Fear nothing, I found my copy of Freelancer ( unmodified & repacked version for Windows 7 ) which still works ( I always used this copy to play CF in the past )....no cracks needed
Installed CF back again, OP's workaround worked for me, deleted the launcher.ini, now everything works, just logged in
To all who use Windows 10 like me: MAKE SURE YOU HAVE DIRECTPLAY ENABLED !!!
If OP allows me, then I can make a way to share my copy of the game for everyone who needs an easy to install & working version
Edit: I forgot how to tag someone in my reply, how to do that guys, please help xD
I can not allow that but I probably can also not prevent you from doing that.
I am not going to break any rules, it was only a suggestion from me
To keep it simple: if anyone need help with the install, message me
I can get vanilla working, but not this mod. Unsure how to proceed. Any suggestions?
Hey there Ray!
Make sure to install Freelancer Mod Manager first, but do not run it directly after install.
Then install CF mod ( during the install, it usually finds the Mod Manager's "mods" folder, if not then tell it where it is ), then let it install ( usually 5-10 minutes depending on configuration ).
After CF has been installed, launch the Mod Manager, you should see Crossfire mod in the "available mods", click on it, adjust the settings to your preference, then install. It will look like that the Mod Manager hangs, but it actually works, give some time for it.
After the CF activation is successful, try to launch CF mod from your desktop ( if you let the program create the shortcut for you, if not then search the launcher )
The first launch will take some time ( the launcher needs to update ), then everything should go smoothly. If not, refer to Crossfire launch error codes ( there is a post for it on the forum ) or feel free to ask for any further advice
no suggestions unfortunatly since i dont understand how this error still could happen eventhough the source of the error was bypassed
maybe we can do a teamviewer session so I can investigate on this issue on your PC?
I can not reproduce it on my PC.
Ok, i activated DirectPlay in Windows Components (y the fuck is this disabled???)
Then did a fresh install
Selected Vanilla FL Shader
The usual Error Code showed up
Selected Vanilla FL Shader again
Now it´s running flawlessly in Vanilla FL Shaders!!!!!
OMFG Exxo, thank you so muuuuuchhhh!!!!!
With other Shaders i still got the same Error Message
No problem, glad you managed it
Windows 10 keeps Directplay disabled by default
With shaders, i stick with vanilla ones, still beautiful, and with the other shaders, i cannot see the intro videos, just saying
I had a Teamview session yesterday evening with a player that had problems getting Crossfire to work.
A good opportunity to see the problem from a different perspective.
I think there are 3 key issues that could lead to problems.
- A disabled DirectPlay in Windows 10.
Windows 10 by default has this feature disabled (god knows why).
Here you can read how to enable it: How to Enable the Ultimate Performance Power Plan in Windows 10
- The next common problem is when the game is getting installed into the "C:\Program Files x86\... " directory.
This could lead to user permission issues.
It is much better to install the game into the root directory of a HDD/SSD -> e.g. "C:\Freelancer\"
- And finally Windows 10 build 1809 is an issue due to the changes that were done to the DirectX functions of that build.
The workaround that I created bypasses these functions and allows the mod to run at least under the Vanilla FL shader setting until I can provide a better fix.
However, yesterday I noticed a minor issue in which the workaround did not apply instantly. I got it to work but it took additional steps.
Not a big deal actually but uncomfortable especially for players which install the mod the very first time.
Thats why I changed a few default settings. Now the workaround should apply on the first try (especially for new players).
The instruction how to apply this workaround remain the same.
Sometimes a different perspective helps to see the issues more clearly.
- A disabled DirectPlay in Windows 10.