I really loved R1, so I started making missions with FRED.
The beginning was really hard and I had no idea how to use the events, but I've got them working now .
The only problem I have, is that I have no files in most of my maps, so I can't select skybox models, sounds or soundtracks. (So I can't do a proper jump or simple skybox) How can I use those? I've seen other 3th party fredders use soundtracks (cylonRaid).
In FRED, click on "Help" then "helptopics".
Then select "Resourcelist", choose a Skybox you like, copy the name (e.g. "SkyBox_Aerilon_01.pof
"), then open the Background editor in FRED, and paste the name in the skybox field.
For sounds: in FRED, go to "Mission Specs", then choose a Musicfile from the dropdown list.
...and what do you mean with you have no files in your maps?