FreeSpace: The Great War promises a detailed and dynamic universe, taking space combat sims to new levels of action and realism. Engage massive capital ships and destroyers of unprecedented size and detail. Feel ships explode around you with advanced physics and breathtaking effects. Command intelligent wingmen & request reinforcements in real-time space combat. Watch the Advanced AI system guide skillful wingmen and devious opponents, adapting to your abilities. Swoop in and out of deadly 3D asteroid fields. Advance in rank, earn medals and ribbons, gain more responsibility and features as your skills increase. Listen to the event-driven music system tailor the soundtrack to the action. Watch a detailed branching campaign unfold where your mission performances make the difference. See high-resolution, breathtaking cinematic cutscenes with an epic storyline.

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About Freespace: The Great War with 4 comments by Protektor on Sep 9th, 2012

FreeSpace: The Great War promises a detailed and dynamic universe, taking space combat sims to new levels of action and realism. Engage massive capital ships and destroyers of unprecedented size and detail. Feel ships explode around you with advanced physics and breathtaking effects. Command intelligent wingmen & request reinforcements in real-time space combat. Watch the Advanced AI system guide skillful wingmen and devious opponents, adapting to your abilities. Swoop in and out of deadly 3D asteroid fields. Advance in rank, earn medals and ribbons, gain more responsibility and features as your skills increase. Listen to the event-driven music system tailor the soundtrack to the action. Watch a detailed branching campaign unfold where your mission performances make the difference. See high-resolution, breathtaking cinematic cutscenes with an epic storyline.

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abid_naqvi83
abid_naqvi83 Sep 28 2012, 7:09pm says:

I am playing Descent: Freespace under Ubuntu 12.04 (lInux kernel 3.2.0-31) . When I commit to the second mission "The Field of Battle" the game crashes with the following error message:

*** glibc detected *** ./freespace-bin: double free or corruption (!prev): 0x098e9750 ***

and a long memory map.

What is the correct venue to discuss this in?

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Savior42
Savior42 Oct 14 2012, 4:21pm replied:

Not only that, the intro does not have sound and if you try to play it from the Tech Room, the game crashes.

I am wondering if there's a way to file an bug report to the developer/publisher? These games are not cheap, and if the bugs are not ironed out in a timely manner, I might consider requesting a refund.

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Protektor
Protektor Oct 15 2012, 11:03pm replied:

This is the original source code of the game ported to Linux. The no sound was an issue with not being able to get the sound in videos working correctly. You might want to try downloading and using FS2_Open which uses the Freespace 1 & 2 data files but has a much more updated engine for the game.

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Savior42
Savior42 Oct 17 2012, 5:29pm replied:

Thanks, I hadn't known about FS2Open before. However, it requires a retail Freespace 2 installation, which I don't have, and I don't really feel like shelling out another 6 bucks for it.

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abid_naqvi83
abid_naqvi83 Sep 28 2012, 5:45pm says:

I am playing Freespace on Ubuntu 12.04 (Kernel 3.2.0-31). The game crashes the moment I commit to playing the 2nd Mission ("The Field of Battle"). The terminal contains this error message:

*** glibc detected *** ./freespace-bin: double free or corruption (!prev): 0x098e9750 ***

followed by a backtrace and a memory map.

Is anyone else having this problem, and is this the right place to discuss this?

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Leif_Grumblewood
Leif_Grumblewood Sep 24 2012, 11:48am says:

Hi there,

nice to see ...but
is it playable in other languages than english?

Greetings@ALL

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schwarzer-hütehund
schwarzer-hütehund Sep 11 2012, 7:35am says:

Good to see a Linux Version avaiable.My brothers Compact Disks from the Battle Pack are over 10 years old.
Did Freespace 2 for PC and Linux coming soon to Desura?

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Protektor
Protektor Sep 25 2012, 11:19pm replied:

Yes it is now available.

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pizza
pizza Sep 11 2012, 4:03am says:

I'll consider buying a copy of this once they propose a GNU/Linux x86-64 binary for download.

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DireWolf2000
DireWolf2000 Sep 10 2012, 6:28pm says:

Still loving the second game with all the user made content. Will probably give this a go.

(Also, the banner image is a screencap from FS2. The ship is a Perseus, which is only seen in FS2, and that image is actually of the user made upgrade to the Perseus' model, not even the vanilla one.)

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DuxWonder343
DuxWonder343 Sep 10 2012, 5:54pm says:

Holy poop, I found this in a Goodwill ten years ago! Greatest space combat sim EVER!!!!!!

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MrVarnor
MrVarnor Sep 10 2012, 3:17pm says:

Wow I used to love this game and the sequel :-) I wonder how it would hold up today though lol

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Freespace: The Great War
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