I recently installed Knossos after being away from Freespace for many years. Thanks to everyone in the community for all of the Freespace-related development. Amazing!
I admit to some confusion on my part on what are some pretty basic items and would appreciate help, please.
It is unclear to me how Knossos handles the installation of FSO, because ...
On the one hand, Knossos seems to install it automatically (I can see the "FreespaceOpen" directory on my PC where I told Knossos to put it, and in a sub-directory I can see the "FSO-19.0.0" folder). However, "FSO" does *not* show up on the "Home" tab in Knossos. Question #1: Should it show up there?
On the other hand, FSO is listed as a separate mod on https://fsnebula.org/mods
(and it appears to be a newer version there -- "FSO 20.1.0"). Question #2: What is this version vs. FSO-19.0.0, and what is the latest "stable" version?
The "FSO" mod does NOT show up in the Knossos program under "Explore". That is confusing. Question #3: Should FSO show up in Knossos under "Explore"?
Also, in doing homework via web searches, the FSO mod *does* (or did??) show up as an installed mod under "Home" in Knossos for at least *some* people (see screenshot in this link: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?t=65118
). That is even more confusing.
Finally, Question #4: what does "RC" stand for in terms of "Stable" vs. "RCs" vs "Nightlies"?
Thanks to everyone for their help.