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.
Facebook.com

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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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.

Steamcommunity.com

HWUR is on hold

HWUR is on hold

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

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

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

News 9 comments

Looking to recruit people interested in modding homeworld 2.

Homeworld Universe v 1.0.9 rerelease

Homeworld Universe v 1.0.9 rerelease

Full Version 7 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

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

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

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

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

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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Kardonian
Kardonian

Has anyone figured out how to get this mod working on W7 yet? I've followed the video to the letter, and still crash on loading.

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath

use the -lowtex command.

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Major.Spencer
Major.Spencer

For me, it's not work. What is problem for my computer? I'm use win7 change low quality in game.

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Major.Spencer
Major.Spencer

In shortcut properties?

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath

first off did u even watch the video tutorial?
Moddb.com

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Major.Spencer
Major.Spencer

Oh I don't think it have video. OK thank you. But why this mod can't play in normal set?

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath

because of the script that determines how races are selected.

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Major.Spencer
Major.Spencer

What file? maybe i can help you.

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Major.Spencer
Major.Spencer

Give me some example of how to place that.

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath

-mod HWUniverse-1.0.5.big -lowtex

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Kardonian
Kardonian

Alright, it's working. Thanks~

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freakyplayer
freakyplayer

Hello, is it only in my case, or all of you have problem with long loading of the first game, after turning game on ? (I didnt download v. 1.03, yet)

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath

That has always been the way it has been, because everything is being loaded onto a single slot it takes time but once you load one game the others load faster as long as you dont shut off the game.

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freakyplayer
freakyplayer

thanks :)

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Kraosdada
Kraosdada

found it:
Loaded Archive: 'Homeworld2.big'
UTIL -- filepath failure, path doesn't exists 'C:\Users\patyta_2\Desktop\Homeworld 2\Homeworld Universe\data\locale\english'
Loaded Archive: 'english.big'
Loaded Archive: 'HWUniverse-1.0.2.big'
Uing ..profiles\ for profiles folder
GAME -- Using player profile Player1
Changing from a 32 bit colour depth in winNT (6.2 build 9200),
Using ATI Technologies Inc.'s 4.3.12618 Compatibility Profile Context 13.251.0.0 AMD Radeon HD 7560D renderer (Suspected driver is atioglxx.dll 6.14.10.12618)
Loaded Archive: 'englishSpeech.big'
Loaded Archive: 'Music.big'
SOUND -- created destination [ fdaudio ], handle [ 4 ] with [ 48 ] channels created
SOUND -- created destination [ fda streamer ], handle [ 5 ] with [ 8 ] channels created
Build name: The Dust Wars - AutoBuild3569 - Ordered by smmatte
Built by : mrbuild
Data path : C:\Users\patyta_2\Desktop\Homeworld 2\Homeworld Universe\data
Resetting fp control word.
CmdLine: -overrideBigFile -mod HWUniverse-1.0.2.big -w 1600 -h 900 -nomovies - hardwarecursor - luatrace
Starting Level: data:LevelData\Multiplayer\Deathmatch\(HWU) CIVIL WAR.LEVEL
Error: loading research file
(data:scripts\Building and Research\Invalid\research.lua)
-- FATAL EXIT --
researchmanager/70:!

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath

video showing how to set up in game to avoid fatal exit cause of research error.
Moddb.com

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Kraosdada
Kraosdada

I have windows 8 and when i try to play this mod the game crashes

i cant find my hw2.log anywhere

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freakyplayer
freakyplayer

hi, in this mod, you have proud higara - mothership, or that other, long, blue mothership ?
Moddb.com

and what abou agamemnon ? is still playable ? :)

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath

Both ships are in and this is the replaced agamemnon.
Moddb.com

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freakyplayer
freakyplayer

but i cannot find that other mothership, in which faction is it please :)?

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath

the Sajuuk Khar is the ms for the SOT team.

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