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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
I'm glad to see this is still being maintained. 
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
I'll keep fixing any bugs that I find.  That being said, I also depend on mod authors to keep their mods up to date.

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
I planned to do this, at least :)
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
I tried searching this thread and I’m still a bit confused. Does the installer build wxlauncher for me on Linux, or does it just download the source and I still need to build it myself?  With all the problems Knossos is giving me, I was looking for an alternative launcher for FSOpen.
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
The Installer downloads the setup program for wxLauncher, which you can then run.  Alternatively, you can download the setup program for wxLauncher here.

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
Is there a chance the newly released VPs (4.0) could get put on the Installer?

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
It is up to the individual mod authors to put their mods on the Installer, same as with Knossos.  I said as much here.

However, I have access to the MediaVP text file, so if nobody from the FSU project is willing to update it, I can take care of it.

 
Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
I'm a bit late replying, but thanks for the guidance, Goober.  Work was pretty intense this week, and I barely booted my PC up at all until today.  Unfortunately, I still could not figure out how to "install" wxLauncher in Linux, but I think this is down to me just being pig ignorant regarding this OS and the way things are done in it.  I've seen that someone has made a tutorial for CMAKE somewhere on the forum.  Assuming I survive to Christmas vacation, I'll spend some more time teaching myself how to do this the right way rather than just mooching off repositories.

Which is what I finally did and was able to get to work.  Somewhat.  The wxLauncher deb I found has a somewhat strange version number "0.11.0+dfsg-1"  And for reasons I cannot figure out, the FSO ... what do you call them in Linux?  Are they still considered "binaries" or "executables?"  I don't even know the right lingo for this thing.  Anyway, for reasons I can't figure out, the FSO Linux executables downloaded by the FreeSpaceOpenInstaller did not work.  Wouldn't recognize my joystick.  Wouldn't show anything under the "advanced" tab in wxLauncher (no flag options).  But when I copied the ones Knossos downloaded over, they worked just fine in wxLauncher!  So I'm a lot better off than I was before.  Still pretty clueless, but I've got something that works!  So, thanks to Goober, tomimaki, Chief1983, and everyone else who helped out over the several threads I posted to.

Hopefully, eventually whatever is wrong with Knossos and Linux Mint gets figured out.  That thing just makes it all so easy I honestly didn't even think that much about how much it was doing in the background.
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
And for reasons I cannot figure out, the FSO ... what do you call them in Linux?  Are they still considered "binaries" or "executables?"  I don't even know the right lingo for this thing.  Anyway, for reasons I can't figure out, the FSO Linux executables downloaded by the FreeSpaceOpenInstaller did not work.  Wouldn't recognize my joystick.  Wouldn't show anything under the "advanced" tab in wxLauncher (no flag options).  But when I copied the ones Knossos downloaded over, they worked just fine in wxLauncher!
Probably binaries from FreeSpaceOpenInstaller doesn't have execute permissions.
In terminal
Code: [Select]
chmod +x ./path/to/file/filename(some more info about chmod)

or right click on file, properties -> permissions --> checkbox allow executing file as program

As for version number "0.11.0+dfsg-1". It's wxlauncher 0.11.0, rest is naming scheme for debian. Dunno why debian package maintainer never updated to 0.12.0rc3. But it still works so doesn't matter. I only compile fso builds from time to time.
« Last Edit: December 09, 2019, 10:37:13 am by tomimaki »

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
Ok, new poster here.

I'm replaying FS1 and FS2 after almost two decades since I played both games the first time. I'm trying to play FS1 on the FS2 engine but I've hit a wall. I installed the FreespaceOpenInstaller but how do I actually get this thing to run so that I can play FS1 on the FS2 engine? Since the "noob-friendly" Guide to Installing FreeSpace 2 Open is obsolete, I could use some pointers on how to get FS1 as FS2 to run.

Also, keep in mind that I'm not any kind of computer programmer, so please keep the instructions simple. I'm looking in my GOG/Freespace 2 folder and I'm not seeing Launcher.exe. However, I *am* seeing "fs2_open_19_0_0_RC2_SSE2-FASTDBG" and "fs2_open_19_0_0_RC2_SSE2" in my GOG/Freespace 2 folder. What do I do next?

 

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
Honestly, use knossos (link in my sig). It's easier and more user friendly. Think Steam.
If you don't have Knossos, you need it.

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Offline Sutehp

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
Ok, installed Knossos, and I just found the option to enable my joystick. Testing it now.

« Last Edit: December 28, 2019, 01:45:09 pm by Sutehp »

 
Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
Knossos promotion in th topic of the other installer

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
Ok, new poster here.

I'm replaying FS1 and FS2 after almost two decades since I played both games the first time. I'm trying to play FS1 on the FS2 engine but I've hit a wall. I installed the FreespaceOpenInstaller but how do I actually get this thing to run so that I can play FS1 on the FS2 engine? Since the "noob-friendly" Guide to Installing FreeSpace 2 Open is obsolete, I could use some pointers on how to get FS1 as FS2 to run.

Also, keep in mind that I'm not any kind of computer programmer, so please keep the instructions simple. I'm looking in my GOG/Freespace 2 folder and I'm not seeing Launcher.exe. However, I *am* seeing "fs2_open_19_0_0_RC2_SSE2-FASTDBG" and "fs2_open_19_0_0_RC2_SSE2" in my GOG/Freespace 2 folder. What do I do next?

1) Using the FSO Installer, install FreeSpace Open, the FreeSpace Port, and wxLauncher.

2) Install wxLauncher.

3) Using wxLauncher, select your fs2_open application (in this case fs2_open_19_0_0_RC2_SSE2) and the FreeSpace Port mod.  Then configure your settings (graphics resolution etc.) and launch the game.


Using Knossos is fine, but it's a good idea to make sure the original question is answered too.

 
Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
Honestly, use knossos (link in my sig). It's easier and more user friendly. Think Steam.
It really is, when it’s working. Unfortunately there is something seriously wrong with the Linux implementations at the moment. At least the pre-built 0.13.3 I can get from the repository.  I’m having to use a hybrid of Knossos, FSOInstaller, and a package of wxLauncher I happened to find to get all mods working. So, I’m very much glad multiple options are still available.
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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
One thing I'm most assuredly not getting is The Second Great War, Part II. Apparently from what I've gleaned from comments (located even in its own Details page!) about it is that it so utterly went past So Bad, It's Good and went all the way to So Bad, It's Terrible. Just blowing stuff up is boring after a while; it's the story of a video game that keeps me coming back. One of the reasons the Freespace games still have a special place in my heart is the story. Without that, a space sim is just an arcade game (though without the need to spend a bunch of quarters). :doubt:

SGWP2 is great!  What other campaign out there has you blow up three Sathanas juggerauts?!

...in the same mission?!

...in subspace?!

 
Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.3
SGWP2 had some very stupid ideas, others seemed quite fine like the "you're on the wrong side of a collapsed node", but then there's this stupid endless wave spawning like in Derelict...

  

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Re: RELEASE: FreeSpace Open Installer, v2.3.4
I've uploaded version 2.3.4 with the following changes:

  • Fix compatibility with the new HLP server
  • Fix a bug in task cancellation