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Offline Mystic

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Thanks Lobo.

Before I launch anything, I just found out the this in my installer notes generated at the end of the download. Thus this means I should take care of any of that first ?

Quote :

Congratulations! Your FreeSpace Open install/upgrade has completed! However, there may still be a few more things you have to do. If there is any text below this paragraph, please read it carefully, as it contains important information that you will need to know.


Post-Installation Notes for FreeSpace Open 3.6.9 Windows Executables
You'll need OpenAL to play the game. You can get OpenAL here:
http://www.openal.org/downloads.html
You'll also need to run the application launcher.exe in the folder you just installed to. Once it opens, make sure the box at the top says <The Folder You Installed To>\fs2_open_3_6_9.exe. You can play around with the options on the tabs, just make sure to leave it in OpenGL unless you're having serious problems, as D3D support is flakey.
IMPORTANT NOTE: There was an error while installing this section. You may need to run the Installer again in order to ensure that this section works correctly.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Basically what it says.

1. You need OpenAL. If you don't have it installed, the game will nag about it and won't start. The link will eventually lead to a page where you can download the latest version of OpenAL.

2. Play in OpenGL instead of Direct3D in order to avoid several bugs and glitches. This option can be accessed from the Video tab in the Launcher.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
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18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline Mystic

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I just searched my system, I found the following files in Windows\system32 :

OpenAL32.dll     
nvopenal.dll

both ver. 5.10.2917.0

Is this what we are talking about ? They both go back to the initial installation of XP in 2002 (I am still using Service Pack 1).

I guess I am ready to run the launcher.exe

I am all right with 1.5 GB free space, right ?


Thanks for your help.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Sounds like you are set to play FreeSpace. If you experience problems with OpenAL, see this thread for instructions on how to properly uninstall OpenAL before reinstalling. And, as a side note, I'd recommend installing SP2 at this point. You've probably missed over 60 security updates by now.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline Mystic

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
And, as a side note, I'd recommend installing SP2 at this point. You've probably missed over 60 security updates by now.

Ah ! Ah ! True. But my system has always been rock solid. Installing SP 2 has always scared me, what with all the horror stories I read from people with their Microsoft Flight Simulator and Falcon 4 installs (which I both have) going bezerk.
I wouldn't know where to start if I had to re-install XP entirely, and I am not even sure if I can, since it was installed for me at the shop and I don't believe I have the disks.
So I feel safer with SP 1.

Thanks for your help. I'll explore Freespace tonight.

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
SP2 almost kills my PC compared to XP original. Not in a week or so...
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline Mystic

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Hmmmm.... No joy.

"Freespace launcher has encountered a problem and needs to close".

The error message does not mention anything about OpenAl. I suppose that it is possible that my version of OpenAL is too old, but before installing the one from the link, I would like some advice.
This is where the SP2 pack issue becomes a possible problem. If the download version of OpenAl is for SP2, and causes problem for SP1, I could screw up XP.

I'll continue reading to try to find a solution, but any informed advice is very much welcome.

Thanks.

  

Offline karajorma

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
There's nothing wrong with installing it all at first. The only advice I'll give is to run launcher.exe and go to the mod tab. Choose FSport as your mod as that will allow you to play through FS1 first. Then you can select mediavps in order to play FS2.
Karajorma's Freespace FAQ. It's almost like asking me yourself.

[ Diaspora ] - [ Seeds Of Rebellion ] - [ Mind Games ]

 

Offline Mystic

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Ok. Problem solved. It was OpenAL. My version must have been too old.

By the way, it is not sufficient to run the new OpenAL installer. The old wrap_oal.dll and OpanAL32.dll files haves to be deleted first, than you install the new versions.

Now I just have to find the right settings, and to learn how to play this game.
Should be fun.

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Delete the AdVPs like Lobo said, and run everything at highest settings.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline Mystic

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Choose FSport as your mod as that will allow you to play through FS1 first. Then you can select mediavps in order to play FS2.

Is this where I should start ?
Does the storyline or the learning curve justify doing that ?

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
FSPort has it's own training missions, as FS1 would have.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Is this where I should start ?
Does the storyline or the learning curve justify doing that ?
Storyline. The learning curve is pretty similar in FS1 (or FSPort) and FS2, but trust me on this one: it feels kinda stupid to first play FS2 and then FS1.

And from the Launcher, open the Features tab and start ticking graphical options on. Later, you can check out the Command Line Reference in the FreeSpace Wiki to see how you can adjust lighting values for a bit more realistic appearance.
23:40 < achillion > EveningTea: ass
23:40 < achillion > wait no
23:40 < achillion > evilbagel: ass
23:40 < EveningTea > ?
23:40 < achillion > 2-letter tab complete failure

14:08 < achillion > there's too much talk of butts and dongs in here
14:08 < achillion > the level of discourse has really plummeted
14:08 < achillion > Let's talk about politics instead
14:08 <@The_E > butts and dongs are part of #hard-light's brand now
14:08 <@The_E > well
14:08 <@The_E > EvilBagel's brand, at least

01:06 < T-Rog > welp
01:07 < T-Rog > I've got to take some very strong antibiotics
01:07 < achillion > penis infection?
01:08 < T-Rog > Chlamydia
01:08 < achillion > O.o
01:09 < achillion > well
01:09 < achillion > I guess that happens
01:09 < T-Rog > at least it's curable
01:09 < achillion > yeah
01:10 < T-Rog > I take it you weren't actually expecting it to be a penis infection
01:10 < achillion > I was not

14:04 < achillion > Sometimes the way to simplify is to just have a habit and not think about it too much
14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
14:05 < achillion > then you start thinking about it

22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

15:41 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
15:47 < EvilBagel> butt
15:51 < Achillion> yes
15:53 <-INFO > EveningTea [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: http://www.mibbit.com ajax IRC Client]

18:53 < Achillion> Dicks are fun

21:41 < MatthTheGeek> you can't spell assassin without two asses

20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

11:46 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has joined #hard-light
11:50 < achtung> Surely you've heard of DVDA
11:50 < achtung> Double Vaginal Double ANal
11:51 < Kobrar> ...
11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline jr2

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
After you are done with FS1, and you want to play FS2, make sure you use the mod folder "mediavps" to give you the nice graphics for FS2.. the "fsport" mod folder you are using for FS1 automatically selects "mediavps" as well.  But when you want to play FS2, don't select "No MOD", instead, just select "mediavps".  K?  ;)

 

Offline Mystic

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Thanks for all your help. Ensign "Nutron" is now in training.

 
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Hi All,
I'm so glad that my fav. space sim still has such a strong following after all these years. I wanted to get my friends involved in playing the game. I downloaded everything and I have been able to get both games working properly.

The only question I have is... Is there multiplayer for the original Freespace campaign or just Freespace 2?



One more thing.... Is 4 players supported for the entire Freespace 2 Campaign or just the first half?

 

Offline colecampbell666

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Hi All,
I'm so glad that my fav. space sim still has such a strong following after all these years. I wanted to get my friends involved in playing the game. I downloaded everything and I have been able to get both games working properly.

The only question I have is... Is there multiplayer for the original Freespace campaign or just Freespace 2?



One more thing.... Is 4 players supported for the entire Freespace 2 Campaign or just the first half?
None, AFAIK, for either. If there is a 4 player FS2 campaign, it likely isn't a validated FS2NetD mission. You can play FS1 in multi if you:
A: Make a multi mission using FSPort.
B: Put it in it's proper place in your FSO folder. (don't know where this is)
C: Select FSPort in the launcher and host a game. Make sure that everyone else has also selected FSPort.
The only thing is, unless you get the mission validated, you won't get a score.
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Thanks so much for the replay. I guess it doesn't hurt to give it a shot. Thanks again.

 

Offline jr2

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!

B: Put it in it's proper place in your FSO folder. (don't know where this is)


I think that would be \FreeSpace2\fsport\data\missions  (assuming you have fsport installed to "fsport" under FreeSpace2, which you should have)

 
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I just tried to install FS from the installer alone LOL, for some reason on this computer I have to install the retail first, THEN use tureys installer, I have no idea in hades why, it just work that way, on the kids computers the installer works just fine. it has to be a vista thing. I swear I', putting xp back on here again.
All vista problems can be corrected, by upgrading to XP