I've been playing Crossfire 2.0. It's my first time playing Freelancer with a mod and I must admit I'm enjoying it. Well, that was until I raced Hovis. I've lost 4 times so far. I'm using a freighter and finding the cruise too fast to make the corners and the afterburner too short burning to remain competitive with Hovis. I read a thread suggesting that racing with a freighter was easy but for the life of me, I don't see how that can be.
A previous thread on the subject referred to "sliding" a ship and using the afterburner to provide thrust but "sliding" wasn't explained. Can anyone explain to me how to slide? Or is there a work around for guys using freighters?
I suppose if I must, I can sell my freighter and buy something lighter but I've grown rather attached to it since almost all the NPC factions want to kill me.
Please share your thoughts,