The long awaited Shattered Worlds Freelancer mod has been released. A talented DevTeam from over 6 different Freelancer communities have gathered to work on this ambitious project. Collectively, the team combined modding knowledge and lessons learned from numerous mods/servers, they picked the best concepts from other mods; which were implemented, improved and further expanded. The entire game has been overhauled from the ground up to create a cutting edge balance scheme. The DevTeam also added hundreds of weapons/equipment items, and many new ships, with over 160 individual craft at present, many of which are exclusive to the mod. The end result is one of the most balanced and highest quality Freelancer modifications ever conceived. If you are a new player or an old player tired of normal Freelancer mods, Shattered Worlds has something for you. Come, try it for yourself. When you undock, you will see the next evolution of Freelancer!

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The goal for the Shattered Worlds Freelancer Project was to create the mod that was what Freelancer was supposed to be like. The DevTeam went to great measures, overhauling many aspects of the game, creating an innovative (and working) balance system, and only adding content that was conductive to player immersion and mod cohesiveness. The end result was a commercial quality mod, unique from any others.

Posted by rgriffin on Aug 11th, 2008
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Mod Features and Enhancements

  • Approximately 160 player flyable ships. Many new ships are exclusive to the mod.
  • Over 900 new guns and turrets, 30-40 shields, and numerous other new pieces of equipment.
  • 144 new non-faction specific shield defeating gun variants to fit every single load-out combination imaginable with respect to speed, range and re-fire; for a total of 216 shield killing guns.
  • New missile balance with 9 new missile types.
  • 10 new Fighter classes with strengths and weaknesses superbly balanced to give players a choice of ships to fit their flying style.
  • 7 new Freighter classes suited to different types of trading missions.
  • 11 new systems for player clans/factions to discover, claim, and construct infrastructure.
  • Innovative new mining system unlike any ever conceived by other FL mods. Featuring 5 new mining ship classes, the SW Mod Mining system makes mining just as viable as a source of income as trading.
  • A total overhaul of NPC loadouts designed to challenge the most experienced of pilots without being overwhelming to new players.
  • Overhaul of all encounters and patrols in-game, expect tougher enemies.
  • Many new commodities and a totally overhauled trading economy, I assure you this is one of the best balanced economies in any Freelancer mod.
  • Overhauled all item icons. Over 96 new commodity and equipment icons unseen in any other Freelancer mod have been added.
  • Fantastic new visual improvements to system backgrounds creating a new look and feel to Freelancer.
  • ALE File changes creating new FX enhancements which make Shattered Worlds more visually stimulating than many other mods.
  • New Tight Fitting SURS (hitboxes) on almost all ships ingame.
  • Faction ID Cards for each faction are availiable. All NPC's scan for hostile cards and will attack.
  • 4 powerful and unique weapons can be aquired by collecting all required components via loot drops, from missions, hidden wrecks, mining and random NPC kills. This concept was pioneered and worked with great success on the Asgard RPG server.
  • 6 new NPC factions, complete with random encounters.
    • Nomad Cult - Humans who have aligned themselves with the nomads and work on their behalf.
    • The Guild - A secret society of assassins who are rumored to have infiltrated all levels of governments and factions.
    • Freelancers - You will see many freelancers flying about conducting their daily business.
    • Blood Empire - After the War of Light the Blood Dragons rule Kusari with hearts hardened by centuries of war and sacrifice.
    • Kusari Remnants - Beaten back but not defeated this rag-tag group of rebels holds out against the Blood Empire in the name of the Kusari they lost.
    • Kagutsuchi - Where there's war and devastation there are always vultures, the unscrupulous and opportunistic, ready to pick the flesh from the struggling, and Kusari is no different.
  • Cruise Speed changed to 500m/s.
  • Higher Mission Payouts.
  • Awesome new racetracks for multiplayer races.
  • 5 new Race pods for players to use at the racetracks and racer specific equipment for maximum adrenaline rushes in the racetrack.
  • Unlocked and improved all single player and easter egg systems.
  • Increased loot drops on NPCs.
  • Npcs totally overhauled.
  • Increased mission payouts.
  • Nomad encounters all across the Sirius sector (storyline related).
  • Flyable Nomad Fighter with a working cloaking system.
  • Dockable Nomad Lair and Nomad City.
  • Fly missions for the Nomads against the Order (offered at the Nomad Lair and Nomad City).
  • Extended Keyset, more tools for your dogfighting arsenal.
  • Cloaking utilizing FLHook.
  • Tougher and more powerful bases.
  • Extensive changes to Reputation between NPC factions and Empathy effects which are determined by player actions.
  • Buyable Scanners.
  • Increased Visual range of Bases, and other solar objects.
  • New Fuse effects for damaged stations.
  • Dynamic lighting for weapon projectiles.
  • Awesome music score which creates a new feel and immersive environment.
  • And much, much, more!
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