Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is Fate of the Galaxy?
A:

Glad you asked! Fate of the Galaxy (FotG), also known as The Star Wars Conversion, is a singleplayer and multiplayer first-person space combat game about the incredible starfighter battles of the Star Wars Original Trilogy. We want to put you directly in the cockpit of an X-Wing or TIE Fighter and let you live the battles yourself. Victory or defeat is up to you and your friends, in the most fast paced, exciting, and authentic Star Wars game ever. Choose to follow the career of a pilot for the Rebel Alliance, an Imperial Officer, or a freelancing mercenary during the height of the galactic civil war in three connected campaigns. Best of all, it's fan-made, not-for-profit, and totally free!
Take a look at the About page for more details.

Q: Yes, but what is Fate of the Galaxy REALLY?
A:

FOTG is a mod or total conversion based on the FreeSpace 2 Source Code Project (SCP) game engine and set in the Star Wars universe. It is currently in development, and that development includes an unprecedented number of new assets and engine enhancements in order to make this a game you will not want to miss.

Q: What is this Source Code Project engine?
A:

The Freespace 2 Source Code Project is a continuous project to update and develop a modern game engine based on the source code Volition released for their 1999 game Freespace 2 when the game's original publisher went bankrupt and Volition was sold to THQ.

Q: It's really based on an engine from 1999? That's so last century!
A:

The Source Code Project and the Fate of the Galaxy developers have been hard at work updating the engine to support modern GPU features and other elements crucial to making an excellent and deeply satisfying Star Wars game. The vintage of the base engine simply means that the original code is very efficient from a modern game engine perspective - the models, lighting, and textures in use will be sure to delight even on high end systems.

Q: So how much does it cost?
A:

Because the license for the SCP engine is strictly non-commercial, you should never pay anything for Fate of the Galaxy - it is completely free. The story and graphical elements of the game are licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND license, so you should not need to pay for those either. If you'd like to create a derivative work, please contact us and we can work something out.
Fate of the Galaxy doesn't use any game assets from the original Freespace 2 game, so you will not need to buy a copy of that in order to play either. If you'd like to play that game on modern systems, you should check out the Freespace 2 Source Code Project and Good Old Games to do that.

Q: What are the hardware requirements?
A:

Due to the FreeSpace 2 engine in use, hardware requirements are not especially high. Even so, the game has been optimized for significantly more contemporary hardware than what FreeSpace2 originally required. That doesn't mean you'll need a brand new Alienware PC to run with max settings, but your 15 year old Pentium III likely isn't going to cut it. Specific requirements will be provided as the release date approaches.

Q: Where can I download this amazing game?
A:

Fate of the Galaxy is not yet complete, and we don't want to release it until it is perfect. Once an initial release is available, downloads will be available here.

Q: Who is working in this?
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Many artists, coders, voice actors, musicians, and other folks have collaborated over the last several years to create Fate of the Galaxy. To see a list of those involved, please check out the Credits page.

Q: How can I help the project get finished?
A:

Make your skills known via the forums. There's always something we could use help with! A list of what's needed is available.

Q: Where do you guys hang out?
A:

On Espernet's IRC servers, same as hard-light. You can chat with us right here on this site using the Community page, or connect using your favorite client to Espernet directly.