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Offline Turey

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I'm guessing your code locks the window size to some percentage of the monitor's height, or a fixed pixel height regardless of resolution?  If it's percentage based the method could need some adjustment.

I believe it's a fixed pixel height, but I'd have to check.
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Offline Goober5000

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
What? That shouldn't be possible. The scrollbar should handle all size increases, and even if it didn't, the main window size is locked anyway.

Either way, I can't begin to imagine how you pulled that off.
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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
hi guys, i just re-installed my linux distribution and run the installer again but I cant get the game to run. It says web cursor bitmap not found, although i tried the solution written in the wiki. Then i read that the installer does not have retail FS2. does that mean that i cannot play fs2_open as supplied by the java installer unless I also have the retail cds? Since I do have them, do I have to install the game from the cd first and then use the installer or can i just copy some files over?

Many thanks

 

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
You should be able to get the necessary .vp files from the .cab files on the cds.  You need:

  • root_fs2
  • smarty_fs2
  • sparky_fs2
  • sparky_hi_fs2
  • stu_fs2
  • tango1_fs2
  • tango2_fs2
  • tango3_fs2
  • warble_fs2

You should grab the cutscenes (all 10) as well, and put them in Freespace2\data\movies\.  Everything else you need comes with the installer.  I also would get the hud_[1-3].hcf files if you see them and drop them in \data\players\, since those are presets for the hud colors.  No one else seems to think they are important except me though :)

Unfortunately, to get at the cab files it looks like you will need to use Unshield, which is hopefully included in your distro's package manager.  Only way I can find currently to get at the necessary files.
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Offline captain-custard

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
You should be able to get the necessary .vp files from the .cab files on the cds.  You need:

  • root_fs2
  • smarty_fs2
  • sparky_fs2
  • sparky_hi_fs2
  • stu_fs2
  • tango1_fs2
  • tango2_fs2
  • tango3_fs2
  • warble_fs2

You should grab the cutscenes (all 10) as well, and put them in Freespace2\data\movies\.  Everything else you need comes with the installer.  I also would get the hud_[1-3].hcf files if you see them and drop them in \data\players\, since those are presets for the hud colors.  No one else seems to think they are important except me though :)

Unfortunately, to get at the cab files it looks like you will need to use Unshield, which is hopefully included in your distro's package manager.  Only way I can find currently to get at the necessary files.


bit of a dumnb question are these

  • tango1_fs2
  • tango2_fs2
  • tango3_fs2
  • warble_fs2
and stu_fs2
absolutely neccesary?
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
bit of a dumnb question are these

  • tango1_fs2
  • tango2_fs2
  • tango3_fs2
  • warble_fs2
and stu_fs2
absolutely neccesary?
It is a bit silly question. Those are retail FS2 files. Retail FS2 is GodTM or the equivalent omnipotent being described in one's religion. Therefore, those files are absolutely necessary.
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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

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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

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14:05 < achillion > until stuff explodes
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22:16 < T-Rog > I don't know how my gf would feel about Jewish conspiracy porn

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
many thanks! i can play again (though i had to install the game since i could not extract the files. unshield failed, though it shouldnt hmmm

now my next question, how can i restore my save points? i backed up my data players folder but my previous pilot is not recognised by the game...

oh and where are the cutscenes? i cannot find them in the data folder of my installation

EDIT: seems the new installation puts the player data on a different folder (at least in linux). I managed to uplaod my old player but my old games still dont show up. And while playing freespace 2 i got this error

ERROR: "Invalid weapon name.  In sexpression: ( when     ( true )     ( good-secondary-time        "Friendly"        100        "Cyclops"        "Belisarius"     ) ) (Error appears to be: Cyclops)" at mission/missionparse.cpp:5798


hmmm where is the old installer .... !
« Last Edit: October 31, 2008, 07:29:35 pm by dr_costas »

  
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I can't run any part of Freespace after the latest installer, do I need to install FS2 Retail off the disk first?
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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
ahaha i found the walkthrough for the installer, how did i miss it completely... forget my previous post, i will come back later if i cant get through the walkthrough!

http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/FreeSpace_Open_Installer

 

Offline Fenrir

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I can't run any part of Freespace after the latest installer, do I need to install FS2 Retail off the disk first?

Yes.

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
bit of a dumnb question are these

  • tango1_fs2
  • tango2_fs2
  • tango3_fs2
  • warble_fs2
and stu_fs2
absolutely neccesary?
It is a bit silly question. Those are retail FS2 files. Retail FS2 is GodTM or the equivalent omnipotent being described in one's religion. Therefore, those files are absolutely necessary.

They don't actually have to be on your HD though. FS2 will actually load those off of the CD if it can't find them elsewhere. Those files are the ones missed if you do a minimal install (along with Sparky_hi_fs2.vp) So it is quite possible to have the game work without them present.

However if you don't have them present the quality of the game will be hugely reduced as they are the sound and music VPs along with the command briefing animations.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I can't run any part of Freespace after the latest installer, do I need to install FS2 Retail off the disk first?
THE INSTALLER DOES NOT INCLUDE RETAIL FILES.
At least not anymore. So yes. If you have a copy of FS2, install it. If not, buy one from Good Old Games for $5.99 and install it.

bit of a dumnb question are these

  • tango1_fs2
  • tango2_fs2
  • tango3_fs2
  • warble_fs2
and stu_fs2
absolutely neccesary?
It is a bit silly question. Those are retail FS2 files. Retail FS2 is GodTM or the equivalent omnipotent being described in one's religion. Therefore, those files are absolutely necessary.

They don't actually have to be on your HD though. FS2 will actually load those off of the CD if it can't find them elsewhere. Those files are the ones missed if you do a minimal install (along with Sparky_hi_fs2.vp) So it is quite possible to have the game work without them present. 
Most true, but I was indeed referring to the fact that the lack of those files devours a large portion of the gaming experience and therefore is not recommended.
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 captain-custard

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
ok , i have sparky hi but not the others ... just a final question , with fs-open 3.6.10 media vps etc are these needed?
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
ok , i have sparky hi but not the others ... just a final question , with fs-open 3.6.10 media vps etc are these needed?
Concidering that the MediaVPs consist mostly of models, textures and effects, yes. If you don't have stu, tangos and warble but have each and every 3.6.10 MediaVP (including MV_music), you are missing the command briefing animations and voice acting, but on the positive side you have some of the music tracks.
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 captain-custard

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
thanks ill go a hunting in my fs disc
« Last Edit: November 01, 2008, 06:14:58 am by andicirk »
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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I can't run any part of Freespace after the latest installer, do I need to install FS2 Retail off the disk first?

Yes.

thanks, I can do that I have FS1 I found at a thrift store, and FS 2 I found on the net before all the copy's went away.
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You should still purchase a copy if you didn't, it's only $6.  From this point on, anyone not owning a copy of FS2 will be subject to the Knights who say 'ni'.

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
You should still purchase a copy if you didn't, it's only $6.  From this point on, anyone not owning a copy of FS2 will be subject to the Knights who say 'ni'.

Ni!

let em say "ni :) my copy of FS IS the retail, not a counterfeit, like most stuff found on the net, I just was at he right site at eh right time and was never charged for it :) I don't remember what site it was, been a few years. But I have it on 3 disks 1, 2, and 3
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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
The link the installer uses for the Homesick mod needs to be updated because the current one is dead.  Other than that don't change a thing.  The installer simplified the process of updating my game greatly.  Many thanks to the creator of this tool.

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« Last Edit: November 04, 2008, 05:39:17 pm by Aurora Paradox »

 
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Well guys and gals, I did it, I got freespace to run on the computer :)
Step 1. I installed Freespace - The Great War
Step 2. I installed Freespace 2
Step 3. I ran the installer and now have all freespace working again :)

I feel smart
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