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Offline SuperSonic_ht

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Freespace 2(HOTU) problem with custom missions
Ok, this is my first post here. And as an introductory note, I would like to say that I am suprised that people here are still active, I was expecting the site to be dead.
Anyways, my problem is with the HOTU release of Freespace 2. I cant play any custom missions. I tried to make my own mission in FRED2, it did not work. Then I downloaded the Derelict campaigm just as a test, it didnt work too. Same problem with both:- "Freespace 2 CD not found. Please insert a Freespace 2 CD."

Is there anything I can do besides downloading the vp files?
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Re: Freespace 2(HOTU) problem with custom missions
Which vp files do you have?
Screenshot of your fs2 folder may help also. . .
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Re: Freespace 2(HOTU) problem with custom missions
Ok, this is my first post here. And as an introductory note, I would like to say that I am suprised that people here are still active, I was expecting the site to be dead.
Anyways, my problem is with the HOTU release of Freespace 2. I cant play any custom missions. I tried to make my own mission in FRED2, it did not work. Then I downloaded the Derelict campaigm just as a test, it didnt work too. Same problem with both:- "Freespace 2 CD not found. Please insert a Freespace 2 CD."

Is there anything I can do besides downloading the vp files?

Very strange, I could have sworn the crack included with HotU should allow you to play campaigns like Derelict.

The best advice I can give you is to simply go here and download FS2_Open. If you only download the executables via that installer you should notice little difference from HotU (although you can grab working copies of the cutscenes too). However if you have a reasonably modern machine (anything from the last 3 years should be enough) grab the media VPs, etc. They'll hugely improve the game.
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Re: Freespace 2(HOTU) problem with custom missions
Thanks a lot, but just tell me what I need in order to play custom maps in the HoTU version? I downloaded the Derelict campaign just for testing whether the problem was with FRED2 or FS2. Am downloading FS2Open, I just hope this contains all I need...
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Sarge: Theres nothing wrong with the Olympics that modern science cant fix.
Church: Right, like using aerodynamic computer modelling to develop better ski jumping techniques.
Sarge:Noo, like replacing the skis with H-6 missiles...and the jumping with exploding!

-Red Vs Blue Winter Olympics Special:)

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Re: Freespace 2(HOTU) problem with custom missions
Get the FreeSpace installer from the FreeSpace source code project forum and it will do it all for you. The mod.ini files will not work with retail (the hotu version)
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Re: Freespace 2(HOTU) problem with custom missions
Thanks a lot, but just tell me what I need in order to play custom maps in the HoTU version? I downloaded the Derelict campaign just for testing whether the problem was with FRED2 or FS2. Am downloading FS2Open, I just hope this contains all I need...

The crack that comes with HotU should be allowing you to play it. If it's not I'm not certain what to advise. However FS2_Open itself is a tiny download. All you'd need is the executables, the launcher and OpenAL (which come to 4-5 meg). That is basically another way of playing the retail version of derelict.
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Offline SuperSonic_ht

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Re: Freespace 2(HOTU) problem with custom missions
Thanks a lot, it worked! Basically, I needed it only for FRED2. Now Ive got another problem...learning FRED2 (esp. SEXPs). So, expect more questions on FRED2..
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Sarge: Theres nothing wrong with the Olympics that modern science cant fix.
Church: Right, like using aerodynamic computer modelling to develop better ski jumping techniques.
Sarge:Noo, like replacing the skis with H-6 missiles...and the jumping with exploding!

-Red Vs Blue Winter Olympics Special:)

 

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Re: Freespace 2(HOTU) problem with custom missions
I'm pretty sure I included the Freddocs when I compiled the HotU download so you should be able to simply click on the help menu to get to the extended walkthrough. That will teach you a very large amount of what you need to know. :)
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Offline SuperSonic_ht

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Re: Freespace 2(HOTU) problem with custom missions
Thats not the point, I mean, I have the FredDocs, but its gonna take some time for me to learn all those. Basically, Im starting a little project Ive been planning...a suprise level with some tricky stuff...
P.S.- Maybe we should close the discussion here? Im gonna make some new threads asking what I want to know.
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Sarge: Theres nothing wrong with the Olympics that modern science cant fix.
Church: Right, like using aerodynamic computer modelling to develop better ski jumping techniques.
Sarge:Noo, like replacing the skis with H-6 missiles...and the jumping with exploding!

-Red Vs Blue Winter Olympics Special:)

 

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Re: Freespace 2(HOTU) problem with custom missions
What I meant is that you should do the walkthrough (if you haven't already) rather than reading it like some people do. It answers a lot of questions and you really get the hang of doing things if you actually work through it rather than reading.
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Re: Freespace 2(HOTU) problem with custom missions
SuperSonic, are you trying to combine FS2 and Halo?  IIRC, we have someone working on that, perhaps you should ask him if you can join with his project, if that is indeed the case.

 

Offline SuperSonic_ht

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Re: Freespace 2(HOTU) problem with custom missions
No No No! Im not doing that project, Im just waiting for the original project to complete. Im a great fan of the Halo series. :D
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Sarge: Theres nothing wrong with the Olympics that modern science cant fix.
Church: Right, like using aerodynamic computer modelling to develop better ski jumping techniques.
Sarge:Noo, like replacing the skis with H-6 missiles...and the jumping with exploding!

-Red Vs Blue Winter Olympics Special:)

 

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Re: Freespace 2(HOTU) problem with custom missions
Very strange, I could have sworn the crack included with HotU should allow you to play campaigns like Derelict.
Didn't work for me either. A custom campaign could be selected, but there was still an "Insert CD yaddayadda" thing if you tried to start the campaign. Yet another reason that drove me to FSO.
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Offline jr2

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Re: Freespace 2(HOTU) problem with custom missions
...that drove me to FSO.

Well, then it's not all bad, now, is it?  :D

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Freespace 2(HOTU) problem with custom missions
...that drove me to FSO.

Well, then it's not all bad, now, is it?  :D
Hell no. HotU FS2 was fun, even without the cutscenes. But stumbling upon FSO and discovering the MediaVPs, mods, campaigns, TCs... Like, damn.
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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