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« on: January 12, 2007, 12:23:20 AM »

Why didn't any of you people tell me there was a remake of the Wing Commander series coming out? And one totally rebuilt from the ground up via the free Freespace engine? One with new plotlines, new combat, new characters, etc?

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« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007, 12:38:38 AM »

Badass!  I'm downloading that tonight!

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« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2007, 02:21:19 AM »

LEWLLLL. You guys are such noobs. Not only did I play Freespace in glorious 1680 last week and complete it (pure genius game), but I have started FS2 with all the bells and whistles added AND downloaded that Wing Commander mod a few days ago. I guess I should share these things.  ninja
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« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2007, 05:51:38 AM »

I wonder how the Battlestar Galactica fangame using the FS2 engine is doing.

Good to see Wing Commander back in action.  Hopefully someone remakes something like Wing Commander Armada.
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« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2007, 06:22:48 AM »

Ahh... Freespace. The game that keeps on giving.
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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2007, 05:45:35 PM »

I haven't played Freespace 2 in years.  Is it playable without a joystick?
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2007, 07:08:55 PM »

Quote from: Clay on January 12, 2007, 05:45:35 PM

I haven't played Freespace 2 in years.  Is it playable without a joystick?

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« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2007, 07:22:55 PM »

You could probably make a credible showing in FreeSpace 2 using a good game pad, but I haven't tried playing it that way so I'm not sure.  Playing with the keyboard and/or mouse, though, would be out of the question.

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« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2007, 08:18:28 PM »

Nice, I've been meaning to check this out.  I never played Freespace (I may actually have FS2 somewhere, new in the box).

Is Freespace more like Elite, or more like Wing Commander?
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« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2007, 08:24:18 PM »

Quote from: unbreakable on January 12, 2007, 08:18:28 PM

Nice, I've been meaning to check this out.  I never played Freespace (I may actually have FS2 somewhere, new in the box).

Is Freespace more like Elite, or more like Wing Commander?

Elite.

I don't suppose this remake includes Wing Commander Privateer, does it?
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« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2007, 08:29:43 PM »

Quote from: Daehawk on January 12, 2007, 07:08:55 PM

Quote from: Clay on January 12, 2007, 05:45:35 PM

I haven't played Freespace 2 in years.  Is it playable without a joystick?

Heretic! Burn the witch!  Tongue

Uh...  so I don't have a joystick.  Do I need to pick one up to play it?
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« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2007, 08:30:16 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on January 12, 2007, 08:24:18 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 12, 2007, 08:18:28 PM

Nice, I've been meaning to check this out.  I never played Freespace (I may actually have FS2 somewhere, new in the box).

Is Freespace more like Elite, or more like Wing Commander?

Elite.

I don't suppose this remake includes Wing Commander Privateer, does it?

I disagree.  Freespace is more like WC- mission based, combat only. 
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« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2007, 08:54:55 PM »

Quote from: Clay on January 12, 2007, 08:29:43 PM

Quote from: Daehawk on January 12, 2007, 07:08:55 PM

Quote from: Clay on January 12, 2007, 05:45:35 PM

I haven't played Freespace 2 in years.  Is it playable without a joystick?

Heretic! Burn the witch!  Tongue

Uh...  so I don't have a joystick.  Do I need to pick one up to play it?

I think you can play it without it, but FS2 is one of those old school space sims that really plays well with a joystick. It absolutely captures the feel of flying some space thing and killing stuff, and the joystick just makes it better.
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« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2007, 08:55:59 PM »

Quote from: Kevin Grey on January 12, 2007, 08:30:16 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 12, 2007, 08:24:18 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 12, 2007, 08:18:28 PM

Nice, I've been meaning to check this out.  I never played Freespace (I may actually have FS2 somewhere, new in the box).

Is Freespace more like Elite, or more like Wing Commander?

Elite.

I don't suppose this remake includes Wing Commander Privateer, does it?

Freespace is absolutely like Wing Commander, Starlancer, even Freelancer, but not like the X series or Elite. Not at all. The remake does not include Privateer, just a new prologue campaign.

I disagree.  Freespace is more like WC- mission based, combat only. 
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« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2007, 11:06:21 PM »

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I think you can play it without it, but FS2 is one of those old school space sims that really plays well with a joystick. It absolutely captures the feel of flying some space thing and killing stuff, and the joystick just makes it better.

There a LOT of functions that need to be mapped if you play with just the keyboard (I should know) but it can be done.  I based most of the mappings what Wing Commander had setup and it's worked really well.

The only thing I didn't like about FS was the friendly AI.  I would lose most of my wingmen in the first firefight and at the end of the mission I was the only one left. 

Was the multiplayer aspect popular at all?  I remember trying once and there was a lot of lag.
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« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2007, 11:31:45 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on January 12, 2007, 08:24:18 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 12, 2007, 08:18:28 PM

Nice, I've been meaning to check this out.  I never played Freespace (I may actually have FS2 somewhere, new in the box).

Is Freespace more like Elite, or more like Wing Commander?

Elite.
Fuh?
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« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2007, 12:09:48 AM »

Quote from: Calvin on January 12, 2007, 08:54:55 PM

It absolutely captures the feel of flying some space thing and killing stuff, and the joystick just makes it better.

Do you speak from personal experience of flying some space thing and killing stuff, sir?

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« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2007, 12:37:37 AM »

Quote from: Laner on January 12, 2007, 11:31:45 PM

Quote from: wonderpug on January 12, 2007, 08:24:18 PM

Quote from: unbreakable on January 12, 2007, 08:18:28 PM

Nice, I've been meaning to check this out.  I never played Freespace (I may actually have FS2 somewhere, new in the box).

Is Freespace more like Elite, or more like Wing Commander?

Elite.
Fuh?

Fuh is right!  I was thinking about Freelancer.  I change my vote to: "More like Wing Commander!"
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« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2007, 03:17:18 AM »

Quote from: gellar on January 13, 2007, 12:09:48 AM

Quote from: Calvin on January 12, 2007, 08:54:55 PM

It absolutely captures the feel of flying some space thing and killing stuff, and the joystick just makes it better.

Do you speak from personal experience of flying some space thing and killing stuff, sir?

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I speak as the resident expert! Now shut your face.
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« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2007, 04:36:37 AM »

Quote from: Calvin on January 13, 2007, 03:17:18 AM

Quote from: gellar on January 13, 2007, 12:09:48 AM

Quote from: Calvin on January 12, 2007, 08:54:55 PM

It absolutely captures the feel of flying some space thing and killing stuff, and the joystick just makes it better.

Do you speak from personal experience of flying some space thing and killing stuff, sir?

gellar

I speak as the resident expert! Now shut your face.

You are a bit of a space cadet.

FACE.

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« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2007, 05:41:27 AM »

Saaaay...wasn't there out there also a StarFox mod using the FS2 engine?  icon_cool
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