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.

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18 months after the catastrophic journey of the 14th Battle Group, the civil war between the Alliance and the Federation enters its apocalyptic final phase. Prepare for what FreeSpace 2 fans are already calling one of the greatest space sim campaigns of all time.

Posted by GeneralBattuta on Aug 7th, 2010

The bloody civil war between the United Earth Federation and the Galactic Terran/Vasudan Alliance is drawing to an end. A single day of skirmishes detonates more megatonnage of ordnance than every conflict of the twentieth century combined. The conflict is escalating: nuclear strikes on civilian targets. Subspace missile strikes. Assassinations. Treachery. The survival of two great civilizations is on the line, and neither will back down.

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You are Ensign Noemi Laporte, unblooded fighter pilot in the Federation Navy. Torn between your upbringing as an Ubuntu citizen and the exigencies of survival, you discover something dark with in yourself...an uncanny, almost preternatural instinct for killing.

The end is coming. What will you become to survive?

The Solaris

Installation instructions are here (url is Hard-light.net). A full package download will be uploaded to ModDB as well, but you should still review that thread. 3.6.12 Inferno Final build and 3.6.12 MediaVPs (located in a folder called mediavps_3612) are required.

Anticipate the following, and more:


  • The United Earth Federation: a full-fledged new faction with their own ships, weapons, history and gameplay style, including never-before-seen models
  • A brand new soundtrack with two new tabled tracks and dozens of event-driven pieces
  • The next chapter in the Blue Planet saga: a dark psychological drama, steeped in military realism and set against the backdrop of a brutal civil war
  • Thousands of words of fiction and techroom entries
  • Fast-paced gameplay bringing the familiar FreeSpace experience to new heights
  • Subspace strike missiles, new voice-acted personas, an AI Betty for UEF ships, and other gameplay elements to discover
  • Epic skyboxes for many of the worlds of mankind's home system
Enjoy - and let us know what you think.
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pthumann Aug 9 2010, 3:15am says:

? do u need freespace 2 ?

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The_E Creator
The_E Aug 9 2010, 7:07am replied:

Yes. You need FreeSpace 2, FreeSpace Open 3.6.12, the 3.6.12 MediaVPs and the Blue Planet Age of Aquarius Directors Cut installed. It's all explained in the release post on HLP.

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UACmarine208 Aug 9 2010, 5:01pm buried:


No sh*t Sherlock.

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HolmstN Aug 9 2010, 8:57pm replied:

Fairly legit question considering FreeSpace 2's entire codebase has been released free of charge.

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The_E Creator
The_E Aug 9 2010, 9:58pm replied:

Yes, but the code is not the game. We have the source code for the engine, but the actual game, meaning all the data files that make the game, was not released to the public. It's still Interplay's property, and so you can't get it for free legally.

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GeneralBattuta Aug 9 2010, 6:52pm replied:

You can get it for $6 off GoodOldGames. It's a great deal, one of the best games of all time.

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rodo Aug 9 2010, 12:52pm says:

good campaign, good work guys!

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Tupperdose Aug 11 2010, 4:34pm says:

nicely done :) can`t await part 2 and the directors cut ;)

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[IBKW]Lucious Aug 13 2010, 9:27am says:

i keep getting an Error when trying to launch this mod through the freespace 2 open launcher, it throws up the blueplanet splash screen for about 2 seconds before CTD. i will post the error in 2nd post

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[IBKW]Lucious Aug 13 2010, 9:54am says:

Error: bp2-amr.tbm(line 9:
Error: Required token = [#End] or [$Name:], found [+Weapon Piercing Effect Start Li] .

Line: 670

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The_E Creator
The_E Aug 13 2010, 10:48am replied:

Read the release post on HLP: Hard-light.net
There's a checklist. Go through it to make sure you have all the required items. By the look of it, you seem to be using the wrong engine build.

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GeneralBattuta Author
GeneralBattuta Aug 13 2010, 4:03pm replied:

Yep, you're either not using a right build or you misplaced some files. Easy fix.

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Hero_Swe Aug 15 2010, 2:27pm says:

If you're still not sure about downloading and playing this campaign/mod. Let me show you it is


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ApheXJew Aug 17 2010, 1:38pm says:

This mod is Brilliant! The story is very well writen and thought out. Looking forward to the completed version.

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