New Hardware Rave: Freespace 2 Looks F%#*ing AMAZING!

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  1. Sledge Hammer says:

    Brian, your absolutely right, the SCP is really some great piece of @&!%
    This project shows how well the game design has aged, in fact it has not, it is to date one of the best space fighting games in my opinion.
    And with the updated graphics it blows away everything else Ive yet seen in space.

    I still have one more wish: make the total conversion of X-wing vs. Tie-fighter, this game has already everything from the old days, just need to make new models and script the missions. From gameplay its almost identical.
    Which is even more impressing that this gameplay was already so great back in the 90ies…

    • Brian Rubin says:

      While there IS an update to TIE Fighter using the X-Wing Alliance engine, it’s a bit spotty, and also the only one I’ve seen. XvT would make a good candidate for an open source revision.

      • Thade780 says:

        Indeed. I still remember being closed in my room with the headphones roaring lasers and ion cannon zapping by try to destroy that bloody formation of Corellian Corvettes… Damn, wish I were 17 again…

  2. Captain Kal says:

    You can use Freespace Open Installer ( for an automated installation. I just DL everything and I am ready to go. (If only I had also the time to play the damn thing :) ). Beware though: My freespace 2 folder is nearly 12GBs.

    • Brian Rubin says:

      Apparently the installer doesn’t really work anymore, so they recommend the manual method.

      • Captain Kal says:

        That’s strange!! I was able to updare some files! I will try again for a full installation.

        • Brian Rubin says:

          Huh, are you sure it installs the right versions of the files? IIRC, the installer installs files a couple of versions out of date.

          • Captain Kal says:

            You might be right because I didn’t check the version number. (But IMHO you do not really need the latest version to enjoy the game.) If that’s the case I will add the new version manually. BTW have you checked Diaspora?

  3. well i’ll have to give this a try. i wonder if my pc can handle all this or not though.

    • Brian Rubin says:

      It ran fine on my former six year old rig with all the basics installed. This time I installed all the optional stuff. ;)

  4. Tony M says:

    Hey Brian. This article got featured on I’ve been using that site to lead me to good new writers outside my usual circuit. Good to see that Brian Rubin is the new hotness.

  5. Soleos says:

    mediaVP 2014 has been out for a while… might be time for another play through. I’m going through the main campaign now, and it’s fantastic! Followed by FS1 Port, Derelict, and Blue Planet!

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