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Offline karajorma

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Re: Semi-official new people thread!
I think it would be awesome to see some machinima created in the engine.  Go for it. :)

Go for it.

You wouldn't be the first though. :p
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Re: Semi-official new people thread!
I already introduced myself in the General Discussions area, but I guess it won't hurt saying "Hi" here once more :)


 

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Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Welcome to HLP  :)
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Re: Semi-official new people thread!
My name is doomed_soul, and I'm an alcoholic..

Whoops... wrong board!


 

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Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Yes, you should be posting in GD :p

Welcome.
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Offline kilgore456

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Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Hello and Thank You. I love Freespace, but I haven't played in years. I'm so excited to go back and do it some more!
Just a couple of quick questions. I'm sure this has been answered here somewhere, but there's alot of info here to go through.
     
   Will all this stuff work with windows 7??

   Can anyone recommend a good flight stick that works with windows 7 ?? (My trusty wingman 3d is giving me problems)

   Thanks to all for sticking with Freespace and continuing the good work.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Will all this stuff work with windows 7??
Yes.
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Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Hi I'm a new member on Hard Light but I've been lurking for years.  I downloaded FS2 back before GOG sold it so people were trading legal torrents for it (ahh good times).  I remember seeing the amazing screenshots and lusting after FSO, but being disappointed with the very few changes I noticed after using the FSO auto-installer.  Of course, I didn't know that the media vps it was supposed to download actually didn't ...

Well, I've reinstalled FS2 on my new comp, and this time I manually installed FSO and the Media VPs (does this make me officially a man now? ;) ).  And I am blown away by how amazing the game is now.  You guys rock, and I have rediscovered my great love for my favorite game.

I have a couple questions that maybe you can help me out with.  First, is there a mod to remove external sound?  It's always bugged me that the icy blackness of space should be filled with Hollywood-esque sound effects.  Secondly, if I enable post processing on 3.6.12, will that disable any anti aliasing even though I've got it turned on in the launcher settings?  Is there a build that lets me use PP alongside AA?
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Re: Semi-official new people thread!

You can disable sound or music or both. Problem is, it will affect more than just "In Mission". I'm not aware of any "Realism" mod that turns off other sounds, though somebody came up with the notion of an AI system in the pilots fighter that "creates" sound for you so that the pilot can have more spatial awareness. (And besides, Rule of Cool generally trumps Reality any day).

AA (in the Windows Launcher at any rate) doesn't actually do anything at all. As to whether or not AA and PostProcessing will play well, that's currently a mixed bag. Both ATI and nVidia users have reported in both Working and Not working. (I'm an nVidia User that it works with), so it really all depends on the video card, the drivers, and what settings you use in the drivers to set the video card to do via a Profile.

Any build since 3.6.12 will allow the use of Post Processing, though for a short time it was regulated to the "Development/Experimental" section of the Launcher.

In any case, welcome aboard, and don't mind our resident Shivan Carl. Just make sure to always pack a lunch/snack to feed him before he get's cranky.
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Offline GTCv Twin

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Re: Semi-official new people thread!
(And besides, Rule of Cool generally trumps Reality any day)

Hmm that's too bad.  My rule of cool IS reality.  I even get annoyed at the explosions in FS2 since they assume there's plenty of oxygen in space to combust.

Oh well, I can't complain too much; it's still IMHO the greatest game ever made.

 

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Re: Semi-official new people thread!
The game itself doesn't even have flight physics that are remotely close to realism so I don't see how removing the sound would make anything better.

 

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Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Lack of external sound would just increase my immersion level.  But to be totally honest, I have never been as immersed in a game as I already am in FS2, so really I'm just being fussy.  I love all things FS2 and FSO.

 
Re: Semi-official new people thread!
I'm a college student who just discovered Freespace over this past Christmas break. By far the coolest game I've ever played! Since I'm a new member I figured I'd post on this thread and show that there are still new folks joining the Freespace community!

 

Offline AnOObis

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Re: Semi-official new people thread!
Hello all...nubsauce here ;) I'm not sure how I missed this one back in the day, but my god is this impressive. As a veteran of modded installs, FS Open wasn't bad at all to get installed.

I did search a bit, but maybe you guys could help me out just a smidge? As a nOOb I'd like to play from FS out to FS2 and beyond. Is there a thread that puts the available campaigns in chronological order? When I was looking I came across a few dead links...I got the impression, there was a forum move or problem and not all the links are up or restored?

 

Offline General Battuta

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Re: Semi-official new people thread!
The chronological order you should play in is:

FreeSpace 1 via FreeSpace Port
Silent Threat Reborn (a fan remake of the terrible Silent Threat)
FreeSpace 2.

After that you can play whatever you like. There is no canonical order to fan campaigns. Vassago's Dirge, Blue Planet, and Transcend are all community favorites. Wings of Dawn is great, but set in its own original universe. Rogues is a recent release you might want to try out.

 

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Re: Semi-official new people thread!
In all honesty, I kind of don't like this "STR is basically canon" thing that people seem to be spreading. :doubt:

 

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Re: Semi-official new people thread!

I knew somebody was going to use that nick sooner or later.

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In all honesty, I kind of don't like this "STR is basically canon" thing that people seem to be spreading. :doubt:

You would, but I take it as a measure of just how badly the original fared. I've played ST before, but I never really thought of it as a bad campaign.
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I've been using that nic forever Androgeos ;) Though I did use an "i" rather than a "1" like normal. It's paying homage to the l337 vs. nUb battles that have raged for eternities!

On topic; thanks for the campaign advice! I wrapped up FS and was just about to move on when I read this. What made ST bad and does STR fix the bad?

 

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The original ST had a very anti-climatic final battle. It was so bad, it made the last mission of FS2 look like a FREDded version of Adagio for Strings. I'm not sure what else made ST so bad, since I've never really viewed it as a bad campaign ... especially since there's SGWP2 around to contest it.
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Quote: Wednesday, 6 November 2019, 1845hrs UTC, #gaming
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