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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9 comments by LeviathansWrath on Apr 24th, 2014

I am currently looking for among many things people who can make model and texture as well as play testers online to find things that need fixing and also to get feed back. Now moleman pointed out to me that having everything loaded on a single race slot is not the source of lag in HWU but rather the LODs so imma gonna through and fix them cause i used the same LOD for each LOD level, turns out your not supposed to do that and also it has to do with your computer specs, internet speed and the connections for everyone that is playing with you online. Vs Cpu works fine for me with no lag whatsoever just need to figure out what needs to be done. HWU is in need of new ship models to replace our aging models from HW 1 and Cata ports to more or less compete with other mods, mind you i feel that the only good thing about HWU atm is the raw amount of races in it. Anyways post away if anyone wants to and lastly to everything who were keeping up on the mod, sorry for vanishing like that i ended up getting caught up in stuff i dont ever want to have to do again.

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Homeworld Universe v 1.0.4

Homeworld Universe v 1.0.4

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Changes from v1.0.3 Kushan, taiidan, Vaygr and HW@ Vaygr now use chassis upgrades for armor and speed. Kushan and taiidan ai can now build GW and cloak...

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Taiidan Cruiser Mini mod by Enterprise E

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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.

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

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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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alx21
alx21 Aug 19 2013, 8:06am says:

Hello guys, i have installed this mod in data folder (D:\Games\Homeworld2\Data), made the shortcut(with this target location:D:\ Games\Homeworld2\Bin\Release\Homeworld2.exe -mod HWUniverse-1.0.0.big). It lauches, but when i initiate a skirmish game it doesn't work(it stops when it processes the universe part at skirmish)
!What do i do? Which is the correct installation guide?(Btw i have got vista ultimate)

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LeviathansWrath
LeviathansWrath Jul 31 2013, 5:06pm says:

my interest is kinda dead i did get 2 new ships in but things have happened recently that really hit me hard emotionally.

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Pcmaster
Pcmaster Aug 7 2013, 4:25am replied:

Well dang, we send best wishes to you on the rough times. If continuing work on this awesome project is in question, are there other people here or elsewhere that would be willing to take the reins?

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GeneralKong
GeneralKong Aug 1 2013, 8:29pm replied: Online

do what you need to do man, take your time

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Silvakilla
Silvakilla Jul 31 2013, 3:30pm says:

It was never dead now downloading and adding Ships to my Mod. ^^ Nah first playing and looking then deciding :o too much to do on my own Mod.(No Advertising ^^) Hope it works good.

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Stuart98
Stuart98 Jul 29 2013, 1:44am says:

Wait the mod is alive again? Cool.

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lightningrabbit010k
lightningrabbit010k Jul 18 2013, 2:43pm says:

I seem to be having a weird problem, I extract the .big file from the RAR and place it in the homeworld 2 data folder, then add
-HWUniverse-1.0.0.big to the end of the target for a shortcut but when it loads up it just starts normal homeworld, sorry if there is an obvious answer but does anyone know why this is?

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lightningrabbit010k
lightningrabbit010k Jul 18 2013, 2:52pm replied:

i'm just using the shwl mod loader instead, would still be interested to know why it wasn't working though

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LeviathansWrath
LeviathansWrath Jul 19 2013, 11:21am replied:

-mod HWUniverse-1.0.0.big

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