Getting Started

First, you need a copy of FreeSpace 2.*  You can buy it pretty cheaply from GOG or Steam.

*For mods that take place in the FreeSpace universe.  If you want to play one of the total conversions that take place in the Babylon 5, Battlestar Galactica, or Wing Commander universes, you can skip this step!

Missing space.html file. Make sure to place it in the appropriate subdirectory.

Second, install Knossos.  It will run on Windows, OSX, and Linux.

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Third, browse Knossos for a mod that interests you, download it, and start playing!

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For a more in-depth overview of FreeSpace, the Source Code Project, and the HLP Community, check out the Getting Started guide on the FreeSpace Wiki.