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Title: do you still play online?
Post by: phaolo on May 07, 2008, 09:24:17 AM
Hi, I've just installed and finished "Freespace 2".
I'd like to do some battle online, but I don't know if it's possible as the game is quite old.
Well, if you want to play, let me know :nod:
(i have to figure out how also)
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: FF-Darkhalf on May 07, 2008, 09:52:00 AM
You should find all the info here (http://www.game-warden.com/forum/showthread.php?t=267) and here (http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,49012.0.html).

Also you might be interested into BSG which has more active players than good old Freespace 2 :)
For pictures & Videos check this (http://www.game-warden.com/bsg/gallery.html). To get started with it have a look at this (http://www.game-warden.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5931) topic.
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: phaolo on May 07, 2008, 10:34:19 AM
Ok, I'll follow those instructions, thanks

About Beyond Red Line:
-is the game freeware or shareware? I saw "download demo"
-I don't know anything about Battlestar Galactica.. :nervous:
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: phaolo on May 08, 2008, 08:59:10 PM
Umm..I get 2 errors:
-"you have hacked tables" --> is it a problem if I'm using the 3.6.9?
-"failed to login" (?)
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: karajorma on May 09, 2008, 06:38:17 AM
3.6.9 + media VPs will always give you a hacked table report. You can either play without them by selecting no mods or simply not worry about the error (many don't, it only affects your stats saving).

Not sure why it's failing to log in though. Where did you get the game from?
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: phaolo on May 09, 2008, 09:01:31 AM
Uh no, it's my fault! I only registered to the forum and not to game-warden :rolleyes:

Now I managed to enter, but I cannot see any server online.. :sigh:


p.s: no sounds?
p.p.s: what is openal error?
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: karajorma on May 09, 2008, 09:44:45 AM
http://www.hard-light.net/forums/index.php/topic,48160.0.html

That one is fairly easy to fix.
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: phaolo on May 09, 2008, 11:18:49 AM
Ook thanks, problems seem fixed.
Well, who plays then?


ah, another thing: can I extract music or movies?
I have the VPview tool, but music is unreadable and I can't see ogg movies
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: Spix on May 23, 2008, 03:06:51 PM
well...there are currently quiete a lot of people still playing BTRL...

the probably best way to find players online is the FS2 Net Games Viewer,
grab it here:

http://www.anetchat.prv.pl/freespace

Or the side BSGPilots(http://www.majesticsites.net/bsgpilots/) offering a launchtub chat with usually a few guys online looking for matches.
So good luck! Maybe we meet each other there!^^
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: phaolo on May 24, 2008, 09:34:08 PM
Ouch..I've just uninstalled FS2Open after waiting some days.
I still have Freespace2 normal though: is it possible to install FS2Open above it? (to avoid downloading all the files again)

I tried the app suggested, but all people were busy and there were no games. I'll check again there and the forum
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: karajorma on May 25, 2008, 07:17:08 AM
Not only is it possible, I see little reason to not do so. Installing FS2, copying the MVE cutscenes over and then installing FS2_Open saves a lot of time downloading.
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: LOA--JK47 on May 26, 2008, 08:49:25 PM
I'd actually be pretty interested in restarting the LOA assuming any other people wanna join.
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: phaolo on May 30, 2008, 01:09:38 AM
I decided to preserve the original Freespace 2, so I copied all .vp files to the FS2Open folder (except root), then I launched the installer with the minimum things needed. The setup was fast and the game seems to run normally.

Now I wait for the players
(not too expert hehe)
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: karajorma on May 30, 2008, 07:44:44 AM
Rather unnecessary. FSO doesn't interfere with a standard FS2 install in any way. You can install both to the same folder and simply pick which one to run depending on which launcher/exe you click on.

The only time you get problems is if you install either incorrectly. Installing FS2_Open on a clean FS2 retail install (i.e no mods) using the installer will get it right. :)
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: phaolo on May 31, 2008, 01:04:36 AM
Yes, I found some players! We fought a pair of missions together yesterday.

The only problem is that we were 3 vs an entire army, so the outcome wasn't very nice hehe :no:
Also AI is harder than normal game..

Quite fun though :D
Hope to play again!
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: Foundry on June 01, 2008, 12:59:19 PM
Phaolo, you're quite a decent pilot. Have you ever thought of joining one of the multiplayer squads? There are some good ones right above us in the hosted multiplayer forum. Arch_angel needs some players for his Cylon squad and BSG9 looks good. There's the 58th as well if you'll take my bias! ;P
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: Foundry on June 02, 2008, 03:32:28 PM
Sure just look to see if the squad you'd like to join has a recruitment thread and ask nicely if you can join. Most squads will gurantee you an entry.
Title: do you still play online?
Post by: phaolo on June 04, 2008, 07:56:07 PM
Ah thank you Foundry! :biggrin1:

It's a nice offer, but I don't know how much time I can dedicate for something like squad "duties". Also I like a lot the lone fighter pilot hehe :p

Anyway I'll take it in account for the future.
See you in the space!