Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War

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Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War
Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War cover
Developers
Volition
Publishers
Interplay Entertainment
Engines
FreeSpace engine
Release dates
Windows March 19, 1998
macOS (OS X) January 24, 2013[1]
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Key points

Released as Conflict: FreeSpace – The Great War in some countries.
Source Code released

General information

Freespace Wiki
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
Disc check (requires the CD/DVD in the drive to play)
Windows
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Silent Threat
Windows

Essential improvements[edit]

Patches[edit]

1.06 is the latest retail version. Digital distribution versions are already patched.

FSOpen[edit]

To play the game in higher resolutions, changing the FOV, enable Vsync, anti-aliasing and controller support, use the Freespace 1 Mod on the Open-Source FSOpen.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Data
macOS (OS X)

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Players\Single
macOS (OS X)

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Input settings[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Audio settings[edit]

Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
EAX support
A3D 1.0,[2] EAX (only available with 1.06 patch)

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English

Network[edit]

In-game multiplayer settings.
In-game multiplayer settings.

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
12 Co-op, Versus
Disable Parallax Online in multiplayer.
Online play
12 Co-op, Versus
Parallax Online no longer functions.

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP (outbound) 7808
UDP (outbound) 7808
UPNP support status is unknown.
These ports are for FSOpen.

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Glide 1.2
64-bit executable

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 95 98
Processor (CPU) Intel Pentium 133 MHz Intel Pentium 200 MHz
System memory (RAM) 32 MB 48 MB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 210 MB
Video card (GPU) DirectX 5.0 compatible

References