The Luyten Civil War is a user-made campaign for FreeSpace 2. From a narrative perspective, LCW is a traditional military campaign, with more emphasis on combat and politics than character development. The first version of the campaign is available.

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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 info (like developer notes). Sorry for editing the original release news item. If it goes against ModDB etiquette, tell me and I won't do that again.

Posted by TopAce on Jun 15th, 2012

A FreeSpace 2 campaign

Here it is, folks. As announced, I managed to deliver this campaign in June.


Capella happened. Not only did the GTVA lose an entire system, most of the 3rd Fleet, but there are innumerable Capellan refugees left homeless by the cataclysm. The GTVA General Assembly hurriedly passed an act to facilitate sheltering the refugees in far-away systems, including Luyten. At first, the Luytenian Government, presided by the controversial Chancellor McCleskey, saw great potential in the new arrivals. They hoped that the influx of able-bodied workforce would help fix the declining regional economy.

However, the demographic shift turned out to be unfavorable. Within months, Luyten suffered its deepest economic crisis in its history. The populace blamed the Capellans and the ever-unpopular McCleskey government for the recession. The GTVA General Assembly would be willing to interfere with the McCleskey government's internal affairs, but the Beta Aquilae Convention grants them with no such power. Before BETAC could have been accordingly amended, the ruling government suffered a devastating defeat in the elections. The new Chancellor is Edward Keyes, who is determined to "purify" Luyten of its unwelcome guests and to enact unorthodox economic policies to cure the recession. Emboldened by sweeping popular support, the Chancellor announced that Luyten no longer recognized the GTVA's jurisdiction.

When it appeared that the crisis could be solved through diplomacy, three high-ranking GTVA dignitaries were abducted and stoned to death in daylight by an angry mob of anti-Alliance protesters. Peter Lindres, Special Operations Command, submitted a report the next day, showing indisputable evidence that Chancellor Keyes knew about the abduction, but let it happen. To make matters worse, intelligence reports that news of the diplomats' deaths was welcomed by extremist underground movements in Laramis and Barnard's Star as well.

Fearing that prior events would trigger a domino effect, the GTVA Security Council assembled and voted in favor of a forceful military intervention to Luyten. Their goal: get rid of Keyes and his closest associates.

Be prepared, pilot. Your hull is failing, your weapons are depleting, and time is running out.

Files and Links

Luyten Civil War v1.1 release - direct download
Luyten Civil War release thread at Hard Light Productions - please refer to this thread for a list of notes, known issues, further download mirrors
7-Zip- to be used to extract the LCW-v11.7z archive

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Medve1337 Jun 22 2012, 5:51am says:

Awwww yeah! Downloading now, thanks :D

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Hezus Jul 4 2012, 4:52am says:

Looks really cool. However I was not able to load the MOD for some reason. I get a bunch of errors. I'm running 3612 Inferno with all latest mediavp's from WxLauncher. I've checked the mod.ini but I've set it up correctly as secondary mod.

Any clues what I'm doing wrong?

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TopAce Author
TopAce Jul 4 2012, 8:01am says:

3.6.12. is insufficient. Please download the 3.6.14. Release Candidate 6 build here

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Hezus Jul 4 2012, 9:07am replied:

Thanks for the quick reply! I wasn't aware there was a new version out. I assume there will be new mvps soon too?

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TopAce Author
TopAce Jul 4 2012, 9:26am replied:

I don't know when they will be out, but I remember them saying they're nearing release.

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