Freelancer Anti Cheat

Freelancer Anti Cheat (FLAC) is a server side application capable of protecting against all sorts of cheats. Many cheats/mods won't work anymore while others are simply rendered useless. Next to anti cheat this tool also allows server operators to add many new features to their mods which would otherwise be unavailable to them.

Feature list

  • The most advanced anti cheat available anywhere.
  • In game commands for players and admins.
  • Plug-in support, ability to add your own functionality giving you the full power of what FLAC can do.
  • Player cloaking features which are 100% secure, it is in no way possible to use any sort of cloak cheats to your advantage making cloaking a viable and fun addition to any server.
  • Variable cruise speeds, different ships can fly at different cruise speeds.
  • Advanced ship mounts, allowing equipment to be restricted to specific groups of ships regardless of mount type, increasing the game's moddability tremendously.
  • Base and Jump gate/hole locking, groups of ships can be set to be unable to dock certain places where others can.
  • Support for dynamic economy, allowing you to setup your custom economy or use a commonly available plug-in to do so instead.
  • Player dockable ships, making it possible for players to dock for instance battleships piloted by other players who can then fly you all over the galaxy.
  • Dynamic cargo pods, large freighters can be setup to have destructible pods which are automatically attached when hauling cargo and when shot will cause you to lose cargo and possibly incur a piracy penalty as well.
  • Proper mooring, audio states mooring rather than docking and ships moor and cast off facing the fixtures without the need to modify the original game files so npc's will still be able to moor as usual as well.
  • No PvP zones, you can specify area's where player damage is switched off below a specific rank.
  • Regenerative armor upgrades can be modded and used on for instance nomad ships to make them regenerate hull just like shields would.

History

Development of FLAC started back in early 2003 and the application first saw light of day on the Eagle Utopia server on July 1st of that year, which was the day that server was launched. FLAC started out as a private tool to protect against server crashes and other instabilities Freelancer servers suffered in those days. Due to the success of this tool and requests from outside it was later made suitable to run on a variety of servers out there and made available to other server operators. Many of the anti cheat features within FLAC are proprietary and kept from the general public. This was done deliberaty to prevent possible leaks from being exploited. These days FLAC covers all the important cheats known, and caused development to take a new direction in recent years where focus has been to improve on Freelancer's moddability. To date, FLAC still holds the best track record of stopping cold cheats on both unmodded (vanilla) and a large variety of modded servers out there!

Availability

Our software is not publically availalbe, copies are only provided to experienced server operators and their affiliates.

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