Freespace 2 was probably a one of the best space flight sims to come out in a long time ( or so i read. I have yet to try this game though). So this Babylon Project shouldn't be too far off the mark ? feel free to try. i've not (again), but plan to. one day. i hope.
yup, Freespace 2 is a 1999 game. But I'm thinking it had good gameplay and a good engine, which is why it got adopted to be used in The Babylon Project. A good game engine coupled with good gameplay can make a great game, look at Quake 3's engine which was used in Jedi Knight 2 : Jedi Outcast, Jedi Academy, Serious Sam 2, Elite Force 2 and whole lot of other FPS games.
ah, our first play tester ! while you're at it, Douglas, would you like to check out another free B5 game project called Babylon 5: I've Found Her ? i installed it and skimmed through the tutorial flight. I did get the feel of Wing Commander IV from it also (which is good!).