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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1 comment by LeviathansWrath on Oct 1st, 2014

Recently i ran into an unknown fatal exit that is showing up whenever i host a MP game that did not show up earlier and i am at a loss as to why as i played games with a few friends with the same version few days ago and nothing like this happened. Anyways only reason i wanted to continue working on homeworld universe was to get some PvP action going until the remakes come out but that doesnt look likely asi dont know why this is going on. Once i am able to get a job again and start earning for myself i will try to get a replacement computer for myself cause this thing is old as hell right now. Anyways it may take some time but once i do get up on my feet again and when the remakes come out i intend on porting HWU over to the remade homeworld 2. And i hope this time i will have a team to work with instead of it being a one man mod team.

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Changes from v1.0.4, Energy cannons have been given to Kushan, Taiidan, Somtaaw and Beast and both beast and somtaaw build and tech trees have been altered...

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Taiidan Cruiser Mini mod by Enterprise E

Jun 10, 2012 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.

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Diephlys mission boy SE V 1.9

May 29, 2012 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

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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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snapsvk May 1 2014, 5:59pm says:

Hi, i want to ask if anyone had same problem as me. I downloaded, installed this game and tried to play but when I start the game, it will load on 25% and then game crash without any error. Startind game with race select for all "Choose above" like in the tutorial. where can be the problem? thanks for help

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LeviathansWrath May 2 2014, 12:00pm replied:

look at your hw 2 log file in the release folder about a fatal exit if it shows up in there and let me know what it says, file titled HW2 and its a text file.

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snapsvk May 2 2014, 7:01pm replied:

i seen the last comments after a while and i saw, that this mod doesnt works on win7..

in the log is this on first line:

Homeworld2.exe caused a No Memory in module ntdll.dll at 0023:7731dcda.

if u want full file, let me know, i will send it in pm

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nitoomorbo Jun 4 2014, 6:12am replied:

but it worked for me ... at first didnt because i didn to de ''choose above'' for everyone

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Guest May 1 2014, 8:00am says:

hi, i doesnt found anywhere how to install this .big file that i downloaded. any one help please?

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LeviathansWrath May 1 2014, 2:44pm replied:

Download .big and move file to your data folder and then edit your homeworld 2 shortcut and include this in it -mod HWUniverse-1.0.0.big

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empireman0102 Apr 13 2014, 12:58am says:

I did exactly how you said to set up the races, but it still crashes when loading a map.

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Soldier96 Feb 8 2014, 5:55am says:

it may be stupid question but,is there any of the races that are umm,aliens?

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Piemanlives Apr 16 2014, 11:17pm replied:

And by that definition you mean?

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LeviathansWrath Apr 19 2014, 12:44am replied:

sorry for being gone so long i just got fed up with stuff going on with my best buddy and the fact i lost over 3k keeping the phone line running for him from the jail he is at for 9 months nearly now. well i dont know for sure if i will work on the mod again but i believe there may be a way to solve the lag issue but need help from Mole man and Mikila to do it. Anyways if the mod is still crashing on you empire then i have no idea how to fix it cause i dont see why it should be crashing in the first place.

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