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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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28 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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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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goodone Jan 13 2008, 4:14pm says:

If u have any problem with Crossfire, please visit www.swat-portal.com for info about solution.

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Heldelance Jan 8 2008, 6:08pm says:

Tried reinstalling CF and FL, fresh installs. Still the same problem, I'm getting CSF and ASF showing up, except they don't seem to be either one. I tried attacking a group of CSF in Kusari, turns out they're Police. Anyone having this happen to them?

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goodone Jan 12 2008, 9:27pm replied:

it is most possibly a instalation problem. u should download fresh copy of the mod and install everything again, as stated in instalation guide, found in tutorials section here.

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{LP}_Blur Jan 11 2008, 12:23am replied:

Hm, nope. Somethin' i'd try is a clean install of FL. Only way I ever fixed things.

I've played the game through a few times, and I've never had that happen.

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SWAT_OP-R8R Jan 8 2008, 4:48pm says:

the website is currently offline
but you can also use www.swat-portal.com in order to find the info you are looking for

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Guba Jan 8 2008, 4:51am says:

Where does the website have gone ?
The link is broken and it appears a message in german.
Where have you gone ?

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Mizibelle Jan 8 2008, 9:15am replied:

For those of you who are seeing the broken link to the SWAT Portal and the E12 error message when you try to launch Crossfire MP.. The update server is currently down, which prevents the launch of Multiplayer. Our Admins are working to correct this problem, and these errors should be fixed by tomorrow.

I understand that CF 1.8 is currently in testing, so hopefully the release date will be soon!

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Doomster Jan 7 2008, 11:50pm says:

ok scratch that... i re-installed freelancer and everything and it works, in singleplayer mode. When i launch Crossfire from the mod manager, the loading window says: "Crossfire Update not found ... only Singleplayer available[E12]"
The LAUNCH Crossfire Multiplayer button is gray (unavailable).

What's wrong?

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Doomster Jan 7 2008, 10:50pm says:

my problem is this: using fl mod manager 1.31 and crossfire 1.7, it says "problem activating crossfire" or something like that. Now i've been able to play it at first, and the same message came up when de-activating the mod also asking me if i want to restore backup files.... what's going on??

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Doomster Jan 7 2008, 10:48pm says:

is there any forum related to the mod? or do i have to post my problems playing the game on here?

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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) 1/10

Any Multi-player Freelancer Mod has to be about the community that plays within it, more than about the special effects or the ships and systems within the Mod. That said, the Crossfire community is one of the worst I have ever experienced. New players are expected to kiss the butts of the "veterans" and if you have decided to pay $20 per month to have your own clan system, you are allowed to be above the rules that govern the server. If you spot a rule infraction by one of these "elite" members…

Dec 6 2011, 12:24pm by bongart

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