The idea of this mod is to allow you to play as any given race from the series and also from other existing mods out there, which was started by chris some years ago, many people have helped the mod get it where it is right now, and there isnt much left to finish up other than bug hunting and possible replacing of ship models. I would like to see this mod make MOTY at some point but i need to focus on stuff that needs to be done. Currently the few remaining teams are being worked on me, right now im focused on cleaning up the mod to make it as friendly and enjoyable as possible which is why i would like people to play test the mod and help me find any potential problems with the mod itself and get them taken care of. Also to determine what needs to be balanced, nerfed, buffed etc is also another role i would like testers to help out with by giving me their opinions, inputs etc. You can contact me here or via my Email

Sites of interest:< - Main Web Site: The site also contains a large group of HW2 modding tools from 4e543b and some links to some excellent tutorials. (Page links only work in Internet Explorer, or Firefox using IE tab, sorry.) - The majority of our work in progresss can be tracked through the RelicNews Forums. - Come join the group at, this is a site where you can come and play HWU with friends for some intense multi-player battles.

Current downloads of this mod are up on sourceforge.
I update the mod every now and then so be sure to check the sourceforge page for last updated to get the current working variant. In addition i post what changed have been done from the last on a facebook fan site for homeworld 3.

The only races that arent fully done as of now are Tobari, Bentusi, those 2 teams are in need of more ships in order for them to be fully completed.

Here is the link for the manual - it's also still in progress but should help the first time HWU player:

Other information not in the manual:

Not mentioned in the manual is the CPU Attack Priority Option - use this option to add extra difficulty when playing a match, there are five settings our testers have told us that the "More Often" choice is the best for a good hard match. Note: these settings are independent of the standard Easy to Expert choices for difficulty giving the player 15 choices for AI gameplay.

Homeworld2 must be patched to version 1.1 for the mod to work correctly.

Your data folder (usually c:\program files\sierra\homeworld2\data) must not contain a different deathmatch.lua - as it may override the deathmatch.lua that is within the HWU big file.

If you want your badges to display properly on the homeworld 2 teams aka Hiigaran and Vaygr you need to have shadows disabled otherwise they will be displayed as a white box, this is due to shaders being used from HW@ to display their cruiser correctly which seems to be conflicting with ours.

The deathmatch_test game mode can be selected in the options menu, this will allow you to check out some of the more work in progress stuff as well as load the map of HWU's donated but unused ships.

Donated materials and a full list of credits can be viewed in the Credits menu from the main menu in HW2.
Lastly i did create a video tutorial explaining how to set up your in game races correctly so you can avoid desktopping, so here is the link to the video hope it helps out new players.

Steam group created for Homeworld universe mod.

I think that's it for now, feel free to ask any questions, and have fun!

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Took me awhile but Homeworld Universe is up on steam for download for hw 2 classic. Shadowgaz and Myself will be porting it over to Remastered in the near future. And in time will have the ships updated for Remastered, got close to 500 ships after all. Here is a link to the steam page for the classic version.

HWUR is on hold

HWUR is on hold

6 months ago News 2 comments

Homeworld Universe mod will be placed on hold for a few months, due to real life events that took place.

Homeworld Universe recruiting

Homeworld Universe recruiting

11 months ago News 3 comments

I am in need of people who would be interested in working on homeworld universe seeing as the remakes are coming out at some point here in the future.

HWU interview with Gul Dukat

HWU interview with Gul Dukat

11 months ago News 0 comments

Online match with gul dukat from sins of a solar empire rebellion mod star trek armada 3.

Looking to recruit people to help HWU grow

Looking to recruit people to help HWU grow

1 year ago News 9 comments

Looking to recruit people interested in modding homeworld 2.

A community project aimed at creating the ultimate Homeworld2 mod.
Homeworld Universe v 1.0.9 rerelease

Homeworld Universe v 1.0.9 rerelease

1 month ago Full Version 6 comments

I uploading this to moddb prior to putting my PC together so afterwards i can convert this to hw 2 classic on steam. The only real changes are adjustments...

Gameplay Enhanced for HWU 1.0.3

Gameplay Enhanced for HWU 1.0.3

7 months ago Full Version 3 comments

CHANGE LOG 1.0.3 • The ATI display is now enabled by default, and I added a message telling players how to hide it by pressing "SHIFT + I" and "SHIFT...

Homeworld 2 modding tools

Homeworld 2 modding tools

2 years ago Modelling Tool 1 comment

Materials that will assist new modders and old alike.

Taiidan Cruiser Mini mod by Enterprise E

Taiidan Cruiser Mini mod by Enterprise E

3 years ago Full Version 6 comments

Cruiser mini mod created by Enterprise E DO not release in your own mod without getting permission from Enterprise E like i did for HWU.

Diephlys mission boy SE V 1.9

Diephlys mission boy SE V 1.9

3 years ago Mapping Tool 6 comments

Download link for mission boy SE v 1.9, in order make sure there is a copy of it somewhere.

Homeworld Universe map pack

Homeworld Universe map pack

5 years ago Multiplayer Map 10 comments

Converted hw 1 maps into hw 2 format for use with the HW2 mod homeworld universe. 37 maps total with backgrounds and soundtracks to the appropriate map...

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Doci Jan 4 2015 says:

Hey guys :D
Ur mod looks pretty interesting :)
But i can not open the rar archive :c
Need some serious help :)

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Jan 4 2015 replied:

you need either winrar or 7zip to open it.

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Doci Jan 5 2015 replied:

yaya ;D
winrar wasnt working so i try 7zip!
thanks for the very fast reponse mate :)

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Doci Jan 5 2015 replied:

7zip isnt working as well :I
I try a redownload (was playing League of legends while downloading it, maybe Teemo stole something from the data)

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Doci Jan 5 2015 replied:

It is working :D
thx for the help :)

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Doci Jan 5 2015 replied:

sry for the spam ^^
I have windows 7 and when i try to load a game it crashes :c

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LeviathansWrath Creator
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Doci Jan 10 2015 replied:

hihi thx :)

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CyberManBeast Dec 19 2014 says:

Are there any plans in using XSystem in this mod?

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Schnitzel18 Nov 16 2014 says:

The normal Vaygr heavy missile frigates don't launch heavy missiles and the Vaygr trinity cannon found on battlecruisers and pulse destroyers also doesn't work. Just letting you know. :)

Also, you should consider including the new shaders into your mod.

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Nov 16 2014 replied:

actually they do work

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LeviathansWrath Oct 21 2014 replied:

glad to hear it and stay tuned because i got starscream working on 2 very special concept art ships that robert cunningham made that will be brought to life for the hiigaran team very soon.

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Maya- Oct 17 2014 says:

I know it's not the place but i'm sorry, it's been nearly a year since i left without saying a word, i had my reasons believe me, and now... well... thoughts were a torture this week, i think i'm a b*tch, that's it, said.

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Oct 27 2014 replied:

so where u been maya and are u maya from FB?

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