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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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26 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 Mod 1.7 Client Version

Crossfire Mod 1.7 Client Version

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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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kenth_smith Jan 23 2009, 6:10am says:


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assault911 Jan 28 2009, 7:42am replied:

no Trojan
just a similar code or avast

if your paranoid (including me lol)
put the files in the virus chest then update CF
it should work now and without a phony warning
but its unnecessary

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lordlogan Jan 23 2009, 3:23pm replied:

Great mod but i gota ask can u fly big ships the battle cruisers,capital ships and can they dock with planets. please answer

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Jan 23 2009, 4:46pm replied:

yes thats possible

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lordlogan Jan 23 2009, 7:18pm replied:

Please 1 last question can you buy a capital ship in the new york system and if no then wich system can i buy 1 please so i can check if the mods working coz i carnt buy 1 in the new york system an usually theres 1 for sale there in other mods ive played thx for yr time

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Jan 24 2009, 7:21am replied:

it wouldnt be logical to put such big ships so close to the game start

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Jan 23 2009, 2:39pm replied:

no need for CAPS - we are not blind

its definitly a false alert due to our build in anticheat functions which have a crypt signature

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Huor Jan 23 2009, 6:54am replied:

I quote myself here :) "Yes indeed there is always carefulness asked for any download that is made. I can assure you that the anti virus will alert you due to a found virus "TR/Crypt.FKM.Gen". Its a false call! The files that are affected wont cause any effect."

You can becalmed install this mod without any fears to get some Trojans on your PC. At least not based on the mod package. Hence i recommend to be careful with downloading stuff from the inet. Thatswhy your question was correct to ask - and i hope this answer will help you

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LeftRight92 Jan 22 2009, 6:55pm says:

Highly disadvise...not only does it NOT WORK, but the manager that is designed to make things easier packs in halfway through installing a mod. If you don't know your freelancer directory off by heart than you've got a lot of file picking to do. Another bonus is now my normal Freelancer doesn't work to! Stuff both this mod and its manager in the recycle bin and find a mod that works -10/10

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Jan 23 2009, 5:47am replied:

the latest Crossfire version had more than 160.000 downloads in the past 2 years (counted on all FL community sites where it is hosted) and never this mod damaged anything.

So wouldnt it be more logicial that YOU did something wrong that has caused the damages if those 160.000 other players didnt have any problems using this mod?

Think about it.
Oh and thank you for giving us a 0 rating for an error that has not even been caused by our mod and our modding team.

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Huor Jan 22 2009, 7:21pm replied:

Ahm, um what to say. We don't have anything to do with the creator of the FLMM if you mean this with manager - so you cannot blame us. Finally its up to the user to control the programs and the recognize whats going on.

You don't know the path of your Freelancer installation? Hm didn't you had installed it previously? And i am sure the FLMM takes the path of your freelancer installation out of your registry. And btw. the path for your freelancer installation can be changed in FLMM ;)

And your statements about that this mod is not working are pure wrong. Its not working for you, cause you made some mistakes by activating or installing this mod. --> You can find information about what steps should be followed here --> Swat-portal.com

Another hint: Don't copy the stuff manually - that is not necessary and probably will cause other failures - doing it the right way the FLMM does all the work for you. And another hint for you: I recommend to make a backup of the existing and clean freelancer installation (just by copy & paste [simplest way]). After this make sure your freelancer installation is full accessible (remove the read-only flag from every file). Finally the Crossfire mod should be easily activated by the FLMM. I did this now several times - without any problems. Its easy! << just follow some simple steps - thats all.
I hope you can give a next try - witht following the hints from link above. If its not working - then you can post any errors on our forum. We appreciate any feedback to improve the handling for everyone.

Thanks for ya understanding...

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LeftRight92 Jan 24 2009, 11:54am replied:

I have got FLMM set up correctly, however, it insists on crashing halfway through any install of mod. This leaves my FL directory messed up..if you could give me some manual installation instructions this would guarantee the correct working of, what I am sure is, a very good mod

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assault911 Jan 22 2009, 3:36am says:

1GB download? well.... its gonna be a long two weeks, 56kbs LOL. should be able to download ;)

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Jan 21 2009, 4:15am says:

We have decided to update the mod and images here at moddb on a daily base until the mod gets released. If you want to stay up to date check in regulary.

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Highest Rated (25 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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