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I've been working for ages now of a 55 page long, font size 10 encyclopedia of the Freespace Universe and I've just finished V.1. It has over 600 articles from The GTD Bastion to Molybendium Plating, and I'm hoping it will be of some use to Modders and FS Fans in general.

I know there will be a few mistakes, so if you notice any, no matter how small, please tell me. Also, any suggestions would be more than welcome. I'm already working on V.2 which will have colour coded enteries, pictures and more detailed information on some of the more obscure ships.

I've uploaded it to the HLP Submitions section, so with any luck, it will be up soon. If not, I'll try to upload it somewhere else soon. It's in PDF format.
Culloden - 16th April 1746

 

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Sounds really cool!  

But how about an HTML version?

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I would, but at the moment, I don't have anywhere decent to host it. Any suggestions?
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Hmm. Seems interesting...

Right now, i'm adding the images and correcting some of the mistakes\tyos which I have found myself. I'm also flushing out the information a bit to make it more interesting.

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Offline Su-tehp

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PDF version would be excellent. I can also help proofread it for errors. Thorn can vouch for my expertise in FS history; he's seen me edit for FREDZone  

BTW, when will it be ready for posting here?

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I have already submitted the first version to HLP's submit files bit so all I can do now is wait.

It has quite a few mistakes which I have corrected already. Most of them were little things like typos, or enteries I forgot to put in or are which are in the wrong place. A lot of them are already corrected, but I'm sure there are a lot more waiting for attention.
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The file hasn't turned up on the FP server - I'm afraid it's probably been lost somewhere along the way   If you email it to [email protected] I could definitely upload it to HLP for you, quick smart.  
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Culloden - 16th April 1746

 
 
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Originally posted by Su-tehp:
PDF version would be excellent. I can also help proofread it for errors. Thorn can vouch for my expertise in FS history; he's seen me edit for FREDZone  

BTW, when will it be ready for posting here?


FZ seems to have a lot of info - esecially in the timeline. Do you mind if I use some of it in the next version? You will be credited, ofcourse.

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Oh, I am looking forward to it!  
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Oh, I am looking forward to it!  

Don't get too excited. It is a work in progress and although it has 600+ enteries, a lot of them are only one or two sentences long becasue I could find out so little about them.

Here is an extract from it:

 
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Aeshma, SF - The SF Aeshma is a relatively rare, and only recently encountered, class of Shivan fighter. It appears to be a heavy attack fighter, like the Basilisk. With a low known top speed, Aeshma's seem to target slower-moving vessels, such as bombers, freighters, and gas miners. Their powerful lasers make them a danger to all such craft, so they must be engaged and destroyed as quickly as possible. Fortunately, their low speed makes it easy for a fighter to do this. On the other hand, their hull and shield strength is slightly above average, which might hinder a pilots efforts. Because the Aeshma is a recently encountered ship, its true capabilities are still unknown.

Aesir, GTFr (Secrets Revealed) This GTI Poseidon class freighter was sighted during the GTAs attack on the Jotunheim. It is possible that the ship was transporting materials to the GTD Hades but no one is sure.

Agrippa, GTC (Argonautica) - The Agrippa was an Aeolus class cruiser assigned the task of escorting an Argo class transport carrying technicians to the heavily damaged GTD Aquitaine during the midst of the Second Great War.

Ahmose, Admiral - (Rebels and Renegades) Admiral Ahmose was a Vasudan Admiral who acted against orders when he sent his fleet to attack the NTF Iceni. The Admirals attack almost blew the cover of two GTVA special Operations pilots on a mission to learn more about the ETAK Project. Fortunately, the attack was repelled.

Air Locks - Air locks have been used since space travel began, and are no less common today than at any other time in space travel history. They allow a man to leave a ship without the atmospheric integrity of the ship being compromised. They work using a simple compartment system. The user enters the first air tight door which closes behind him. All the air is sucked out and a second door is opened to the vacuum of space. On his return, air is pumped in to the compartment, equalising the air pressure with the rest of the ship before he can continue. Air locks are also found in Shivan ships as well, which is strange as the Shivans seem to be able to survive in a vacuum any way, so there would be no need to separate it from the rest of the ship.

Akh-12 Engine - Designed by the Akheton Corporation for use on the GVB Bakha, the Akh-12 model is masked and baffled to make it harder for heat seeking missiles such as the Rockeye to attain a lock.
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What I would like to see is a kind of FS encyclopedia which covers the names of the ship that have been in FS, FS:ST and FS2. Not the class name of the ship (Orion, Ravana) but where the name like Bastion, Galatea comes from, and if they have any real history.

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Originally posted by Pez:
What I would like to see is a kind of FS encyclopedia which covers the names of the ship that have been in FS, FS:ST and FS2. Not the class name of the ship (Orion, Ravana) but where the name like Bastion, Galatea comes from, and if they have any real history.

Pez

I've actually done most of what you have asked for. All ships between FS1 and FS2 are there, and I have included some info on ships names such as the fact that the Galatea was named after Neptues Moon and as much info on their history as I could find out or reasonably assume as correct.

There isn't much history on the small '1 mission' ships though because I've tried to keep it all as factual as possible. If it wasn't mentioned in the actual game, or an official website, you won't find it in here and sdadly, not much was mentioned about the smaller ships.

Finding out what the smaller ships were named after seems to be a good idea though, and I'll try to include some of that info in the next version if at all possible. Thanks for the idea.  
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Originally posted by Culloden:
FZ seems to have a lot of info - esecially in the timeline. Do you mind if I use some of it in the next version? You will be credited, ofcourse.


Culloden, let me think about this for minute...

*begins dancing the jig with such joy that it almost seems like religious fervor*

*walks back to Culloden*

Yeah, sure, Cull, I don't see any problem with this. Feel free.  

Just so long as I can help proofread the encyclopedia, too.  

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Honorary member of TCS and UGC

"I created your civilization...now I will destroy it!"
--Ra, the Sun God
Creator of the Devil and the Deep Blue campaign

Elf #1: "I'm a busy elf. I've got places to go, people to act superior to and elder-than-thou attitudes to express."
Elf #2: "Oh, I know! People seem to think it's easy to perpetuate these Tolkein-esque stereotypes of haughty elves, but in reality it's very hard work."
--Elf #1 and 2, Episode 300: The House Always Wins, 8-Bit Theatre

"Let´s face it, we Freespace players may not be the most sophisticated of gaming freaks, but we do know enough to recognize a heap of steaming crap when it´s right in front of us."
--Su-tehp, while posting on the DatDB internal forum

"You misunderstand me, Ambassador. I said I had decapitated the Palestinian terrorists. I never said anything about killing them."
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Culloden, I don't know if it'll help you any, but on my site there's the Complete FS2 Ship List (FreeSpace 2 -> Notes -> Complete Ship List). It has, well... alot. All the warships that appear in FS2, as well as ship counts and the like.

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Yeah, FRED Zone has something similar. CP5670 came up with his own list that you can all download as a txt. file. You can find it here:
 http://pub11.ezboard.com/fjtofrm11.showMessage?topicID=27.topic

Sandwich, Culloden, feel free to use this if you like. Send any comments you have about this list to me via e-mail.  

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"I created your civilization...now I will destroy it!"
--Ra, the Sun God
Creator of the Devil and the Deep Blue campaign

Elf #1: "I'm a busy elf. I've got places to go, people to act superior to and elder-than-thou attitudes to express."
Elf #2: "Oh, I know! People seem to think it's easy to perpetuate these Tolkein-esque stereotypes of haughty elves, but in reality it's very hard work."
--Elf #1 and 2, Episode 300: The House Always Wins, 8-Bit Theatre

"Let´s face it, we Freespace players may not be the most sophisticated of gaming freaks, but we do know enough to recognize a heap of steaming crap when it´s right in front of us."
--Su-tehp, while posting on the DatDB internal forum

"You misunderstand me, Ambassador. I said I had decapitated the Palestinian terrorists. I never said anything about killing them."
--Laivindil Mirimonion, Nexus of the Nameless

 

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Originally posted by sandwich:
Culloden, I don't know if it'll help you any, but on my site there's the Complete FS2 Ship List (FreeSpace 2 -> Notes -> Complete Ship List). It has, well... alot. All the warships that appear in FS2, as well as ship counts and the like.

 
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The web page you are trying to access doesn't exist on Yahoo! GeoCities.
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fix your link there.  

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Oh, btw, you're missing some ships.... I remember there was only 5 missing Aeolus cruisers.
WE ARE HARD LIGHT PRODUCTIONS. YOU WILL LOWER YOUR FIREWALLS AND SURRENDER YOUR KEYBOARDS. WE WILL ADD YOUR INTELLECTUAL AND VERNACULAR DISTINCTIVENESS TO OUR OWN. YOUR FORUMS WILL ADAPT TO SERVICE US. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.