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

8 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

1 year 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

1 year 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.

Homeworld Universe v 1.0.9 rerelease

Homeworld Universe v 1.0.9 rerelease

3 months ago 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

8 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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O.G.JhonnyZero007X Mar 31 2010 says:

Find someone else to do the big file cause chris is in Leavenworth Prison for Fraud!;)

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LeviathansWrath Mar 31 2010 replied:

i really hope you are kidding about that or that really blows --_-- and if you are kidding THATS NOT FUNNY!

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O.G.JhonnyZero007X Apr 1 2010 replied:

What i meant was HE IS DEAD!!!!!NOT IN PRISON!But seriously get someone else to do the fing big file for you cause chris is not available.

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Triikor Apr 4 2010 replied:

lol ok and how the hell would you know?

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O.G.JhonnyZero007X Apr 5 2010 replied:

dude im being REAL serious about this release the mod NOW without help from chris cause either hes on vacation or his comp is broke or whatever the **** that failure's excuse is,but i WANT THAT MOD NOOOOWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!X(

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Wonkehcheetah Apr 12 2010 replied:

Why would you call one of the peoples that brought this awesome mod to you a failure? Just because you can't wait for a 1.0 release, modding takes time especially when making something of this epicness. Anther point I need to prove How do you know if Chris is dead or in a prison anyway?

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LeviathansWrath Apr 12 2010 replied:

i 2nd that so chill dude or do modding yourself.

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Moleman2009 Creator
Moleman2009 Apr 6 2010 replied:

you need to calm down and stop bashing Chris, RL takes priority over modding in every situation, we bring you this mod because we find it fun to do, not because we have any obligation to, keep your pants on and stop crying about it, when Chris gets on you will know.

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O.G.JhonnyZero007X Apr 7 2010 replied:


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Triikor Apr 20 2010 replied:

Yeah I'd like to cruise around in my own Battlecruiser too but well RL is RL and Battlecruisers dont exist yet.

lol and like moleman said, we modders do it because we like to, we have no deadlines or anything.

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O.G.JhonnyZero007X Mar 28 2010 says:


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