Overview

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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4 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.

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Discovery Freelancer 4.87: Conquest

Discovery Freelancer 4.87: Conquest

Sep 15, 2013 Full Version 65 comments

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...

Discovery Freelancer 4.86: Exiles

Discovery Freelancer 4.86: Exiles

Dec 6, 2012 Full Version 44 comments

The year is 818 A.S. and war is everywhere. 17 years after Trent saved humanity and one year since Episode 13 took place, a Sirius-wide war is being waged...

Discovery Freelancer 4.85: Reunion - Update 3

Discovery Freelancer 4.85: Reunion - Update 3

Dec 9, 2009 Patch 27 comments

Update 3 is a cumulative update for Discovery Freelancer 4.85. This update includes contents of Update 1 and Update 2. The update contains a number of...

Discovery Freelancer 4.85: Reunion - Update 2

Discovery Freelancer 4.85: Reunion - Update 2

Oct 31, 2009 Patch 1 comment

Update 2 is a cumulative update for Discovery Freelancer 4.85 (Update 1 was not released on ModDB, and it's included into this update). All updates that...

Discovery Freelancer v4.85: Reunion

Discovery Freelancer v4.85: Reunion

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...

Discovery Freelancer v4.84

Discovery Freelancer v4.84

Dec 8, 2007 Full Version 114 comments

Version 4.84 contains more changes than any previous Discovery version. Almost half a hundred original ship models were created for the mod by our community...

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RT2... Feb 19 2014, 6:37pm says:

Neurogenisis Cheaters Conditioning....

As previously mentioned I suggested that cheaters have the capacity to run the gauntlet on the servers to a system that is the only system friendly to cheaters. :)

Suggested ships would be the base ships from Freelancer for sale, so the next part can work.

Transferring cheaters to a server which is much faster gameplay and faster resourcing. With the base Freelancer ships being movable through most of the mods on different servers.

I would be suggesting a server that has a complete list of modding resources and cheating resources as commodities for them to be able to learn how to cheat better and also how to mod, to give a greater level of assets for the Freelancer community....

As if people feel they need to cheat the game is too boring and not engaging enough.
Better to use their cognitive cycles to be able to test out the engine with cheats and also look for ways for more cheats to be documented so that servers could take better preparation for better RP gammeplay.
Also with all the modding tuts internal it would make it more likely they can express their ideas upon the engine without the need to impose the ideologies upon other Rp'rs.

Just seems common sense to me. :)

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RT2... Feb 19 2014, 9:43pm replied:

To expand on this would it be possible to have the server Multiplayer FLs on a web drive and multiple servers could use it for faster server swapping with characters?

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RT2... Feb 17 2014, 2:27am says:

Neurogenesis Super traders.

I found that with the barge if you alter the power for the first survey module and the first jump module erstwhile equipment to power = 90000.

You will find the Barge comes in handy.

It would be handy to have a choice of barges.
With the current one and the old one as well as the "Space Sperm" Pirate Barge? one. :P
In combination with the small station setup as seen in TNG but with barge movement and a jump drive setup.

Also commodities based around manuals for using aforementioned craft would also be handy to have at your bases.
Purchased from where you buy the Barges ETC.
And could be stored at your player bases for New Pilots too learn from.
There is sufficient material on the internet to use as content. :)

Back to learning IDS. :P

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RT2... Feb 16 2014, 12:00am says:

Base development issue.

Documents\My Games\Freelancer\Accts \MultiPlayer\player_base\...Here...

Might I suggest having a complete list of all items in the game in here.
Generated on base build. So I think it needs to be coded for?

IE
commodity = 2182071621, 35, 1.000000, 100000, 100000
commodity = 2186953605, 6, 1.000000, 100000, 100000
commodity = 2187064197, 1, 1.000000, 100000, 100000
commodity = 2187252623, 2, 1.000000, 0, 10

Having it automatically generate with 0 quantity.
Price of 1.000000
With a min amount of 0 and
a max amount of 10,000

I find this could be a solution to the fact that you have to login with the base setup to be able to sell new items to your friendly base.

And when you login to your friendly base you loose the capacity to trade with certain planets.
Without making a back up of the FL.

If you know another way to log out of a base? Please advise?

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RT2... Feb 15 2014, 9:01pm says:

Neurogenesis, RU sector....

Using the models or designs from Star Wolves Genre, I believe would be suitable for a Russian sector based around the unique nature of the ships.

I am not sure if someone has already done this?

But on completion a different systems(Universe) setup could be used and could be linked back to on another server with a single sector in the FLD mod.
That way characters could be transferred from server to server and use the assets developed.

So it could be 1C hosting the server MMO style.

Same could go for Freespace Open / Homeworld Genre and many other titles.
The mod could integrate the environments across multiple servers.
I still have a bit of thinking to do around this. :P

Be safe an consume lots of Liberty Ale. As we do on this Liberty Carrier Battle Fleet. :P

I understand why the Liberty Carrier wobbles so much. :P

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daemontools00
daemontools00 Feb 15 2014, 6:27am says:

guys... i need a quick answer... how to install it i already have the mod manager and just recently finished the vanilla game... so how can i install the game?

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RT2... Feb 16 2014, 12:02am replied:

"Computer Name"\AppData\Local\ Discovery Freelancer 4.87.0\EXE

50 Char limit means there is a space in the address which shouldn't be there. :P

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RT2... Feb 15 2014, 8:25pm replied:

Disable all mods in FLMM1.? and run the DL exe.

It will not install over the top of freelancer.
But will install in your documents.
Or by default it did here.

then you still have a vanilla version ready to go to create characters in to transfer over to discovery.
As at the mo there is no character creation.

A smart decision to stop character creation spam to /sendcash to one character.

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RT2... Feb 14 2014, 8:00pm says:

Neurogenesis Realistic commodities.

Would it be possible to be able to create a Caro Terminal in Each System, Labeled as the systems Commodities Terminal?

With the same character being able to login into each and set dynamic prices on commodities depending on the quantity of the commodities?

Using freeport 9 style of base with its multiple access points from many directions, as it works best with the Barges.

That would not only allow Barges to interact with the inner worlds easier, but also allow a better profit margin for smaller inner worlds craft/players.

Oh and a Jump Drive barge works well. :P

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RT2...
RT2... Feb 13 2014, 10:34pm says:

Neurogenesis LARGER commodities.

Is there a chance that the Icons for the Fighters/bombers could be used as commodities?
That way the Fighters and anything that fits in a docking bay could be traded.
Something to increase base commodities and increase profit margins?

If not the direct name of the small craft.
-Rhino
The direct name of the small craft with components after it.
-Rhino components.

There may be plenty of uses of this type of commodity in future, which I cannot describe at this point in time. :)

Since most small craft seem to be under 300 storage because of the carrier bays.
So a cargo usage would need to be changed from 1 to anything larger, but still under 300.

In future a base defense ai could use the commodities to determine what type of craft defend the base.
Like wise a carrier could have the commodities turn into a AI launched wing/defense.
Also a base could produce the craft for sale base around the commodities of ships stored there.

Enuff babbling for now. :P

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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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