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Offline terran_emperor

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
Actually, i found on FS1 that you can get away with the infinite ammo cheat.

What you to is enter the cheat code "www.volition-inc.com" then press @`@ + @[email protected] ... (im using a keyboard with the USA configuration in the UK...) to give yourself ulimited weapons. Then you restart the mission.
 You will still have infinite secondary ammo and primary energy.

Also you can get away with the cheats on the first half a Red-Alert mission.

IE...if you give yourself shivan super lasers on the second-to-last mission then you will keep them in the final mission.
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Offline K515

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
But I'm talking about my printout - the words are cut off at one end in Print Preview. You never told me how to fix this. Also, I don't want to use my retail, boxed version of Descent FreeSpace anymore - I'd like to use the fs1 port stuff that I downloaded on top of FS2 from GoG (I have to wait until May to see if I can get this) to play all of the FS1 missions while using the cheat codes without that "you're a cheater" pop-up restriction that I get in my retail, boxed version of FS1. I like to use the cheat codes entirely through the entire course of FS1, rather than using my cheat codes "half way" like (such as the first half of an red alert mission) - this is my personal perference. But thanks for giving me these extra cheat codes, though.
« Last Edit: April 06, 2009, 02:05:45 pm by K515 »

 

Offline Enigmatic Entity

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
If you're playing FS1 port on FS2, then cheats will work all the time. They don't work (most of the time) in RETAIL FS1, i.e. the boxed version. You have FS1 port on FS2, therefore cheats will work.
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
He knows that. The point at the moment seems to be that he doesn't have FS2 yet. Everything else yes, FS2 no.
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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15:51 < Achillion> yes
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20:05 < sigtau> i'm mining titcoins from now on

00:31 < oldlaptop> Drunken antisocial educated freezing hicks with good Internet == Finland stereotype

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Offline K515

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
He knows that. The point at the moment seems to be that he doesn't have FS2 yet. Everything else yes, FS2 no.

Right - I know that. But I have to wait until May to get FS2 from GoG.

If you're playing FS1 port on FS2, then cheats will work all the time. They don't work (most of the time) in RETAIL FS1, i.e. the boxed version. You have FS1 port on FS2, therefore cheats will work.

Yes, I understand; this was explained to me by karajorma on game-warden.com. But in the meantime, I'd like to print out the directions that I'll be needing in order to get some of this stuff (i.e. my downloads) installed properly and working. In other words, I'm trying to be prepared for May by printing out all the instructions I need. But part of my printout is cut off in Print Preview - please tell me how I can get Print Preview to show the whole printout, not the cut-off printout. 

 

Offline Dragon

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
I think I noticed one thing.
You can try to run FSO without buying it using my idea:
First of all ,download standalone mod from this thread:

http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,48480.0.html
It's old ,most likely dead TC ,but the important thing is it have all the
interface needed to run (though only in 1024-712 resolution).

Weapons ,Ships and tables you can get from some old retail mod ,here:
http://www.sectorgame.com/f2s/
you can find a lot of them (there was no tbms in retail ,so the only way to add
new ships was modifying main table).

Sound table can be extracted from Terran-Vasudan War Project ,it's most difficult part because I'm unsure if there are only slightly modified Sound tables ,you can try with TVWP one ,but I'm unsure about it.
You can get weapon sounds from InfR1 ,some may be missing from Apocalypse III ,but again ,they are not the same sounds as in retail ,and I don't know if they are original sound available.

So put Mediavps into Apocalypse III folder and then ,put tables into data/tables directory in mediavps folder.
Put sounds into data/sounds and then try to run the game.

I don't know if this solution  will work ,and if it will have no bugs ,but I'm certain about few things:
All models are in mediavps.
All needed effects are either in mediavps or in Apocalypse.
All interface is in Apocalypse
FS Port changes so many things that it should run under those condintions.
You will need to extract some vps if you want to use my proposition and this surely requires lot of work.
In my opinion it's better than paying for it ,but it's my opinion and I have some modding experience.
I have all that is needed ,so I will test it on my computer ,trying to run FSO without any files from retail can be intresting experience. Now hopefully somebody will correct me if I messed something up.

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
Please buy the game -- it helps support GoG and the future of FS2 distribution.

 

Offline The E

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
*snip*

Bad idea. Really, really bad idea. It may work, but troubleshooting it if you experience any unforeseen consequences is a royal PITA. For the love of all that is fluffy in this world, DON'T DO IT. Give the GOG folk a bit of your money, and make your life easier.
« Last Edit: April 07, 2009, 09:57:16 am by The E »
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
*snip*

Bad idea. Really, really bad idea. It may work, but troubleshooting it if you experience any unforeseen problems is a royal PITA.
Agreed. If you want to MacGyver yourself a "working" FSO without FS2, you're on your own with any and all problems, at least as far as I'm concerned.
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]184.175.20.91] 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
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Offline Dragon

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
OK ,I have re-read the thread and I started to think for him it's really not the best solution.
It may work for experienced modder who knows exactly what to do ,but not for somebody who is getting started with FS2.
I proposed this because I though it's a good idea ,and it's propably good idea for me because:
1. I'm from Krakow (it's like being from Scotland in this matter).  :)
2. I don't like to give my money to anybody else.
3. I do have some experience with modding.
4. I'm a lonewolf who does everything by himself (I decided to join after nearly year long playing with FS modding and lurking on HLP ).
5. I like getting straight to the point and if I have idea that may help ,I post it.
I think it may work for moddders who need working FS2 and ,for example ,lost the disks and don't want to pay.
Also why not to start on some free TC available around here?
Apocalypse III I mentioned is a bit outdated ,but it's fun to play and there is also Earth Defence Demo on FSMods (I made patch with some HTL models for it ,so you can get better quality).
I can assure Earth Defence Demo is good enough so you can play it while waiting for Good Old Games.
It's most likely better advice than one suitable only when you know how FSO works.
Also ,you may take a look on some themed conversions ,I enjoyed every single one of them ,even though I haven't seen Battlestar Galactica or Babylon 5.

 

Offline Mongoose

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
2. I don't like to give my money to anybody else.
So...I take it you don't eat and have no electricity or running water, then? :p

 

Offline K515

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
I'll post back in May and I'll let you know if and when I get FS2 from GoG. The thing is, I'm going on a trip in 3 (well actually, 2 1/2) weeks from now, plus I'm saving up for a new computer (I'll be getting this after I return from my trip, which will be in May), so I'm going to be quite busy until I return from my trip in May. After I return from my trip in May, I'll consider buying FS2 from GoG for $5.99. Ok? 

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
I'll consider buying FS2 from GoG for $5.99. Ok? 
Well, it's your choice. But seriously speaking, you need FS2 in order to play FSO and FSPort. So we hope that you'll buy FS2 once you get the opportunity. You can then proceed with your possible questions regarding installation procedures and other things. We'll (probably) still be here.
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 Rhymes

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
In a month?  Yeah Lobo, we'll still be here.  HLP has been going for how long? 
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Offline DeepSpace9er

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
You need to cheat during training missions?

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Offline Dragon

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
2. I don't like to give my money to anybody else.
So...I take it you don't eat and have no electricity or running water, then? :p

I don't like doesn't means I don't do it.
But I tend to economize.  :)
We use devices like bread baking mashine and water filter so it reduces costs of living (also keep in mind that my parents are caring of such things and they tend to find snake in their pocket only when it comes to buying presents for me ).  :)

 

Offline Vrets

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
You need to cheat during training missions?

 "If you can't handle an Amazon, you should probably reconsider your career path"

I'm a bit baffled by that, myself. You can actually dodge their primary weapons by looking away from them. :p

 

Offline Enigmatic Entity

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
Yes, I understand; this was explained to me by karajorma on game-warden.com. But in the meantime, I'd like to print out the directions that I'll be needing in order to get some of this stuff (i.e. my downloads) installed properly and working. In other words, I'm trying to be prepared for May by printing out all the instructions I need. But part of my printout is cut off in Print Preview - please tell me how I can get Print Preview to show the whole printout, not the cut-off printout. 

The slow option is to print screen sections and paste into Word or MS Paint or any other paint program. Trim/manoeuvre until it looks like the original web page. Word is probably easier, as you won't have sentences cut in half and put on the next page like if you use paint and make a really long image.

You need to cheat during training missions?

 "If you can't handle an Amazon, you should probably reconsider your career path"

I can't handle them well - they are slow, have no afterburners, shields or secondaries, and their primary weapon is useless. No, I just couldn't survive in one of those ;) . Training missions are boring - maybe he just wants to have "fun" or complete them "instantly" and still get his wings :doubt: although just doing the first one and skipping the rest achieves that as well.
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Offline K515

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
Folks, er, pilots, I'm leaving for my trip this coming Saturday, and I'll be back the following Saturday. I am still considering buying FS2 from GoG; I haven't forgotten about it. 

  

Offline K515

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Re: Descent Freespace cheat problem
Well folks, I'm back from my trip, and as of this moment, I'm downloading FS2 from GoG for $5.99. It's a 4 hour download.

Ok, everyone - I've finished downloading FS2, the game's soundtrack, manual, and the reference card from GoG. I assume this is the FS2 with the FRED thingy?





Here are all my FreeSpace donloads, plus my silent threat reborn downloads from last month;



and here are all my FreeSpace 2 downloads from yesterday/today; so am I all set? Good to go? Except that I'd like to wait until I get my new computer probably some time next month or so before I start playing around with all these downloads as this current laptop's main hard drive is only 40 GB capacity, it now has lots and lots of stuff on it, and my new laptop's hard drive is going to be about 320 GB capacity with about 250 GB reserved for windows XP (it's going to be a macbook pro).
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