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Offline marxeil

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[Solved] Installing Freespace port - missing cut scenes
Hi,
Hello everyone. First post. Newbie. Just got both FS and FS2 from GOG. Also got a new Joystick and now I'm ready to fly. I searched the forums and the site but couldn't find / understand how to resolve my issue so please bear with me  :)

I installed both games, and ran the launcher. Basically all I want is to play them with the latest eye candy and improvments. I'm not interested in MP or additional campaigns. Maybe later.
The launcher worked fine but I got 2 errors:

Starting section: .OGG Cutscenes
Checking: FS2OGGcutscenepack.vp
Current File Size: 0
New File Size: 344
Download Mirror 1 (http://www.fszmirror.com/files/) has failed.
All Download Mirrors have failed.
Done with section: .OGG Cutscenes

Starting section: FreeSpace 1 Cutscenes
Checking: FS1OGGcutscenepack.vp
Current File Size: 0
New File Size: 351
Download Mirror 1 (http://www.fszmirror.com/files/fsport/) has failed.
All Download Mirrors have failed.


So I have a couple of questions:
1. Do I need these files?
2. If so, can I take those files from the original installations? Where to get and where to drop them?
3. How do I launch the games in "Open Freespace" mode?

Thanks for your patience with a clueless guy.

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« Last Edit: January 01, 2010, 04:28:20 pm by marxeil »

 

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Re: Installing Freespace port - missing cut scenes
You don't necessarily need them, but having them is a good thing. Get them here: http://www.freespacemods.net/

Now, to use FS2_Open, you need the FSO Launcher and the FSO exes, both of which the installer should have gotten for you. Start Launcher.exe, select the fs2_open exe by clicking the "Browse" button, make adjustments using the "features" Tab, and select the MediaVPs in the "Mod" tab. Then click run, and enjoy the goodness.
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Offline marxeil

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Re: Installing Freespace port - missing cut scenes
So I can't use the ones from the GOG installation? Where should they go?

 

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Re: Installing Freespace port - missing cut scenes
They should go into data\movies.

You'll need to move them all out of data2 and data3 directories (I think tht's where GoG put them)
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Re: Installing Freespace port - missing cut scenes
1. I don't understand the small font thing.

2.
I installed both games, and ran the launcher.
...
The launcher worked fine but I got 2 errors:
Could we revise all the meanings for the word "launcher"? In the second case you seem to be using it as a synonym for Turey's Installer, but I'm not completely sure of the first case.
Anyways, the launcher is actually a sort of a tool program that you use. FS1 probably had its own, FS2 has its own (Freespace2.exe) and FSO certainly has its own (Launcher.exe).

3.
3. How do I launch the games in "Open Freespace" mode?
FreeSpace Open (FSO in short) is an open source version of the original FS2 game engine. It is used instead of the original FS2 game engine. You cannot and should not attempt to mix FSO and FS1. If you want to play the FS1 main campaign with prettier graphics and such, you'll need FSPort, which you have at least mentioned in the topic.
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Re: Installing Freespace port - missing cut scenes
Also, what's the "moving the retail cutscenes out of the data folders/moving the .ogg files in" thing about? All you need to do as far as I know is put the "FS2OGGcutscenepack.vp" into your main FS2 directory. You should never have to mess around with the retail data in a GOG install...
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Installing Freespace port - missing cut scenes
Also, what's the "moving the retail cutscenes out of the data folders/moving the .ogg files in" thing about? All you need to do as far as I know is put the "FS2OGGcutscenepack.vp" into your main FS2 directory. You should never have to mess around with the retail data in a GOG install...
From what I've heard, the GOG FS2 contains the FS2 cutscenesin .mve format, but they've been wittily placed in either \freespace2\data2\ or \freespace2\data3\ . Or both. Effectively meaning that the FSO engine cannot automatically see them and use them. Yes, using the cutscene pack would be like "place it to \freespace2\", but since marxeil asked
So I can't use the ones from the GOG installation? Where should they go?
, he was responded that he indeed can use those cutscenes.
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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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
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Offline marxeil

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Re: Installing Freespace port - missing cut scenes
Sorry, I should have read more before posting. I was mistakenly referring to the installer as launcher and sort of made a mess of everything else.
Anyway, I found the 'FSOpen installation for manly man' and installed everything manually. I did find a few more hairs on my chest so it works  :p

I'm still not sure about one thing and I'll try to be clearer this time:
I want to start with the first Freesapce and then continue on to Freespace2. I also want to play it with FSOpen. I installed all of the FSPort files as per the instructions. The only thing missing is the cut scene pack. The link for that is broken. So I'm thinking - I have the original cut scenes so instead of downloading them I'll use the ones I have.

Movie files are located in two places:
C:\Program Files\GOG.com\Freespace\data1\Data\movies
C:\Program Files\GOG.com\Freespace\data2\data\movies

I suppose I should take all of those and place them in:
C:\Program Files\GOG.com\Freespace 2\data\Movies

And the launcher + FSPort will use them from there?

 

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Re: Installing Freespace port - missing cut scenes
A bit of a correction there: Yes, the cutscenes will work there. However, the FSPort cutscenes  (i.e. the FS1 cutscenes) rightly belong in ..\FreeeSpace2\FSPort\data\movies (If you have them separately, that is. The FSPort team distributes a cutscene vp that needs to be placed in the FSPort folder)
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Installing Freespace port - missing cut scenes
Indeed. Even though theoretically having all the cutscenes in \freespace2\data\movies\ would work, there's the fact that in both games the opening cutscene is called "intro.***", effectively meaning that you could only have either the FS2 opening cutscene or the FS1 opening cutscene in \freespace2\data\movies\ .
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 marxeil

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Re: Installing Freespace port - missing cut scenes
Thanks a lot. I suppose this should have been in the FSPort sub forum so again thanks for the Patience.