Homeworld 2 continues the epic struggle of the Hiigarans and their leader Karan S'jet. Many thought their hardships would end when they returned to Hiigara, yet fate has not been so kind to the Exiles. Now the Hiigarans face a new and bitter enemy, a renegade clan from the eastern fringes of the galaxy, who wield the power of the ancients. Homeworld 2 chronicles the valiant journey of the Mothership and its crew into the oldest regions of the galaxy to confront their new foe and discover the truth behind their exile.

Post tutorial Report content RSS feed Make Homeworld2 work on Vista

This problem touched a lot of people and Sierra didn't care... I do care and I will end your torture.

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Here's how to play homeworld 2 in 7 easy step:

1- Install the game
2- Update to 1.1
3- Open a command (type ''cmd'' in the search bar and press enter)
4- Copy/paste this line (use the right button) bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff
5- If Operation Completed Sucessfully appear restart your computer
6- Right click on the shortcut and press ''Run as Administrator''
7- Press Allow and ENJOY!!!

If you have any question or problem send me a PM.

P.S. If the next time you click on your icon it still dosen't work redo step 6 after some time the game will start on click.

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Dammo
Dammo

Hi, I registered specifically to add something to this bcdedit.exe suggestion.

In my case, when I rebooted my laptop (a Dell Inspiron 1720 running Vista Home Premium as the OS), it caused a big headache. Vista failed to boot. It would show the Dell logo, then flash with a blue screen (BSOD) for a moment, then reboot and load into a System Diagnostic tool. It would run diagnostics and disk scans and ultimately conclude that it could not find the problem, or that it was caused by unspecified system changes.
System restore did not help. (I had set a restore point immediately before making the bcdedit.exe change above).

The disk scan can be cancelled, which will allow you to proceed to some additional system diagnostic tools - including a command prompt.

SO, what to do?

First, I tried un-doing the bcdedit.exe command.
In the command prompt, I entered the following:

bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOn

Then I rebooted the laptop. Still not fixed... the blue screen continued.

Further research revealed the following suggestion:

bcdedit.exe /set {default} nx AlwaysOn

Then I rebooted the laptop, and it loaded into Windows Vista as normal. As if it were all but a dream...!

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piper647 Author
piper647

Dell?
Inspiron?

Ultimate BSOD maker. I had a 1525 once. It decided that he would destroy windows... just like that. Called Dell... ¬_¬

Anyway, u understand.
Try an other computer or in compatibility mode.

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mololu
mololu

had the same symptoms on my xps 1530 - decided to just screw it and stick to the disk until it breaks to be on the safe side.

Never had any issues before but this has just shaken my fairly thin patience with windows and anything remotely related to it.

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GMagoy
GMagoy

Hello, I am having a really strange problem, running the game on Vista.
Well, I've tried running the game emulated for WinXP SP2, as admin, and I can run the game.
But;
Every onscreen moving object is very fluid, ships moving around, etc.
But every time I try to move the camera (change the focus, zoom, pan, rotate, etc.) the game gets more laggy than hell, with less than 1 FPS.

I have a nvidia 9800 GTX with the most recent drivers installed (185.85) also running RivaTuner (dont know if that causes a problem) Pretty solid gamer rig, Core 2 Duo @ 3.22 ghz, 780i SLI mobo, 4GB RAM, etc.

I really feel like the game is sitting in front of my rig, what looks to him like a Demi-God and he's just too bedazzled to use any of the resources properly.

Any help ?! Please ! The game doesn't crash, but it's not playable anyways !

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piper647 Author
piper647

Sorry, I have no idea.

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tamaron
tamaron

Turn on (or off, Idon't remember) the VSync in the video configuration inside the game.

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mbs357
mbs357

I'm having this problem too.
The solution to get it to work 1.1 patched in Windows 7 64bit worked but I still get the screen stuttering.
I found that if you leave the build, research or launch windows open it doesn't do it, and eventually after the game had been running a while it clears up on its own.

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linus2002pop
linus2002pop

Works perfect with: Intel Celeron Dual-Core Processor EI200.

Nvidia 7200 GT.

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Madman4700
Madman4700

Hey, it wont let me update homeworld 2, i tried ingame and i tried downloading it and installing it manually, also, can it be ran in 1440X900?

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SAROMON
SAROMON

For me it says that it is forbiden to do that .

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madman2415
madman2415

I have followed all the steps described above and still not working. I run Homeworld 2 mouse flashes to the busy icon for about 3-5 seconds, and then nothing. If I open my Task Manager it shows Homeworld2.exe is running but nothing happens. Also If I try to end the process it does nothing and it stays there.My event viewer shows no errors durring this time. Any help would be apreciated.oh and I also set the compatability for windows xp service pack 2 and disabled all vista graphics.

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madman2415
madman2415

Nevermind I found out (It was on my friends comp I was trying to get it working for him) that he was running a downloaded cracked version of Homeworld 2. So it is on Him to figure it out. I think I will try this game out myself on my comp (I will go and buy it if I can though. Will it run on a dual boot system (XP and Vista)?

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Obrusnine
Obrusnine

It's still not working for me, no matter what I do. The screen still goes black and crashes to the desktop.

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xenocide2003
xenocide2003

when I type in bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff and hit enter it says "The boot configuration data store could not be opened. Access is denied."

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Dark~Volition
Dark~Volition

ok i guess i may be having a different prob altogether...i can run 1.0 just fine...however once i patch to 1.1, it runs slow as though something is running in the background...

i'm runnin Win7 64b

i get no errors and no messages, its just ridiculously slow

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Deorsa
Deorsa

I have same problem as guy above, it tells me crap about my graphics driver but runs smooth as a babies arse without 1.1 patch. Rude. oh and I tried it with the cmd bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff but in short it says access denied. I'm the administor too.. rude Pc

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Yanxa
Yanxa

Same problem as Dark~Violition - I wouldn't have a problem with it, if it wasn't for the fact that all the mods require the 1.1 patch.
Advice?

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mbs357
mbs357

I'm also having these problems.
I haven't tried the solution in the tutorial yet though.
When I run 1.0, I get the outdated graphics error, and the horrible camera movement but smooth FPS otherwise.
The bad camera stuttering makes it almost impossible to play at some points.

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Jastrząb
Jastrząb

I didn't have a problem to start the game on Vista 32bit and on Win 7 64bit.Just turning the V sync on broke the game forever...But if someone has LCD Monitor with 60Hz then you will have maximum 60Fps in game,in any game for that mather.That set up is for CRT Monitors only.
My PC:
Intel Core 2 Duo 8200(2.66Ghz)
4G Ram
ATI 3870 ASUS TOP 512MB

In Complex Mod.max detail i have from 8 to 150Fps...In 1680/1050

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Jastrząb
Jastrząb

For those who want to change for any resolution.Right click on the shortcut and wrote that in the command line for example:
Homeworld2.exe" -w 1680 -h 1050

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Entropy_A
Entropy_A

dude it also wroks for windows 7. i tried it on my windows 7 ultimate and it worked.

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MassDownloader
MassDownloader

wth?
when im playing the game for i don't know how much time it just closes down goes to desktop without ANY message and the game closes.
i turned the DEP off already but nothing changed?
any fix for this?

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Dark_Ripper117
Dark_Ripper117

Hell...I see, It doesnt even let me path to version 1.1....it just sais "failed to start download"....i also tried to play mods like "star wars warlords" with ver1.0 and it crashes in the middle of the game or simply it doesn start....if you have any sugestions or help...Im starting to regret about buying the game.!

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NMilitant
NMilitant

For those that have bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff ending with access denied...

DON'T FORGET TO RIGHT-CLICK ON CMD and RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR!!!!

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Higaran87
Higaran87

i have the same problem as Dark_Ripper, 1.1 says "failed to start download". is their anyway to get the update? and make it work properly?

im on a windows 7 home premium 64 bit
intel core i3-530 processor
6gb DDR3 system memory
intel HD graphics

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lukkypuggy
lukkypuggy

Hey guys Im having the same problem: Homeworld 2 does not work AT ALL on x64 windows machines, all it does is have a black screen no matter what I do to fix it. I recently upgraded from 7 64bit but it still didnt work then.

Specs:
Dell Vostro 200
2GB DDR2 RAM
Intel Core 2 Duo @2.20Ghz
Windows 8 Pro 64 bit

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Jasanna
Jasanna

Somehow i can't change the Resolution. I can't even access the Options Menue because i can't see it -.-

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zigarythedovahkiin
zigarythedovahkiin

can you please help me i installed the patch and did everything. here's the error i get.

Homeworld2.exe caused an Access Violation in module atioglxx.dll at 0023:5e8b6c61.
Error occurred at 11/2/2014 16:50:14.
Homeworld2.exe, run by Ethan.
Microsoft Windows XP?.
8 processor(s), type 586.
1024 MBytes physical memory.
Read from location 00000020 caused an access violation.

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