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10 Years of Freelancer The Starport News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2013/3/4 18:18:13 (3209 reads)

10 years ago on March 4th, 2003, Freelancer was released. To this day, Freelancer remains to be the reference in space action and role playing games.

Chances are that this year will be a very interesting one for the game. Interest in the genre is rising again and we might see some major mod releases this year. Also, it has been rumored that a digital release of the game could happen very soon.

However, we also need to take a look at the more distant future. Freelancer is getting older and so is our website. Hopefully this year, I will try to get away from Xoops (our current CMS) and relaunch the website using a major forum software (phpBB or SMF) as the main website element. We will keep the Wiki and the Forge.
As regards the site content, I think our strength is covering space games with support for modding and private servers. So far, there have been almost no reasonably good games in this segment since Freelancer. With Star Citizen however, this might change (...)


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Switch to Cloudflare Content Delivery Network The Starport News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2012/12/11 8:18:27 (1674 reads)

We recently switched to CloudFlare which is a content delivery network provided for free to websites. Advantages are that we get certain security features (such as anti-ddos) for free.
Also, the website should load a little faster.

Please report your experience with load times or any problems with accessing the site in the comments or in the Site Feedback forum.

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Website Downtime/Maintenance Announcement The Starport News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2012/8/6 16:20:46 (2657 reads)

Hello everyone!

This is a general announcement that I will move the website to a new server over the coming two weeks. This might cause the website to be inaccessible for a few days, however, I will try to make the downtime as short as possible on the hardware side. DNS propagation times may vary depending on your ISP.

The reason for the server move is that we get a lot more power and storage for the same price. We don't really need it but it's still a nice-to-have just in case.

On this occasion, I want to thank all the various people who have donated to cover the costs of running this site. It's far from enough though, so the ads will have to stay.

See you on the other side,
w0dk4

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Looking for new staff The Starport News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2011/7/17 21:42:45 (3559 reads)

The-Starport started active and strong back in 2008, but over time we have lost pretty much all of our staff members to inactivity. We now have a fairly active and effective admin team but what we lack are some motivated staff members that can take on some of our burdens.

The most important tasks would be
- finding and posting news topics
- maintaining the Wiki
- forum moderation (mostly moving threads to their proper forum)
- creating new polls
- moderate website submissions (comments, downloads, news, etc..)

Also, we are looking into adding a new feature to the website: a "Random Hint" section on the left menu with trivia and tips/tricks about the game. This would be another project new staff members could take on to fill (or moderate submissions for).

If you would like to help us out, do not hesitate and either contact us in the comment section of this news post, or send a PM to w0dk4, FriendlyFire or Sushi. You can also email (...)

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Lancers Reactor Archive moved The Starport News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2011/6/24 15:00:26 (5056 reads)

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Since we have acquired the old Lancers Reactor domain, we thought it would be appropriate to move the archives over to
http://www.lancersreactor.com/archive
While doing so, I've made multiple improvements to the archives:


  • You now get greeted with a very outstanding notice that you are actually browsing archived content.


  • Also, HTML tags within the old posts are now fully recognized, making formatted posts a lot easier to read. In some places, this generates new formatting (...)

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Acquisition of an old domain The Starport News
Posted by Sushi on 2011/6/10 13:10:00 (3834 reads)



Due to the extremely generous donation of a contributor here at The Starport, we have been able to secure the www.lancersreactor.com domain. We are delighted to be able to use this domain to truly showcase our beloved game as well as show visitors, both new and old to Freelancer , all the incredible advances your mods have brought to the greater FL community.

Sadly, throughout the years, this once vibrant and respectable domain of the FL community has been tarnished by a continual string of ineffective leadership. As such, we are keeping TLR.com linked to The Starport because our site easily contains the greatest number of active (...)

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Twit Twit Twoooo! The Starport News
Posted by cheeseontoast on 2011/3/3 4:20:00 (3974 reads)

Ladies and Gentlemen of TSP... hold your hats... as we step into the 21st century.....

We are now.... on twitter!

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That is all.
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Wiki: Freelancer Mod & Server Database The Starport News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2010/6/12 3:22:23 (9137 reads)

Another update regarding the site:

Given we didnt really have any proper Freelancer Mods database (and given many people search for that), I have created one within the Wiki for everybody to add to.
Additionally, I created a Freelancer Servers database in the same style.
Also, there are now links to these pages in the navigation menu (under "Main Menu").

When adding more mods/servers on the main database pages, please keep within the existing style and use other entries as a base for your entry. You can create a more in-depth and personalized page regarding your mod/server on a seperate wiki page.
The listings should also not have elaborate descriptions of mods, but short summaries of what the mods are about and what makes them special. Just (...)

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FLCN Update + Survey The Starport News
Posted by FriendlyFire on 2010/4/14 16:08:39 (6780 reads)

I am pleased to announce that, thanks to the amazing work done by Huor, the FLCN has received a long-overdue refresh. You should now see a dynamic, self-refreshing bar constantly feeding new links to the user, which should further help visibility and better attract the eye. We hope you will like the new features. More details will be posted later today on the FLCN threads.

We also invite you to take a survey so that you may give your opinion on The Starport's current status. Answer as honestly as you can!

Thank you,
FF

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Server Move completed & Donations The Starport News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2010/2/14 18:06:13 (7372 reads)

I'm glad to announce that the server move has been completed successfully without any major problems.

The archive has also been restored at
http://www.the-starport.net/archive

Furthermore, the new Forge site is up and running, with 2 mods already using the Starport's SVN server. (you cannot see them because they are non-public projects).
If you need any of the files hosted on the old Forge site, we have a backup!

In other news, the search function has been fixed and is now fully usable again, also searching the forums by default.

We also survived our first DOS attacks which happened at Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The server should now be pretty safe against simple DOS attacks.

Finally, while I dont want to beg for money, servers are not free. If you like what we are doing and want to help keeping The-Starport online (...)

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