frozen Rheinland ships in Freelancer causes mission 3 to fail


When you are playing Microsoft Freelancer, you may experience any one of the following symptoms in mission 3: ? The Rheinland ships stop moving.
? If you shoot at the Rheinland ships, you receive a message that states that the mission failed.
? You cannot hear voices in the game.

This issue may occur if Fraunhofer IIS MPEG Layer-3 codec is not installed.

To resolve this issue, install the Fraunhofer codec. To do this, use Method 2 in the following article.
For additional information about how to install this codec, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
814549 Freelancer 1.0: Known sound issues

If you install the codec and if does not resolve the issue, ram the three ships that you encounter in this mission to destroy them without shooting.

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