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Offline Turey

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Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
I just wanted to thank everyone SO much, especially huggybaby and hunter, for making this so convenient.  I bought the retail CDs off Ebay (for 20 bucks!!) like 6 months ago and saw the Open Source project on Wikipedia.  Not seeing Hardlight listed anywhere on the wiki (it is now though) I ended up Googling stuff and wound up with like 5 conflicting installations and about 40 dead sites.  It took literally 3 months to even get it to launch.  And then after that, I had my VP files in the wrong directory, so I played through the whole thing with retail FS2 graphics.   :mad:

This game is really amazing and so is what you guys have done with it.  As soon as I get the directory burned to a DVD I plan on distributing a bunch of copies.

I'm sure everyone here greatly appriciates your enthusiasm.

Just a few things, I looked everywhere for a donate page (to help defray hosting costs, or a simple token of appreciation) and couldn't find one anywhere.  Is there one?

if you click on the little "Donate" Tab on the top of the page, there's a paypal link to help with server costs. It's kind of hidden, so I'm not surprised you missed it.

Also, if I'm pointing friends towards here to download the game, should I have them use torrents or just download off the sites?  I'm not sure which is cheaper for you all. 

Anyways, thanks again, and GREAT work on this game. 

I am personally biased towards them downloading the game, but I'm sure there are other people here who will respectfully disagree with me.

You can get FreeSpace 2 Retail and FreeSpace Open all at once here.


Oh, and
:welcome:
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"Calm. The ****. Down." -Taristin
why would an SCP error be considered as news? :wtf: *smacks Cobra*It's a feature.

 
Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
I just wanted to thank everyone SO much, especially huggybaby and hunter, for making this so convenient.  I bought the retail CDs off Ebay (for 20 bucks!!) like 6 months ago and saw the Open Source project on Wikipedia.  Not seeing Hardlight listed anywhere on the wiki (it is now though) I ended up Googling stuff and wound up with like 5 conflicting installations and about 40 dead sites.  It took literally 3 months to even get it to launch.  And then after that, I had my VP files in the wrong directory, so I played through the whole thing with retail FS2 graphics.   :mad:

This game is really amazing and so is what you guys have done with it.  As soon as I get the directory burned to a DVD I plan on distributing a bunch of copies.  Just a few things, I looked everywhere for a donate page (to help defray hosting costs, or a simple token of appreciation) and couldn't find one anywhere.  Is there one?  Also, if I'm pointing friends towards here to download the game, should I have them use torrents or just download off the sites?  I'm not sure which is cheaper for you all. 

Anyways, thanks again, and GREAT work on this game. 

Dont burn the game directly to disc, it will give the game read-only errors, you need to zip the game to prevent this from happening.

 
Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
Thanks, I did zip the entire directory before burning it, however.  I read instructions.  :)

 

Offline achtung

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Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
Sorry my download was unavailable.  The files were all still there, but the links were just broken. :p
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Offline Q

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Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
what about filefront long time hosting (see the link for details)

thanks for your effort dudes  :D

 

Offline Turey

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Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
what about filefront long time hosting (see the link for details)

thanks for your effort dudes  :D

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We will delete ANY pirated, pornographic, password-protected, or illegal content IMMEDIATELY after upload.

FreeSpace 2 ISOs fit into that category.
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why would an SCP error be considered as news? :wtf: *smacks Cobra*It's a feature.

 
Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
I've posted my new links to FS2 iso's, FS1's were up yesterday. I also added another file to the FS Manuals.

I'll add Swantz's links back (when I find them).

 

Offline achtung

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Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
I've posted my new links to FS2 iso's, FS1's were up yesterday. I also added another file to the FS Manuals.

I'll add Swantz's links back (when I find them).

Links are all on this page my friend :)

http://www.nukelol.com/fs/
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Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
Thanks, added!

 

Offline Tamlin

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Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
Humm.. Where to start, I got 3.6.9 final, 5.5 launcher and All of the Extra goodies form Huggy's download guide .And got them to work [buildt modularly]but the files; some are incomplete\corrupted[??].I'm getting missing Model errors From FOW Chap 1, A corrupted FS Port Tango.VP in the rar and in my fav mod Inferno R1,I can't shoot anything with Primaries. Ive reloaded most all of the files from the individual sites But am missing the R1 scp Patch and the FoW ship pack and I can't seem to find them.Now I know someone is going to say Use this or that Installer but I'm using a different computer for the game and I burn most of the gaming materials a install later. Also I don't want to wait for a 10 hour download only to wait another 36 hours to load FS port. If some one could put up a link or Post the R1 scp patch[and explain why I can't shoot nobody]and the ship pack for FoW.That would be great and the funny part is those are the only ones I've tried so far..So great work on the Guide it Helped me build my SCP Freespace from Reatail V1.2 to Open but the Extra links Need to be checked.

 
Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
All the rar's I made used a recovery record, to help in case of corruption during download. If the file was bad I would have heard about it by now, so your download got corrupted, not my upload.

My guide was made to be used with Shivan's installer. The only problems reported so far have been with one other guy, who also tried to put together an install "modularly".

As I explained to him, my instructions don't include anything about converting from retail, though there is a guide for doing that here.

The InfernoR1 download is already patched, but you can find the separate files at their site.

There may be problems with Flames of War, I only uploaded it so see their section for help, I can't support it because I'm neither qualified nor responsible.

It sounds to me like you're missing some critical files you don't know about. Have you compared your directories to the screen shots in my guide? If you had you could tell me exactly what you're missing.

Sorry you wasted so much time already. My guide will be massively simplified in the next day or so, which will allow me to eliminate a lot of instructions. Shivan's downloads won't be required at that time either. But I can't make the downloads any smaller unfortunately, they're already the most highly compressed available.
« Last Edit: January 10, 2007, 04:54:31 pm by Huggybaby »

 

Offline Tamlin

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Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
To Huggy, O.K thanks ,I'll double check my files.Don't get me wrong It does work but with all the different posts about installers,downloads,patches and different versions it gets dam aggghhh.which one do Iget, use blah blah.Will this version of this work with this version of that and so on.And if that doesn't work I'll just clean sweep a start again,Hell I've had the game since early 2000>i am an addict.Need something to do while I recoperate any way. Checked the files on the other computer and compaired them don't seem to be missing anything had to get rid of 3extra tango VP in data[the main one] Let's see..Again thanks for the help, the guide is good and helpful download size big=more stuff.. peace

 
Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
Cool. I'm trying to upload something simpler, stay tuned.

I feel your pain. I can't get a straight answer to many of these questions we share. If even the veterans can't agree on where to put certain files, how the heck can us noobs hope to figure it out? We'll just keep plugging along, maybe to find consensus one day.

<edit> Using the ShivanSPS/Turey install as a base, I've removed every unneeded file and directory, added a couple of nifty tweaks, wrote a cool readme, and 7zipped it to fit on two CD's.

Then I spent a couple of days uploading. Then I downloaded to make sure they weren't corrupt.

Much time spent, MUCH time.

Only one problem...it takes 45 minutes to decompress, and this isn't a slow machine! OUCH!

OK, maybe I should have used RAR. Back to the drawing board.

The links are uploaded, if you don't mind waiting an eternity for decompressing, I'll post them.

<edit> OK, the rar's are 83 MB larger, but decompress in 5 minutes. So, does it take 40 minutes to download 83MB?

<edit> It's done.

See http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,44569.0.html
« Last Edit: January 11, 2007, 07:51:01 pm by Huggybaby »

 

Offline achtung

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Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
Dude triple post.

There's a  nice "EDIT" button for a reason =/
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Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
Sorry, I fixed it.

 
Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
Ok, I am confused. I used all the non-CD links, and none of them work! The top one  installs it, but it says it can't find files. The other ones are something my laptop can't ever recognise. Is there an actual link to get a full version, without the CDs that actually works? I had this game, loved it, scratched the CDs, and wanna play it again!

 

Offline Turey

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Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
Ok, I am confused. I used all the non-CD links, and none of them work! The top one  installs it, but it says it can't find files. The other ones are something my laptop can't ever recognise. Is there an actual link to get a full version, without the CDs that actually works? I had this game, loved it, scratched the CDs, and wanna play it again!

:welcome:

My Installer will do it. Go get it at www.fsoinstaller.com .
Creator of the FreeSpace Open Installer.
"Calm. The ****. Down." -Taristin
why would an SCP error be considered as news? :wtf: *smacks Cobra*It's a feature.

 
Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
I'm confused...most of the links do work.

 

Offline Turey

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Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
I'm confused...most of the links do work.

He wants non-CD links, apparently.

Admittedly, he still isn't making any sense, even with that insight.
Creator of the FreeSpace Open Installer.
"Calm. The ****. Down." -Taristin
why would an SCP error be considered as news? :wtf: *smacks Cobra*It's a feature.

 
Re: Freespace 2 Download Links
 :nod: :nod: