As it was suggested, that i should create a forum topic aswell.
Nearly one whole year after the release of my last upgrade, which was Storm Front Saga, and at least a half of the year, where i got only very slow through this one, i can finally present a new Nova Upgrade
release. For this modification i had to correct and re-create some of the tables. The actual missions had only minor bugs, apart from some compatibility issues due the age of this campaign.
I orginally planned to create a standalone modification, but after the file size exploded i decided against this and created this one as a mod for an existing modification.
What If: Another Great WarAbout this campaign:
To explain it short: What If: Another Great War is simply a remake of FreeSpace: The Great War, which was released by SF-Junky in 2008
Anyone who is familiar with the FreeSpace series know about the several continuity issues between both games. What If not only try to address these issues and to reimagine FreeSpace: The Great War as the universe was shown in FreeSpace 2, it also considers the FreeSpace Reference Bible. Last but not least What If tries to explain the events of the Great War in a much more structured and coherent way.
At the same time What If: Another Great War works as a prequel to the already upgraded Storm Front Saga
. So the events that take place in What If are the Great War how it happened in the Storm Front universe.
The original campaign was released as a modification for the FreeSpace Port 3.0.4 and worked with FSO 3.6.10 builds and the 3.6.10 MediaVPs.
This upgrade release is a modification for Nova Upgrade: FreeSpace Port 2.0.7 which runs itself on FreeSpace Port 3.5, MediaVPs 3.8.2 and FSO 19.0.0.
What is this about?
A fourteen year war between the Terrans and Vasudans leads into something far more sinister.
Sounds familiar? Then you are wrong. Because this time things are different... in a FreeSpace 2 way. This is the story of The Great War from the Storm Front Universe.What is in it?
• The What If: Another Great War singleplayer campaign with 35 missions.
• Four new ships.
• Two new weapons.What is different or new?
• Compatibility to current Builds and MediaVPs.
• Through Nova Upgrade: FreeSpace Port this mod uses all its enhancements like the 1024x768 HUDs for all three species, APNG animations, remastered cutscenes and all upgraded models, that are not present in current FSPort. Aswell Axem's message box and Admiral MS' screencam are included by default.
• Mission bugfixes & small enhancements.
• Obtainable medals! Gotta catch 'em all!
• Proper usage of the callsign and alternative name features.
• Fixed TTS-Support.
• FSOpen 3.8.1 from 29th June 2019
• wxlauncher 0.12.0 RC2
• MediaVPs 3.8.X
in a "MediaVPs_38X" folder. (Folder with mod.ini
)These components are also part of my FreeSpace 2 Open All-in-One Installer.
• FreeSpace Port 3.5 with FSPort MediaVPs 2014
• Nova Upgrade: FreeSpace Port 2.0.7These components are also part of my Nova Upgrade: FreeSpace Port All-in-One Installer 2.0.7
Download:Automatic:Semi-Automatic:Nova Upgrade All-in-One Installer 10-2019
• What If: Another Great War (2.2.4-Nova)
(39.36 MB) - FSFiles MirrorOPTIONAL:This is only necessary if you have installed the Extended Remastered Cutscene in Nova Upgrade: FreeSpace Port. This file ensures, that the correct cutscene is played.
• What If: Another Great War: Movies
(112,34 MB) - FSFiles MirrorInstallationAutomatic:
In Knossos you only have to install the recommended packages of "What If: Another Great War" as they install every other needed dependency with it. Even i strongly recommend to install the APNG packages aswell. After the installation, you can click on "Play".Semi-Automatic:
In the Nova Upgrade All-in-One Installer, you only have to select your FreeSpace2 folder and then you can select the What If: Another Great War components for installation.
Be advised, that What If: Another Great War needs an already installed Nova Upgrade: FreeSpace Port
I strongly recommend a Nova Upgrade: FreeSpace Port installation with all available components for the impression of a true FreeSpace remake.
If you want, you can also install a preconfigured wxLauncher profile. With this, you only have to set your Freespace 2 folder, the most current build and your hardware settings. All mod settings and recommended flags are already configured with this.
Now you only have to click on "Play".Manual:
Extract the archives into your FreeSpace2 folder, select "Nova Upgrade: What If: Another Great War" as your current mod in the mod tab of wxlauncher and click on "Play".
SF-Junky for the original campaign.
tcrayford for the english spellchecking.
Inferno: Alliance for the GVD Bastet.
Inferno: Nostos for the GTI Lycaon.
Terran-Vasudan War Project for the TCr Constellation.