The Tachyon to Freespace2 Full Conversion Mod

FAQ

When will it be done?

Soon™.


Tachyon had all sorts of hacks – how will you prevent it here?

The server and client will have to be using the same version, or will not be allowed to enter a server. File checking will be done upon all clients trying to enter the server.


Can I request a ship?

Nope, sorry. We already plan on importing over 30 in the first release!

Our goal is to import all fighter-class ships for the initial release. This includes all the fighters seen in the Single Player game. A later release is planned, which will add capital ships and bases to the mix.


Can I send you my Single Player or Multiplayer idea?

We will have a forum dedicated to just that – keep an eye here for further information. Keep in mind, though, that we’re not planning on a single player campaign at this time.


How many ships or bases will you be importing?

See here.

All of the fighter-class ships are planned for the intitial release. Capital ships and bases will be included in phase 2.


If I want to help, who do I contact?

See this page for information.


If someone asks me about this mod, or project, what should I tell them?

We’re planning o­n setting up a media package to enable you to help spread the word. In the meantime, tell them this:

“Fringespace will update and enhance Tachyon: The Fringe with modern graphics, a flight model that simulates that of TTF, and rid us, o­nce and for all, of the egregious bugs and hacking that always plagued tachyon”.

Quote me!


What programs are you using?

Well, the graphics software depends on the user.

The Game engine will be based directly on the Freespace2 Source Code Project, which is an open-source, community enhanced and upgraded version of the original Freespace 2.


What will be the minimal software/hardware system configuration required ?

FS2_Open MINIMUM Requirements:

Pentium 733Mhz or Athlon equivalent

128MB RAM

HT&L Graphics card with 32 Meg

300MB Hard Drive Space

8X or faster CD-ROM Drive

Direct Sound compliant sound card

100% Microsoft-compatible mouse

Recommended:

1GHZ or better processor

512 MB RAM

HT&L Graphics card with 64 Meg

EAX compatible sound card

16x or better CD-ROM

Joystick recommended

700MB HD space


What will be the major improvements switching to this game engine?

1. Graphics!

DX8 equivalence, and all the bells and whistles accompanying it.

2. Code

FS2 has a well-established modding community, open-source code, tons of documentation, and built-in mapping/modding tools – did I mention tons of documentation?

3. Freeware

FS2 is open-source – which means it’s free. The game will be freely downloadable, you can add your own campaigns and missions – and it’ll be FREE. Now, a server to host it won’t be free – but we plan to rely on donations to support that expense.

4. No more hacking problems

The client will have to have a certain version, and certain files in order to play on the server.

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