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

6 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

11 months 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

11 months 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.

A community project aimed at creating the ultimate Homeworld2 mod.
Homeworld Universe v 1.0.9 rerelease

Homeworld Universe v 1.0.9 rerelease

1 month ago Full Version 6 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

7 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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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 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 Aug 3 2014 replied:

the Sajuuk Khar is the ms for the SOT team.

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LeviathansWrath Jul 30 2014 says:

For those that are crashing with HWU in windows 7 take a look at this thread you may find a solution here

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EmptySoul01 Jul 30 2014 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 Jul 30 2014 replied:

Problems corrected thank you for finding those.

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ledernierrempart Jun 19 2014 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 Jun 19 2014 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 Sep 6 2014 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 Jun 13 2014 says:

Which races have fully functioning AI?

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LeviathansWrath Jun 13 2014 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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