I have put together a Freelancer zip file with the files needed to get going (that I needed to get going), with instructions to run for those returning and fed up with Freelancer just not working. Make sure you read the - Read Me B4 Install.txt file. Let me know if there's any problems or changes I should make in the comments below.
This file includes:
The Freelancer Game
The 1.1 Patch - Fixes MP Issues
No CD Fix - Fixes Not starting /running and Disk requirement
If when you run Freelancer and get a black screen at loading you need to disable the startup movies in Freelancer.ini :
The file is "read only" by default, so change this or you wont be able to save the changes
movie_file = moviesMGS_Logo_Final.wmv
movie_file = moviesDA_Logo_Final.wmv
movie_file = moviesFL_Intro.wmv
And change to:
;movie_file = moviesMGS_Logo_Final.wmv
;movie_file = moviesDA_Logo_Final.wmv
;movie_file = moviesFL_Intro.wmv
The Void Map
If your returning to Freelancer after a few years, when you install the game on WIn7 or Win 8 you probably will not get a Multiplayer ID, this prevents you being able to play Multiplayer. Here's an easy fix for those with the problem.
hell mate, 1 year i stay in Omega 11 for diamond, 1 year i'm exposed to radiation, 1 year i think about real fresh pinacolada from Hawaii in Sigma-19, 1 year i try to repair my ship (booster and cruise has dead, i must remplace it).
but everything are not black and moron, i meet some guy from freital base and we have long speech about omega 11, history, things we can do here and more.
3 month ago a red hessian friend give me a wetsuits with new anti-radiation material, good stuff to explore the asteroid ring around the red giant sun "Wardoo go to explore wrecked ships in D-6 and E-6 sectors i buy infos about weapons in these ships".
the travel has not fun and cool, radiation, bounty hunterss think we are wanted...because our ID readercard don't like radiation and the recognize signal can't be read propely by hunters.
finally we reach the first wrecked ship, nothing except a
dead guy inside the *****pit but we found an letter from a station abandonned on deidus planet....so few years ago scientists try to understand deidus and her sand storm and more, but after 6 month they must come back to solarius station because all guy breathe too much small particles of irradiated sand, maybe air filter is the cause.
finally after two day the loot has rich, 10 canons, 25 units of h-fuel, 156 units of diamonds, 15 units of light arms, oxygen and more.
i hope with this loot and my 362 units of diamonds i repair my ship to leave of this system.
first thing i do i go to a medical center for a full radioactive decontamination,
in second have fun with escort girls in the best place of sirius (hawaii is a good choice i think).
in three sell my old ship stay few month in omicron alpha, a friend request me to search about origin of nomad and other research about hispania ship, maybe we found some loot and data in the computers.
for deidus planet i keep the letter and try to find the excactly position of station on the planet and maybe we try to reach it i'm worried about irradiated sand particles and i don't want to loose my lungs for nothing, good preparation is essential
so now i think i stay 6 more month in omega-11 for deidus project.... and 6 months for the recovery of loot and other information on deidus....no more
Well here it is, my Diary, of how it all began. I was 21 and my Father had just died, he was the only family I had left at the time. I had nothing to keep me there......... well. I will let you read what is written and find out for yourself. My name is Nicholas Payne and this is my story:
Gater’s personal log 3016.03.10.1039(Ship Time):
Well that about does it. They installed the new engines yesterday. They wanted the fighter engines so bad they swapped straight across even though mine are bigger and more efficient.