Shattered Worlds:War-Torn
is a Freelancer Modification that pushes the Freelancer engine to its limits to bring you one of the highest quality and most polished Freelancer modifications to date! But what is it that makes Shattered Worlds:War-Torn so special?
  • A Completely Rebalanced Ship System
  • Completely Overhauled Economy
  • All-New Mining System
  • Stunning Graphic Improvements
  • An Ever-Evolving World
  • And Much, MUCH More!

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A Brief History of Shattered Worlds

800 A.S. was nearly catastrophic to the entire Sirius sector, stretching from the comfortable center of society that was Liberty all the way out to the Border Worlds and beyond. Menacing troop movements by Rheinland pushed President Jacobi of Liberty to invite representatives to Manhattan for discussion; the subsequent destruction of the convoy by a mysterious "Order" echoed throughout the entire sector, sending whispers of war.

Tensions flared dangerously and Rheinland began pushing ships all over their borders. Kusari and Bretonia cautioned Rheinland that they would defend their space with force if necessary, and Liberty struggled with its own internal conflicts. For some time it seemed like a war was entirely unavoidable. . .

. . . Until the entire situation suddenly diffused. Where the tensions had flared or why they had suddenly been resolved was kept a secret by the House officials ever since.

Much has changed since the war of 800 A.S. The Houses, once on the brink of war, maintained nearly half a decade of peace. Sirius prospered overall, the House economies flourishing in an unprecedented boom as they rebounded from the war earlier in the decade.

That peace, however, slowly began to break as the Houses began moving inexplicably beyond their own territory in 805 A.S. The other Houses began maneuvering so they wouldn't be caught unawares and off guard. Each sought it's own interests, claiming that they simply were countering the other offensives by their rivals.

807 was a brutal year. The Blood Dragons formed an alliance with the Outcasts and decimated the Kusari House forces while they were embroiled in a bitter battle with both Liberty and Bretonia, forming House Nippon in it's wake, with a Blood Dragon emperor on the throne. That alliance didn't last, however, and the Planet Kyushu was changed forever by an Outcast weapon which "cardiformed" the farming planet. Hundreds of thousands died and hundreds of thousands more were addicted to the illicit drug. After that last act, however, the Outcasts pulled out of Kusari and back into the edge worlds, returning to isolation.

In late 807 as things start to quiet after the tumultuous early year, the mysterious organization known as the Guild appears and begins systematic shocking attacks throughout Sirius. What their intentions are or where they come from is a mystery. One thing is certain, though: everyone in Sirius is their target and their technology is advanced enough that the Houses decide to band together to confront them.

Sirius is now in the twilight of 808 AS. War rocks the nations, conflict sparking at nearly all locations. The Creeping Darkness of the Guild leaves a shadow on Sirius which has many worried about the future. Rumormongers state that the location of the Guild's home base has been found but none have challenged them on their home turf. The landscape has changed, the actions of the growing empires forever changing the face of Sirius. Will you be the next to influence the direction of your people?

Only you can decide.

This is Shattered Worlds: War-Torn.


Shattered Worlds: War-Torn is a Freelancer Modification that pushes the Freelancer engine to its limits to bring you one of the highest quality and most polished Freelancer modifications to date! But what is it that makes Shattered Worlds: War-Torn so special?

A Completely Rebalanced Ship System-

Long gone are the basic classes of Light Fighter, Heavy Fighter, Very Heavy Fighter, and Freighter. In Shattered Worlds: War-Torn, you get to fly how you want! Scouts, Interceptors, Combat Fighters, and Light Bombers make the archetypes of combat vessels, with specializations such as the Heavy Scout, Thrust Interceptor, and Fast Attack Fighter tweaking each class to your liking. With approximately 100 player-flyable ships available, many of which are exclusive to Shattered Worlds: War-Torn, you're sure to find your favorite way to fly.

Completely Overhauled Economy-

Make money how you want! Classic Credit generators such as missions and trading have been redone to be more rewarding and diverse, while new ways to earn have been implemented, including seven new freigher classes designed for different missions. Make the big bucks as a pirate, locking the trade lanes and looting the spoils; smuggle cardamine into lawful space to shady clients; trade goods from luxury food to rubber duckies from one side of Sirius to the other; or dedicate yourself to harvesting the spoils of the galaxy in a mining ship. The decision is yours to make!

All-New Mining System-

A new and exclusive way to mine has been developed by the mod team, making mining just as viable a source of income as even the wealthiest of traders in the largest of trains. So grab your mining ship, aim that mining laser (you won't be able to mine without it!), and haul your precious rock-bound cargo to those waiting to pay you big.

Stunning Graphic Improvements-

With all new effects from custom ALE files; gorgeous, hand-crafted Starspheres; high-quality custom models; and many other huge improvements, Shattered Worlds: War-Torn is the most visually stimulating modification for Freelancer yet.

An Ever-Evolving World-

The Sirius sector is alive in Shattered Worlds: War-Torn. Traders, Miners, Pirates, Police, Bounty Hunters, and Freelancers move from system to system, interacting and communicating, fighting for survival in their ever changing sector of space. Almost a decade has passed since 800 A.S, and the systems show it. Some stations have evolved, factions are advancing, and new powers have emerged from the great black, such as the mysterious Guild, the twisted Nomad Cult, and even the Nomad aliens themselves.

And Much, MUCH More!

Capital Ships, echoes of war, and even rumors of life beyond the Sirius rim in the Orion Sector hint at some of the planned changes for this ever-expanding mod. With all the improvements listed above, plus numerous other changes and tweaks, and a warm and inviting community to top it all off, what are you waiting for? Come carve your own destiny and leave your mark in the universe that is:

Shattered Worlds: War-Torn

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Blog RSS Feed Post news Report abuse Latest News: SW:WT 1.6 Creeping Darkness Expansion

0 comments by reboare on Nov 16th, 2011

The SW:WT 1.6 release is the next step in the story of Sirius on the Shattered Worlds Freelancer Server. It focuses heavily on realizing the changes to the face of the Sirius sector that have been played out by factions online in addition to adding more detail to the back story of the mod surrounding the mysterious group called The Guild.

There are ~50 completely new ships in the Creeping Darkness update, as well as the Corvettes and Cruisers being made available to non-faction members. There are 2 completely new systems which belong to The Guild and are part of the continuation of the SW:WT mod storyline but on top of that there have been major changes to existing systems that were driven by player role play. The Molly's have extended their influence and consolidated their presence in the Yorkshire system. In Kusari the Blood Empire has been fully realized with re-worked reputations and factions that reflect the House's conquest by the Blood Dragons in the War of Light. Missions against the Guild have also been added in several systems which will definitely test even the most well organized of fighter groups attempting them.

Creeping Darkness is overall a continuation of the very fine work resulting from the SW:WT development team's commitment to high quality graphics, balance and new game mechanics that has made the mod one of the best recognized total conversions for Freelancer.

Visit the Downloads section or the SW:WT private forums for the 1.6 client!

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SW:WT v1.67

SW:WT v1.67

Nov 13, 2012 Full Version 15 comments

The final release of this mod due to lack of player interest on our privately hosted server, includes server files and an Open SP patch.

SWWT v1.64

SWWT v1.64

Mar 3, 2012 Full Version 3 comments

The download for the Shattered Worlds:War-Torn version 1.64 client, better known as the Creeping Darkness Expansion. Voted one of the Top 100 mods of...

Shattered Worlds: War Torn Mod Version 1.62

Shattered Worlds: War Torn Mod Version 1.62

Nov 30, 2011 Full Version 4 comments

The download for the Shattered Worlds:War-Torn version 1.6 client, better known as the Creeping Darkness Expansion. Voted one of the Top 100 mods of 2009...

SW:WT Freelancer SP Campaign Compatable Client

SW:WT Freelancer SP Campaign Compatable Client

Nov 30, 2011 Full Version 12 comments

ATTENTION: The original file that wasn't working with FLMM has been replaced with a compatible one. --- 26-5-13 --- - A small patch has occurred to the...

Shattered Worlds: War Torn Mod Version 1.6

Shattered Worlds: War Torn Mod Version 1.6

Nov 16, 2011 Full Version 3 comments

The download for the Shattered Worlds:War-Torn version 1.6 client, better known as the Creeping Darkness Expansion. Voted one of the Top 100 mods of 2009...

Shattered Worlds:War-Torn Mod Version 1.5

Shattered Worlds:War-Torn Mod Version 1.5

Nov 14, 2010 Full Version 18 comments

The download for the Shattered Worlds:War-Torn version 1.5 client. Voted one of the Top 100 mods of 2009 by and featured in PC gaming magazines...

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MrPerson Jun 27 2012 says:

not much activity around here.....

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cygna Jul 1 2012 replied:

Fresh install of Freelancer.
FLMM 1.3 to activate it.

Then you are all set to go.
Server is still working, few ppl on there but growing again.
A big update coming soon.

See you in space.

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MrPerson Mar 20 2012 says:

so, This looks interesting, but I have no Idea how to install or find a server with this on it. Are servers still up or dead? are there people still playing on it? how many? Do I use Freelancer Mod Manager to install it? sorry for all the questions, first time noticing this mod and I am a noob freelancer player. Tracking it now.

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Wretched Apr 16 2012 replied:

FLMM is used to activate the mod. We've long since moved away from the custom installer, so its the same as any other mod :)

The server is indeed alive! The problem lies with the global server browser which is very very finicky. To keep connections up many servers have switch over to directIP.

Setting up directIP is simple:

First, right click the Freelancer icon and go to "properties".

Then in the "Target" section copy and paste this to the end of the call line. It should look something like this when you're done

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Games\Freelancer\EXE\Freelancer.exe"

Click ok and then you'll be able to see the server when you start up! Hope that helps. If you have more questions feel free to hop on the forums and head over to the questions section.

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CorporalHicks Dec 25 2011 says:

Hi there I just downloaded the SP compatible file but it says "The central directory was not found in the archive.. bla bla". Can you upload the right/fixed file? Thanks! I want to play the SP with the content of the mod so much :)

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CorporalHicks Dec 25 2011 replied:

EDIT: I figured it out, I just extracted it as .rar file and everything is all right. But I found out that its version 1.5, I will still play it but are there any plans for 1.62 SP convertion ?

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reboare Creator
reboare Dec 26 2011 replied:

Afraid not, there have been too many changes to the face of Sirius for Single Player to work. In particular we did a major shake up of the Kusari factions, in response to player RP on the server, that would make the whole Kusari section unplayable.
The Single Player compatible version still has all the best features of SWWT, it's just missing the additions since the 1.5 release, most notably the many new ships, which you'll only be able to find on the server.

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CorporalHicks Dec 28 2011 replied:

Ok, thanks for the answer ;)

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masternerdguy Dec 18 2011 says:

You know something, this mod is absolutely beautiful. And it looks good! I wish more mods would understand that just cranking up the bloom doesn't make it prettier, and did things like this.

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Reactorcore Nov 17 2011 says:

Oh man, 1.6 version has been released, guess I'll be reinstalling Freelancer then!

You guys should make a news post and update the front page to get some better exposure. Your mod is high quality enough to be featured on the front page of ModDB (on that big banner), if you make that news post and update the information.

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 10/10

This is a great mod, ive played on the server for along time and havent lost intrest at all, the community is nice, the gameplce is great :)

Anybody thinking about playing a freelancer mod should definatly choose this one, its great for beginers and experts, mainly becuase of how well balanced it is, which makes every pvp fight eciting and right down to the wire.

The ships that have been added are awesome, the grahpics are great and its just an all round great mod.

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