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Hey everyone! :-)

I got my hands on the Freespace series a couple of days ago (thank you, weekly sale!), and I anxiously sat down to play FS1 yesterday to start my first ever run through the series.

The game started up fine - I'm running it through GOG Galaxy - and the intro FMV played beautifully.

However, when the time came for me to type in a callsign, I discovered that my keyboard simply wasn't responding to anything. I couldn't type in a callsign, I couldn't even hti Esc to bring up a menu and quit.

Furthermore, I could see my mouse marker just fine, but I couldn't select anything with it, either (switch between callsigns for single/multiplayer, for example).

Now, I tried running FS1 as administrator outside of Galaxy to see if that helped, but no luck. Further, all the Google- and forum-searches I made to find an answer seem to indicate that this is somewhat of a recurring issue, with no certain fix.

I'm running it through Galaxy on Windows 10, if that is of any importance. I use a normal USB-connected keyboard and a Razer DeathAdder Chrome-mouse.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated, because I really want to experience this classic and enjoy it to its fullest! Thanks in advance! :-)
This question / problem has been solved by dr.schliemannimage
Setting the game to run in compatibility mode for Windows XP may help, but I suggest you to install FSOpen and the Freespace port instead.
Post edited May 12, 2018 by dr.schliemann
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dr.schliemann: Setting the game to run in compatibility mode for Windows XP may help, but I suggest you to install FSOpen and the Freespace port instead.
All right - I'll have a look at both solutions, then. :-) Thank you very much, Schliemann! :-D
Just to let you know, I've fiddled around witrh FS Open and the installer over the past two days, and since I didn''t know that FS Port even existed before Schliemann told me, I hadn't installed it the first time around. However, I simply reopened the FS Open installer, found the port and added it along with the Media VPs.

Then, I started the whole thing up via the launcher, and now I'm blazing through space shooting Vasudans in my Apollo in the FS1 port! :-D

Thank you so much for your suggestions, Schliemann - that was it! :-)