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.

-- news by jammi

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BULLDOGNK Jan 24 2007, 6:48pm says:

Thanks Igiss and your team for making the Best Mod by Far for freelancer and as always Our server will only use your mod.

keep up all the good work you have done and doing, and for all who are reading this take a look at their site at www.discoverygc.com you will be amazed.........


Tony (lead Admin/Server Owner)

Freelancer server is Rogue Ideas Freelancer 24/7
Come join us for fun and a family like outing into space, but with killing the inlaws lol

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Bluespan Jan 14 2007, 10:48pm says:

This mod is the best! I personally think that everyone should use this mod when playing Freelancer.

Theres also another server Igiss didn't post its called

"Blue Knights Discovery Fiber Ln"
Player Max: 128

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collin2k5 Jan 6 2007, 5:09pm says:


to IGISS for making such a GREAT Discovery MOD. :thumbup:
I can't tell You enough how much Fun & Enjoy we found using The NEW "Discovery v4.82" MOD !

We hope for more Great improvements in the next MOD :D

THANK YOU, IGISS !! :thumbup:
:beer: :beer:

Collin2k5, "Rogue-Ideas" Member

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Apocsol Dec 23 2006, 3:07pm says:

Phew, thanks Igiss, this mod is one of the best I've ever seen, thanks for all your work.

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Igiss Dec 20 2006, 4:05pm says:

As for nanobots and shield batteries, there will be an option to disable this in next version of Discovery.

There are around 16-20 servers running Discovery anytime, though not many have large player databases. Most active so far are three:
Discovery Freelancer 24/7 - (Official server, currently among 10 most active FL servers worldwide)
Discovery 4.82 Server Berlin -
Rogue Ideas -

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elgatodiablo Dec 19 2006, 10:31pm says:

Can you guys list the active servers the mod is used on?

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Apocsol Dec 18 2006, 4:36pm says:

Any chance of a way to disable this? It just scares me....

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ZGalo Dec 4 2006, 9:57pm says:

NM i found it, but if you need it here it is : Discoverygc.com

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ZGalo Dec 4 2006, 9:52pm says:

could some one get a link up for this, im having some trouble finding it

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Taek Dec 1 2006, 12:32am says:

ive been playing and active on discovery since August. there is just so much to do, and the community is a roleplaying one, so its pretty hard to get bored like other mods.

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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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