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November. 23, 2017

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Does anyone know where I can get a copy of the vanilla freelancer game? also if someone could link me to a server file download I would appreciate it. I want to monkey around on a private server for a bit and maybe open one.

Posted on: 1/11 19:08
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Server's bundled with the game so that's not separate. The game itself is available on places like Newegg or Amazon in the US, but it's always a physical copy and it's quite expensive for how old/unsupported the game is.

Of course there are always... other places you can find it, but it's not officially available for digital distribution.

Posted on: 1/11 20:10
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there is a GOG wishlist
maybe someday they will add it

https://www.gog.com/wishlist/games/freelancer

Posted on: 1/12 9:37
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Doubt it. If they had wanted to, they'd have done it by now, looking at how many games got re-releases from them. FL probably wasn't enough of a commercial success to be worth re-releasing with all the work that that entails (especially since the GLS is down).

Plus, a re-release would almost invariably break every single one of our offset hacks.

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trying never hurts

Posted on: 1/12 15:37
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FL currently ranks 15th place on the 'most wishes ever' list, so I'm sure its commercial success is not a problem.
The GLS they would more then likely include our community fix,
We might lose some of the Freelancer.exe and FLserver.exe offsets, I'm sure mods could deal with that simply by shipping the same exe's we always have.

I have no doubt the only thing holding holding GOG back is Microsoft


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They cannot use our community fix because that's running off a private GLS. To endorse it would open themselves to legal repercussions if the GLS were to be hacked or had bugs. They'd need to reinstate their own GLS.

And we'd lose all offsets, not just some. In order to make the updated version compatible, we'd have to ship every single dll and exe file the game uses, which would effectively make us ship a pirate copy of the game with every mod.

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Well what I mean is the files containing offsets we use (content/common/server.dll and the exe's) we already ship anyways. I don't see the difference with what we currently do when giving a mod to someone who has installed vanilla FL from the CD without the official 1.1 patch. (maybe I'm missing something though)

For the GLS even if they didn't include it, it wouldn't take long before someone had it posted in the GOG forums as a community addon, thus removing any legal responsibility for them.

Posted on: 1/12 17:06
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it would be enough to ship it the way it original was released
or better
the way the ubisoft release was done (to prevent issues with the copy protection and windows 10)

Posted on: 1/13 10:26
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I have a feeling Microsoft lost the source code for Freelancer so considering they cannot recompile it, offsets would stay the same

Posted on: 1/21 18:29
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I mean if that assumption is true, sure

My personal feeling is that they have the code, but don't want to touch it because of an unclear licensing issue (remember the OpenFlame stuff we found out years ago?).

Posted on: 1/21 19:48
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EDIT: Sorry, we can't allow pirate links here.

Posted on: 1/27 20:38

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Duly noted

Posted on: 1/27 23:11
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