Eighteen years have passed since FreeSpace 2 and the destruction of Capella, and the shattered colonies of man are finally ready to re-open the jump node to Earth. As the Alliance teeters on the verge of total social collapse, the Security Council deploys the elite 14th Battlegroup to re-establish contact with Earth, and young pilot Samuel Bei finds himself once more under his estranged father's command. Age of Aquarius describes the journey of the 14th Battlegroup as its mission to the Blue Planet goes shockingly wrong. War in Heaven takes place eighteen months after the events of Blue Planet: Age of Aquarius and details the final stages of the civil war between Sol and the rest of her colonies: a war without good or evil, only shades of gray. Built at the cutting edge of the FreeSpace Open engine, Blue Planet is a fan-made conclusion to the FreeSpace saga, a story of sacrifice, triumph, and destiny, and one of the most beloved FreeSpace mods of all time.
18 months after the 14th Battle Group's disastrous expedition to Sol, the civil war between Federation and Alliance enters its apocalyptic final phase.
You MUST read the installation instructions here. The download package also contains links to installation and troubleshooting guides.
The 3.6.12 MediaVPs located in 'mediavps_3612' and an updated Age of Aquarius Director's Cut installation located in 'blueplanet' are all required. If you have any technical problems, report them on our forums (linked in the package.) Note that an Age of Aquarius update was released alongside War in Heaven.
In order to play this, you will need to use the provided engine builds (named fs2_open_3_6_17_SSE2_BP.exe). Other builds will not work.
This is the first half of War in Heaven. We are tremendously grateful to all of you for your help, support, and advice. We hope that you enjoy this campaign as much as we have enjoyed the creative process. This really has been a labour of love. We owe special thanks to our fellow modders and to the Source Code Project and FreeSpace Upgrade Project teams for their patience and generosity.