Chief warlock of the brothers of darkness, lord of the thirteen hells, master of the bones, emperor of the black, lord of the undead and the mayor of a little village up the coast.

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Oct 11 2013, 1:15pm replied:

It's waiting to be processed. Be patient.

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Sep 28 2013, 1:35pm replied:

We have identified the problem and already fixed it in our most recent working repository. Sadly there will be no special patch released to fix this error, but the fix will be included in the next larger update (release gamma, this year).

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Sep 17 2013, 5:51pm replied:

No, this is not normal. What graphics card are you using?

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Aug 2 2013, 3:52pm replied:

Yes.

It'd have been too boring if all bugs were finally fixed :D
Thanks for reporting it and I'm sorry for the late answer.

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Aug 2 2013, 3:48pm replied:

Hmm, that's no known error. Did the STC beta installer install without any notification?

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Aug 1 2013, 1:35am replied:

I love the model :), but like Zero said, normal maps are better for an ingame model. Especially having in mind that HW2 has a bad z-buffer, which leads to flickering if two polygon layers lie near on top of each other. So...:
Are you using the correct shader? (matte)
Are all shader channels (parameters) named correctly?
Have you activated shadows in the game options and in the ship file? (necessary to render normal maps)

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Jul 28 2013, 3:59am says:

Very cool! Can't wait for it to happen :)

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Jul 2 2013, 3:39pm replied:

I don't understand?!

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Jun 12 2013, 1:29am replied:

Are you playing in windowed mode? What's your resolution? Did you change the scaling settings in the GPU control panel?

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Jun 9 2013, 4:04pm replied:

No crack support here.

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Jun 9 2013, 4:04pm replied:

If performance is bad try enabling/disabling vsync in the options. If this doesn't work, come back here...

Which animations are buggy?

Ships can separate, go to the launch menu and launch the sections.

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Jun 8 2013, 2:48am says:

Now that's cool.

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 29 2013, 5:01am replied:

Have you installed the HW2 1.1 patch? Moddb.com

If there are still problems, try to use the 'Safe Deathmatch' game mode. There are problems with the other gamemodes in the most recent release... but this will be fixed soon.

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 24 2013, 5:25am replied:

Yet, there're no plans to add the Cheyenne Class. If we add it in future, I suppose we would add it to the TNG era. There's low chance for this though, as the TNG Federation already has enough ships, but admittedly the Cheyenne would make a good TNG successor for the Constellation class.

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 24 2013, 5:11am replied:

Have you installed the HW2 1.1 patch? Moddb.com

If there are still problems, try to use the 'Safe Deathmatch' game mode. There are problems with the other gamemodes in the most recent release... but this will be fixed soon.

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 20 2013, 4:04am replied:

Go to the standard launch menu and... well, launch the sections^^

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Stargazer42 May 18 2013, 7:18am replied:

Have you installed the HW2 1.1 patch? Moddb.com

If there are still problems, try to use the 'Safe Deathmatch' game mode. There are problems with the other gamemodes in the most recent release... but this will be fixed soon.

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 14 2013, 4:24pm replied:

Can you post a screenshot of the visual errors? Perhaps try some older shaders?!

Anyone else here using a GTX 680?

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 11 2013, 3:06pm replied:

We tested the new shaders on Intel HD 3000 and Intel HD 4000 cards and on these the mod now should run without problems. Could you please check if you have the latest drivers installed? --> Intel.com

Are you using the Desura or the Moddb version?

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 6 2013, 12:06pm replied:

Go to the 'Launch menu' (shortcut 'L') and launch the parts!

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 3 2013, 4:41pm replied:

We know :)
I just wish the moddb admins wouldn't have shown off with their *awesome* Photoshop skills...

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 3 2013, 1:48pm replied:

First of all, can we please continue this discussion here: Moddb.com
or send me a PM. I don't want to clutter our front page...

There's nothing in the log, what should lead to a crash. Can you create a new HW2 profile and see if the error remains? (And perhaps delete your old profile files in \Homeworld2\Bin\Profiles\, just to be sure.)

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 3 2013, 1:40pm replied:

This patch only works for the ModDB version, not for Desura. As far as I know, Desura doesn't allow patches.

err..Nathan? All Desura people have to re-download the mod to get the latest version, right?

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 3 2013, 1:32pm replied:

If we give them zip or rar files they start to complain why we cannot make an installer.

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 3 2013, 1:30pm replied:

Yes, it has to be applied to the existing installation, just as it says in the description above:
1. Download this: Moddb.com
2. Install it.
3. Download this: Moddb.com
4. Install it.
5. Play!

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 2 2013, 3:30pm replied:

The fix is out! Intel HD graphics cards do now work with the new shaders :)

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 2 2013, 3:28pm replied:

Thank you :)

The reason is: the HW2 numbers are no good representation of the actual strength of a ship. The strength of a ship depends crucially on how you put your ship to use.

The main difference between the Defiant and the Nova is that the Defiant has focused firepower, whereas the Nova has spread firepower: all weapons of the Defiant point forward, the phasers of the Nova point in different directions. This makes the Defiant very efficient against single ships (it can unload its full weapon power in each attack run), the Nova however is good if surrounded by several small ships (omnidirectional defense).

The Homeworld 2 numbers might also play a trick on you, because the phaser arcs on the Nova are set together out of several single weapons (turrets) to cover the full arcs. I just had a quick look at the actual numbers in the ship files and the Nova might have slightly more health than the Defiant, but the Defiant has a roughly 25% higher regeneration rate and about 1/3 lower (mean faster) acceleration and rotation times.

In a 1vs1 fight, Nova vs Defiant, the Defiant will always prevail.

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 2 2013, 12:51pm replied:

Why do we even create a newspost with explanations on new stuff?

There is no difference in the maps between 'Deathmatch' and 'SAFE Deathmatch'. I just tested it and don't have problems here on my PC. Does the log say anything specific?

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 May 2 2013, 12:33pm replied:

This comment doesn't help anything to fix your problems.

What's the error?

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Apr 30 2013, 2:20am replied:

Is there anything in the log now?
And does default HW2 work?

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Apr 28 2013, 5:19pm replied:

Oh right, I forgot about the anim folder. Seems like everything is in place.

Ok, here you go. You have to create a shortcut and add command line parameters to it:
1. Create a shortcut of Homeworld2.exe (you find it in \Homeworld2\Bin\Release\)
2. Right click on the shortcut and click on properties
3. Go to the 'Shortcut' tab
4. There's a property called 'Target'. At the end of this line append (with the '-'):

-mod STC_main.big;STC_shader2.big;STC_fonts.big

The entry should now look similar to this (all in one line):
"C:\Homeworld2\Bin\Release\Homeworld2.exe" -mod STC_main.big;STC_shader2.big;STC_fonts.big

5. Apply and click Ok.
6. Double click the shortcut to start the mod.

optional:
4.a In addition you can also append the following parameters:
skip all movies:
-noMovies
lua logging (interesting for debugging):
-luatrace
run HW2 in windowed mode (sometimes HW2 doesn't start without this):
-windowed
custom screen resolution (can also help to get HW2 to run):
-w 1980 -h 1080

For further reading on the HW2 command line parameters:
Hw2bsg.org

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Apr 27 2013, 4:00pm replied:

Strange. So the installer didn't say that it couldn't find your HW2.exe?

Can you please check if the mod files were still extracted correctly? Then I'll give you instructions how to set up a shortcut manually. Please list all files in ..\Homeworld2\Data\. There should be files like Homeworld2.big, Music.big and some more *.big files. There shouldn't be any subdirectories.

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42 Apr 26 2013, 10:40am replied:

- Have you installed the HW2 patch 1.1? If not download it here: Moddb.com
- Did the installer say that it couldn't find your HW2.exe? Then you have to reinstall the mod. You have to select the Homeworld 2 main directory - NOT the data folder - as installation path (e.g. C:\Programs\Sierra\Homeworld2).
- Have you installed the HotFix?

If you still can't get the mod to run, then please post your HW2.log at our forums: Moddb.com
You can find the log file in ..\Homeworld2\Bin\Release\Hw2.log (Hw2.log - NOT *ErrorLog.txt, NOT *miniDump.dmp). Please copy the content and post it there.

I hope this helps :)

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