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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Discovery Freelancer v4.85: Reunion

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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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Guest Sep 19 2013, 1:34am says:

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Kalitheran Oct 3 2013, 7:52pm replied:

You can keep the Freelancer ID. At lever 40 you have to buy a new one. I don't thing the role playing ID is necessary in the SP game.

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キレックス Sep 23 2013, 1:33pm replied:

Either singleplayer, where they aren't needed or LAN, by editing one file and removing all the ID requirements. Or you can hope someone else got fed up with the ID ******** and made a non-ID server

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bormos3 Aug 12 2013, 2:39pm says:

I kinda hope the 4.87 never happens because one of 3 ****** things will happen.

1) Barges will be prevented from jumping when they are near to a jumpdrive capable ship
2) All ships will be prevented from jumping when they are near to a jumpdrive capable ship.
3) The amount of jump fuel required to jump nearby ships will be proportional to the cargo carried and the system will be weighted to make to economically infeasible to use a jumpdrive to move a barge or any cargo.

In my opinion the best option is 1 (even though they all suck) because 80% of the players doesn't use barges anyway.

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Cixlysid Sep 4 2013, 4:56pm replied:

The way it's going currently this mod is Dyeing very Slowly.. An when star Citizen comes out.. it will die quickly

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bormos3 Aug 5 2013, 4:31am says:

You should start adding more non-freelancer ships to make multiplayer more interesting..... Ok you've added a firefly class transport but I'm talking about something more....not that you need to add hundreads of ships and entire factions like in some other mods , but just a few ships. It would make a big difference.

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Homoerectus1994 Jul 20 2013, 8:16pm says:

This mod is a lot better than Crossfire, because it doesn't take a year to download/activate/deactivate and it's a lot less buggy.

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T-max Jul 21 2013, 4:25am replied:

The Downloading speed of CF mod depends lol.

And that mod isn't really that buggy.

There's also a way to have multiple Freelancer folders. I forgot where that discussion page was. It should be something about editing your FL mod manager log in windows register list.

But crossfire does have some problems such as:
1. only one server in Germany.
2. Game favors for fighters and battleships while other ships are not used.
3. Spoiling escape pods.

There're indeed many problem of that mod if you value it with today's view. To be frankly, I don't really know whether these problems will continue to exist in its V2.0.

But still, that mod worth a try.

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LordIrado May 24 2013, 8:53pm says:

I have to say this mod is quite well done, It can be relaxing yet at times it can exciting. The only problem i see is the amount of people who play this game, I remember this game being huge like 2 years ago but now it has really died down.

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tokmak333 May 11 2013, 3:37am says:

is the website are down? I cant get in website :(

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Ballroom May 22 2013, 3:49pm replied:

Hell i've tried to join the forumn for well over a year and it always gives me an error everytime i try. I love the mod but i'm long past beginning to get angry with the devs as not a damn one of them helps me except to "Join the forumn and ask questions" but when i try to join i can't. I am beginning to feel blackballed for no reason except for trying to run my own private server with my son,brother and also attepting to get back some of my old friends who loved the mod at first until they incorporated that crappy weapons restriction and since no one answers me except with the usual cardboard cut out answer,well they won't join me "or" eventually their main server because they have had it. I had such plans for this mod along with joining their main server with alot of my old friends and it was coming along just fine until this past year. We were going to create our own faction along with roleplay and everything ! I'm almost 48 and my friends are also older than most but so much for our galactic adventure. All i asked is exactly how do i turn off the weapons restrictions,deploy a base since even that won't work and since i'm running my own Centurian server,how do i get the ability to access the bastile System since i have the right to being i'm running my own so i can purchase the Battlestar Galactica as well as the other ships but NOOOO,no one help me to anything no matter how many times i've nicely asked ! And no i have absolutely no idea of why i cannot join the forumn as i've tried upty billion times and STILL get an error. it says everything is correct and then BOOM i get the same damned error.

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Ballroom May 22 2013, 3:51pm replied:

After trying repeatedly to join the forumn and asking questions here where i have no other place that i can ask "any" questions i have finally lost all respect for everyone who has worked on this mod and unless i get some kind of help along with my satisfaction then i'm not gonna plug to anymore of my friends as well as those who would really have swollen the ranks eventually on their main server again. I have eaten crow for this mod as i've talked so much about it only to be made a fool of and i've had it. So stop telling me to join your Goddamn forum and tell me right here where you're trying to get others to join your cause anyways. Great modders but very bad salesmen ! I am very disappointed in you all. Did i also mention that i am a singer for an all original metal band named Slam Corps and i could reach a very broad audience for you all and your hard work on your mod ?! Well give me a hand will ya' and stop giving me the same cardboard cut out anser since i am unable to join your main site. I have tried that repeatedly and it gives me an error

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Sjalka May 24 2013, 7:36am replied:

The provided links work for me. Forum approval usually happens fairly quickly. I do believe it is manual approval and not an automatic process.

The website has been down occasionally in the past due to heavy traffic and/or other problems. Most of the time it should not cause any problems though.

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Ballroom May 24 2013, 1:24pm replied:

Well it hasn't worked for me in well over a year and all the devs keep telling me here is "join the forum" so i attempt to and i always got an error. If you ask me THIS IS A FORUM since they're trying to get others to check out their modded games so obviously if you ask a question here and you get no answer because you haven't been able to join over there then a person has absolutely no choice but to ask the questions here. Perfect logic

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Great Mod!!!

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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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