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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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.

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...

News Report (June 1 - 12)
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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

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.

Latest News: Early February
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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...

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...

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
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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...

Vassago's Dirge Release on ModDB!
FS2_Open Source

Vassago's Dirge Release on ModDB!

Sep 7, 2010 Vassago's Dirge 3 comments

Vassago's Dirge, an action packed campaign for FreeSpace2 Open, releases on ModDB.

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.

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.

In case you missed it, 3.6.10 is revving up for a release!
FS2_Open Source

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

Sep 12, 2008 FS2_Open Source 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!

Fate of the Galaxy NewsGrid: July 08 Edition
Fate of the Galaxy

Fate of the Galaxy NewsGrid: July 08 Edition

Jul 1, 2008 Fate of the Galaxy 7 comments

The July issue of the Fate of the Galaxy NewsGrid is up. This month we look at new models and textures, some backdrops, and meet our project lead.

Imperial I-class Star Destroyer Mesh Complete!
Fate of the Galaxy

Imperial I-class Star Destroyer Mesh Complete!

Jul 10, 2008 Fate of the Galaxy 9 comments

Finally after many long hours of hard work, the base mesh to the Imperial I-class Star Destroyer is complete!

Fate of the Galaxy NewsGrid: August 08 Edition
Fate of the Galaxy

Fate of the Galaxy NewsGrid: August 08 Edition

Aug 5, 2008 Fate of the Galaxy 12 comments

The August 2008 Issue of the Fate of the Galaxy NewsGrid, our monthly update on progress.

Fate of the Galaxy NewsGrid: October 08 Edition
Fate of the Galaxy

Fate of the Galaxy NewsGrid: October 08 Edition

Oct 5, 2008 Fate of the Galaxy 4 comments

The October 2008 Issue of the Fate of the Galaxy NewsGrid. This month we look at our progress on textures as well as a very special interview.

Fate of the Galaxy NewsGrid: 2008 In Review
Fate of the Galaxy

Fate of the Galaxy NewsGrid: 2008 In Review

Jan 15, 2009 Fate of the Galaxy 3 comments

Fate of the Galaxy's look back at the past year, and a glimpse of what's in store for the future.

First In-Game Screenshots and Gameplay Video!
Fate of the Galaxy

First In-Game Screenshots and Gameplay Video!

Jun 4, 2009 Fate of the Galaxy 9 comments

Finally, our first shots of our in-game X-Wing. Full Diffuse, Shine and Normal maps included! Also, First In Game Video!

Voice Acting Auditions open!
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Voice Acting Auditions open!

Mar 18, 2013 4 comments

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

End Project's Teaser in online!
THE END PROJECT - Enlight the galaxy

End Project's Teaser in online!

Oct 8, 2009 THE END PROJECT - Enlight the galaxy 5 comments

Hi you all, After long mounth of works, we have finally released our first teaser.

Evolution News May 6th 2011
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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...

July Report
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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...

War in Heaven Pre-Release Asset Show
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War in Heaven Pre-Release Asset Show

Jun 22, 2010 Blue Planet: War In Heaven 10 comments

The thermonuclear blast of a Cyclops torpedo, wings of cutting-edge fighters on the attack, Karuna frigates volleying their torpedoes, and sunrise over...

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...

What's Next: Release 2 Preview
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What's Next: Release 2 Preview

Nov 17, 2010 Blue Planet: War In Heaven 4 comments

War in Heaven's first chapter was called 'the finest FreeSpace campaign...ever seen. Full stop. No qualification.' We're going to make the second chapter...

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...

FreeSpace Open 3.6.12 Released!
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FreeSpace Open 3.6.12 Released!

Aug 4, 2010 FS2_Open Source 1 comment

Celebrating the release of the newest version of the FS2_Open Engine

In space, everyone can hear you ROCK
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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.

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

We're still alive
FS2_Open Source

We're still alive

Mar 30, 2011 Blue Planet: War In Heaven 8 comments

We're just busy doing things and going to beta and stuff