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"It was the 23rd Century: mankind’s darkest hour."

That is what we have thought for centuries but we were wrong. A new threat waiting for aeons has moved out of the dark. We have seen them, we have fought them, we have gained an important victory but we were not aware that they were not the only ones hiding between the stars. Now we have stumbled into a galactic war that had been raging ten thousands of years.
Mankind on the loosing side, in the middle of Crossfire.

The Crossfire Mod is by far the biggest and most complex Freelancer modification available. For many years this mod is known for highest quality and innovative ideas which we have introduced to the Freelancer modding scene.
With Crossfire we have build and extended an universe based on the original Freelancer game and its story. Realism and a logical development of the quest based storyline and the game environment such as the systems and the technological development is most important on this mod. Crossfire is not a static mod like most others, it is a dynamic developing environment with dynamic economy, dynamic universe, destructable solars and download content (DLC) which introduces new quests, new ships, new systems and new equipment.

Most important in this mod is the atmosphere.
High quality graphics, high quality music tracks, more than 150 very detailed systems, new voice samples, stunning effects, many challenging quests, ten thousands of small side stories and rumours, fantastic gameplay and hundreds of cool ships. That is the Crossfire mod.


  • highly improved graphics
  • hundreds of stunning effects
  • atmospherical music tracks
  • highly improved AI
  • dynamic lights
  • destructable universe
  • dynamic economy and dynamic universe
  • thousands of side stories and rumours
  • quest based storyline
  • 147 high detailed systems
  • more than 290 new ships
  • more than 50 custom stations
  • more than 160 new stations/planets
  • countless new equipment and commodities
  • 13 new factions including 8 new races
  • three new sectors
  • new shaders
  • planetary worlds
  • higher render details
  • DLC (Downloadable Content)
  • perfect gameplay



Crossfire 1.9

Crossfire continues the epic adventures of Edison Trent. Get ready for a brand new experience in a breathtaking and extraordinary environment. This mod is the unofficial sequel to Freelancer with the most stunning graphics and worlds you have ever seen. Jump into an atomspheric universe full of surprises, challenges incredible adventures. Experience the awesome gameplay, highest quality and unique features of Crossfire.
With several hundred thousand downloads, four Mod Award Nominations and it's very large fan community Crossfire has developed to one of the most favorite Singleplayer and Multiplayer mods for Freelancer.


Freelancer 2.0 - Crossfire

Soon Crossfire will reach its 10th chapter and over the years this project truly developed into a full sequel of the game. Stay tuned for more news about Freelancer Crossfire. Give us your feedback and tell us what you expect from the new story addon at www.swat-portal.com


We are currently working with highest pressure to finish and release this mod soon.

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42 comments by SWAT_OP-R8R on Dec 1st, 2013

Freelancer 2:

The last stand

Crossfire 2.0 - Progress update

After almost two years of development the new Crossfire mod is almost finished.
With Crossfire 2.0 we have created a mod that can only be described as "perfect". Alot of community feedback was taken into consideration to create an environment that the players will love.

The amount of work we have invested to build the new version was just massive. We still have a bit work to do on the storyline but are convinced to finish everything in December 2013.
That means the release is near.

I'd like to use this opportunity to thank the entire team and everyone who supported us.
Without the support of our dedicated helpers we wouldn't have come that far.

Thank you!

Progress and Release

Now that we are getting close to a release we thought we should release a bit more information about what we have done in the past two years and keep you up to date with the development progress.
On the left side of the Crossfire Mod profile here at ModDB we have added a small Crossfire 2.0 preview. We will give you a small overview about the most important highlights of the mod and show you in detail what we have changes and whats left to be done prior the release.
The progress bars and the change log will be updated regulary so you can keep track of the development.

Once the time has come we will also add a release countdown there.

Your vote counts

Yes that's true, every vote counts. Please vote for us and support our hard work at the annual Mod Awards 2013.
Click on the green "vote for this Mod" button and support us and our future projects this way.

Thank you in advance.

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Jul 6, 2007 Full Version 90 comments

This is the download of the Crossfire mod version 1.7 For years this release of Crossfire has been one of the most successful Freelancer mods.

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Blueeagle1213 Oct 29 2009, 6:16am says:

CAN SOMEONE please!! TELL ME HOW TO FIND QUESTS I JUST FINISHED the original freeelancer story and now im stuck how do i get quests? buy accpeting a job? what?!!!!

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Spiky- Oct 29 2009, 1:17pm replied:

x-3043 -> Nephele

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Blueeagle1213 Oct 29 2009, 5:18pm replied:

nephele? what do you mean?
I mean where do i find quests and how do they work do i take them on as jobs or what?

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Spiky- Oct 30 2009, 6:46am replied:

the system Nephele, go there and you will find more info at the sleeper ship

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Spiky- Oct 24 2009, 11:58am says:

when its done... Hoe Hoe Hoe

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[UR]GrandAndreasK Oct 24 2009, 7:33am says:

will crossfire 1.8 be released before november or in november or do we get it for Christmas?

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Blueeagle1213 Oct 20 2009, 5:22am says:

can someone teell me were the first cf quest is please and when

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muhrip Oct 19 2009, 2:06pm says:

I Just Downloaded the client version and the Patch an when I run "flmm" when loading says:
'Crossfire Mod 1.70 Client Edition' successfully loaded
Warning: mods should not contain files that end in .flmmbak (to fix, remove all the *.flmmbak files from this mod's directory)
Reading mod script...
Parsing mod script...
Found mod: \Freelancer Mod Manager\mods\Crossfire1.70
So I removed the.flmmbak part of the file.
Now it is saying:
Error: problem activating 'Crossfire Mod 1.70 Client Edition'
Error: SHCopyFile failed ('\Freelancer\EXE\spcontent.dll.flmmbak' to '\Freelancer\DLLS\BIN\content.dll')

What should I do next??

Both were installed today.

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SWAT_OP-R8R Oct 19 2009, 3:36pm replied:

1. dont touch any files to rename them
2. deactivate the mod
3. delete the FL directory from your hdd (because now its corrupted)
4. install FL again
5. now use FLMM 1.31 to activate the mod on the clean FL installation

and everything will work

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SWAT_OP-R8R Oct 19 2009, 9:14am replied:

the cf story is based on quests which start when you found the first hint to it which requires some exploring
the story has nothing to do with the storyline mode of FL (at least not yet... this will be a future addition we are working on)

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Highest Rated (24 agree) 10/10

Crossfire is the best looking Freelancer mod. Hard to believe that this game was released seven years ago.

Nov 17 2010, 12:46pm by Naddy

Lowest Rated (4 agree) 5/10

I love the tune up to the area and especially to Trent himself. But i find that with the increase in difficulty, space battles in SP take a very long time. This i can deal with as it makes the battles themselves more interesting and unpredictable. However i find myself getting annoyed during the first mission that character Beta 4 is destroyed before i've managed to kill 1 enemy. This happens over and over most tries lasting under a minute resulting in me quitting the game. If players are forced…

Jun 15 2012, 10:50am by willytilly

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