Monday, April 16, 2007

Freespace2 Total Conversions

Freespace 2 is a commercial 3D space action game, created by Volition inc, whose engine has been made available as Free Software.

This has enabled several total conversions of the game, 3 in particular, to be made into standalone games.

WC Saga

First up there is Wing Commander Saga, (obviously) set in the ever-popular Wing Commander universe. There is no Linux version yet but it's in the works, so you'll need a Mac or Windows (or WINE?) to play it at the moment.

The Babylon Project is (obviously) set in the Babylon 5 universe. It seems to be Windows only for the moment. :-(

Finally, the recently announced BattleStar Galactica - Beyond the Red Line, set in (you guessed it) the Battlestar Galactica universe, which does have a Linux version (yay!) although you may need a few tricks to be able to play it in Linux.

There is another TC called Inferno that is fairly popular amongst FS2 fans, but it's existence is a little less clear. There is:

There may be more as currently, some projects are on "back burner" to try and get some of the other projects released. There is a Star Wars mod, as well as a few others, but it is unclear which ones are TC or not as it's all for internal access only. For those interested in looking further, check out HLP Forums > Hosted Projects.

This post was really just a fleshed out version of an email sent to me by Joshua Richards - thanks Joshua!

No music tip today. Not slept for a while and in no mood to choose anything with a pounding beat.