Ok boys and girls, here's the thing.
Apologies in advance for such an abrupt free-falling entry,
but it's a matter of dire importance, haste and emergency.
Installed Freespace 2 from GoG, Downloaded
all the packs, modes, contents, etc. from community site, through
the installer... and now I'm stuck, with the game not starting.
Correct me if I'm mistaken, but, there should be two individual installation
folders, correct? One for the 'clean' FS 2 game installation, and a second one,
labeled 'Freespace2' for the community created content(s).
I was getting a 'missing avcodec-57.dll ' error, which I have solved (or at least I believe I did so)
by downloading it from online site and pasting it into a Windows\System 32\....folder.
Now, when starting a wxLauncher, I'm getting a application error labeled
(0xc000007b) - application was unable to start correctly.
In the wxLauncher itself, on the bottom of the welcome page,
I'm getting a 'FS2 Open did not generate a flag file' message.
All four executables get recognized by the wxLauncher,
but when I try to browse-select them, it fails to do so.
Hardware wise, I'm running a Win 7 Pro,
with Core i5 and 6 GB of ram.
Ati graphics (Radeon HD 7650 mobile)
as well as the shi%$y Intel HD4000 or
whatever it's been called.
Obviously, it's a laptop, not desktop.
Any further guidance would be, and will be, hugely appreciated.