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May. 28, 2020
ProcyonHook 1.0 Released The Starport archive
Posted by Worfeh on 2008/9/16 9:03:05 (1704 reads) News by the same author


What is ProcyonHook?

A client-side download that integrates directly with your copy of Freelancer and delivers new features, extended functionality, and enhanced graphics to your Freelancer experience while playing on the 24/7 Procyon Dedicated server. ProcyonHook is not a mod - you will find no capital ships, no TIE Fighters, no nuclear weapons, no cloaking devices, no beam cannons, no bloom, no repair guns, nor any other such nonsense. What you will find is the best possible vanilla Freelancer experience available.

• Graphical Improvements

We've cranked up the game's draw distances for objects and special effects, and have added dynamic lighting to ship headlights, muzzle flashes, and projectile impacts. We've improved the look of the game's various nebulae, restored model animations to certain ships, and added improved texture filtering.

Concerned about the new visuals having a negative impact on your framerate? Don't be - all options are fully configurable through the use of a setup program included with ProcyonHook that allows you to pick and choose which graphical elements you want enabled.

• Unlocked Systems

We've also allowed travel to Omicron Minor and Major, where one is able to purchase an Anubis and other assorted equipment at the Toledo base. Make no mistake however - you won't find the level ten death machine capable of mounting fifty nomad cannons that you'll find on other servers; this is the original Anubis, in all of its mediocre glory intended primarily as a small bonus to roleplay oriented players, and those that are fond of flying lower level ships.

• Anticheat

ProcyonHook also acts as a client-side anti cheat solution, preventing players who are using it from editing exploitable game data. In addition to that, when you are using ProcyonHook, every other player connected to the server using it has their name highlighted on the player list in a delicious and vibrant orange - allowing those skilled players that are oft accused of cheating to step up and prove that their game is legit.

• Automatic Updates, Compatibility

ProcyonHook is an ongoing project, one that we intend to stick with and improve upon with new features and further improvements - updates that couldn't be any simpler due to the use of our automatic update system.

ProcyonHook is designed to be as unobtrusive as possible, and will not impact gameplay on other servers, including those of which that use their own mods. ProcyonHook remains completely dormant and inactive when you are not connected to Procyon.

• Other Improvements

In addition to the above, ProcyonHook also provides a number of additional features: the complete removal of the ESRB warning dialog, an increase from a maximum of five profiles per account on Procyon to eight, and the ability to switch between fullscreen and windowed modes by pressing alt and enter. We've also tripled the length of the chat box, cutting down the need to break your conversations up into bite-sized portions.

Ready to give ProcyonHook a shot? Click here to go to the downloads page on the 24/7 Procyon Dedicated website.



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