Freelancer Community Network
Reminder: Internet Explorer 6 or below are NOT supported.
HomeHome
ForumForum
WikiWiki
DownloadsDownloads
ForgeForge
Multiplayer Connection Tutorial
Collapse/Expand Random Image
Collapse/Expand Login
Username:

Password:

Remember me



Lost Password?

Register now!
Collapse/Expand Chat
Collapse/Expand Who's Online
56 user(s) are online (35 user(s) are browsing Forum)

Members: 0
Guests: 56

more...
Collapse/Expand Donations
Monthly costs: -30€
Income (ads): +5€
Donations (last month): +5€

Current balance: -45€
(last updated 09/2019)

Please make a donation if you want to help keeping The-Starport online:

Bitcoin address:
Thanks!
Collapse/Expand Links
Collapse/Expand Advertisement
There are currently 56 users playing Freelancer on 40 servers.
October. 16, 2019

Browsing this Thread:   1 Anonymous Users



 Bottom   Previous Topic   Next Topic  Register To Post



An Idea

Joined:
2010/2/8 22:54
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 47
Offline
People are probably going to start yelling at me again for this, but here goes.

At E3 1999, Freelancer won 4 Game Critics Awards including Best Game of the Show. Computer Gaming World, trusting the makers, Chris Roberts's, vision, named Freelancer as a game that would revolutionize the gaming industry. Shortly after the game was released, IGN called it the Game of the Month. It had thousands of players at the time if not millions.

But the game is dying. It is an undeniable fact. At the time of writing, there were 301 players across 34 servers according to Xfire. How people can lose interest in this game is beyond my comprehension, but the facts still are against me. I still have hope, though. It has been eight years since the games release. Another game series, Golden Sun, had 2 releases in 3 years, and then stopped. If you count Starlancer, then Freelancer also has 2 games in the series released within 3 years. With the Golden Sun series, a third game has recently come out after seven years, though this did not happen without help.

There were numerous hoaxes to draw attention to the series and cause discussion among the creators. My idea is to; instead of doing the same, we can revamp the game. Add new features like a barrel roll ability, update the graphics, etc. There are numerous ways to improve this already outstanding game. The mod creators could easily do this just going on the sheer number of mods and ships that I have seen floating around. Who knows; with a little luck, the great Chris Roberts himself might come out of hiding for a new game.

Posted on: 2011/9/30 2:36
1 Corinthians 15:26 The last enemy to be destroyed is death.

Sweet. Even the bible says I am the big last boss of the universe.
Top
Re: An Idea
Just can't stay away
Joined:
2010/8/2 0:04
Group:
Registered Users
FLServer Admins
Posts: 464
Offline

Posted on: 2011/9/30 9:56
Of all things that are lost - brain I miss most
Top
Re: An Idea
Starport Admin
Joined:
2008/6/24 16:40
From http://www.freeworlds-tow.net/dev
Group:
Registered Users
Starport Admin
$$$ Supporters $$$
Posts: 1123
Offline
Quote:


Hehe, thanks Sumanuti. Here's a better link showing those upgrades: http://the-starport.net/freelancer/fo ... t_id=47978#forumpost47978

But ya, these DX9 upgrades, as well as our other FL Hook tricks, will be released to the TSP community for consumption and hopefully will squeeze another year or two out of this great game.

Posted on: 2011/9/30 15:53
Open in new window
Top
Re: An Idea
Home away from home
Joined:
2010/2/22 0:47
Group:
Registered Users
$$$ Supporters $$$
Senior Members
Posts: 928
Offline
Quote:

Sushi wrote:
[...] and hopefully will squeeze another year or two out of this great game.

I'm rather hoping for a decade or two.

Or, wait, make that a century or two

Posted on: 2011/9/30 16:58
Top
Re: An Idea
Just can't stay away
Joined:
2008/3/11 16:11
From Belarus, Minsk
Group:
Registered Users
Senior Members
Posts: 384
Offline
IMHO:
We will still play freelancer till something will be able to replace it(even after as casual).

Any titles that will replace it and will be completed within 1- 1.5 years?
Any attempts of porting it to another engine that were not abandoned
and will be completed within 1-1.5 years?

So I guess if there is a game I will play, I know the title for the next 2 years.

Posted on: 2011/9/30 19:56
Top
Re: An Idea
Just can't stay away
Joined:
2010/8/25 22:40
From Romania
Group:
Registered Users
Posts: 195
Offline
Replace ?
Seems nobody cares to release a decent space-sim in the last years.
They all go for warfare FPS games that all look pretty same.

Posted on: 2011/9/30 20:27
Top
Re: An Idea
Home away from home
Joined:
2008/5/15 21:52
From Germany
Group:
Registered Users
$$$ Supporters $$$
Senior Members
Posts: 1592
Offline
You could try Evochron: Mercenaries

Posted on: 2011/9/30 20:45
Open in new window
Top
Re: An Idea
Just can't stay away
Joined:
2010/4/8 20:07
From Slovakia
Group:
Registered Users
Senior Members
Posts: 414
Offline
I am losing interest in FL permanently, then I gain it back. FL is just a game and I think we can be glad that there are still such big communities like this and mods, and FL is not just another old game from 2003 or maybe an abandonware.

Posted on: 2011/10/1 11:30
Open in new window
Sketchfab - deviantART
Top