This was created when the source code was released for Freespace 2. In addition, content update packs have been developed which take advantage of the upgraded game engine. These packs include higher-poly models and higher resolution textures. The end result of this project is to create a graphically superior (and far more flexible) game engine, while still retaining all of the gameplay elements that made FreeSpace 2 successful.

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In the release post I wrote: "So be sure to check back every year or so!" and then over a year later, I neglect to actually make any kind of update post on what's going on. For shame.

So first off, the bad news, there isn't any kind of date I can give on the next episode release. While I haven't been sitting on my bum doing nothing the past year, a lot of my creative time instead went into helping Axem (the creator of the excellent Vassago's Dirge, and the silly comedy campaign Just another Day) with drawing character art for the planned rererelease of JAD 2.21 and the future release of 2.22.

However, with most of the work done on that, productivity on WoD has once again resumed full force. Several visually outdated ship models have been updated, while a bunch of completely new models are in the pipeline already. There has also been work done on replacing some of the more dated left over Freespace 2 sound effects. (It's a reminder that you're working with a game engine from 1999, when you see the thruster sounds are mono 11025hz .wav files)

Working on JAD has given me a lot of practice with the program Emofuri that I learned about after releasing WoD episode 1. So the plan is to update WoD with fully animated visual novel portraits, adding all that ~fidelity~ and ~immersion~ into your space simulator. The code and Lua scripts weren't in place to do that before. But now we have the technology, so we're rapidly transforming this 17 year old game engine into something unrecognizable.

It'll be fun, I swear!

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ntblood
ntblood

I can't get this to work. I can load into the game menus but when launching the ship I have tons of errors. I think I installed it incorrectly or something. I have FS Open installed. I really want to get this running.
Any advice please?

Thank you!

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[IBKW]Lucious
[IBKW]Lucious

i have been looking to play freespace 2 open online for some time now, however i have been on the hard light chat several days now asking for mp matches and it seems they have all moved on to call of duty / other games or so i was told, no 1 seems to play the multiplayer these days however if anyone would like to arrange a mp game drop me a pm, my time is GMT since i live in the uk, but am usually available at good PST times as well for those in america :)

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nooobie117
nooobie117

Whats that?

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives

what's what?

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives

i went and bought this off GOG.com AND DAMN IS IT EPIC :) also who here plays multiplayer online

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GuardianOfDeath
GuardianOfDeath

I love this game and I like Freespace SCP. Wish there was a mod where you would be inside one of those big ships but only allowed in the flight hanger. Until the alarm goes off then you will be ordered to your fighter or Bomber. Something that would give you even more of the feel of being a response team pilot.

I don't know just a idea of a new mod.

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azazellonphi
azazellonphi

Thats basically the gist of the Eternal Silence mod for Half Life 2, but the space combat in their's isn't anywhere near as fantastic as in FS2. Still, its an interesting concept to fly into an enemy ships hanger, jump out, have a fire fight with their pilots, run through their ship blowing stuff up, and getting back to your ship before you're killed in the explosion. Worth checking out, its been awhile since I've tried it so it very well may have been improved.

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Mobius89
Mobius89

A la Star Ixiom? I doubt it can be done, but that doesn't mean you can't use cutscenes showing pilots moving to their combat spacecraft.

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Mobius89
Mobius89

It's "FreeSpace Open" because the code has been open source for some 8 years and all kinds of upgrades can be downloaded for free. You still need the original game to run them, however.

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Protektor
Protektor

The source code isn't really Open Source. The source code license has some restrictions that disqualify it from being Open Source.

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