Freeworlds: Tides of War is a fan built Star Wars total conversion mod for Digital Anvil's Freelancer game that was released several years ago. When fans began to make mods for Freelancer, one of the many things people were keen on seeing was a Freelancer mod based on the Star Wars universe developed by George Lucas. Freeworlds and Tides of War were the answer to this outcry. The development team of both mods have now joined forces to create an epic new Star Wars TC, Freeworlds: Tides of War.

Report article RSS Feed Freeworlds: Tides of War - Demo Release!! **Updated**

The demo version of the signature Star Wars mod for Freelancer has finally arrived!

Posted by FW:ToW_Sushi on Apr 7th, 2012


By: W0dk4

Today, we are proud to present to you the demonstrational package of our mod.

Since it has been taking time for us to finesse the gameplay elements for full release, we wanted to get something out there to our loyal fans. The demo version features prototype systems where you can check out all the ships that will be available in the final build. Also, you can fight in basic NPC battles.

Another reason for a demo release was the opportunity to test our multiple enhancements to the Freelancer graphics engine on a multitude of different systems. Please note that some of our more recent achievements (shadows, distortion mapping, etc..) did not make the final cut. However, rest assured that we will be updating the demo with fixes and improvements. Also, we plan on expanding the demo later on - stay tuned for more details!

But now, have fun flying around and shooting stuff in our demo! Download links below:

Moddb.com

The-starport.net

Rapidshare.com

Thepiratebay.se (recommended)

Please follow this link for our latest patch: Tinyurl.com

For those having issues with the demo, please go here: Freeworldstidesofwar.com

Kuat Rise

MC80b Patrolling the Nebula


From the Freeworlds: Tides of War development team, we thank you for your continued support of this mod.

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k3vc4l
k3vc4l Apr 8 2012, 4:07am says:

Wow.. Congratulations on reaching this milestone! Will download this asap!

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi Apr 8 2012, 8:31am replied:

Thank you!

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Rampsquatch
Rampsquatch Apr 8 2012, 5:19am says:

Love the TPB endorsement

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi Apr 8 2012, 8:31am replied:

Yarr

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Wasper
Wasper Apr 8 2012, 6:05am says:

The demo is really nice, the cockpit views are awesome. Though I find the demo system a bit boring, no planets there and such, nothing really there to discover, no jobs, etc. (which makes it really hard to buy some of the ships (bomber) which cost >1million credits) ;)
And I've got heavy FPS drops, especially at the spawn area and during fights (down to 10fps), even with my i7 2600k and an HD7950 :/

Nevertheless, great work so far and I can't wait for the final release. I'm impressed by the graphical changes in that old engine!

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi Apr 8 2012, 8:30am replied:

By having all the new computer systems to test the on the team are finding ways to improve performance. Give us a few days, you'll see some drastic improvements. THanks for the kind words :)

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ericzillazillo
ericzillazillo Apr 8 2012, 8:38am replied:

Wasper it is probably because the 2600k is a quad core processor, and freelancer, being old and stuff, can only use one of the cores, giving freelancer a miniscule amount of processing power compared to single core. Let's not forget that if you hyperthread your cpu the processing power distributed to freelancer would become even smaller than *censored innapropriate reference* , and even though your graphics card kicks ***, the CPU still plays an important role in preformance, and even vanilla with its crappy graphics requires a minimum of 600mhz of cpu, so its no wonder that fwtow has some fps drops on your pc.

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xinsavior
xinsavior Apr 8 2012, 1:30pm replied:

... Wow, that was by far the best explanation of CPU power distribution I've EVER read. That was a job VERY well done good sir.

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ericzillazillo
ericzillazillo Apr 8 2012, 9:23pm replied:

You probably realized by now that I have no life at all, replying to comments using near-full sentences and miniessays... Thanks anyways.

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TSP-FriendlyFire Creator
TSP-FriendlyFire Apr 12 2012, 11:56pm replied:

Being a modern, CPU, the 2600K is able to mostly offset this, actually. It'll shut down two or even three of its cores and overclock the last running one to provide peak performance. Combined with the high clocks the SB processors have and the much more modern architecture, even in single-threaded workloads a 2600K will smoke any single-core CPU you can find.

Nah, in this case I'd say there's a currently unknown bug causing slowdowns. We're still investigating on a fair few of them.

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Sanguinius
Sanguinius Apr 8 2012, 7:37am says:

Last night was amazing :D

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CloneWarrior85
CloneWarrior85 Apr 8 2012, 7:46am says:

A big cheers on reaching this far, again, thank you for this demo ^^ you really didn't need to, but you guys are awesome :D

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi Apr 8 2012, 8:30am replied:

Very kind. Thanks for playing it!

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MetalDestroyer
MetalDestroyer Apr 8 2012, 1:16pm says:

Do we need Freelancer or not ?

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi Apr 8 2012, 4:13pm replied:

Yes, you need Freelancer,

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bleux
bleux Apr 8 2012, 1:51pm says:

Hey I just signed up to give you my kudos, great tech demo! Really looking forward to playing the whole galaxy ;-)
Thanks an keep up the great work!

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi Apr 8 2012, 4:12pm replied:

Glad you like it. Thanks for the support.

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MetalDestroyer
MetalDestroyer Apr 8 2012, 2:34pm says:

I got a bug. The ship models don't show up in space.

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Sizer Creator
Sizer Apr 8 2012, 3:01pm replied:

are you forcing AA with your graphics card drivers? that will cause that issue.

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MetalDestroyer
MetalDestroyer Apr 8 2012, 3:26pm replied:

Yes. Is there any way to enable AA ? FXAA doesn't seem to do his job.

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MetalDestroyer
MetalDestroyer Apr 8 2012, 4:45pm replied:

Nevermind, FXAA does his work pretty good in game.

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Freke
Freke Apr 8 2012, 5:45pm says:

I thought you guys had forgotten about this. :O

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TALON_UK
TALON_UK Apr 8 2012, 8:01pm says:

Congrats on this demo release guys. Well done.

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crisher888
crisher888 Apr 8 2012, 10:03pm says:

Hey is somebody gonna make a video of his first impressions about the demo and upload it to YouTube?

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TSP-FriendlyFire Creator
TSP-FriendlyFire Apr 8 2012, 10:26pm replied:

I sure hope so ;)

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ஜPolarஓBearஜ
ஜPolarஓBearஜ Apr 9 2012, 2:13pm says:

The Pirate Bay eh? Ain't this place illeagal?
Anyway, I love what you did with the game! You made so much improvements to the engine that you can call it Freelancer Engine 2.0!

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TSP-FriendlyFire Creator
TSP-FriendlyFire Apr 9 2012, 2:28pm replied:

Knives can be used for murder, therefore all knives should be banned.

TPB is just the most popular torrent site that we know of, so it makes sense to use it and perhaps attract more people through it.

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ஜPolarஓBearஜ
ஜPolarஓBearஜ Apr 9 2012, 4:03pm replied:

Well, I like the idea.

BTW a little bug report: When I minimize the game (alt+tab) it makes my screen black and keeps playing the music, and then I can't come back to the game. Maybe its a problem with the resolution? (1680x1050)

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi Apr 9 2012, 6:12pm replied:

Nope. It's a known bug. We're looking to resolve it. Players have said hitting Alt + F4 sometimes brings the game back.

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jakkkass
jakkkass Apr 9 2012, 6:40pm says:

Finally, ive been waiting for this moment since you created the page :D

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ALOelement
ALOelement Apr 11 2012, 6:21pm says:

I've bought a copy of the game for me and a friend just to play this mod!

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FW:ToW_Sushi Author
FW:ToW_Sushi Apr 11 2012, 6:33pm replied:

That's great news. I hope you enjoy it :D

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Storm77
Storm77 Apr 25 2014, 12:38pm says:

Hi, i ve got a problem. I can t fly. When i connect, i m on a planet and after when i want to take off the sreen sparkles :( please heelp

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