Wings of Dawn is an anime-inspired space shooter game built on the Freespace 2 Open engine. It follows the story of a girl named Dawn, who gets thrown into a galaxy spanning war of space opera proportions. Dawn must keep her wits beside her as she encounters the numerous self-serving human governments, the long-eared and arrogant Cyrvans, and the lumbering might of the Hertak and their many thralls. Fly a variety of fighters and use devastating weapons to bring down your enemies and discover the secrets that only Dawn can unlock. Wings of Dawn is an on-going story released in episodes and is completely free!

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Wings of Dawn is re-released into a completely new form. The game is now a stand alone and no longer requires an installation of Freespace 2 to run. The whole game is reworked, upgraded, more awesome and will be released in episodic chunks. So be sure to check back every year or so!

Wings of Dawn

View the trailer here:

Installation instructions:
Unpack Wings of Dawn.rar
Start the launcher and point it toward Fs2_open_Wings_of_Dawn-EX7.exe
If you get an error relating to OpenAL, then run oalinst.exe
Be sure to set your desired resolution (It will throw errors at you if you try to play it in 640x480!)
Presto, enjoy the game.

Running into troubles and need help?
Head on over to the hard-light forums Here, and we'll do our best to assist.

Running linux/mac?
Builds for your operating system are available in the above link. (Well, mac hopefully soon.)

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Wings of Dawn

Wings of Dawn

6 months ago Full Version 0 comments

Stand alone release based on the Freespace 2 engine. No Freespace 2 installation required.

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Gamer_Of_Rock May 20 2015 says:

So, like the new version and all, but I never finished the original and would like to play through it fully. By any chance do you know where I could acquire it?

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Gamer_Of_Rock May 20 2015 replied:

Never mind. I found the old Hard-Light thread. Fantastic mod here! And now a standalone version different enough so the two can co-exist!

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Piemanlives Nov 17 2011 says:

so i just started my first run though of WoD and I'm thoroughly impressed
will be awaiting a sequel that probably will come out

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UKcharlie Jul 4 2011 says:

Dodgy looking title cover, but great looking screenshots! Will look to play this soon

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KingSpoon Creator
KingSpoon Jul 17 2011 replied:

What do you mean exactly with 'Dodgy looking title cover' ?

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Cybertrance Aug 22 2011 replied:

Your title cover (download) is a little off, maybe a screenshot or something would be more appropriate

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KingSpoon Creator
KingSpoon Aug 23 2011 replied:

Define 'a little off'
Vague comments like these don't tell me a lot.

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Cybertrance Sep 18 2011 replied:

It looks a bit childish...

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KingSpoon Creator
KingSpoon Oct 18 2011 replied:

Well that's just like your (uninformed) opinion man

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RogerioFM Mar 2 2012 replied:

Maybe he meant that the title cover does not match the actual game screens, like it is too colorful when matched with the actual game somber tones. I guess I have to agree with him, it is to bright with contrasts with the darkeness of the screens.

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Themodtester Dec 4 2012 replied:

What he means to say is probably the inclusion of characters drawn in the manner most 'anime' characters are, which seems like an utmost peculiar choice for a game such as this for one particular reason, the original art style of the freespace game doesn't seem to accommodate such genres that easily, so he possibly may have been surprised by it.

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