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Freespace 2

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Interplay, Interplay Corp
Age rating
13+ Teen

System requirements for PC

  • 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
  • Storage: 2490 GB available space
  • Sound Card: Sound Blaster Compatible
  • 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
  • Storage: 2490 MB available space
  • Sound Card: Sound Blaster Compatible
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Freespace 2 reviews and comments

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Freespace 2 is the official continuation of the space combat simulation Descent: Conflict Freespace and saw the Light of day in 1999. Thirty Years have passed since the Great War from Part 1 and yet not all Conflicts are over. The Neo-Terran Front under Admiral Bosh not only refuses to Cooperate with the Vasudans, but calls them dangerous to the human Race and gives his Arguments clout by Force. But that is not the only Problem facing the Great Terrestrian-Vasudane Alliance, as it quickly transpires. At its Core, Freespace 2 is like Part 1, just drilled. A lot has happened in both Technology and Gameplay. The 30 Years of In-game development time are reflected in the technological Developments of GTVA and the other Factions. Flak cannons, Photon-ray guns and much more are at the Side and opposite the pilots. In addition, the Developers are introducing a new Feature. The Fight in Nebulas, which not only dynamically interferes with sensor systems and Communication, but is also very disorientating and often electromagnetically heavily charged. Basically, Freespace 2 consists of everything that Made Part 1 strong and some excellent Additions. In Terms of Technology, the Developers of the Game of its Time did not sleep either. Higher maximum resolution (1024x768), sharper Textures, improved Effects and Models, as well as improved Audio Quality have been noticeable. So you can still watch Freespace 2 well today if you're not only looking for Full HD graphics of the current Year. The Controls, as in Part 1, remain quite complex. Different sensor detection capabilities, as well as Ways to move Hunters differently, distribute Energy and communicate make the Game a stable Simulation. As in Part 1, I therefore advise you to make Changes to Shortcuts with Caution, because most of them are already otherwise occupied. Nevertheless, Freespace 2 plays itself superbly with Joystick as well as with Mouse and Keyboard. The Steam version of Freespace 2 is basically a modified Version of the Version offered for Sale some Time ago by Good Old Games and runs on Systems up to Windows 7, albeit with minor Launch difficulties, superbly. I cannot confirm Compatibility with Windows 8 because I do not own the System. Nevertheless, I assume that Freespace 2 will also work on Windows 8, even if a Workaround may be necessary. The Launch difficulties are a Problem that occurs with the Installation Variant of Steam versions. As a Result, Freespace 2 is not immediately available from the Steam library. For these, however, there is a perfectly functional Solution. 1. Open the Freespace installation directory in Steamapps folder 2. Open the registry folder within the installation directory 3. Produce the file there "FS2.reg" from 4. Confirm that the Entry is written into the registration Database of Windows After these four Steps, Which are to be carried out after installation, the Start from the Steam library will be done perfectly. As with Descent: Conflict Freespace, my Verdict is out here, too. Old series veterans will be excited about this Version. Those who appreciate Spacef-fighting simulations and do not shy away from Age will also enjoy them. Accordingly, a Must for all Veterans. However, Those Who already own Freespace 2 and don't shy away from more complex Installation Routines should check out the FSOpen, the Freespace Source Code Project. A Lot Of Downloads and Ownership of the Original are necessary because FSOpen is not currently compatible with the Steam version (information Booth: 13.01.2015, according to FSOpen developers), but you will be able to use Resolutions in the Range of 1080p, sharper Textures, better Effects And improved Compatibility, as well as excellent mod support pampered.
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