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Its been a long time since I was into games on the PC. I first started out with Descent, then Descent 2 (but hated Descent 3). When I discovered Freespace, I went nuts playing the game for hours and hours on end. Freespace2 was even better. Its a shame that there will never be a FS3.

I think one of the reasons I lost interest in games on the PC is that I could never find anything that lived up to Freespace2. Since its been 12 years, do any of you even know about these games? If you remember them, can you recommend something along these lines to me? I just starting to get into gaming again and really don't know where to begin. So far, I have played Amnesia and that is about it.
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If you have the patience and don't mind the steep learning curve you will LOVE the X3 games.

Edit: Have a look for yourself

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TPsX9Lc0Bg[/ame]
Edited by pyra - 5/5/11 at 7:15pm
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Originally Posted by pyra;13398115 
If you have the patience and don't mind the steep learning curve you will LOVE the X3 games.

Edit: Have a look for yourself

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TPsX9Lc0Bg

Looks interesting. I will have to check that out. Thanks.

Anyone else?
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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhAR8rWPluQ[/ame]

Freespace Open.

Open source project for FS/FS2 huuuuge community around it.

http://www.hard-light.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
 
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If you haven't played through FS1/FS2 lately I would replay them with the FSOpen mod. There are plenty of other mods as well but Open is the only one I have tried so far. I have some before/after shots on my photobucket.

Edit - Ninja'd!

other stuff that may be worth checking out in addition to X3:
Independence War, Black Prophecy, Darkstar One, Freelancer, Starlancer.
Edited by Xealot - 5/5/11 at 7:40pm
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I actually just downloaded both FS and FS2 and plan on playing through them again. I played some of the open source games many years ago but haven't looked at them at all recently. I am surprised that they are still going...

I love FS, but I'd really like to get into something new as well.
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post #7 of 19
Yeah, I loved FS2 I still have the original 3-disc case. Really inspired me more into the sci-fi realm.

If your a bit into RPG try this:
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik61--E0EgY"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ik61--E0EgY[/ame]
post #8 of 19
Other thing I can recommend is Freelancer with the Crossfire 1.82 mod.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6x-OjpArZg[/ame]

http://www.moddb.com/mods/crossfire
http://www.lancersreactor.org/index.php?page=Portal
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I still play these games on occasion. Including D2. Descent 2 was one of the best games ever.
     
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Hmm, any of you guys willing to set up a Descent I/II multiplayer game? I've missed those days.
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