Starlancer: Sol War is a new space shooter based on the Digital Anvil game Starlancer. The game is going to be playable in singleplayer and multiplayer with more than 70 levels spread over 3 campaigns.

The game will have a short tutorial which does introduce the basic controls and features while the following campaigns are completly story related. With campaign 1 we show the start of the Sol war which already is covered by the original game. That campaign is more or less just a reproduction of the old game with a better game engine while the other two following campaigns tell a story about the 100 years of war between coalition and alliance.

Starlancer: Sol War is closing the missing gap between the original Starlancer and its sequel Freelancer.

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Fellow passionate gamers,

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We are looking for more developers being interested in helping us with such a big project.

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Its very hard for us to make features of this game public without spoiling the entire game. The main part of the game is based on the singleplayer and...

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DIDHOT Aug 27 2010 says:


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AwesomeMan12 Aug 29 2010 replied:

I am on SWAT-Portal and I can guarantee you it is NOT DEAD. DEVELOPMENT IS STILL IN PROGRESS.

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Mobius89 Jul 12 2010 says:

Please tell us that it's still being developed..

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OrangeNero Apr 30 2010 says:

please finish this one. starlancer was one of the best space combat shooters ever. hope it works on xp

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AwesomeMan12 Sep 19 2009 says:

Haven't been any updates in a long time.

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Mobius89 Mar 31 2009 says:

I'm really looking forward to this game using the FreeSpace Open engine. I'm a great fan of FreeSpace but I've also enjoyed StarLancer's style.

I really like the modified mainhall that gives a very good impression of ETAK...ehm...ITAC. ;-)

One question - are you considering code changes to make the AI smarter when dealing with high speeds? As far as I know anything faster than 300 meters per second might give problems.

I know that Fabian worked on that part of the code, but I don't remember any updates. I guess you're informed about the matter.

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Apr 2 2009 replied:

but thats going to be a matter of balance that we actually try to improve in the final phases of coding
in the end we have to deal with this issue since Starlancer ships have a speed up to 700

right now the most important part is to finish the ship models and the neccessary effects on them such as cloaking and the correct use of equipment

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Mobius89 Apr 2 2009 replied:

Are you going to use Scripts? They're extremely useful.

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Apr 5 2009 replied:


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GhostofDraco Mar 28 2009 says:

The freelancer/starlancer universe is an interesting one, and sadly its a universe that no longer has the support of its developers. Im glad that there is an active modding community.

This project seems to be a little late to the game, although perhaps there is some serious work going on. I havent heard any news of it.
As i understand it, the original war broke out due to nations fighting over control of the Sol system, and traditional allies and enemies teamed up in the space age. After the coalition finally takes the upper hand and finishes the alliance, the alliance decides to execute its last hope for mankind and launch the sleeper ships. After they are gone, the nomads arrive and shoot out the sun with some super weapon, leaving only one survivor, on mars. This survivor warns the sleepers and the last remaining humans, but over the 800 years between that time and the events of freelancer, humanity had forgotten, and the nomads once again come to prey on them.

Im not sure where i read this info, but i thought the this was common knowledge.
If this game chooses to add to the story, I suppose it wouldnt be canonical in any way and just fan fiction?
Either way, if this project is still afloat, i look forward to it.

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AwesomeMan12 Jan 27 2010 replied:

Nomads destroying the Sol System is not official canon since it was cut. But I guess the developers wanted to give you a reason to not try to come back.

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Mar 28 2009 replied:

more new will appear once we finished the work on other projects

but nomads wont be part of this game as it is just about the Sol War until the sleeperships headed to sirius

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