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.


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

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20 comments by LeviathansWrath on Feb 13th, 2013

If anyone that has played HWU that has windows 7 and got the mod to work finally please post on this thread what it is that you changed in your windows 7 settings in order to get the mod to work finally. Moleman has rejoined the mod scene and has been crashing non stop with HWU due to problems with windows 7, so any information from anyone with win7 will help us figure out what has to be edited in order to run HWU for him so we can get back to work on the mod.

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Official Homeworld Universe mod release as of March 8th 2013 and this will be the last update from me as i will no longer be working on mods or anything...

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droideka95 Jul 29 2009, 11:13am says:

You should take the original HW Voices for the Original HW fleet in this mod it would really add to it.

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RINGLEADER Jul 29 2009, 10:34am says:

Why would you use the old Mothership? didn't StarScream make a higher quality one?

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chris80502 Jul 29 2009, 2:17pm replied:

Though Starscream did make a new model, I don't think it's finished or has textures yet. I would note that new sets of models probably deserve their own team ala Kushan MK2 or something like that.

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Kaceas Jul 28 2009, 6:58pm says:

You need more detailed big ships)

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BentusiRebirth Jul 27 2009, 6:24pm says:

Could you maybe give us a list of all the races currently going into the mod? I would very much like to see what all will be available to play as :)

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chris80502 Jul 27 2009, 6:34pm replied:

Playable with full AI:

Turanic Raiders
Beast Evo

Playable, but with limited AI support (or partially complete fleets):


Playable, but without any AI at the moment:

HW:@ UNH Fleet

Playable, but are placeholder fleets only with no AI.


Also, the mod is released as an alpha - the link is listed above if you'd like to give it a try.

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BentusiRebirth Jul 28 2009, 12:09am replied:

Sounds wonderful, if there is anything I can do to help out just gimme a shout.

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Lordkeroth Jul 23 2009, 6:37pm says:

would it be possible to make ships taken by the beast look infected?
also 10000 ru's for the hivedrone research is a little steep.

great mod adding the ancients from stargate would be awesome.
ask piper if she will lend you some of her sgmod stuff that would be the coolest. or I could send you the unpackaged mod cuz I like to tweek values in the ships and weapons just for fun. though that might not be a good idea cuz it ain't my mod.


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chris80502 Jul 24 2009, 5:52pm replied:

I'm not sure there is any way to make captured ships change to show blood - I have been looking into it though I have yet to find a solution. As for the Hivedrone tech, the Beast EVO mod was donated by Moleman2009, I have only added his work to the HWU mod (and incorporated it's AI) so I'm not very framiliar with that team, I can change it's value to something more reasonable though.

About the Stargate ships - though I love SG-1 & Atlantis, they don't seem like they would be very fitting in a Homeworld Universe mod.

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Lordkeroth Jul 24 2009, 8:03pm replied:

oh I just thought it would be cool to have an ancient aurora battle with the bentusi maby like add the ships to T-MAT since they only have one ship also the moddels for the earth ships could be added to the tobari since they don't have alot of ships. you could weaken them. but alas it isn't my mod I would have made my own if I could get the new races to work.

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