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.
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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

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I think that's it for now, feel free to ask any questions, and have fun!

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Release of HWU 1.0.1, Main Changes from HWu 1.0.0 is that the kushan and Taiidan teams no longer use modules with the exceptions of Sensor modules and FCTs. Motherships, Carriers, Shipyards have had their HP increased by 50 percent. Agamemnon model replaced with the one from DarkTimes mod credit to them for their permission to use and also the use of a new hiigaran interceptor. Recently added Ion cannon frigate and Heavy Corvette for the HW @ Vaygr from the HW@ mod team credit to the HW @ team. Other than that there really isnt anything else that has been changed gonna have to wait until other mods fully release so i can my hands on newer ship models cause dont have any to replace our aging ships. Anyways Once the new HW games come out i am planning on porting HWU over to the new Hw 2 that will take some work but well worth it.

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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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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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i2D
i2D Jun 9 2013, 11:39am says:

how do I install HWU and play it. I have extracted the HWUniverse-1.0.0 rar file but dont know what to do.

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LeviathansWrath
LeviathansWrath Jun 9 2013, 5:13pm replied:

put the mod file into your data folder and then add this into your hw 2 command line -HWUniverse-1.0.0.big

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gregplays
gregplays Jul 16 2013, 12:13am replied:

Is the command line the same as the target line in a shortcut? I need help please.
Thanks,
Greg

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i2D
i2D Jul 7 2013, 2:05pm replied:

it freezes on 'universe' when i load a skirmish. how can i fix this?

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LeviathansWrath
LeviathansWrath Jul 7 2013, 3:21pm replied: +1 vote     reply to comment
GeneralKong
GeneralKong May 5 2013, 9:07pm says:

Hey moleman, I was wondering if when you get the chance, can you fully make all fighter squadrens be affected by the Single fighters option?

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Guest
Guest Apr 14 2013, 6:55pm says:

Hi I am on ubuntu and can run HW2 on linux. I can't figure out how to run the game with mods though. Is there any way I can do this without the terminal or other scripting stuff? I don't know anything about that. lol

Just switched from windows due to a virus that wiped my HD. haha

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives Apr 8 2013, 12:20am says:

I seriously have a tendency of missing all the important news........

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LightofHiigara
LightofHiigara Apr 29 2013, 6:46pm replied:

same here

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krishnabear
krishnabear Apr 6 2013, 6:31pm replied:

Mine was doing that too in Windows 8 64bit. I changed compatibility mode to Windows XP and it works now.

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