FS2_Open is the original FreeSpace 2 engine, released to the open source community by Volition in 2002. Ever since then, a dedicated team has been hard at work keeping the engine up-to-date, enhancing it, fixing the bugs, and porting it to non-Windows platforms.

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FreeSpace Open 3.6.12 Released!

FreeSpace Open 3.6.12 Released!

Aug 4, 2010 1 comment

Celebrating the release of the newest version of the FS2_Open Engine

In case you missed it, 3.6.10 is revving up for a release!

In case you missed it, 3.6.10 is revving up for a release!

Sep 12, 2008 2 comments

The Freespace 2 Source Code Project Team over at Hard-light.net is preparing for the release of version 3.6.10, but they need your help!

Voice Acting Auditions open!

Voice Acting Auditions open!

Mar 18, 2013 4 comments

We are now accepting voice acting auditions for our pilot personas!

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1st Summer Update
FS2_Open Source

1st Summer Update

Jun 29, 2013 Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Mod 0 comments

Update includes news on the release date and details of the progress.

At long last, news
FS2_Open Source

At long last, news

Sep 2, 2012 Blue Planet: War In Heaven 9 comments

More news. We aren't dead yet. Really. We're just not moving very fast.

Blue Planet: War in Heaven Released
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Blue Planet: War in Heaven Released

Aug 7, 2010 Blue Planet: War In Heaven 14 comments

18 months after the catastrophic journey of the 14th Battle Group, the civil war between the Alliance and the Federation enters its apocalyptic final...

Closing The Project Down.
FS2_Open Source

Closing The Project Down.

Jan 21, 2006 Star Trek Total Conversation 0 comments

Star Trek Totally Conversion - AKA Hostile Borders will be coming to an end. When we started this project we said we would not release anything if we...

Descendants of Sol First Version Released!
FS2_Open Source

Descendants of Sol First Version Released!

Sep 17, 2010 Descendants of Sol 3 comments

This is the first release of the mod. Nothing else is required to play. If you are not familiar with FreeSpace Open, check the readme file.

Evolution News May 6th 2011
FS2_Open Source

Evolution News May 6th 2011

May 6, 2011 Dusk Wars 6 comments

May 6th 2011, Infomation on current position of Evolution. Other news infomation. More infomation down below. Evolution: by Elite222 (dont be confused...

Fringespace Update
FS2_Open Source

Fringespace Update

Dec 8, 2007 FringeSpace 2 comments

The Fringespace team is still at work, behind the scenes, bringing their project closer to fruition.

Gulnara Local HoloNet Article 2
FS2_Open Source

Gulnara Local HoloNet Article 2

Jun 22, 2012 Between The Ashes 0 comments

Follow Kalev Ehin as he writes about the events leading up to Between the Ashes: Slaves of Chaos.

How far we've come, part 2
FS2_Open Source

How far we've come, part 2

Jan 1, 2011 The MediaVPs for FreeSpace 2 14 comments

More news from the Department Of Gaming Awesome, showing that spacesims are still alive and kicking

In space, everyone can hear you ROCK
FS2_Open Source

In space, everyone can hear you ROCK

Dec 8, 2010 Blue Planet: War In Heaven 4 comments

In which we talk about music a bit and show off some tracks we got composed just for us.

July Report
FS2_Open Source

July Report

Jul 5, 2011 Dusk Wars 0 comments

Infomation on the current still state of Evolution I, Plans for the future, Evolution II's final storyline, a little infomation on the Anshari and their...

Large Weekly Update
FS2_Open Source

Large Weekly Update

Apr 3, 2013 Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Mod 2 comments

In this long due update we showcase some pretty nice screenshots, new models, and Mainhall images, and discuss the other additions like extra AI tweaking...

Latest News: Early February
FS2_Open Source

Latest News: Early February

Feb 7, 2012 Luyten Civil War 0 comments

Good things happening. Mission 5 nearly complete and I have acquired a fellow HLP forumite who helps me with writing. This is also the first news item...

Luyten Civil War v1.1 released
FS2_Open Source

Luyten Civil War v1.1 released

Jun 15, 2012 Luyten Civil War 5 comments

This is the patched release of the first version of Luyten Civil War. Please refer to the release thread at Hard Light Productions for some more specific...

Micro Space announced for Freespace 2

Micro Space announced for Freespace 2

Nov 11, 2007 14 comments

Did you ever want to battle a Star Destroyer with the Enterprise or the Galactica with an X-Wing? Micro Space is combining all famous universes in one...

Music is in the air
FS2_Open Source

Music is in the air

Jul 17, 2011 Blue Planet: War In Heaven 0 comments

Showing off a few more tracks composed by our staff composer Belisarius

News Report (June 1 - 12)
FS2_Open Source

News Report (June 1 - 12)

Jun 12, 2011 Luyten Civil War 4 comments

Good progress on missions, some new models, a new concept. Overall assessment: favorable

News Report (May 7 - 29)
FS2_Open Source

News Report (May 7 - 29)

May 29, 2011 Luyten Civil War 2 comments

Mission progress is favorable, but the plot ending still needs some expansion/revision. There's also a concept mission that may be included in the final...

Pre Version 3 Update
FS2_Open Source

Pre Version 3 Update

Nov 10, 2013 Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Mod 0 comments

Long overdue update discussing the upcoming Version 3 release and what new content, fixes, and additions are coming along with it!

Progress Report (April 16, 2012)
FS2_Open Source

Progress Report (April 16, 2012)

Apr 16, 2012 Luyten Civil War 0 comments

I haven't been too productive in terms of posting news, but that doesn't mean there is no progress. Herein is a list of all missions, with a summary of...

Public Beta Version 2 Release!
FS2_Open Source

Public Beta Version 2 Release!

Aug 24, 2013 Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Mod 9 comments

After about a month of work from the first release, the second massive update to the Original Trilogy mod is released.

Public Beta Version 3 Release!
FS2_Open Source

Public Beta Version 3 Release!

Aug 31, 2014 Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Mod 2 comments

After over a year of work from the second release, the third massive update to the Original Trilogy mod is now public.

Release 2 Preview
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Release 2 Preview

May 10, 2011 Blue Planet: War In Heaven 8 comments

The mod that Eurogamer described as taking up the mantle of one of the greatest games ever made reveals its plans for its third release. Mounted equipment...

Renegade Resurgence v1.0 released!!
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Renegade Resurgence v1.0 released!!

Jul 7, 2004 Renegade Resurgence 0 comments

I kept my word. As I promised, Renegade Resurgence is released on the 6th of July, 2004. This is the very first mod I release for FreeSpace, but according...

Shadow Genesis: RELEASE!
FS2_Open Source

Shadow Genesis: RELEASE!

Mar 5, 2013 Shadow Genesis 0 comments

Afters many years of development, our project is finally released :D. Go and check out posts on Freespace modding sites. Download from ModDB is coming...

Star Patrol Cruiser
FS2_Open Source

Star Patrol Cruiser

May 12, 2008 FringeSpace 3 comments

Model renders, details, and etc, can be accessed at our main website.

Status Report (June 12 - July 7)
FS2_Open Source

Status Report (June 12 - July 7)

Jul 7, 2011 Luyten Civil War 3 comments

Some mission progress, new graphical effects, some struggle with motivation. Also herein is the list of missions and their statuses.

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