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[Freelancer Coding News]FLAC lives and is under NEW management.
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FLAC stands for Freelancer AntiCheat, but this program does so much more.
Created by Eagle, FLAC has been used on many servers over the years.
Thanks to the generosity of Eagle, FLAC is now FREE for use (that's right, FREE, but he will still gladly accept donations).
To gain access to the private forum, register at http://efs.proboards.com and and email the application at the bottom of the forum.
You must be an active server operator, references from other operators are encouraged.
Dwnundr and Soupman of the FLC Freelancer Community site have been selected by Eagle to maintain the FLAC site and protect and maintain the source code for further development. We have ambitious plans to add even more to this wonderful program using plugins and editing of the source itself.
FLAC offers flexibility with a GUI (Graphical User Interface) and plugins (which can be added to future builds). You can run Ioncross beside it if you like (not in full control).
It is not compatible with 64 bit operating systems or FLHook-specific server modifications. Client modifications are necessary, read the forums.
There are many mod ini additions that can enchance your mod (like mounting groups etc). To get acces to FLAC you will have to sign up on the Forum http://efs.proboards.com/index.cgi?
and send an email to eagle.utopia.admins@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Name.

  • Login name on the FLAC forum.

  • Server name and IP.

  • Background info on your server and yourself.

  • Hosting experience and/or references from other freelancer hosters if any.



If you already have access, you can click here to continue to the FLAC board.
Freelancer Anti Cheat (FLAC) is a server side application capable of protecting against all sorts of cheats. Many cheats/mods won't work anymore while others are simply rendered useless. Next to anti cheat this tool also allows server operators to add many new features to their mods which would otherwise be unavailable to them.

Feature list

  • The most advanced anti cheat available anywhere.

  • In game commands for players and admins.

  • Plug-in support, ability to add your own functionality giving you the full power of what FLAC can do.

  • Player cloaking features which are 100% secure, it is in no way possible to use any sort of cloak cheats to your advantage making cloaking a viable and fun addition to any server.

  • Variable cruise speeds, different ships can fly at different cruise speeds.

  • Advanced ship mounts, allowing equipment to be restricted to specific groups of ships regardless of mount type, increasing the game's moddability tremendously.

  • Base and Jump gate/hole locking, groups of ships can be set to be unable to dock certain places where others can.

  • Support for dynamic economy, allowing you to setup your custom economy or use a commonly available plug-in to do so instead.

  • Player dockable ships, making it possible for players to dock for instance battleships piloted by other players who can then fly you all over the galaxy.

  • Dynamic cargo pods, large freighters can be setup to have destructible pods which are automatically attached when hauling cargo and when shot will cause you to lose cargo and possibly incur a piracy penalty as well.

  • Proper mooring, audio states mooring rather than docking and ships moor and cast off facing the fixtures without the need to modify the original game files so npc's will still be able to moor as usual as well.

  • No PvP zones, you can specify area's where player damage is switched off below a specific rank.

  • Regenerative armor upgrades can be modded and used on for instance nomad ships to make them regenerate hull just like shields would.



History Development of FLAC started back in early 2003 and the application first saw light of day on the Eagle Utopia server on July 1st of that year, which was the day that server was launched. FLAC started out as a private tool to protect against server crashes and other instabilities Freelancer servers suffered in those days. Due to the success of this tool and requests from outside it was later made suitable to run on a variety of servers out there and made available to other server operators. Many of the anti cheat features within FLAC are proprietary and kept from the general public. This was done deliberaty to prevent possible leaks from being exploited.
These days FLAC covers all the important cheats known, and caused development to take a new direction in recent years where focus has been to improve on Freelancer's moddability.


To date, FLAC still holds the best track record of stopping cold cheats on both unmodded (vanilla) and a large variety of modded servers out there! Our software is not publically available, and was in the past only available if purchased.
Free copies are now provided to experienced server operators and their affiliates.

You must meet the server operator guidelines posted above to recieve the program. We look forward to bringing server operators new functions and support well into the future.

Thanks for your time in reading this.
[RIP]Soupman & [RIP]Dwnundr

http://efs.proboards.com/
http://freelancercommunity.net/


Posted on: 2011/7/29 1:34

Edited by [RIP]Soupman on 2017/3/18 13:14:48
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Re: [Freelancer Community News]FLAC lives and is under NEW management.
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That's a nice news. I guess it was to you both guys to whom we should give our thanks, apart from the original author?

good job, keep going!

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It is not compatible with 64 bit operating systems


Are you sure about that?!?

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It is not compatible with 64 bit operating systems


Are you sure about that?!?


To Quote Eagle

64 may be an issue since some dependencies require using 32 using 64 you'd run into other issues eventually.

better safe than sorry

use what you like ... we recommend 32 and discourage 64

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But you will be trying to remove that limit for further development and to add even more to it, right?

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First things First

The Team we are putting together to Code FLAC will First look at the feature requests on Eagles Site in the private section.

those will be proritized and then we will move forward.

Those that have access there .. now know the program is avail at no cost and what they need to do to keep it running on their servers.

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Good news. keep it up.

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Well, I would say this is welcome news, good to hear!

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First things First ..i will admit that tearing Down Flac was a major pain in the ass .... Eagle built in so many checks to secure it and verify users to keep the system from being abused... the program always had to resolve to eagles personal server which at one point had gone offline for good.. we thought this was the end of FLAC.

But you guys know us ..if nothing else you can say we are stubborn mule headed %*^&(**^&*(^ you get the idea. We were saved at last when we brought dmz on to the coding team and he got the program working again without registration or the key gen .... making this program avail to all that need it now and into the future... the requirement to sign up at eagles site and request access is still our policy .. but the software will be provided to all that need it at no cost.

We know that Freelancer is more or less dead but hell ..we still operate D3 servers and have been around over 17 years now so dont worry we will always be around to support server admins.

we are still working on new features but for this new release here is what we did..

[RELEASE NOTES]

New in this release:

NEW Ver# 2.9.9.10


DMZ has done major upgrades! FLAC now works with all versions of Windows and both 32 and 64 bit OS's. He has removed the registration requirement so the KeyGen is no longer required. FLAC is now run directly from the file folder rather than being installed as a program. new features are still being worked on and FLAC is Def Alive and well.


thank for taking the time to read this update

Team [RIP]
Soup,Dwn and dmz ...everyone involved with making FLAC stronger



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Hooray and power to you. Always loved FLAC, used it for years, only reason i stopped was because it wouldn't work on 64bit systems. Seems that's changed. Well done Soupman and your crew

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