To play on our server, please do the following:

  1. Perform a vanilla install of Freelancer
  2. Update to Freelancer v1.1 here
  3. Install the Global List Workaround patch found here
  4. Open Freelancer
  5. Select Multiplayer and accept the ESRB notice.
  6. DO NOT DELETE THE KEY THAT IS SHOWN ON THE NEXT SCREEN! Simply accept it.
  7. If you do delete the numbers, or they aren't auto-generated, use the Freelancer Account Manager to generate a new one.
  8. Select Internet game
  9. Locate our server, named "LPIW"

Take a peek at the Freelancer Wiki.

Make sure to also check out how to change the resolution beyond 1024x768 (hey, it's an old game, OK?) by checking the Wide Screen Gaming Forum