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 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.


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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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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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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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Mar 8 2010, 5:35pm says:

Set race to choose from above for all slots aka yourself and the AIs where hig and v used to be for stock hw 2. That is why your game is crashing.

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Loi Mar 12 2010, 11:50am replied:

My Homeworld 2 simple doesn't accept mods because I made a modification on the files and got some things like get keeper as a playable race and it worked, but when i made a new weapon and put it at my ships it crashes! Do I need to reinstall it?

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Loi Mar 8 2010, 5:42pm replied:

LoadScarScripts. It crashes right here, and i choose all races from above, set them as Hiig or vgr but it still crashes. Any other thing that i must do?

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Mar 8 2010, 11:23pm replied:

i didnt mean the race selection from above i meant where the race slots used to be for homeworld 2. Im guessing its blank for you in which case click on the drop down arrow and select choose from above,

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Loi Mar 8 2010, 5:22pm says:

How do I install it? Because I extracted HWUniverse-0.0.8.big in Data folder and the shortcut, but when its loading the map it simple crash to desktop! Can anybody helps me?

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Mar 7 2010, 10:30pm says:

That i would like to know how to do myself.

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O.G.JhonnyZero007X Mar 7 2010, 10:24pm says:

Could i get a copy of the Galaxy Map in the Main Menu without the menu buttons and such if its not too much trouble?:)

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Mar 7 2010, 1:41pm says:

you shouldnt have to wait too much longer. IM almost done with the onslaught races as far as the shipping goes but im gonna need someone who can get weapons on the hod correctly i can but they miss ALOT. SO blood you able to help with that?

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O.G.JhonnyZero007X Mar 4 2010, 9:41pm says:

How much longer until 0.092 is released? P.S. ive been banned from RelicNews for speaking my displeasure about its "No ask for Release date" policy.

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chris80502 Creator
chris80502 Mar 4 2010, 9:49pm replied:

That sucks dude, we should have .92 out very soon. I'm sorry it hasn't already been uploaded but I had have had a bunch of personal issues that have prevented me from doing just about anything. So long as all goes well, shouldn't be more than a fortnight. FYI to all, this will be a relatively full release, it still has some issues, but I will be including a manual, shortcut, the .big file and a small readme to supplement the manual. I will also be releasing this as our first Moddb release, so I want it to be as nice as we can get it.

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RedSingularity Mar 7 2010, 1:25pm replied:

I would wait any ammount of time if it meant better quality.

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O.G.JhonnyZero007X Mar 5 2010, 8:23pm replied:

Good i cant wait for the next release im hoping to get my hands on those new ships and maps and stuff!!!!!XD

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Moleman2009 Creator
Moleman2009 Mar 5 2010, 2:45pm replied:

ah very excellent to hear man, i hope RL gets going better for you and i hope to be adding new things soon

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