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Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:56 pm

I didn't want to necro the Star Citizen thread, but I was wondering if anyone knew where to get a copy of Freelancer... I'm probably going to be heavily involved with Star Citizen, but a friend of my said to check out Freelancer (even with the dated graphics)...
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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 05, 2013 2:08 pm

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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:03 pm

Freelancer is a fantastic game, definitely recommended. It also demonstrates that Roberts can deliver the goods even when things aren't going his way...a lot of his anti-publisher rhetoric stems from getting shafted big time by Microsoft when making Freelancer. Do be aware that like most old games the public multiplayer functionality no longer works though lan/hamachi should be fine and it's possible a community group has an unofficial patch or three. The idea of single player, private and public servers all rolled up into one comes straight from FL.

It would be nice if MS community-released this game like they did Mechwarrior 4. Been meaning to write them about it but it's effort and I'm lazy.
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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:55 pm

Thanks.. I was hitting up GOG and steam.. didn't think Amazon would carry it...

I'm not worried about the multiplayer for this one.. I'm interested in the single player...
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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Sat Apr 06, 2013 12:46 am

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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:21 am

clone wrote:that said I can only hope Freelancer has little to do with Star Citizen, their was as much wrong with it as their was good.
Do tell. I enjoyed Freelancer a great deal and would be curious to hear your criticisms.
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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 11:54 am

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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:00 pm

I'd agree with that summary completely. The thing is space sims/games of any sort are so few and far between ok games get a pass.
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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:31 pm

clone wrote:The universe never evolved

I would consider that kind of a footnote to the timeframe the game was released in. There wasn't anything better I'm aware of. Hell, IMO there still isn't.

Star Citizen should be friggin sweet.
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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:40 pm

Get Freespace 2. Not Freelancer.
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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 1:45 pm

yogibbear wrote:Get Freespace 2. Not Freelancer.


I haven't looked into mods, but the max resolution of 1024x768 really hurts Freespace 2's replayability. Actually, now that I think of it, I should look into mods...

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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:07 pm

Spyder22446688 wrote:
yogibbear wrote:Get Freespace 2. Not Freelancer.


I haven't looked into mods, but the max resolution of 1024x768 really hurts Freespace 2's replayability. Actually, now that I think of it, I should look into mods...

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Why would you be limited to 1024x768?? http://scp.indiegames.us/
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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:17 pm

Forge wrote:Why would you be limited to 1024x768?? http://scp.indiegames.us/


I believe the original game, even with the latest patch, only supported a maximum resolution of 1024x768. Like I said, I never explored any mods...
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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:21 pm

yogibbear wrote:Get Freespace 2. Not Freelancer.

Never tried it. Heard it preferred joysticks. I don't.
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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:23 pm

I've been meaning to check out Wing Commander Saga. www.wcsaga.com. Anyone tried it?
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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:27 pm

Spyder22446688 wrote:
yogibbear wrote:Get Freespace 2. Not Freelancer.


I haven't looked into mods, but the max resolution of 1024x768 really hurts Freespace 2's replayability. Actually, now that I think of it, I should look into mods...

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Go here, download it, select "Install absolutely everything", go make a nice pot of coffee and come back and thank me later.

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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:28 pm

Savyg wrote:
yogibbear wrote:Get Freespace 2. Not Freelancer.

Never tried it. Heard it preferred joysticks. I don't.


Perfectly playable as much as any space sim with a mouse. It's basically an FPS with full 3-D range of motion and an accellerator. There's too many buttons for any sensible joystick anyway, so even if you have a joystick with 20+ easy buttons to reach, you'll still be reaching across to your keyboard occasionally for squad commands.
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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Fri Apr 12, 2013 2:44 pm

yogibbear wrote:Perfectly playable as much as any space sim with a mouse. It's basically an FPS with full 3-D range of motion and an accellerator. There's too many buttons for any sensible joystick anyway, so even if you have a joystick with 20+ easy buttons to reach, you'll still be reaching across to your keyboard occasionally for squad commands.

Cool. It's too late for me to care anyway sadly, but I did love Freelancer.
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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:48 am

exploration lacked tangible rewards, while I'd find new star systems I wasn't really finding anything "cool" ships that didn't exist anywhere else


Ships.. no. Cool looking prototype weapons from wrecks could be found. But you needed a Titan (i Think that was the name) to use them.
I found exploring very fun in Freelancer, back then. I doubt the game could excite me now though.
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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:19 pm

That Freelancer felt unfinished is a very valid complaint, because it indeed was an unfinished game. All the fundamentals were there and it does hold its own, but it wasn't built out enough to be the masterpiece it could have been. The tl, dr is that when the developer was bought by Microsoft they were told they'd get lots of money and support to make Mr. Wing Commander's opus magnum but once the sale went through the MBA squad showed up and things went downhill fast.

Still, it rates as my second favorite space sim behind X3 and gives a lot of conficence that no matter what happens with SC, it won't crash and burn like some other high profile auteur/vanity games.
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Re: Freelancer

Postposted on Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:09 am

Crap, how did I miss the WC: Saga project? Damn... I might need to buy a new joystick and start playing...
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