Author Topic: OLD FreeSpace Open Installer  (Read 672885 times)

0 Members and 4 Guests are viewing this topic.

Offline Herra Tohtori

  • The Academic
  • 211
  • Bad command or file name
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Hmm, I didn't recall that you have to pay to get FS2 SCP...  :confused:

Technically... You don't. FS2_Open developed by Source Code Project is free to get. MediaVP's developed by FreeSpace Upgrade team are free to get. All community-developed mods and stuff is free to get. Trying to ask for payment of these things would probably be called upon pretty soon by the powers that be...

However, you do need to own the original FreeSpace2 data for any of this stuff to be of any use to you (excluding total conversions and other standalone mods). For the longest of time, this gem of gaming was not feasibly available, so it was kind of accepted as a necessary evil to distribute the game data in one way or another. This changed when GoodOldGames begun to re-distribute the game among others at very reasonable price, so that is why things are as they are.
There are three things that last forever: Abort, Retry, Fail - and the greatest of these is Fail.

 
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Well, so I invested the money in the retail to get the MVPs, but after downloading the lot of it all I get is the same contents, which seems a bit odd. Are the MVPs corrupted in this downloader? I remember the last time I used this (years ago) it went all smooth and I had no problems in getting the MVPs to work, but now  :confused:
Must Crush Shivanism!

 

Offline General Battuta

  • Poe's Law In Action
  • 214
  • i wonder when my postcount will exceed my iq
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
You need to select the 'mediavps' folder in the Launcher.

And you need to actually run the game through the Launcher using a 3.6.10 build.

We'll walk you through it if you need any more help.

 

Offline Wobble73

  • 210
  • Reality is for people with no imagination
    • Steam
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I believe that there is currently a problem with the installer downloading corrupt mediavps. Check Lobo's signature for links to direct downloads to get the mediavps.  ;)
Who is General Failure and why is he reading my hard disk?
Early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese
Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.
 
Member of the Scooby Doo Fanclub. And we're not talking a cartoon dog here people!!

 You would be well adviced to question the wisdom of older forumites, we all have our preferences and perversions

 

Offline Androgeos Exeunt

  • Captain Oblivious
  • 212
  • Prevents attraction.
    • Wordpress.com Blog
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I do it manually, which always works.
My blog

Quote: Monday, 23 November 2020, 1135hrs UTC, #general
LSDNinja
So I achieved all the endings in Nier: Automata except E and Y, not looking forward to that at all >_<

Phantom Hoover
E is easy, Y is a bit of a chore

The_E
excuse you I am not "easy"

 
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
My installer's been stuck at "downloading: c:\games\freespace\FS2OGGcuscenepack.vp 80%" for like 6 hours now, what should i do?

 

Offline Jeff Vader

  • The Back of the Hero!
  • 212
  • Bwahaha
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Cancel, restart the Installer but deselect the cutscenes. After the Installer has finished, download the cutscenes (.ogg or .mve) from freespacemods.net.
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 Androgeos Exeunt

  • Captain Oblivious
  • 212
  • Prevents attraction.
    • Wordpress.com Blog
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
One more thing.

* Androgeos Exeunt fires his BABeam at psychuil.

My blog

Quote: Monday, 23 November 2020, 1135hrs UTC, #general
LSDNinja
So I achieved all the endings in Nier: Automata except E and Y, not looking forward to that at all >_<

Phantom Hoover
E is easy, Y is a bit of a chore

The_E
excuse you I am not "easy"

 

Offline GTSVA

  • 28
  • Born to Fly
    • Minecraft
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
That's an awesome beam.
What's up?

Freespace: Amit
Forums: GTSVA        
High Scores: Natroz

 

Offline Rhymes

  • Galactic Mediator
  • 29
  • Fatum Iustum Stultorum
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
He's an Ancient.  Makes sense that he'd have an Ancient ship's beam.  :P
If you don't have Knossos, you need it.

“There was a button," Holden said. "I pushed it."
"Jesus Christ. That really is how you go through life, isn't it?”

 
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Hi, I'm on Arch Linux 64-bit. I can't get the game to run. I used the installer to install to ~/FS2SCP. All of the information on installation is very scattered, do I still need some retail files? (Yes, I own the game, and have the discs.)  If so, which files, and where do I put them? All of the tuts are windows-centric and just tell you to install the game first, which obviously isn't possible on Linux. Furthermore, when I try to run the game from the command line, it yells about not having openal, which I do have. I assume I need to make a symlink or something, but I have no idea where it's looking for it in the first place.

Thanks in advance!

 

Offline Rhymes

  • Galactic Mediator
  • 29
  • Fatum Iustum Stultorum
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
:welcomered:
 
Did you check the wiki?  There's an entire Linux guide there.   Just in case: http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Guide_to_FS_Open_on_Linux

There's the guide, hope it helps.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2009, 07:16:44 pm by Rhymes_With_PSYCHO »
If you don't have Knossos, you need it.

“There was a button," Holden said. "I pushed it."
"Jesus Christ. That really is how you go through life, isn't it?”

 

Offline Jeff Vader

  • The Back of the Hero!
  • 212
  • Bwahaha
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Basically you'll need all the .vp files from the disks. And of course a Linux build (check the FSO 2.6.10 RC2 link in my signature). Once you have those, and the things you've downloaded so far, you should be able to play. And since you'll then have a Linux build, you won't need to WINE it.
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, I managed to install the game in Wine, and I copied the data folder over to where I'm attempting the Linux install. Is this all that's needed from the CD? (I couldn't get the script to work.) Also, does that binary work on 64-bit? It's complaining about the wrong ELF type...

EDIT: Copied the rest of the files and now the game starts (I had to use the RC1 Executable, I guess I'll just have to compile a 64 bit binary for the final release). So do I need any extra files to tweak graphical settings, resolution, etc? Thanks a lot, sorry for the trouble.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2009, 03:11:26 pm by Starclopsofish »

 

Offline Jeff Vader

  • The Back of the Hero!
  • 212
  • Bwahaha
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Thanks, I managed to install the game in Wine, and I copied the data folder over to where I'm attempting the Linux install. Is this all that's needed from the CD?
...
EDIT: Copied the rest of the files and now the game starts
The emphasis is on the .vp files. They are container files and have the majority of the data used by the game.

So do I need any extra files to tweak graphical settings, resolution, etc? Thanks a lot, sorry for the trouble.
The MediaVPs contain awesome graphical improvements. A list of command-line options is available here. There is also some kind of a Launcher for Linux, if you want to try it.
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!
Cool, most seem to work fine, but I can't figure out how to change the resolution... I read somewhere that it was -res, but I'm not sure on the actual usage.

-res 1920 1200?


 

Offline Jeff Vader

  • The Back of the Hero!
  • 212
  • Bwahaha
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
A not-so-quick search would suggest that the format is -res 1920x1200 .
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 colecampbell666

  • I See Dead Pictures
  • 212
  • Evolution and ascension.
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Also read the thread in my sig on prettiness, get the 3.6.10 MediaVPs, and have fun. What GPU do you have?
Gettin' back to dodgin' lasers.

 

Offline chief1983

  • Still lacks a custom title
  • 212
  • ⬇️⬆️⬅️⬅️🅰➡️⬇️
    • Minecraft
    • Skype
    • Steam
    • Twitter
    • Fate of the Galaxy
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
I make no claims about the binary working well on anything other than 32bit Ubuntu derivatives, although I'm sure most 32bit platforms can run it.  64bit I don't know enough about to even say whether or not it should run.  Perhaps the environment lacks the necessary support to run a 32bit binary, or there's something particularly wrong with the build, I can't say.  I can say that I do suggest compiling your own build on linux as opposed to using the released ones, it's probably more reliable.  Just get the revision from SVN stated in a release thread if you want to make sure it matches, we may even put up a source checkout at some point for ease of compiling.
Fate of the Galaxy - Now Hiring!  Apply within | Diaspora | SCP Home | Collada Importer for PCS2
Karajorma's 'How to report bugs' | Mantis
#freespace | #scp-swc | #diaspora | #SCP | #hard-light on EsperNet

"You may not sell or otherwise commercially exploit the source or things you created based on the source." -- Excerpt from FSO license, for reference

Nuclear1:  Jesus Christ zack you're a little too hamyurger for HLP right now...
iamzack:  i dont have hamynerge i just want ptatoc hips D:
redsniper:  Platonic hips?!
iamzack:  lays

 

Offline Grimper

  • 28
    • Minecraft
Re: FreeSpace Open Installer! Download it now!
Have the corrupted VPs in the installer been fixed yet?
When Australia burned.

Together since the world began, the madman and the lover.

"Post-counts are like digital penises. That's why I don't like Shrike playing with mine." - an0n