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Post Wed May 31, 2006 12:32 am


Hello, all. Freelancer is ceratinly one of the greatest games I've ever played, and I'm perplexed by Microsoft's decision not to do a sequel.

I've often considered trying online play, but I've been put off by the following problems-

1. I live in the West Highlands of Scotland and our village doesn't yet have broadband access- is there any point in playing the game on dialup? Or would the lag be simply too severe?

2. I haven't the first idea of which server to join, even if the game *is* playable on dial-up.

Sorry if this isn't the place for these questions. Thanks in advance for any advice.



++it is not dead which can eternal lie yet with strange aeons even death may die++

Post Wed May 31, 2006 11:32 am

Microsoft is not making FL2 because of censored reasons.

However we are at

Post Wed May 31, 2006 12:39 pm

no one really knows why not - anyways, i would say if you have a truly good dialup connection its playable online but you won't be winning any server tournaments - if however you have a 14k dialup its just too laggy to play online - MODs can't be played on any dialup connection, due to the overhead involved when you add more and more ships/equipment - but "vanilla" freelancer 1.0/1.1 is ok on a 56k connection

Post Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:06 am

Thanks for the advice! It seems OK on 56k dialup- ping is about 260 at best, though- that still seems very high.

Any advice about good 1.1 servers?

All the best,


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