THE REAL WORLD DOES NOT HAVE A MOD

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siliconworm
siliconworm Jul 15 2014, 7:39pm replied:

Yes, and you are supposed to avoid these collisions by giving smarter commands.

+3 votes     mod: Homeworld 2 Complex Simple
siliconworm
siliconworm Jul 14 2014, 5:15pm replied:

No torrents. Try to use a download tool to download this.

+1 vote     download: Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.8
siliconworm
siliconworm Jul 11 2014, 4:58pm replied:

They simply have too much nuclear waste to dispose safely...

+1 vote     media: New Map
siliconworm
siliconworm Jul 5 2014, 6:23pm replied:

Do you mean downloading or extracting? There's no problem with downloading. If you are extracting the rar, you need WinRAR 5.0 or higher version.

+1 vote     download: Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.8
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 25 2014, 11:24pm replied:

Dock your Dreadnaught to Shipyard Nabaal, not your own shipyards, the countdown timer should start, after the countdown is complete, the repair objective will be complete.
Moddb.com

About the enemy production ships, they are set to invincible on purpose to prevent bugs. When you hear the order to destroy them, you can destroy them.

+1 vote     download: Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.8
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 25 2014, 12:24pm replied:

Mission 10 or Mission 9? Please upload a video for that:
Moddb.com
I'll see what is wrong.

I don't think the Dreadnaught can easily die in Mission 10, because it takes at least 2 Light Granules for the Progenitor to kill it, and this shouldn't happen in the cutscene. When your Dreadnaught is hit by a Light Granule for the first time, immediately initiate a hyperspace jump to teleport it right into the central area of your fleet, then use all your capital ships surrounding the Dreadnaught as meat shield to defend it against further Light Granule attacks, while sending Patchers to repair the damage. When the Progenitor runs out of energy, they can no longer launch more Light Granules, then you can safely move the Dreadnaught to the Bentusi.

+1 vote     mod: Homeworld 2 Complex Simple
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 25 2014, 12:04pm replied:

Select 6 movers, right click on the Dreadnaught, it definitely works. Once the Dreadnaught is moved, the Keeper will hyperspace in again and attack you.

I'll try to prevent the Movers from flying out of map, but I won't reduce the speed of other ships. You'll have some options to reduce the ship speed in skirmish custom settings, but then you will see the need to maintain that high speed in the campaign so you can defend your objectives as quickly as possible.

Actually, you shouldn't throw a bunch of driving upgraded destroyers into a dogfight with Progenitor drones around an enemy megalith and just watch them fight. If you anticipate any collision, you are responsible for keeping everything in control. You are supposed to give your ships wiser orders (such as using the waypoint mode) in situations like this.

+1 vote     mod: Homeworld 2 Complex Simple
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 23 2014, 11:04pm replied:

I haven't tested it in multiplayer, it probably doesn't work.

+1 vote     mod: Homeworld 2 Complex Simple
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 23 2014, 7:22am replied:

1. After crash, go to Bin\Release folder, open Hw2.log (NOT ErrorLog.txt) with NotePad, copy everything inside and send me (using Private Message) anyway. In 99% of the case, there must be some important information recorded in there.

2. Also, upload a screenshot of your entire skirmish settings here: Moddb.com
I'll examine if anything is wrong.

3. Make sure your Data folder is clean, there should be no raw files and folders (not big files) from other mods.

4. Contact me via Private Message, I'll see what I can do.

+1 vote     download: Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.8
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 22 2014, 11:33pm replied:

Read the TROUBLESHOOTING section in the instruction pdf carefully, especially check if you have conflicting start positions. If it still doesn't work, send me your Hw2.log after crash.

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siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 22 2014, 8:46am replied:

OK! I just figured out a way to reroute it. In the next version, the Mothership and the 4 stations should be able to continue to build even if they are docked to the Strategic Shipyard.

+1 vote     mod: Homeworld 2 Complex Simple
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 22 2014, 4:37am says:

DID YOU KNOW: There're tons of unique complex functions just to make those 3 little thrusters on the back of the Juggernaut work. Each one of these little thrusters works independently, and can be detached or attached automatically.

+2 votes     media: New Map
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 22 2014, 4:27am says:

Even playing Progenitor with an expert ally (Hiigaran) against two CPU Experts (Progenitor and Raider), I find myself have to turtle until the 20th game year, because the new AI after improvements is really that strong!

+2 votes     media: New Map (PTV model)
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 20 2014, 10:38pm replied:

There's a built-in game type description, you just need to click the "question mark" button on the left of your game type options as these two screenshots show:
Moddb.com
Moddb.com

Basically, every type has its own starting fleet and settings. Besides Simplex Custom and Simplex Territories, all the other game types don't give you many options to customize your game -- all the other invisible options are just fixed. For example, Simplex Tactical has very difficult settings and makes the match very slow, while Simplex Carnage makes the battle much more fierce. You can find all these settings in Simplex Custom. Simplex Territories, on the other hand, is a completely different story, it's really another mod (called "Territories Mod") implemented in this mod.

+1 vote     mod: Homeworld 2 Complex Simple
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 20 2014, 10:21pm replied:

You are probably hit by some powerful EMP, the only thing you can do is to wait, sometimes the EMP can be so strong, that your ships may be paralyzed for a very very very very long time, basically wasted...

If you are a beginner of playing this mod, I recommend you not to fight the Progenitor or Expert AI, because they are very strong.

+1 vote     mod: Homeworld 2 Complex Simple
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 20 2014, 7:52am says:

I have only Contra in my game folder, and I've re-installed the game many times, but it still crashes as frequently as usual! Anyone who's saying he has zero crash, please just tell your skirmish settings so I can copy the exact settings and try!

+1 vote     mod: Contra
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 20 2014, 7:45am says:

I can't play this mod now, help!

Whenever I launch a new game, it just crashes!

The Hw2.log says "could not find family SuperCapSmall_Hgn, All family names should be defined in data\scripts\FamilyList.lua."

I didn't have such problem with your last version.

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siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 18 2014, 11:19pm says:

LMAO!!

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siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 18 2014, 11:06pm replied:

No! Why? You can't build anything from the Mothership when it's docked to the Strategic Shipyard, but the Strategic Shipyard has its own purpose! When you have the Fleet Admiral rank, dock the Mothership and all 4 stations (Crew, Power, Research, and Arsenal Ship) to the Strategic Shipyard, then you can build a lot of new stuff on the shipyard! If you don't know what a Strategic Shipyard can do, browse its building menu and read the descriptions.

+2 votes     mod: Homeworld 2 Complex Simple
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 18 2014, 8:40pm replied:

When a production ship is docked, it can't build anymore. This is a hard limit of the HW2 engine and I don't know how to fix it.

+1 vote     mod: Homeworld 2 Complex Simple
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 18 2014, 4:56am replied:

not really...

+1 vote     media: First Complex Campaign
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 16 2014, 7:11pm replied:

Yes! Based on my testing, you definitely need a lot of hyperspace inhibitors to prevent baserape XD

+1 vote     media: AI using hyperspace jump (PTV model)
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 16 2014, 7:04pm replied:

Did you dock it to shipyard Nabaal? You need to dock it to shipyard Nabaal, not any of your own shipyards. When it's docked, a countdown timer (15 min) should appear, after 15 min, the Dreadnaught will be launched from the shipyard automatically.

Did you see this countdown timer? Here's a screenshot of this countdown timer: Moddb.com

If this is exactly what you did, but it didn't work, did you do something unusual before docking the Dreadnaught to Nabaal?

+1 vote     mod: Homeworld 2 Complex Simple
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 16 2014, 2:00am replied:

It's not just any fish!

Actually, it's not a fish!

It's Vaygr's Advanced Bioship whose design was based on a fish!

It is this "fish" that keeps the military leverage between Hiigaran and Vaygr in balance!

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siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 16 2014, 1:48am replied:

In Path To Victory, you need to capture enemy ships to gain technologies when playing the Raider. However, from a player's point of view, I find this dissuade me from playing the Raider, simply because I'm just not a blitz type player (I'm a turtle type player actually) and I'm really bad at capturing enemy ships in battle!

Also, as a modder who transplanted PTV into Complex Simple, I also find that the Turanic AI will be too weak if they have to capture some particular types of ships in game -- those ship types may simply never present in a game!

+1 vote     game: Homeworld 2
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 14 2014, 11:44pm replied:

I could do that, but I didn't, because the AI players will be too weak if they have to capture every single type of ship.

+1 vote     mod: Homeworld 2 Complex Simple
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 14 2014, 11:36am replied:

You have to achieve this in the complex way, using sobgroup functions (at least as I believe). I programmed some dummy hyperspace gates (invisible) that are spawned and despawned constantly, and let the AI players of the new races to use these gates. This method is too complex and is not perfect (the AI is still not smart enough), but it works. I went for dummy hyperspace gates instead of normal hyperspace jump because I already have an integrated trainer in this mod that facilitates the real hyperspace jump, and I wanted to avoid any potential conflict between these two functions.

If you are interested, you can see my source code in the next version of Complex Simple. You can just program the AI to let them use normal hyperspace jump instead of dummy hyperspace gates.

+1 vote     media: AI using hyperspace jump (PTV model)
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 14 2014, 9:07am replied:

What's your skirmish settings? Can you tell me your exact skirmish settings so I can see if that is the reason for my crashes?

So far, I've played hundreds of skirmish games using your latest version, but I've NEVER finished even single one of them because of the crash! My CCGZH is v1.04 and I have absolutely no such trouble when playing ShockWave or ROTR.

+1 vote     mod: Contra
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 14 2014, 5:55am replied:

Hiigaran and Vaygr AI players already know how to use hyperspace jump (defined in HW2 engine). They have clear purpose when letting their Battlecruisers jump (such as, to attack the enemy base or to defend the resourcing operations)

What I did here, is to allow AI players of other races (Kadeshi, Turanic Raiders, and Progenitor) to use hyperspace jump too. Their purpose of doing so is not very clear. The warships of these AI players just jump to the enemy or the allied base to check if there's something to attack -- if there's nothing to attack, they may jump back to their own base.

+1 vote     media: AI using hyperspace jump (PTV model)
siliconworm
siliconworm Jun 13 2014, 2:37am says:

Am I the only one who's constantly experiencing crashes in skirmish?

The game constantly crashes after a few minutes in skirmish, no matter whether I'm playing a 4-player or 8-player (official) map! Can somebody at least tell me, what factions and what settings does it take to just let me finish a game?

+1 vote     mod: Contra
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