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Offline Ryan

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
On the hades site, does the download of freespace need a CD Key? i lost mine

 

Offline Unknown Target

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Freespace 2 never needed a CD key. :p

 

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Well, that helps, thanks!

 

Offline Polpolion

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
How rude of me to forget:

:welcome:

Keep posting if you run into any more difficulties. I'll be here and try and help. Unless I'm at school. In which case, it will be a couple hours. Unless it's near the end or beginning, when it will be less than one or several hours, respectively.

 

Offline Ryan

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Ok, after dl'ing all 3 cd's from the hades website, i have NO idea how to install it  :doubt:

Can you please tell me how?

 

Offline Mars

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Okay, I'm assuming you have a CD burner, if you don't, see the alternative

First you download an ISO burner

You put a blank CD in the burner

You select the first freespace cd file and click "burn"

After cd is completed repeat process for the other two.

Then use the CDs to install the game


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Alternatively get 7Zip, use it to extract the files in the ISOs to a directory, and run the setup program from there.

« Last Edit: June 07, 2007, 12:47:57 am by Mars »

 

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Gah! Stop with the falsehoods!

And wiki says free space 2 is 250mb thing. the download i saw was 3 times that for 1 disk. s the hades one the retail normal one? i think the thing that i dl'ed incuded the game. but i can't run it with the extra specs
IIRC, the HOTU version is 250mb. The HOTU version has no voice, movies, animations, and only very very very low-res effects.

Nope. HotU is ~600MB, and the only thing it's missing is the cutscenes.

OK, ive givin up on sfreespace open, but i have 1 more question:

i have the choices of core files, sounds, animations, and high quality graphics. Do i need the better video card for those?

If you're using my Installer, grab FreeSpace 2 Retail Core and all of its subsections. That'll get you retail, minus the cutscenes.
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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
UniChrome IGP should work fine, IIRC.  You just need more system RAM, (memory) so that the IGP can share more of it.  If you upgrade to 2 GB dual channel (1GB x 2), then your IGP should be able to run 128 or 256 MB of that as GFX memory.  Use the CPU-Z link in my siggy to find your motherboard make/model, and I'll try to get more info for you.

 

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Unichrome, like I said, doesn't have OpenGL support, so he's probably screwed when it comes to using the new effects.

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Nope. HotU is ~600MB, and the only thing it's missing is the cutscenes.

Just to clarify v2 of the HotU is 600MB. v1 was 250MB and was really rather rubbish in comparison to having the disks. I suspect that thesizzler simply forgot to mention that there were two versions.
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Offline Polpolion

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Nope. HotU is ~600MB, and the only thing it's missing is the cutscenes.

Just to clarify v2 of the HotU is 600MB. v1 was 250MB and was really rather rubbish in comparison to having the disks. I suspect that thesizzler simply forgot to mention that there were two versions.


There are two versions? :confused:

When did the second one come out?

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Feb 2006.

Incidentally, way to go on making me look like an idiot for trying to defend you. I'll have to make sure I don't do that again. :p
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Offline Polpolion

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
I'm sorry I didn't pay attention to the HOTU versions after I realized how easy it was to get the three CDs. :nervous:

I suppose it all evens out. Turey made me look stupid for not knowing about the more recent HOTU version, you were tactful enough to not do that too him that much, then I made you look dumb, and then you made me look dumb again. See? And then I suppose there's me making myself look dumb with this message, but I'm too lazy to delete it, so I'll just leave it :blah:.
« Last Edit: June 07, 2007, 04:25:22 pm by thesizzler »

 

Offline karajorma

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
I'm sorry I didn't pay attention to the HOTU versions after I realized how easy it was to get the three CDs. :nervous:

Fair enough but if you're unable to use Turey's installer and want to download the game and FSO, HotU is actually much more efficient than ISOs.
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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
UniChrome IGP should work fine, IIRC.  You just need more system RAM, (memory) so that the IGP can share more of it.  If you upgrade to 2 GB dual channel (1GB x 2), then your IGP should be able to run 128 or 256 MB of that as GFX memory.  Use the CPU-Z link in my siggy to find your motherboard make/model, and I'll try to get more info for you.
Or he could just get a good but cheap video card that has OpenGL support like a X1300Pro or something.
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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Unless he's on a laptop, which, AFAIK, S3 chips are mostly used for.

 

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Unichrome, like I said, doesn't have OpenGL support, so he's probably screwed when it comes to using the new effects.

http://www.s3graphics.com/en/products/unichrome/

Which UniChrome?

Quote from: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/p4-series/pm800/
The VIA UniChrome™ Pro IGP graphics core features a robust 2D/3D graphics engine...

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» Full Software support including Microsoft DirectX 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and Open GL support...
« Last Edit: June 08, 2007, 06:32:08 am by jr2 »

 

Offline Ryan

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
I think i need to uninstall the Open version, i got mad trying to run the original and went to download the demo. Gave me the same error.

Is there something in the setup? do i have to delete the open version for it to work?

 

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Unichrome, like I said, doesn't have OpenGL support, so he's probably screwed when it comes to using the new effects.

http://www.s3graphics.com/en/products/unichrome/

Which UniChrome?

Quote from: http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/chipsets/p4-series/pm800/
The VIA UniChrome™ Pro IGP graphics core features a robust 2D/3D graphics engine...

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» Full Software support including Microsoft DirectX 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and Open GL support...


All of the Unichromes. Their OpenGL support is a farce, trust me, I used to have a Unichrome Pro as well. http://forums.viaarena.com/messageview.aspx?catid=31&threadid=65733&enterthread=y

And what sort of error did it give you?

 

Offline Ryan

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Re: What do you mean i can't run the game!?
Freespace 2 requires glide or Diret3d Hardware Acceleration. you will not be able to run Freespace 2 without it.

Could the open thing i have in my recycle been be affecting this? do i have to delete it?