Hello, again! Hard to believe I first joined the forums and posted nearly 9 years ago! Got a welcome speech from Lt.Cannonfodder and everything.
I discovered soon after that I liked RTS games, and started playing more FPS as well. Then I got married and had kids, and didn't really have room for my joystick on our shared desk. Excuses, excuses, I know. Then last year I started getting tired of Battlefield 3 and nostalgic for Freespace. I found all my original disks, including silent threat, but I wanted to take advantage of my larger monitor so I did a manual install of FSO (although I was sorely tempted to used the old installer that had worked for me before and not worry about newer updates) and started playing the FS1 port. Again I got distracted by life for a while, then read about Diaspora on kotaku last month (I don't remember how I ended up there, as I rarely visit that site). Today I finished Diaspora, and decided to jump back into the freespace universe. I'm still figuring out how I want to map my sidewinder force feedback 2, and I am going thru the tutorials again. With 3 kids and a wife and a fulltime day job it's hard to find the time I would like to play, but I am intent on finishing FS1, FS2, and silent threat since I never finished any of them, even when I used to play for hours at a time on my old Pentium II! I also downloaded Blue Planet Complete, Just Another Day, and a few other campaigns.
Anyway, just wanted to say hi again! I have absolutely no programming skills and I have not ever used FRED, so I probably won't have a whole lot to contribute (other than questions), but maybe I can help beta test every once in a while or something.