Just found this site, and new to Freespace 2 (I'm rediscovering video games at the advanced age of 46 that I really should've played when they came out). So hello!
My quick question is about the mods. I'd really like to play through the original game before I add any new campaigns or gameplay changes. So when I ran the FreeSpace Open Installer, I only installed FreeSpace Open and MediaVPs, not the mods, so I can have the improved graphics with original gameplay.
My question is: if I chose instead to install everything (mods and optional downloads), will I still be able to play through the original game (in other words, will there be an in-game menu showing the original campaigns and separate mods), or should I just wait until I've played through once before I download everything?