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FS2 Open
  • License
  • Proprietary
  • External Links
  • Official Site
  • Genres
  • Action, Simulation, Space
About this game:

FS2 Open is the game engine for Freespace 2 and a bunch of standalone games. It's not actually open source, Volition gave it their blessing by releasing the code but under their own license so it's "code open" but proprietary.

Note: You do need to have the original data files for Freespace 2, you can pick up a copy easily on

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