Discovery 4.87 is the third version of the mod that was developed from the start by the Discovery Development Team, a dedicated group of 3D and 2D artists, coders, designers, writers, and testers. Storyline is just a portion of the progress taking place in Discovery 4.86 and we are dedicated to improving the mod in every way possible.

This version of the mod has been designed primarily to deliver much needed progress to the storyline. Many systems have been changed, some removed and some merged. It was the development team's intent to build on the lore of as many factions in the game as it was possible.

But the storyline is not everything. The dev team has done all in its power to improve the gameplay flow in many systems, and the storyline was driven in such a way as to provide as many opportunities for roleplay as possible, while also not breaking established lore. To further deliver better gameplay, many balance changes have been made (specifically to fighters) in order to improve the flow of PvP fights, so that they can in the end become more interesting and intense than they are right now.

And of course it wouldn't be a Discovery release if we didn't have many new or improved ship models ready for you to discover and enjoy yourself in. Many talented modellers have submitted exceptional work which further enhances the quality of the mod, and will allow for a far more immersive experience.

The economy has been revamped once again, with not only many new commodities being added, but the economy specifically designed to support the needs of base builders. Realistic chains of material harvesting, refining, manufacturing and retailing now exist. There are more than enough trade (or smuggling) opportunities for any hauler out there.

To give a fuller sense of immersion into the dangerous Sirius sector, NPCs throughout the entirety of the mod have been updated to feature better weaponry, but also fewer numbers. No longer will NPCs appear to die in droves, instead small patrols of NPCs will be something to be aware of. Capital worlds will also be properly protected by specially outfitted defenders, to enforce safety in the core worlds.

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If you prefer online play, you are welcome to join the official Discovery Freelancer RP 24/7 server and a number of other servers running Discovery. Server operators are welcome to run Discovery 4.86 without any restrictions.

Please visit Discovery forums at Discoverygc.com and Discovery Wiki for more details. Also, refer to mod's Readme.txt for installation instructions, troubleshooting hints, information on mod options, credits, and thanks.

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5 comments by cannonnz on Dec 6th, 2012

As you may have noticed, the Discovery Freelancer ModDB page has renovated and updated. We released Discovery Freelancer 4.86: Exiles over a year ago but somehow failed to make an announcement here. Checkout the downloads section to download the latest version of the mod.
The Discovery Development Team hopes to showcase a number of the things that currently make our mod the shining success it is, as well as a few of the features that we're going to be bringing you in the very near future. Given recent progress, we're hoping have a functional beta of the next mod release for you all to test before long.

This is just the beginning and a sign of things to come! With any luck, we'll have the cobwebs brushed off and this place running at full speed within a few days.

Stay tuned and you can expect to see user generated videos and pictures from our official server, Discovery Freelancer RP 24/7, as well as member interviews and in-universe fiction to help highlight what's going on in the Discovery universe. We also highly recommend people take a look at our main forums (www.discoverygc.com) to meet our very greatest asset - the people who make up the Disco community.

-- news by jammi

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Discovery Freelancer 4.88: Conquest

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The year is 822 A.S., 21 years after Trent saved humanity and Sirius continues tearing itself apart with various wars. While the conflict between Liberty...

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Discovery Freelancer 4.85: Reunion - Update 3

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Dec 9, 2009 Patch 27 comments

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Oct 31, 2009 Patch 1 comment

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Jun 9, 2009 Full Version 145 comments

Year is 817 After Settlement (A.S.), 16 years after the single-player campaign of Freelancer, and one year after Discovery 4.84 took place. A Sirius-wide...

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AoXo Apr 3 2015, 8:17pm says:

I know this probably isn't the best place to ask but I can no longer get 4.88.1 to work. It was working fine 2-3 months ago, and then the server list stopped showing. So I did a full reinstall of Freelancer and the mod and now if I try to refresh the server list or go back to the main menu the game freezes. If I manually install the Global Workaround I can get the server list to show but if I try to connect, refresh, or leave the server list window the game crashes. I reinstalled 4.87 and lo and behold it works fine, except that there are no 4.87 servers.

I've reinstalled Freelancer and the mod several times now with no luck.

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pucko1994 Apr 2 2015, 4:08am says:

Ehh its broken, i couldnt start first mission.... waypoints were messed up, then i couldnt abort mission, after clicking abort mission and confirming nothing happend.

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GAMERU_666 Mar 22 2015, 9:08am says:

The difficulty is kinda messed up,you jump to level 30 in a couple of missions and when you take a mission even with the lowest lvl and money there is a big chance that you might face a couple of guys that blast you in an instant.That makes it kinda hard to raise money to buy a ship,if its this hard even in NY system then what about the other systems.This needs to be balanced,and i'm talking about the singleplayer.

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bigbadbogie Feb 25 2015, 5:24am says:


Why is 4.88 also called 'Conquest' like 4.87?

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MISTERdazzling Mar 11 2015, 4:21pm replied:

Why does it not say that in the description at least :L

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Guest Feb 24 2015, 1:45pm says:

Do not play, Admins Nazis will delete you if you find a way to be better then them. They will call you a cheater and censor any thing you say in your defense. The admins on this mod act like a bunch of Nazis and the missions are still broken.

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callitri Jan 5 2015, 2:30pm says:

hi there

been a long time freelancer player , stayed away from mods because most i found were highly unstable
this mod looks real nice and i like the idea that it tries to keep the original lore
have a few questions if anyone can answer them would be gratefull
1, can the singleplayer campaign be played with the mod in place?
2 all the versions of the mod are standalone and u need only the latest or u need all version one after the other?

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Sanctions Feb 10 2015, 8:59pm replied:

1) Sadly, there's no SP campaign in Discovery. It would be nearly impossible to re-write the campaign using all the added content.
It is fully MP-oriented mod.
2) Yes, they are standalone. Here you can get some further instructions: Discoverygc.com

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Highest Rated (13 agree) 10/10

Great Mod!!!

Nov 23 2010, 7:13pm by wazzaa12

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Do to complicates with the next version, I highly advise anyone to read my review and get this message. Discovery 4.86 is a pathetic attempt to increase the role play values while providing little content as possible. Considering how many years it took to develop it, the whole thing is a fluke. Jump Drives, Player Controlled Bases, Cloaking, even Hud color changes? None of those features really exist. Jump Drives, and Cloaking are ADMIN ONLY. It's all bound to the FLHook Plugin system developed…

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