I've returned to Freespace after a LONG absence. I have exactly one goal. Play through the Freespace series. I have a clean install of FS2. Let me walk you through the saga of nonsense I have endured. To begin I tried using Freespace Open installer. This was a mistake. It had all kinds of errors, and couldn't download a handful of files. I had selected the Silent Threat and Freespace Port options along with the standard media vps etc. Naturally the game launched with the 72 errors detected thing. I installed Freespace Port manually, as well as the Freespace media vps with 14 and 3.6.
Of course this solved nothing. Same issues, so I downloaded Knossis and installed everything that way. This time... no errors... at least none detected. I had to verify file integrity a few times but I got it done. Sadly... all of this took about a day, so today I began fresh. Loading up the mediavp for Freespace Open I tried to do the tutorial... unfortunately after you destroy the cargo box brought by the lifter you are supposed to go through the targeting subsystem section.
Except Advanced Amazon Drone doesn't appear. Its a blank nothing. The two cargo ships have engine glow and sprites and a collision hitbox, but there is nothing there. I can't shoot anything so I cannot pass through the tutorial. At least in the mediavps.
So I just load up the standard Freespace port and they appear so I can pass the mission. But now I'm worried something else is wrong. I also opened up the codex/index thingie and the Advanced Amazon Drone is still blank. Any ideas?
*EDIT* It seems the science ship is having the same issue. Not that I've seen it in the main campaign but its not showing up in the codex..... which if I have to protect one could be useful.