But we have an understanding with the people who did. A new mod for Freelancer has been released. It's a spinoff of The Reckoning that replaces the ships and equipment in Freelancer with Wing Commander equivalents. The game's original storyline and universe remain the same. Wing Commander FL adds familiar fighters such as the Hornet, Sabre, Morningstar, Centurion, Bearcat and many more. The Broadsword, Crossbow, Paradigm and Concordia Class Carrier also have roles as larger craft in the game. Freelancer players set up the conversion kit via the FL Mod Manager. After installing that program, run the pack's .flmod file and use the manager to activate it. Check out the project's temporary status site for more information. You can grab the 12 meg file here.
Development of this mod came about while working on the old "Privateer: The Reckoning." That project had several bugs in it that I've been wanting to fix, and I had a couple of new and improved models.If ships appear to phase out occasionally during cinematics, it's a normal side-effect of Freelancer modification.
Unfortunately, I soon began getting bug reports that were almost identical to many of the ones from The Reckoning. I decided to eliminate the ship-related bugs before proceeding any further. With a crew of beta testers, we've managed to hunt down all of the glitches that we could find. This resulted in changing many of the ships' hardpoints, adding missing hardpoints, eliminating one of the new models, and the unfortunate removal of the TCS Vesuvius. Along the way, weapons and equipment were converted over to Wing Commander gear, some Wing Commander/Privateer music was added, a new AI was developed, the ship's explosions have been reworked, and the missions have been modified to work with the Wing Commander ships.
Currently, there are only two known issues with the mod, and they're both unavoidable:
1) Sometimes, when docking with the Carriers, your ship will bang about, forever. Simply fly past one end and try again.
2) On computers without a good graphics card, the top texture of the Bearcat will appear white.