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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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 the status of each. In short: the last mission is playable, but lacking in miscellaneous content. All other missions are good enough.

Posted by TopAce on Apr 16th, 2012

I decided not to write any additional text in this news item - I'll let the list speak for itself.


  • Mission 1: Mission 1 is in a really, really good shape. I don't expect to find anything wrong with it later. Mission length could be a bit longer, though.
  • Mission 2: It's fine. Needs some balance refinement.
  • Mission 3:The fighter-type (default) version is fine and ready to go. The bomber version needs to be made.
  • Mission 4: The beginning of the mission may need some tweaks to make it more fun to play.
  • Mission 5: Feelin' good. Needs more or less the same amount of additional work than the rest.
  • Mission 6: Needs to be tested on all difficulty levels to make sure it plays out like it's supposed to.
  • Mission 7: Needs briefings, some gameplay refinements. More messages wouldn't hurt as well.
  • Mission 8: Everything is okay, apart from balancing. Currently the mission is self-play.
  • Mission 9: Camera work in the end minicutscene may be funny, but otherwise the mission is ready.
  • Mission 10: Pretty satisfied with it.
  • Mission 11: Per above: mostly done, needs some refinement and more messages.
  • Mission 12: Okayish. Feels too short, though.
  • Mission 13: The action part is okay. Unfortunately, there is only basic messaging, no briefings, and not too many mission events.

I excluded the intro and the outro cutscenes from the list, as I don't consider them "missions." They will be FREDded later.


Cruisers vs. Station

Approaching Enemy Destroyer

Bomb Impact and Beam Charging Up

Release Date

Given recent progress, June, 2012 looks tenable.

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