Reckoning, the Privateer mod for Freelancer has been in the news a few times, most recently when Beta 4 was released. If you felt the mod made too many changes, then this may be for you. The Privateers have released a ships pack containing 23 Wing Commander ships.
This mod replaces Freelancer's ships, but leaves everything else unchanged. You can download it here
Forums member ck9791 posted the following to our Fan Fiction zone:
Seeing others posting their stories, I've decided to share what I've been working on. If anyone wants to read the wing commander fan fiction I've been working on, feel free to e-mail me at email@example.com and I will send you what I have written so far. This story is not finished, but it is the one I've made the most progress on. The file is too large to post here though, the story is currently 29 pages in microsoft word. I am going to try to find a way to upload it and then I will post a link here.
A plain text version can be downloaded here. ck9791 will send you the original Word document if you e-mail him. Comments can be posted at the Forums.
If you are interested, the story takes place in the Gemini Sector prior to the original Wing Commander. It focuses on a young 2nd Lieutenant from the Space Forces flying a Scimitar medium fighter off a carrier that is trying to prevent the Kilrathi from making progress into Gemini.