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The Babylon Project 3.2 and Raider Wars 2.0 released !!!
« on: July 13, 2005, 10:06:39 AM »
Since it wasn't posted here already:

The Babylon Project Base 3.2 and Raider Wars 2.0 released!

What is the Babylon Project?

The Babylon Project is a group of dedicated individuals who are trying to bring the essence of Babylon 5 space combat to Freespace 2 engine, an award winning space combat simulation from Volition Incorporated. The project was started way back in 1999 and has seen three full releases since then, constantly building up in content and quality.

The Babylon Project uses an improved FreeSpace 2 engine by The Source Code Project. Thanks to the hard work of the coders, we have been able to bring the graphical quality far past that of the original Freespace 2, and close to the  modern day standards. The use of modified source code has also allowed us to make the Babylon Project a full stand-alone game; it no longer requires the original Freespace 2. That's right, this is a 100% free of charge game made for the enjoyment of all scifi fans.

What sort of a gameplay does the Babylon Project have?

The Babylon Project is based on Freespace 2, so fast paced action is the keyword here. The controls are easy to learn and intuitive. The best game experience can be archieved with a joystick but you can also play with a mouse and a keyboard. Mission types vary from simple shoot-and-kill to much more complex escort, assault and recon missions with multiple objectives.

What are the system requirements?

Pentium 3 600 MHz or equivalent
256 MB RAM
Microsoft Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
DirectX 8.1 compatible 3D hardware accelerator card with "Hardware Transformation and Lightning" (HT&L) support
DirectX 8.1 compatible 16-bit sound card
750 MB hard drive space
DirectX 8.1 or newer installed

So how do I get to play?

First, you need the Base download. This includes all the necessary files you need to play the game, but no missions or campaigns. All playable content is dowloaded separately and we currently have two campaigns available for your enjoyment:

Raider Wars 2.0

Our current major campaign with 16 playable missions and full voice acting. The year is 2258 and the name of the place is Altair. The Raiders, an organized faction of pirates and smugglers have lately established a strong presence in the Altair system. The Earth Force has decided to launch an offensive and to stop Raider activity once and for all.

Earth-Minbari War 2.0

An old five-mission demo campaign with full voice acting. It lacks some of the more advanced stuff we have in Raider Wars, but if you want to get into a serious dogfight against deadly Nial-fighters and defend Earth against an alien invasion, the campaing is still a lot of fun.

Find out more of our game from our website at

And of course, some screenshots are in order:
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