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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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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.

Your vote counts

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 2 Progress & Release

Crossfire 2 Progress & Release

2 years ago News 46 comments

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...

Crossfire Feature Update

Crossfire Feature Update

3 years ago News 8 comments

We'd like to use the opportunity to give a small update on the Crossfire 2.0 development. With this version the 10th chapter of the Crossfire storyline...

Crossfire 2.0 -

Crossfire 2.0 -

3 years ago News 20 comments

With the new year we also have started to work on a new version of the Crossfire mod. Out task: to develop a much more lively and interesting environment...

Crossfire - Update 2011 & Preview 2012

Crossfire - Update 2011 & Preview 2012

4 years ago News 4 comments

While the release of Crossfire 1.9 dates back just a few months the new mod version had a major impact on the Freelancer community and its players. For...

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Freelancer 2.0: Crossfire

Freelancer 2.0: Crossfire

1 month ago Full Version 23 comments

The 10th and final chapter of the famous Crossfire Mod. Stunning graphics, a large universe and 45 new singleplayer missions are waiting to be explored.

Crossfire 1.9 Client Version

Crossfire 1.9 Client Version

4 years ago Full Version 190 comments

The nomad conflict was just the beginning. Years passed by, alliances formed and the enemy returned. The war has just begun. Get prepared for the Dark...

Crossfire 1.82 Client Version

Crossfire 1.82 Client Version

5 years ago Full Version 111 comments

Crossfire is the largest and most complex Freelancer mod on the net. While it sticks with the original Freelancer gameplay and style it extends the game...

Crossfire Mod 1.7a patch

Crossfire Mod 1.7a patch

8 years ago Patch 70 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

8 years ago 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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llJetzll Oct 3 2015 says:

hello i have a problem. My windows 8.1 64bit cannot work with the original freelancer. Do you know how to fix it? Btw is this standalone?

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llJetzll Oct 4 2015 replied:

ah... thanks martin i try disable antivirus and put it in folder.thats now works!!!

is it needed latest patch and will crossfire make full resolution for the computer (sorry my bad english)

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Martind_Forlon Oct 4 2015 replied:

Missing files are usually problem with antivirus program.

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Martind_Forlon Oct 4 2015 replied:

There can be maybe 1 thing: try disable 3d sound effect in main menu.

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Oct 3 2015 replied:

Im pretty sure that it works on windows 8.1
We tested it many times.

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mercifulwolf Oct 14 2015 replied:

Any idea what might make it not work on 8.1? Because I've tried running as administrator, using compatibility settings for Vista and XP, installing to a different folder, making sure it's not blocked by any firewall or antivirus programs, etc. But whenever I double-click Freelancer to launch it...it simply doesn't launch. Nothing happens. No error message. Actually installing the game seems to work fine, though. I'm downloading Crossfire in the wild hope that somehow it might launch with the mod, but I'm not optimistic. It's a real bummer too, because I bought Starpoint Gemini 2 as a modern replacement for Freelancer only to find that it doesn't have very good dogfighting (being designed more for capital ship fights).

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mercifulwolf Oct 14 2015 replied:

Great news -- Crossfire 2.0 launches the game just fine! At last I can play Freelancer! Well, I can't make use of my end-of-campaign vanilla save, sadly, but I don't mind starting a new game with Crossfire. Feels so good to dogfight again.

(still don't know why vanilla game won't start)

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Oct 3 2015 replied:

This is not standalone. It requires the original game which actually works perfectly with windows 8.1

Windows 10 might be a different story due to the missing savedisk drivers but in combination with the mod it starts to work again.

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Decad0 Sep 23 2015 says:

I have a problem with the game crashing during the first mission. Everything looks good at first. I see trents snazzy new outfit, cool looking lasers, etc. Follow the freighters with King to the jump gate, we jump get attacked, go to run away from the second wave of baddies and the game crashes. Has anyone else had this happen? Or is there another forum to look up similar crashes and fixes? This is my first time modding freelancer so I wasn't sure of the exact protocol for fixing stuff like this on an older game. Thanks in advance!

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Sep 24 2015 replied:

That would be the first time that this ever happened.

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boj4n Sep 21 2015 says:

Can i update ver 1.9 to 2.0? Fresh install would be a problem for me since my copy of Freelancer is mia and corrupting a game is not an option.

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Sep 22 2015 replied:

No, a fresh installation is required.

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harabicho Sep 8 2015 says:

I instaled the 1.9 version and when i lunch the SP game right before the menu the game crashes. No problems with MP. Any advise ?

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harabicho Sep 8 2015 replied:

Correction i have trouble lunching MP and SP and it started after the updates on the luncher

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Sep 8 2015 replied:

version 1.9 is not supported any longer

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Highest Rated (28 agree) 10/10

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

Nov 17 2010 by Naddy

Lowest Rated (8 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 by willytilly

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