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Release thread on Hard-Light Productions

July 16th, 2003 - July 16th, 2023
Twenty years ago today, on July 16, 2003, Inferno was released. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, the entire Release 1 campaign has been voice acted. The voice acting features many actors and actresses who have contributed roles to previous mods, and it is also the first major release to include Vasudan voice processing by Gamma39er! Gamma39er did an incredible job to exactly reproduce the sound effects used for both the untranslated and translated Vasudan speech. Pay attention to the Vasudan characters in the campaign; they sound just like the ones from Volition.

A few other bugs have been fixed since the last rerelease in 2017, mainly mission event sequence breaks in uncommon situations, as well as a few model bugs.

Both the FSO Installer and Knossos have been updated. If you prefer to install it manually, download it here and here.

In the year 2400, contact with Sol was established, but with dire consequences: a war between the Earth Alliance and the GTVA. A year has passed and both sides have suffered heavy losses. With reports of black ships appearing in the Ross 128 system, the greatest fear of the GTVA has been realized: the Shivans have returned once again.

Released in 2003, Inferno was one of the most anticipated campaigns in the early years of HLP. A massive mod with 140 new models ranging from the smallest of fighters to the largest capital ships ever seen in FS2 so far.

Original release threads: Inferno board | FreeSpace Modding board
Previous rerelease thread: Inferno board

Project Lead:

Senior Staff:
Sadistic Sid

Other Staff:
Knight Templar
Roy Fokker

Voice Producer:

Sound Editor/Designer:
João Guimarães

Vasudan Voice Effects:

Voice Talent:
Admiral Nelson - EAD Devout
Amy O'Grady - SOSD Olemus, Wingman 2 (Ice Queen), Wingman 7 (Female Vasudan)
Andros Urbana - GTCa Independence
Caleb Smith - GTD Harmonium, GVD Nefertiri, GVCa Rhemet, Vasudan Command
Cobra - GVD Hathor, Lieutenant Higgins, Wingman 1 (Ace)
Colonol Dekker - Briefing Officer
Caiaphas - Admiral Dren (SOC Command)
Darkblade - SOD Orpheus
Dilmah G - EAC Praetorian, Sol Gate
Eamonn Riley - Admiral Falon (EASD Nemesis)
Eleven Labs - GTD Aquitaine
Fusionblaster - Wingman 3 (Rookie)
HulkyKrow - GTD Ramanaya, Wingman 5 (Sidekick)
Kehra - EACv Iasius
Logomancer - GVD Khedess, GTT Mylae, EAI Verdun
Mobius - GTCv Mako
Nicolle Zambrano - GTCv Carolina, GTCv Keyes, GTD Reyes, GTC Yukon
Nyctaeus - GTCv Punishment
RedMageJoe - Wingman 4 (Hotshot), Wingman 6 (Male Vasudan)
Renegade Paladin - Allied Command, Untranslated Vasudan
Sparda - EAD Arethusa
Tim Valencia (The Kunked Slump) - Admiral Ramsey (Command Briefing Officer)
Vindicare Assassin - GTT Azure, Lambda 1, EAC Redavi, GTT Renegade

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Inferno: Nostos Act 1 released

Inferno: Nostos Act 1 released


Inferno: Nostos Act 1 was officially released on June 4th, 2018, but due to significant update discontinuity on ModDB, a proper release article is now...

Vasudan models pack release

Vasudan models pack release


Inferno missed a deadline, so we are releasing some of our assets.

Inferno is now 10 years old!

Inferno is now 10 years old!

News 2 comments

On July 16th, 2003, Inferno R1 was released. Woomeister posted on our Eyecandy thread on Hard Light Productions a few pics showing off the main differences...

GVB Setep design upgrade, enjoy the 3D view!

GVB Setep design upgrade, enjoy the 3D view!

News 1 comment

Our new modeller, Dagger, worked on the iconic GVB Setep Vasudan superbomber and also posted on HLP a link to a 3D view of the model. Take a look!

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May 2020's Asset Dump

May 2020's Asset Dump

Model Pack

Here's another asset dump. Most of these ships have been deprecated from Inferno, so we'd like to share them with the Community. Courtesy of Nightmare...

20th Anniversary Edition of INFR1

20th Anniversary Edition of INFR1

Full Version

Version 1.2.0 of Inferno Classic, now featuring voice acting.

October 2020's Model Dump

October 2020's Model Dump

Model Pack

We've packed a new model dump grouping a number of asset which will not be included in the next release. Enjoy!

GTD Phaeton release

GTD Phaeton release

Vehicle Model

Who said Inferno Nostos is all about the iconic ships previously seen in INFR1? We have lots of new assets, and one of them is the GTD Phaeton.

GTCv Phobos release

GTCv Phobos release

Vehicle Model

The original FreeSpace 2 featured the GTCv Deimos, a highly versatile warship. Inferno tributed this corvette by naming its replacement GTCv Phobos, after...

EAB Gagana release

EAB Gagana release

Vehicle Model

The iconic EAB Gagana's, a familiar asset to Inferno fans, has been released.

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Autoclave - - 42 comments

It's out.
Holy crap.

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Mobius89 Creator
Mobius89 - - 438 comments

It's been out for a while, actually, it's just that ModDB updates were discontinued. We are glad to be back here, updating this page.

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ToTac - - 185 comments

Really nice models! :)
And great to see something is going on in the Freespace universe.

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Piemanlives - - 1,885 comments

Nice to see the Bastion finally getting a rework.

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JBJHJM - - 41 comments

Instead of commenting on every single image I will just post here and say the ne ship renders look very promising. I wish you much luck and success!

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Cybertrance - - 581 comments

+1 Vote for IOTY! Good Luck!

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JBJHJM - - 41 comments

All Inferno mods are my all time favourites. Can't wait to see & play the new stuff! Thank you so much guys!

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Lord_Mordja - - 458 comments

Oh shi-
A release date? Yes please!

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ADos - - 33 comments

Will "Slaying the Nemesis" mission be altered to be significantly easier? I've played that through almost 100 times now and still haven't progressed. Apart from that minor problem, the previous Inferno was sweet.

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Elite222 - - 556 comments

Is it just me or does the EAB Lonchos bare a striking similar appearence to the Taiidani Bomber from homeworld

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Mobius89 Creator
Mobius89 - - 438 comments

I'm not familiar with the Homeworld continuity, but the team member who designed te Lonchos, Rampage, oftentimes claimed his designs are based on many HW assets, so I wouldn't be surprised.

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Piemanlives - - 1,885 comments

Who doesn't love Homeworld?

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