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Post Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:39 am

server still wont connect...

so i've tried with an unmodded completely new version of freelancer and i still can't connect. im running windows xp service pack 2

Post Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:41 am

i have a firewall also and i tried to end most of the processes in task manager.


Post Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:56 am

There are times when you have to start clean...
There can be several reasons for having problems so I won't go into detail but follow the steps listed here and you should be up and running again.

Some Mod's need a clean install of Freelancer before you do anything...
And there are times when you just have to delete everything inclucing Freelancer and even uninstall the Mod Manager and then reinstall because of corruption and then reinstall everything again.

Especially if you have used any Mod's before you need to do a clean install of Freelancer because sometimes not all the files get removed.

By clean I mean make sure you get a nice shinny new set of files without any corrupt or files left behind by just doing an uninstall/reinstall.
If you just uninstall Freelancer there may be some files left from the modified files (Mod's) in the Freelancer folder. This happens sometimes when you use Mod's...
Don't worry just delete your Freelancer folder this will not cause any problems.
By default your Freelancer game files will be installed and can be located at
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Freelancer

1... Deactivate any Mod's in the Freelancer Mod Manager if you have activated any.

2... Delete your Freelancer folder located at
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Freelancer
* I'll say this again... Delete your Freelancer folder instead of uninstalling Freelancer to make sure there are no files that sometimes can get left behind after an uninstall, unless you check to make sure there are no files left in the Freelancer folders after you do a uninstall...

3... Delete or move any previous saved games... move the saved games to a new folder or delete all the files in your saved games folders.
Saved games are located in:
C:\Documents and Settings\your name\My Documents\My Games\Freelancer\Accts
Both, the Singleplayer and Multiplayer folders.
If you play online Multiplayer the saved characters are saved by the server you play on.
If you don't move or delete your saved games they can cause a conflict and will make Freelancer crash, this is guaranteed!
Why? Because there will be new ships, equipment and other goodies that will not be in your saved game files...

* When you activate a Mod you will need to start a new game.

4... Install Freelancer again with the Freelancer CD.

5... Install the Freelancer QuickFix by Louva-Deus after you re-install Freelancer and before you activate the Mod...
* Some Mod's need the QuickFix installed into your Freelancer folder or they won't work, and it don't hurt to install the QuickFix anyway because it fixes some of the bugs in the original Freelancer files.
* The QuickFix is an exe file...double left click on the file QuickFix-v1.0.exe browse to your Freelancer folder and install the Freelancer QuickFix in that folder.
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Freelancer
* By default the QuickFix installer will select the default Freelancer folder
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Games\Freelancer
You can download the Freelancer QuickFix here
Freelancer QuickFix is a game patch for Freelancer that 'quickly fixes' a ton of stuff in the game. Here is what is included in the QuickFix package:
* Disables 3D Sound (this caused many problems for people)
* Enables Advanced Graphics
* Enables Advanced Error Logging
* Updates/Fixes the freelancer.ini file
* Updates the video hardware support
* Freelancer S.D.K. 1.3 (offers over 2000 code fixes)
* If you don't do all the steps above you will probably experience a crash or several other problems.

6... Then activate the Mod using the Freelancer Mod Manager v1.3 which you can download here.

7... Have a blast.

Post Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:27 pm

i tried all that to the still won't connect.

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