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General Battuta:

B L U E  P L A N E T
From our odyssey into Hell, we have returned with a gift: the Ancient technology to build a portal between Delta Serpentis and Sol.

To restore the link to our blue planet.

To return home after all these years.

Fifty years ago, the Shivans devastated our worlds and cut us off from Earth. Eighteen years ago we struck back, and met disaster. Our economy in shambles, our people ready to revolt, we once again find ourselves on the edge of extinction.

Now, in search of hope, we look to our home. The GTVA 14th Battlegroup will spearhead the effort to re-establish contact with Earth.

The FreeSpace story continues. Join us.








* STORYTELLING

Experience the saga. Follow the clues. To find the truth you'll need to master military theory, cosmology, and the art of killing. All you risk losing are your friends, your loved ones, your sanity, your free will, and any hope for the future of intelligent life.


* GAMEPLAY

You can't go back. Face down ruthless, intelligent Fury AI. Fight alongside — and against — devastating warships that finally behave like titans with thousands of people aboard. Fly capital ships, command entire fleet battles, win the trust and love of your comrades, and confront a fate worse than death in the spaces of your own mind.


* ART

Starring fleets of next-generation warships, painstakingly balanced weapons and fighters built on cutting-edge mechanics, and a professional voice cast backed by our own community's talented and enthusiastic amateurs!


* COMMUNITY

Get involved! At the heart of Blue Planet is the internet's most active, intellectually challenging FreeSpace discussion. Raise theories, debate tactics, interact with the game universe, and help shape future installments. Discover other amazing campaigns. You'll make everything better. Never stop posting!






WHAT'S INSIDE

* More than fifty missions. Hours of music and voice acting. A story that was named 'the best military science fiction of the year' in 2014. This is the world of Blue Planet.


* Age of Aquarius. Begin the story with 2007's smash hit, fully voice acted and lovingly retuned. Join the 14th Battlegroup on a desperate flight through a nightmare of burnt rock, cold fire, and horrifying visions. Give up your humanity to save everything you love. Keep an eye out for new story content, hidden secrets, rebalanced weapons, and hints of what's to come!


* War in Heaven: Part 1. The war will change you forever. Bloody yourself in a dark, militant psychological drama. Fly some of the most beloved missions ever made, from social battles to epic fleet fights. Now fully voice acted by a professional cast, rebalanced, rebuilt, and packed with new content!


* War in Heaven: Part 2. Push yourself to the limits of morality to discover the truth. Take on strange and dizzying new missions alongside the elite of the elite. Hang out with your comrades and prep for the next mission in the Dreamscape, now featuring integrated training. Expanded, revamped, rewritten, and ready to hunt.


* FreeSpace Blue: Replay the classic FreeSpace 2 campaign with retuned weapon balance and enhanced missions. Join us in identifying tweaks and changes we can make.


TECHNICAL DETAILS AND TROUBLESHOOTING
We owe this community an enormous debt, and we are tremendously grateful to all of you for your help, support, and advice. Blue Planet is a labor of love, and we hope that you enjoy playing it as much as we've enjoyed building it. We owe special thanks to our fellow modders and to the Source Code Project and FreeSpace Upgrade Project teams for their patience and generosity.

My game gives me lots of errors when I try to start!

Be sure you're running a recent build, as described in Step 4 below!

Be sure that you have the 2014 MediaVPs installed to your FreeSpace 2 folder, in a folder called MediaVPs_2014!

Be sure that you're not running a DEBUG BUILD!

I get really bad performance! How can I make the game smoother?
Disable shadows in the launcher's graphics settings. If that doesn't work, turn off deferred lighting too.

The voices are too loud/quiet

Adjust your audio settings by pressing F2.

I want to talk about Blue Planet!

Join us in the forum discussion or on IRC! (#bp on irc.esper.net)

General Battuta:
Installing Blue Planet
>>>You MUST get a recent build to play! Here's a link!<<<


Download the build appropriate to your system, unpack it and put it in your FS2 directory.

Now that we have that out of the way, let's install BP! There are two methods. Using the automated FSOInstaller is easiest. But you can also install manually.


Step 1: Get the files!



Step 2: Start your Launcher.

Select the build you downloaded in the beginning as your current build of FreeSpace Open.

Then go to the 'mods' tab and select Blue Planet! You should see the words 'The FreeSpace story continues. Join us.'

Start the game, and have fun![ ] I used the installer to install Blue Planet.
[ ] I downloaded a recent build of FreeSpace Open!
[ ] I have the 2014 MediaVPs, a pack of assets that Blue Planet relies on! It's in my FreeSpace 2 folder under 'MediaVPs_2014'.
[ ] I selected my new build in the launcher, selected Blue Planet as a mod, and hit play!
[ ] I posted my thoughts!

General Battuta:
Manual Install Checklist
Too close for installers. I'm switching to guns!

>>>You MUST get a recent build to play! Here's a link!<<<

Download the build appropriate to your system, unpack it and put it in your FS2 directory.


Step 1: Get the files!

If you can't or do not want to use the Installer, you can get the files manually.

These are the essential files. Get them all!
Hidden Text: Download links • ShowBlue Planet Core
Blue Planet Visuals 1
Blue Planet Visuals 2
Blue Planet Visuals 3
Blue Planet Visuals 4
Blue Planet Audio 1
Blue Planet Audio 2
Blue Planet Audio 3
The Remastered FS2 campaign
Step 2: You can download the OPTIONAL packages.

These are high-resolution textures, handle with care!

Hidden Text: Download links • ShowBlue Planet Advanced Textures

Step 3: Extract everything to your FreeSpace 2 directory!

You should end up with a folder called 'bpcomplete', with nine .vp files in it, a mod.ini, a bitmap image, and some links. (You'll have twelve .vp files if you got the optional packages).

(And you'd better be sure you have the 2014 MediaVPs installed too, right in your FreeSpace 2 folder, with the name MediaVPs_2014).


Step 4: Start your Launcher.

Select the build you downloaded in the beginning as your current build of FreeSpace Open.

Then go to the 'mods' tab and select Blue Planet! You should see the words 'The FreeSpace story continues. Join us.'

Start the game, and have fun!

[ ] I have all the necessary files from Step 1.
[ ] I have extracted them all to my FreeSpace 2 directory, so I have a folder called 'bpcomplete' with at least 9 .vp files in it. Or I let the Installer take care of this.
[ ] I downloaded a recent build of FreeSpace Open!
[ ] I have the 2014 MediaVPs, a pack of assets that Blue Planet relies on! It's in my FreeSpace 2 folder under 'MediaVPs_2014'.
[ ] I selected my new build in the launcher, selected Blue Planet as a mod, and hit play!
[ ] I posted my thoughts!

vmiess:
Where is Act 3 in WIH ?
I have reinstalled everyting but there is still Act 1- Act 2

rance:
Ok so in your Campaign Select screen there should be 2 WiH Campaigns, that is all there is currently.

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