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One, big, shiney newbie question

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Post Wed Mar 14, 2007 8:26 am

One, big, shiney newbie question

First let me say that this site was a huge surprise. I didn't expect such a devoted community to Freelancer, especially this long after the game's been out, but this is one of the best resources I've seen for modding a game. (I'm not counting any FPS games' modding communities, of course, because those just reproduce like cockroaches.)

To business: I've got one simple question. Which mod do I use?

I like the Freelancer universe and backstory. I don't want to sully it with transplanted pieces of other universes. A great many mods I've seen around here bring in ships from Star Wars, Star Trek, Wing Commander, and so on, and while it's nifty to see that possibility, I really don't see the point in that beyond a proof of concept. If nothing else, it's kind of silly to be flying a Federation capital ship as a 1-man fighter.

I've got no objections to new stuff in princible, but there's a limit. A lot of rebalance mods seem to go a bit far. I know that makes this kind of question hard to answer or maybe even hard to palate, but it's already made my search of this forum and website take over two days. For instance, the Frontierspace mod looked right up my ally, except it kept going up my alley and into the street on the other side. What are the Jetan, really? I'm pretty sure the Shadow race that hails from Zha'Dum is part of a another universe, too... maybe fought with some Vorlons... destroyed a few planets with subterranean missiles... BTW, can I place Membari psychics in my cargo hold to stun nearby Shadow ships? No? Rats.

Anyway, such is my dillema. I'll continue running around looking up mods, but I figured there was a help forum for a reason. I have a sneaky suspsicion I'll have to deal with at least something that isn't originally Freelancer. I don't suppose anyone's made Freelancer models of the Hammerhead or Chig fighter from Space: Above and Beyond, eh?

Post Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:34 am

massive addon
crossfire 1.7

dunno the other mods that well

Post Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:14 am

Everyone will have a favourite or indeed a vested interest. I personally play on Monkey Universe. The mod does allow you to fly new ships but they are mainly those which were used only by NPC in the original version such as the Monkey and Robot Fighters. Also although more systems have been added it is not so big that it no longer resembles Freelancer nor is it so big that you can play for ever without meeting another player.

There are other reasons for my choice of server and mod but for your criteria of sticking close to the original at the same time as actually playing a mod it seems to fit the bill.

Edited by - Druid on 3/14/2007 11:15:08 AM

Post Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:37 am

I figured there'd be favorites. I was kinda banking on it. Within a modding community, a player's favorite is a mod they know well and can speak of. The mod descriptions in the database and in the author's notes give you the raw facts, while a seasoned player's experience and recounted tales will give you a more personable working knowledge.

I mean, I can go over everything numerical a mod changes in the game- but knowing, for instance, that Gammu and Primus are now Order planets and have missions and commoddities and such isn't the same as someone saying, "Yeah, I played that mod and being able to run missions against the Nomads isn't all it's cracked up to be." Something can look great or lots of fun as an idea, but isn't really that good in practice.

The gate swings both ways, too, which is why I'm not COMPLETELY opposed to outsider content. I just don't want anything like a world conversion going on.

Bravery is not a function of firepower.

Post Wed Mar 14, 2007 11:22 pm

Well, Crossfire looked promising... until I tried to host my LAN server.

Truth be told, the surefire way to cut down all the lag, lamers, and cheats of the Internet is to host your own server on your own network with your own friends. That way, if you do find anyones cheating, you can clock 'em then and there.

Meh, maybe he'll let me host my own.

"Bravery is not a function of firepower."

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