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Welcome to The Starport! The Starport is your definitive resource for all things Freelancer game: mods, modding, tips and tricks, it's all in here. Head over to our Wiki if you'd like to delve straight into our continuously expanding database of knowledge, or tune into our forums if you'd prefer asking straight to the pros! Be sure to participate in one of the greatest space-sim communities and let's hope you will, like us, become a fan of the Freelancer game.
Server Switch & Site Direction The Starport News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2015/4/3 15:43:45 (410 reads)

Hey guys,

since donations have dried up a little bit (thanks anyway!), I decided that I will switch to a lower-cost server sometime next week. The new server will save us 20€ per month while the hardware is almost the same - the CPU being a little less powerful while we actually get an upgrade to enterprise-level HDDs! Everything will essentially stay the same. I expect the downtime to be at most a couple of hours but it could extend to a whole day, depending on arising problems.



Anyways, I'd like to take the opportunity to get a discussion started on the future of TSP. While we still get a good amount of traffic and player numbers are somewhat stable around the 150 players mark, it is clear that the party cannot go on forever. I'm happy to leave the site as-is and leave it centered on FL. On the other hand, the latest poll has shown that there would be interest in Star Citizen modding or other games. We don't really have the resources to do anything drastic with the site currently, but I'd still like to hear some opinions on this.

Thanks,
w0dk4 (aka chaosgrid in SC)

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Arena Commander (Dogfighting Module) released Star Citizen News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2014/6/6 12:25:58 (1810 reads)

After many delays, finally the dogfighting module called "Arena Commander" for Star Citizen has been released.

The multiplayer part of the module will be rolled out based on your citizen number, so if you backed Star Citizen early, the higher are your chances to get in.



Also interesting is the Freelancer-style mouse aiming, where weapons follow your mouse cursor.
If you turn "Coupling" off (Caps Lock button), you will get something similar to "engine kill" in Freelancer, though it is more of a "lock velocity vector" right now.

Download here: https://robertsspaceindustries.com/download

Also, check out the Freelancer forum over at Star Citizen: https://forums.robertsspaceindustries. ... ies/starlancer-freelancer

Happy dogfighting!

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Vega Strike (OSS) Space Sim News
Posted by Whisper928 on 2014/3/11 12:49:11 (1792 reads)

http://vegastrike.sourceforge.net/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vega_Strike
http://www.moddb.com/games/vega-strike

Vega Strike is a first-person space trading and combat simulator, developed for Microsoft Windows,
POSIX Unix-like operating systems such as Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X systems.
Many of the core game mechanics of Vega Strike are indirectly inspired by Elite.
The successors to Elite, namely Wing Commander: Privateer, were particularly strong influences.
Released under the GNU General Public License, Vega Strike is free and open source software.
See above links for more inclusive details.

PS: Privateer Gemini Gold also available.

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Enigma V.4 ATG (Deutscher Freelancer-Mod) Freelancer Mod News
Posted by J.R. on 2014/1/7 19:36:54 (4825 reads)

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Developed on and for the GERMAN version of Freelancer, this Project aims to serve a variety of new aspects.
Even though Enigma V.4 ATG features improved graphics, custom Sound- and Jump-FX aswell as new Systems, Stations, Ships and Items, the main concept of this MULTIPLAYER ONLY-Mod is to preserve the "vanilla Freelancer-feel" while not being unbalanced or overloaded with too many ships or way too powerful equipment. (...since there are already so many Mods out there with hundrets of Ships, Systems and Items)
Each Account can have up to 10 Characters with its appropriate Faction-Outfit and Reputation. The implementation of almost every valuable feature of FlHook 1.67 and the serverside management of Special-Events enables the player to be whatever he/she likes to impersonate.
Be a mighty Faction-Leader, Explorer, a lawful Police-Officer, Bountyhunter, ruthless Assassin, member of any Military Faction, a relentless Pirate or a prosperous Trader... There are no limits....





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Dramatic Graphic Improvements for Freelancer! Freelancer Coding News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2012/12/17 2:12:48 (10768 reads)


Over the past several months since our demo release, FriendlyFire has been working on fine tuning our DX9 integration as well as adding a few extra components to make this mod look even better. The below video highlights these news additions: lens flare, improved dynamic lighting, reflection maps, distortion maps and our work in progress shadow mapping.



If you like what you see, please don't forget to vote for us!!!
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If you like what you see, and have been playing, please don't forget to tell your friends, your communities you frequent and social sites like REDDIT/Twitter about this mod. Player word of mouth goes a long way and we'd appreciate any of the support we can get for this mod of ours! Thanks everyone!

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Mod of the Year Awards

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MotY 2012 Final Voting! Freelancer Community News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2012/12/11 8:56:41 (2882 reads)

This year we have three mods in the final voting phase of the 2012 Mod of the Year awards over at ModDB!

Please take a minute and vote for Freelancer and the successful mod teams:


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DS9 Freelancer Server Freelancer Server News
Posted by starworlds on 2012/9/20 23:46:50 (5548 reads)

Hi all!

Ds9 has been around and running since 2003! We were with some of the first servers created and started adding to the game along time ago.

Now we are coming back with a rebuild! We are sticking with the Sci-Fi universe with ships from all your favourite shows + some wacky ones! But now we are working on the balance of the mod, bringing those prices down and adding some of the great FLHook options that have been added to other great servers!

We host server hunts and games on a weekly basis with our current player base and welcome you all to join, even if its for just that bit of fun.

The mod is under constant revision at the moment while our development team work on balancing the mod and building our RP story which we are hoping will bring all the sci-fi universes together for the first time, while creating a fantastic RP environment around it, and if you dont like RP then just come and have a look around.

This is not a Mod based on ANY other mod and we are working very hard to bring it back up to scratch with the FL community, so please come and support us, as every person added to our forum or server is a pat on the back for us

New clans who come on our server will receive 200 million credits to help them start up, plus we have a section on our forums with advice on how to start up your own clan and keep it going. Systems are rented by clans, who in turn can rent out bases to individual players who want their own base to reside in and pay rent monthly.

Below I will list some of the features we currently have, please check out our forum to see what we are working on! Hope to see you soon

Features:-
- 237+ Added ships
- Loads of added commodities
- Loads of added equipment
- 20+ new systems
- Server games
- FLHook full of plugins
- Changed effects
- Clan wide systems
- Loads of added solars and stations
- Clan and faction bonuses
- EXE Installer
- Automatic updater
- Dedicated starter system
- Dedicated PVP system (Top Gun)
- Dedicated staff
- + Loads more

Below is a list of some of the new ships

A-100
Aen Nnea Thhaei
Anakin's starfighter
Angel Wing
Arachid
ARC-170
Argon Titan
Bat Plane
Klingon Bird-of-Prey (mk2)
Borg Assault Cruiser
Boron Hydra
Chig bomber
Corellian Corvette
Coyote
Crusader
Cylon Raider
Dark Angel
Devore
Dodonna
Dragon Breath
Droid Fighter
E3-Y Jedi
Enterprise D
Train
cardassian Type-3 Galor Class Warship
Goner Ranger
Republic Gunship
HoverShip
ISSAPC
Jem'Hadar Warship
N1 Naboo starfighter
Naginata
NSEA Protector
Pegasus
Planet Express
Federation Pursuit
Raptor
Spot's Fghter (Custom ship by spot)
Starbug
StarDestroyer (Republic)
Sutherland
Thunderbird 1,2,3
Tiger
Romulan Valdore
Vampire Light Assault
Vulture
Wraith
X1-Blade
YVF 29 Jade Falcon

DS9 FORUM:- www.ds9clan.co.uk
DS9 MOD:- http://www.gamefront.com/files/22210438/Ds9ClanMod.exe



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