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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



Freelancer 2.0 - Crossfire

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.

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14 comments by SWAT_OP-R8R on Dec 1st, 2014

Freelancer 2:

The last stand

Crossfire 2.0 - Release

In 2014 we had to deal with lots of critics regarding the overdue Mod release. Infact the development of the Mod took much longer than expected in first place. There were many reasons for the delay, such as technical problems (as we were really working at the limits of whats possible with the game engine), the sheer size of the Mod, community feedback and wishes which convinced us to add even more content than originally intended. The amount of time and work we have invested to build the new version has been massive.

I wish I could say that all the work is done, already.
A few weeks ago we have silently released a public Beta version of the Crossfire 2.0 Mod and since that we have been pretty quiet about it here at ModDb.
We knew that the singleplayer part of the Mod was working flawlessly, but our server software (which has been completely rewritten for CF 2.0) required a step by step testing and debugging period. We decided to go through that procedure with the core Crossfire Online Community. It was the best possible test environment for us to locate and fix the most urgent problems aswell as getting qualified feedback from long term Crossfire players. Every day the Mod and server software are getting better and more reliable.

Since we clearly didn't want enter the Mod Awards 2014 with empty hands you are free to download the latest Beta version of Crossfire 2.0 at www.swat-portal.com
You will very soon notice how much work went into this massive Mod which truly can be called the "Freelancer sequel".
But please keep in mind that this is just a Beta version of the Mod and that we are still working on the Multiplayer part of it. Many server features are currently not even active, but we will change that bit by bit in the next few weeks.

Download, Support and Feedback

As long we are still Beta testing the Mod we will not provide a Download for Crossfire 2.0 here at ModDb. You will only be able to download it from www.swat-portal.com since we are from time to time updating this download. When all tests are done we will of course release a final version of the Mod here aswell. Until then the only valid download link will be at the SWAT Portal website.

If you need help or if you want to report a problem then use our Bug Tracker. We will take care of the issue as soon as possible.
We will not give any support here at Moddb (we don't have the time to do that on multiple websites -> so use the official Bug Tracker)

You can leave your feedback on the official Crossfire Forums or post your suggestions here


Crossfire 2.0 contains 43 exciting main story missions which extend the original game and will lead the player to an epic showdown. New exciting battles, cutscenes and discoveries await you. Are you read for it? Can you unlock the 44th mission (bonus mission)?

Crossfire 2.0 does not only show you the end of the official storyline, it also allows the community to develop and add new side stories. New bonus missions and side stories will be added to Crossfire in the next months and years. Be part of it... be part of the development... be part of our community.

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Please vote for Crossfire 2.0 and support our hard work at the annual Mod Awards 2014.
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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Crossfire 1.9 Client Version

Crossfire 1.9 Client Version

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Crossfire 1.82 Client Version

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Sep 19, 2010 Full Version 113 comments

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Crossfire Mod 1.7a patch

Crossfire Mod 1.7a patch

Dec 10, 2007 Patch 69 comments

This Patch for Crossfire 1.7 does fix a codepage issue with different OS version. The Crossfire 1.7a Patch is an optional update for players which have...

Crossfire Mod 1.7 Client Version

Crossfire Mod 1.7 Client Version

Jul 6, 2007 Full Version 91 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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Hamilton344 Jan 4 2010, 3:12pm says:

OMg... There were a Freelancer 2 Project??? FOR X-BOX????... 2 bad... i have only an Wii T-T

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Atirol Jan 4 2010, 3:01pm says:

best mod for freelanceer that I have seen

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one_the_sigma Jan 4 2010, 10:28am says:

This mod is very good! Especially because I can't play multiplayer because of my country's lack of internet speed..

But for single player, I think this mod is the best!

Many thanks for Mr. SWAT_OP R8R, his team, and everyone for this one-of-a-kind creation and to keep Freelancer still kickin' till this very date!

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VishnuCF Jan 4 2010, 9:46am says:

It would be god like if the dom'kavash ships' parts moved as if it was a living organism! Im sure crossfire 1.8 would be better than the freelancer 2 project that was cancelled for the Xbox

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inferno-fl Jan 4 2010, 8:24am says:

cant await ^_^

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VishnuCF Jan 4 2010, 12:50am says:

until i saw crossfire, i thought discovery was the best mod!

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droideka95 Jan 3 2010, 4:01pm says:


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SlackerLX Jan 3 2010, 7:06am says:

And here is 3rd of January today already.
Where is the promised release?? :)


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[UR]GrandAndreasK Jan 3 2010, 7:23am replied:

Yeah OP we are asking kindly for a news update i have been refreshing this page evry 10 min the last 2 days ;)

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Freelock Jan 3 2010, 9:59am replied:

I've been refreshing every hour for the last two days ;)

Problem with the launcher is probably more complicated than expected that it takes a while before the mod can be uploaded.
At least that's what I think the reason is.

Still got a couple of hours left before its bed time.
Got to wake up really early tomorrow morning.
Keeping my fingers crossed that I still get to try it in time anyway and otherwise I'll have to check back in 3 weeks after my internship.

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Jan 3 2010, 10:32am replied:

1. I have no influence on when the new launcher is ready to work as i am not developing it
2. even if it would be ready now it would take me at least half a day to upload it to the SWAT Portal (which is the primary download source for the mod), then it would probably take another day until it is installed on the server (including the creation of a stable server version), when that is done and everything does work correctly i would upload it to moddb which would take again half a day or even more (depending on the moddb servers), after that it takes up to 1-2 days until a download gets reviewed by the moddb staff and once that is done the users can download it here
3. there will be no early release without that launcher
4. the only thing i promised is that I would finish the mod... and thats what i have done

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Freelock Jan 3 2010, 10:40am replied:

Ok, thx for keeping us in the loop and giving us the details.
You might want to change the release date so it doesn't confuse people.
Just some positive advice, nothing negative meant by it.

Better that I check back in 3 weeks then and stop refreshing ;)
When I find the time anyhow I'll do so inbetween cause I'm really looking forward to see your work in action.

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Jan 3 2010, 1:17pm replied:

and to what should i move the release date? tomorrow? and then should i change it again

when the mod is finished then it will get announced

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Freelock Jan 3 2010, 2:06pm replied:

Nah, I was thinking along the lines of TBD since it isn't out yet anyway and this gives you the freedom of releasing it when everything is actually ready ;)

Like I said was just a suggestion that's all.

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Jan 3 2010, 3:54pm replied:

and tomorrow ill edit it again coz it appears that the new launcher is finished now (will test and start to upload everything tomorrow)

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Freelock Jan 3 2010, 4:01pm replied:

Yep, thx ;)

Oh, that's good news :)
Good luck with the launch and I'll check it out as soon as I can.

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Highest Rated (26 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 (7 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…

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