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Offline antar05

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Where do I get FRED2_Open?
I can't find anything more recent than a year ago, and even THAT refuses to download.

I guess a separate question is whether it's worth it to have FRED2_Open over FRED2...

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
Yes, and its available from spain i mean the SCP website which you can link to from the main HLP page.
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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
Recent builds forum for the latest versions. It's included in the zips.
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Offline antar05

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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
Thanks. I found it.

 

Offline antar05

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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
Interesting. I have the 2006-03-01 release. It crashes whenever I place a new ship (ship models turned on).

 

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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
You have read the readme i take t?
(you got the latest FS2 open as well?
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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
Ah. I figured it out. I'm a moron, that's all.

I followed the program's advice and ran the thing in HTL mode.

Trouble is, I never bothered to download the high-poly models (my video card can't handle it).

It's all good now.

Thanks, all.

 

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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
You're welcome and
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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
Ha!

Okay, this is awesome!

FS2_Open is worth it, if only JUST for the fact that you can have multiple ships docked to the same installation at once!

 

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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
If your only problem is your video card, any new one, even a fairly cheap one, wikk be able to run the game moderately well. If you don't have PCI-Express or APG I'd recomend a Radeon 9250, it isn't all that fast, but it's the best you can do with only a PCI slot.

 

Offline Trivial Psychic

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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
Interesting. I have the 2006-03-01 release. It crashes whenever I place a new ship (ship models turned on).
I do not recommend you use any FRED build from early March.  Best to use something more recent than that.  There was a bug in those early March builds which would deny all player commands to any ship.
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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
If your only problem is your video card, any new one, even a fairly cheap one, wikk be able to run the game moderately well. If you don't have PCI-Express or APG I'd recomend a Radeon 9250, it isn't all that fast, but it's the best you can do with only a PCI slot.
How does BFG's FX 5500 OC PCI (256M) compare to the Radeon 9250? http://www.bfgtech.com/5500OC_pci.html

 

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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
The 9250 will be significantly better.

 

Offline Mars

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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
I've looked around on the internet, the general consensus is that the 9250 is the best video card you can get for PCI. I've found the 512MB version is the best value, but you can get a 256 for under $100 in some places. 9250's support HTL, get pretty good preformance, and you don't even need to replace your MoBo.

 

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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
...I'd recomend a Radeon 9250, it isn't all that fast, but it's the best you can do with only a PCI slot.
How does BFG's FX 5500 OC PCI (256M) compare to the Radeon 9250? http://www.bfgtech.com/5500OC_pci.html
The 9250 will be significantly better.
Darn.  I recommended the 5500 to a friend.  Oops.  Oh, well...I liked the factory over-clocked w/ lifetime warranty feature.
PS Where do you find the specs for the 9250?  BFG's are right on their page, but I couldn't find the tech info for the 9250 on ATI's site.

 

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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
Try newegg.

 

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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
@Mars: Thx.
Quote from: www.newegg.com

Brand BFG Tech
Model BFGR55256OCP

Interface PCI

Chipset Manufacturer NVIDIA
GPU Geforce FX5500
Core clock 290MHz (vs. 270MHz standard)
PixelPipelines 4

RAMDAC Dual 350MHz -> ( www.bfgtech.com )
Memory Size 256MB
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Type DDR

DirectX DirectX 9
OpenGL OpenGL 1.5

D-SUB 1
TV-Out S-Video Out
VIVO No

Tuner None
RAMDAC 350 MHz
Max Resolution 2048x1536
Cooler Heatsink and Fan
OS Supported Windows 98/ME/NT 4.0/2000/XP

P III or Celeron, AMD Duron or Athlon or + with available PCI 2.0 slot
128MB of RAM
35MB available hard disk space (50MB for full installation) CD or DVD-ROM Drive
250 watt minimun recommended power supply
Win 98 +, ME, 2000, XP, NT4.0 w/SP 5 or 6

Up to 4 pixels per clock rendering engine
Up to 16 textures per pass
Digital Vibrance Control 3.0
Microsoft DirectX 9.0 with Vertex Shader 2.0 and Pixel Shader 2.0
Z- correct bump mapping


Package Contents Driver CD

$59.99

Brand ATI
Model 100-436012

Interface PCI

Chipset Manufacturer ATI
GPU Radeon 9250
Core clock 240MHz
PixelPipelines 4

Memory Clock 400MHz
Memory Size 256MB
Memory Interface 128-bit
Memory Type DDR

DirectX DirectX 8
OpenGL OpenGL 1.3

D-SUB 1
TV-Out S-Video/Composite Out
VIVO No

Tuner None
RAMDAC 400 MHz
Max Resolution [email protected]
Cooler Heatsink
OS Supported Windows 98/ME/NT 4.0/2000/XP

Intel Pentium 4/III/II/Celeron, AMD K6/Duron/Athlon/Athlon XP compatible with PCI bus.
64MB of system memory
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
DVD playback requires DVD drive
250-watt power supply or greater


Charisma Engine II
SmartShader technology
SmoothVision
HYPER Z II
FullStream
Video Immersion II
Hydravision

Package Contents Manual, Driver CD

$49.99 - $94.00
@CP5670: What do you think?
EDIT: Included prices from newegg.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2006, 02:55:14 am by jr2 »

 

Offline Mars

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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
Get a 512MB one if you can find it (try circuit city)

 

Offline CP5670

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Re: Where do I get FRED2_Open?
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@CP5670: What do you think?

The 5500 is just a slightly higher clocked 5200, which was a bad card even for its time. The 9250 will be somewhat faster in older games and over twice as fast in newer DX9 ones. There are some of those for around $60 on Newegg. Make sure you get one with a 128-bit memory bus; there are a few crippled 64-bit ones there that you want to avoid.

Don't worry about the amount of memory, as anything over 64MB will make no difference on these cards.