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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2 comments by LeviathansWrath on Mar 27th, 2015

I am sorry to announce that this mod will be put on hold for a period of time until i am able to sort things out. We recently had a death in the family, we had to put down our beloved cat bandit on march 17th 2015. We tried to save him at first but didnt realize how far gone he really was. We took him to the vet on monday 16th of mar in order to save him when we noticed something was wrong but it was too late. The vet bill for his one night stay was over 500 dollars and we had him put down the next day because he only had a 25 percent chance of recovering, he wasnt eating at all and that was because his liver was failing. He lived a good long life, i had him most of my adult life since i was 15 yrs old, he was always there for me when i needed him. I didnt want to reduce his body to ashes, i wanted to bury him so we got in contact with a group called paws to angels. The bill to bury him was over 600 bucks which i payed half of and my dad covered the other. So i ended up using over half of the money i had saved up for a PC rig that could handle HWRM so i would be able to port over HWU to it. Those plans are now buried for a few months. I cannot update the mod via steam cause my PC cannot handle the tools that GBX released for classic and RM. My sister nicole and I will be picking a spot to bury him over in Lincoln nebraska at a pet cemetery. She will be paying for the headstone and picture we got picked out for his grave site. We plan to have him buried on tuesday march 31st.

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Homeworld Universe v 1.0.9 rerelease

Homeworld Universe v 1.0.9 rerelease

Aug 20, 2015 Full Version 1 comment

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

Mar 4, 2015 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

Dec 17, 2012 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

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.

Diephlys mission boy SE V 1.9

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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Kardonian Sep 2 2014 says:

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 Sep 2 2014 replied:

use the -lowtex command.

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Major.Spencer Oct 3 2014 replied:

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 Oct 3 2014 replied:

In shortcut properties?

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Oct 3 2014 replied:

first off did u even watch the video tutorial?

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Major.Spencer Oct 4 2014 replied:

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 Oct 4 2014 replied:

because of the script that determines how races are selected.

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Major.Spencer Oct 5 2014 replied:

What file? maybe i can help you.

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Major.Spencer Oct 3 2014 replied:

Give me some example of how to place that.

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Oct 3 2014 replied:

-mod HWUniverse-1.0.5.big -lowtex

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Kardonian Sep 3 2014 replied:

Alright, it's working. Thanks~

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freakyplayer Aug 11 2014 says:

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 Aug 11 2014 replied:

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 Aug 11 2014 replied:

thanks :)

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kraosdada Aug 7 2014 says:

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 AMD Radeon HD 7560D renderer (Suspected driver is atioglxx.dll
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)

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Aug 7 2014 replied:

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

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kraosdada Aug 7 2014 says:

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 Aug 2 2014 says:

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

and what abou agamemnon ? is still playable ? :)

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Aug 2 2014 replied:

Both ships are in and this is the replaced agamemnon.

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freakyplayer Aug 3 2014 replied:

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

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Aug 3 2014 replied:

the Sajuuk Khar is the ms for the SOT team.

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