Setup is pretty simple. If you have the game, install it! Make sure you install it somewhere other than Program Files. It'll have issues otherwise.
Then you get the Freelancer 1.1 patch
and install it.
Next you download this .rar (DIRECT LINK)
, extract, and run the file to reestablish the connection to the global server. Microsoft shut it down a few years ago but the community was able to make another one. This file streamlines the connection process.
The game should work from there. This is how anyone can get the game running!
All you need to do is get the game and install it. We can make our own server or we can join another one with other people. Please join us!!
Combat starts at 1:30. This is from an early story mission, so the AI is pretty easy. The AI can be pretty challenging, and human opponents are awesome. But this is a neat mission anyway because it ends with an assault on a rogue outpost, which is in the video.