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Offline PIe

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How to set up PXO multiplayer
As you may or may not know, Taylor has ported PXO back to retail FS2.  If you want to get started playing and testing, here's instructions.
  • Download the builds from https://pxo.nottheeye.com/files/test/freespace2_rel.zip (release) or https://pxo.nottheeye.com/files/test/freespace2_dbg.zip (debug).
  • Extract them to a new folder (do not use your existing FS2 installation) and copy the retail VPs to that folder.
  • Download FUBAR's multiplayer mission and voice pack and extract them to the same folder.  If you have a limited internet connection, you can download just the missions here (7z file) or here (larger zip file)
  • Register an account at https://pxo.nottheeye.com/ and you will be given game credentials.
  • Run the launcher, freespace2.exe, and in the PXO tab enter the credentials you were given.  Note that this is different from email/password combo you used to register for PXO.
  • After setting whatever else you want to change, you can launch the game either from the launcher or by running fs2.exe.
  • Currently there's one or two servers constantly running, one in Germany and one in Texas (USA).
  • To set up a match, join HLP's Discord server (if you haven't already, and if not why not?).  Go to the #pxo channel and ping the @multi group and wait for responses.  If you plan on playing often, ask MageKing17 to add you to the multi group so that you too can be notified when someone wants to play.
Note that it is retail-only, so don't expect the MediaVPs or any mods.  The good news is that you can play on pretty much any computer.
Have fun!
« Last Edit: March 18, 2018, 08:08:48 pm by PIe »
[6:23 PM] PIe: why do I have the feeling that I shouldn't be able to give orders to 22nd armored hq
[6:24 PM] Axem: 22nd armored hq, i order you to get me a cup of coffee
[6:24 PM] PIe: and donuts
[6:24 PM] PIe: BECAUSE THIS IS THE GTVA POLICE
[6:25 PM] Axem: :O
[6:25 PM] Axem: am i under arrest
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: no, just please step out of the myrmidon
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: you have so much to fred for

[9:50 PM] Sottises: wait did you do vassago's verge?
[9:50 PM] Sottises: .. dirge?
[9:50 PM] Axem: yes
[9:50 PM] Sottises: ohh
[9:50 PM] Sottises: well I have that and JAD too
[9:50 PM] Axem: :)
[9:50 PM] Sottises: what a contrast of themes lmao
[9:50 PM] Axem: isnt it
[9:51 PM] Axem: super grimdark thriller about unknowable alien intelligence and over the top colorful action about friendship
[9:51 PM] PIe: jad is grimdark???
[9:51 PM] Axem: :skull:

 

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Re: How to set up PXO multiplayer
If you plan on playing often, ask MageKing17 to add you to the multi group so that you too can be notified when someone wants to play.
And if I'm not awake, any moderator can grant people roles.
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Re: How to set up PXO multiplayer
Which launcher do I need to enter the credentials into? Is it the wxLauncher 0.12.0-rc3 or the FS2 Open Launcher 5.5d? Or something else?

 

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Re: How to set up PXO multiplayer
Which launcher do I need to enter the credentials into? Is it the wxLauncher 0.12.0-rc3 or the FS2 Open Launcher 5.5d? Or something else?

The retail launcher, because this here is only based upon retail FS2.
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Re: How to set up PXO multiplayer
Just use the included launcher (I forget if it's fs2.exe or freespace.exe).
[6:23 PM] PIe: why do I have the feeling that I shouldn't be able to give orders to 22nd armored hq
[6:24 PM] Axem: 22nd armored hq, i order you to get me a cup of coffee
[6:24 PM] PIe: and donuts
[6:24 PM] PIe: BECAUSE THIS IS THE GTVA POLICE
[6:25 PM] Axem: :O
[6:25 PM] Axem: am i under arrest
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: no, just please step out of the myrmidon
[6:26 PM] [`_`]/: you have so much to fred for

[9:50 PM] Sottises: wait did you do vassago's verge?
[9:50 PM] Sottises: .. dirge?
[9:50 PM] Axem: yes
[9:50 PM] Sottises: ohh
[9:50 PM] Sottises: well I have that and JAD too
[9:50 PM] Axem: :)
[9:50 PM] Sottises: what a contrast of themes lmao
[9:50 PM] Axem: isnt it
[9:51 PM] Axem: super grimdark thriller about unknowable alien intelligence and over the top colorful action about friendship
[9:51 PM] PIe: jad is grimdark???
[9:51 PM] Axem: :skull:

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: How to set up PXO multiplayer
Which launcher do I need to enter the credentials into? Is it the wxLauncher 0.12.0-rc3 or the FS2 Open Launcher 5.5d? Or something else?


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Re: How to set up PXO multiplayer
That I have to use the included launcher is what had to be mentioned. Thanks.
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Re: How to set up PXO multiplayer
Getting multiplayer mode work for FreeSpace 2 ist far to difficult.