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Dodge through asteroid fields while piloting elite spacecraft. The action is endless as you make your way through 48 known star systems. Greed, morality, compassion, anger... whatever motivates you, the dynamic universe will respond.

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We’ve been having quite a bit of fun putting together the list of commodities we’ll be releasing in the beta. Some vanilla commodities are on the chopping block but most will remain, albeit after a significant makeover. But we'll also be adding 54 completely new and unique commodities to the game.

Off the bat we’ll be giving each house and a few minor factions an alcoholic beverage befitting of it’s nation which should add grounds for some fun RP opportunities. Waste will be getting a big overhaul with a new line of refuse commodities for the Junkers and corporate factions to get involved in waste disposal. Where things get quite interesting is the range of industrial and technological commodities we have lined up. Here we’ve added a lot of flavour to many corporate factions by giving them exclusive commodities which tie into routes styles that reflect their connotations.

Here’s a short preview of what’s cooking in the kitchen:

Isotopic Hydrogen

Due to its high reactivity, pockets of pure hydrogen are an extremely rare phenomenon. This rarity is more so in the case of hydrogen isotopes. Few examples of sustained isotopic pockets have ever been recorded. But their one commonality is their proximity to a source of continuous and intense radiation.

Chemicals and fuel are heavily under represented in vanilla. Isotopic Hydrogen is just one of eleven commodities we'll be introducing as part of a rejuvinated chemical industry. Firms like Cryer Pharmaceuticals, ALG Waste Disposal, Synth Foods and Samura Industries will all get a generous slice of the pie. But for this commodity in particular, we have more than just an infocard and a pretty face lined up. So watch this space.

Engine Components

Every interstellar vessel in Sirius relies on fusion rockets for propulsion. Instead of drawing power from a ship’s primary reactor, each rocket houses a miniaturised core which vents superheated gas directly through the rocket’s cone. Due to the enormous force exerted by these engines, mounting a whole engine at once can make a ship structurally unstable. Instead they are split into several components and reassembled to encase part of the ship’s chassis. The colour of the vented gas is a peculiar phenomenon and can vary from ship to ship. The material used in the rocket housing, fuel composition and the ship's fuselage are all believed to affect it.

We're all familiar with engine components. This commodity is a staple of the Freelancer economy. So we've kept it and given it a long overdue makeover. In practice it will play a role in a production chain involving several other commodities, allowing plenty of room for just about any corporate faction to get involved.^-

Proxy Rigs

A proxy rig is a ship modification that allows remote access to a ship’s flight computer. Proxy rigs must be manually hardwired into the ship’s infrastructure and effectively override its manual controls. Ageira's original project was investigating means of hands free flight control, but was shut down in its early stages due to fears of its abuse. Regardless, it didn’t take long for the blueprints to find their way into the criminal underworld. The technology has been slowly proliferating but is far from perfect. Many of the flaws native to the legitimate project persist in the cobbled together imitations constructed by the criminal tech-savvy. As a result, most proxied ships end up careering off into space or crashing into the nearest stellar object. Nevertheless, possession of proxy rigs is outright banned by all four house authorities.

Arguably my favourite commodity. Proxy rigs are a new contraband item we'll be introducing as a faction-specific product of the lane hackers. The infocard above is just one piece of a much larger puzzle we've created for players to piece together by seeking out various articles of lore dotted around the mod. Players will unravel the mystery of how the plans were procured and how they are being used just by doing some investigating at the locations they can be sold at.

We're looking forward to unveiling the rest upon launch and we're confident it will create a much more immersive experience for players to engage in.

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Guest
Guest

Does anybody know why I have practically no sound in this game? Only thing with audio is firing missiles and escape pod beeping in cutscene, everything else is maddening silence.

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Guest

First time installing mods, so if I want to install a mod I just install it's latest version? Also is there a sequence to install the mods. I see lot of options like Discovery, Genesis, crossfire, etc.

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rsabatino
rsabatino

Discovery and Crossfire have their own installers and should be played at separate times. they both run servers and have a robust online community. other than that most of the mods you see use freelancer mod manager Moddb.com download this and it will store your mod and you can activate them and inactivate them. here is something you activate a mod with the mod manager and everything else you want to use is red which means that mod should be activated by it self

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Fanny_Wabble
Fanny_Wabble

Can anyone please assist me with the game.a couple of friends of mine want to lan the game this weekend but we only have one copy of the game , mine.please help can discovery freelancer play without the cd?

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rsabatino
rsabatino

yes it plays without the cd go to Discovery site they have tools for you there

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Son_of_Angmar98
Son_of_Angmar98

You could try Antares rebirth it plays without cd also doesn't require freelancer mod manager or freelancer install you just unpack and play but single player doesn't work

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GiDiN
GiDiN

which mods are compatible with each other? or should i install only one?

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rsabatino
rsabatino

you have to check the mods out in the mod manager. if the mods are black they work together if the mod is orange it might work if the mod shows red they don't work. mod makers have a way to make no mods work with their mods with a script they put save safe is true. that makes it that no other mods work with their mods.

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Guest
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For Next Mod Project, maybe the position of planet-planet and other space material is according by the universal orbital of the solar systems, stars as centre of gravity, thanks, good job FOYA

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Alic3x
Alic3x

there is a new EU-Server for the Mod Nightstalkers Universe. It has launched a short time ago. The server hosts the newest version of the "Nightstalkers Universe Mod", which features tons of Sci-Fy ships from famous shows and games. For example you can enjoy some ships from BSG, SG, some X-Ships, B5, SW, Mass Effect and Trek-Universe (both universes). Until now there are some active players and a good connection (low latency). FLAC runs on the server too. So if you want to spend some time in freelancer again, its the perfect destination for that.

You can reach the forum via: Nightstalkermod-eu.de

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