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FreeSpace: The Great War promises a detailed and dynamic universe, taking space combat sims to new levels of action and realism. Engage massive capital ships and destroyers of unprecedented size and detail. Feel ships explode around you with advanced physics and breathtaking effects. Command intelligent wingmen & request reinforcements in real-time space combat. Watch the Advanced AI system guide skillful wingmen and devious opponents, adapting to your abilities. Swoop in and out of deadly 3D asteroid fields. Advance in rank, earn medals and ribbons, gain more responsibility and features as your skills increase. Listen to the event-driven music system tailor the soundtrack to the action. Watch a detailed branching campaign unfold where your mission performances make the difference. See high-resolution, breathtaking cinematic cutscenes with an epic storyline.

Freespace: The Great War Released on Desura

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Freespace: The Great War

Freespace: The Great War Released on Desura

Take on the Shivans and defend the Terrian alliance from attack.

Sep 9, 2012 Freespace: The Great War
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crossdressinate
crossdressinate Oct 16 2013, 7:26am said:

You guys do know that You can buy both Freespace 1 and 2 from GOG, right?

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rainStormZ
rainStormZ May 27 2013, 7:26pm said:

how do u know if a game is free or not

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pysiu
pysiu Nov 5 2012, 6:04am said: Online

Errr, this game was added to various pc magazines for free already in the past. Why limit the new sales to any world zone/invitation :o

You guys know that it`s working as an open invitation to use piratebay or other pirate sites, right ? :o

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Rayman51
Rayman51 Nov 3 2012, 3:11pm said:

i found this invitation only release quite ironic ... funny how a game that would have been easily accessible in his own time , is now a pain to even buy XD

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ozgurilgin
ozgurilgin Oct 22 2012, 4:41am said:

"N/A IN YOUR REGION" ?
What kinf of discrimination is this? Shame on you Desura! Nowadays, everybodys is dealing with kicking GNU/linux users. GOG, Ubuntu and now Desura!

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hamishwilson
hamishwilson Nov 14 2012, 2:03pm replied:

Well, this is new...

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erkinbatu
erkinbatu Oct 23 2012, 4:01pm replied:

It says "Invite only release." here. Perhaps they will release it worldwide later?

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debianeer
debianeer Oct 6 2012, 1:20pm said:

well, if it's any consolation, abid_naqvi83.. I'm having the same problem.

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Protektor
Protektor Oct 15 2012, 11:03pm replied:

This is the original source code of the game ported to Linux. The no sound was an issue with not being able to get the sound in videos working correctly. You might want to try downloading and using FS2_Open which uses the Freespace 1 & 2 data files but has a much more updated engine for the game.

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Savior42
Savior42 Oct 17 2012, 5:29pm replied:

Thanks, I hadn't known about FS2Open before. However, it requires a retail Freespace 2 installation, which I don't have, and I don't really feel like shelling out another 6 bucks for it.

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Freespace 2
Released Dec 3, 1999
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Freespace: The Great War
Released Mar 19, 1998
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