FS Abbrevations

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General Abbreviations

  • FRED - FReespace EDitor. The program created by Volition to make the mission and campaigns for both Freespace games. Released to the public along with said games.
  • SEXP - Symbolic EXPressions. Special function strings within FRED that allow for complex mission objectives and other things to be carried out by a mission bulider.
  • FS1 - Descent: Freespace, The Great War. Also called Conflict: Freespace, The Great War in Europe. The first game of the series.
  • FS2 - Freespace 2. The second game of the series.
  • FS3 - Freespace 3. Would be the third game of the series, but it won't happen. There is no FS3.
  • FS2_Open - The open source version of FS2.
  • FSO - The open source version of FS2. Used interchangably with FS2_Open.
  • SCP - Source Code Project. The people responsible for creating, maintaining and debugging FS2_Open.
  • VBB - Volition Bulletin Board. The boards Volition maintained as a center for the FS community. Now defunct.
  • HLP - Hard Light Productions, the hub of the Freespace community.
  • VW - Volition Watch, developer fansite covering the Freespace, Red Faction and Summoner series. Awaiting demolition.
  • F2S - Freespace 2 Sector - Smaller FS2 community.
  • SG - Sectorgame - Network which hosts F2S. Often used interchangably (though inaccurately) with F2S.

Designation Prefixes

  • GT_ - Galactic Terran
  • NT_ - Neo-Terran
  • GV_ - Galactic Vasudan
  • PV_ - Parliamentary Vasudan
  • S_ - Shivan

Designation Suffixes

  • _A - AWACS
  • _B - Bomber
  • _C - Cruiser
  • _Ca - Carrier *
  • _Cv - Corvette
  • _D - Destroyer
  • _Dr - Drone
  • _Dn - Dreadnaught *
  • _EP - Escape Pod
  • _F - Fighter
  • _Fg - Frigate *
  • _Fr or FR - Freighter
  • _G - Gas Miner
  • _I - Installation
  • _J - Juggernaut
  • _M - Medical Ship
  • _NB - Navigation Buoy
  • _S - Support Ship
  • _SG - Sentry Gun
  • _T - Transport
  • _W - Weapon

Star indicates a non-canon ship designation.

A ship with no prefix designation has either been stripped of its rank and is in active rebellion (such as the HoL and rebel GTI factions) or is a non-commissioned civilian craft.