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Vega Strike (OSS) Space Sim News
Posted by Whisper928 on 2014/3/11 12:49:11 (337 reads)

Vega Strike is a first-person space trading and combat simulator, developed for Microsoft Windows,
POSIX Unix-like operating systems such as Linux, FreeBSD and Mac OS X systems.
Many of the core game mechanics of Vega Strike are indirectly inspired by Elite.
The successors to Elite, namely Wing Commander: Privateer, were particularly strong influences.
Released under the GNU General Public License, Vega Strike is free and open source software.
See above links for more inclusive details.

PS: Privateer Gemini Gold also available.

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Enigma V.4 ATG (Deutscher Freelancer-Mod) Freelancer Mod News
Posted by J.R. on 2014/1/7 19:36:54 (1699 reads)

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Developed on and for the GERMAN version of Freelancer, this Project aims to serve a lot of variety to the player.
Even though Enigma V.4 ATG features improved graphics, custom Sound- and Jump-FX aswell as new Systems, Stations, Ships and Items, the main concept of this MULTIPLAYER ONLY-Mod is to keep the "vanilla" Freelancer-feeling while not being too overloaded with too many ships or way too powerful equipment. (...since there are already so many Mods out there with hundrets of Ships, Systems and Items)
Each Account can have up to 10 Characters with its appropriate Faction-Outfit. The implementation of almost every valuable feature of FlHook 1.67 and the serverside management of Special-Events enables the players to impersonate whatever he/she preferes.
Be a mighty Faction-Leader, an Explorer, a lawful Police-Officer, a Bountyhunter, a ruthless Assassin, a member of a Military Faction, a relentless Pirate or prosperous Trader... Everthing is possible...

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Update on Star Citizen Development Star Citizen News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2013/10/22 22:37:06 (820 reads)

I think the majority here follows the development of Star Citizen very closely, but I just wanted to highlight the latest developments so nobody misses out.

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The crowdfunding campaign has reached more than 23 Million US Dollars - which means that the game is fully funded by the community.
They also released a new website and since August, the Hangar Module is available for download. In the hangar you can take a look at your purchased ships.

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There is no concrete update on the modding aspect of the game. However, in recent presentations from Chris it has become clear that he did not forget about the modding and especially the private server aspect. We will most likely see those features very late in the development, probably not before 2015.

Check out the latest stuff at the official website! There is a lot to see.

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10 Years of Freelancer The Starport News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2013/3/4 18:18:13 (3231 reads)

10 years ago on March 4th, 2003, Freelancer was released. To this day, Freelancer remains to be the reference in space action and role playing games.

Chances are that this year will be a very interesting one for the game. Interest in the genre is rising again and we might see some major mod releases this year. Also, it has been rumored that a digital release of the game could happen very soon.

However, we also need to take a look at the more distant future. Freelancer is getting older and so is our website. Hopefully this year, I will try to get away from Xoops (our current CMS) and relaunch the website using a major forum software (phpBB or SMF) as the main website element. We will keep the Wiki and the Forge.
As regards the site content, I think our strength is covering space games with support for modding and private servers. So far, there have been almost no reasonably good games in this segment since Freelancer. With Star Citizen however, this might change. If there will be proper support for modding and private servers, expect Star Citizen to become a major focus of our website. Also, Infinity might be another future game that we could cover.

Back to Freelancer, we want to celebrate today's birthday with the release of the Freelancer Multiplayer Beta to all registered users of the Starport. Follow this link to get to the beta forums (registered users only). Thanks a lot to our community member "runod" for providing the beta files!

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Dramatic Graphic Improvements for Freelancer! Freelancer Coding News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2012/12/17 2:12:48 (7367 reads)

Over the past several months since our demo release, FriendlyFire has been working on fine tuning our DX9 integration as well as adding a few extra components to make this mod look even better. The below video highlights these news additions: lens flare, improved dynamic lighting, reflection maps, distortion maps and our work in progress shadow mapping.

If you like what you see, please don't forget to vote for us!!!

If you like what you see, and have been playing, please don't forget to tell your friends, your communities you frequent and social sites like REDDIT/Twitter about this mod. Player word of mouth goes a long way and we'd appreciate any of the support we can get for this mod of ours! Thanks everyone!


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MotY 2012 Final Voting! Freelancer Community News
Posted by w0dk4 on 2012/12/11 8:56:41 (1641 reads)

This year we have three mods in the final voting phase of the 2012 Mod of the Year awards over at ModDB!

Please take a minute and vote for Freelancer and the successful mod teams:

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DS9 Freelancer Server Freelancer Server News
Posted by starworlds on 2012/9/20 23:46:50 (3700 reads)

Hi all!

Ds9 has been around and running since 2003! We were with some of the first servers created and started adding to the game along time ago.

Now we are coming back with a rebuild! We are sticking with the Sci-Fi universe with ships from all your favourite shows + some wacky ones! But now we are working on the balance of the mod, bringing those prices down and adding some of the great FLHook options that have been added to other great servers!

We host server hunts and games on a weekly basis with our current player base and welcome you all to join, even if its for just that bit of fun.

The mod is under constant revision at the moment while our development team work on balancing the mod and building our RP story which we are hoping will bring all the sci-fi universes together for the first time, while creating a fantastic RP environment around it, and if you dont like RP then just come and have a look around.

This is not a Mod based on ANY other mod and we are working very hard to bring it back up to scratch with the FL community, so please come and support us, as every person added to our forum or server is a pat on the back for us

New clans who come on our server will receive 200 million credits to help them start up, plus we have a section on our forums with advice on how to start up your own clan and keep it going. Systems are rented by clans, who in turn can rent out bases to individual players who want their own base to reside in and pay rent monthly.

Below I will list some of the features we currently have, please check out our forum to see what we are working on! Hope to see you soon

- 237+ Added ships
- Loads of added commodities
- Loads of added equipment
- 20+ new systems
- Server games
- FLHook full of plugins
- Changed effects
- Clan wide systems
- Loads of added solars and stations
- Clan and faction bonuses
- EXE Installer
- Automatic updater
- Dedicated starter system
- Dedicated PVP system (Top Gun)
- Dedicated staff
- + Loads more

Below is a list of some of the new ships

Aen Nnea Thhaei
Anakin's starfighter
Angel Wing
Argon Titan
Bat Plane
Klingon Bird-of-Prey (mk2)
Borg Assault Cruiser
Boron Hydra
Chig bomber
Corellian Corvette
Cylon Raider
Dark Angel
Dragon Breath
Droid Fighter
E3-Y Jedi
Enterprise D
cardassian Type-3 Galor Class Warship
Goner Ranger
Republic Gunship
Jem'Hadar Warship
N1 Naboo starfighter
NSEA Protector
Planet Express
Federation Pursuit
Spot's Fghter (Custom ship by spot)
StarDestroyer (Republic)
Thunderbird 1,2,3
Romulan Valdore
Vampire Light Assault
YVF 29 Jade Falcon


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