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Offline Goober5000

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FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Freespace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release

We are pleased to present version 3.6 of the FreeSpace Port, and perhaps more importantly, the long-awaited version 4.3 of the FreeSpace Port MediaVPs!

Features include:

  • Full compatibility with the MediaVPs 4.3.x series, taking advantage of the reorganization that brings all models and textures under one roof
  • Full support for MjnMixael's APNG command briefing animations, remastered cutscenes, and enhanced main halls
  • The FSP-MVP music package now includes high-quality music tracks from the original source files (except for a few tracks not included in the 2006 music dump)
  • The remastered music is still available, but it is now under the remix package
  • NuSSLBeam with effects created by Nyctaeus
  • Dozens of reskins for the GTFr Chronos and TAC 1, sourced from an old Galemp model dump, including Bosch Beer, Minute Maid Orange Juice, GTI, radioactive warning, Australia, and more
  • Miscellaneous bugfixes

As always FSPort remains retail compatible but optimized for Freespace Open.  If you use FSO, we recommend a recent build such as 19.0 or later.

To install, use the FreeSpace Open Installer or




Updates for the various campaigns on Knossos that use FSPort and the FSPort MVPs will be rolled out over the next few days.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2020, 08:21:06 pm by Goober5000 »

 

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Downloading the MVPs right now, and looking forward to the soon to be released upgrades to campaigns using the FSPort has their root mod. It's definitely a good time for another ST:R playthrough, too.  :yes:
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
hooray!  :D
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Will a simple copy of the ini file from the original port folder work (with the obvious changes for the prime mediavp folder)?
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Will a simple copy of the ini file from the original port folder work (with the obvious changes for the prime mediavp folder)?

Probably... but it might be better to copy the .vp files and then let the Installer verify them for you.  In the process it'll copy a new mod.ini.

 

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
I'm an old-schooler.  I don't use the installer or Knossos.
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Ha!  Well then here are the files that changed:
https://porphyrion.feralhosting.com/datacorder/fsport_files/releases/fsport3_6.7z
https://porphyrion.feralhosting.com/datacorder/fsport_files/releases/fsport-missions.7z
https://porphyrion.feralhosting.com/datacorder/fsport_files/releases/sparky_hi_fs1.7z

The first of those three includes a new mod.ini.

The FSPort MVPs are a little more involved:
https://fsnebula.org/mod/fsport-mediavps

Note that if you want to use Mjn.Mixael's main halls, you will also have to download his main hall VPs.

 

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Thanks, but shouldn't the ini file include a dependency for the 4.3.3 MediaVP folder (whatever it maybe), or do the new Port VP files have all of the necessary assets included?  Can I use that ini file with the same VP files I downloaded from the Knossos link, or will I HAVE to use the ones you linked to?

In regards to STR, can I just modify the ini file to support the 3.6 folder (and the 4.3.3 media VPs if the above answer is yes), or is all of STR now included in the 3.6 release?
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Downloaded the new vps but have noticed when I play the game, the aten is the retail version and not the HTL one. Other than that love the new apollo!
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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Thanks, but shouldn't the ini file include a dependency for the 4.3.3 MediaVP folder (whatever it maybe), or do the new Port VP files have all of the necessary assets included?  Can I use that ini file with the same VP files I downloaded from the Knossos link, or will I HAVE to use the ones you linked to?

The situation is the same as before: the Port contains the retail-compatible files and the FSPort MVP contains the upgrades.  The main difference is how the assets are organized between the standard MVPs and the Port MVPs.

The VPs are the same whether you download them from my links or the Knossos links.

Here is the FSPort MVPs mod.ini file:
Code: [Select]
[launcher]
modname      = FSPort MediaVPs v4.3.x;
image255x112 = fsport-mediavps.bmp;
image182x80  = fsport-mediavps_small.bmp;
infotext     = Experience the FreeSpace Port with the community-created Media VPs.;
website      = http://fsport.hard-light.net/;
forum        = http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=170.0;

[multimod]
secondarylist = fsport,mediavps_43x;

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In regards to STR, can I just modify the ini file to support the 3.6 folder (and the 4.3.3 media VPs if the above answer is yes), or is all of STR now included in the 3.6 release?

You can just modify the mod.ini file.  ST:R is almost exactly the same; there are just a few minor bugfixes.  Here is the ST:R mod.ini:
Code: [Select]
[launcher]
modname      = Silent Threat: Reborn v1.4 - MediaVPs 4.3.x;
image255x112 = fsport-str.bmp;
image182x80  = fsport-str_small.bmp;
infotext     = As the Great War rages on, you've been commissioned by Galactic Terran Intelligence for special intelligence operations.  Your objectives are to contain the Shivan onslaught and preserve the fragile Terran-Vasudan alliance.  But a series of suspicious events cloud the GTI's spotless record.  Is the GTI setting you up or are the Shivans spreading their evil rage?;
website      = http://fsport.hard-light.net/website/str/;
forum        = http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=140.0;

[multimod]
primarylist = fsport-mediavps_43x;
secondarylist = fsport,mediavps_43x;



Downloaded the new vps but have noticed when I play the game, the aten is the retail version and not the HTL one. Other than that love the new apollo!

The Aten will be fixed in the next release.  The Apollo is courtesy of the FSU team, but thanks. :)

 

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Re: FreeSpace Port 3.6 + FSPort Media VPs Release!
Version 4.3.2 of the FSPort MediaVPs uploaded with all known issues fixed.  This includes several things MjnMixael pointed out on Discord.

1) Beam piercing effects for the various SSL beams
2) Main hall proper music entries
3) Subspace model and textures
4) Shockwave effect
5) Some sound entry conflicts
6) Axem's "Lost HUD, Rebuilt" - FS1 version