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Offline Aardwolf

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"FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
I've heard that Colossus was only a temporary title, but my CD set says Colossus on it...

Please explain.
« Last Edit: February 12, 2008, 11:20:18 am by Aardwolf »

 

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Re: "FreeSpace: Colossus" ?
Quote from: Telecommander.com article on FreeSpace 2 Colossus
Freespace 2: Colossus is an OEM version of Freespace 2. Colossus is a special release version of the classic space sim - offering 10 of the original missions (there are 30 in the full release). It includes music, CB anims and voice files.
The way I've always understood it is, that 'Colossus' is a limited bundle version of the actual FreeSpace 2, delivered with some computer packages and such.
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Offline Aardwolf

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Re: "FreeSpace: Colossus" ?
Nope; mine has all the missions, from "Surrender, Belisarius" to "Apocalypse" (the one people stupidly call "Incoming Transmission")...

And it says on one or more of the CDs (I don't have them right now to look at) "Colossus"

 

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Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
That's odd. Where did you get the game? Cause I have Freespace 2 : Colossus and it comes on one disk only.
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Offline Aardwolf

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Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
My parents bought it for me on Amazon as a birthday gift.

It's got 3 CDs, the first is red and is the install CD, and the other two are green and blue.

 

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Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
This year or last year?

No doubt you have the U Wish Games version in that case.
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Offline Aardwolf

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Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
Several years ago (maybe 2005?)

 

Offline Aardwolf

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Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
Sorry to double post, but I found where it says it:

It's on the red CD (Disk 1, Install CD), in the installation instructions.

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INSTALLATION

Insert the FreeSpace 2: Colossus CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Setup will automatically start the installation process. Follow the on-screen instructions.

 
Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
My parents bought it for me on Amazon as a birthday gift.

It's got 3 CDs, the first is red and is the install CD, and the other two are green and blue.
Mine is exactly the same. I got it like...5-7 years ago?
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Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
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I've heard that Colossus was only a temporary title, but my CD set says Colossus on it...

When you say that, do you mean that the physical CD label says "FreeSpace 2:  Colossus," or does the subtitle only appear in the installation instructions?  It sounds like a copy-paste oversight, in the latter case, that most of us never caught, since most of us didn't particularly need instructions on how to navigate the daunting maze that is Install Shield.

 
Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
Freespace 2: Colossus is the sorta demo that includes act 1 of FS2 (AKA the hammerhead, raven, and suicide kings missions) and was bundled up with this really good logitech force-feedback joystick that, incidentely, doesn't work with freespace. it makes the game stall up to the point were you have to cut your comps power.
the Colossus demo is what got me started in FS.  :)
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Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
The Installation Instructions I refer to are the ones PRINTED on the CD.

I think it might be the sci-fi game of the year edition.

 
Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
Freespace 2: Colossus is the sorta demo that includes act 1 of FS2 (AKA the hammerhead, raven, and suicide kings missions) and was bundled up with this really good logitech force-feedback joystick that, incidentely, doesn't work with freespace. it makes the game stall up to the point were you have to cut your comps power.
the Colossus demo is what got me started in FS.  :)
Ditto. And i still have that joystick :D
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Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
The Installation Instructions I refer to are the ones PRINTED on the CD.

I think it might be the sci-fi game of the year edition.

Well I'm at a loss as to what version you have, as the sci-fi sim of the year edition doesn't have instructions like that...
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Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
The Installation Instructions I refer to are the ones PRINTED on the CD.

I think it might be the sci-fi game of the year edition.
IIRC information. Meaning it could be wrong.
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Offline Aardwolf

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Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
Only on the red (install) cd.

 

Offline Zoltan

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Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
Only on the red (install) cd.

There are no install instructions on the red install CD.
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Offline Aardwolf

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Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
Then you have a different version  :rolleyes:

« Last Edit: February 13, 2008, 07:18:46 pm by Aardwolf »

 
Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
Sounds like a regular version of FS2 with a Colossus label slapped on the CD.  Enjoy your ownership of an oddity.  Can we move on now?

 
Re: "FreeSpace 2: Colossus" ?
Can we move on now?
No. We're completely on topic, so no reason to deviate.
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