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More news from the Department Of Gaming Awesome, showing that spacesims are still alive and kicking

Posted by The_E on Jan 1st, 2011

A few weeks ago, I posted about how far the engine, and the community, have come in upgrading the experience of FreeSpace 2, and bringing it to a level that was never dreamt of back in '99.

Now, HLP community member Spidey~ has posted a self-made, in-engine trailer, which uses assets from FreeSpace 1, FreeSpace 2 and the MediaVPs to demonstrate once more just how awesome good old space sims can be. Please enjoy.

Wishing you an EPIC new year, this is The E. Until the next time.<

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Desertfox287 Jan 2 2011 says:


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monsieur_max Jan 2 2011 says:

Just wish i have enough time to play it once more with so gorgeous graphics

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AdiJager Jan 2 2011 says:


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HRuivo Jan 2 2011 says:

I'm amazed by this trailer. Really nice work.

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Errebor Jan 2 2011 says:


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avid4545 Jan 2 2011 says:

I’m completely speechless, totally epic!

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tnathan475 Jan 2 2011 says:

Brilliant and Spectacular is the only way I can describe this. Long live FreeSpace!

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ExecutorTassadar Jan 2 2011 says:

Been using this for a while, but somehow the trailers always look waaaaay better than what I'm getting. Not just by a margin that is expected from trailers, but seriously way better.

Have the MediaVPs activated in the launcher and it definitely looks better than standard Freespace (the resolution obviously), but nowhere near what you're showing here. i.e. cockpits aren't visible for world models.

Any your work! Loved both Freespace titles and couldn't be happier with this. ;)

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AdiJager Jan 2 2011 replied:

cocpits are visibly - propably u dont have switched all featured ON or installed

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ExecutorTassadar Jan 3 2011 replied:

Finally found my mistake after such a long time. :)
Some kind of folder mix up...

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Kuze Jan 2 2011 says:

This movie can easily match the Eve Online trailers...awesome work...

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MasterofReality Jan 3 2011 says:

Does anyone know what music was used in this trailer?

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Tupperdose Jan 4 2011 replied:

Freedom Fighters - Two Steps from hell is the song youre looking for.
awesome did he get such nice camera angles done?i tried it in fred but i cant reconstruct it.

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MasterofReality Jan 4 2011 replied:

Thanks for that! I'd spent hours looking through every major film soundtrack I could think of to track it down - two steps from hell didn't hit my radar. The song I wanted was actually Heart of Courage, but it's from the same album. Appreciate the help.

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