Discovery mod is a full-scale expansion pack for Freelancer focused on continuing the story started in the vanilla campaign. The mod is used by some of the busiest multiplayer Freelancer servers and has multiplayer features including player owned (and built) bases, jumpdrives, cloaking devices and equipment manufacturing.

Report abuse Discovery Freelancer v4.85: Reunion
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Jun 9th, 2009
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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 war is on the brink of engulfing the sector. While Kusari pushes its onslaught against Bretonia deep into the Leeds system, Bretonia attempts to surround Kusari forces in Tau-31. Liberty attacks Rheinland in Bremen and Hudson, and Rheinland has to pull back to defend its own borders. As if this was not enough, in late 817 the Independent Miners Guild encountered a large number unknown ships in the Orkney system. The ships belonged to a rebel group formed within the long-lost House of Gallia, the existence of which remained unknown for centuries; creation of a path into Gallia adds a new, powerful, player to the scene. Rumors arise that the nation of France was betrayed during the Exodus, making historians and politicians of various Houses search deep into archives to find out what truly happened more than 1000 years ago in Sol.


Installation

- Download Discovery485.zip.flmod and save it anywhere on your PC.
- Install Freelancer Mod Manager (FLMM) v1.31 if you haven't already - you can download FLMM from this page, Useful Goodies section.
- Double-click Discovery485.zip.flmod and wait until it unpacks. If .flmod extension is not identified, choose FLMM manually to open the file.
- After unpacking is complete, select Discovery 4.85 in FLMM mod browser, press "Activate", and choose setup options you prefer (it's safe to leave default values). DO NOT enable ENBSeries mod unless you are sure that you have a powerful system that supports it.
- Launch Freelancer and enjoy playing in single or multi-player mode!

List of new features in Discovery 4.85:

New Content:
- 79 brand new player-flyable ships with custom models;
- About 30 previously added ships received new, custom-designed models;
- 11 new systems in 4.85: Languedoc, Dauphine, Burgundy, Champagne, Lorraine (Gallia); Pennsylvania, Kansas, Ellesmere (Liberty); Tau-39 (Border Worlds); Omicron-81 (Hispania); Unknown system (Nomad Worlds).
- About 30 existing systems received significant updates in 4.85, including Alaska, Alberta, Baffin, Bremen, Cassini, Coronado, Dundee, Frankfurt, Illinois, Londonderry, Minnesota, Munich, Okinawa, Omega-52, Omega-54, Omega-56, Omega-58, Omicron-80, Omicron-91, Omicron-94, Omicron-99, Omicron Iota, Ontario, Orkney, Tau-42, Tau-45, Vespucci;
- 11 new factions, most with their own NPCs and ship lines: Gallic Royal Navy, Gallic Royal Police, Council, Gallic Metal Service, EFL Oil & Machinery, IDF Shipping, Maquis, Unione Corse, Gallic Brigands, The Coalition, Colonial Remnant;
- Over 100 new weapons introduced, many of them having custom models and effects;
- 46 new commodities introduced, with multiple new trade routes;
- 53 new role-playing IDs introduced;
- Customized NPCs on many new bases, NPCs in Gallia have newly designed costumes;
- About 7,000 infocard texts added or rewritten for 4.85, including lengthy news texts and descriptions.
- Revised and detailed Readme.txt and other mod documentation, added the new Discovery system map.
- Included the Discovery automatic updater with an integrated list of Discovery multiplayer servers.

Storyline:
- Introduction of a new house: Gallia, with its own lawful and unlawful factions, and 5 densely populated systems with over 40 bases to explore.
- Fully formulated history of the new House which is embedded in the ongoing and dynamic discovery chronology/history, including rumors on new and old bases, faction adjustments, political adjustments and behaviour of interacting factions;
- Dynamical adjustments concerning the war between Kusari and Bretonia;
- Political adjustments concerning Rheinland and Liberty;
- Many detailed news items present on all bases to reflect storyline developments.

Revised Gameplay:
- Adjustments to NPC AI and repair abilities;
- Rebalanced NPC loadouts and difficulty;
- New NPC behaviour that allows friendly fire (CDs do not cause instant aggression from allied NPCs anymore);
- New wrecks and lore;
- New NPC mission difficulties to reflect a better adjusted difficulty level and to provide more challenges to even high ranks;
- Changed reputation relations between various factions to ensure smooth player reputation development.

Rebalancing:
- Unique and accurate hitboxes (collision & weapon fire hits) for almost all the ships, old and new;
- Fully revised fighter and bomber weapons along with new weapons for these classes;
- Fully revised capital ship rebalanced based on player specifications;
- Rebalanced weaponry for all ship classes;
- Revised special weapons on capital ships (ship to ship torpedoes, flak cannons);
- Rebalanced damage on explosives;
- Rebalanced vulnerability of all ships to achieve equal vulnerability across old and custom ships;
- Revised equipment (CMs, CDs, Mines, etc.) along with durability, efficiency and functions;
- Revamped capital ship patrols are now more appropriately balanced towards their supposed power.

Enhanced Trade System:
- Enhanced commodity system with many new items based on the House economy as well as role-play demands;
- Fully revised and rebalanced trade route system based on logical offer and demand as well as logical placements of commodities;
- Adjustments on profit, danger, flight time, political changes to reflect a complex economy;
- Graphically enhanced commodity icons for a better differentiation.

Graphical Enhancements:
- New weapon projectile and weapon impact effects;
- Large and detailed explosions for ships;
- New custom models for guns, turrets, and other equipment;
- Optional ENB mod that enables bloom (please read documentation and DO NOT enable it unless you are sure what you are doing).
*FLMM is unable to remove ENB mod during de-activation. You will have to remove d3d8.dll from the freelancer/EXE folder manually.

Testing, Bug Fixing, Performance:
- Fixed a number of bugs remaining from the last release;
- During 9 months of internal testing and 3 months of public testing, fixed multiple bugs related to new features;
- Thoroughly tested balance for both old and new ships and equipment;
- Ensured maximum clientside and serverside performance, fixed multiple graphic-related issues.

Before you start:

- Discovery updater is now integrated with Freelancer.exe file. Do not use DSUpdate.exe to launch the game, use Freelancer.exe instead. For online play, your firewall needs to be configured to allow Freelancer.exe to access serverside updater files.
- Using custom shortcuts, Global Server Workaround and other ways to connect to servers is no longer necessary. All Discovery server addresses are stored in dsupdate.cfg file found in Freelancer\EXE folder. You can easily add new servers to this file.
- FLMM is unable to remove ENB Bloom mod during de-activation if it was enabled. You will have to remove d3d8.dll from the Freelancer/EXE folder manually. By default, ENB option is disabled; please do not enable it if you are not sure what you are doing.
- It is not recommended to install any other mods or patches prior to and after Discovery activation. 1.1 official patch is included into the mod.
- If Discovery won't activate properly in FLMM, your Freelancer installation is most probably corrupt. Reinstall Freelancer, and FLMM, if necessary.
- Open SP is now always enabled, Campaign SP has been removed for compatibility reasons. Attempts to load campaign save files will result in errors.
- Setting up serverside mod options works only if you run the server. If you do not, these options will have no effect; please leave them default.
- Do not forget to transfer internal equipment (ID and scanner) each time when you buy a new ship.
- ID items present in Discovery act as tractor beams. Civilian IDs are available for purchase from every base (500 credits).
- If your large ship gets stuck while undocking from certain space stations, try moving backward and strafing, use thruster, or log off and on again.
- If you are automatically kicked from multiplayer servers, check your ship loadout for equipment that's no longe mountable on this ship.
- Make sure your cruise speed never exceeds 350 (Discovery limit). If it does, reinstall the mod.
- Refer to Readme.txt file if you need help and more information. Read server rules if you play on multiplayer servers. And, last but not least, enjoy the game!

Navigation map can be viewed here: Igiss.net

More information...

Please refer to this Readme, visit Discovery forums at Discoverygc.com, Discovery website at Discoveryfl.com and Discovery Wiki at Discoveryfl.com for more details.

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sp0ons
sp0ons Aug 14 2009, 4:26pm says:

ok, when i download the mod, it doesnt open. it says "Windows could now find the appropriate program to run this file" what do i do? i don't know much about these types of things. and also, when you download it, and install it, will it automatically change the game? or do you have to put this file somewhere.

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andrew.gilbert
andrew.gilbert May 11 2010, 11:54am replied:

dude u need flmm

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mrliberty90
mrliberty90 Aug 23 2009, 10:27am says:

I Dont Like This Mod THEY STILL FORGOT ABOUT BATTLESHIPS GETTING STUCK!!!!

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liquidsmoke1
liquidsmoke1 Jan 9 2010, 11:34am replied:

that is where mrliberty90 u use the ghost rings mod that comes with the flmod 1.3 or 1.4

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jman!
jman! Aug 30 2009, 9:21pm says:

can it work on the trial ver of freelancer ?

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Freelancevigilante
Freelancevigilante Sep 1 2009, 11:47am says:

i down loaded it but it is file that every time i try to open it it sessave this file or open it! i pick open then it go save or open again. so i press open and it makes an other copy of it. if it press save it does the same thing. ive compleeted freelancer and i am lvl 37. i dont konw what to do. i am ging to delet it and try to download it again. do you have any ideas on how to get it running. plz reply =)

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horrent66
horrent66 Sep 8 2009, 1:49am replied:

pie guy wrote
i down loaded it but it is file that every time i try to open it it sessave this file or open it! i pick open then it go save or open again. so i press open and it makes an other copy of it. if it press save it does the same thing. ive compleeted freelancer and i am lvl 37. i dont konw what to do. i am ging to delet it and try to download it again. do you have any ideas on how to get it running. plz reply =)

i wana know too any one help

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Freelancevigilante
Freelancevigilante Sep 12 2009, 7:43am replied:

URN THE PAGE

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warlord0035
warlord0035 Oct 31 2009, 12:44pm replied:

Level 38 is the highest level on version 1.00

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{+BLM+}F.M.Rommel
{+BLM+}F.M.Rommel Sep 4 2009, 6:25pm says:

it this mod SP or MP?

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Hidraga
Hidraga Sep 6 2009, 3:12pm says:

oh cool...

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RAZOR(1223-4833-2)
RAZOR(1223-4833-2) Sep 11 2009, 6:41am says:

i found this mod great but i think they could fix some errors if they don't ill post a mod that fixes the bugs with FLMM 1.3

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RAZOR(1223-4833-2)
RAZOR(1223-4833-2) Sep 11 2009, 6:42am says:

the bug is with docking my ship no matter what it is it spins??? i just edited it and rotated all the bases up side down easiealy fixed

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Freelancevigilante
Freelancevigilante Sep 12 2009, 7:42am says:

i still dont know? i ceep on just ging on to normal freelancer but.... still now i go to the compresed zip and i go to discovery freelancer... but like i said it just keeps going on to normal freelancer! IM not giong well and i need to know how to get 4,85 working! i am not good with computers so can some one give me a walkthrew plz plz plz.
PLZ

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CaptainHawke
CaptainHawke Sep 13 2009, 11:17am says:

Hi,

When I try to run a LAN game, I can get the server up but when I try to connect with it, I get this error,"E:\FL\Scratch\source\ common\Archetype.cpd(60) error:Archdb::get(3080208576) failed" E drive being my CD drive. Any ideas on how to fix it?

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jman!
jman! Sep 14 2009, 3:30am says:

The Game Crashes when I go in to single player (new game/load game)

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Igiss Author
Igiss Sep 17 2009, 8:57am replied:

There's no way you can use original game saves with Discovery, and readme.txt warns about this. Loading saves not created with Discovery (preferably same version) will cause crashes.

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liquidsmoke1
liquidsmoke1 Jan 9 2010, 11:39am replied:

not tru igiss
i go to C:\Users\hi\Documents\My Games\Freelancer\Accts\SinglePlayer
an copy any saved game i created an just bring it back to the original save point which is now the re-union 485 save section

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Reaper99
Reaper99 Sep 15 2009, 1:57pm says:

yes it works with vista with a bit of wrangling...but not to much

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Reaper99
Reaper99 Sep 15 2009, 2:06pm says:

you need FLMM 1.3. once you have that...and the 4.85 dl...i put both on descktop for easy use.(this is for a vista running machine)...right click FLMM choose run as admin. next while this program is running...right click on discovery file. and use flmm to extract choice, next after initial install or unzip depending on you view, make this only active mod, setup will start for all the things you want to start with ie character look..default graphics money and start point, then run freelancer from flmm...you will go through familiar startup and movie then you will load discovery screen ...hit new...sp or multi...then enjoy...I'm no expert but i found this to work easily and hope it helps...been around modding and gaming for longer than i would like to let on( might think there is a prob with a 40 year old playing and modding games lol...just never grew up my wife says :)dicovery team rocked with this endeavor and cuddo'es to all the hard work and effort guys I can just feel the extra headaches and caffine from here :)

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Freelancevigilante
Freelancevigilante Sep 20 2009, 10:37pm says:

ok reaper99 was that to me?

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Freelancevigilante
Freelancevigilante Sep 20 2009, 10:39pm says:

if that was to me then i know what to do!

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Freelancevigilante
Freelancevigilante Sep 20 2009, 10:42pm says:

ummmmmmmmmmmmm........................ how long does the download take?
@)

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Freelancevigilante
Freelancevigilante Sep 20 2009, 10:45pm says:

what reaper99 said was
you need FLMM 1.3. once you have that...and the 4.85 dl...i put both on descktop for easy use.(this is for a vista running machine)...right click FLMM choose run as admin. next while this program is running...right click on discovery file. and use flmm to extract choice, next after initial install or unzip depending on you view, make this only active mod, setup will start for all the things you want to start with ie character look..default graphics money and start point, then run freelancer from flmm...you will go through familiar startup and movie then you will load discovery screen ...hit new...sp or multi...then enjoy...I'm no expert but i found this to work easily and hope it helps...been around modding and gaming for longer than i would like to let on( might think there is a prob with a 40 year old playing and modding games lol...just never grew up my wife says :)dicovery team rocked with this endeavor and cuddo'es to all the hard work and effort guys I can just feel the extra headaches and caffine from here :) i dont get it after the 'then run as admin' i know what it means but after that i dont get it

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Ballroom
Ballroom Apr 3 2010, 12:09pm replied:

Hell man, i'll be 45 June sixth. My cousin got this mod working one one of my computers but i do not know how to get it to work on my windows 7 computer. I've asked but no one seems to want to help me. So much for tech support but i really do like the way the game plays. It really broadens the Freelancer Galaxy greatly.

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Freelancevigilante
Freelancevigilante Sep 20 2009, 10:48pm says:

so i am going to download it do what he said!some cool smiles @) "- (:( :) :o

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Freelancevigilante
Freelancevigilante Sep 22 2009, 7:47am says:

it only ses extract all

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Freelancevigilante
Freelancevigilante Sep 26 2009, 2:17am says:

i dont know how to get the 4.85mod on to mod manager

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Freelancevigilante
Freelancevigilante Sep 26 2009, 2:19am says:

i know i have to extract but i cant, ................ i dont know how

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Supanova
Supanova Oct 12 2009, 2:58am says:

I downloaded this mod to see if it would work online, it still doesnt for me, none of the mods ive got work online. help?

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Avient
Avient Oct 16 2009, 10:55pm says:

Hi I'm new, I need help. (In single player I just tried it for the first time)After the second time all the new things that Discover added like the weopons, jumpholes, ships, stations, systems,and IDs (like the recruit ID thing) have no description at all now and the name of the item is now IDS. Also ive been turning off and on for a while durring the day on the 4th time the game crashes at the "Discover" thing with the symbol.

Can you help me fix this problem.

thanks,
....Avient

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Avient
Avient Oct 16 2009, 10:59pm says:

oops ignore this comment

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spacecoke
spacecoke Oct 26 2009, 5:27pm says:

looks good, i have taken a look at the single player mode but no servers are showing on the internet list, do i need to dissable firewall or summat?

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Avient
Avient Nov 8 2009, 5:11am says:

I have just downloaded the mod and when i tried to play single player i started in the middle of nowhere. I was where there was 3 suns and no planets at all anywhere. I looked on the system map and i was somewhere to the right of the map. I was not in any system. The dot that usually tells you where you are is not there. Also when i click the cargo symbol on the upper left menu the game would crash.

Please help me.

Thank you,
Avient

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pyrro
pyrro Nov 22 2009, 2:23pm says:

can anyone tell my why can't i download anything on this site ?? when i press the "download" button my page turns blank and this message occurs :

"Disallowed Key Characters."

thank's for your help [ in advance].

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freakinwat
freakinwat Nov 24 2009, 3:33pm says:

Help anyone?
I downloaded FLMM, but where am i supposed to install it to? Installed it into J/program files/... (which is where FL is installed), but then discovery didn't activate, then i installed it into the FL directory into .../Freelancer/FLMM; it activates ok, the start screen with discovery comes up, then it crashes! Any tips? Do i need to install FLMM into the FL directory without it's own subfolder? I really wanna play it, please help, cheers.

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freakinwat
freakinwat Nov 29 2009, 2:31pm says:

Anyone?

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General666
General666 Dec 28 2009, 9:04am replied:

install it into its own folder then run the discovery download .zip.flmod and it will auto install then activate it should work

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opoffis
opoffis Dec 10 2009, 4:56pm says:

PLEASE TRANSLATE INTO RUSSIAN

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hansolo8
hansolo8 Dec 19 2009, 11:26am says:

My problem is, that after installing game and mod, I can't see any server, even discovery RP 24/7 (my conf: Win7 RC, FLMM 1.31). Except that, everything is all right. :P

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General666
General666 Dec 28 2009, 9:10am says:

No matter what i do i cannot get the 4.85 to run it loads then crashes and asks if i want to report to Microsoft any ideas?

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flashtastic
flashtastic Jan 4 2010, 3:04am replied:

i am having the exact same problem. loads to start screen, stalls then crashes at every attempt.

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Freelancevigilante
Freelancevigilante Jan 2 2010, 7:59am says:

i have got everything......... so can someone plz tell me how to make it work and play the game step by step

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liquidsmoke1
liquidsmoke1 Jan 9 2010, 11:43am says:

if u cant run re-union thru 1.3 trying running it thru 1.4 or reinstall 1.3 after u un-install it everytime i shut down the game an reload it i have to un-install an re-install flmod 1.3 everytime

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CorusDaar
CorusDaar Jan 12 2010, 7:16pm says:

Dudes, where is the support ? Whats the use of having a damn forum if Igiss wont help us ? All they keep saying is, it's corrupt, download it again, blah blah blah. It's 2010 already, and having no support for a mod that took you 1.5 years to make, is pathetic.

Why make it at all if you aren't going to help the people who want to play it ! Why'd u make it then ?

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KristianLar
KristianLar Jan 15 2010, 2:46pm says:

Thank you for making the mod!

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Reactorcore
Reactorcore Feb 6 2010, 3:02pm says:

Best regards to the creators of this beautiful mod. So far of all FL mods I've ever tried and played, this is THE BEST. Good work!

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MrRoeds
MrRoeds Feb 25 2010, 6:11am says:

this is great, thanks igiss. see ya the next step for this.

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vasudark
vasudark Mar 1 2010, 7:10am says:

error common.dll not found

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vasudark
vasudark Mar 1 2010, 9:35am says:

any one

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