Freespace 2

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  1. Shayd

    Shayd Well-Known Member

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    lol...I was going through some of my games I have had in boxes for....well lets just say a long time :p and I found my original disks for Freespace 2.

    I thought what the heck, I have been looking for a space twitch game lately why not see if I can load it up and see if it will run.

    Bam! Vista x64 and it runs like a dream (I never install any game on [C:\Programs Files], and never have to run any game as admin, same in this case.)

    It's even been a blast playing and while the 3D graphics are a bit dated the game itself is still leaps and bounds above many even today.

    Got an itch for some space yanking and banking? See if you can find a copy and I bet you will not be disappointed! ;)
     
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    Shayd Well-Known Member

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    Yah, I knew about the SCP and think it's great, just wanted to actually finish the original before hopping into that since I didn't before :p
     
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    my_right_buttock Well-Known Member

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    I remember that game, was excellent, one of the last great space shooters I played. Shame the series ended there I can't think of one as good as it that has come out since.
     
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    Shayd Well-Known Member

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    I would check out the links Rog posted MRB.

    Heck even Freelancer has gotten new life in being released into some kind of community update system.
     
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    I have never found a another space shooter like Freespace2 that even comes close, some of my best gaming memories are playing this game through the entire comapaign and on lan.

    If we can get a following or even a night for a dogfight with the latest released code count me in :)
     
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    Fox Clown Administrator Administrator Moderator

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    Freespace 1 & 2 have had some of the most engaging storylines ever. The gameplay was awesome. Tackling those capital ships was so immersive. Juggling the shields, scanning cargo, zipping around the hull of a mothership trying to dodge incoming fire, calling in a repair pod while limping to a teleport thingy. Totally awesome.

    We're all in different timezones but I'd be up for the challenge!! I'd have to find my disks but!!
     
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    Damn right, Fix. Both Freespace games were sweet. Their predecessors Descent 1 and 2 had me hooked - I loved 'every way is up' in a maze of passages and the surprise attacks by swarming enemies
    I rushed out to get Freespace and was blown away - they perfected the genre, beating reigning champs Xwing and TIE Fighter.

    games.on.net have what what they call the Freespace 2 client files.
    They look suspiciously large, but the site looks reputable. Haven't got the bandwidth at the moment to check what the files are.
     
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    oops Fix=Fox
    got my vawils moxed ap
    :)
     
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    X vs Tie wasn't too bad.

    Loved Freespace 1, played it through multiple times. Was disappointed with the add-on that came out for it, can't remember the name. Never had a chance to try FS2. Have had the cdrom for years, just never loaded it up.

    Tried Freelancer and the X series, but those weren't quite the space simulations I wanted.
     

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