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Old December 21 2011, 05:58 AM   #1
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Elite Force free download

Looks like the herald is offering a free download of Elite Force to every reader. If you don't have a copy, I suggest you download it. Plus, you'll be able to enjoy my Virtual Enterprise D and Virtual TOS Enteprise projects once completed!
http://ufplanets.com/ufp/fnn/herald/.../theherald.php
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Old December 21 2011, 11:36 AM   #2
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I already own it, but awesome news all the same!

BTW, I'd like to point out that this is all perfectly legal. I checked the issue of the magazine where they offer the game and apparently both Raven (the developers) and CBS gave them permission to give away the game for free.
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Old December 22 2011, 04:35 AM   #3
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That's so cool. It's an awesome game- should look great on today's machines, as well.
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Old December 22 2011, 05:15 AM   #4
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That's so cool. It's an awesome game- should look great on today's machines, as well.
Yep. I just have the basic video card that came with my machine 2 years ago, and it runs perfectly smooth with all the settings maxed.
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Old December 22 2011, 10:36 AM   #5
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Looks way better if you force a modern card to run the game at settings even the original engine doesn't provide.
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Old December 22 2011, 11:08 AM   #6
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Re: Elite Force free download

Thanks, Donny! The game looks wonderful!
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Old December 22 2011, 04:27 PM   #7
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Donny, how do you force the game to even higher graphics settings?
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Old December 22 2011, 06:33 PM   #8
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Probably with a mod of some sort. Some of the stuff users manage to pull together on their own is goddamned remarkable, and the Elite Force fans are no exception.

...but if you think that's nuts, check out what the Freespace 2 community has done with that game over the last decade. 16X anti-aliasing, HD texture packs, and 1080p all on a game developed in the late 90s? Yowza.
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Old December 22 2011, 10:31 PM   #9
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So is this refusing to download for anyone else, or is it just me?

I clicked the link in my email, but when I try to download it says that hotlinking isn't allowed.
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Old December 23 2011, 06:28 AM   #10
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Donny, how do you force the game to even higher graphics settings?
Go here for how to manually set the game's resolution.

And if you plan on playing Single Player, be sure to get the latest version of iRez, a texture pack that replaces a bunch of the stock textures with higher resolution and more screen-accurate ones.

iRez for regular SP
iRez X for the Expansion Pack SP
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Old December 26 2011, 05:43 AM   #11
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Re: Elite Force free download

This is really cool! I never got around to playing Elite Force and regretted it.
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Old December 26 2011, 08:58 AM   #12
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Donny, how do you force the game to even higher graphics settings?
I use my graphics card control center to do so, pushing the gaming performance sliders all the way up. This will increase anti-aliasing, anisotropy, etc.
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Old December 28 2011, 02:59 AM   #13
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Thanks! Looks like my brother can keep my copy of Elite Force that I loaned him
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Old December 31 2011, 04:25 PM   #14
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Aha, so this is where the sudden spike in the Herald readership is coming from. Glad you guys are enjoying it.

Elias Vaughn wrote:
So is this refusing to download for anyone else, or is it just me?

I clicked the link in my email, but when I try to download it says that hotlinking isn't allowed.
Hi Elias,

I'm not sure why it's not letting you download the installer. I've tested the download link, and it's working fine for me. My only suggestion right now is try using a different browser. You may have a plug-in or something else which is preventing your browser from passing on the necessary information from the distribution page so it doesn't get flagged as a hotlink.

If that doesn't work, let me know, and I'll look at the code and see where it may be going wrong.

Hope this helps!
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Old January 1 2012, 02:21 AM   #15
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The game is 11 years old. It should be free.

I've never played it, is it fun?

I still play Counter Strike and the oldest version of it is 10+ years. I only play free (non subscription) multi-player games.
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