Freespace 2 for Mac OSX

Game Details:

This page contains information + tools how to port Freespace 2 so you can play it on your Mac just like a normal application using Crossover. So if you haven’t  Crossover yet, then sign up here and buy the program or if you want to test it first, for the 14 days trial. Or use the Porting Kit alternative.

If you don’t own the game yet, get Freespace 2 from GOG.com which is DRM free there and runs out of the box. Click on the links mentioned here, create an account using the signup in the top bar on the GOG.com website and buy the game. You automatically get when creating an account 14 free GOG games (+ some dlc’s) added to your account so you have nothing to loose, only to receive! Make sure the setup file is downloaded into your download folder before running the Crosstie, so that Crossover recognizes the file and launches the setup automatically.

Use this CrossTie… to install the GOG game into Crossover
Make sure Crossover is installed before downloading/running the CrossTie. Or use Porting Kit.

Important tip:
I tried my fake xbox controller with the game which didn’t got recognised (even after adding xinput support), so you need to play the game with the mouse. So set mouse control to “on” in the in-game options and also set in the  “control config” the “pitch axis” to “invert”. You can do that by selecting it and then click in the “bind” option and then click on the invert button at the bottom. It took me a while where to find this option so i guess this one will be a great help for you guys as well.

Game Description:
The game continues on the story from Descent: FreeSpace, once again thrusting the player into the role of a pilot fighting against the mysterious aliens, the Shivans. While defending the human race and its alien Vasudan allies, the player also gets involved in putting down a rebellion of those elements of Vasudan (Hammer of Light) and Human (Neo Terran Front) forces which don’t want to cooperate with one another.

Additional Port Information:
Graphical Cards Tested: NVIDIA 9400M graphics card, Nvidia Geoforce GT 640M,
OSX 10.7.5 and 10.8.2+ compatible?: yes
Whats tested: Playing tutorial
Does Multiplayer work?: Not tested
Known Issues: none that I know of
Whats not tested:
Intel graphical cards
Technical Support Crossover: Crossover game forum


Instruction video Crossover

Screenshots:

freespace 2 mac screenshot 3
FreeSpace 2 mac screenshot 2
freespace2 mac screenshot 1

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