FreeSpace 2, the follow up to the classic Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War is ready to engage you in the second round. Follow the Grand Terran Vasudan Alliance further into the mysteries of the Shivans. Get your flight stick and hit the flight deck. The last time was just a warm up.
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Veröffentlichung: 6. Juni 2014

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Addressing install issues

Some users report an error when trying to launch the game.

We are working on a fix, but you may be able to resolve the issue right now by following these steps:


1. Open the folder where Freespace 2 is installed (usually "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Freespace 2\data")

2. Open the "Registry" folder. If there is no Registry folder open the "Data" folder

3. Double-click the file "FS2.reg"

4. Click the "Yes" button to make a system change

5. Click the "Yes" button to confirm

6. Click the "OK" button when Reg Edit says it's done

7. Launch Freespace 2 from your Steam library

Depending on your system settings, you may need to temporarily lower your UAC (User Access Control) settings or disable your anti-virus to make the change. Then re-enable UAC and/or your anti-virus software. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Über dieses Spiel

The year is 2367, thirty two years after the Great War. Or at least that is what YOU thought was the Great War. The endless line of Shivan capital ships, bombers and fighters with super advanced technology was nearly overwhelming.

As the Terran and Vasudan races finish rebuilding their decimated societies, a disturbance lurks in the not-so-far reaches of the Gamma Draconis system.

Your nemeses have arrived... and they are wondering what happened to their scouting party.

Systemvoraussetzungen

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1Ghz
    • Memory: 254 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 7 Compatible Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 7.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2490 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Blaster Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.4 Ghz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 Compatible Video Card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 2490 MB available space
    • Sound Card: Sound Blaster Compatible
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56 von 69 Personen (81%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
0.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. Januar
DISCLAIMER: The game continues to be as awesome as ever, especially with the mods.

That being said, Steam screwed up big time, because you:
- Install the game
- Get a "Freespace2/Fred2 cannot be run from a root drive directory" like so many other people out there.
- Try all the solutions provided by the community.
- Check Steam help about the game to see that it redirects to an Interplay outdated page.
- Finds out, at last, that the Steam installation for the game forgets to execute the FS2.REG file that lies in the installation folder!!

I'm even unable to send a proper ticket to warn them to fix this.
This was the game that made me buy oldies elsewhere, because Steam isn't trustable enough to check for their own installation routines.
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25 von 30 Personen (83%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
5.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10. Oktober 2014
This game is one of the games that I grew up playing. After several years of hoping this game would appear on Steam (My physical copy is getting old), it finally made it and I got it and the first game in a heartbeat. The game is the best space-flight combat simulator that I have ever played. Rich with its own lore and story, Freespace 2 has much to offer. Two different storylines (The main campaign and the Hammer of Light) are available right off the bat to get you started. The main campaign gives you an in-depth tutorial on how to play (I play with the keyboard because I think it is easier) and it has joystick combatability.

Another nice thing about this game is the amount of support it has from its fanbase. Freespace Open is a mod that updates the graphics to a more modern equivalent and it opens you up to different mods that include Battlestar Galactica, Wing Commander, and there's even a Star Wars mod.

In conclusion, I must recommend this game to everyone who sees it. There were some problems with the launch of this game on Steam, but if you are using Freespace Open and follow one of the guides, you will no problem getting this game correctly instaled.

9.5/10
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13 von 14 Personen (93%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
20.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. November 2014
What can I say, they should charge double this. After you download fs open and all the nice mods - change the name of the new launcher to fs2 in your steam folder, all is fixed. Takes some time to understand, but not long and 100% worth it. Considering you can play the first freespace on the FS2 engine - have it in widescreen and updated textures. One of my top five favorite games on steam even if it takes a bit to get it to working condition.
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9 von 9 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
14.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Dezember 2014
Still the best singleplayer space combat sim out there. The first had a tighter plot but this one has capital ship beam cannons, so it wins. If you've played Mass Effect you'll also find a lot of suspicious similarities in the plot (Though it's Sci-Fi so I doubt FS is the first).

Buy it so they make #3 and I get closure.

*Assuming you do the quick fix to get it to actually run*

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8 von 8 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. November 2014
Pound for pound, the best space combat sim TO DATE! And it was released in 1999. That will probably change tho once Star Citizen is released. Get it and get a flight stick to play.
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6 von 6 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13. September 2014
Freespace 2 is THE space combat sim that all others are compared to.

Even if you aren't normally into sims, it is well designed, easy to pick up and play and has an engaging story.

The training missions and intuitive interface will get you going very quickly after starting.

The mission debriefings are refreshing too; they congratulate you and explain how your actions helped the effort (and sometimes give you medals for valor), so you leave missions feeling accomplished and satisfied.

There's an astonishing sense of scale in this game; you literally feel like a bug compared to some of the capital ships you go up against.

If you emjoyed the X-Wing / TIE Fighter / Colony Wars series, or might be interested in flying a starfighter, check this game out.
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5 von 5 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. September 2014
Excellent game that has withstood the test of time. Was definitely better than the first one, which was a stellar game in of itself.

This game is fully moddable and even features an Open-Source Code Project that maintains and updates the engine. Newer OpenGL features with hundreds of mods to choose from lead to endless fun found in a game with already high replay value.
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5 von 5 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23. September 2014
This game is absolutly awesome and a true representation of what opening a game up to community content can achieve. However, after you buy this copy from Steam I would (as others have said) get hold of Free Space 2 Open at Hard-Light to really see what this game is capable of. Plus, if you are a Star Wars fan then head over to MOD DB and grab the original trilogy MOD as you can then fly X-Wings and Tie Fighters in the fantasically rendered Battle for Endor! There is an installer for Free Space 2 Open but I would recomend building the game yourself with the parts recomended.

There is a bit of work here to set the game up and you must have the retail version from steam first but it is well worth the effort as this is the best Space Combat Sim I have ever played.
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4 von 4 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
1 Person fand dieses Review lustig
12.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Januar
Probably better than Star Citizen.
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. Dezember 2014
Base Freespace 2
pros
Epic story
Epic battles

cons
dated, but still epic graphics


With FreeSpace Open from http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php?board=193.0
pros
More epic stories
More epic battles
Epic graphics that gives even current games a run for their money

cons
none

Overall, there is no competition, this game blows all competition out of the water. Especially after installing FreeSpace Open.
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
17.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15. Dezember 2014
This game is awesome, use the free space open source code project to get it working, and then play one of if not the best space combat game ever. Be prepared to be blown away. (Recommend playing folk metal especially during nebula scenes)
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
17.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18. Januar
This game was basically my childhood, can't really describe how much I love it. Story is deep, meaningful, and full of mysteries. Combat is wonderful. They rarely make games as good as these anymore.
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3 von 4 Personen (75%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. Januar
The last and the best of its breed from the last century.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
2.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 4. Februar
I have looked for a legit version of this game for years that would work on a modern machine. Kudos to valve for working with the publishers to get this title ported to steam. About the game, a great follow up to the previous title. Immersive story, cutting edge graphics (for the time), and fantastic gameplay. Numerous campaign missions with customization for ships, loadouts, and wingmen. Many fun weapons to experiment with. Multiple playable ships are a blast to pilot against bots and campaign missions. If you are a fan of any of the great space simulator/shooter games like X-Wing/Tie Fighter, Wing Commander, or others, this is a must have for your collection. 9.5/10.
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1 von 1 Personen (100%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
94.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10. Februar
Why I recommend this game

This game is what made me the gamer I am today. I bought it back when it first came out, I bought it on Good Old Games and now I've bought it on Steam. Why? I'll tell you why - I believe it's the greatest game ever made.

Why this game is awesome and deserves your attention;
  • The original graphics were fantastic back at release in 1999.
  • You won't be using the original graphics when playing the game.
  • The story was - and still is - amazing. Far better than the usual tripe.
  • There's an excellent balance struck between you being an incredible pilot who saves thousands of lives, and you just being a dude in a one-person fighter who can't single-handedly save the day.
  • You play against both rebel humans, and a dark & insidious alien race.
  • Your Shivan opponents don't have Star Trek-style translators. There's no communicating with them or understanding their objectives. They don't fight for territory and they don't act like humans on a different team. They're aliens - and both their ships and their tactics demonstrate that.
  • All too often, the strength of your enemies in games is inconsistent. They march into the beginning of the game with a roar, and then die with a whimper at the end. Or else you're handed a gimmicky win. This doesn't happen here - both your victories and your loses feel justified and fair.
  • You play a variety of roles. You scout hostile territory, battle enemy fighters, protect large capital ships from enemy bombers, destroy large capital ships as a bomber, neutralize the main weapons of enemy destroyers to give your side a fighting chance, protect innocent civillians in transport vessels, hunt down a traitor and more. Look, it's hard to give a comprehensive list while avoiding spoilers - y'know?
  • There's a huge variety of ships, primary weapons (lasers) and secondary weapons (typically missiles).
  • The community at hard-light.net are constantly creating new content by developing their own missions and campaigns - which you can do yourself - as well as enhancing the game engine, working on new models and textures, improving AI... and it's all yours for free!
  • The community at hard-light.net provide technical support for Freespace 2 Open.

Advice to those who buy it

Y'know what's better than playing a game 15 years old? Playing one with modern graphics!

The community at hard-light.net are regularly churning out improvements which make the game prettier, improve the AI, and expand the content available by creating their own missions and campaigns which you can play FOR FREE. New models, new textures, game engine enhancements, etc.

Read this guide: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=271287997

I was going to create one myself, but there's no point re-inventing the wheel.
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25 von 28 Personen (89%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20. Juni 2014
Freespace 2

[English abstract below german section]

Sehr, sehr schönes Weltraumspiel, vielleicht eines der besten, das trotz seines hohen Alters irgendwie up-to-date ist, besonders mit den von der Community gepflegten Mods, die allein schon dringend für den Programmstart notwendig sein können, denn auf neueren Systemen lässt sich 'Freespace 2' meist nicht ohne weiteres bei Steam starten. Um ein Review schreiben zu dürfen, muss man allerdings mindestens 5 Minuten gespielt haben. So verbrachte ich einfach einige Zeit bei der Fehlermeldung im Fenster. Gespielt habe ich dann losgelöst von Steam. Um also gut spielen zu können, unbedingt beim 'Freespace 2 Source Code Project (FS2-SCP)' vorbeischauen: http://scp.indiegames.us

Eine weitere Anlaufstelle ist 'Freespace 2 Open' und deren Launcher, zu finden unter: http://www.fsoinstaller.com

Außerdem gibt es Installations-Hilfen bei: http://www.hard-light.net

Die Mods verschaffen zudem eine höhere Auflösung, bessere Texturen und weitere Spielinhalte. Damit spielt es sich dann grandios.

Es stellt sich mir die Frage, warum 'Good old Games' http://www.gog.com es hinbekommen hat einen ordentlich funktionierenden Launcher zur Verfügung zu stellen, Steam aber nicht!? Möge der geneigte Leser nun selbst entscheiden, wo er dieses meisterliche Glanzstück an Weltraumabenteuer erwirbt, ich kaufte zweimal...
'Freespace 2' und dessen Vorgänger passen in das Genre des Weltraumkshooters und ähneln den Spielen aus der Reihe 'Wing Commander', Freelancer oder Starlancer sowie entsprechenden Derivaten. Es gibt also Weltraumschlachten mit ordentlich viel Dogfight und die Steuerung geht gut von der Hand. Jedenfalls versüßt mir 'Freespace 2' die Zeit, bis irgendwann endlich mal Chris Roberts 'Star Citizen' von 'Roberts Space Industries' (https://robertsspaceindustries.com) und Cloud Imperium (https://www.cloudimperiumgames.com) erscheint.


[English abstract section]

Very nice Space-Shooter, probably one of the best, but Steam causes problems to start on newer systems, while the version from http://www.gog.com doesn't. 'Freespace 2' is similar to games like Wing Commander, Free- or Starlancer. The community offers well done Mods, that actually start the game, increase resolution, give better textures and more playable content. So take a look at "Freespace 2 Source Code Project (FS2-SCP)" http://scp.indiegames.us

Also known is the Launcher from 'Freespace 2 Open': http://www.fsoinstaller.com

More installation help from http://www.hard-light.net


Well, it's sweeten up my time, waiting for the release of Chris Roberts forthcoming 'Star Citizen' from 'Roberts Space Industries' (https://robertsspaceindustries.com) and Cloud Imperium (https://www.cloudimperiumgames.com).
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7 von 8 Personen (88%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.3 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. Juni 2014
Das Spiel is super hab ich schon in meiner Kindheit gespielt

Leider gibt es beim Start nur ne Fehlermeldung da muss Steam noch nachbessern

''Freespace2/Fred2 cannot be run from a drive root direktory''

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So nach einigen Stolpersteinen hab ich das spiel jetzt zum Laufen gebracht.
Ich habe mir denn Tip von Starbuck-TPH aus sein Reviews zu Herzen genommen
und Schreibe nun meine Lösung des Problems hin


1.Freespace ordener vom Steam Ordner heraus kopieren
c:\programme\Steam\SteamApps\common\Freespace 2
in z.B.
c:\games\Freespace 2

2.http://www.fsoinstaller.com/
''Download the FreeSpace Open Installer'' herunterladen
zu Installation denn neu angelegten Freespace 2 ordner angeben
-wenn man im Installer alle Mods installiert kann es ein weile dauern also nicht wundern

3.denn Neuen Freespace 2 Ordner öffnen
nun kann mann unter ''Launcher (kleine Pfote)'' Optionen Starten
-Browser ausfählen - die Start *.exe auswählen
z.B.: freespace 2\fs2_open_3_7_0.exe
ich weiss halt nicht wofür die anderen *.exe da sind aber bei mir geht es mit der

4. nun könnt ihr alle einstellungen vornehemen Grafik,Joystick...
-unter Mods könnt ihr mit ''Select Mod'' verschieden Installiert mods auswählen
hab ich mir aber noch nicht angeschaut

5. Spiel mit Run oder ausgewählten *.exe Starten
-am Besten mit denn Desktop verknüpfen


Viel Spass und Dank an allen die mir geholfen haben

vieleicht hat ja noch jemand lust es ins Englische zu übersetzen,meins ist nicht gut genug
dafür

Danke nochmals
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2 von 5 Personen (40%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14. Juni 2014
Dieses spiel gehörte früher zu meinen liebsten. Zuerst wolte ich es mir nicht holen, da einige schrieben das es nicht funktioniert. Aber siehe da, nach dem man im setup die Grafikhardware hat suchen lassen. funktioniert es einwandfrei. Werde mal schauen ob man auch die mods installieren kann mit dem neuen Launcher von Hard-Light.
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774 von 887 Personen (87%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 6. Juni 2014
Basically the last and best space sim. Since the steam edition will most likely throw errors at your face for trying to play an almost decade and a half old game on a modern system, Head over to hard-light.net to get Freespace open with the mediavp's and start enjoying this game in all its glory.

It will:
1. Allow you to actually play the game
2. Play it on any resolution
3. Massively improve the visuals.

The people at hard-light.net are also always available for techsupport and will help you with any technical problems you may run into.
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12 von 32 Personen (38%) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
0.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. Juni 2014
Just doesn't run:

''Freespace2/Fred2 cannot be run from a drive root directory''
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