A story taking place during the last days of the Neo-Terran Front. A rebellion fails, a search begins.
Release version of "Walking on Ashes", the intermediate release announced last year.
Having plundered an ancient battlefield in the Nebula, the GVD Meretseger races to back to the safety of the allied lines. However the with the first ships of the Sathanas Armada ahead of them and the Ravana-class SD Malevolence behind them, the pilots and crew of the Meretseger will have to do their best. For the information they gathered is something the Shivans are quite unwilling to surrender...
Walking on Ashes started out as the three-mission-finale to the Jarin/Jaarin-storyline for the original The Lost Generation; Much has happened in terms of development history, most notable the split of The Lost Generation into two campaigns, Ashcorft and Jaarin, and most recently the complete re-working of the Jaarin-storyline.
Said re-working means that I can no longer re-use these missions but that is no reason to let them go to waste. And here they are re-titled and renovated.
(As part of the renovation the missions received new dialogue which was written as an adaptation of the characters from the new The Lost Generation - Jaarin, but should not be taken as in-continuity or final.)
A word of warning, before you play:
These mission are a marathon with only a single option in the beginning to pick your loadout. They are made to be a challenge - after all, in the final missions of a campaign you should not expect any mercy. Take advantage of the option to go back a mission or even to restart the campaign fully if think that you need to improve the outcome from mission to mission.
This is the manual installation package for non-Knossos users. The use of Knossos is highly recommended.
The manual installation package does not provide a FS_Open build version 3.8.1 or newer, which is required for some functions to work (error-free). During the final tests, the Nightly released on January 2nd was used and is therefor recommened (Link below). Additionally, you will have check the list of dependencies in the mod.ini ("sec to match your installation.
Freespace 2 Open - Nightly: 02 January 2019 - Revision 630e6c3
Knossos (combined Launcher and Installer for Freespace 2 Open Mods):