Happy 13th Birthday, Freelancer!
And it seems 13 is NOT an unlucky number in this case
FreeLancer is a teenager, still growing but has come quite a long way since the childhood days.
We have the awkward teen phases of trying out tons of things and really sticking with just a few but more and more stuff is still being discussed.
So I’m hoping this website (in the entirety) can be archived somewhere just in case. It would be nice to have a historical record.
Freelancer’s having a Bar-Mitzva :lol:
I’ve been playing since March of 2003, but I can’t any more. Windows downloaded a security patch on November 29th that has prevented me from playing on my Windows 7 machine. Can anybody tell me how to reactivate my favorite game?
Kinda off topic, but here goes: I’ve never had any problems with running the game on Windows 7. Probably has something to do with the version of Windows, or whether or not you use a Crack. Do you have Patch 1.1 or JFLP installed?
Posting here for anyone who stumbles upon this thread.
There’s a bypass for it, but the best way is to just use the official (legal) no-cd for Freelancer on this very site:
Also if you’re interested in the other method, Freelancer uses ‘SafeDisc v2.7’ and the ‘secdrv.sys’ is the file that requires the driver to be loaded. Luckily Microsoft left the driver in so you can manually reactivate it if you want.
Administrative Command Prompt:
sc config secdrv start= demand
sc start secdrv
Leave the window open, when done playing enter this:
sc stop secdrv
Rebooting may reset the driver to ‘disabled’ again. Be sure to check.
Source for the workaround: http://www.tertullian.org/rpearse/freelancer_windows7.htm
EDIT: It is SafeDisc v2.7 that is used, not SecuROM; courtesy of PC Gaming Wiki: https://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Freelancer