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Descent: Freespace - The Great War

What is Descent: Freespace - The Great War?

Descent: FreeSpace – The Great War is a 1998 space combat simulation computer game developed by Volition, Inc.

About  (from Volition)

Volition's classic is back. Descent: FreeSpace is the quintessential old school space shooter. With a deep story, great graphics and engaging battles against fighters to capital ships it keeps you moving. Breakout that flight stick and enroll with the Grand Terran Alliance today. As a pilot for the Galactic Terran All...  Read more


Descent: Freespace - The Great War is a software program developed by Volition. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 1.49 GB (1,600,560,072 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 73% of users of Descent: Freespace - The Great War come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.interplay.com/games/freespace.php
Help link: support.steampowered.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\Freespace
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Steam\steam.exe" steaC://uninstall/273600
Estimated size: 1.49 GB

Program filesFiles installed by Descent: Freespace - The Great War

  • FRED.exe - FreeSpace (Fred)
  • FreeSpace.exe - FreeSpace Launcher
  • FS.exe
  • CD.dll - Freespace CD Module
  • Cms16.dll
  • Cms32_95.dll
  • Cms32_nt.dll
  • FSuninst.dll
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • GameuxInstallHelper.dll (by Microsoft) - Game Explorer Install Helper DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FS.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GOG.com\Freespace\FS.exe'.

How do I remove Descent: Freespace - The Great War?

You can uninstall Descent: Freespace - The Great War from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Descent: Freespace - The Great War, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Descent: Freespace - The Great War.

Win 10 50%
Win 7 5%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 50.00%
Windows 7 45.00%
Windows Vista 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 15.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.00%
Windows 8.1 15.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.33%
  Germany 6.67%
  Canada 6.67%
  Australia 3.33%
  Russia 3.33%
  Netherlands 3.33%
  United Kingdom 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 18.75%
Lenovo 18.75%
Acer 12.50%
Intel 12.50%
Alienware 12.50%
ASUS 6.25%
Medion 6.25%
Hewlett-Packard 6.25%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C55D-B 7.69%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X305 7.69%
MSI MS-7818 7.69%
mp MS-7848 7.69%
LENOVO 33722WU 7.69%


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