This mod is actually more a collection of various upgrades i made myself for different FreeSpace 2 (Open) campaigns to make them compatible with current FSO Builds and MediaVPs and to fix bugs, so that this campaigns are also solveable. So this mod exists to collect all this upgrades at one place that you can watch and follow.
This is the All-in-One Installer for Nova Upgrade: FreeSpace Port. It contains the whole FreeSpace Port Version 3.5 with the FreeSpace Port MediaVPs 2014 and the Nova Upgrade: FreeSpace Port in version 2.0.6 as well it's german translation together with preconfigured wxLauncher profiles.
The 7z-Archive have to be extracted into a temporary folder where you should run the FreiRaum_fsport.exe. After that, you should read the instructions that explain every possible installation option and then you can simply install the desired features.
After the installation you only have to run your wxLauncher and to select the "Nova Upgrade: FreeSpace Port" profile for that you only have to confirm your FreeSpace 2 directory, after that, you can play the game with the button of the same name. If you do not use the profile, you only have to select "Nova Upgrade: FreeSpace Port" in the "Mods" tab.
The year is 2335. For 14 years there is a raging war between the terrans from the Galactic Terran Alliance, GTA for short, and the vasudans of the Parliamentary Vasudan Navy, abbreviated as PVN. This is a war whose end is not in sight. However this changes abruptly as an unknown powerful race appears that does not make any difference between both species and does not seem to be interested in diplomacy either. Thus, both hostile races are forced to work together to maintain the hope of survival. Although the Terrans and Vasudans together are able to catching up the technological advantage of the powerful race, that is only known as Shivans, the war not only get more severity when a invincible shivan super-destroyer, which is called Lucifer, emerges, but also because of the seperation of some Vasudans to form the religous group with the name Hammer of Light who believe, that the Shivans are the prophesied "Cosmic Destroyers" and therefore do whatever they can to make this prophecy going to happen.
You are a pilot of the Galactic Terran Alliance and you are driven right into this conflict where only thing matters in the end: Survival!
The Lucifer was stopped at the last possible moment and the Terran and Vasudan forces emerged victorious in the Great War. But it is a victory which was bought dearly, because Vasuda Prime, the vasudan homeworld, was devasteted and made uninhabitable and the Earth was cutted off from the rest of the Galaxy due to the collapse of the jump node, which is also the reason why the Galactic Terran Alliance is struggling and have to reorientate. It is a time of uncertainty, which is not the only thing that threatens the truce with the Vasudans, but also the weakened Shivans aswell the Hammer of Light want to take advantage in this uncertainty. You are called up by the GTI, the Galactic Terran Intelligence to contribute, that the GTA is able to get through this hard times safely. However you are to be get on the track of a conspiracy where it becomes clear, that there are also rogue elements within terran ranks that are pursuing their own goals.
It is the year 2351, 16 years have passed since the Great War. After several political crises in the Galactic Terran Alliance the ceasefire with the Vasudans resulted into a new great alliance: The Galactic Terran Vasudan Alliance, which is also known as GTVA for short. But even with the victory over the Shivans peace did not come into the Galaxy as the Hammer of Light transformed itself from a religious splinter group into a terrorist organization with the sole purpose to destroy the Alliance with the Terrans and to drive both races into a war again. You are part of Operation Templar, the Operation that want to eliminate this last relic of the Great War once and for all.
Despite the best efforts, it was not possible to stop the SSD Lucifer before it reaches the vasuda system. Even if the Vasudan homeworld seems to be lost, the war is far from over. As a vasudan pilot on the PVD Hope, which is the most beloved destroyer of the vasudan people, you have to perform the most amazing operations together with your wingmen, not only for revenge, but also for every vasudan who is still alive.
Vasuda Prime is gone and the Shivans are on the verge of discovering earth aswell. However, fleeing vasudan scientists were able to found ancient records on Altair IV. Because these records could contain information about how to stop the Shivans, they have to be retrieved. You are given command over a strike force from the GTD Bastion and you have to command your wingmen well, to get the desired information, because Altair is deep into Hammer of Light territory... and they are already warned. So, getting there and back might be far more difficult than anyone ever imagined.