Karajorma's FreeSpace FAQ

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KARAJORMA'S FS FAQ WIP - PARDON THE LOOKS WHILST I CONSTRUCT!!! NOT DONE YET

AS YOU CAN SEE, I TOOK THE MAIN WIKI PAGE AND AM CONVERTING IT... SO THIS PAGE IS MOSTLY USELESS UNTIL I DO MORE WORK.

jr2 05:15, 10 September 2007 (CDT)


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KARAJORMA'S FREESPACE FAQ

VERSION 2.1

What is covered in the FAQ??


The FreeSpace Wiki is probably one of the best resources available to the community. However due to it's structure some people have found it hard to use. This FAQ is designed to contain much of the basic information in a simpler and easier to use fashion. It's worth remembering however that while the Wiki is maintained by whoever in the community wishes to update it, this FAQ is maintained by just myself. As a result it can date more quickly. For this reason the FAQ will in general avoid the most up to date solutions and problems as those are the ones that change the most quickly and then make the FAQ look inaccurate.

This FAQ is not designed as a replacement for the Wiki. Instead it's designed as an index and guide to it. Many entries in the FAQ will have a link to the Wiki so that you can check there for further information or an alternative way of doing things.

In addition to indexing the wiki the FAQ can carry guides to things like the HotU version etc that HLP have previously had to distance themselves from somewhat. Lastly unlike the wiki the FAQ has my own personal opinion of things. While I'll be mostly objective about things I'm going to occasionally say how I prefer things to be done. Feel free to ignore me if you wish. I won't take any offence.

If you haven't come here with a specific question in mind the General Questions section is the place to start. This section covers how to get FreeSpace and why the series never proceeded beyond the second instalment. The FRED Questions section aims to teach you everything you need to know to start making your own missions. The Modding Questions section gives an overview of how to make your own ships, weapons and effects and get them into the game. Other aspects of modding for FreeSpace are also covered. The Gameplay Questions section covers problems like how to play online or get promotions and medals. The Technical Problems section covers crashes or resolution problems. The Storyline Questions section contains transcripts of the cutscenes from FS2. The HotU FAQ is designed for people who have downloaded their version of FreeSpace 2 from the Home of the Underdogs site. Although there are now better ways of getting hold of the game the HotU is so frequently a way that people get into the game that it deserved its own page.

Anyone can edit the FreeSpace Wiki, and we encourage you to do so, but please read our Canon Policy for information on what sort of data should be submitted, and how to submit it, before you begin. You should also note that registration is required to edit the FreeSpace Wiki. If you want to contribute but can not decide where to begin then you could start with going through the requested pages.