Forums member Warzog reports that the Beta release of Reckoning 4.0 is out. This Freelancer mod features ships and locations from the Privateer and Wing Commander universe. You can download the Beta here (21 MB). Updated Paradigm textures are available as a seperate download here (750 kB).
- This new version has 70 new systems which conform to the original game, 540 people populating 99 new bases, with 51 new wrecks, and 76 new rumors. New models include the TCS Vesuvius, Perry Naval Station, New Constantinople, and the original Privateer's Mining base.
- All of the ships have been reworked to repair weapon hardpoints, with some ships receiving new textures. The wrecks have a new look, complete with sparks, smoke, and fire. And they are now destroyable.
- Factions have been renamed, new music has been added, the Kilrathi have Kilrathi names, and capitol ships now have TCS names. A new faction, the Privateers, has been added, and they will even give out missions.
- The commodities have been reworked to more closely conform to Privateer.