Freelancer is a space trading and combat simulation video game developed by Digital Anvil and published by Microsoft Game Studios. First slated for release in 1999 following many production schedule mishaps and a buyout of Digital Anvil by Microsoft, it was eventually released in March 2003.
In the game, players take on the roles of spacecraft pilots. These characters fly single-seater ships, exploring the planets and space stations of 48 known star systems.
They also engage in dogfights with other pilots (player- and computer-controlled) to protect traders or engage in piracy themselves. Other player activities include bounty-hunting and commodity trading.
The single-player mode puts the player in the role of Edison Trent, who goes through a series of missions to save the Sirius sector from a mysterious alien force.
In multiplayer mode, players are free to take on any role and to explore anywhere from the start.
Some of you may look at this game and swear you have played it before, the Dreamcast game called Starlancer was the father of this game and was created by Anvil and then released on Dreamcasts WinCE platform then bought by Microsoft after the Dreamcast production ended and released it on PC.
The games strongest point is the multilplayer mode, included on the cd in the crack folder is a mod manager program that allows the install of mods and keeps the files in a different directory then the original game files that saves the risk of accidently getting the game directory messy and goofing up files.
Also included in the extras is a Mod for a server called (Freelancer Universe 24/7) this is a decent server ive been trying to get ahold of its script written by a guy named (Joe Boom) his custom script is needed to run the private server of the Freelancer Universe mod on a private server.. running thier mod on a private server can cause server side crashes when certain jumpgates are activated since something is missing on my servers settings.
Note some users on windows 7 might have trouble making a player ID number, this is something that the game makes randomly for you... i truly forgot what i did to get it to work but this game works flawlessly.
5 years ago