Getting started with FreeSpace 2

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Getting Retail FreeSpace 2

  • CDs
  • [Hotu Link]
  • [ShivanSPS link]

Installing FreeSpace 2

  • Game should be installed into a directory that has no empty spaces in its name. For example c:\games\Freespace2\ is ok, but c:\Program Files\Freespace2 or c:\games\Freespace 2\ are not.

Update the Retail Freespace 2

  • Download and run Freespace 1.2 update (include versions that require it)

Download SCP Files


  • Link to Launcher 5.3

Game Builds

Latest Official Build

  • Link to 3.6.7 build

Current CVS Builds

  • Link to newest
  • Link to second
  • Link to third

MediaVP File Sets

  • MediaVP sets should always be installed to their own directory preferably named as mediavps that is located in the FreeSpace root directory. For example if FreeSpace has been installed to c:\games\freespace then MediaVP files should be placed to c:\games\freespace\mediavps directory.

Latest Official MediaVPs

  • Direct links to 367 mediavp files and their patches
  • Full Package,
contains Core, Effects, Music, Textures, and Models, requires Patch

Invidual files

Optional files

cell shaded graphics (cartoon style), not recommended for normal gameplay
additional advanced effects, may cause severy slowdowns
additional patch to fix slowdown caused by beam firings
WARNING very limited functionality, not recommended

Current WIP MediaVPs

contains Core, Effects, Music, Textures, and Models

Invidual files

Optional Files

Setting up the 5.3 Launcher

Selecting the Game Build