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.

More Information

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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Discovery Freelancer 4.87: Conquest

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Sep 15, 2013 Full Version 54 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...

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Dec 6, 2012 Full Version 44 comments

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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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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

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Discovery Freelancer v4.84

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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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lasar
lasar Dec 19 2012, 9:06pm says:

hello hello, looking at all the promising facts about this mod, and game.

id like to ask, i CANT play single player campaign right? or just free roaming? does this has its own campaign or ontinued from vanilla? is it save compatible?

id like to try this mods since adds more than 300% of vanilla content.

also, do i need both .85 and then .86 or .86 is cumulative?

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BarbaricPanda19
BarbaricPanda19 Dec 20 2012, 3:43am replied:

It's a free roaming campaign .. and just 86 is needed with the 6th update that you can find in Discoverygc.com

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lasar
lasar Dec 20 2012, 1:48pm replied:

oh... too bad, i want vanilla story+ stuff. so no discovery for me just yet. crossfire here i go.

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BarbaricPanda19
BarbaricPanda19 Dec 26 2012, 9:22am replied:

Like you want but just finish there singlplayer and then come back to enjoy our AWESOME Multiplayer RP/PVP

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jammi
jammi Dec 20 2012, 6:53pm replied:

Well, with Discovery, we've added literally thousands of new infocards and rumours. There aren't any cut scenes or missions, but a vibrant universe that directly extends from the vanilla cannon is there for those who're interested.

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Mr.Crunch
Mr.Crunch Dec 19 2012, 1:16pm says:

I have wasted sooo many hours with this incredible mod.
Please take my vote

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ToDownload
ToDownload Jan 11 2013, 3:45pm replied:

I agree!

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SwallowDGC
SwallowDGC Dec 17 2012, 1:07pm says:

This game, this mod and community made my life.

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Narcotic.
Narcotic. Dec 15 2012, 5:44am says:

Voted, rated and tracked.

I dare to say, that there's no better (and most played) Freelancer mod than Discovery.

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jammi
jammi Dec 15 2012, 6:41am replied:

Thanks for the suppport, Narc. Keep spreading the word.

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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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