Tables are text files with the extension .tbl, and are the major data files in Freespace and Freespace 2. Compared with many other games, they are highly intuitive and easy to edit, reuiring no special tools other than notepad. For more detail on specific tables, see the links below.
- Asterisks (*) denote a table added for Freespace 2. These are not required by FS1.
- Plus signs (+) denote a table added by the Source Code Project. These are not required by retail FS2
ai_profiles.tbl+ - Defines AI behavior. AI profiles can be specified on a per-mission basis.
armor.tbl+ - Defines the behaviour of ship armor.
iff_defs.tbl+ - Defines IFF. New IFFs can be specified, with different behaviors for each.
ships.tbl - Defines the statistics of ships in-game.
species_defs.tbl+ - Defines characteristics of ships belonging to each species.
weapons.tbl - Defines the statistics of weapons in-game.