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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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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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promaty Dec 7 2014, 5:03pm says:

Hi, I'm not if this is a bug or not, but in my case campaign level requirements are ridiculously high. I'm currently stuck in Chugoku system and I need to somehow earn 1.200.000 credits (Misssions are ~55.000 at most). Up to this point a good way to earn money was to sell escape pods to prisons, but now all of them are in hostile territories (only blood dragons are my friends).

Am I supposed to complete 20 missions in order to proceed in the campaign? Am I missing something?


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Martind_Forlon Dec 7 2014, 6:17pm replied:

Prison in Manchester should be normally accessible at this campaign part :)

.. and I also think, that you can dock also on "hostile" base (if remember right, I sold prisoners in Shikoku)

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promaty Dec 8 2014, 3:03am replied:

Yeah, but I mean this is not fun at all and sort of ruins the story... I'm not supposed to backtrack because all of the races are at war. And it's very boring to jump through 10 systems just to sell some prisoners. I don't understand how this was a good idea for a campaign.

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Martind_Forlon Dec 8 2014, 5:37am replied:

If you want keep "in story" then Bretonia is neutral at that moment and you can sell pods there. It is infact not so much travel compared with some later parts, so you may look around while go to Manchester (through Taus and Leeds you are in Machester fast) or kill some unlucky NPCs along your way. (its not meant finish SP campaign in one hour or so :) )

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promaty Dec 8 2014, 5:40am replied:

I see, well thanks for confirming that this is how it is supposed to be :) I personally preferred the vanilla progression after completing 3-4 side missions in the local base.

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Dec 8 2014, 6:20am replied:

Actually we tested the mission on a normal playthrough and had no problems with the requirements.
There are so many new ways to make money in this mod that it used to fit perfectly.

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promaty Dec 8 2014, 6:38am replied:

So is there a fun way to quickly earn 1kk (i.e. shooting stuff), or is it necessary to make long trips?

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Martind_Forlon Dec 8 2014, 7:03am replied:

Just saying: Kyushu-Manchester is short trip :). Problem with "fun way" is that everyone have different pov about what it is a fun. CF now offers more ways how to get moneys -> aka fast mining, trading, doing missions, simple kill npcs for sell pods. You may also easily smuggle for profit and this also in SP with nice income. All depends about your taste, used ship, combat skills and environment knowledge.

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promaty Dec 8 2014, 7:50am replied:

Well my personal taste is combat, but it seems that in Crossfire doing local missions is pretty worthless. So I'm forced to get money using other means which are not "fun" for my personal taste :) I think it would make sense to have mission rewards slightly higher, just saying...

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Dec 8 2014, 10:35am replied:

there are missions which reward up to 2mio $

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promaty Dec 8 2014, 10:43am replied:

Hm, this is probably later in the game... So on average how many missions do you have to complete in order to proceed? In my specific case it is ~20, which seems a bit too much and repetitive.

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Martind_Forlon Dec 8 2014, 11:19am replied:

You have choice: do 20 missions, OR do few and leave to Bretonia with escape pods. Decision is only in your hands :). There is equal requirement (money) for continue in campaign corresponding with globally set progress strategy from mission 1 to 13. Mission rewards are corresponding with place and player lvl at this SP campaign time = all is logically set. You have choices what to do, is it rly so hard adapt? :)

p.s. next to this have Manchester some nice ships for buy available

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promaty Dec 8 2014, 11:32am replied:

It is not hard, I just think it is less enjoyable... :) Basically I'm stuck with two options:
1. Keep repeating same side missions 20 times = boring
2. Keep visiting same old prison systems / trade routes = even more boring

I just wish that the campaign was focused more towards going forward like in the original Freelancer, rather than being stuck in the same system or tracing back your steps to make credits.

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Martind_Forlon Dec 8 2014, 11:47am replied:

With all this new graphic and details floating around I never get bored and played campaign many times during testing. There was all time something new to find or simply enjoy space views. But obviously not everyone have similar tastes.

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promaty Dec 8 2014, 2:40pm replied:

Yeah, that's true. I'm personally a bit disappointed with the slow progression and really lost interest in proceeding after I saw that 1kk+ level requirement.. However this is certainly a huge mod and I'm sure that there are a lot of people who will enjoy it.. In the meantime I'll just wait for Star Citizen :)

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C.Suraj Dec 9 2014, 8:46pm replied:

Personally i volontary chosed to pause the progression of the campain in order to visit also other sistems , in search of other ships to try and new weapons , but that is also just matter of taste...anyway you have also another choice , get the loot from wrecks in sigma 13 in just one jump hole , with those weapoms class 10 you make at least half of the gain you need , i think even more there are at least 10 class 10 weapons , and other in nearby sistems too.
Good luck to You.

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Dec 9 2014, 10:56am replied:

well, if waiting is a better alternative than playing a game for you... then... well... your choice

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StarLion Dec 7 2014, 6:44am says:

Many thanks for the deletion of my text....! :-(
If one expects a good voting, one should put away a negative opinion... So please: when does the download come?

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SWAT_OP-R8R Creator
SWAT_OP-R8R Dec 7 2014, 11:52am replied:

The only one who can delete stuff here is me... and I didn't.
Your last comment was at the news section... where it still is.

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Huor Dec 7 2014, 8:28am replied:

Do you actually read the text? Above is written:

"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"

With a link - so where is the problem??

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Offside Dec 1 2014, 6:17am says:

Hope that this will be released just in time for us to consider voting this as Mod of the Year.

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nucnuc Dec 1 2014, 11:44pm replied:

What about having a look in the "news" section ? ;-)

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Offside Dec 3 2014, 7:41am replied:

I am a prophet. ^_^

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Martind_Forlon Dec 2 2014, 4:24am replied:

Actually whole mod section here got an update :)

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SWAT_OP-R8R Dec 5 2014, 4:29am replied:

thx for the vote

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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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