The game begins 32 years after the Great War. You are a pilot in the Galactic Terran-Vasudan Alliance (GTVA), a single entity formed to cement the alliance between the Terran and Vasudan races after loss of communication with Earth. However, opposition still exists to this union, and a faction of Terrans led by Admiral Bosch formed the Neo-Terran Front (NTF) and has rebelled, taking over several star systems. The player's early missions are to quell these rebellions and bring in Admiral Bosch. Eventually the another alien species is encountered.

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Thoughts, comments, and whatever else are welcome. Just to be obvious about this, I am not 100% following canon. There are "shields" (which are just surface shields not an actual shield mesh) for gameplay purposes, as well as missiles for strike craft and short burst afterburners for quick acceleration or evasion.

Though I suppose I am going canon at least for capital ships as they will be pretty identical to how they are in Homeworld

Freespace 2 Released on Desura

Freespace 2 Released on Desura

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Thirty-two years after the Great War, Terrans and Vasudan have to fight the Shivans once again.

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FringeSpace Changes

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FS Team changes leadership, new website coming soon, new forum location and Facebook group, progress still ongoing, looking for additional staff and coders...

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There were a few errors that, at least for me, did not make themselves known. I have also made some edits to the weapons that should make them feel more...

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bravestk
bravestk

wont open..i get black screen wih sound

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Protektor
Protektor

Are you running Windows or Linux?

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Dean_Demon
Dean_Demon

A pure classic from the 90's and still great to this day,one of the best space sims ever created. I still play this after 13 years and never get bored with it and with some great mods as well extends it's life span,pure gold.

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ozgurilgin
ozgurilgin

Is Freespace 2 GNU/Linux versiyon native port, wine port or dosbox port?

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Protektor
Protektor

I have now included FS2 Open completely setup in addition to the original Freespace 2 port.

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Lugonu
Lugonu

Great!

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Protektor
Protektor

It's the native port that Ryan "Icculus" Gordan did. If your looking to improve the original game you might want to look at FS2_OPEN.

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veladre
veladre

downloaded and cant get the game to run....keeps giving me the error "Freespace2/Fred2 cannot be run from a drive root directory!". Searched forums and by all accounts its related to long directory strings under windows, they recommended i move it to something like D:\Games\Freespace2 and try to run it but i still get the same error......kinda ****** that i paid for this and they dont have the bugs worked out.

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MasterArmadillo
MasterArmadillo

Try a directoy path using 8.3 structure as in each file or directory only having eight letters with a optional three letter suffix eg d:\games\FS2
this might work...

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Quhark_Rotanx
Quhark_Rotanx

Awesome

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Probably the best space sim I've ever played. Despite its age, it holds up to the test of time in terms of gameplay.

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