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The year is 2367. Thirty-two years have passed since the Great War. As Terrans and Vasudans struggle to rebuild their civilizations, civil war erupts in the Polaris system. A rogue Terran admiral declares war against the Vasudans, threatening the stability of the Alliance. Without warning, the Shivans return, and Terrans and Vasudans face annihilation at the hands of their Great War nemesis.

What's New

Version 2.0:
  • A single-player campaign with over 30 missions. New scenarios include flying with Vasudan squadrons, piloting advanced stealth fighters, and "painting" targets with TAG (Target Acquisition & Guidance) missiles.
  • Command up to eleven squadmates in battle. Order them to defend, attack, disarm or disable your target.
  • An in-depth combat system enables players to target and more...


  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
  • PowerPC G4 867 MHz or faster
  • 512 MB of memory
  • ATI Radeon 7500 or NVIDIA GeForce2 with 32 MB Video RAM
  • Original game data files + a minimum of 60 MB of disk space
  • OpenAL 1.0 framework installed


  • Max OS X 10.4 or later
  • PowerPC G4 1.2 GHz or faster
  • 1 GB of memory
  • Video card with 64 MB of RAM, 128 MB for all effects enabled
  • Original game data files + a minimum of 260 MB of disk space


  • Over LAN, only TCP/IP is supported
  • Over Internet, requires 56 Kbps modem or faster connection

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Section8 Member IconComment+78

there is an app now called FS_Launcher or something along those lines that can configure it for you. Check out this thread for more info:


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Version 2.0
Rhoffman.38 Member IconComment+0

I just downloaded freespace 2 but it won't run any of the missions. It starts and has cut scenes and briefings and everything else but as soon as you "commit" to a mission it dies. Does anybody know what is going wrong?

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Version 2.0
versanick Member IconComment+0

none of the download links are interested in working for me...

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Version 2.0

I posted new ones just now, try the main download link (Download Now link) first...

k14v Member IconReview-1

The download was a pain indeed but it was worth the wait. :-)

Two minor points:

- I experienced two crashes while playing so far (10.4.4, Pb 1.33, 1.5 Ram)

- some keys not recognized on a french Apple USB keyboard.

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Version 2.0

I have the Linux version of FreeSpace 2 which is based on the same core as the Mac and I am also experiencing some problems with a USB French Keyboard. It's not too troublesome because you can reassign most of the keys. However, I was unable to do this for the communications menu (when you press C in the default settings) because the numbers require a shift on French keyboards. Does anyone know of a fix or workaround?


System Prefs > International > Menu Saisie

I thought using the config "Francais - numérique" (i.e. SHIFTLOCK = numbers 1-9 above keyboard) or even "Americain" or "Americain etendu" but no luck.

something to do that one is Roman and other Unicode ?

try to browse around in the system prefs

JetFireDX Member IconComment+34

Wish the servers were working properly...I get between 10 - 20 megs and the download always stops with a corrupted file.

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Version 2.0
Section8 Member IconReview+78


This is by far the best space combat flight sim ever created!

you can switch the resolution and color depth by going into ~/Library/FS2_Open/fs2_open.ini
you open with text edit. Switch the 640x480 to 1024x768 and the 16 to a 32 and then save the file. make sure you didn not add any spaces or anything. Now Freespace2 is running @ 1024x768 and millions of colors. It looks amazing!

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Version 2.0

Can you please give me more information on how to change and resolution and color settings?
I am new to macs and i have no idea where to enter the code(s).

Thank you


there is an app now called FS_Launcher or something along those lines that can configure it for you. Check out this thread for more info:


valens Member IconComment+1

Wohoo. Finally. Freespace 2 on the Mac, after all these time...I remember playing through the campaigns on a friend's PC years ago and wishing someone would port it.

As of time of this post, the download links don't work. But hopefully they will some time.

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Version 2.0

The download links do work, the servers are apparently quite busy. I just now tried the primary download link and it worked, I then stopped the download and attempted to start it again, it did not begin again. This tells me the servers are very busy.


no, the link actually seems to be broken. I logged on to the server using Transmit and browsed to the folder specified but nothing was there that resembled Freespace.


Well, once again I was able to get one of the download links to work, I believe it was the 'ftp3' link.

But once again, minutes later, I could not repeat the success with that link or any other. Strange.

Volition, Inc. (Developer)

We're working to clear things up but the game has become very popular and the servers have been hit with over 3,000 download requests since this was made public. You should have better sucess with the alternate download links at the end of the description.


thanks, i found it on another server however.


The link dose work i am downloading it at this very moment but apparently the server is very busy because it took me several tries to get the thing to start plus it is a very big file i can see it's 1.43 GB and its moving at about 47 KB pr sec.
I guess everyone will just have to be very patient.

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Downloads 20,535
Version Downloads 15,714
Type Games / Simulation
License Free
Date 15 Jan 2006
Platform OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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