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GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)

 

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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
My poor wallet....

 

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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
Was Darkstar One any good?
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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
If I wanted to read reviews, I'd have googled them. :p I want the opinion of people who like FS2 as I tend to trust the opinion of people on this board about space sims more than reviewers.
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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
Hmm.  Not quite what you're asking for, but it may give you an idea (take with a big grain of salt!):  https://steamcommunity.com/app/12330/discussions/0/864944465815362474/

 

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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
Eh, read this one too, seems more informed than the previous one:

https://www.gog.com/forum/darkstar_one/darkstar_or_freelancer_which_is_better

 

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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
I'm tempted by this too, but I have quite a backlog already and open world spacesims are very hit or miss for me.

Also, can you use a joystick or is it mouse and keyboard only like Freelancer?
Since I tried the Freelancer demo last month I get paranoid everytime a potentially interesting game is compared to it.
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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
Even if it's only KB+mouse you can pretty easily work around that with Xpadder and / or UJR / vJoy / JoyToKey (see the relevant links in my signature).

 
Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
You could, but it's clearly not designed for that. You'll just end up having to emulate a mouse pointer with your joystick which isn't very desirable.
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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
Crap, I'm in for Independence War.  The sequel looks like it delves into open-world trading stuff, which really isn't my speed.

 

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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
Less trading, more... specialized cargo recovery services. Attack ships, call in a transport (there's a mod making it bearable), then exchange specific cargo for specific upgrades through a menu window in your base of operations. It doesn't change a fact that it is an open-world game.
« Last Edit: July 12, 2016, 02:03:01 am by Kszyhu »

 

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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
Was Darkstar One any good?

I really enjoyed it, but I haven't played since I had Windows XP.  It it mission based, with assignments you can take on the side.  There is a bit of an RPG element to add capabilities to your ship, which might add depth for some who enjoy that kind of thing but was just a bit of a pain for me.  I like to just jump in and shoot stuff, and earn upgrades through mission progression without having to think about them.  :)  Sorry I don't remember many specifics, but i put dozens of hours into it back in the day.  I wonder if I can get my disc to work with Windows 10...
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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
tempted to get those old-school ones like Hind and IL-2.  I played the everloving **** out of Silent Thunder II back in the day, which should be along the same lines.  But it's been so long since I've played a flight sim I'm not sure I would even still enjoy it.  Never did get into Lock On very well.
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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
If you get IL-2 make sure you upgrade it with either CUP (offline play) or HSFX for online play to greatly improve graphics and sound.

http://www.sas1946.com/main/index.php?topic=16376.0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9qcGCgtfV0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ffsu76PUCk

Also remember IL-2 has TrackIR support as well as UDPSpeed for extracted gauges to a second monitor

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5601/15286014758_f03e8b791c_c.jpg

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7065/26198262974_7c0d608477_c.jpg




 

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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
Crap, I'm in for Independence War.  The sequel looks like it delves into open-world trading stuff, which really isn't my speed.

I played I-War 2 a few years ago and found it both wonderful and infuriating at the same time. Not sure I want to touch the first one based on that experience.

 

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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)

Also remember IL-2 has TrackIR support as well as UDPSpeed for extracted gauges to a second monitor



Yeah, I don't have either of those things.
I like to stare at the sun.

 
Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
Well you can use FaceTrackNOIR which is free if you have the webcam and UDPSpeed is free as well

http://facetracknoir.sourceforge.net/home/default.htm

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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
I meant a second monitor.  In any event, I've missed the sale now. 

But they do have Dead Space up now, which if you haven't played you should.  Which reminds me I need to look into getting Dead Space 3.
« Last Edit: July 15, 2016, 06:18:45 am by Klaustrophobia »
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Re: GOG.com: FreeSpace 1 & 2, I-War 1 & 2, more flight sims 4 cheap (3-day sale)
:bump:

I war one is a work of art.
For the price (even non sale) it is one game that everyone simply must have...