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 HomeworldLegacy@yahoo.com


Sites of interest:

Hwu.homeworldaccess.net< - 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.)

Forums.relicnews.com - The majority of our work in progresss can be tracked through the RelicNews Forums.


Xfire.com - Come join the group at xfire.com, 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.
Sourceforge.net
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.
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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: Sourceforge.net

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.
Moddb.com

Steam group created for Homeworld universe mod.
Steamcommunity.com
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I think that's it for now, feel free to ask any questions, and have fun!

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2 comments by LeviathansWrath on Oct 28th, 2014

I am looking to recruit people who would like to work on homeworld universe because i intend to port it over to the new hw 2 HD when it comes out but i will require help. Skillsets i am looking for are as follows down below.

-Modellers
-Artists
-Scripters
-play-testers
-sound-effects

I also would like to add more gametypes to the mod besides the good old deathmatch and i have a few ideas. One is Capture the flag where you capture an important object on the map and have to hold it for X minutes and you win. Another i thought of would deal with convoys that you have to protect as they pass through the sector, that sort of stuff. Right now the main thing is redoing models and the textures for the races and there are 22 races with 549 ships at present. If anyone is interested in joining the team for HWU please post. The mod has been going on for nearly 6 years come this feb i believe and its basically been me working alone on it. Also i would like to improve the FX for ion beams, kinetic and the energy cannons and missiles. I also have starscream working on 2 special large super capital ships for the hiigaran team that rob cunningham made concept artwork for, Lazarus and Amazon Queen so gonna need help with those as well. Ways to contact me are here on moddb, over facebook, Mike Zimmerman, its the account that has a pre hw 2 carrier on it, you can get ahold of me over steam and my handle there is LeviathansWrath|TFL, and lastly skype and account is Michael Zimmerman119
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Homeworld Universe 1.0.7

Homeworld Universe 1.0.7

Dec 15, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

Release of HWU 1.0.7 changes from 1.0.6 Beast get 2 battleships which are the Mark 2 and Vanaar Jet. Progenitor MS reduced in size by 25 percent. Turanic...

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Taiidan Cruiser Mini mod by Enterprise E

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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

Jan 27, 2010 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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EmptySoul01
EmptySoul01 Jul 30 2014, 2:12pm says:

I cant get vaygr minelayer cause there no minelayer technology to research
and cant research armor upgrade for gunplatform but the mod is getting better.

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Jul 30 2014, 2:40pm replied:

Problems corrected thank you for finding those.

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ledernierrempart
ledernierrempart Jun 19 2014, 10:30am says:

this mod look awesome.

but it just crash when i launch a game.
so i cannot play it.

yes i have homeworld 2 1.1 and so far stargate mod, warlord mod, homeworld:@ mod worked fine.

i run on win8.

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ledernierrempart
ledernierrempart Jun 19 2014, 12:04pm replied:

ok you need to put " -low tex ".
but the game will be ugly with some none textured ships.
sadly it dont make the mod enjoyable.

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Kardonian
Kardonian Sep 6 2014, 12:52pm replied:

It's a pity, really. Something tells me that it'll work with no issues on XP, as well. Hopefully the team will figure out what's necessitating W7/8 users to run it on low textures.

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Gabrielnatz
Gabrielnatz Jun 13 2014, 8:32am says:

Which races have fully functioning AI?

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Jun 13 2014, 1:23pm replied:

Hiigaran, Vaygr, HW@ Vaygr, Beast, SOmtaaw, TUranic Raiders, Raiders Ascendant, Onslaught teams,HW@ UNH, Progenitor, Kadeshi, PTV Kadeshi, PTV Raiders, BEM, SOT, Derelict Kushan, i feel like im forgetting some but TObari, Bentusi, Kushan and Taiidan dont work Ai wise. Kushan and Taiidan will need some work to figure out how to get them to use research ships after i get that working when i get the time cause im working now so i no longer have times to do anything about this stuff.

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linus2002pop
linus2002pop Jun 9 2014, 9:52am says:

So Taidan and kushan is broken?

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Jun 9 2014, 10:46am replied:

Just the AI for them

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Guest
Guest May 30 2014, 3:33pm says:

Hello, I was playing this mod, when I noticed a problem with one of the units. The PTV Raider Enforcer, known in this mod as the Turanic Cruiser, does not function properly. In the PTV mod, it turned to fire broadsides at targets, like vanilla destroyers. In Universe, it fires straight on, like a battlecruiser. I wouldn't mind the change, except the Turanic Cruiser has most of it's guns fixed on both sides. By making it attack like normal units, it loses the ability to use the vast majority of it's firepower, and is rarely able to use it's turreted guns. The Turanic Cruiser has devastating weaponry, but cannot use it if it isn't turned to fire a broadside. Thanks in advance.

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath May 30 2014, 3:35pm replied:

Thank you for bringing that up ill take a look at it.
EDIT
Fixed and now attacks broadside vs all except fighters and vettes.

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Guest
Guest May 30 2014, 5:06pm replied:

Much appreciated. Of all the great things in the mod, the only thing that makes me happier than unleashing a Turanic cruiser's broadside is playing as Beast Evo and combining it with Hiigaran Torpedo Destroyers.

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