and at least one other friend are interested in playing Multiplayer. Keep an eye out in the Multiplayer sub-forum for more info!
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on October 17, 2010, 01:59:55 am
Yeah, what the heck, I will go ahead and sticky it.  We don't have that many floating up there anyway. :p
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: esarai on October 18, 2010, 10:09:30 am
Due to the fact this is not Just Another Day here on HLP, but quite the opposite, I assume it is my duty to give a welcome speech to FIZ and FSHero.


First of all, starboard battery, target FIZ. Port battery, target FSHero.
Commence plasma core insertion.
Fire!

:welcomeorange:

Welcome to the HLP. This fully operational space station is now leaving the Blue Planet after assisting in Earth Defense.

There are emergency exits to the left and to the right. These exits are untested and the escape pods beyond them are practically Derelict, because every time the HLP was in distress, some Deus Ex Machina saved it. Use at your own risk.

Under your seats there is a flamethrower, but if you want to use it to make an Inferno on the HLP, be advised it's out of napalm. Feel free to use it as a huge water gun, or perhaps as a giant baseball bat.

Above are the ventilation shafts. Carl the Shivan lives there. If you meet him, and give him your lunch or lunch money, and he might leave you alone. If not, you will need the Cardinal Spear to protect yourselves.
But the Spear, along with the Almighty Hammer of Ban is usually locked away, Beyond the Red Line, by the Admins. The two Relics are protected by a Cerberus and a Watchdog. You'll really need Teeth of the Tiger, or at least a Tiger's Claw to get past those. Attempt at your own risk.

If you take the staircase down, after Crossing the Styx you'll go Into the Depths of Hell. The Prophecy says that Cthulu has his residence somewhere in there, but I've personally only seen a few Shadows of Kraken. Visit at your own risk.

The station also has Windmills on the roof for some reason, possibly to power the external beam cannons.

So, grab a Bosch Beer if you get Homesick and enjoy the ride. We will be arriving on the Second Front to counter a Silent Threat anytime now.

I fukken lol'd.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: sub on October 23, 2010, 08:09:42 pm
Hi HLPBB!

I just got FS2 and FS2 Open with the mods today! I really felt like playing a space combat sim and FS2 gets all the best reviews.
I tried it first without FS2 Open and tbh it was pretty bad on omy 1920 x 1200 but after installing FS Open and following instructions, it now looks amazing!
I'm gonna play through the FS campaign first and do them in order. I can't wait! Hopefully multiplayer will be possible too.

Really, I guess I'm just blown away by the quality of FS2 Open and the modding community for this game. It's incredibly impressive.
I should've tried FS2 a long time ago  :)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Getter Robo G on October 23, 2010, 09:53:08 pm
Yeah... How about we limit it to that ONE speech and make it the new official and move it to the top. That way we don't have pages and pages of beams and speeches the last one degenerated into.

Don't want to go through therapy again...

 :shaking:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: karajorma on October 24, 2010, 09:25:23 am
Beta testing sounds interesting. How do I go about this?

It's pretty easy. Download the latest build from the SCP subforum and play through some campaigns. If you spot problems, get on the SCP IRC channel and report them to figure out if they are code or mod issues.

Basically your job is to just play the game and look for anything that is broken. Keep an eye out for people asking for mission testers for their campaigns too. It's a good way to get to play something before anyone else does. :D
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Spoon on October 26, 2010, 01:49:30 pm
Quote
Keep an eye out for people asking for mission testers for their campaigns too. It's a good way to get to play something before anyone else does.
Yeah, well if that is your motivation to beta test. Please don't ****ing bother.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: karajorma on October 26, 2010, 08:32:36 pm
It shouldn't be your only motivation. Consider it a perk. :)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Shivan Hunter on November 02, 2010, 03:34:01 pm
I'm with Spoon on this one. Beta testing isn't "playing" the campaigns really- it's coming up with crazy stuff that no sane player would ever do, going to extreme boundaries of pretty much any range of events in the mission to see if there's a missing constraint, playing over and over again to see if things happen consistently when they're supposed to and randomly when they're not... having fun is, I'd almost say, counterproductive to beta testing.

And even if you allow yourself one playthrough before getting into the testing phase- it's still a WIP campaign. Some designers are going to want beta testing done in the pre-alpha phase, so they can test along with the contracted testers. Which means there may be some glaring, even game-stopping bugs in the campaign. You're only playing through and catching these so other people can have more fun with it than you will.

Not to mention that you have to catch EVERYTHING. If you let a bunch of bugs slip through, people WILL notice. If enough bugs slip through it can tarnish the campaign's reputation, and in the worst cases lead to a Relentless scenario.

This isn't to say that testing can't be fun, I mean, you do get to play something before anyone else does! I really envy the WiH testers, for instance. But I doubt it's as fun as it's cracked up to be, and it's definitely NOT as easy as it seems. It's a big part of campaign development/game development and can be up there with FREDding and modeling on the difficulty scale. Read some of the WiH bug reports written with gratuitous awesome by Battuta: they're definitely not all as simple as "ship X comes in several seconds late and it screws up messages".
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Cobaltred on November 02, 2010, 06:55:03 pm
Hey folks!  I first posted on this forum about 8 months ago but then I started grad school and well, life got in the way.  I'm finally getting to play through Freespace (via FSPort) right now and I'm loving it!  I recently noticed the suggested changes to the custom flags and my eyeballs are still scorched from how beautiful it looks!

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone that has kept this awesome game going and made it play and look so damn great!

Quick question: I typically dogfight at only about 40% of the Valkyrie's top speed and use the burners when I need to move faster... I find if I go any faster I overshoot the Shivans whenever I'm on their 6.  Is this normal?  Am I doing it wrong?  I've been playing on medium, but as I'm getting used to joystick control I'm going to push it up to hard as the game has been getting a little easy (I think the last mission I did was "The Big Bang").
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: The E on November 02, 2010, 07:22:02 pm
Let me introduce you to my friend, the automatic speed matching. When targeting something, press "m" to automatically match speed with your target. If you press "alt-m", speed matching will always be active.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Dilmah G on November 02, 2010, 08:12:47 pm
Yeah, that's helpful at the start. Do you have a throttle slider on your joystick? I personally prefer to do throttle manually so I can execute a few more interesting maneuvers. Although the Valk is a bit of a pain, because of the fact the afterburner is so beastly.

You could attempt to punch the afterburner in bursts rather than engage it to full. You know, the Valk is a good craft to trial Thaeris' afterburner stage thing...
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Cobaltred on November 02, 2010, 08:33:30 pm
Yeah, that's helpful at the start. Do you have a throttle slider on your joystick? I personally prefer to do throttle manually so I can execute a few more interesting maneuvers. Although the Valk is a bit of a pain, because of the fact the afterburner is so beastly.

You could attempt to punch the afterburner in bursts rather than engage it to full. You know, the Valk is a good craft to trial Thaeris' afterburner stage thing...

Yeah I have an analog throttle switch which I'm using quite a bit.  Just checking that it's not weird that I'm generally at ~40% of max speed or so.  Last space sim I played was Super Wing Commander for my mac Performa back in like 1994, so yeah...

I really like the Valk though, I feel like it's so manueverable I can pretty much do whatever I want.

I have no idea what this trial AB thing is, but I'm probably best off playing plain FSO until I at least get used to that... thanks guys!
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Dilmah G on November 02, 2010, 08:36:03 pm
Oh, I was referring to a proposal by a forum member (Thaeris), which meant modeling afterburners a bit more like how they function in real aircraft.

And yeah, Valk + Smooth joystick = Real control. You can also manipulate the energy transfer system to divert more energy to engines and thus have a higher normal speed at the expense of shields and guns.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Mort on November 23, 2010, 01:58:09 am
I think this is the right place to do this



Hi.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Dilmah G on November 23, 2010, 02:32:26 am
oh hai. :)
Title: Re: new people thread
Post by: S-99 on November 23, 2010, 04:04:40 am
(http://koti.welho.com/ahesso/Animation/Bunnypancake.jpg)
That's two pancakes on it's head, not just one.
(http://koti.mbnet.fi/reiler/FunkyFreeSpaceStuff/screen0053.png)
Looks like one of my old screenshots. Might not be, but the lighting settings i used to use are reminiscent of what i used to use years ago. Lighting settings i need to retrieve.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Minuit on December 14, 2010, 04:23:39 am
Hi people.

I've been a lurker for a while, only bothered to register now.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: headdie on December 14, 2010, 04:40:08 am
welcome to the madhouse
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on December 14, 2010, 04:23:56 pm
Hi people.

I've been a lurker for a while, only bothered to register now.

are you a bot
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Minuit on December 14, 2010, 07:35:38 pm
I'm not sure whether that was supposed to be sarcasm or not, but no, I am certainly not a bot. Did I really look that much like one?  :p
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on December 14, 2010, 07:37:10 pm
I'm not sure whether that was supposed to be sarcasm or not, but no, I am certainly not a bot. Did I really look that much like one?  :p

CONSTANT VIGILANCE!

Welcome aboard, hoo-man.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Jeff Vader on December 15, 2010, 01:33:27 am
I'm not sure whether that was supposed to be sarcasm or not, but no, I am certainly not a bot. Did I really look that much like one?  :p
Yes. As in, yes, I've seen bots that have begun their forum careers with almost exactly the same words you used. But glad to know we were mistaken this time.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Canna_Bis on December 24, 2010, 03:32:24 pm
Hi, been there 4 some years... Finally registered. Can do any audio. THX 4 keeping a great game alive. Any fan-made campaign suggestions  (WiH lacks only VA... True successor 2 Freespace games...)

Merry Christmas to all HLP's and sorry 4 my English... I'm just a Pole...


BTW - can any1 tell a noob how 2 change an avatar?
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on December 24, 2010, 04:01:59 pm
There are no avatars on HLP, only a few users are allowed to have those.

And welcome to HLP! :yes:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Canna_Bis on December 24, 2010, 04:15:38 pm
Wanted to have sth lihe this:

(http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/1861/ziemniak.jpg) (http://img576.imageshack.us/i/ziemniak.jpg/)

Let's say that we had a presidetnt :P
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on December 24, 2010, 04:35:25 pm
Psy-Duck!
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Snail on December 24, 2010, 04:41:13 pm
Hi, been there 4 some years... Finally registered. Can do any audio. THX 4 keeping a great game alive. Any fan-made campaign suggestions  (WiH lacks only VA... True successor 2 Freespace games...)
Hey dude. I gotta say, Poles have sexy accents. Go voice act WiH! :P
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Canna_Bis on December 24, 2010, 04:44:47 pm
U really don't wanna hear my voice...

BTW:

Only  Polish will laugh at this picture above... It's all about our politics and the ex-potato-president :P
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: TopAce on December 24, 2010, 05:23:19 pm
Who's a potato president? :P
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Canna_Bis on December 24, 2010, 05:34:09 pm
Lech Kaczynski... .Polish president  that died a few months ago in a plane crash in Russia (some of the Polish politicians imply that it was shot down by a Russian missile... A preparation for a communist invasion... Treb strike??)

I'm calling him a potato president 'cuz a German tabloid called him as such... and our goverment made it a huge scandal that both Germans and Polish laughed at... EOT.

I'm gonna get banned  :D

BTW: The Polish Taliban:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p2MAdD64bg

So unlucky that most of the HLP doesn't speak Polish...

I'm really gonna get banned :D

Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: TopAce on December 24, 2010, 05:35:10 pm
I mean: What's the origin of the metaphor? Why is he "the potato" president?
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Canna_Bis on December 24, 2010, 05:42:47 pm
wait a sec 'till I'll upload his pic...

2Mb image...

[IMG=http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/2365/kaczkah.jpg][/IMG] (http://img153.imageshack.us/i/kaczkah.jpg/)

I'm really gonna be banned...
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: SpardaSon21 on December 24, 2010, 05:52:25 pm
Is he secretly Irish?
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Canna_Bis on December 25, 2010, 01:26:43 am
Nope, he's just a potato...

BTW: The duck (kaczka means duck in Polish, Kaczynski is sth like duck-ish) was buried in the Polish king's vault where our heroes, like Kosciuszko, are having their final rest... That's why we have floods in Poland... The dead are mad for the companionship :P And now one of our politicians (the one that destroyed our intelligence by revealing all the agents' names etc.) is asking for the US help to "find out what really happened" while revealing some top secret data (like the codes for our ciphered phones) to a foreign country... Because it was a Russian terrorist attack...

Google for Macierewicz...
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Snail on December 25, 2010, 06:13:04 am
Is he secretly Irish?
lulz
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Commander Zane on December 25, 2010, 06:38:08 am
I'm here to comment on how ****ing awesome BengalTiger's welcome post is. :lol:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: BengalTiger on December 26, 2010, 11:04:48 am
I'm here to comment on how ****ing awesome BengalTiger's welcome post is. :lol:

Thanks. Guess I might have to come up with another one one of these days...
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: LoneWolf5050 on December 28, 2010, 02:21:38 am
I just have to say WOW!  This is an amazing project that I remember hearing about a long time ago, and have finally after many years had a chance to grab all the necessary files and try it out.  I'm blown away.

I was a Freespace player way back in the day, and still have the original fold out box for Descent: Freespace on my bookshelf.  I see elsewhere in the forum that some people have fond memories of the Tango mini campaign I made 12 years ago:  http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=49267.0  I can't tell you how touched I am. 

Happy Freespacing to you all, thank you so much to everyone who's made the FSO project what it is. 

--Julian
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on December 28, 2010, 07:02:27 am
Woaw, it's the Lonewolf !
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: kisumu on January 02, 2011, 05:30:56 pm
Now then, now then, now then!

I'm afraid that I'm one of the unelect who until the eurogamer retrospective last month had never even heard of Freespace, let alone fs2, let alone this healthy community keeping the lights on! Sorry, beams on. I've played fs2 and bp with the graphical shinymakers and was amazed with what this gang had achieved, not only creating a fitting tribute to the original devs but really building on their foundations to make a stunning, accomplished game. Well done all! I loved games like Tachyon and Freelancer in my teens but was always disappointed that the plots always boiled down to 2 sets of *rseholes wanting 1 set of things so fs has been an absolute revelation.

Well it's nice to meet you all, you seem friendly. If anyone has an idea of how a novice might be able to contribute please let me know.

PS. My Mrs. has done some voice work and didn't run a mile when I mentioned to her what you lot are up to...
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on January 02, 2011, 06:22:36 pm
:welcome:

It's great to see that those random articles about the game out there actually manage to get new people interested. :) It really is amazing what this community has been able to accomplish over the past decade.  Pretty much every active project is always looking for any extra help they can find, which even includes testing for people like me who aren't exactly creatively-inclined.  Voice actors are definitely in high demand too, so if your wife would be interested in it at some point, I know there'd be parts available.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Biophysicist on January 17, 2011, 04:16:20 pm
I'm new here... I don't play FS2 much, or really do much with it, but I had an idea to create a machinima in it - inspired by the oh-so-epic Open trailer thingy, and a random machinima I saw made in a different flight simulator (which had only one episode, made about a year ago).

(Is this a stupid idea and/or is anyone at all interested - trying to gauge if I should start a thread.)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on January 18, 2011, 10:54:24 pm
:welcome:

I think it would be awesome to see some machinima created in the engine.  Go for it. :)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on January 18, 2011, 11:18:41 pm
Welcome to HLP.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: karajorma on January 19, 2011, 08:25:00 am
I think it would be awesome to see some machinima created in the engine.  Go for it. :)

Go for it.

You wouldn't be the first though (http://www.viperpilots.co.uk/episodes.html). :p
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: SkycladGuardian on February 06, 2011, 12:54:32 pm
I already introduced myself in the General Discussions area, but I guess it won't hurt saying "Hi" here once more :)

Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on February 06, 2011, 03:26:11 pm
Welcome to HLP  :)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: doomed_soul on February 07, 2011, 08:12:02 am
My name is doomed_soul, and I'm an alcoholic..

Whoops... wrong board!

Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on February 22, 2011, 06:25:14 am
Yes, you should be posting in GD :p

Welcome.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: kilgore456 on February 25, 2011, 05:10:07 am
Hello and Thank You. I love Freespace, but I haven't played in years. I'm so excited to go back and do it some more!
Just a couple of quick questions. I'm sure this has been answered here somewhere, but there's alot of info here to go through.
     
   Will all this stuff work with windows 7??

   Can anyone recommend a good flight stick that works with windows 7 ?? (My trusty wingman 3d is giving me problems)

   Thanks to all for sticking with Freespace and continuing the good work.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Jeff Vader on February 25, 2011, 11:56:54 am
Will all this stuff work with windows 7??
Yes.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: GTCv Twin on March 03, 2011, 12:11:58 am
Hi I'm a new member on Hard Light but I've been lurking for years.  I downloaded FS2 back before GOG sold it so people were trading legal torrents for it (ahh good times).  I remember seeing the amazing screenshots and lusting after FSO, but being disappointed with the very few changes I noticed after using the FSO auto-installer.  Of course, I didn't know that the media vps it was supposed to download actually didn't ...

Well, I've reinstalled FS2 on my new comp, and this time I manually installed FSO and the Media VPs (does this make me officially a man now? ;) ).  And I am blown away by how amazing the game is now.  You guys rock, and I have rediscovered my great love for my favorite game.

I have a couple questions that maybe you can help me out with.  First, is there a mod to remove external sound?  It's always bugged me that the icy blackness of space should be filled with Hollywood-esque sound effects.  Secondly, if I enable post processing on 3.6.12, will that disable any anti aliasing even though I've got it turned on in the launcher settings?  Is there a build that lets me use PP alongside AA?
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Zacam on March 03, 2011, 12:38:10 am

You can disable sound or music or both. Problem is, it will affect more than just "In Mission". I'm not aware of any "Realism" mod that turns off other sounds, though somebody came up with the notion of an AI system in the pilots fighter that "creates" sound for you so that the pilot can have more spatial awareness. (And besides, Rule of Cool generally trumps Reality any day).

AA (in the Windows Launcher at any rate) doesn't actually do anything at all. As to whether or not AA and PostProcessing will play well, that's currently a mixed bag. Both ATI and nVidia users have reported in both Working and Not working. (I'm an nVidia User that it works with), so it really all depends on the video card, the drivers, and what settings you use in the drivers to set the video card to do via a Profile.

Any build since 3.6.12 will allow the use of Post Processing, though for a short time it was regulated to the "Development/Experimental" section of the Launcher.

In any case, welcome aboard, and don't mind our resident Shivan Carl. Just make sure to always pack a lunch/snack to feed him before he get's cranky.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: GTCv Twin on March 04, 2011, 12:30:20 pm
(And besides, Rule of Cool generally trumps Reality any day)

Hmm that's too bad.  My rule of cool IS reality.  I even get annoyed at the explosions in FS2 since they assume there's plenty of oxygen in space to combust.

Oh well, I can't complain too much; it's still IMHO the greatest game ever made.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Commander Zane on March 04, 2011, 05:11:54 pm
The game itself doesn't even have flight physics that are remotely close to realism so I don't see how removing the sound would make anything better.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on March 05, 2011, 09:44:35 pm
Yes. The silence of space sure is majestic. (http://www.darthsanddroids.net/episodes/0417.html)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: GTCv Twin on March 06, 2011, 04:57:37 pm
Lack of external sound would just increase my immersion level.  But to be totally honest, I have never been as immersed in a game as I already am in FS2, so really I'm just being fussy.  I love all things FS2 and FSO.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: SirCumference on March 09, 2011, 08:26:46 pm
I'm a college student who just discovered Freespace over this past Christmas break. By far the coolest game I've ever played! Since I'm a new member I figured I'd post on this thread and show that there are still new folks joining the Freespace community!
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: AnOObis on March 13, 2011, 12:43:35 pm
Hello all...nubsauce here ;) I'm not sure how I missed this one back in the day, but my god is this impressive. As a veteran of modded installs, FS Open wasn't bad at all to get installed.

I did search a bit, but maybe you guys could help me out just a smidge? As a nOOb I'd like to play from FS out to FS2 and beyond. Is there a thread that puts the available campaigns in chronological order? When I was looking I came across a few dead links...I got the impression, there was a forum move or problem and not all the links are up or restored?
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on March 13, 2011, 12:50:19 pm
The chronological order you should play in is:

FreeSpace 1 via FreeSpace Port
Silent Threat Reborn (a fan remake of the terrible Silent Threat)
FreeSpace 2.

After that you can play whatever you like. There is no canonical order to fan campaigns. Vassago's Dirge, Blue Planet, and Transcend are all community favorites. Wings of Dawn is great, but set in its own original universe. Rogues is a recent release you might want to try out.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Snail on March 13, 2011, 01:51:25 pm
In all honesty, I kind of don't like this "STR is basically canon" thing that people seem to be spreading. :doubt:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on March 13, 2011, 11:52:43 pm

I knew somebody was going to use that nick sooner or later.

:ha: :ha: :ha: :ha: :ha: :ha: :ha: :ha:


In all honesty, I kind of don't like this "STR is basically canon" thing that people seem to be spreading. :doubt:

You would, but I take it as a measure of just how badly the original fared. I've played ST before, but I never really thought of it as a bad campaign.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: AnOObis on March 14, 2011, 11:04:36 pm
I've been using that nic forever Androgeos ;) Though I did use an "i" rather than a "1" like normal. It's paying homage to the l337 vs. nUb battles that have raged for eternities!

On topic; thanks for the campaign advice! I wrapped up FS and was just about to move on when I read this. What made ST bad and does STR fix the bad?
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on March 15, 2011, 10:30:03 pm
The original ST had a very anti-climatic final battle. It was so bad, it made the last mission of FS2 look like a FREDded version of Adagio for Strings. I'm not sure what else made ST so bad, since I've never really viewed it as a bad campaign ... especially since there's SGWP2 around to contest it.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Commander Zane on March 16, 2011, 12:33:21 am
SGWP2 is a good fragfest campaign, not a particularly amazing story, but even then there's worse made campaigns.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on March 17, 2011, 01:20:25 am
SGWP2 is a good fragfest campaign, not a particularly amazing story, but even then there's worse made campaigns.

Really? I thought SGWP2 was the absolute worst of the lot (which is why it came full circle to some of us).
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Commander Zane on March 17, 2011, 01:34:20 am
Relentless.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Nightshift82 on March 17, 2011, 02:15:44 am
Been lurking here quite awhile, and I am VERY impressed with all the work that has gone into FS.  I am also quite impressed with the community.  Comming from a bunch of flight sim boards, it's nice to see such hard working modders and members to be so friendly and mature.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: AtomicClucker on March 17, 2011, 02:19:12 am
Howdy folks, I'm a long time Freespace fan who was convinced to re-buy FS2 after watching a lot of stuff for Blue Planet. Anyhow, it rocked, and it Battuta'ed for WiH.

Since BP, I've returned to being a Freespace junkie, and it feels good (minus the fact that I now have a severe hatred of trebuchets, which idiot came with the idea for those strikes?)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Commander Zane on March 17, 2011, 02:58:39 am
Trebuchets are ez-pz to dodge. :P
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: AtomicClucker on March 17, 2011, 03:09:04 am
Maybe from the fact the Ulhan is a bit of wet rag in comparison to the Kentauroi. Trebs kept killing me on the mission where you have to defend the Akula & Ranvir.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 17, 2011, 03:12:55 am
I use the NArayana for cover  ;)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on March 17, 2011, 05:12:36 am
I use a Sanctus. It's easier to get around.


Maybe from the fact the Ulhan is a bit of wet rag in comparison to the Kentauroi. Trebs kept killing me on the mission where you have to defend the Akula & Ranvir.

I hope you completed the countermeasures training in the main FreeSpace 2 campaign. Those Trebs are the easiest to deal with.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Snail on March 17, 2011, 12:24:02 pm
SGWP2 was retarded but it wasn't the worst campaign ever.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on March 17, 2011, 03:56:30 pm
SGWP2 is kind of the perfect example of a "B-campaign," something that's unintentionally hilarious and thus a lot of fun to play through.  The plot is nonsensical, you wind up killing dozens of capital ships for no real reason whatsoever, the writing is full of lulz...basically, it's a total blast.  Plus, miraculously enough, the campaign doesn't have any significant bugs. :p

As for the original Silent Threat, probably its greatest flaw was that it had very little in the way of continuous plot progression.  Most of the missions were rather detached from one another, and only the very end of the campaign actually touched on what the whole thing was ostensibly about.  Besides that, many of the missions themselves had significant issues, ranging from being incredibly tedious to occasionally flat-out broken.  (That escape pod mission...ugh.)  Silent Threat: Reborn pretty much fixes every single one of these issues, with the end result being a campaign that's incredibly fun to play through and ties FS1 and FS2 together very nicely.  It's obviously never going to be truly canon, but I have no qualms about treating it as such in my own mind.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Snail on March 17, 2011, 04:12:05 pm
SGWP2 is kind of the perfect example of a "B-campaign," something that's unintentionally hilarious and thus a lot of fun to play through.  The plot is nonsensical, you wind up killing dozens of capital ships for no real reason whatsoever, the writing is full of lulz...basically, it's a total blast.  Plus, miraculously enough, the campaign doesn't have any significant bugs. :p
I actually think that it could have been a particularly well-crafted troll. Some of the lines are just way too gold to be accidentally funny. I mean, seriously (http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/images/SGWP2_025.png).
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on March 17, 2011, 05:41:19 pm
Maybe it's more of a case of Poe's Law. :D
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Achillion on March 18, 2011, 05:51:10 pm
Hello everyone. I just wanted to say thank you for all the work put into every single FreeSpace mod. I have always been a fan of everything related to the FSO project but have never expressed my gratitude. I have owned FS2 since 2001 (I think, +- a year) and my original game CDs are still in perfect condition.

I've been aware of the FSO project since a while after its inception. I figured it was time I ran through the campaigns again, see how the upgrades are going and while I'm at it, try out some of those custom campaigns everyone's so excited about.

I just finished the original campaign a few minutes ago and wanted to say thank you to everyone that allowed me to play it for the umpteenth time and still make it feel bloody epic!

So, for the third time in the same post, THANK YOU everyone, for everything.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: kisumu on March 19, 2011, 07:26:10 am
This is the same overflowing mixture of joy, admiration and profound thanks I felt when I stumbled upon you lot last year. You're just great, guys! [vomit] In all seriousness I love you all.

Welcome Achilleas.k!

Someone do that mint beam jobby, I really don't think I'm OG enough to handle that kind of firepower.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on March 19, 2011, 07:32:06 am
/me fires his BABeam.

(http://v4belg.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pnsvz8ImazA3Oae29ks3HQicrCP67jUqgSajeGmkOhc8_-5iG_m-jgRzG5ssne7EDa9sANpUqw9zjnkaCa0k0Tw/WelcomeAncient.png)

Over-using the beam is frowned upon here, so we don't really do it that much anymore.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: brandon on March 23, 2011, 08:24:44 pm
Hi everyone. I first played FreeSpace 2 in 2000, then after a few years, I packed my computer away and went about life. 4 years later,  I got the itch to play it again. I found the old demo, put it on my lap top, and then found GOG, and got the full game. This weekend I plan to sit down and play it. Eventually I plan to get a better computer, and i'll download the SCP. For now this is more than good enough!
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on March 24, 2011, 04:41:37 pm
:welcome:

You might be surprised at how low the hardware requirements for the SCP really are, provided you leave some of the higher-end bells and whistles turned off.  Still, I think there's some inherent value in playing through retail at least once, since it really illustrates how far the Upgrade team has come. :)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Ryu Gemini on April 26, 2011, 04:57:43 pm
I could copy and paste the TC's entire post without being too off.  New, lurking a short while (got out FS2 again just last month), a bit fearful of FRED (not the one in Just Another Day though), and attempting to make sense of mod installations the best I can (there are a small number I can't seem to get to work no matter what but otherwise they seem doable). 

Anywho, hello.

*runs to avoid being completely incinerated by the HLJ Hard Light's Welcome Beam Cannon*

Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on April 26, 2011, 05:14:12 pm
Which campaigns are you having trouble with? I SUSPECT WE CAN MAKE THEM WURK
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Ryu Gemini on April 28, 2011, 02:56:41 am
Well, most recent is Sol:  A History.  I haven't kept too much track, but there were 2 or 3 others that I simply screwed up by not having a mediavps folder (I had 3612 properly named, but had named version 3610 in the same manner 12 was... which doesn't work so well when mods that use 10 do not actually refer to a "mediavps_3610" folder).  I was still figuring things out and wasn't yet aware that the naming scheme was only just introduced with 3612. 

S:aH is iffy for me mostly because INFR1 seems to be practically impossible for me to install properly for some reason.  INF:A works alright, but it seems to be difficult to find much information on the release, what with all the reworking that is apparently going on right now. 




Edit:  I managed to get INFR1 to work.  Disappointed with where it ended, etc, yada.   More importantly, Sol:  A History STILL doesn't work.  And now EVERY other mod now alt-tabs and brings up the debugger about 5 times when I try to start it. 

Edit again:  Bah, just remembered something from one of INFR1's text files said something about moving the campaign file into the INFR1 folder instead of leaving it in the base.  That seems to have worked for fixing the errors all the other mods started giving.  I'll try out S:AH again after I finish up the mod I am currently playing, but odds are it works now too.  Sorry to bug you. 




In the mean time, one question.  I tried installing The Babylon Project's mod a couple days ago, but the exe installation file seemed to make windows explorer hang, forcing me to enter task manager and close down stuff until the system resumes functional normality.  There appears to be nowhere to download the mod in an unpackaged form (i.e. the zip and rar files most mods come in).  And since a whole bunch of mods from that universe appear to all require TBP, I am kinda stuck as such.  Is there any way I can install TBP without an exe file? 




Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Jeff Vader on April 29, 2011, 01:31:24 am
Edit again:  Bah, just remembered something from one of INFR1's text files said something about moving the campaign file into the INFR1 folder instead of leaving it in the base.  That seems to have worked for fixing the errors all the other mods started giving. 
Yes. The game engine will attempt to use and and all .vp files that are either in \freespace2\ or an active mod folder. That applies to INF .vp files that are in \freespace2\ . And since they contain all sorts of conflicting stuff, things will break if you have them in \freespace2\ . Just remember: put each and every mod into its own subfolder. (Though in this case it wasn't as much your fault, since that stupid Inferno installer puts those files in \freespace2\ .)

Quote
In the mean time, one question.  I tried installing The Babylon Project's mod a couple days ago, but the exe installation file seemed to make windows explorer hang, forcing me to enter task manager and close down stuff until the system resumes functional normality.  There appears to be nowhere to download the mod in an unpackaged form (i.e. the zip and rar files most mods come in).  And since a whole bunch of mods from that universe appear to all require TBP, I am kinda stuck as such.  Is there any way I can install TBP without an exe file? 
http://www.freespacemods.net/download.php?view.220

And remeber, that TBP is not a regular mod, but a standalone game. If you have FS2 in, say, C:\games\freespace2\ , "install" TBP to C:\games\tbp\ or something like that. Completely outside your FS2 installation.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on April 30, 2011, 01:10:08 pm
Hello people, how are you doing right there? It looks like HLPBB sounds great and good to hang in.

What is your opinion of FreeSpace 2 Mr. Possibly Bot
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on April 30, 2011, 01:25:36 pm
No, you did fine. You are verified not a bot! Welcome aboard.

:welcome:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Ryu Gemini on May 01, 2011, 03:21:03 pm
The TBP link you provided there appears to be for macs and linux.  I should clarify.  I have a windows computer, but despite that the windows TBP installation exe doesn't work.  As in, my system hangs about 2 or 3 seconds after trying to open the file. 



Edit:  Sol: A History is still not working.  INFR1 and the media things are set to proper folders and all, but S:AH seems to call on a bunch of .wav and .ogg files that do not exist when I try to start running the mod. 
.



Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Jeff Vader on May 01, 2011, 04:04:30 pm
The TBP link you provided there appears to be for macs and linux.  I should clarify.  I have a windows computer
I will also attempt to clarify. The exact same TBP will run on Windows, Linux and MacOS. The only difference comes from the fact that the FSO build you run TBP with must match your operating system. If you follow the link I gave, you can download TBP in a non-exe installer format. All you need to do after download is
- extract the  **** to C:\games\tbp\ or somesuch
- grab a good FSO build, such as 3.6.12
- install Zathras.

There is also a dedicated board here for TBP (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=105.0). Perhaps you should visit it.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on May 02, 2011, 02:43:05 am
Hello people, how are you doing right there? It looks like HLPBB sounds great and good to hang in.

Well, there's the ooh and ahhs, and then there's the screaming and running.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: karajorma on May 03, 2011, 10:20:20 pm
In the mean time, one question.  I tried installing The Babylon Project's mod a couple days ago, but the exe installation file seemed to make windows explorer hang, forcing me to enter task manager and close down stuff until the system resumes functional normality.  There appears to be nowhere to download the mod in an unpackaged form (i.e. the zip and rar files most mods come in).  And since a whole bunch of mods from that universe appear to all require TBP, I am kinda stuck as such.  Is there any way I can install TBP without an exe file?

I'd bet money it's not actually causing your PC to hang at all. For reasons best known to them the TBP team at the time decided to go with a single massive VP file rather than several smaller ones. The result was that your PC is probably just slowing down while it tries to figure out what to do with such a massive file. Just start the installation process and go away for 10-20 mins or so.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Alex Heartnet on May 05, 2011, 10:22:01 pm
Ohhaidere.  I've been playing Freespace 2 ever since I brought it lat October /me checks GOG.com for exact date.  After playing through the main campaign for about a dozen times, I more recently tried out 'some' of the mods.  I finally registered.

And I just completed an escort mission with a ship a 1% hull.  No kidding.  When a ship's captain reports hull integerty below critical, you know it's in trouble. As soon as I realized what was happening, I took screenshots as proof.  However, both imageshack and MS paint apparently do not like .tga files, so uploading them is a whole another matter   :banghead:


Edit:  Got it, thanks Jr2!  I uploaded the screenshots I took during the mission here: http://img651.imageshack.us/g/screen0027pl.png/
 (http://img651.imageshack.us/g/screen0027pl.png/)
The mission in question was 'Exodus', main Freespace 2 Campaign.  Lambda 1 was at 2% hull for a good chunk of the battle.  I was thinking 'If I so much as sneeze on it, it will explode, but the battle is pretty much over'.  And then a lone Nahema bomber jumps in and takes it down to 1% before getting duel-trebucheted.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on May 05, 2011, 11:33:52 pm
<snip>

IrfanView (http://www.irfanview.com) -> convert to .png then use one of your sites or www.tinypic.com
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Nyctaeus on May 07, 2011, 07:16:54 pm
I'm kinda busy with real life and my mod's issues... In this all mess I just forgot to say hello. Hi everybody! :D
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Falco314 on May 10, 2011, 11:40:10 am
Um... hi?
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Dark Hunter on May 10, 2011, 12:58:08 pm
Hi!  :D
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Ryu Gemini on May 11, 2011, 03:36:44 pm
I'll have to give TBP another go sometime.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: NotCool on May 16, 2011, 09:26:15 am
Hello there!
New one here  :)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on May 16, 2011, 09:48:34 am
Hello there!
New one here  :)

SHIVAN WELCOME BEAM!!
:welcomered:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: NotCool on May 16, 2011, 10:19:27 am
Bought the game two days ago from GOG, and it's amazing! The source project made it much better, I love good graphics :)
Is there a mod where I can play a warship?
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on May 16, 2011, 10:25:13 am
Blue Planet: WiH comes with a custom campaign called The blade itself, where you fly a cap ship in a single mission.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on May 16, 2011, 10:35:06 am
Bought the game two days ago from GOG, and it's amazing! The source project made it much better, I love good graphics :)
Is there a mod where I can play a warship?

Like Rodo said, Blue Planet 2.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: NotCool on May 16, 2011, 10:36:02 am
Cool, Thanks. I'll check it out.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: SpardaSon21 on May 16, 2011, 11:30:34 am
Be sure to check out BP2 multiplayer as well.  There are a couple co-op and TvT missions involving player capital ships.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: NotCool on May 16, 2011, 03:02:03 pm
Never tried the multi. How does it work?
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on May 16, 2011, 03:14:34 pm
A set of co-operative missions and gauntlets against the AI as well as battles against other human players, including dogfights with each player in a capship.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: karacho on May 18, 2011, 10:57:38 am
hello everybody
i registered today, and i am installing the open source project right now (since about 10 hours now ...)

basically i played wing commander years ago and wanted to play something like that again, i got the games from gog, realised there is a nice editor build in, researched a bit, and here i am :)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on May 18, 2011, 11:06:32 am
hello everybody
i registered today, and i am installing the open source project right now (since about 10 hours now ...)

basically i played wing commander years ago and wanted to play something like that again, i got the games from gog, realised there is a nice editor build in, researched a bit, and here i am :)

You are going to have so much fun.

If you have any setup issues post here.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Ryu Gemini on May 18, 2011, 01:25:21 pm
Assuming I didn't set something up wrong though, it appears that multiplayer is limited to certain times due to the relatively low number of people in FS2's community now. 

Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on May 18, 2011, 01:34:21 pm
Assuming I didn't set something up wrong though, it appears that multiplayer is limited to certain times due to the relatively low number of people in FS2's community now.

More the relatively low number of people in the multiplayer community, but yes. People set up games on IRC or via the forums.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Dunolde on June 07, 2011, 11:53:38 am
Hi,  noob here but not to FS2,  which I bought when it came out,  in '99 I guess.  Always loved it and now even more since I seem to have navigated through the installation of FSO.  I am having some slight problems with using the launcher  and getting mods to install and play well.  Currently working on "Wings of Dawn". 
Anyway,  I never had FS1 and am wondering if I can get it anywhere now, such as Good Old Games,  and if I do,  can I just install it into the FS2 folder.  Sorry if some of this belongs in other forums,  just point me in the right direction...

Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Jeff Vader on June 07, 2011, 11:57:13 am
1. We can see the default-size font just fine.

2. What problems with the Launcher and getting mods to install?

3. FS1 is sold by GOG and you can  buy it from there. But it is a separate game. You cannot install it into your FS2 installation. If you want awesome graphical stuff of FSO while playing the original FS1 campaign, install FSPort (a mod for FS2/FSO).
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Dunolde on June 08, 2011, 11:21:22 am
Thanks for responding.  Lg font is easier for me to read,  so I just assume it is for everyone else too.

Sometimes I click on a mod and although it displays in the window,  I cannot get it to load in the actual game.  And,  I'll admit,  I probably don't completely understand how to use the launcher.  Wings of Dawn seems to be running OK now. 

How can I set the forums to display the most recent messages first?

Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on June 08, 2011, 04:18:33 pm
Should be in your profile settings at the top.  And, if you think large font is easier, hold down your CTRL key on your keyboard and using your mousewheel to zoom in / out.  Chances are, anyone who has troubles seeing text already has their browser zoomed in.  So, your large text would be rendered as GINORMOUS.  :lol:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Dunolde on June 08, 2011, 04:38:40 pm
OK,  thanks,  got it.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: redalbatross on June 26, 2011, 07:07:39 pm
So, I'm not really new, but I figured I'd quit lurking and introduce myself. Been playing FS since I picked up the retail FS1 back when it first came out. Been completely addicted ever since. I'm surprised that the community is still so active after all this time; it's very rare. But I'm sure as heck not going to complain.

I wish I knew about about something useful like texturing or modeling so I could give back, but for now, my undying gratitude will have to do.  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on June 26, 2011, 09:53:00 pm
I wish I knew about about something useful like texturing or modeling so I could give back, but for now, my undying gratitude will have to do.  :rolleyes:

Not enough!

Welcome to HLP, now go learn to texture dammit! :P
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: redalbatross on June 26, 2011, 10:11:36 pm
I wish I knew about about something useful like texturing or modeling so I could give back, but for now, my undying gratitude will have to do.  :rolleyes:

Not enough!

Welcome to HLP, now go learn to texture dammit! :P

Sure, where should I start? I have Photoshop experience, just not texturing experience.  :D
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on June 26, 2011, 10:27:44 pm
you want a tut on how to texture?, well there are a lot of different methods out there and few tutorials actually, this one can be found on the modding portal here in hlp: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=43189.0

Personally I think this is one of those things that cannot be learned in other way than getting practice, UV'ing and texturing are some of the skills hlp lacks the most.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Gankenstein on July 23, 2011, 03:39:35 pm
Hullo, I'm new here and new to the Freespace universe. Back when, I played Elite & Wings on the Amiga 500 and even Star Trek on the BBC 'puter. Currently somewhere in the beginning of Act 3 of the Great War, playing on the 2nd easiest setting, having great fun and occasionally scoring kills. I am not l33t.

Nice surprise to see such a large community supporting this game, kudos to you all!
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Snarks on July 28, 2011, 02:28:56 am
I guess this is where all the new people check in, semi-officially at least.

Hello yall. This looks to be a lively place. There looks to be a plethora of mods and campaigns. Where should I start? I'm thinking of playing the original campaigns with the fancy new builds before I start digging in. Can anyone recommend me a few good campaigns to dig into after I get done with the originals? (Also, how do I go about playing the original Freespace campaign since I only have Freespace 2 on GOGs? I seem to have misplaced my original copies of the games.) I'm currently running the open installer and I've stuck all the files into a folder on my desktop. I just found the helpful noob friendly guide.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on July 28, 2011, 08:04:46 am
recommended campaigns?... mmm:

vassago's dirge
wings of dawn
blue planet
silent threat: reborn
fsport
transcend
derelict
just another day (jad)

I'm sure there are others out there you can still play, those are the ones that came to my mind right now...look for more here:
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=70582.0
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Sonzai on July 29, 2011, 09:50:44 pm
Hey Everyone!

Just joined here, although I've been playing FreeSpace campaigns and mods from here for about a month.  I'm planning on making a few myself, um, .... eventually.

Excellent work everyone - awesome games!

- Sonzai
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on July 29, 2011, 10:24:13 pm
Welcome Sonzai, stay around for more awesome stuff is coming  :yes:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: AV8R on August 06, 2011, 12:53:33 am
AV8R says - "Hello there ladies and gentlemen!".....

As a new poster here, hello to all! And as far as this whole Freespace project is concerned, all I can say is... wow.

I've been such a fan of the original Freespace for so many years that I literally can't remember exactly when it was I bought the original retail CD (I'm thinking it was likely back in '98 when I got so tired of playing Descent 1 & 2 over and over again that I simply had to find another Descent fix before Descent 3 came out or I went crazy - which ever came first). So I took my much-lighter-self-at-the-time-than-now and headed to my local video game store and stumbled upon Descent:Freespace there on the shelf. Its stark-white, minimalist box and imposing-looking capital ship partly emblazoned on the box caught my eye and at first I thought, "How is a Pyro-GX gonna take on that thing?".... I obviously didn't have a clue how Freespace differed from the Descent universe - and I was about to get schooled.

When I finally got it home, installed it and played it for the first time, then I knew. This was nothing like Descent. There were no robots, no power-ups, no keys to find, no reactors to blow up (save the Lucifer's); this wasn't Descent at all - it was Freespace. This was freedom - freedom from the oppressive, claustrophic mines on the planets below and their destructive denizen. This was drifting, no, dancing through the stars. You weren't trapped in the lava-filled mines of Descent, you were soaring through the heavens in a somewhat fragile, yet powerful ship (well, depending on the ship you chose and the weapons it would carry for that mission). And beyond Descent's plot of cleaning out mines for an unappreciative and ego-centric leader of a faceless corporation, in Freespace you are a faceless, yet pivotal cog in a wheel of a galactic struggle for the very survival of mankind - a story told in such an epic Hollywood-prodcution-type-struggle-for-the-fate-of-humanity way that I literally stayed up all night, thoroughly engrossed in the plot, to finish the game (fortunately it was a Friday night - unfortuantely it shows what kind of social life I had back in '98). In fact, to this day it's still as exhilirating to destroy the Lucifer as it was back in the day - even while my patient wife and my honey-do list continue to languish as long as this game exists.... (hey, she knew I was addicted before the "I do's" so don't feel sorry).

I know this is going to seem strange, but it took over 12 years of playing Freespace before I finally wanted to experience what Freespace 2 was all about (OK, so maybe I'm a late bloomer). So, after buying FS2 from GOG (I'm so happy they're around) and spending a weekend being a part of the final chapter of the epic struggle for the fate of humanity done to near-perfection once again, I said to myself, "Self, why in the world did you wait so long to be a part of this incredible piece of (imagined) history?" Never again will I turn my nose up to the possibility that a sequel can be a good thing (but, honestly, it's so hard after seeing so many bad sequels at the movies - but hey, this isn't Hollywood.... maybe that's a good thing?).

"So, what's next?" I thought. At the end of this epic story, how could it get any better from here? Silly me - the answer is simple: better graphics! It always makes the story more compelling! It worked for me with Avatar. Great visuals will suck you into the story even deeper - even if you've already seen the original numerous times. Heck, ask anyone who saw Star Wars Special Edition - it's all about better storytelling through better graphics! (George Lucas really is an evil genius).

So after downloading, installing, configuring and playing these epic stories once again with these incredible graphics improvements (or "ports" as they're called - and not in the ship dock or sweet wine sense; this "port" is a reimagining through painstaking code enhancement and image refinement) I have to say that this, by far, is the most special edition I have ever had the priviledge of experiencing.... Descent:Freespace and Freespace 2 - Special Edition. Or, better known simply as: FS2 Port.

So a hearty and sincere thank you to each and every person involved in this project - those who made spanking Shivans, blowing up pretty capital ships and saving the universe an even more fulfilling experience for the common man than it used to be (if that's even possible....).  :D
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: KyadCK on August 06, 2011, 11:28:40 pm
Welcome to hard-Light AV8R, but if that is your reaction to the enhancements of FS1 and 2, I'd love to hear what you have to say after playing a few (dozen) fan made campaigns and mods. FSport and the MediaVPs are just the beginning.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: gubernator on September 10, 2011, 08:59:53 am
Hello all. I'm new here and just want to thank everyone for making this game rock. I love space sims. and this is the best. I don't think I can ever go back to the X-Wing series again!

Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on September 10, 2011, 02:15:43 pm
:welcome:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: MrTealTwo on September 10, 2011, 04:55:36 pm
Hey there everyone =D Can't say I'm exactly new here, been playing FreeSpace for as long as it has been around, although I was only 6 years old, when FS1 was released. My favorite games of all time. During the last, say, 2 years, I've been much more active than before, starting my own project from ground-level and playing through many, many user-made campaigns and mods. I let these pieces of art inspire me, and then I put that inspiration into good use by working on my own project.

My FreeSpace project has been going on ever since early 2010. Worked hundreds of hours, probably. I'm going solo with this, with my older bro as the tester. He's a FreeSpace veteran too, and a far better player than me ;) I will release my work when it is completely ready, aiming for top quality. Perhaps within a year. I'll be asking for help closer to release, cuz I will most likely need some  :nod:

I'd like to thank everyone who has worked on FreeSpace to improve and make it the experience it is today. Campaings and mods like Blue Planet, Wings of Dawn (Yay, Spoon, way to go!  :yes:), Silent Threat: Reborn and Vassago's Dirge really tend to make my day. That's all for now =P Cya around ^^,
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on September 10, 2011, 05:56:21 pm
nice, another campaign in the making :D

welcome to hlp man :yes:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: deathfun on September 10, 2011, 06:03:19 pm
That's what I love about this place
More people keep coming and making an amazing game continue to have more and more stuff to do with it

Those 60$ games you play SP for 3 hours and you're done can suck it
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: MrTealTwo on September 11, 2011, 01:25:20 pm
Thx guys! ;) That's really encouraging. I bet you I'll get it done. For me this is more like um... Official Semi-New People Thread :lol:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: H-Alien on September 27, 2011, 11:52:49 am
Hello everyone!

right so this is the formal introduction thread, let me start off then with me:

Me
H-Alien, no I'm not alien and my nick has nothing to do with Freespace or spacesims at all. I guess it was somewhere in the 90's that I needed a nickname for chatrooms during schoolbreaks. I was living abroad, being the only white guy in the class and I happened to be listening to homesick subteranean alien from Radiohead, so I figured that would be a appropriate nickname. However I can't spell subteranean so I skipped that and Homesick Alien was born. Then again I wasn't homesick at all and got tired quickly about people asking me about that so I turned it into Happy Alien but friends just called me H-Alien. My first pc game memory probably is Alley Cat, but I got amazed for the first time by Commander Keen (should tell something about my age). I'm a huge cow fan (read dutch, but in all seriousness I truly am a huge cow fan). Okay that was the boring part.

Right and how did you get here?
Bought Freespace 2 original cd's when the game was just released (lost 1 cd though). Played and enjoyed it immensely. Never played Freespace: The Great War. Now if it wasn't for "Sobek" mentioning FSopen on the rage3d forum some weeks ago, I would have never known about FSopen. So thanks to him.I've been lurking on the forum for some weeks now, trying to figure out what I needed to play Freespace in all it's modern glory. Took some time and reading up, I must say this board can be a bit overwhelming at first :) However, once again Sobek pointed me in the right direction of installing everything properly.

I started playing FS2 with the latest mediavp's and nightly builds, wow flabbergasted how much all the modders improved the game. Job very well done I must say. Soon I decided I would play FSport first (which I'm going through at the moment), then FS2 and then Blue Planet before venturing out to other mods or use campaigns. The sort of sad part is that I just recently bought me The Witcher 2 and Deus Ex: HR. These are the first games I've bought full price in years...yet I haven't touched them since discovering FSopen. I actually bought me a joystick just for this game alone (wow that takes some getting used to). That shows how great this game was and how much it has improved by the modding community.

So can you help us out in someway?
I'm afraid not. I know nothing of programming at all and I haven't really grasped all the specifics of the engine (or the structure in which things are done here) yet to be any good as a guinea pig for some of the crazy stuff you guys come up with. The only thing I'm a bit good at is marketing and competitive swimming/tennis/golf but I cant imagine that being of any use.

anything else
If I understand correctly there is this thing called the `trunk`which is the more or less stable thing (Am I right if I believe the mediaVP_3612 to be what is called the "trunk"?). Then there is the nightly build which is an updated file "in between" mediavp's, with all the new stuff which appear to be stable as well. And then I get smacked around with the "antipodes" which I believe to be the real "no guarantees this is a test build and a test build only" thingy where new "improvements" are tested one by one. I'm just wondering if I'm remotely correct in these assumptions. I'm not counting all the individual test builds, just trying to get a general understanding of the main structure of this thing.

Now I won't even bother with test builds (at least not yet) but I do want to say that I greatly enjoy reading the "test builds" subforum. It gives an outsider like me a great view of the glamorous live of an coder/developer/whatever description applies (or more accurately the not so very glamorous at all live of an coder/developer/whatever description applies). O....and I have to admit I run an ATI graphics card, which doesn't seem to be very popular in the test build subforum ;)

So once again, Hi all and thanks to the community for keeping this franchise alive and up to date.


Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: The E on September 27, 2011, 12:16:48 pm
Quote
anything else
If I understand correctly there is this thing called the `trunk`which is the more or less stable thing (Am I right if I believe the mediaVP_3612 to be what is called the "trunk"?). Then there is the nightly build which is an updated file "in between" mediavp's, with all the new stuff which appear to be stable as well. And then I get smacked around with the "antipodes" which I believe to be the real "no guarantees this is a test build and a test build only" thingy where new "improvements" are tested one by one. I'm just wondering if I'm remotely correct in these assumptions. I'm not counting all the individual test builds, just trying to get a general understanding of the main structure of this thing.

I sense a bit of confusion here, born from not being familiar with the terminology.

First of all, the builds. "Trunk" refers to the FreeSpace Open code repository, more specifically, its main branch (that is, the one that the nightly builds are made from). It is generally considered stable because most coders take pains to test the code they submit there. "Antipodes" is another branch of that repository, which, as you noticed, holds features that we believe require extensive testing before we can put them into trunk. Right now, that's the new pilot file code.

Now, the MediaVPs are an entirely separate effort. The Source Code Project Team (or SCP for short) writes the code for the engine, while the FreeSpace Upgrade Project (FSU) is responsible for building and maintaining the MediaVPs, which is a set of data files that take advantage of the enhanced features in new SCP releases. While they are versioned in the same way as the SCP releases for convenience, they are separate efforts and should not be confused.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: H-Alien on September 27, 2011, 12:35:29 pm
Right, I "think" I get it now.

So that's probably also why one has to download the latest build first, and then later on the mediavp's. The latest "build" is done by the SCP while the mediavp's are done by the FSU. This got me a bit confused initially installing FSopen aswell since they both are the same version number and the difference wasn't clear to me. Just stuck to the manual though and it worked, so I was happy.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on September 27, 2011, 01:02:37 pm
Hmm, yeah, the mediavps... are the updated "media", which is distributed in .vp file format (like a .zip file, but no compression, VolitionPackage... if that helps you any).

So, the SCP updates the engine as The_E said, which then uses the upgraded textures / animations / sounds / mission files / movies / etc that the FSU releases.

Eh, you probably got all that already from what The_E said.  If so, kindly ignore my re-stating it.  :)  And Welcome!
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on September 27, 2011, 02:08:14 pm
We've got another alien in HLP!

Welcome :D
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on September 28, 2011, 11:25:15 am
How many aliens are there on HLP anyway? On my last count, there were very few.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on September 28, 2011, 11:52:06 am
Vasudans and Shivans count as well.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Imperium on September 28, 2011, 12:49:44 pm
I am back after a few years. Of course no one knows me. But it doesn't matter much. I'm basically a noob again. I just bought the games off of GOG. Is it better to play the first game in the fps1 engine or use one of those mods that ports 1 to 2?
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on September 28, 2011, 04:02:58 pm
Port.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: headdie on September 28, 2011, 04:13:23 pm
I am back after a few years. Of course no one knows me. But it doesn't matter much. I'm basically a noob again. I just bought the games off of GOG. Is it better to play the first game in the fps1 engine or use one of those mods that ports 1 to 2?
Port.

FSPort has the advantage of being able to use the upgraded media files, but there are some subtle differences in how it plays due to changes between the FS1 and FS2/O engines, homing missiles comes to mind atm.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Imperium on September 28, 2011, 04:28:32 pm
I thought FS 1 had homing missiles.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: headdie on September 28, 2011, 04:31:08 pm
I thought FS 1 had homing missiles.

it did but I understand there are differences in how they work between the engines
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on September 28, 2011, 08:39:49 pm
In other words, "homing" was more of a relative term in FS1, at least when it came to Interceptors. :p
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: jackbmw76 on September 28, 2011, 09:07:56 pm
watz up pplz? :D
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Wobble73 on September 29, 2011, 06:50:06 am
watz up pplz? :D

Greetz jackbmw76!

:welcome:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: jackbmw76 on September 29, 2011, 10:58:42 am
Hey wobble! Hey Jeff Vader, thanx 4 info on previous posts. :yes:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: MrTealTwo on October 01, 2011, 05:02:02 am
Yeah, if I correctly recall, in FS1, Interceptors and Phoenix Vs are affected by this funny lil' loss of faith just when they're about to nail the target :wtf:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on October 01, 2011, 11:14:34 am
I suggest playing FS1 through the FSPort mod for FS2.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: MrTealTwo on October 01, 2011, 11:57:56 am
So do I, unless you wanna go reeeaally retro :p
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Commander Zane on October 01, 2011, 12:02:03 pm
I wouldn't have a problem with playing FS1 Retail if capital ships didn't have the graphics issues they have that lets you see through the other side of their hull. (Z-culling?)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: MrTealTwo on October 01, 2011, 01:09:28 pm
I don't quite remember such a problem in-game. Only in tech room, maybe. Might be wrong, though. I still have an original copy of Conflict: FreeSpace. Two very old CD's... And it's the weirdest thing, one of them has a crack in it, but it still functioned, when I last tried, years ago. Anyway, I have an older computer which is the only one that can run FS (properly patched) without issues. I might put the old comp back into use just to enjoy a little Vintage round of FS :D Sometime soon...
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Slavo on October 04, 2011, 04:57:59 pm
Hi guys, I've just registered on this forums, after lurking here for a while :)
I wanted to say thank you for this awesome thing that is SCP with all its mods, it was first time i was able to play FS1 actually.
I'll stay here for a while, don't know if i will be able to contribute anything :/

Also i would like to apologize for my bad English, as it's not my first language. I'm still trying to master it.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: karajorma on October 04, 2011, 09:11:27 pm
Why is it that some people say that and then speak better English than some of the native speakers? :p

Welcome aboard Slavo.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Commander Zane on October 04, 2011, 09:52:18 pm
Because the English native speakers don't pay any attention in school. :P
You spend 18 years around English speaking, English writing, it shouldn't be possible to fail English classes. Of course I've been proven wrong on that assumption four years ago.
About half of the class for that matter.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on October 04, 2011, 11:35:05 pm
Why is it that some people say that and then speak better English than some of the native speakers? :p
I think almost every person I've seen say that speaks better English than 90% of the people I know. :D
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Wobble73 on October 05, 2011, 07:01:04 am
No body speaks it as good as what I do!  :P
:lol:

Welcome aboard Slavo

:welcome:
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: headdie on October 05, 2011, 10:02:01 am
Why is it that some people say that and then speak better English than some of the native speakers? :p
I think almost every person I've seen say that speaks better English than 90% of the people I know. :D

I will vouch for that, being from the UK and knowing that my standard of English causes some around here to face palm
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Slavo on October 05, 2011, 05:12:50 pm
Thanks, don't know if what all of you had said was about me,  but you'll soon realize what i was talking about, I've got almost 0% knowledge of English grammar.
Everything i write or speak is done by heart.
And this will soon show up, if it didn't already.

Anyway, i don't want to make a new thread about it, so i'll ask here
I currently have 3.6.12 version of FS and MediaVPS, but i saw that there is .13 versions, fsport v3.3 uses them iirc.
(i know that this is a developers build) but can i download it somewhere ? engine and MediaVPS, should i even bother with those or just wait for .14 release


Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: niffiwan on October 05, 2011, 06:47:32 pm
Here's where you can get the 3.6.13 builds: Nightly Builds (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=173.0)

Windows is nearly always updated each night, Mac less so, and if you're on Linux, it's best to build from source anyway  :)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: BritishShivans on October 20, 2011, 05:43:11 am
Greetings people. I joined mostly because I got into FreeSpace after seeing videos of it on youtube and hearing about it from friends on another board. Been playing for a while now and I quite like it. Obviously, I like the Shivans. No, I'm not actually british. My username came from a dream I had.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: The E on October 20, 2011, 05:51:54 am
I say, a fake british shivan?

(http://koti.mbnet.fi/gortef/hlp/Dapper_Shivan_Gent_1680x1200.jpg)

The nerve!
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: headdie on October 20, 2011, 07:46:53 am
omg what have you done to carl lol
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: BritishShivans on October 21, 2011, 08:12:59 am
Well, one of my star wars roleplaying whatsies was a British Shivan. His name was something I never really could remember.

Besides, read the Freespace dreams thread, and look at my post. You'll see why i used the username.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: wtpfssb on November 06, 2011, 08:20:26 pm
Hi, just registered. The passion of this community has inspired me to give these games a chance, though I'm not a modder myself. :)

Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Firstdragon34 on November 07, 2011, 10:40:12 pm
Welcome to Hard-Light! I hope you enjoy your stay!  :)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: bmwbmc on November 21, 2011, 08:51:30 am
HI everyone. Just registered. Been lurking here for  some time, after coming across hard-light.net by accident. I was shocked(pleasantly) and amazed to see all this interest in Freespace. I thought i was one of the last ones (like a dinosaur) to even remember this game. None of my current friends have even heard about Descent or Freespace and i was sure these games will soon be lost in time. Yet, here we are, to what seems to me a universe of information, all dedicated to Freespace :D
So glad to see all the developement that's been going on and the wealth of new misisons that are sure to keep me flying for quite a while. I've no words to describe the admiration and respect towards all that contributed to keeping Freespace alive, and boy it is kicking!!!
I'm not a modder myself, not even an expert pilot of some sort. I started falling in love with the first Descent series. I remember in highschool, staying after classes with my mates for hours to play Descent on 4-5 computers. That was a lot of fun! And after playing all the Descent back to back over and over again i discovered Freespace. It was so...something else! Coming from the insides of the mines of Descent, with that mini ship, suddenly everything became huge. All these new controls, the wingmen which were actually much better than me, the enemy that behaved like there was a real person piloting their ships, the weapons...oh boy, i was hooked.
And so many years later, i felt the need to go back, actually looking to see if there's any news about a  new Freespace. I know now that's not the case but i feel like i found here much more than i bargained for.
Thanks to all that put an effort into all that's been going on around Freespace, i'm loking forward to go through all that's playable.
It took me a while to figure out what's what (Freespace Open, mods, media_vps) and i'm still half confused but i bought both Freespace and Freespace 2 from GOG.com and after a few attempts i managed to be able to play ST:R as the original one didn't make sens at all to me and left a slight bitter taste in my mouth.
Now i'm half way through it, playing on medium, getting crazy trying to achieve all the bonus objectives. It's hard, really hard for me (did i say i'm not a great pilot?) but so far i only had to lower the difficulty for the hellfire mission :banghead:, and managed to save only one pod in Betrayed. But as hard as it is, finishing one mission after retrying over and over again is certainly gratifying.
Sorry for the long post, might seem boring but i wanted to let you know there's one more happy(when finishing a mission) pilot in the terran fleet, doing his best to vanish the shivans.
(apologies for any spelling mistakes, tried my best, but english is not my native language)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: headdie on November 21, 2011, 09:09:59 am
:welcomeorange:

It's always good to see new people on here
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on November 21, 2011, 11:51:42 am
@bmwbmc:

That's great to hear!  :)  I did notice that you like Descent... Descent 1 / II / 3 can all be purchased on GOG as well and the sort of equivalent to hard-light.net for Descent is D2X-XL  (link in my signature below this post).  If you are interested, give that a go as well.

There are quite a few Descent fans here on HLP as well.  ;)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on November 22, 2011, 07:33:59 am
There are quite a few Descent fans here on HLP as well.  ;)

Hi.

I believe Mongoose here used to be Top Gun on the old PlanetDescent site.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on November 22, 2011, 03:19:38 pm
Still am, technically.  This is the only place on the Internets where I'm a goose. :p
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Firstdragon34 on November 22, 2011, 11:11:47 pm
Heck, I still have the demo of Decent 3, maybe I'll give GOG a look on Thanksgiving break.  ;)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on November 23, 2011, 12:02:06 pm
Keep the demo though, it's got a different mission that is sort of a prologue to the main series.  Although they did port that mission to retail D3.  I've got all that stuff.. somewhere.

Here ya go:

jr2's Descent 3 Modpack (http://gameupdates.org/details.php?id=1670) on GameUpdates.org
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: bmwbmc on November 23, 2011, 12:55:14 pm
Great news there for me about Descent! Although i haven't played it in years and now i'm too caught up in the Freespace world, but i will defo look it all up.
About Freespace i was wondering what are you people using for piloting and dogfighting (obviously the keyboard is needed), joysticks and if yes what kind or the mouse?
Has anyone tried Belkin's gaming mouse/speed-pad, the one with blue back light? Is it helpful in any way?
Also watched a few of DeltaQuantum's vids on youtube (a few ST:R missions) and my god, i feel he(or she) is from another world :eek2:. Like shivan tech superiority over terran's at the start. Is everybody here at that level in piloting? 

THERE HAVE BEEN OTHER DEBATES ABOUT JOYSTICKS
i just found them now:
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=78751.0
Apologies for asking a question before searching the forum.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: ssmit132 on November 23, 2011, 04:38:22 pm
I'm pretty sure QuantumDelta is one of the very best, there aren't many of us at the same level (I know I'm not :)).
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: KyadCK on November 23, 2011, 05:12:24 pm
There are many more threads then that, including one where a bunch of people posted their control settings. Worth looking into if you can find it. People use all kind of controls form pure keyboard to trackballs to full HOTAS. While I feel the joystick is the most immersive (but as a joystick pilot, I could be just a bit bias...) there are great pilots of all control types. Find the one you like the most and stick with it.  :yes: Perhaps even join a game of multi to see how others fly with their preferred style.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on November 24, 2011, 03:51:02 am
QD is the best keyboarder around here. Battuta's a keyboarder as well, I believe.

I still fly my ship like a car, though. :lol:


Keep the demo though, it's got a different mission that is sort of a prologue to the main series.  Although they did port that mission to retail D3.  I've got all that stuff.. somewhere.

Here ya go:

jr2's Descent 3 Modpack (http://gameupdates.org/details.php?id=1670) on GameUpdates.org

Nice collection there. For a long time, I used to listen to the game rips done by other people. It was only until last year that I found out how to extract D3's music myself.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: aeon48m on December 01, 2011, 08:33:35 am
Hi everyone, joined a while back but didn't get around to posting until now. Been playing freespace for around two years, and it's quite possibly one of the best games I've ever played, although I haven't found this forum until a while back and I haven't made an account since a month or two ago.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: deathfun on December 02, 2011, 03:43:53 am
Hi everyone, joined a while back but didn't get around to posting until now. Been playing freespace for around two years, and it's quite possibly one of the best games I've ever played, although I haven't found this forum until a while back and I haven't made an account since a month or two ago.

You've come to the right place
Welcome. You will now be assimilated into our ranks. Your distinctiveness will be added into our own. Resistance is futile
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on December 02, 2011, 04:33:12 am
RESISTANCE IS BEER
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Nash on December 02, 2011, 11:42:36 am
Hello i joined a few months ago but i had not found this thread so i thought i would stop by and say hello.
I think that what you have done with freespace is awesome. I am working on a few mods myself.
I hope to make something to give back to a community that has given me so many awesome mods to play. Also this is a great way to learn to model ships and stuff. I find freespace open a great way to be creative and have fun.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on December 02, 2011, 12:26:44 pm
Welcome!, stay tuned for more awesum sauce.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: deathfun on December 02, 2011, 02:27:11 pm
Welcome!, stay tuned for more awesum sauce.

And beer
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Firstdragon34 on December 03, 2011, 01:00:27 pm
*Firstdragon begins to creep on new arrivals*
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Wobble73 on December 09, 2011, 09:35:13 am
Welcome!, stay tuned for more awesum sauce.

And beer

Bosch beer to be accurate!  :P
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: LunarNightmare on January 04, 2012, 08:28:14 am
Well, seeing as I came into a few threads out of nowhere and pretty much killed them off, I might want to introduce myself here. I've been playing Freespace for as long as I can remember, but only found HLP a few months ago. Despite the fact that my computers obviously hate me on a personal level and decide to commit suicide to prevent me from ever getting anywhere, I continue to play (and reinstall) Freespace.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on January 04, 2012, 08:38:07 am
Welcome to HLP!
You can hover around at the general discussion board if you need assistance with software/hardware problems, this is not a support board per se but the members around here tend to be gifted in those areas.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: joelever on February 05, 2012, 01:58:42 pm
Hello my name is Joe I'm new here I've had the same copy of Freespace 2 for the past 12 years. I have played other space Sim's but I keep coming back to Freespace and now I'm trying my hand at modeling for the game so I came here to get help on how to mod ships and get feedback on what I make.
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on February 05, 2012, 03:27:19 pm
:welcome:

Modellers are always welcome around these parts, and you seem to be able to texture your models as well :)
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on February 05, 2012, 03:31:43 pm
Welcome Joe.

Hey, isn't it time for this thread to become the official new people thread?
Title: Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on February 05, 2012, 09:07:24 pm
Sure, why not. :p
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: deathfun on February 06, 2012, 02:46:08 am
Quote
Hello my name is Joe

This isn't AA!

[size=36]Hello Joe[/size]
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Xargonis on February 15, 2012, 12:25:05 pm
Well, after being a lurker on here and enjoying the fruits of all your labors, I decided to finally sign up for an account and join the community.  I've been an avid freespace lover ever since the game came out (had to buy a second copy after playing the first set of discs to death) and ran into the SCP about a year ago.  Man, I must say, the improvements made my PC slow down to a crawl, but the eye-popping visuals and updates are worth it.

So anyways, hello and great work everyone has done!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Jeff Vader on February 15, 2012, 12:36:43 pm
o/
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on February 15, 2012, 01:10:15 pm
Well, after being a lurker on here and enjoying the fruits of all your labors, I decided to finally sign up for an account and join the community.  I've been an avid freespace lover ever since the game came out (had to buy a second copy after playing the first set of discs to death) and ran into the SCP about a year ago.  Man, I must say, the improvements made my PC slow down to a crawl, but the eye-popping visuals and updates are worth it.

So anyways, hello and great work everyone has done!

Welcome Xargonis.
Be aware that by registering to HLP you have effectively forfeited the rest of your life, becoming instantaneously one of HLP's minions.

just kidd'n  :P
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on February 15, 2012, 01:28:36 pm
...or is he? :nervous:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: KyadCK on February 15, 2012, 03:09:19 pm
I don't think he is.  :shaking:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Firstdragon34 on February 15, 2012, 03:25:49 pm
HA!  :lol:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on February 15, 2012, 03:37:32 pm
Well... the "time connected to the server" counter would shed some light onto that inquire, but it's no longer working so... (http://launchforum.com/uploads/attachments/01-22-2012/thumb-1327262999.7838200.png)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Xargonis on February 15, 2012, 11:23:40 pm
Considering I've been lurking for quite awhile but just now signed up, I'm pretty sure that's enough proof that you need that it already has my life and I'm just now finally admitting defeat to the pull.  :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: deathfun on February 16, 2012, 01:56:50 am
Considering I've been lurking for quite awhile but just now signed up, I'm pretty sure that's enough proof that you need that it already has my life and I'm just now finally admitting defeat to the pull.  :)

Gooooooooooood
Knowing you're screwed is the first step to succeeding here
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Kromaatikse on March 11, 2012, 05:58:29 pm
Hi there.

I've been playing FS2 since it was fairly new at retail, and it never seems to truly get old - especially with all the upgrades and mods that have appeared over the years.

Now I want to get it running on a certain miniature, ultra-cheap computer http://www.raspberrypi.org/ (http://www.raspberrypi.org/)...  so my industry experience with mobile graphics should come in handy.  I've already made a start over in the Cross-Platform Development subforum, upgrading some truly ancient code and dragging it kicking and screaming into the 21st century.  (It turns out that similar code changes are needed to support future versions of MacOS X and to eliminate some performance bottlenecks too.)

Now where did I put that collapsed-core molybdenum shield...  :eek:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on March 11, 2012, 06:31:35 pm
Welcome to HLP forums!

May your stay be awesum :yes:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 11, 2012, 07:35:55 pm
You forgot to insert the plasma core.

:welcomeyellow:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Singh on March 20, 2012, 09:20:49 pm
So I'm kinda back. But its been so long that I may as well consider myself new-ish. What's been going on as of late? Whats up?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: NGTM-1R on March 20, 2012, 09:58:02 pm
Well, Blue Planet.

Wings of Dawn.

Probably some other stuff, somebody else who remembers Singh help me out here!

(Good to have you back, man.)

Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: mobcdmoc3 on March 20, 2012, 10:59:12 pm
I'm mobcdmoc3, or mob as people have called me before. I've been lurking around for a while now, but I guess Dan Wentz's presence finally pushed me over the edge into joining.

I've had FreeSpace 1 since I was a kid, and recently came across FreeSpace 2, much to my dismay. I wasn't even aware FS2 existed until I was curious one day, and surely enough there was. I had reached the rank of Commodore on FS1 (Which took freaking forever) and became addicted to FS, which I still am.  :D

I've been trying to get the hang of FREDing, but that's been coming along a little slowly with time constraints.

I look forward to becoming a part of this community, and hope to be around to continue to see FreeSpace continue to develop.  :D
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on March 20, 2012, 11:11:37 pm
Welcome back Singh, and good to have you around mob...  :yes:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on March 20, 2012, 11:26:41 pm
So I'm kinda back. But its been so long that I may as well consider myself new-ish. What's been going on as of late? Whats up?
Holy **** it's a Singh!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: karajorma on March 21, 2012, 12:24:16 am
Hey Singh, great to see you back!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mr CharlieCharlie on March 21, 2012, 05:21:33 am
A very respectful hello to all the people who have made the continuation of the most original space simulator ever conceived, a reality!
It gives me great hope that, although the decimation of the space exploration budget generally is being welcomed, that there are people who still hold the small flame of a dream of continued space exploration, postulating all that may possibly ensue through simulation. Continuing to experiment with a believable universe replete with colour,life, intrigue and of political history. I have nothing but the deepest admiration for all the hard work, from the manipulation of the source code to the artistic tour De force and shear labour of love that is evident within these wonderful mods .
There's the waffle part over! Seriously a big thank you for keeping it all alive!
Any voice acting opportunities would be gratefully received as this geezer hasn't worked in a while ;-)

Once again, a very sincere thank you from a fellow dreamer.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Wobble73 on March 21, 2012, 07:47:16 am
Welcome Mr CharlieCharlie:

:welcome:


Welcome mobcdmoc3:

:welcome:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Jeff Vader on March 21, 2012, 08:01:50 am
I'm mobcdmoc3, or mob as people have called me before. I've been lurking around for a while now, but I guess Dan Wentz's presence finally pushed me over the edge into joining.

I've had FreeSpace 1 since I was a kid, and recently came across FreeSpace 2, much to my dismay. I wasn't even aware FS2 existed until I was curious one day, and surely enough there was. I had reached the rank of Commodore on FS1 (Which took freaking forever) and became addicted to FS, which I still am.  :D

I've been trying to get the hang of FREDing, but that's been coming along a little slowly with time constraints.

I look forward to becoming a part of this community, and hope to be around to continue to see FreeSpace continue to develop.  :D
Hi o/

A very respectful hello to all the people who have made the continuation of the most original space simulator ever conceived, a reality!
It gives me great hope that, although the decimation of the space exploration budget generally is being welcomed, that there are people who still hold the small flame of a dream of continued space exploration, postulating all that may possibly ensue through simulation. Continuing to experiment with a believable universe replete with colour,life, intrigue and of political history. I have nothing but the deepest admiration for all the hard work, from the manipulation of the source code to the artistic tour De force and shear labour of love that is evident within these wonderful mods .
There's the waffle part over! Seriously a big thank you for keeping it all alive!
Any voice acting opportunities would be gratefully received as this geezer hasn't worked in a while ;-)

Once again, a very sincere thank you from a fellow dreamer.
Hi o/
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: shadowman2011 on March 25, 2012, 01:02:48 am
Hey, I really didn't know there was a game like this ever until doing a research for games for Linux I found it. It is amazing what you guys have been doing with this game. I don't know how the original was but this one is unbelievable. I'm so an addict to this game I got to remind myself that I got a life because I can spend hours playing. The story is interesting and every time I play a mission I want to know what is going to happen after and I keep playing until I realize that is 5 am and I need to work at 6 am. Really cool. And don't worry i don't need rehab.

Thank you, to all, for your hard work, energy, dedication, effort and passion. I feel like I want to contribute with something to the FS community I don't know much I kind of got spoiled by Windows with the 'click and done system', but I'm a fast learner and willing to help.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on March 26, 2012, 12:11:04 pm
Hey shadow welcome to HLP!
And don't worry about loosing the sence of time while playing, we all have that from time to time just make sure to eat properly every now and then  :P
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Sohiof on March 27, 2012, 01:18:42 pm
Morning everyone,

Picked the game up like 6 months ago but didnt actually play it until last week when some of my friends started talking about it. Finished FS2, then FS Port, now working my way through Silent Threat: Reborn. I haven't gotten on multiplayer yet, and I still feel like I'm garbage at the game, but plan on continuing to play. Thinking of maybe trying the wing commander mod after this.

Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on March 27, 2012, 02:30:00 pm
Wing commander is not a mod, but a stand alone, meaning you don't even need to own a freespace 2 copy.

Anyways it will probably be a ton of fun and will give you a lot of practice with FS gameplay for sure.

and..
(http://www.hard-light.net/forums/Smileys/HLP/welcome2hlpbb.gif)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mr CharlieCharlie on March 28, 2012, 04:26:59 am
Many thanks for all the welcomes chaps..good to be a part of the family.  Will be looking forward to learning as much as possible about the scene and eventually putting a bit out there myself 'fredwise', in the not too distant future. Watch this space  :lol:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mr CharlieCharlie on March 28, 2012, 04:32:17 am
Considering I've been lurking for quite awhile but just now signed up, I'm pretty sure that's enough proof that you need that it already has my life and I'm just now finally admitting defeat to the pull.  :)

Absolutely agree! It does have a tendency to suck you in...I feel i would be happy being a brain in a jar-as long as a neural link was available in said jar- and just live for the Freespace Universe  :nod:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Wired on March 28, 2012, 05:52:42 am
Well I'm not actually new, became aware of the SCP way back in 2007 I think and decided to give Freespace a chance since I'd heard a lot of good things about it. I started by playing through the FSPort and loved it, however after that I decided to take a small break before tackling FS2. And well, this small break stretched on for somewhat longer than I had planned... from 2007 to just about, well now. So 5 years... man that's insane.

So anyway, a couple of days ago I dug out the old X45 and downloaded the new builds and MediaVPs, but since I've been busy with other stuff I haven't had a chance to start playing. However today is the day! I have the rest of the week off and no other plans, no excuses!

Now I just have to spend a few hours configuring the controls so I get them just right lol. After I drop by the store for some much needed junk food and candy that is :P

edited: spelling, hey it's important ;)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Wobble73 on March 28, 2012, 06:00:41 am
Hi Wired,

If you haven't played SCP for five years, man are you in for a treat, it's shinier than ever!! I'd suggest you play Silent Threat-Reborn, plays between FSPort and FS2

Oh and welcome back....

:welcome:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Jeff Vader on March 28, 2012, 06:02:28 am
Hi to everyone who claims to be more or less new o/

Considering I've been lurking for quite awhile but just now signed up, I'm pretty sure that's enough proof that you need that it already has my life and I'm just now finally admitting defeat to the pull.  :)

Absolutely agree! It does have a tendency to suck you in...I feel i would be happy being a brain in a jar-as long as a neural link was available in said jar- and just live for the Freespace Universe  :nod:
A friendly note: double-posting is somewhat frowned upon here, unless done for a good reason. If you notice a few minutes after posting that you have something else to say, and no one has managed to reply yet, please MODIFY your previous post. This greatly reduces the overhead caused by all those buttons and gizmos in all posts and makes it that much easier for people browsing with mobile devices. Thank you.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mr CharlieCharlie on March 29, 2012, 05:04:30 am
Understood mate...just finding my feet ;)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Sombre on April 02, 2012, 12:45:44 pm
I have lurked in the FS community since FS2 launched pretty much. I was lured to actually start posting having reinstalled FSO for the third time (each time I install it, play lots of FS then my PC tends to break) just so I could play Derelict one more time.

I like flying the Loki because it makes no sense.

I hope to live long enough to one day see Blackwater Ops released. Mad I know, but with advances in medical science,....
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on April 02, 2012, 01:00:11 pm
Welcome Sombre!
(http://www.hard-light.net/forums/Smileys/HLP/welcome2hlpbb.gif)

I like flying the Loki because it makes no sense.

Loki is definitely the way to go, good for ya!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Legate Damar on April 09, 2012, 10:14:06 pm
Greetings Terrans, I am Legate Damar of the Cardassian Union. I have arrived to discuss simulated space warfare with you.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on April 09, 2012, 11:17:31 pm
Can't trust them bloody Cardies.  [/O'Brien]
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Jeff Vader on April 10, 2012, 12:04:36 am
There are FOUR lights.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: UU BDHR on April 11, 2012, 02:58:02 pm
Aye,

I'm UU
former Ursa pilot,  squadcook and guineapig dominator, a Drunk.
Years ago I was flying with CC, Fub, X, Morb, Bava and many others brothers trying to spank the Ducks, FF, Tepa, Techi....

Well, after settling down on earth for many years I'm back for my old love.
So I reinstalled my kitchen and guess what...
 FSII open looks beautiful!

Thank you for my wonderful brandnew oven! ;)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on April 11, 2012, 03:53:54 pm
:welcome:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: MM_HanYeSeul on April 29, 2012, 11:47:01 pm
I guess I'll post hehe...
So I guess I started playing Freespace2 online around 2001, probably when SquadWar was at its peak and also at a time where I needed to do much growing up :P

Squad wise I was primarily involved with BMS and DSA, and I had a lil stint with SSC as well. Back then I was primarily known as Tycho Celchu ^^

I played Starcraft Brood War heavily after FS2 but no game for me comes close fun wise as FS2...
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: okorva on May 02, 2012, 01:43:18 pm
I am confused.

I recently founded X-Wing: Alliance again and after the destruction of Death Star I wanted more. I remembered I had bought both Freespace games in White Label pack. I have finished both games once, about ten years ago so I don't recall much of them. But let's give them a new try.

So. Where to go first? Should I play the Great War first or should I play it after Freespace 2 if I feel like playing more? All I am intrested at the moment is the single player and the original storyline.

I learned from XWA that there is bunch of updates for graphics made by fans and after few minutes of browsing the net I found this site. But I am not sure what to do, this place is a mess. Could someone show me the direction where to go for updated graphics? For games made in late 90s, I think update is needed.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on May 02, 2012, 01:47:07 pm
I am confused.

I recently founded X-Wing: Alliance again and after the destruction of Death Star I wanted more. I remembered I had bought both Freespace games in White Label pack. I have finished both games once, about ten years ago so I don't recall much of them. But let's give them a new try.

So. Where to go first? Should I play the Great War first or should I play it after Freespace 2 if I feel like playing more? All I am intrested at the moment is the single player and the original storyline.

I learned from XWA that there is bunch of updates for graphics made by fans and after few minutes of browsing the net I found this site. But I am not sure what to do, this place is a mess. Could someone show me the direction where to go for updated graphics? For games made in late 90s, I think update is needed.

Right here in this very forum is what you want: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=78710.0

I'd suggest starting with FreeSpace 2, then playing FreeSpace 1. FreeSpace 2's final cutscene seems not to play correctly for some people, so when you finish the game feel free to look it up on YouTube (but don't do it yet, it's a huge spoiler!)

If you follow those instructions, you will have the 3.6.12 MediaVPs available; select them as a mod in the launcher and run the game to use the update graphics.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: KyadCK on May 02, 2012, 02:10:17 pm
I am confused.

I recently founded X-Wing: Alliance again and after the destruction of Death Star I wanted more. I remembered I had bought both Freespace games in White Label pack. I have finished both games once, about ten years ago so I don't recall much of them. But let's give them a new try.

So. Where to go first? Should I play the Great War first or should I play it after Freespace 2 if I feel like playing more? All I am intrested at the moment is the single player and the original storyline.

I learned from XWA that there is bunch of updates for graphics made by fans and after few minutes of browsing the net I found this site. But I am not sure what to do, this place is a mess. Could someone show me the direction where to go for updated graphics? For games made in late 90s, I think update is needed.

Right here in this very forum is what you want: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=78710.0

I'd suggest starting with FreeSpace 2, then playing FreeSpace 1. FreeSpace 2's final cutscene seems not to play correctly for some people, so when you finish the game feel free to look it up on YouTube (but don't do it yet, it's a huge spoiler!)

If you follow those instructions, you will have the 3.6.12 MediaVPs available; select them as a mod in the launcher and run the game to use the update graphics.

But playing FS1 gives the entire backstory to FS2...  :wtf:

Otherwise you're jumping in knowing almost nothing about the bad guys or even half the references.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on May 02, 2012, 02:11:08 pm
I played FreeSpace 2 first and didn't have any trouble. It does a fine job of presenting everything you need to know, and I think it's a more impressive game for new players.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: KyadCK on May 02, 2012, 02:38:10 pm
I played FreeSpace 2 first and didn't have any trouble. It does a fine job of presenting everything you need to know, and I think it's a more impressive game for new players.

It's just not the same. If you played FS2 first and had no problems, then cool, but it makes a difference.  Especialy in how the Shivans effect you personaly when you play the sequal.  :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on May 02, 2012, 02:45:24 pm
I think that's a valid perspective, especially if you played FreeSpace 1 back when it released and moved on to FreeSpace 2, but FS1 doesn't contain much of what I think is interesting about the series, either in terms of gameplay or story.

I spend a lot of time tracking the reactions of new FS or FSO players over on SomethingAwful, and the trend in their reactions is that FreeSpace 1 has a lot more dead time and aimless missions. Coupled with its generally smaller scale I worry about losing players before they get to what I see as the good stuff.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: bigchunk1 on May 02, 2012, 02:55:57 pm
I'm sorry if I derail the thread, but really, playing freespace1 first is the way to go. You will have a much greater appreciation for the difference in scale between the great war and freespace2. You will also have a greater appreciation for the differences in technology, which is something they play up frequently in freespace2 as you transfer from squad to squad.

Ignoring freespace1 won't break the freespace2 experience for you, and if you only want to play ONE campaign you probably want to just play freespace2 and move on... but really if you want my recommendation freespace1's not a bad campaign at all and it does a good job sinking you into the freespace universe. Give yourself a good chunk of freetime to get started and play in the dark.

@battuta: I am a bias perspective since I played freespace1 when It shipped 10+ years ago, but I don't think that means everyone coming into FSO will overlook its charm.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on May 02, 2012, 02:57:04 pm
All I can say is that if someone told me this was one of the greatest games of all time I'd laugh in their face the moment I got to the first briefing in FS1. But my preferences are not everyone's preferences!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on May 03, 2012, 01:08:17 am
I have to agree with Battuta: playing FS isn't necessary to understand FS2, and FS2 is so much more fun than FS1. Quite frankly, I'm not even sure I would have finished Freespace, pretty graphics or not, if I had not played FS2 first.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Snail on May 03, 2012, 03:36:05 am
I still like FS1 more than FS2 on a personal level (nostalgia, atmosphere) but I do think FS2 would be much more of a draw for newer players.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on May 03, 2012, 07:05:47 am
Well, the FS2 trailer hit all the good notes, and it left an extremely good first impression of the game (for me). That's why I ended up here.

FS1, on the other hand, had its own charm. The music, I felt, was somewhat better, and the portrayal of the Shivans was better too, in my opinion (Pandora's Box, I'm looking at you).

...

Of course, playing FSPort isn't exactly the same as playing FS1, but it's close.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: okorva on May 03, 2012, 08:19:05 am
Thanks for the help. I installed FS2 with MediaVPs and it looks good.

I'd like to play FS1 first but is there any updates for it like for FS2?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Jeff Vader on May 03, 2012, 08:44:39 am
FSPort (a mod for FS2) will do that.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: DireWolf on May 12, 2012, 09:52:19 pm
Welp, hello.
I don't really have much of a history with FS2. My only childhood memories of it was playing the demo with a busted joystick, and failing miserably.
I rediscovered FS2, and the community at HLP, only about a year ago. I've been lurking pretty much ever since. Although I don't have any programming or artistic talent to speak of, I can still see that there is some really amazing work going on here.
I don't really have much else to say, so cheers!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: AndrewofDoom on May 12, 2012, 10:05:47 pm
Hey there! As you've said, there's a lot around that can be played. I do hope you enjoy your time here.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on May 13, 2012, 02:08:24 am
Keyboard is the way to go if you don't have a joystick (and you CAN be one of the best players around with it), but nothing beats the joystick for additional realism.

Take your time and look around. We're not going anywhere. :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: BLARGHER on June 06, 2012, 03:43:52 am
Since this seems to be the place to do it, hi everyone.

My Freespace story is a little different to everyone elses. I was about 5 or 6 when I got Freespace 2 (It might have actually been the colossus version, I never got far) and I loved it. However, I soon lost the game and forgot about it. All I could remember was the the mission where you try to stop Bosch (The Romans Blunder?) Years later I found the name in an old schoolbook of mine, but wasn't sure if it was the right game. I googled it, realised it was the right game and immediately bought it of GOG.

Edit: Should probably have mentioned that I have been lurking for the past year or so, and have played most of the recommended mods (Blue Planet, Derelict, Sync, WoD, etc.)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on June 06, 2012, 04:15:14 am
So, just curious, what are your thoughts about the FS1 campaign after playing FS2 beforehand?  Or did you play FSPort or FS1 Retail before finishing FS2?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: BLARGHER on June 06, 2012, 04:25:14 am
So, just curious, what are your thoughts about the FS1 campaign after playing FS2 beforehand?  Or did you play FSPort or FS1 Retail before finishing FS2?

I played FSPort after Freespace 2 (and Blue Planet) and it was great. Although I still prefer Freespace 2, the FSPort had more of a feeling of dread, probably because you knew how to kill the Lucifer, but were unable to (Although I missed the beams, capital ships didn't seem nearly as deadly). The Sathanases (never knew how to spell the plural) were just plain unstoppable, so it felt like there was no point in trying to fight them.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on June 06, 2012, 05:22:23 am
Hmm.  So, when the Terran-Vasudan War project (http://tvwp.hard-light.net/) comes out, you should play it.  (And see how deadly capships are with no shields!  ;)  )  (Not sure if there other FS-universe mods pre-shield tech, anyone know?)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on June 07, 2012, 05:23:40 am
Syrk?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: TopAce on June 07, 2012, 06:06:16 am
Syrk.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: rmav22 on July 10, 2012, 06:13:20 am
Hi, I am a long time lurker on HLP and a little bit on the VWBB before that. I would like to express my gratitude for all the effort that people have put in to improve Freespace as well as keeping it alive. It's really amazing how far the SCP, FSU, the numerous mods and campaigns have taken this game over the years. I think we have a very passionate and talented community, I'm excited to see what will be accomplished in the future and hope I have the chance to make a contribution. Here's to 10 more years of Freespace!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on July 10, 2012, 10:46:14 am
Hi, I am a long time lurker on HLP and a little bit on the VWBB before that. I would like to express my gratitude for all the effort that people have put in to improve Freespace as well as keeping it alive. It's really amazing how far the SCP, FSU, the numerous mods and campaigns have taken this game over the years. I think we have a very passionate and talented community, I'm excited to see what will be accomplished in the future and hope I have the chance to make a contribution. Here's to 10 more years of Freespace!

:yes: Dekker likes this
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: rmav22 on July 11, 2012, 08:10:01 pm
Thanks Dekker, delighted to make your acquaintance.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: z64555 on July 12, 2012, 01:03:45 am
What, no Be-

:welcomegreen:

oh, there it is.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: BLARGHER on July 12, 2012, 03:39:16 am
Hey! How come I didn't get one of them?  :p
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: headdie on July 12, 2012, 03:49:26 am
:welcomeyellow:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: BLARGHER on July 12, 2012, 04:22:48 am
Oooooooh, pretty. 




Also, I just realised there are two :p smileys. Strange.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on July 12, 2012, 05:04:34 am
Also, I just realised there are two :p smileys. Strange.

Code: [Select]
:P
Code: [Select]
:p
(Upper and lower-case letter P)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on July 12, 2012, 12:25:18 pm
:p :P
 :confused:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: z64555 on July 12, 2012, 01:30:24 pm
it's so that people who dislike capital letters can still razz on you :p
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Ace-Jag on July 12, 2012, 02:13:57 pm
Wow....i feel nostalgic this past week and want to try FS2 again for the 1st time in a decade.......so i do the old Google search and find this place...don't know if any of you remember the 101st aces but that was my squad, glad this place is here cant wait to bring back some old memories.....btw i have no idea how FSO thing works or if any of you still go online to play somewhere...anyways glad to see this place is around...
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: SypheDMar on July 12, 2012, 02:15:43 pm
Hmm.  So, when the Terran-Vasudan War project (http://tvwp.hard-light.net/) comes out, you should play it.  (And see how deadly capships are with no shields!  ;)  )  (Not sure if there other FS-universe mods pre-shield tech, anyone know?)
Also 158th Banshee. They already released their prequel. Entertainment not guaranteed.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on July 12, 2012, 03:46:28 pm
Wow....i feel nostalgic this past week and want to try FS2 again for the 1st time in a decade.......so i do the old Google search and find this place...don't know if any of you remember the 101st aces but that was my squad, glad this place is here cant wait to bring back some old memories.....btw i have no idea how FSO thing works or if any of you still go online to play somewhere...anyways glad to see this place is around...
First, :welcome:

There are several possible ways to install FSO, but I personally recommend a manual installation, following the instructions posted here (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=78710.0), as the old online installer is both broken and out of date (there was also an offline installer at some point but I'm not sure it still exists).

I'd say it should take you between 15 and 30 minutes to set things up. If you encounter any problem, you can ask for help in the FSO support board (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=151.0), or hop onto one of the IRC channels (links to the various chans are available on the "HLP" menu at the top of the forum pages).
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: rmav22 on July 12, 2012, 05:50:56 pm
What, no Be-

:welcomegreen:

oh, there it is.

Thank you very much, feels good to be beamed!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on July 13, 2012, 07:40:33 am
Don't forget, you need to have purchased FS2 at some point and have access to a retail install that is patched to version 1.2 (GOG.com versions, which can be had for $6 or $3 on sale, are pre-patched to 1.2)  You can find the 1.2 patch on gameupdates.org
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on July 13, 2012, 10:20:55 am
Wow....i feel nostalgic this past week and want to try FS2 again for the 1st time in a decade.......so i do the old Google search and find this place...don't know if any of you remember the 101st aces but that was my squad, glad this place is here cant wait to bring back some old memories.....btw i have no idea how FSO thing works or if any of you still go online to play somewhere...anyways glad to see this place is around...


I was LOA, LOA--JK47, knocked about with Auger, Bearwolf, Zero-Cool and Paul..

:yes:



Ace scum. :p

j/k ;)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: ShootMe2 on July 13, 2012, 02:14:36 pm
Hello everyone!!!

I see Dekker, who welcomed me on the Hard-Light Facebook page.  :cool:

Glad to be here. Really excited to have downloaded Freespace Open and have it working. I can't believe I'd never found this before, as I have long considered Freespace to be my favorite game of all time. Looking forward to meeting plenty of folks that share in my sentiment.

So again, greetings!

-ShootMe2
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Ace-Jag on July 13, 2012, 09:14:18 pm
Wow....i feel nostalgic this past week and want to try FS2 again for the 1st time in a decade.......so i do the old Google search and find this place...don't know if any of you remember the 101st aces but that was my squad, glad this place is here cant wait to bring back some old memories.....btw i have no idea how FSO thing works or if any of you still go online to play somewhere...anyways glad to see this place is around...


I was LOA, LOA--JK47, knocked about with Auger, Bearwolf, Zero-Cool and Paul..

:yes:



Ace scum. :p

j/k ;)

lol yeah i remember LOA great to see some old guard are still around....
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on July 15, 2012, 11:48:06 am
There's a BDHR here somewhere too, not seen any RN as of yet. Multi is still played somewhat, but I never got around to it. I'm certain there are regular players who can point us around though.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on July 15, 2012, 01:15:26 pm
AFAIK multi comes and goes in spurts.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on July 15, 2012, 04:52:53 pm
It's doing better than squadwar though :/
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: QuantumDelta on July 16, 2012, 06:34:02 am
There's a few SSC (now SSX) knockin' around too ;)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on July 16, 2012, 07:17:04 am
I wish DW-Susannah was still around :sigh: best boots/pilot pic, EVER.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Adi on August 13, 2012, 10:29:02 am
Hi everybody!
I'm new here and back to FSO after a while - got married 2,5 yrs ago, so I didn't have much time for the game. But I'm gladly back to the topic. I've been quite active on polish FreeSpace.pl forums, but right now it seems rather dead :blah:. It's good to have you guys here. :yes:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on August 13, 2012, 11:19:17 am
Welcome back Adi.

Be warned, your soul now belongs to HLP.

Regards.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Adi on August 13, 2012, 01:06:46 pm
Welcome back Adi.

Be warned, your soul now belongs to HLP.

Regards.

I give it up with pleasure.  :v-old:  :cool:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: bd77 on September 06, 2012, 01:17:33 am
Greetings, guessed I should stop being an anonymous lurker then.  :drevil:

Here's my beam to you all.
(http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a394/bd77/misc/shot2.jpg)

note: model is done in SketchUp and rendered using Indigo Renderer, beams and effects are added with photoshop.
note2: yes, the ship is somewhat based from the HEC Hurricane V, but smaller and has a hangar.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on September 06, 2012, 02:23:40 am
Ahhh, mister Facebook?
:welcome:
GD Moderator says hi! Good ship/colour scheme, has an x-wing daddy feel to it.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: bd77 on September 06, 2012, 02:52:09 am
@dekker

Yep, that be me. =)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: LordVerex on September 24, 2012, 01:24:22 am
I would like to take this moment to say hello and thanks. look forward to learning and helping build on this historic game and I am stoked i ever found this project.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on September 24, 2012, 08:44:59 am
Welcome to HLP. You are here for diaspora right?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: LordVerex on September 24, 2012, 10:30:28 am
didn't know about it till I found the project, I just like playing freespace ALOT, used to have an ohio based Lan team and everything organized. But yea, Diaspora, Wing Commander, Fates, they all have my eye
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on September 24, 2012, 10:31:19 am
:yes:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: biofaust on October 12, 2012, 01:19:12 am
Hi everyone!

I am at my second post here on the forums (first being support request showing fallacies in my behavior).
I just discovered FreeSpace and am amazed by this community. The last sim I ever played was X-wing (not vs Tie Fighter) when it was new!
I am getting an overdose of campaigns in the last few days and I really want to contribute.
In particular, I just got a Blue Yeti microphone (professional USB microphone) as a gift and have being playing around with it and with Audacity and would just love to provide voice acting for the mods pro bono.
If you want to point me to any tutorials to help with sound or anything else relatively simple I could be working with, please do.
I am also going to buy my second joystick ever. I think that for now I will opt for a "simple" Logitech 3d Extreme Pro. I really will have to think about how to customize all those 11 buttons! Do you guys play with joysticks or with mouse + kb?

Sorry for the spew, but everything around here excites me, so much that I am forcing my wife through Battlestar Galactica.

See you out there!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: KyadCK on October 12, 2012, 01:28:56 am
Hi everyone!

I am at my second post here on the forums (first being support request showing fallacies in my behavior).
I just discovered FreeSpace and am amazed by this community. The last sim I ever played was X-wing (not vs Tie Fighter) when it was new!
I am getting an overdose of campaigns in the last few days and I really want to contribute.
In particular, I just got a Blue Yeti microphone (professional USB microphone) as a gift and have being playing around with it and with Audacity and would just love to provide voice acting for the mods pro bono.
If you want to point me to any tutorials to help with sound or anything else relatively simple I could be working with, please do.
I am also going to buy my second joystick ever. I think that for now I will opt for a "simple" Logitech 3d Extreme Pro. I really will have to think about how to customize all those 11 buttons! Do you guys play with joysticks or with mouse + kb?

Sorry for the spew, but everything around here excites me, so much that I am forcing my wife through Battlestar Galactica.

See you out there!

There are many pilots for each type, Joystick, Key/Mouse, and even just Keyboard. Personaly, I play with just joystick;
(http://imageshack.us/a/img713/7834/setupp.png)

Should be able to fit everything you need on it, and theres always the keyboard for the rest. Don't forget, the Hat is 4 valuable buttons.  :yes:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: biofaust on October 12, 2012, 02:21:38 am
Wow, thank you! That's exhaustive!

But...what's the Hat?

Another thing I would really like to start is the multiplayer. How is the voice used in the online battles? Just BS like in Call of Duty or actual tactical info/acronyms/remarks like in BSG or in the FS offline?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on October 12, 2012, 03:14:54 am
The Hat aka Hatswitch is the 4-way switch on top.  Like a mini-joystick on the joystick almost... or perhaps more like a D-Pad controlled by a single button.  Another analogy would be those trackpoint directional buttons some laptops use instead of touchpads for their mice.

From teh Googlewebs:

(http://marsxplr.com/_upl/aviatorlogitechjse-orig.jpg)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: khaz on November 03, 2012, 11:13:01 am
I haven't been on this forum since April'08 and amazed my account is still here. O_o

Just wanted to say thanks as i'm playing both the Freespace games again after years and loving it. I get this giddy smile on my face seeing my beloved Valkyrie from the first game all shinied up. :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on November 03, 2012, 11:18:52 am
Welcome back, about your account being still here you know that once an HLP forumite, always an HLP forumite.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on November 03, 2012, 11:21:43 am
IIRC they only clean out accounts that have never posted.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: deathspeed on January 20, 2013, 11:00:14 pm
Hello, again!  Hard to believe I first joined the forums and posted nearly 9 years ago!  Got a welcome speech from Lt.Cannonfodder and everything.  :)  I discovered soon after that I liked RTS games, and started playing more FPS as well.  Then I got married and had kids, and didn't really have room for my joystick on our shared desk.  Excuses, excuses, I know.  Then last year I started getting tired of Battlefield 3 and nostalgic for Freespace.  I found all my original disks, including silent threat, but I wanted to take advantage of my larger monitor so I did a manual install of FSO (although I was sorely tempted to used the old installer that had worked for me before and not worry about newer updates) and started playing the FS1 port.  Again I got distracted by life for a while, then read about Diaspora on kotaku last month (I don't remember how I ended up there, as I rarely visit that site).  Today I finished Diaspora, and decided to jump back into the freespace universe.  I'm still figuring out how I want to map my sidewinder force feedback 2, and I am going thru the tutorials again.  With 3 kids and a wife and a fulltime day job it's hard to find the time I would like to play, but I am intent on finishing FS1, FS2, and silent threat since I never finished any of them, even when I used to play for hours at a time on my old Pentium II!  I also downloaded Blue Planet Complete, Just Another Day, and a few other campaigns.

Anyway, just wanted to say hi again!  I have absolutely no programming skills and I have not ever used FRED, so I probably won't have a whole lot to contribute (other than questions), but maybe I can help beta test every once in a while or something.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: SypheDMar on January 21, 2013, 03:11:42 am
9 years ago!!?!? Welcome back good sir. :nod:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on January 21, 2013, 07:23:59 am
Playing campaigns released and posting on the forums is a good way to contribute, FREDing and coding is for wackos.

Welcome back, may you stay forever.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: nickd0121 on February 05, 2013, 03:38:47 pm
Hello
This is the first time I've posted on the forum. I've been lurking for some time.
Freespace pretty much was my entire childhood, even leading up to recent years. In those recent years I finally googled the game, and found out about volition releasing the source code and the SCP (Finally figuring out why Freespace never worked with the multiplayer function over my modem). The SCP discovery brought me much joy. Albeit it took me a while to figure out how to get SCP to work, but I am amazed at the modding that went into it.

 Sadly I waited rather long to visit this site, and I'm not sure how active the community is. If anyone still plays, it would be an honor to me to join you.  :)
-Nick
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on February 06, 2013, 12:03:33 pm
Welcome.  Multiplayer board is that way (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=135.0), not sure how often people get on, however, they still do.  Enjoy your stay!  :)

PS Don't forget to check out all of the drool-worthy mods based on FreeSpace Open (Diaspora, BluePlanet, The Babylon Project, Wing Commander Saga, etc)

apologies to Batts for daring to promote mods that I haven't played, so sorry <-- ya see that there, I just lied, sorry again Batts *goes to saw off his double-sized Pinocchio nose* /internal flamewar stuffs, don't worry about it lol
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: nickd0121 on February 06, 2013, 04:51:02 pm
Thanks for responding!
I already tried a few of the mods like Blue Planet, pretty rad. Most of the mods in the automatic downloader seem to have problems   :eek:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: BengalTiger on February 06, 2013, 05:26:46 pm
We still play.
Hell, we enjoy playing, and modding.

http://www.freespacemods.net/download.php - this may help with mods that don't work, just put 'em in a /Freespace SCP/[ModName] folder and set that folder as the mod in the Launcher. It's not really that hard to do. :P
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on February 06, 2013, 08:17:19 pm
Thanks for responding!
I already tried a few of the mods like Blue Planet, pretty rad. Most of the mods in the automatic downloader seem to have problems   :eek:

The automatic downloader is totally ****ed, don't use it.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Androgeos Exeunt on February 07, 2013, 12:53:47 am
Yeah. Learn how to do it manually, and you can install FS2_Open on any OS. It's not as hard as it looks.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: nickd0121 on February 07, 2013, 02:08:56 pm
Thanks guys. I'll try to figure out how to do a manual install, what I've got works kindof but I'm sure it'd be better if i started fresh.
Besides having media vps and messing with the vid settings, is there anything else to boost image quality?
Also I was wondering how I could become a more active member, some of the things here are awesome and I'd love to be able to help. I'm not too far in my programming courses and my mic isn't studio level but It'd be cool if I could help a lil.
Not sure how well I'd be with Fred, looks kindof scary lol. Sorry for so many questions, just want to get in the door while the community is still active  :D
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: BengalTiger on February 08, 2013, 11:54:08 am
Begin modding with simple .tbl file edits, adding/changing ships/weapons/effects, then go on to bigger things.

There are also custom commands in the launcher, under the features tab:

http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Command-Line_Reference

Tweaking these settings (my current setup is -ambient_factor 55 -ogl_spec 40 -spec_exp 11 -spec_point 0.7 -spec_static 0.9 -spec_tube 0.5 -no_emissive_light, but I'm sure people get better effects as I didn't play with this much) can give better lighting effects.

Then there's a bunch of selectable stuff in the flags below the command line options- the list type: Graphics has more goodies.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Hopeful on March 07, 2013, 10:51:24 am
Forum nugget here! Been playing FSO since 2009, flight/space shooters since I was a wee 4-year-old back in '94, finally registered. Just wanna say I absolutely love what's been happening here for a long time and I'm glad to be here.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on March 07, 2013, 11:01:24 am
Welcome there pal, we're Hopeful you'll enjoy your stay here on HLP  ;)

edit: btw, how's it possible to post and have 0 posts?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: headdie on March 07, 2013, 11:13:32 am
Welcome there pal, we're Hopeful you'll enjoy your stay here on HLP  ;)

edit: btw, how's it possible to post and have 0 posts?

I know gen disc doesn't  count towards post counts so perhaps this one doesn't as well
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on March 07, 2013, 12:11:18 pm
Forum nugget here! Been playing FSO since 2009, flight/space shooters since I was a wee 4-year-old back in '94, finally registered. Just wanna say I absolutely love what's been happening here for a long time and I'm glad to be here.
Well look at that, the newbie board's first proper newbie!

:welcome:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Hopeful on March 07, 2013, 01:00:11 pm
Forum nugget here! Been playing FSO since 2009, flight/space shooters since I was a wee 4-year-old back in '94, finally registered. Just wanna say I absolutely love what's been happening here for a long time and I'm glad to be here.
Well look at that, the newbie board's first proper newbie!

:welcome:

AWW YEAH! Thanks for the welcome, mate! Now to go play in BFRED traffic. Or orchestrate a disaster and laugh at such a thing. Or make others do that.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 19, 2013, 07:49:37 am
:welcomesilver: everyone not already beamed!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Atlan the Arkonide on March 30, 2013, 09:41:05 am
a-hooh, CAPM's LOGBOOK?

okay then, here's anuwwer knoobie ensign screabbling:

Hiye EARthlings, Spacialists and acrobat readers alike, Atlan originally from the planet Arkon tries transmitting. Have I now some super-mods' attention? righ', ourself has been on a cool, casual spacewalk when the sensors wreaked havoc all of a sudden with your most marvelous globe appearing on the radar. Shouldn't have set the engines on ought-to-pilot. So we made way for an unforeseen sojourn near Babylondon somewhere on the tropical Bri'ish Isles, emergency landing-ovation stylie. Ya, sort of. -Wo woo happen if Italy rebooted? precisely, Silicy goes flying over the Rock of Gibraltar right into the Azores High, the Scandinavian lion all in stitches, no lol. Ask that Northamerican hen what it's doing with the Cape Hoorn- Hark svp, on one of Zeus' days I visited a library, and although phinking that no game should come near our onboard compu'ers, saw FreeSpace-1, pondered a-freaking anew upon this and since then changed trikots only after a rare shower of rats&frogs. You might not believe it, but I got the Battlepack later brand-brew via just stopping going around the world on eighty-eight grand-piano quays, kinda. Apropos planks, when does one get promoted to some upper ranks? in these here somewhat modified XXL-files the adventures turn out to be slightly more difficult to insane so to say. Now listen to the ground personnel all over the places wagging their chins:

We got all a-functioning, FS1 played through on Easy already, FS2 is running -hear now complete the spacetalk in hall-effects. Has mayhem ta da with them additional openALs along that SB X-Fi gamer soundcard (what'd score 7/9 asterixes*)- on hot-testing ST-Reborn we stumbled on mysterious saucers in the Dutch mountains. Expect a how-to sort-it topic soon, ya-ney-claro. Anyone ready for a cuppa? sos to Houston, Where'sEySpacebarWhenYouNeedOne. Cheeriokée that you may say.

*) speak to ya laters, rollerska'ers

 
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: The E on March 31, 2013, 05:24:48 am
So that just happened.

This is like so, out there, man. Like real space stuff and ****.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Dilmah G on March 31, 2013, 08:23:52 am
So that's how a geeky Jamaican talks.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: WolfShepard on April 01, 2013, 12:39:59 am
Hi. I've been playing Freespace since the game was released. Before then, I played Descent. I've lurked around the forums quite a bit since discovering FSO a couple years ago, but only just now started posting more trying to figure out some issues behind the Shadow Genesis release. Tips and advice are welcome.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on April 01, 2013, 12:50:49 am
Tips, mmm...patience is key.
Advise, depends on the problem you're having.
I presume you already tried the Shadow Genesis release thread for help right?

And welcome to HLP, may your stay here be awesum :D
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: WolfShepard on April 02, 2013, 10:32:55 am
I meant more general forum advice, things I should watch out for, etc. Thanks.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on April 02, 2013, 11:22:56 am
- Try not to double-post unless you have a very good reason
- Try not to necrothread unless you have a very good reason
- Don't go around asking "When will it be released" on mod boards
- When asking for tech support, always - ALWAYS - attach your fs2_open.log (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=56279.msg1180359#msg1180359)

Oh, and the official forum guidelines can be found here (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=37583.0) :D Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: WolfShepard on April 03, 2013, 12:10:11 am
Here's one: Don't attach images without checking filesize.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Atlan the Arkonide on April 04, 2013, 09:23:15 am
Tama gotcha that, Wing Commander.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Sharkfinn on April 06, 2013, 05:39:13 pm
Hi.  I played through Freespace a while back, and I finally decided to set it up on my new computer, I thought I'd stop lurking at the same time (I've also been having some crash issues with BP).
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Jeff Vader on April 07, 2013, 03:50:51 am
Hi! o/

And welcome! You may want to post about the BP crashes at the Blue Planet board (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=169.0).
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Sharkfinn on April 07, 2013, 06:15:26 pm
Will do, thanks!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: SavageBastard on April 08, 2013, 04:13:34 pm
I am officially new and trying to untangle the web of insanity I need to get Freespace Port working so I can play the Great War campaign.  Having capped satellite internet is not helping.  I get a lot of errors when trying to run it now and I'm guessing that I still need the mediavps (which I find odd since FSPort appears to come with 3.6.12). 
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Goober5000 on April 08, 2013, 04:49:30 pm
:welcome:

Post in the FreeSpace Port forum (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=39.0) and we'll try to help you out.  If you can wait a few days, we should be releasing the next version of the Port in the very near future.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: nickd0121 on April 10, 2013, 06:28:50 pm

Post in the FreeSpace Port forum (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=39.0) and we'll try to help you out.  If you can wait a few days, we should be releasing the next version of the Port in the very near future.

Really? Where is the discussion of a new port? I haven't heard anything about it, what's new in it? I got my dad to start replaying the FS universe, should he wait for the release?  :o
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Goober5000 on April 11, 2013, 12:35:48 am
It's a new version, not a completely new port.  It will fix a lot of bugs in the current version and add a few small new features.

If you're impatient to play, I wouldn't suggest waiting.  The new version of the Port will save you a bit of grief, but the mod install process for FS2 is already pretty grief-free when compared to some other popular games (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=80604.msg1683541#msg1683541).
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: nickd0121 on April 11, 2013, 11:37:43 am
Thanks Goober! Wow never thought of it like that. Freespace forever!  :yes:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: bcKq on April 20, 2013, 06:35:04 pm
Hello, I love Freespace.
nope
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on April 20, 2013, 07:05:19 pm
PLEASE GOD NO
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on April 21, 2013, 12:43:10 am
We already have the General Discussion (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=19.0) board for that, as well as the forum IRC channels (look for the links at the top of your page) :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Nyarly on April 22, 2013, 01:51:27 am
Hello, good people of the HLP forums!  I actually registered on this site a little over seven years ago, but I decided to make things official since I have decided to hang out here more.  Getting involved in the FS modding community has been a goal of mine for ages, so  I thought I might as well get into now that my college career is now winding down.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on April 22, 2013, 08:16:38 am
And as you have officially decided to recind from the rest of your life, we recognize you as one of our kind and welcome you among the ranks of HLP.

Salute.

(http://www.hard-light.net/forums/Smileys/HLP/welcome2hlpbb.gif)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Hobbie on April 22, 2013, 06:35:33 pm
Hi everyone. I've already made a few posts but I thought I'd better post in here for legal reasons.

I'm shifting over from the dead/dying Freelancer scene to here. I've already played FS1port, FS2, WC Saga, BtRL, Diaspora, Blue Planet (many many times) and I'm thinking of learning FRED and all the tricks and trades so I can create some stuff.

A lot of thanks go out to Mobius and the admins for helping me through my registration woes.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: InsaneBaron on May 10, 2013, 08:35:05 am
Well, it looks like this is the place for 1st posts, sooo,
Hello Everyone!

I bought FreeSpace and FreeSpace 2 off GOG earlier this year after my Descent-playing friends talked me into it. Man, am I glad I listened! I recently finished FS2 after beating all three campaigns in chronological order- in Retail. At that point, FSO's lure got to be too much. A few weeks ago, I downloaded it, read almost everything on the wiki, and I'm now trying to play through Silent Threat Reborn AND Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius at the same time. (Just beat Forced Entry today :)

Anyway, it felt wrong to be enjoying HLP's work without joining! My attempts at FRED so far have made Secrets Revealed look like Forced Entry, so I can't help much with design YET, but I'll gladly contribute new-player help, reviews, Wiki information, or other less-technical HLP things.

Apart from that... I'm a keyboarder (I have a joystick, but I can aim better with the arrow keys), I generally play missions I don't know on easy and missions I know well on medium, and heavy fighters are my forte (I like interceptors too)

Now, to find out if the Lucifer's shields can stop welcome beams... yes, I read this forum before posting  :eek2:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on May 10, 2013, 08:54:45 am
Apart from that... I'm a keyboarder (I have a joystick, but I can aim better with the arrow keys), I generally play missions I don't know on easy and missions I know well on medium, and heavy fighters are my forte (I like interceptors too)

See this is somewhat interesting, for most of my time playing FS2 my preference was keyboard only.
I fared quite well on it, but since new campaigns started coming out featuring enhanced AI with crazy maneuvers, twists and agile responses I've found that keyboard isn't enough for me right now (or maybe I'm starting to loose it because of lack of practice).

That said, mouse just sucks on FS as well. Of course all of this is just a personal impression, do what you must with it.

Anyway, welcome to HLP both of you InsaneBaron, Hobbie, and here's your beam salute:

(http://www.hard-light.net/forums/Smileys/HLP/welcome2hlpbb.gif)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: InsaneBaron on May 10, 2013, 09:38:46 am
Apart from that... I'm a keyboarder (I have a joystick, but I can aim better with the arrow keys), I generally play missions I don't know on easy and missions I know well on medium, and heavy fighters are my forte (I like interceptors too)

See this is somewhat interesting, for most of my time playing FS2 my preference was keyboard only.
I fared quite well on it, but since new campaigns started coming out featuring enhanced AI with crazy maneuvers, twists and agile responses I've found that keyboard isn't enough for me right now (or maybe I'm starting to loose it because of lack of practice).

That said, mouse just sucks on FS as well. Of course all of this is just a personal impression, do what you must with it.

Anyway, welcome to HLP both of you InsaneBaron, Hobbie, and here's your beam salute:

(http://www.hard-light.net/forums/Smileys/HLP/welcome2hlpbb.gif)

Well, it would seem I'm not such a newbie for using the keyboard after all. I agree, mouse kinda doesn't work. I'm not sure if my joystick is bad, if I'm bad at using a joystick, if all joysticks are bad for precise aiming, or all of the above, but while I can dodge well with the stick I can't get my guns pointed at anything smaller than a cruiser and I can't get aspect lock period. Be that as it may, playing keyboard never seemed to hurt me in Descent, FreeSpace, or anything except Microsoft Flight Simulator.

Anyway, thanks!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Sp1d3r on May 14, 2013, 10:00:05 am
Helloooooooooo Persons, people, pilots, places and things.
I've been stalking these forums for a while, and decided It's time to make my presence known by popping in and say Hello to all!.
I've been playing Freespace2 since the original release and then stopped for a few years, started playing again when I heard about FS2_Open, played for a year, then stopped again. Last night I finally got to download all of the awesomeness of FS2 again, and really enjoying it all over again.
I'm just having a bit of trouble deciding which mods and/or campaigns to play next! (Busy with Diaspora: Shattered Armistice at the moment) And then I don't know which one to get after that. Any recommendations? :)

Fly safe peeps! :pimp:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on May 14, 2013, 10:24:23 am
Helloooooooooo Persons, people, pilots, places and things.
I've been stalking these forums for a while, and decided It's time to make my presence known by popping in and say Hello to all!.
I've been playing Freespace2 since the original release and then stopped for a few years, started playing again when I heard about FS2_Open, played for a year, then stopped again. Last night I finally got to download all of the awesomeness of FS2 again, and really enjoying it all over again.
I'm just having a bit of trouble deciding which mods and/or campaigns to play next! (Busy with Diaspora: Shattered Armistice at the moment) And then I don't know which one to get after that. Any recommendations? :)

Fly safe peeps! :pimp:

This is the best guide (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=80688.0), by the best guy
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Battlinard on May 28, 2013, 10:18:27 am
Hello.

I'm new.
This is a new people thread.
I am in the right place then!

Just had first flight. Was very fun.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mobius on May 31, 2013, 12:03:21 pm
:welcomesilver:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Heihaku on June 03, 2013, 07:49:50 pm
Hai,

Was a lurker until I became an idiot that forgot about graphic drivers.

Non-FS2 things - does anyone here play MBAACC, osu, or IAMP?

Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Goober5000 on June 04, 2013, 09:10:27 pm
O hai!

:welcome:

Non-FS2 things - does anyone here play MBAACC, osu, or IAMP?
no u
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Arpit on June 05, 2013, 06:05:16 am
Oh Hell, after 61 posts I come here to say hi. (Shoot me!)

Anyways, hello everybody. I don't know what I can do for the community but most probably I can FRED. Of course, I am NOT the best or good but if someone would like to see my FREDing skills by testing me (giving me challenges), it would be good.  :)

(Till now I have created a SSM strike (through FRED, not through tables) which my younger brother gave me as a challenge.)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Jeclho on June 07, 2013, 10:05:38 am
Hey everybody!

I've been a long time fan of the Freespace series basically since FS2 came out and I've also been lurking on HLP for several months. I figured there's no time like the present to go ahead and register an account and actually take part in things. I've got some various modding/FREDing experience (nothing extremely complicated though) but I'm willing to learn more advanced stuff as long as there is someone willing to teach me It's been a couple years since I've done much serious modding so I'm sure with a little practice at least some of it will come back to me. Anyway, I really hope I enjoy being here and can contribute something to this great project!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on June 07, 2013, 01:36:41 pm
Welcome both, if you are interested in contributing something you can always try joining an existing project.
About learning stuff from FS, well I think most peps around here learned trying to do stuff out of personal interest. Asking around or checking the wiki when not reaching the expected results, that sort of thing.
I'd recommend checking the FRED section (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=89.0) , there's plenty of awesome data there.

(http://www.hard-light.net/forums/Smileys/HLP/welcome2hlpbb.gif)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: InsaneBaron on June 11, 2013, 09:22:54 am
So... About HLP. What can I do to help?

I'ld like to do something to contribute to HLP, but I haven't really been able to find my niche. Apparently to contribute to the wiki I need to be an administrator. I'm not good enough with FRED yet to pitch in on any projects. I thought about making reviews of campaigns I've done, but how much are reviews needed right now? What about Beta Testing? How much experience does that take?

Basically, where can a new guy be useful?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on June 11, 2013, 09:34:20 am
I believe you can get a new wiki account approved if you make a request on the wiki subforum.

FRED is also super easy to learn and the most valuable skill.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: The E on June 11, 2013, 09:36:49 am
Beta testing doesn't take a lot of experience in FS2 or other mods. What it does require, however, is the ability to accurately describe the issues you've encountered.

As for reviews, those are always good to have. As creators, we require feedback and critique from players in order to make our work better, so if you want to dig into campaigns and review them, you'd definitely be doing a good service.

Also what Battuta said. FRED has a bit of a learning curve, but we do have a couple of good tutorials for it (the one that comes with the retail install, and the one from Diaspora).
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: InsaneBaron on June 11, 2013, 08:42:38 pm
Battuta, Goober, E, Thanks for giving me some pointers!

I'm going to work on three things for now. First, Reviews. I've finished Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius, Silent Threat: Reborn, and the FSPort Operation Templar remake, and I'm about halfway through Derelict, so I've got something to go on.

Second, Goober explained how the wiki works. I think I'll start by cleaning up the Derelict Campaign Walkthrough, which I noticed has some missing images and links.

Third, Practice FRED. If I can Forge, I can FRED... eventually.

Thanks guys!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Goober5000 on June 12, 2013, 12:29:59 am
Great! :):yes:  Keep up the motivation and match it with some cool new work. :D
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Nuke87654 on June 22, 2013, 06:56:08 pm
Hello, I'm new here and I'm happy to have found this community  ;)

I hope to have some fun times here.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: headdie on June 22, 2013, 06:58:07 pm
Time to welcome the imposter ;)

:welcomered:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: E Scotty on June 22, 2013, 09:30:06 pm
Hey!  I just registered to ask for help with a problem I was having, but have since solved it on my own.   :blah:  So... here I am.

Big fan of Descent and FreeSpace.  I have waged the near hopeless war against the Shivans dozens of times, and using the pretty HD mods here each time.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on June 23, 2013, 01:38:17 am
but have since solved it on my own.

ahhh, you say you solved yourself, but how can anyone be sure?
The powa of HLP is always present. It surrounds us, penetrates us and binding the community together.

anyway, (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/Smileys/HLP/wel_red.jpg)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Scotty on June 23, 2013, 06:13:59 pm
I have discovered by bizarro self, it seems.  Welcome!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on June 24, 2013, 01:40:48 am
Either that, or your illicit love child with The E. :p
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Darien on June 24, 2013, 09:06:26 am
Hey!  I just registered to ask for help with a problem I was having, but have since solved it on my own.   :blah:  So... here I am.

Yep, that's my story as well. Hi everyone, and thanks for the fantastic work on all of the various projects. I'm blown away by how well made some of the mods are.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on June 24, 2013, 09:12:18 am
Either that, or your illicit love child with The E. :p

 :eek:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: dukka on July 02, 2013, 11:25:55 am
Aging your account for a few months before posting works, right?


fake edit: nope, I'm still terrible
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Goober5000 on July 02, 2013, 09:57:55 pm
:lol:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: seraphuriel on July 14, 2013, 06:32:11 am
Just found this one here and wanted to say Hi to everybody.

when i was young i could not decied with game i buy from my allowance and randomly choosed Descend:Freespace. And glad i did it! After years being addicted to FS1&FS2 i stumbled on your community. It was very nice to play some of the earlier modding stuff but then there was another long break.
But now... i returned to play FS again and to see what you did to this game is just WOW. I mean - wft! There for a big big THANKS to all your modders and other people realizing this epic game progress. And its still going on!

I hope someday i can give back something else then stuipd posts for downloading and playing all your stuff!

Cheers!



Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on July 14, 2013, 07:24:54 am
:welcomesilver:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Asmadi on July 15, 2013, 02:06:03 am
Howdy all! Hoping to do some ship mods but I'm getting lost so I have conceded to lurking here to hopefully find out what I need to know :)
Hoping to get this little guy into the game sometime soon :)


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Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Stormprooter on July 17, 2013, 05:04:16 am
Hello all,

Looking forward to getting into some FSO modding. I have done some Freelancer modding, and now fancy a go at some proper space combat.
This site seems very well organised with modding information and tutorials, much better than the FL modding sites, from which it is not very easy to find the information you need.

Anyway, will be looking to do an 'Elite' TCM for FSO, with all the ships from the original Elite game, and possibly from Frontier: Elite II as well, the basic idea is you are a new recruit in the Galactic Navy and you progress from early missions keeping local pirate activity at bay through to more and more difficult missions against unfriendly factions from the Elite universe, culminating in some epic battles against the Thargoid Invasion Fleet....

I expect this endeavour to take me at least a year to get somewhere towards a playable game, but I need to finish my FL 'Elite' mod first - looking to complete this around September/October this year.

I am a software developer by trade, familiar with .NET/C# and C++, I can also turn my hand to a bit of 3D modelling as well using AutoCAD & 3DSMax.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: That Man on July 28, 2013, 05:44:30 am
O hai dere.

I'm That Man. I used to play FSO many a yonk ago, and now that I can finally see daylight again, my first instinct is, naturally, to say "screw you" to the outside world and get back into Freespace.

(Using cheats to give me, like, six BFReds.)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Arpit on July 28, 2013, 08:25:54 am
(http://www.hard-light.net/forums/Smileys/HLP/welcome2hlpbb.gif)

Welcome.  :)

(Using cheats to give me, like, six BFReds.)

What? Only 6 BFReds? There are many mods with even BIGGER beams. I use tons of them.  :p
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: CaptainCreepy on July 30, 2013, 12:15:13 pm
Hello everybody !!

I'm a newcomer in this community, so I would like to introduce myself.

I'm CaptainCreepy, I'm a 18yo biology student in Grenoble, France. I'm also a big fan of science fiction, spaceships and space operas. My list of favourites things :
Films : Enter the Void  by Gaspard Noé/ The whole filmography of Lars Von Trier
Series : Battlestar Galactica ( the 2004 reboot )/ Game of thrones ( original isn't it ? :p )
Video Games : Mass Effect by Bioware, all the Bethesda Games, Sins of a solar empire, planetside 2, tribes ascent.
Music : Alter Bridge, Thomas Bergersen, Aes Dana, Archive, Air, Dire Straits, Dream Theater, Gorillaz, Blazo, Pink Floyd, Vangelis, Jeremy Soule, Jack Wall/Sam Hulick.

I'm not here to make mods, but to help modders. I'm a music composer, with some experience ( Five albums, some tracks for skyrim ). I love to make video game/film music. I can make electronic, orchestral, rock/metal, chillout sountracks.
Listen by yourself :

https://soundcloud.com/captaincreepy
http://captaincreepy.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/creepyskyrim
http://www.youtube.com/user/CaptainCreepy9/feed?activity_view=3

Anyway, I'm available to make musics for your mod/trailers.
Cheers ;)

Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: karajorma on July 30, 2013, 12:39:46 pm
If you're a fan of BSG, I assume you're checking out Diaspora at some point then. :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Lorric on July 30, 2013, 01:57:54 pm
Hello.  :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: CaptainCreepy on July 30, 2013, 02:06:50 pm
If you're a fan of BSG, I assume you're checking out Diaspora at some point then. :)

Yes, even though I'm not very good at space sims ^^
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on July 30, 2013, 02:53:08 pm
Hey, neither are half of us, but we're still here. :p
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on July 30, 2013, 08:11:30 pm
We compensate being nice forumites.

most of the time, that is.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: CaptainCreepy on August 02, 2013, 05:14:00 am
;)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: smartcraft on August 08, 2013, 03:39:42 pm
Hello World.
I have a motion theater simulator that seats two people that does a full 360 degree spin and about a 20 Degree forward and backward tilt.
Very effective movement for the movie clips that i have.  I'm wanting to upgrade to a more interactive unit with pilot controls and the other rider controlling the weaponry.  so I'm looking for a gaming or flight simulator that I can match the moves with my flight simulator. My picture is to big to post so you can see what I have to work with but I can post a link when I know I'm with the right group. You can thank the "viper group" and their simulator for learning about you guys.
Thanks
SmartCraft
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on August 09, 2013, 11:04:27 am
Hello World.
I have a motion theater simulator that seats two people that does a full 360 degree spin and about a 20 Degree forward and backward tilt.
Very effective movement for the movie clips that i have.  I'm wanting to upgrade to a more interactive unit with pilot controls and the other rider controlling the weaponry.  so I'm looking for a gaming or flight simulator that I can match the moves with my flight simulator. My picture is to big to post so you can see what I have to work with but I can post a link when I know I'm with the right group. You can thank the "viper group" and their simulator for learning about you guys.
Thanks
SmartCraft

That sounds good!

:welcome:

You'll probably want to use LUA scripting to extract the movement from the game engine, or C++ to adapt the game engine directly. I'm not sure how the Viper guys did it.

Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Eye _con on August 09, 2013, 04:15:25 pm
 :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

SO OMG!!! I just found Diaspora a couple weeks back, and after really figuring out all the controls and targeting systems and all that stuff I really got into it and its AMAZING!!! So naturally I picked up a couple others and I'm currently in Wing Commander Saga and I love it!!! I haven't played a space sim since oh way back in the Tie Fighter days!

Great work I can't believe what a super awesome community there is around this!

Keep up the great work!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Lorric on August 09, 2013, 04:52:11 pm
Ha ha, hello happy one!  :D

That's similar circumstances and a similar reaction to when I first found this place. :)
Title: Introduction
Post by: Bryan See on August 11, 2013, 01:26:17 pm
It's been four years since my registration. I forgot to drop by and say hello.

Hello, I'm from Malaysia and currently studing computer engineering. I am interested in game development and programming, particularly improving the game I see fit, and making campaigns and mods. I am very well aware of my autism and I can overcome it, no matter what.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Lorric on August 11, 2013, 01:42:01 pm
Hello.  :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: MitoPL on September 11, 2013, 02:53:01 pm
Hello HLP!

What to start with... I am MitoPL. A young, simple man, who LOVES freespace :). Now guess my nationality :P.
I first time played Freespace when i was 7 or 8. From that moment i was convinced, that FS will be the game of my life. About half a year ago i thought about finding mission pack of some sort. When i saw the campaign list on Hard Light Wiki i was...  :shaking: terrified by the number of campaigns, missions and different stories :). Now i am deep into Fs story and about a month ago started my FRED education... 1 week - to read Volition official instructions, 2 week - do-nothing :P, 3 week - think about my campaign, 4 week - IDEA!
I am now developing a short campaign to test my abilities by trial and error... Goes well for now.
As far as i can tell, i very like any Sci-fi movies/series and i had some fun with making scenarios "what if..." "i would do this otherwise" "how it works?" ect.
Books? Anything we can call a story about something.
My English is rather hmm... basic. I learned some in school and much, much more from games and movies.

Hello, again.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: FreeSpaceFreak on September 11, 2013, 02:59:56 pm
Hello HLP!

What to start with... I am MitoPL. A young, simple man, who LOVES freespace :). Now guess my nationality :P.
I first time played Freespace when i was 7 or 8. From that moment i was convinced, that FS will be the game of my life. About half a year ago i thought about finding mission pack of some sort. When i saw the campaign list on Hard Light Wiki i was...  :shaking: terrified by the number of campaigns, missions and different stories :). Now i am deep into Fs story and about a month ago started my FRED education... 1 week - to read Volition official instructions, 2 week - do-nothing :P, 3 week - think about my campaign, 4 week - IDEA!
I am now developing a short campaign to test my abilities by trial and error... Goes well for now.
As far as i can tell, i very like any Sci-fi movies/series and i had some fun with making scenarios "what if..." "i would do this otherwise" "how it works?" ect.
Books? Anything we can call a story about something.
My English is rather hmm... basic. I learned some in school and much, much more from games and movies.

Hello, again.

My guess would be Polish, based on the PL in your name.

:welcome:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on September 11, 2013, 06:47:02 pm
I'd guess the same.

Welcome to HLP man.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: karajorma on September 11, 2013, 07:49:05 pm
If you are Polish, do you have the Polish version of FS2? If so, we're actually trying to improve the Polish language support in FS2_Open. Could you take a look here (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=85492.0) please.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on September 12, 2013, 03:56:57 am
Chesht, jinkoya, naraje.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: MitoPL on September 12, 2013, 11:44:09 am
Hmm... I don't have an original FS 1 or 2  install disks (FS2 PL might be in one of my cousins hands), so i think only thing i can do is providing you with VP files (PL version, of FS1) or helping to translate something.
Still, i have to write, that in Polish version of FS1 some (or many) dialogues sound... well, bad at least. Some sound like Ivona (if you know what i mean).

Btw, from what i read here, i concluded, that HLP "purchased" copyright for FS games. Does that mean HLP will be able to distribute Freespace by Internet (download installation ISO for example)?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: niffiwan on September 12, 2013, 07:57:08 pm
Btw, from what i read here, i concluded, that HLP "purchased" copyright for FS games. Does that mean HLP will be able to distribute Freespace by Internet (download installation ISO for example)?

That's not correct.  Interplay recently purchased all "residual rights" for Freespace, so they own the copyright.  HLP is not allowed to distribute retail Freespace installation media, instead we point people to Good Old Games (http://www.gog.com/game/freespace_2) to purchase Freespace/Freespace2.

I hope that clears this up  :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: EuclidianGeometry on September 21, 2013, 01:53:10 am
Hello guys, just registered here. Long time lurker and FreeSpace 2 and scifi fan.http://www.hard-light.net/forums/Smileys/HLP/smile.gif
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on September 22, 2013, 10:11:45 pm
Hello guys, just registered here. Long time lurker and FreeSpace 2 and scifi fan.http://www.hard-light.net/forums/Smileys/HLP/smile.gif

:)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: MitoPL on October 01, 2013, 11:02:51 am
Welcome and have fun! :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Jetcutter on October 15, 2013, 08:12:00 pm
New as can be, Am Ben, 48 year old bastid. Been playing games a couple  ~ of years.
Ohio, United States.
I need a change, and I hope this might be it. Albion owner, but not player. Hope to be impressed and learn enough about this to become a donator.

Well met.

Jet
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Black Wolf on October 15, 2013, 09:02:02 pm
New as can be, Am Ben, 48 year old bastid. Been playing games a couple  ~ of years.
Ohio, United States.
I need a change, and I hope this might be it. Albion owner, but not player. Hope to be impressed and learn enough about this to become a donator.

Well met.

Jet

I barely understand what you just wrote. But welcome anyway! :D Luckily, with the exception of the hosting costs for the site itself, FSO and HLP aren't donation driven - everything we do here is free for the use and enjoyment of the public at large. So, if you already have a copy of FS2 (or you cam here for one of our standalones like Diaspora, Wing Commander Saga or The Babylon Project) and a computer capable of playing it, you've already spent all the money you're going to ever have to for FSO.

Of course, if you were talking about donating to something else, then ignore me. :)

:welcome:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Billy Pilgrim on November 01, 2013, 05:25:13 am
Ey up! Billy Pilgrim here - a scruffy, disorganised 30something Brit. Good to see everyone, I haven't been lurking more than a few weeks but I've fallen in love with Freespace and with this community. Hope to be able to contribute further awesomeness!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rodo on November 01, 2013, 10:32:30 am
Welcome to HLP Billy, another one that came for freespace and stayed for the awesomeness :yes:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: hxazgalor on November 04, 2013, 03:12:27 am
Hello! Just only registered to this amazing community. My brother and I were introduced to Freespace 1 back when there was a demo version on Maximum PC. We never got the chance to buy a copy of the game, but we did get our hands on Freespace 2 and it BLEW OUR MINDS. Boasting a great story and awesome stellar combat, it remains one of our most favorite games of all time. :D

So big thank you to the HLPBB community for keeping this fantastic game alive! Woots~!  :yes: :yes: :yes:

BTW, if anyone is keen on starting up another mod or needs some ideas for some future FRED work, I might be able to help out. (Note the word is 'might'; I haven't found a way to balance my time between studies and gaming, but it'll come!) I don't really have any experience with the technical aspects, but I can provide help in terms of storytelling aspects. I don't have much to offer (many ideas could come from other games and stuff, so yeah) but I guess it's something. Haha.

Cheers and keep the good work going!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: eldougie on November 11, 2013, 01:54:50 pm
 :) Hi everyone
More or less have installed the basics.
Still having trouble in finding the link to download the Fate of the Galaxy Mod.
Can anyone paste me a link please?

Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on November 11, 2013, 03:05:31 pm
Fate of the Galaxy hasn't released anything yet, but hopefully we'll get something sooner than later. :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mobius on November 15, 2013, 03:38:41 pm
:welcomesilver:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jeonitsoc on November 15, 2013, 05:02:51 pm
HI EVERYBODY!
this forum is just what i was looking for! i hope to learn how to launch a multiplayer session with my room mates soon!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Ultimateace on November 23, 2013, 02:38:46 pm
wow there are still some old fs2 peeps around.  :P 

Ultimateace  co-founder 101st Aces
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Xzun on November 26, 2013, 08:14:42 pm
Hi Everyone joining cause I should have long ago been playing Freespace and Freespace 2 since I inherited my parents old desktop pc, and found the demo for freespace sometime before 2010 loved it so much I now have my own copies of FS and FS2.  Anyways I have been regularly going to this website on a daily basis for the better part of 4 years (don't know why i never got around to getting an account  :nervous: )  and I must say YOU GUYS ROCK.  All of the work you guys do I have had so much fun with and I have never seen a gaming community this dedicated to any game ive played in a looooonnnng time.  I still play this game on a regular basis and ive played the Wing Commander,Diaspora, and Babylon 5 total conversions and I have waaayyy to many FS2 mods I enjoy to list. What you have done with this game engine is nothing short of amazing and the continued work you guys put into improving the ingame assets and adding new content and features I feel is nothing short of Incredible.  Shout outs to the SCP team FSU team and everyone else who has helped improve the look of the game or helped with improving the guts of the game itself .  I hope to be able to contribute in some form or fashion even if its just giving feedback and constructive criticism.  I will most likely play this game untill my laptop explodes or Internets collapse.  So in short: Hello Everyone  :D   

-Xzun     
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: niffiwan on November 26, 2013, 08:17:57 pm
:welcome:

I hope you enjoy your stay :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Lorric on November 26, 2013, 08:33:17 pm
Hello. :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: snachito on December 16, 2013, 12:41:07 pm
Hello all, I'm Snachito.....new here and TOTAL NOOB to FS2 I mean I am GREEN!!!!! I actually saw a thread on a WWII flight sim game then I saw another thread on a bodybuilding forum I belong to (it was about gaming) and the FS2 game kept on popping up as the best space flight sim game PERIOD!!! So I had to check it out and saw videos on youtube and said "WOW"!!!! Then I was told to come here for the real deal info and again I was amazed and said "WOW"!!! Thank you fellas who work/worked hard to get this game to where it is today "WOW"!! :D
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: procdrone on December 28, 2013, 12:40:24 pm
Hello!

TheHound is here! Nobody know, I know :D

I was using the HLP for quite some time, i only took time now to register...

Downloading ship models, checking out on tables specifications, and all that technical stuff to do with FRED and all aligned, its was very useful and I thank all of you for contributing to this wonderful website about wonderful game: FS2O :)

I've been through some greatest creations in the community here, Blue Planet (ELITE OF ELITE, BEST OF THE BEST, when will be the next chapter !?) , Inferno, Dimensional Eclipse, FS-Port with all add-ons, and some other campaigns i don't recall at the moment :D

With greatly inspired by the possibilities of the engine, and seeing those miracles you managed to develop, I was looking myself into this modding community and began to learn about FRED, and later, about all the stuff that could be added (Like custom ships, Music, armor and weapons types).
I regret that I was lacking enough creativity and skill, and back boned most of my training with the files from other projects, table files, and so similar :/

But I hope one day, I will learn enough to make something from scratch up... Along with table files creation (for ships mostly!) and model creation (3D artwork, ship models and 2D artwork, like mission briefing anims).

I launched my first so spoke Project about month, the Venece Mirror Project, my very own mod that I wish to complete and launch here on, because... I want to try it :)

I hope I will finish it one day :D
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on December 28, 2013, 01:01:59 pm
Welcome aboard! Glad you enjoyed BP, but remember, it's just one work in a whole community. Like a lot of great campaigns, BP draws on the hard work of others - and hopefully contributes as well. If you haven't checked out other luminaries like Vassago's Dirge, Wings of Dawn, The Antagonist, Shadow Genesis, and more, I encourage you to give them a spin.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: procdrone on December 28, 2013, 04:45:54 pm
You're sure that I will check them out when I get enough time to download them all :D Maybe I will find some great solutions that I can adapt in my project :D
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Shivore on December 29, 2013, 09:50:47 pm
Good day everyone!

I just got hooked on this game again since I played the stripped down version of this game that came with the joystick set (the name of it eludes me). I have to say that this game certainly exploded since then. Does anyone have any recommendations for a novice?

~Shivore
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: niffiwan on December 29, 2013, 09:53:59 pm
:welcomered:

I'd suggest reading of this post (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=80688.0).  It'll give you some good ideas for campaigns to play.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Shivore on December 29, 2013, 09:59:36 pm
Thanks Niffiwan. I'll be sure to take a look and get a few of them for myself.

~Shivore
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mobius on December 30, 2013, 10:07:54 am
:welcomesilver:

Hi there Shivore! :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Vellos0x1 on January 02, 2014, 08:45:02 am
I am so new

(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/cc/cc51d297340752713a8de4d7bbb483fa0bb362dbaa66ee4cc8daa144d2346a94.jpg)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: coffeesoft on January 02, 2014, 12:18:07 pm
Welcome to HLP, is free, is beauty, and has a very nice community...   :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: SpaceOddity on January 02, 2014, 05:53:13 pm
Hi all,

I used these Forums extensively when working out how to get the Open stuff in place, and managed to get wxLauncher up and running, the MVPs and sort out the graphics settings.   I love the work being done here, and I just wanted to say hi and thanks for all the work done.   I'm also looking forward to trying out the 2014 MVPs, and am impressed that people continue to dedicate their time to the game even now.

Rather looking forward to seeing what other work is out there and maybe having a poke and play with a few mods.   You probably won't hear much from me on the Forums, unless I ever try my hand at modding, and then it will likely involve a lot of me crying into a bucket as I realise I'm nowhere near talented enough ; )

Regards,

SpaceOddity.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on January 02, 2014, 10:27:16 pm
Modding is easy. It's loving that's hard.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: apemax on January 09, 2014, 08:17:26 am
Hi all. :)

Finally decided to join after getting FreeSpace 2 last year and being hooked ever since.  :D
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Goober5000 on January 09, 2014, 08:25:10 pm
:welcome: :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Doubletap on January 23, 2014, 10:47:36 am
S! Smitty reporting for duty Sir...
                                                       Just wanted to say Thanks again to all the nice Pilots that helped me trouble shoot Port so i could replay 1+E and then go on to replay 2 in all its glory... my final install is still a work in progress--but i do have one working copy to fly in the meantime. What a great bunch of people who still love the greatest space-sim out there... S!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Piemanlives on January 24, 2014, 12:04:36 am
WE HAVE A THREAD FOR THIS?!

Of course we do... Well better late then never aye?

I'm Piemanlives, slight lurker and voice of almost reason. I've been around since about 2011, though only recently registered for an account, so go easy on me alright?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Schmidtrock on January 26, 2014, 11:52:23 am
Greetings all!
Newly registered at HLP but have been on the FSO wagon before.
Just coming back now and hooked, again. Thank you everyone for all the hard
work that goes into this! So jazzed to be playing FS again!
I'm in Vendetta Online as well and avidly awaiting Star Citizen.

 :yes:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 26, 2014, 01:54:43 pm
Go and sign up with the hard light brigade!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: spazzzz1990 on January 28, 2014, 07:02:57 pm
HELP i suck with comp stuff, i have fs open n mediavps12 mod working , but i want to get the original freespace campaign and a list of other campaigns downloaded and working , as i said im horrible with stuff, my email is [email protected] if you can take the time please give me some help
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Govenator on January 29, 2014, 03:25:03 pm
Hello all,

This is my first time on HLP.  I love Freespace 1&2 easily my favorite games of all time.  When I was about 14(14 years ago) years old I used to make missions for my brothers to play.

Anyway I picked up the game again from GOG and it brought back great memory’s.  Then I found this site online and figured great! More people have already added on to this game.  I need to play some mods!

Anyways happy to be onboard!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on January 29, 2014, 03:44:32 pm
Glad to have you. Just post if you have any technical issues with mod setup.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: karajorma on January 29, 2014, 09:47:26 pm
Or if you want to get back into mission design. We can always use more FREDders.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Lt. Spanks on February 27, 2014, 10:16:21 am
Hello new here.

I have been playing Freespace for a LOOOONNNNNGGGG time and I have played a lot of mods and I have only now (regrettably) joined Hard Light Productions. Some really cool stuff i have seen here.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mobius on March 01, 2014, 05:55:31 pm
:welcomesilver:

Wow, it's nice to see FreeSpace veterans joining the forum after all these years. :D
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Solaxis-Hunter on March 03, 2014, 01:28:36 pm
Hi, Played Freespace since the First Game first came out all those years ago, played it again when I was older and able to appreciate it all the more, played freespace 2, then discovered the SCP and now I love it even more, I tend to play it every now and then, when I can find space on my PC to play it on.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Zeether on March 11, 2014, 04:29:20 pm
Hello, I'm a semi-regular user on the HLP IRC and finally decided to register. I'm thinking of dabbling in FRED at some point when I'm not thinking about dabbling in FRED. :P
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Lt Manshield on March 14, 2014, 05:03:46 am
Hi all,

I've been playing Freespace 2 for a couple of years now and I finally decided to register. Looking forward to many more awesome mods and campaigns from HLP!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on March 22, 2014, 05:41:50 pm
:welcomered:

Good lads.


Any squadwar vets? Lt Spanks.......you sound familiar. :wtf:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Quicksabre on April 08, 2014, 03:44:50 pm
Hi - Just joined today, downloading Freespace2 now from gog.com.

Starting hunting around for space sims, used to play the Chris Roberts stuff in the 90's.  Never really played Starlancer or Freelancer, but am hoping Freespace2 brings back the Wing Commander feeling! 
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Lorric on April 08, 2014, 03:48:17 pm
Hi - Just joined today, downloading Freespace2 now from gog.com.

Starting hunting around for space sims, used to play the Chris Roberts stuff in the 90's.  Never really played Starlancer or Freelancer, but am hoping Freespace2 brings back the Wing Commander feeling!
Grab Wing Commander Saga!

Just look for the forum right here!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: IcemanFreespace on May 06, 2014, 06:43:53 pm
Hi everyone.  :)
I have been playing FS2 since the year 2001, I got it as a present along with a bunch of other discarded games with my first pc, and always thought I was the only fan of the game in the world. Then I got the itch again, started browsing the web for some answers and stumbled upon this site. What a shock that was! Anyway, it's great to see, and upon completing the original campaign yet again, I'm looking forward to exploring all the extra content here.
The community is freakishly big, I don't even know where to start, or what half of stuff means...which is a good thing I guess.  :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: niffiwan on May 06, 2014, 06:48:21 pm
:welcomeblue:

If you're looking for new campaigns to play, this is a good guide to start with:
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=80688.0
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: IcemanFreespace on May 06, 2014, 07:04:26 pm
Ha-I was just reading that. I think I like the Blue Planet campaign,sounds great.  I might try those media vp things in original campaign first though. I don't know if this is even the place to ask, but have there been capital ships mods? As in, you control a big ship, fire the beams, deploy fighters and all that.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on May 06, 2014, 07:10:39 pm
Ha-I was just reading that. I think I like the Blue Planet campaign,sounds great.  I might try those media vp things in original campaign first though. I don't know if this is even the place to ask, but have there been capital ships mods? As in, you control a big ship, fire the beams, deploy fighters and all that.

Yes. 'The Blade Itself' and 'One Future' in Blue Planet, and a series of BP fan missions by Lepanto.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Lepanto on May 06, 2014, 07:25:20 pm
Hello, new person. We were all new and confused once; one of these days, you might go on to make your own mark on the HLP community!  :cool:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mobius on May 10, 2014, 05:56:09 am
Welcome to HLP, people! :D
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Raikouga on May 12, 2014, 10:58:11 pm
Hey all, one more new guy making himself known. I first came across FS2, and HLP around 2007, but only lurked around the forums for a little before life demanded my attention be elsewhere. Now, after seven years I've finally decided to get off my lazy a** and register. I've had some ideas stewing around in my mind since then, but FRED always kinda terrified me. Hopefully, I'll eventually be able to contribute content instead of just playing it, but we'll see how that goes.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on May 13, 2014, 12:24:03 am
Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: procdrone on May 13, 2014, 06:37:20 am
Hey there Raikouga! HLP is filled with tutorials, and people that are able to explain this and that.
And I say, just about almost everything... FRED work, modelling, texturing, all associated...

Welcome to the community!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Bob Volte on June 01, 2014, 06:28:53 am
Hi !
I've known HLP for quite a long time ! I used to translate some tutorials from English to French for a little FS2 hardcore fans community. I bought Freespace over ten years ago and I'm really impressed by the work down with the SCP. I've decided to re-registrer on HLP, so here I am.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on June 01, 2014, 10:55:04 am
Hi!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: bigern314 on June 07, 2014, 01:35:52 pm
Hi.  Just got the game off steam.  Considering how much I loved games like Tie Fighter and the Wing Commander series back in the 90's I can't believe I never played this game.  Just ordered a CH Combatstick to play it with since my old Thrustmaster POS had a deadspot the side of Alaska in it.  Looking forward to trying out some mods.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: deathspeed on June 07, 2014, 02:13:07 pm
Welcome!!  The people in this community are among the most helpful you will ever find.  If you have any questions or problems just ask!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Yardbird on June 12, 2014, 09:33:29 pm
Hola All!

I love the old games! I was an old MW2,MW3,MW4 (Veng and Mercs) ...so I know how much effort it takes to keep an old game alive and folks interested.

Just bought the game off Steam, and it would not work...luckily folks in the FS2 Steam forums linked to this jammin' site...WHEW!

just followed the instructions and presto...I am a freakin' Space Pilot!  :D

Hope to add some mods this weekend and see if the multiplayer world is alive and kickin' here. 
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: niffiwan on June 12, 2014, 09:37:13 pm
:welcomeblue:

Unfortunately multi is a bit inactive at the moment, but there are heaps of good single player mods, some good suggestions can be found here (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=80688.0).
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Scotty on June 12, 2014, 10:01:18 pm
Multi isn't very active, but hopefully that can change with the influx of new people.  Take up the crusade!  Go to the multiplayer board and ask for games.  Coordinate among yourself and others and we can bring it back.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Hammerzeit on June 22, 2014, 09:38:56 pm
Another new face here brought in by the Steam sale!  I played the original Freespace back in the day when it was first released -- and now, after getting Freespace 2 installed, I am unsure if I ever actually played it!  I assumed I had, but besides the cockpit HUD, nothing else about the game is ringing any old bells -- which means I'm in the unique position of FS2 being a totally new experience for me.  :D

So hello all.  I never would have found you guys if Steam hadn't borked the release of FS2 so badly that players had to find other solutions in order to get the darn thing running!   :lol:


Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Lorric on June 22, 2014, 09:54:59 pm
Hi. :)

I never would have found you guys if Steam hadn't borked the release of FS2 so badly that players had to find other solutions in order to get the darn thing running!   :lol:
Ha ha. Maybe it was all part of Steam's master-plan then, to get people to notice HLP, and spread the word, and thus increase the attractiveness of a purchase... :D
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Karradane on July 01, 2014, 08:46:32 am
Hi

Back here after many years away. Rediscovered FS2 and loving the updates. I installed from my original discs but cannot find anywhere that allows a cd free load. Tried searching on the sites and even downloaded some cracks but there only  work for FS2 not the Open_Space launcher.

Anyway enjoying the second time around with the new graphics and extra content.

K
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on July 01, 2014, 09:21:23 am
FreeSpace Open does not perform CD checks.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Karradane on July 01, 2014, 09:41:44 am
Thanks, I got the message re cd then just pressed continued and it worked perfectly. Cheers.

K
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on July 01, 2014, 10:12:26 am
Thanks, I got the message re cd then just pressed continued and it worked perfectly. Cheers.

K
You're getting a message about the CD with FSO? Could you take a screenshot of it?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Karradane on July 01, 2014, 10:22:58 am
Here is the image



K

Now appears to be working ok a day after the issue.

[attachment kidnapped by pirates]
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Kaze on August 03, 2014, 04:00:59 am
Since I registered, I feel obligated to post here before anywhere else.

Hello, anyone who's reading this. I haven't played Freespace 2 in almost a decade, and after getting it on Steam I was directed here for the high-quality mods and helpful community. It's good to see there are still fans of this amazing game, and thank you all for your assistance in keeping Freespace alive.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: TechnoD11 on August 14, 2014, 11:13:45 pm
Hello all!
After, I think 3 years, of lurking around here at HLP, I finally decided to make an account.
Just want to say thanks to you all for keeping this game alive.
Oh, and I still have my original, tri-fold, 3 disc FS2 Install package. think I might frame it on the wall.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: deathspeed on August 15, 2014, 07:02:42 am
Welcome!!!!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: ShadowCM on August 17, 2014, 09:22:23 am
Hello everyone, I am ShadowCM. I heard about this forum through researching the old "Shadows of Lylat" mod, and I have decided to become a member here in hopes of learning how to properly mod the game and possibly make my own mods in the future. And of course I plan to enjoy the rest of the main campaign right after I finish that Ravana mission.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: amm0eater on August 17, 2014, 03:52:13 pm
Hi! Don't let the name fool you, either I suck or I eat bullets for breakfast. Both. I've played every Wing Commander & Star Wars flight sim ever made, but no longer like SW (sadly). I also loved Colony Wars for the PS1 (the sequel was a dog :(), even had the old dual flightsick controller Sony made. Anyone here remember that? I'm also a Trekker, Browncoat, an N7 and a Cylon (probably). 

Anyway, Ive been starving for GOOD space combat sims and Freespace 2 on GOG brought me here!

If anyone has recommendations for other great space combat sims or suggestions for a good USB flight stick, I would be grateful. Thanks!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: niffiwan on August 17, 2014, 05:01:40 pm
:welcomered:

@amm0eater; I was sure that there was fairly recent a joystick recommendations thread around here somewhere, but I can't find it now :(  So off the top of my head my recommendations would be:

1) Thrustmaster t.16000m; supposed to have really good precision at a decent price
2) Logitech Extreme 3D Pro; cheap & generally effective, but reported to have quality control issues
3) The Saitek X52 and X52 Pro; more expensive, but seems to be quite popular
4) CH Products range; more expensive again but supposed to be top quality

The only issue with the high end HOTAS style devices is that FSO only currently recognises a single joystick at a time, so if the HOTAS is made up of multiple independent devices (and many of them are) then you need to use some other software to combine it into a single virtual device before you can use it in FSO.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: amm0eater on August 17, 2014, 05:12:22 pm
...then you need to use some other software to combine it into a single virtual device before you can use it in FSO.

Thanks for replying! As for software that combines multiple controllers into a single virtual device, I wouldn't even know where to begin. I've been looking for similar software to configure a gamepad for another game but so far I've only seen xpadder-type software that doesn't do the job. Maybe I'll need to start a thread...
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: deathspeed on August 17, 2014, 06:57:31 pm
Here is one of the more recent threads on joysticks: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=83288.40

And here is one on using multiple controllers: http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=81953.0

Good luck!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: amm0eater on August 17, 2014, 10:28:07 pm
Thanks for the information, I appreciate the warm welcome.  :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: OrdoCorvus on August 21, 2014, 03:25:49 pm
Hi everybody,

New here, long(long) time freespace fan.

I've got a mod project in the conceptual stage, and I was hoping to find some like-minded people to see about maybe getting it past that stage.

Happy to be here.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on August 21, 2014, 03:51:21 pm
We'd be happy to help :) Welcome to HLP.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: OrdoCorvus on August 21, 2014, 11:00:14 pm
We'd be happy to help :) Welcome to HLP.

Thanks!

Is there a proper place to put up a thread to discuss such a thing?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Black Wolf on August 21, 2014, 11:20:18 pm
Either FS Modding or Missions and Campaigns, depending on the precise nature of what you want to do.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: OrdoCorvus on August 22, 2014, 03:15:21 am
Either FS Modding or Missions and Campaigns, depending on the precise nature of what you want to do.

Thanks! I'll head over there.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: BugMeNot on August 24, 2014, 01:26:39 pm
I am revisiting FreeSpace2 and I'd like a little clarification and or recommendations concerning few things I encountered on the forum.

ATM I have the FP2 gog installed**. Download recent openAL and FP2 open RC4, and currently downloading MediaVPs 2014.
** It was faster than ransacking the attic for the CDs

1. If I understand correctly that should give me a more polished original FreeSpace2 Experience (i.e. interface, voice acting, textures etc).
2. I was also looking for extra content/mods and here is trouble, since i pretty much drowned in huge list of links for campaigns and what not (e.g. http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=58358.0). I need advice which extra I highly recommended (and compatible) to start with after I finish the Original.

Thx.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on August 24, 2014, 02:48:41 pm
I was also looking for extra content/mods and here is trouble, since i pretty much drowned in huge list of links for campaigns and what not (e.g. http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=58358.0). I need advice which extra I highly recommended (and compatible) to start with after I finish the Original.
Try this (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=80688.0).
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: BugMeNot on August 25, 2014, 09:23:11 am
Thank you, its very helpful in conjunction with automated installer.

Another question, is there way to replay a mission after accepting its outcome? I had to go, so I "aborted" a mission early, trying to get out fast I think I  unintentionally hit "yes" on accept mission outcome (expecting a "yes" i am sure I want to exit) So now that I am back, I only see the next mission and no apparent way (to me) to go back to the previous one. ( Wasn't there a button at the top left screen that allowed to reply missions?! )

So, is there any way to go back one mission through the interface any other way(save editing?), so I don't have to the restart the whole campaign? I am playing FS2 with FSport v3.4.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Parias on August 25, 2014, 10:04:29 am
Certainly - your best best is to go into the "Tech Room" in the main menu screen, then go into the Mission Simulator. You can then choose to play past missions in the campaign that you're currently on.

Bear in mind though that this won't have any impact on your campaign progress - if you're looking to replay a mission because you failed a secondary objective or something for example and have it reflect properly in your campaign progress, you will indeed need to restart the campaign.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: BugMeNot on August 25, 2014, 11:49:05 am
Thanks.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Jackho on September 11, 2014, 09:23:57 am
Hi people!

Yes I'm new here, yes I did purchase every freespace|freespace2 games I found eversince I new them. And yes I definitely wanted to try this opensource version because I found that such space simulation was peerless (except descent3 maybe, but it's not exactly the same  :v: ).
So while I'm downloading last version of mediavps and every single mission I'll find on this forum I really wanted to thank all people who made it happen, I'm so sorry I can't express what I feel about this game to you coders, graphics and sound designers because of my monkey english. These new graphics are what we(well, me), as young gamers expected to see when buying the game but it was a time when lack of technology power couldn't give us what we hoped for, now here it is... and... I mean... I really love this game so much now (again! )
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: DudeMannerisms on September 22, 2014, 11:58:22 pm
Being a Freespace fan since I was 5, I love the fact that there's a fairly large community who still play the game. I think you modders are all cool, but i don't like the fact that sometimes a big mod is promised and hyped up, only for the author to disappear or cancel it altogether.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: z64555 on September 23, 2014, 07:11:23 am
Being a Freespace fan since I was 5, I love the fact that there's a fairly large community who still play the game. I think you modders are all cool, but i don't like the fact that sometimes a big mod is promised and hyped up, only for the author to disappear or cancel it altogether.

This is something that's common to any modding community. You have to remember that mods are the fruit of peoples' labors during their free time, and is thus at the mercy of the developer's desires and misfortunes. A lot of mods die when the chief developer can no longer commit enough time to their development, likely due to real-life circumstances such as a death in the family or the requirement to work longer hours (thus having no free time or energy left). Other mods die when the developer loses the will to make the mod in the first place, also likely due to real-life events but can also be due to lack of interest from the community.

Indeed, there's a large number of turns that can kill a mod, so you must try to focus on the positive and encourage the ones in development, appreciate and respect the ones that have succeeded, and have hope for the ones that have not. Trying to pin blame or angst to the developers is not healthy, and in fact discourages the growth of other mods. Feel like a beloved mod isn't being finished fast enough? Offer your skills, or at the least let the developers know that you have them in your heart.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: DudeMannerisms on September 24, 2014, 12:14:00 am
Being a Freespace fan since I was 5, I love the fact that there's a fairly large community who still play the game. I think you modders are all cool, but i don't like the fact that sometimes a big mod is promised and hyped up, only for the author to disappear or cancel it altogether.

This is something that's common to any modding community. You have to remember that mods are the fruit of peoples' labors during their free time, and is thus at the mercy of the developer's desires and misfortunes. A lot of mods die when the chief developer can no longer commit enough time to their development, likely due to real-life circumstances such as a death in the family or the requirement to work longer hours (thus having no free time or energy left). Other mods die when the developer loses the will to make the mod in the first place, also likely due to real-life events but can also be due to lack of interest from the community.

Indeed, there's a large number of turns that can kill a mod, so you must try to focus on the positive and encourage the ones in development, appreciate and respect the ones that have succeeded, and have hope for the ones that have not. Trying to pin blame or angst to the developers is not healthy, and in fact discourages the growth of other mods. Feel like a beloved mod isn't being finished fast enough? Offer your skills, or at the least let the developers know that you have them in your heart.
It's not like I don't appreciate the effort they put into the mods, as the Halo conversion looked promising. I wouldn't blame them if they have personal reasons for not finishing, or if they're just procrastinating(I do that too). I would like to offer my skills, but my creativity level for anything art related is below -1, so I'll just give support. And I apologize for looking like an ungrateful jerk.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: z64555 on September 24, 2014, 06:44:07 am
It's alright.  :)

Never underestimate your own capabilities, quite a few modders have started from knowing absolutely nothing about game design to become some of the world's finest authorities on them. Willpower is a very fascinating thing.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: deathspeed on September 24, 2014, 06:47:29 am
Hi people!

Yes I'm new here, yes I did purchase every freespace|freespace2 games I found eversince I new them. And yes I definitely wanted to try this opensource version because I found that such space simulation was peerless (except descent3 maybe, but it's not exactly the same  :v: ).
So while I'm downloading last version of mediavps and every single mission I'll find on this forum I really wanted to thank all people who made it happen, I'm so sorry I can't express what I feel about this game to you coders, graphics and sound designers because of my monkey english. These new graphics are what we(well, me), as young gamers expected to see when buying the game but it was a time when lack of technology power couldn't give us what we hoped for, now here it is... and... I mean... I really love this game so much now (again! )


Welcome aboard, jackho!!  Glad you found us.  :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Kopakapat on October 11, 2014, 08:12:07 pm
Hello! I'm new here, I've played FS2 a lot when I was young (the FS2 demo was the only game I had for a long time   :ick: ).

It's been a while since I played and I was allways terrible at it, but I still really enjoy flying in a Perseus. I'm completely blown up by what this community has done with my old game with FSO. Those graphics are so nice!

I've started importing Eve online models in PCS2 and someone on the Freespace subreddit suggested me to come over here. So here I am! I'm gonna make a post in the modding section about that.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: z64555 on October 14, 2014, 12:43:09 am
:welcomegreen:

Don't worry, there's quite a few of us that are fairly terrible at FS2. I thought I was doing pretty good until I saw the leaderboards for JAD:XA.  :rolleyes:

We've got several that are interested in porting models from the newer engines into FSO, the first step is to import your model into your 3D editor of choice and export it as a ColladaDAE (Not the .dae that comes standard with 3DSMax). From there, you'll import your freshly created .dae model into PCS2 and then rig it up to work with FSO, and finally create a ship.tbl entry for it so you can use it in game.

The FreeSpace wiki (http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page) has much information on things like this, so be sure to poke around there if you haven't already.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: avid4545 on October 14, 2014, 04:12:03 pm
Hi, This is my first post. for a week or to i have been playing fs2 (with fso). I'm hear to enjoy some of the campaigns in the form.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: xYama on October 21, 2014, 07:02:13 pm
-anxious breathing-
-gulp-

Well... here it goes. Hey everyone, this is my first post here. Ive been lurking these forums for about 2 years now since finding this godsend of a modding community. Thanks all for further developing the game that gave me anxiety and nightmares as a child. While my freinds all embarked into gaming with the light-hearted giggles provided by Mariokart, I sat there and shuddered coldly as Vasuda Prime was torched and the Galatea hulled by the Lucifer. Freespace has defined my perspective of gaming since I first sat in the cockpit of the Apollo in training simulator 1 at the battle ready age of 9 years old.  So to have all of these new campaigns and stories to follow is like a dream (albeit often a dark one) come true.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: BlueAlchemy on November 16, 2014, 10:24:40 pm
Hey guys. Name's Phil "BlueAlchemy". Just thought I'd introduce myself. Have loved FS since it came out. So happy that the code has been made open source so that all this could happen. I wish the Homeworld revival community was this comprehensive, they're only working on HW2, completely ignoring HW and Cataclysm. But that's another game. Wanted to offer that I have the original retail disks for FS1, FS-ST and FS2. So if anyone needs some of the original files I'd be happy to help as best I can. My biggest issue is Internet. Doing everything through my phone. And for everyone who hates the Microsoft simulated voice (either the sound or horrible pronunciation), I found the original voice files on my FS1 disk, extracted them from the VP files, since no one really provided a Stu VP for FSPort like there is for FSO/FS2. Anyway, hello.

PS- I'm also ecstatic that you guys are also working on Linux versions. Linux is sadly ignored usually. And if I knew more code I would gladly lend my help to the Linux team. Plus debugging Linux is a lot easier than Windows.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Goober5000 on November 17, 2014, 07:14:42 pm
since no one really provided a Stu VP for FSPort like there is for FSO/FS2.

There certainly is a stu VP for FSPort.  How did you install it?

Also, please post your fs2_open.log file.  Instructions on how to do this can be found in this post.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Kerfy on November 23, 2014, 10:44:08 pm
hi kerfy here :) been playing this fer a while . thought it was pretty much dead. just recovering all the stuff i lost when my laptop died last spring . it was a lot. done sum fredding but only i ever saw or played it lol.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: z64555 on November 25, 2014, 06:28:00 am
Hello hello and welcome welcome.  :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Smooticus on November 30, 2014, 09:26:34 pm
greetings HLP community! i've been enjoying freespace open for a long time, just thought I'd make the effort to post here. I love the modding projects from HLP, keep the awesomeness alive.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: deathspeed on November 30, 2014, 09:49:49 pm
:welcomeblue:

Glad to see you around!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: TwoCables on December 03, 2014, 03:12:18 pm
Greetings, everyone!

Having FreeSpace 2 back in my life again is literally a wish come true (I have never played the first one, nor have I tried to - FreeSpace 2 gives me absolutely everything I want in a game). I don't remember how long it has been since I last played it, but I would guess that it's been close to 7 years. I don't remember when I began playing it, but I'd say that I probably played it for a handful of years (anywhere from like 2-3 years to 4-6 years - I'm really not sure). During the time I played it though, it was my most favorite game EVER. I couldn't get enough of it, and I always played the retail SP campaign (I don't like MP or user-made campaigns for some reason).

Then in March of 2008, I replaced my dinosaur computer with one that Overclock.net helped me build (and I was referred to OCN by an online friend that I met in the game called Subspace!) I had Windows XP on this new computer, but the video card was fairly modern. When I tried FreeSpace 2 on this new computer, the graphics just didn't look quite right - they looked degraded or something. It was much too distracting for me to enjoy the game, and it broke my heart. I blamed the video card, saying "it's just too new. I need to think about building a legacy machine for FreeSpace 2". lol I came close to doing it, too! I never did, so I honestly believed that my days of playing FreeSpace 2 were over. It was like the death of a really good friend - perhaps like the loss of a BEST friend. :(

2-3 years ago or so, a friend introduced me to Freelancer (he is also the one who introduced me to FreeSpace 2). Naturally, I loved it, but I still wanted to play FreeSpace 2 again. Don't get me wrong: Freelancer is great (!!!), but to me, nothing can beat FreeSpace 2. Nothing! So, I began using Freelancer to satisfy my hunger and desire for FreeSpace 2. Fortunately, it did an OK job, but I was never 100% satisfied. I'd say that I was perhaps 75-90% satisfied at all times, depending on the day. Again, retail SP campaign only - that's just how I am with video games.

Finally, yesterday happened. lol Yep, I couldn't take it anymore. I reached a point where I desperately needed to get my FreeSpace 2 fix, and I needed it NOW. lol So, I Googled "freespace 2 in windows 7 64-bit", and that lead me to FSO! I was blown away, and I still am. So, here I am, trying to remember how I used to ride this extremely awesome proverbial bike and having an absolute BLAST doing so! Like I said, I "knew" that I'd NEVER play FreeSpace 2 ever again, and it broke my heart. So, when I went through the first part of the first training module yesterday, every last bit of it was EXTREMELY fun. I was having so much fun and I was so happy that I would've been extremely embarrassed if someone had walked in on me. I mean, like I said, I was all super giddy and super happy while just running through that first part of the first training module! LOL I've never been this excited and happy about getting something back in my life. Ever. To be honest, this is really the only video game that I have ever wanted ever since I stopped playing it due to upgrading to a modern computer. It has been a challenge to fill that void, and I've spent a LOT of money on games in a feeble attempt to do so. Sure, I acquired some games that I really love playing, but nothing leaves me feeling 100% satisfied except for FreeSpace 2.

So yeah, I'm EXTREMELY happy to have FreeSpace 2 back in my life, and I owe it all to everyone who helped create FSO and to everyone who helps maintain it and keep it alive! THANK YOU!!

If I am dreaming, then let me never wake. If I'm awake, then let me never sleep. I'm so happy right now that I could probably cry tears of joy. I know, I know: it's just a video game. However, I trust that many of you understand and would (or do) feel the same way. I mean, otherwise, FSO wouldn't exist - or at least continue to be so passionately maintained.

This is awesome (and a bit surreal)!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: niffiwan on December 03, 2014, 03:41:30 pm
:welcomered:

Glad to see that you're enjoying FSO so much :)  Once you've run through the SP campaign again I'd encourage you to have a look at a few of the user made campaigns (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=80688.0).  There's some top quality work from our modders that you haven't seen yet.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: TwoCables on December 03, 2014, 06:47:51 pm
:welcomered:

Glad to see that you're enjoying FSO so much :)  Once you've run through the SP campaign again I'd encourage you to have a look at a few of the user made campaigns (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=80688.0).  There's some top quality work from our modders that you haven't seen yet.
Thank you!

I admit that I'm kind of planning to. I downloaded and installed absolutely everything right from the start (except for unnecessary things for my system), so I'm ready.  Is there a recommended chronological order to play the user-made campaigns? Or, is it good to just pick one and go?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: niffiwan on December 03, 2014, 07:26:10 pm
The link in my previous post is a good place to find a suggested order to play stuff, depending on what you're looking for. My pick would be all the campaigns under the 1st two "questions in red" to start with.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: TwoCables on December 03, 2014, 07:30:47 pm
The link in my previous post is a good place to find a suggested order to play stuff, depending on what you're looking for. My pick would be all the campaigns under the 1st two "questions in red" to start with.
Oh wow, yeah I didn't click it. I'm sorry about that. In my defense though, I was more interested in getting back to FS2. lol :)

Thank you for showing me that thread! I can see that it will be very helpful when I'm ready!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mammothtank on January 10, 2015, 08:43:03 pm
Hey. I've actually been on this forum for a while now. Uhhh, hey. Hello. All that stuff.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Wings of Merkava on January 14, 2015, 01:08:56 am
Hi guys. I've been coming to this site for quite some time now, and thought I'd finally pull the trigger and officially join the community. I've owned Freespace 2 for a long time now, but I just got Freespace Open about a week ago. I've really been enjoying the updated models and all the work that went into making a great game even more beautiful. The first mod I played through was Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius. It was great! I'm working through War in Heaven now. Do any of you guys have suggestions for other high quality campaigns I should check out?  Thanks a lot! I'm looking forward to hearing from you guys!  :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Goober5000 on January 14, 2015, 11:38:52 pm
This thread (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=80688.0) is a great resource for answering that question. :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Wings of Merkava on January 15, 2015, 02:24:00 pm
Awesome!! Thanks!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: mosshadow on January 22, 2015, 12:20:28 pm
Hello Ive been a Fs2 player since fall 2013 but I stopped playing after finishing the Fs1 port. That screwed up my files so I gave up for a few months then got into minecraft. Today I just did a clean install and theres a new and easier installer to use for mods so I grabbed that. I decided that I should join the forums too since I was thinking of doing a freespace RP on some other forums but there arent many Freespace fans outside of here.(not sure if this place has an RP forum though. Oh well.) 

Anyway I was planning on replaying Fs2 with mediaVPs since I forgot those until the end when I first played. Whoever made those did a beautiful job! After that Im not sure what to play next. I was thinking of Diaspora since I recently got into BSG. Previously I have played BP and WIH along with Derelict and the search for Bosch. I played a few other mods but I cant recall. I tried inferno but I could never get that to install correctly. Some suggestions would be nice. Also I was wondering how interesting is Freespace multiplayer? I have never used it before.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: TwoCables on January 22, 2015, 05:12:24 pm
Hello Ive been a Fs2 player since fall 2013 but I stopped playing after finishing the Fs1 port. That screwed up my files so I gave up for a few months then got into minecraft. Today I just did a clean install and theres a new and easier installer to use for mods so I grabbed that. I decided that I should join the forums too since I was thinking of doing a freespace RP on some other forums but there arent many Freespace fans outside of here.(not sure if this place has an RP forum though. Oh well.) 

Anyway I was planning on replaying Fs2 with mediaVPs since I forgot those until the end when I first played. Whoever made those did a beautiful job! After that Im not sure what to play next. I was thinking of Diaspora since I recently got into BSG. Previously I have played BP and WIH along with Derelict and the search for Bosch. I played a few other mods but I cant recall. I tried inferno but I could never get that to install correctly. Some suggestions would be nice. Also I was wondering how interesting is Freespace multiplayer? I have never used it before.

Welcome, mosshadow!

The only thing that I have to say is, use FreeSpace Open 3.7.2 RC4 so that you can use MediaVPs 2014. FSO 3.7.2 RC4 is just as stable as a "final" release, and it's the only version that MediaVPs 2014 is compatible with.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: mosshadow on January 22, 2015, 06:47:50 pm
Hello Ive been a Fs2 player since fall 2013 but I stopped playing after finishing the Fs1 port. That screwed up my files so I gave up for a few months then got into minecraft. Today I just did a clean install and theres a new and easier installer to use for mods so I grabbed that. I decided that I should join the forums too since I was thinking of doing a freespace RP on some other forums but there arent many Freespace fans outside of here.(not sure if this place has an RP forum though. Oh well.) 

Anyway I was planning on replaying Fs2 with mediaVPs since I forgot those until the end when I first played. Whoever made those did a beautiful job! After that Im not sure what to play next. I was thinking of Diaspora since I recently got into BSG. Previously I have played BP and WIH along with Derelict and the search for Bosch. I played a few other mods but I cant recall. I tried inferno but I could never get that to install correctly. Some suggestions would be nice. Also I was wondering how interesting is Freespace multiplayer? I have never used it before.

Welcome, mosshadow!

The only thing that I have to say is, use FreeSpace Open 3.7.2 RC4 so that you can use MediaVPs 2014. FSO 3.7.2 RC4 is just as stable as a "final" release, and it's the only version that MediaVPs 2014 is compatible with.
'

Thanks I installed that version. I cant tell any difference from the previous I used before though. 
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: TwoCables on January 23, 2015, 01:00:38 am
Hello Ive been a Fs2 player since fall 2013 but I stopped playing after finishing the Fs1 port. That screwed up my files so I gave up for a few months then got into minecraft. Today I just did a clean install and theres a new and easier installer to use for mods so I grabbed that. I decided that I should join the forums too since I was thinking of doing a freespace RP on some other forums but there arent many Freespace fans outside of here.(not sure if this place has an RP forum though. Oh well.) 

Anyway I was planning on replaying Fs2 with mediaVPs since I forgot those until the end when I first played. Whoever made those did a beautiful job! After that Im not sure what to play next. I was thinking of Diaspora since I recently got into BSG. Previously I have played BP and WIH along with Derelict and the search for Bosch. I played a few other mods but I cant recall. I tried inferno but I could never get that to install correctly. Some suggestions would be nice. Also I was wondering how interesting is Freespace multiplayer? I have never used it before.

Welcome, mosshadow!

The only thing that I have to say is, use FreeSpace Open 3.7.2 RC4 so that you can use MediaVPs 2014. FSO 3.7.2 RC4 is just as stable as a "final" release, and it's the only version that MediaVPs 2014 is compatible with.
'

Thanks I installed that version. I cant tell any difference from the previous I used before though.

The difference that I noticed between MediaVPs 3.6.12 and 2014 is in the details of the 3D textures. If you do a direct comparison, then you will begin to take notice. The first time I noticed was with the Sathanas. After that, I was noticing it for all ships, but especially Shivan and Vasudan ships.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: BirdofPrey on January 23, 2015, 01:53:33 am
A lot of the new MVPs is new ship models and accompanying textures if I am not mistaken (have you seen the new medusa yet?)

Huh, you know I realize I never introduced myself.  I just sort of jumped in.  Probably too late to say 'sup', but welcome to the new folks.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: mosshadow on January 23, 2015, 04:19:00 pm
yeah thats true. from far away ships definitely look more detailed. Also it it just me or did the programming become more efficient? Im not having anymore slow downs and im using the same PC
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: thoreg14 on February 09, 2015, 11:01:02 pm
Well I wanted to figure out multiplayer use of FS2, I got led here, hope there are ppl left.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on February 10, 2015, 09:07:17 am
yeah thats true. from far away ships definitely look more detailed. Also it it just me or did the programming become more efficient? Im not having anymore slow downs and im using the same PC

They optimized collision detection, which was the main cause of slowdowns, IIRC, among other things.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: optimusjamie on March 07, 2015, 10:45:10 am
I'm Jamie. I got Freespace 2 recently on Steam - I've been aware of it for a few years now, since I became active on a couple of Freelancer forums. I've also played a bit of The Babylon Project, since I got into B5 around the same time.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: rance on March 07, 2015, 11:02:23 am
Hey I'm Sam, I came here to make a bad joke on one thread and ended up theorizing a colony on mars on a different one.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: xenocartographer on March 14, 2015, 09:16:56 am
You know, it just now occurs to me that I registered here as a direct result of finding an FS1 CD at my grandparents' house when I was less than a decade old. Nostalgia! It does things.

So yeah. I've been modding games on and off for a long time (mostly off since college happened, cry cry), but somehow never messed with FSO much. Then I found Blue Planet and thought I should start learning. So here I am!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Nathan21 on March 15, 2015, 09:05:34 am
Hey folks, long time lurker here! My first serious attempt at making my own mini campaign for freespace finally got me to sing up on HLP in hopes of finding some help.

But what fascinates me the most is the length you people go to improve on the freespace universe, first time seeing the new ship models ingame was a blast, I may or may not have called some people crazy bastards (the good kind) because of how great everything turned out.
Congrats to everyone working on here!

My only problem right now is that I don’t know exactly where to go if I want to open a thread for my mini camping since I have some questions regarding new ships but also regarding some FREDing problems. Can anyone point me in a direction where to go first?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: procdrone on March 15, 2015, 09:54:36 am
Best to post in FS2 Open Mission Design (FRED) subforum.

Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Nathan21 on March 15, 2015, 04:31:50 pm
Thanks Hound, will post there.  :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: IIHylander on March 28, 2015, 03:04:30 am
Hello everyone! I've been a big sim gamer (Race sim's, WWII Flight sims, ARMA) and have just stumbled into space sims again but i'm giving it a proper go now!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Dongmyeong on March 29, 2015, 04:48:08 pm
I've been playing SpaceSims since WC1, believe it or not. Then was hit by the genre-death after FS2 and been playing mostly other stuff over the last 10 years with only X3 as a reminder of the olden days ;) .
Then after re-buying FS2 on GoG, I decided to finally check out what happened to the FSO project I recalled reading about...... Well it seems you folks have been busy, so here I am.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: elementalest on May 12, 2015, 11:15:05 am
Hi, I have been a long time lurker/fan of these forums. Though i did create an account back in late 2006, i can't seem to log into it now, so i created a new account.

My first space sim was privateer. I played that game heaps and loved all the concepts. Then when i got a demo of FS2 my mind was blown. It was so cool, even though i only had 3 missions to play (i also only used keys @[email protected]). I played them over and over again. Then in 2006 i got a joystick for my birthday and it came with FS2. I loved the game. It was awesome. Never been as amazed and wowed by a game like i was with FS2 since. Those first 3 missions were just the tip of the iceberg. It wasn't until the end of 2006 that i found out about the SCP. I played the game over again with the updated graphics and then played FS1 with the mod.

Now every couple years i come back here to check whats new and play the game again. Check out some new mods. I love what you guys do here and hope this is going strong in another 10 years!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: DavelXaris on July 10, 2015, 09:44:35 am
Hey y'all,

Been lurking for a few years, finally posting. Grew up on WC, got FS1 in high school and played through it and ST like six times. Got a Freespace 2 demo that crashed my PC half the time I played -- but I played it over and over anyway!

Finally got FS2 last year and have been gradually pulling in more mods. Playing some BP and ST:R right now.

Also loving watching the development of Star Citizen, but my home desktop runs XP 32 bit with a 10 year old, $30 video card so FS is a bit more playable for me  :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Lepanto on July 10, 2015, 10:50:35 am
Welcome new person! :D Hope you find the FS/HLP experiences enjoyable!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Bryan See on November 30, 2015, 08:49:11 pm
I will present you the man who joined me in the Shattered Stars project: Woutersmits. Meet him.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on November 30, 2015, 09:41:31 pm
Woutersmits is...not new.  He's been active here for years. :p
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: hack-wizard on December 18, 2015, 01:52:21 pm
Hey everyone, finally got myself registered on here!

... now what to say, oh yes, I've been playing FSO for a few months now actually, tried many of the mods and hopefully I'll soon have tried all the ones released!  ;)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Lepanto on December 18, 2015, 02:40:54 pm
Howdy! :D

Hope you find your stay here pleasant and informative.

Who knows, one day you might FRED the next great campaign!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: deathspeed on December 19, 2015, 06:05:12 am
:welcomeblue:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: vazor on January 04, 2016, 10:11:05 pm
Hello!

I am a fan of the original Descent and a friend invited me to check out this project. I hope to be able to support the project with coding work.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: AdmiralRalwood on January 04, 2016, 10:27:31 pm
Hello!

I am a fan of the original Descent and a friend invited me to check out this project. I hope to be able to support the project with coding work.
:welcomered:

If you want help learning about the code and/or compiling FSO, come join us on IRC! Us coders can usually be found in the #scp channel on EsperNet (irc.esper.net).
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: XeoXeniro on August 02, 2016, 02:26:55 am
Well...I guess this is me saying hi.

I've been lurking around on the forums a bit just to read on everyone's thoughts of BP and theories, and what not. Quite honestly, I got into Freespace 2 before 1 due to watching Wing Commander (the film UGH), and I felt so disgusting I wanted to have fun with a set up like that film's space CG...instead of StarLancer, I picked up Freespace 2. Nothing was the same ever since. Sad thing is I am one of the few who ever brings up GTVA, Shivans, Bosch's Beer runs (hopefully someone will get that reference), and Capella (did a science project on Supernovae because of those blasted Shivans...and Sephiroth, no not the Rakshasa class cruiser!). Now I see FSO and Blue Planet...it's such a sci-fi footnote in mod gaming community. Youtube has a few channels of let's plays with commentary over it all. Hell, I have some of my close friends now who saw the 'dive dive dive' moment, which was edited I didn't give most away, and said 'HOLY **** what game is that!? SHOW MORE!!!'. The whole nostalgic feelings were coming back in me to play this again and to find Hard-Light. I would love to help out Blue Planet anyway possible, either be music or art or motion graphics. Hopefully, someone has art of both Bei and Noemi.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 03, 2016, 05:51:45 pm
Welcome out of the lurk zone mate.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: XeoXeniro on August 03, 2016, 06:50:35 pm
 ;7 You're welcome.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: StasisCell on August 17, 2016, 02:15:06 am
Hello, all!  I honestly can't believe i haven't joined sooner.  I started playing freespace and fs2 shortly after their release and i even made my own campaign way back in the day.  It was crude, but functional.  I have since forgotten how to fred, but i am back into it, replaying all of the new content created by you creative geniuses, and diving back into fred.  I would love to get onto a project like blue planet if anyone is looking for an extra hand.  I also have a new mod idea in mind if anyone is looking for one.  But, i just wanted to say hi and that i will be around and trying to contribute to the community in any way that i can.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: XeoXeniro on August 17, 2016, 10:10:42 pm
Hello, all!  I honestly can't believe i haven't joined sooner.  I started playing freespace and fs2 shortly after their release and i even made my own campaign way back in the day.  It was crude, but functional.  I have since forgotten how to fred, but i am back into it, replaying all of the new content created by you creative geniuses, and diving back into fred.  I would love to get onto a project like blue planet if anyone is looking for an extra hand.  I also have a new mod idea in mind if anyone is looking for one.  But, i just wanted to say hi and that i will be around and trying to contribute to the community in any way that i can.

Welcome to the hub of Freespace fun and modder community! ;)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Goober5000 on August 17, 2016, 10:14:37 pm
:welcome:

FREDders are sorely needed by a number of campaigns.  I recommend creating a sample mission and posting it in the Missions and Campaigns board as an audition, so to speak.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: StasisCell on August 18, 2016, 02:21:39 am
:welcome:

FREDders are sorely needed by a number of campaigns.  I recommend creating a sample mission and posting it in the Missions and Campaigns board as an audition, so to speak.

Right, will do.  Weekend is coming up, so look for it soon!   
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Yoshimitsu on August 24, 2016, 10:20:47 am
Hello everyone, another longtime Descent player here. Thanks to advertisements in the packaging of Descent 3, I first picked up and flew through the Freespace series in the mid 2000s and loved it. A few years later I felt like playing the campaigns again and since I had discovered D2X-XL for Descent I hoped that something similar might be available for Freespace. The SCP Media VPs blew me away and I'm grateful to everyone involved for making an awesome game even better!

I just recently decided to install FS2open again and use it as a first step in introducing my girlfriend to a joystick before throwing her into the twin joystick, 6dof madness of Descent and its modern children. Much to my delight I discovered the 2014 VPs so now I'll be replaying the game again and hopefully looking into some of the player-created campaigns. I thought it was finally time to stop in and express my appreciation for all the work that so many people have put into the project. Thank you all!  :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 25, 2016, 06:53:19 am
Welcome to the board and looking forward to seeing your feedback :yes:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: stargatefreak92 on August 29, 2016, 02:24:32 pm
Hello from another rookie here! I haven't really played the Freespace series (yet), but I am a big fan of the entire Wing Commander series and X(-wing). I discovered FS2Open some time ago and I kept it in the back of my head, while lurking around the forums. I'm studying to become a game-artist (and I'm already a somewhat experienced 3D artist), and an amateur designer/programmer (mainly C#, and I'm slowly getting to C++). I intend, or attempt more appropriately, to use FS2Open to develop a prototype for a space combat sim, before diving into either Unreal Engine or Unity where I'd have to develop everything from scratch. I really hope this community is ready for my ranting about if something is possible or not  ;).
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on August 29, 2016, 03:34:38 pm
:welcome:

Don't hold back. Ask away. We welcome all newcomers.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Schmidtrock on September 12, 2016, 11:20:41 am
Not new to FS2 nor FSO but don't think I ever posted before.
Been away for a couple of years though and boggled at all the
new mod projects. :-) So, Hi!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Oddgrim on September 12, 2016, 01:12:05 pm

:welcome:

*waves.  :cool:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Phantom T Cat on September 13, 2016, 05:38:00 pm
Hi, revisiting FS2 after a long, long break. Big shout to the Oolite guys too! Whoot!. Stupid question: just installed GoG FP2 and currently installing the basic FSO package: how do I launch FS2 with the new bells and whistles, or will this be stunningly obvious? Thanks.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: niffiwan on September 13, 2016, 08:14:59 pm
:welcomeblue:

To launch FS2 with the new bells and whistles, start wxLauncher, select "MediaVPs 2014" in the Mods tab, select your GoG install folder & the 3.7.4 FS2 Open (standard) executable and click play.  If you want a few more graphical goodies & you have a recent-ish video card, rerun the installer, select custom, then select all options under "2014 FSU MediaVPs" (except the radaricons, they often seem to have troubles downloading and they're not really needed). If you have any issues, post, or join the #freespace IRC channel (there's a link under the HLP button at the top of the page).
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Bryan See on September 15, 2016, 03:58:35 am
Hi, revisiting FS2 after a long, long break. Big shout to the Oolite guys too! Whoot!.
Hello, Phantom T Cat. It's good to see you.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: ShadowOwl on September 27, 2016, 09:57:07 am
Well, hey there. It's been some time since I last posted (been using a different account "TParis")

I have been following all the impressive work that has been going on over for all these years. Decided to start fresh again with this new account. If that's a problem please contact me via PM and I'll switch back to my old account. I'm currently writing up a Steam guide which covers a proper FS Open installation on modern systems.

Great to be back!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: AttractMode on September 27, 2016, 09:33:17 pm
Evening gang, just heard about the wonderful FSO project as I was looking for games that support a HOTAS setup.  Just wanted to pop in and say hi while the launcher finishes up downloading everything.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Bryan See on September 28, 2016, 08:48:03 am
Hello, AttractMode. How are you?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on September 28, 2016, 05:44:25 pm
:welcome:, y'all.  :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: bomb3rman on October 08, 2016, 08:11:45 am
Damn, now I made a new thread before seeing this  :D

But nonetheless, hello everyone!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: perfectlyGoodInk on April 18, 2017, 11:10:36 am
Howdy, y'all!

Man oh man, I've been looking for a game like Diaspora for a long, long time. I'm not a hardcore gamer by any means (2 sons and a wife in grad school), but I get time in here and there. Back in my single days, I was a big fan of the X-Wing series from LucasArts, but have been itching for one with more realistic physics ever since. A friend turned me on to Elite: Dangerous, but alas, my 5-yo MacBook Pro has a lot of trouble keeping up with it, with the screen often blacking out during any combat.

Haven't had any luck searching through the Steam, Gog.com, PS3, and Android libraries for a decent space game, and I was losing hope. Finally, while poking around space combat simulators on WikiPedia, and lo and behold, I see Diaspora: Shattered Armistice listed. I'm like, what?!? Not only does the game I'm looking for exist, it's based on BSG... and it's FREE!!?!?!? I installed it, was thrilled to find it worked, and so now I'm here!

I used to be a software engineer, too. So, maybe I can chip in on that front. I worked mostly on embedded systems in the wireless telecom industry (mostly in C in vxWorks), but that was many years ago, so I'm very rusty. My 5-yo is getting interested in coding, and I've gotten a little bit of that itch doing a teeny bit of R programming for work, so we'll see. I've only gotten through the tutorial missions and that first one so far.

The other main game I play these days is War Robots on my Android tablet, and I lead a clan there. Honestly, I can't really recommend that game, as it's been becoming more and more pay-to-win in the past few months. Also, their forum doesn't allow political debate, and that's something I also enjoy, so you may find me mixing it up in your political board shortly.

Anyway, hello again! I live in Austin, by the way.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on April 18, 2017, 09:12:55 pm
Welcome aboard.

:welcomeblue:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jazzypanda on April 19, 2017, 11:51:11 am
Hello HLP!! I've been trying to register here for quite a long time, and just yesterday I got an AVALANCHE of confirmation e-mails! I fear JAD is now real, and I fear FRED [/ref]

My name's Kevin, going as jazzypanda in the internet mostly, and I'm quite a fan of the original Freespace. I first got an "OEM version" with a magazine in like 1999 which included half the original campaign... ran in software mode because I had no GFX card and it was my very first english lessons, too!

Since what I love the most is the voice acting, and considering that my recording gear is now "decent", I'm lending my voice if any acting is needed for whatever project you may have <3 (attachment) - please note that I'm not a real actor, but I can read smoothly and be somewhat expressive.
Everything this community has done for this game is just pure awesome, and I'm a bit ashamed that I can't contribute with more technical stuff. Anyway, gotta work with what we have :D

Finally, I'm not really used to forums nowadays, so I may be a bit lost here with the replies and the threads and the messages and the emails and everything :P You'll have to bear with this little internet Beta 2.

[attachment stolen by Russian hackers]
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Abaddon on April 19, 2017, 12:26:41 pm
Hey, I'm Jonathan, at university in New York State. Love FreeSpace, the fan campaigns, and the major productions too. I also play the original Descent games with the Rangers, as well as building some maps.

I'd love to help with stuff but my FREDding is rusty and I can pretty much only voice monotone sarcastic people. But anything that could keep Blue Planet moving along works for me!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on April 19, 2017, 12:46:41 pm
Welcome to you two as well!

:welcomepurple:

:welcomesilver:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Mongoose on April 19, 2017, 09:04:44 pm
You can tell e-mail confirmations started going through again.  Hooray for noobflood!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Goober5000 on April 19, 2017, 09:22:50 pm
Since what I love the most is the voice acting, and considering that my recording gear is now "decent", I'm lending my voice if any acting is needed for whatever project you may have <3 (attachment) - please note that I'm not a real actor, but I can read smoothly and be somewhat expressive.

Hey, that's actually really good!  Not only do you have a fluent grasp of English and solid recording quality, you also have a good voice for voice acting.  You should post your demo in the voice acting board (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=126.0). :yes:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Tyr74 on December 30, 2017, 06:07:25 am
Hi all, I'm Tyr.

I'm, or better i was before wife, kids and RL took over, avid player, a big fan of games of any kind especially space genre, but somehow descent, freespace and FS2 dodged my marks.

On the other hand I've played original elite, Elite 2 and FFE a lot, drove trough border quadrants of Wing Commander space in my Centurion a zillion times (i still have original 1994 WC:Privateer game stashed somwhere), and even my alt in EvE Online had over 100 million skill points before i quitted back in 2013, so one could say that I'm no stranger to space flight games.

Ok, that's einough for introduction, i hope i'll stick around to better know you all.
Fly safe, Tyr


Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: X3N0-Life-Form on December 30, 2017, 08:19:38 am
Welcome aboard mister.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: JagdShark on January 14, 2018, 05:32:27 pm
Since this is the official thread to do it, let me just introduce myself to everyone and say hi. I really like this community and it is time I finally made an account.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on January 16, 2018, 01:25:45 am
zzzzzZZZZZ-*snrk*  Hmm?  Oh, new user. 

/me slaps the big red button in front of him-


:welcome:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Asliv on February 25, 2018, 03:10:46 am
Hi,

I am new to the whole project.

I browsed a little and got a general overview.

I was wondering if there is a general explanation page with info like:

Okay you installed the game (Freespace 2) with FSO installer on standard mode
now it´s using automatically the mediaVPS (which is actually the latest version? as there are 3 or 4 different ones in the installer) when you start the game via the normal FS2.exe

OR In order to use mediavps you need to launch the game via xyz launcher"

How is the "wxlauncher" connected to all this?
"answer: bla bla bla"

You want to play FS1 with new graphics?
"answer: you can do x and then get y. Now you are ready. Just use the normal exe OR use launcher xyz"

I know the infos are scattered over the forum but just asking in case I didnt found the right page and could speed things a little up.

Thank you

PS.: awesome work
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Nyctaeus on February 25, 2018, 04:07:59 am
Hi,

I am new to the whole project.

I browsed a little and got a general overview.

I was wondering if there is a general explanation page with info like:

Okay you installed the game (Freespace 2) with FSO installer on standard mode
now it´s using automatically the mediaVPS (which is actually the latest version? as there are 3 or 4 different ones in the installer) when you start the game via the normal FS2.exe

OR In order to use mediavps you need to launch the game via xyz launcher"

How is the "wxlauncher" connected to all this?
"answer: bla bla bla"

You want to play FS1 with new graphics?
"answer: you can do x and then get y. Now you are ready. Just use the normal exe OR use launcher xyz"

I know the infos are scattered over the forum but just asking in case I didnt found the right page and could speed things a little up.

Thank you

PS.: awesome work
Welcome :D !

Spare yourself getting through all of this mess. This (https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=94068.0) is the simplest solution to all of your issues :) .
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Asliv on February 25, 2018, 09:36:17 am
You Sir, are my hero for this week :D

Thank you so much.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Zehlayer on March 07, 2018, 08:38:01 pm
Hello everybody. New to the community but have been playing freespace for years. Until recently I had everything working via steam. Unfortunately everything has now failed and I have no means of restoring it to the way I had it. Tried contacting steam and interplay and no avail.

I have come here in search of help to get this pride and joy from my time spent with my grandfather who recently passed away back to operational condition as slaying shivans was our greatest past time. Detailed step by step instrucitons perhaps even a video on how to install everything via windows 10 would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks from your newest member


Zehlayer
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: niffiwan on March 08, 2018, 03:26:38 am
Welcome! And I think I can steal a bit of this post as the simplest way to get FSO working (presuming you want that rather than retail fs2 working?)

This (https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=94068.0) is the simplest solution to all of your issues :) .

edit: oops! Just saw that you also posted in the Knossos thread... ignore me & carry on!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Omicron12 on March 11, 2018, 01:47:35 am
Hello everyone! Greetings from Serbia!

I've read somewhere on this forum 'and you've been stalking the forum for a quite while now' and I thought 'Yeah, I did, for quite some time I should at least join now'.

So here I am, just another guy who played both FSs waaaaay back that got implemented in my brain, like, forever.   :D

I had tons of problems with the game + mods, they wouldn't work at all or something would be missing, crashes, etc, etc, and all of that came to an end like 2 days ago when I bought the game from GoG and installed Knossos and everything works pretty well without a single error. So good.

I just want to express my gratitude towards everyone here on the forum, to the people who made mods for FS, and to the game developers themselves.

It's almost 20 years since when this game was released and I love it more than ever. Got the original music extracted out for the casual listening when chilling :D

So, cheers to you all folks!

ps: sorry for my bad English
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Goober5000 on March 18, 2018, 06:40:08 pm
:welcome:

Glad to have you on board!  And your English is better than a lot of Americans' English. ;)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Quyzbuk on March 27, 2018, 02:58:51 pm
Hello everyone, another Freespace fan of old here just joining.

Looking forward to playing again, but could use a bit of info here. I still have my original 5-disc copy of the game, can I use that to get things up and running or would I need to buy one of the new versions from GoG or Steam? I've been looking to figure out how I would go about this but can't seem to pin down any concrete details. I don't have any problems with double dipping on a game like this, but if there is something out there I can use to get the needed files onto the computer from my physical copy, that'd be great.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Rhymes on March 27, 2018, 03:34:21 pm
First off,

:welcomeblue:

If your old disc copy of Freespace 2 can install on your current machine, you should still be good to go. Then, grab Knossos (the new launcher--it's basically steam for Freespace mods) and you should be good to go.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Sir_Wulfrick on May 06, 2018, 08:03:05 am
It's alive! It's alive!!! I can scarcely believe that my all time favourite space game, and one of my top 5 games of all time, is alive again! I spent literally thousands of hours playing FS and FS2 20 years ago and was very sad when an updated DX more or less killed off the game. So, imagine my delight when I randomly came across this web page! FS2 again! And it works!!

I just want to express my heartfelt thanks to everyone who's contributed to the Frespace Open project. I can't begin to imagine the countless hours of development time that went in to this, and it's free! Incredible  :eek2:

Really looking forwards to taking the controls of Alpha 1 again after so many years...
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Goober5000 on May 07, 2018, 01:42:29 am
:welcome:

You are certainly in for a treat.  Check out this thread (https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=80688.0) as well as this page (http://wiki.hard-light.net/index.php/Campaign_List) on the wiki.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: GregSheifer on May 15, 2018, 07:07:37 am
Hi, everyone! Newbie here. I'm glad to have found this great online modding community. I'm hoping to learn more and to have fun with the other members here. Cheers! :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Bryan See on July 26, 2018, 06:38:42 pm
Hi, everyone! Newbie here. I'm glad to have found this great online modding community. I'm hoping to learn more and to have fun with the other members here. Cheers! :)
(https://www.hard-light.net/forums/Smileys/HLP/welcome2hlpbb.gif)
Welcome. Enjoy your stay.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Spoon on July 26, 2018, 06:44:47 pm
Hi Bryan See, welcome to hlp.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Nightmare on July 26, 2018, 07:16:38 pm
Speaking of GregSheifer, was that a spambot now, or will we never know?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Goober5000 on July 26, 2018, 07:39:27 pm
The preponderance of evidence indicates that GregSheifer was indeed either a scammer or a spammer, though perhaps not a bot.  See here (https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=94788.msg1868728#msg1868728) and following.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Bryan See on July 27, 2018, 06:19:33 am
The preponderance of evidence indicates that GregSheifer was indeed either a scammer or a spammer, though perhaps not a bot.  See here (https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=94788.msg1868728#msg1868728) and following.
It could be a Russian troll or simply an account created by such. I suggest you exercise caution.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Gasbow on December 16, 2018, 08:06:08 am
Hello Everyone,

I've been a Fan of Freespace since I was a kid and space combat sims have always been my favourite genre of games.
The continued support these games have received is amazing.

And now I have decided to see if I can add something to this project myself.
In my dayjob I'm a software developer working in C++ and C to a lesser degree. I've mostly worked in mathematical code and signal processing and have absolutely no experience in actual game dev ;)

Over the next days I will be pestering the folks in the SCP discord with newbie questions, while trying to get a hold of the code base.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Black Wolf on December 16, 2018, 09:16:07 am
Over the next days I will be pestering the folks in the SCP discord with newbie questions, while trying to get a hold of the code base.

Sounds great. DahBlount is the man to talk to, but I'm sure you won't have any trouble getting access to the code base, FSO is very open source. :-)

:welcome:
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Black Wolf on January 06, 2019, 12:43:12 am
Just joined today. Trying to get some help getting freespace games to work on an old PC so that I can join this universe. I have old cds of Freespace 1 and Silent Threat, along with the gog.com download of Freespace 2 and I am trying to get them all to work through Freespace Open but I think I need a graphics card upgrade. Can anyone recommend a good card for a 2007 Windows Vista Dell? I can provide more info if so. Also is a joystick completely necessary for good play? I feel this is a good thread to ask these questions as I am so new as to be trying to merely begin! lol thanks for the welcome and any advice any may have.

Joystick is not mandatory, I play with keyboard and mouse, there are people who play with full keyboard, even a few weirdos who play with a trackball. :P You'll be fine.

In theory, you shouldn't need a graphics card update to play FSO with a machine from 2007, you'll just have to be careful about what modern functionality you turn on in the launcher - keep the shadows off for one, they're the biggest performance hog.

Also, FS1 won't work with FSO, what you want there is the FS1 port to FSO - same game, just better looking.

If you have the GoG download, you should be able to install FSO via Knossos easily enough, check it out here:
 Knossos Installer and Mod Manager (https://fsnebula.org/knossos/)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Dwight on January 09, 2019, 07:20:22 pm
oh Hai!
Imma new around here and a pretty much fan on the space dogfighting genere.
is there something I would need to know like community laws or sorts like that?
and also,I've downloaded freespace 2 and the knossos,now what next?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on January 09, 2019, 07:50:28 pm
@all: Don't forget to join the HLP Discord (https://discord.gg/YNVP3WR) if you feel so inclined.  Welcome aboard!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: MitoPL on January 09, 2019, 08:30:52 pm
@Dwight: now you need to use Knossos to set up your Freespace installation and then download Freespace Open and MediaVPs. From that point you are free to do basically whatever you want.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: MitoPL on January 10, 2019, 12:52:47 am
Freespace Open = FSO, and the latter name is listed in Knossos (maybe we should think of search tags?).
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Dwight on January 11, 2019, 08:53:45 am
I can't download anything with my knossos via these 'download with knossos' links,they are just unresponsive.
And also my knossos explore list can't show up, there's only a 'Fetching Mod List' on the bottom and nothing else.
I've forcefully quitted knossos a few times due to glitches and errors...is there something I've broken?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on January 11, 2019, 12:42:05 pm
Not sure if it'll help, but while you're waiting for an answer, perhaps post your %appdata%\knossos\log.txt ?  (You can copy-paste it to pastebin.com and post a link here)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: HLD_Prophecy on January 11, 2019, 12:49:55 pm
that's odd, did your Knossos ever work before or did it just start doing this?
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Dwight on January 11, 2019, 08:26:02 pm
well I guess it was a network problem... it loaded up after I slept on it overnight.
should I still post my log?
(btw I'm in China right now so I'm not sure if the great firewall caused any trouble.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: jr2 on January 12, 2019, 07:36:42 pm
Doubtful it will help the devs any if it's just a network issue, so I wouldn't bother unless one of them specifically asks for it, as long as it's working now.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Dwight on January 13, 2019, 08:58:56 am
yeah, it is functioning, although not deemed always.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: karajorma on January 14, 2019, 09:52:49 pm
well I guess it was a network problem... it loaded up after I slept on it overnight.
should I still post my log?
(btw I'm in China right now so I'm not sure if the great firewall caused any trouble.

Knossos is a bit slow for me in China but it does work even without a VPN. Just out of interest, where in China are you located? I'm in Lijiang myself.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: killdemara on January 17, 2019, 11:54:25 am
Hi Guys! Another newbie here.. All of you are just awesome...u guys are my superheroes! U have rejuvenated the game that breathed life into my mundane world and showed me surreal bliss!! May the good lord FRED bless ur souls! May u'all live forever making freaking awesome Mods!  :D
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Strygon on January 17, 2019, 12:51:36 pm
(https://www.hard-light.net/forums/Smileys/HLP/welcome2hlpbb.gif)

Welcome to the HLP Space Station. Exits are to your right and left, and flamethrowers are under your seat. Be careful, though, as they are sometimes filled with water, so bring your own Napalm or try to club someone with the non-working shotguns in the weapon closet. Also, be careful while wandering the ventilation shafts. If you see a large, five-limbed creature that looks really pissed, it’s probably Carl, give him your lunch and he'll hopefully go away. In the event of an emergency, the n00bs will be the last to get into the escape pods, if there’s any room left. The Plasma rifles in the forward locker are released only under authorization of an Admin, :v-old: God, or hyperintelligent shade of the color blue. Oh, and whatever you do, don't mention the word Freespace followed by the number 3, if you do put on your Flame-proof suit.

Honestly though, welcome aboard! I'd recommend downloading knossos and going wild with all mods that have been released.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: killdemara on January 18, 2019, 09:52:22 am
 :nod:
Thanks mate!
Just did download Knossos...and started with Inferno Nostos! Got stuck with the 3rd game though-says to "destroy durch"...where or who is Durch!!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: killdemara on January 18, 2019, 10:19:36 am
Oh ok!
 https://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?topic=94800.msg1872101;topicseen#msg1872101 answers why Durch wind din't spawn!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Goober5000 on January 19, 2019, 01:26:29 am
Well done on figuring out the answer to your own question!  That already puts you in the top tier of newbies. :)
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colt on January 25, 2019, 02:26:22 pm
Good day, people!

Three-year lurker here. Fairly shy person but finally decided to jump on in and say hi. Been playing Freespace since Jan 2016, before that I wasn't really interested in space-related stuff but ever since then I've been hooked.

I pressed quick reply, hope that's the right button (haven't used a forum in forever).
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 25, 2019, 03:02:17 pm
:welcomered:

A nod's as good as a wink when you've got two birds in the bush.

In other words, quick reply is fine bud ;)

Are a fredder/modeller/content creator at all, or are you working your way though all the campaigns on Knossos?

Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colt on January 25, 2019, 07:09:23 pm
Thanks for the welcome!

I've played through a good chunk of mods. Aftermath, Exile and Shadow Genesis, Derelict to name a few.  I've done a playthrough of the Procyon Insurgency and in the middle of Freespace Blue on my YT. Modding wise I've dabbled a bit in FRED since I got the game. Made a few missions that will probably never see the light of day. However I do have a pair of projects on the cooker, the most recent one I'm exclusively focusing on. Started it about two weeks ago after playing Walking on Ashes and Eyebleach, and so far it's coming along pretty nicely.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colonol Dekker on January 26, 2019, 12:06:06 am
 :yes:

Great to hear.    I'll keep an eye out for them, as always if you've any questions check out the Fred academy or nodding forum as needed.
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: General Battuta on January 26, 2019, 12:37:19 am
Thanks for the welcome!

I've played through a good chunk of mods. Aftermath, Exile and Shadow Genesis, Derelict to name a few.  I've done a playthrough of the Procyon Insurgency and in the middle of Freespace Blue on my YT. Modding wise I've dabbled a bit in FRED since I got the game. Made a few missions that will probably never see the light of day. However I do have a pair of projects on the cooker, the most recent one I'm exclusively focusing on. Started it about two weeks ago after playing Walking on Ashes and Eyebleach, and so far it's coming along pretty nicely.

Link your YT!
Title: Re: Official new people thread!
Post by: Colt on January 26, 2019, 10:30:10 am
:yes:

Great to hear.    I'll keep an eye out for them, as always if you've any questions check out the Fred academy or nodding forum as needed.

Righto.

Thanks for the welcome!

I've played through a good chunk of mods. Aftermath, Exile and Shadow Genesis, Derelict to name a few.  I've done a playthrough of the Procyon Insurgency and in the middle of Freespace Blue on my YT. Modding wise I've dabbled a bit in FRED since I got the game. Made a few missions that will probably never see the light of day. However I do have a pair of projects on the cooker, the most recent one I'm exclusively focusing on. Started it about two weeks ago after playing Walking on Ashes and Eyebleach, and so far it's coming along pretty nicely.

Link your YT!

https://www.youtube.com/user/ColtfromFFL Der you go!