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FreeSpace Discussion / Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
« Last post by Mongoose on November 11, 2019, 10:34:43 pm »
Oh lord, FilePlanet.  No nostalgia there.
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FreeSpace Discussion / Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
« Last post by Goober5000 on November 11, 2019, 10:13:12 pm »
was it because of dl size or the look of fs1 content

Download size.  A not-insignificant number of people still had 56k modems during HLP's early history.  That's why you'll occasionally see "56k users beware" on old threads, especially image-heavy threads.

The download experience these days is leagues better than it was back then.  Back when we were hosted by 3D Action Planet (pre-2006), all public downloads were required to be hosted by FilePlanet.  You would have to wait 2 or 3 minutes to be "added to the download queue", and then once you were at the front of the line you would have to wait another 10 minutes or more for the download to complete.  (The ST:R trailer gives a wink and a nod to this with "Not Distributed by FilePlanet" in the fine print.)
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FreeSpace Discussion / Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
« Last post by Nightmare on November 11, 2019, 09:33:39 pm »
It's probably a lot of stuff to read though if you just have text. :D
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FreeSpace Discussion / Re: A celebration of Freespace
« Last post by Nightmare on November 11, 2019, 09:31:14 pm »
both are (c) NeonShivan



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Gaming Discussion / Re: What are you playing right now?
« Last post by Det. Bullock on November 11, 2019, 09:22:38 pm »
Finished Spyro Reignited Trilogy (PC) bonus levels, achievements and all but the skill pointd of 2 and 3 because sure as hell I won’t ever repeat those races and skate board stages more times than I have to.

Also I played a free game on Steam: Princess Remedy in a Wolrd of Hurt.
A very short game that wouldn’t have been out of place on a Gameboy, it’s an overhead shmup with a Zelda-style overworld.
The game has a very tongue-in-cheek tone, whn you win and become queen you can choose who to marry among the people you’ve healed and of course I went with “some girl”. No really, there is a NPC named “some girl”.

I’m also attempting again to play Everspace (PC)
This time I played on easy and it’s much more bearable, if anything for the fact that you have much more time to explore and gather resources.
Is it me or I’m more interested in the “encounters” from the DLC than the main story?
Anyway I’ve finally beaten sector 7 and now it starts the relatively low stakes part now that the main mystery (which wasn’t that much of a mystery) is solved.
Still, on easy the RNG crap is much less annoying which makes the game fun even for the non hardcore like me.
Oh, you’ll still die a lot but almost never before finishing sector 2 because the game decided to utterly starve you of resources. Yes, technically you get less money but I ended up getting much more money in every single run because I tend to get much further even if I got only twice to sector 7 until now.
There is still the possibility I’ll switch to the other difficulty levels once I find the right glyphs since they have higher blueprint drops.
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FreeSpace Discussion / Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
« Last post by deathspeed on November 11, 2019, 09:17:55 pm »
"Warning! 8MB download!" :D

I also find it hilarious that in 2019 MS Outlook still thinks 8 MB is "huge".
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FreeSpace Discussion / Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
« Last post by Nightmare on November 11, 2019, 08:29:47 pm »
was it because of dl size or the look of fs1 content
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FreeSpace Discussion / Re: What Freespace are you (Re)Playing Now?
« Last post by Mongoose on November 11, 2019, 08:21:24 pm »
"Warning! 8MB download!" :D
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The FRED Workshop / Re: Autopilot
« Last post by karajorma on November 11, 2019, 08:13:33 pm »
Yep. The flyby stuff is hand coded if I remember correctly. I don't know if anyone is using the actual autopilot features in the code.
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FreeSpace Discussion / Re: Screencap Contest: November 2019
« Last post by Nightmare on November 11, 2019, 07:49:06 pm »
Oh noes, my backup plan to capture the feeling of an orange-red-blue autumn sunset just failed too :warp:
Could you add the exception rule to the OP? (In fact I already made a setting, just the screen I took looked bad)
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