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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Hey everyone,

I'll admit that I'm a complete noob to the Free Space community / way of life (my friend told me about the game, it looked awesome, so I came to this site and bought Free Space 2 off of Good Old Games), and so far my installation of Free Space Open has been very... interesting. I have the big .exe install file for just Free Space 2 from GOG (no discs, no original Free Space), and I have the .jar installer for Free Space Open, and am running on Windows Vista. What exactly do I need to do in order to play the best that Free Space Open has to offer? So far, I've tried:

Playing just Free Space 2: I got the game to run by itself using the GOG installer, but sometimes the mouse was screwing up a little bit while trying to use it as a joystick. But I want open source graphics!

Installing Free Space 2 patch 1.2: I'm not sure whether or not the GOG version comes with version 1.2, but whenever I tried running the installer and locating "FreeSpace2.exe", it would always say "There was an error processing the patch: Old File not found. However, a file of the same name was. No update done since file contents do not match." So I'm not sure if the patch is already installed, or if the installer just doesn't work. Is it really necessary?

Installing Free Space Open: I can run the .jar or .exe and download all the files, but I'm kind of confused as to what to do next. When I run "Launcher.exe" and locate the "fs2_open_3_6_9.exe" file, it has often said something about missing mouse pointers, and wouldn't launch the game correctly. This last time, however, it started the game without complaining, but the game looked identical to the original Free Space 2 (I'm assuming there was supposed to be some kind of graphical update) and my mouse didn't work as a joystick at all.

So is there something that I need to do differently? What exactly would I expect from an ideal installation of Free Space Open? I would really appreciate any help, thank you in advance :)

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Are your FSOpen files located in your Freespace 2 directory?

 
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I installed both Free Space 2 and Free Space Open in C:\Games\Freespace 2, so the FSOpen files should be there.

 

Offline Turey

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
odd. Can you post some sort of directory listing with file names and sizes?
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Installing Free Space 2 patch 1.2:...So I'm not sure if the patch is already installed, or if the installer just doesn't work. Is it really necessary?
I do think the GOG version is 1.2 already.

This last time, however, it started the game without complaining, but the game looked identical to the original Free Space 2 (I'm assuming there was supposed to be some kind of graphical update)
The FSO engine makes graphical enhancements possible but it doesn't include them. The graphical enhancements are known as the MediaVPs and they can be downloaded with the Installer. If you didn't download them, download them. They will be located in \freespace2\mediavps\ and they are used by opening the Launcher, opening the MOD tab and selecting the \freespace2\mediavps\ folder as your active mod.
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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15:51 < 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

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Ya know speaking of the patch, I don't think I installed it, maybe that explains the 1/4 of a planet missing in Cardinal Spear.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Ya know speaking of the patch, I don't think I installed it, maybe that explains the 1/4 of a planet missing in Cardinal Spear.
No. That would be Herra Tohtori's Epic Planets of Unforetold Resource ConsumptionTM. Lower resolution versions are available from the first post of the Cardinal Spear release thread.
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
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11:51 <-INFO > Kobrar [[email protected]] has left #hard-light []

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I recall Kara saying that the GOG version was 1.2, but that one VP hadn't been updated. Does anyone remember which one that was?

 
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Ya know speaking of the patch, I don't think I installed it, maybe that explains the 1/4 of a planet missing in Cardinal Spear.
No. That would be Herra Tohtori's Epic Planets of Unforetold Resource ConsumptionTM. Lower resolution versions are available from the first post of the Cardinal Spear release thread.

Epic Planets of Unfortold resource Comsuption huh? I could make a political joke right about now, but it wouldn't be approiate for this game.

Oh and thanks I went and got it, gonna install it now
« Last Edit: November 11, 2008, 01:35:34 pm by wolfen »
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Well, the point being that the planets in Cardinal Spear aren't retail planets. They are planets specifically made for and distributed with Cardinal Spear (and actual objects instead of background images, for that matter). It's just that the indecently large amount of pixels may be too much for certain rigs/GPUs and can cause a sort of "tearing" in the planets. The lower resolution planet textures are naturally less resource-unfriendly and have so far worked for everyone who has had problems with the original ones.
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 []

 
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I got it, now where does it go? Its been a long time since I've had to do this, I forget things in my old age :)
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
 :wtf: Uh... the textures should be packed into a .vp, so the .vp should be placed to \freespace2\cardinalspear\.
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 []

 
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Thanks everyone, it runs now! And I'm pretty sure the graphics are updated - no new menus or any advanced options, but the graphics are definitely more detailed on the ships.

 
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
:wtf: Uh... the textures should be packed into a .vp, so the .vp should be placed to \freespace2\cardinalspear\.

Ok...............did it............put them there....................guess how stupid I feel for asking that question instead of knowing where it went.
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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I recall Kara saying that the GOG version was 1.2, but that one VP hadn't been updated. Does anyone remember which one that was?

Well that was what I was told. The HotU crack pack on my FAQ's download page contains the 1.2 version of the VP file so if anyone wants to compare files they can. But from the file size of the version I was sent by someone (can't remember who) the GoG version definitely seems to be v1.0 rather than v1.2.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
from the file size of the version I was sent by someone (can't remember who) the GoG version definitely seems to be v1.0 rather than v1.2.
In that case, off to fix my installation instructions. ->
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 General Battuta

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I recall Kara saying that the GOG version was 1.2, but that one VP hadn't been updated. Does anyone remember which one that was?

Well that was what I was told. The HotU crack pack on my FAQ's download page contains the 1.2 version of the VP file so if anyone wants to compare files they can. But from the file size of the version I was sent by someone (can't remember who) the GoG version definitely seems to be v1.0 rather than v1.2.

Which VP was it?

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Well that was what I was told. The HotU crack pack on my FAQ's download page contains the 1.2 version of the VP file so if anyone wants to compare files they can. But from the file size of the version I was sent by someone (can't remember who) the GoG version definitely seems to be v1.0 rather than v1.2.
Which VP was it?
Root_fs2.
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 []

 
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I recall Kara saying that the GOG version was 1.2, but that one VP hadn't been updated. Does anyone remember which one that was?

The GoG version definitely seems to be v1.0 rather than v1.2.

According to GOG site the game comes patched to version 1.2.  I already purchased the game from them a little while ago and I didn't patch it.  I just installed the Freespace open upgrades and haven't had any major problems thus far.  If it turns out it is really only version 1.0 will this mean I have to start over with a clean install of Freespace?  What did the 1.2 patch fix anyways?

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Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
The problem is one file seems to have been missed, whereas the rest are 1.2.  That file is root_fs2.vp (which itself is actually a collection of files).  One thing that would be missing then, is a few mission bugfixes I believe.
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