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Offline Aristo

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A bit confused about installing
Alrighty, so I bought Freespace 2 from GOG and downloaded all the updates in FS2 Open, and I've finished the campaign. So now I wanted to go back and play FS1 with the port. I'm a bit puzzled where everything's supposed to go. The readme says "Delete, move, or rename your current FSPort and FSPort MediaVP directories." I don't think I have any FSPort files in my Freespace 2 directory. Is FS Open different from FS2 Open? Do I have to move the files in my mediavps_3612 folder? Not sure which method of installation in the readme applies to me.

 

Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: A bit confused about installing
Hi! o/

It's a bit daunting, yes, but I'll try to answer your questions.

The readme says "Delete, move, or rename your current FSPort and FSPort MediaVP directories." I don't think I have any FSPort files in my Freespace 2 directory.
This is IF you have a previous version of FSPort installed. If you don't (that is, you don't have any folder with "fsport" in its name), you can ignore this step.

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Is FS Open different from FS2 Open?
No. A darling child has many names. FS2 Open, FS Open, FSO,... they all mean the open source version of the FS2 game engine.


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Do I have to move the files in my mediavps_3612 folder?
No! You must not move them anywhere. Many mods rely on the MediaVPs being in that folder.

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Not sure which method of installation in the readme applies to me.
That would be the FS2 Open method. In a nutshell
- You apparently have the regular MediaVPs in  \freespace2\mediavps_3612\ . Leave them be.
- you should end up with two directories under \freespace2\ : \fsport\ and \fsport-mediavps\
- \fsport-mediavps\ should have the FSPort MediaVPs, the music files and the Tango_hi files
- \fsport\ should have the rest of the FSPort files
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Offline Aristo

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Re: A bit confused about installing
Oh, that clears things up. Thanks for your help!

Got it up and running, however, it's not detecting my thrustmaster HOTAS. Never had a problem with that in FS2.
Found that it reverted to 'no joystick' when  I changed the mod. No worry!
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