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

Steam group created for Homeworld universe mod.
Steamcommunity.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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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.

-Modellers
-Artists
-Scripters
-play-testers
-sound-effects

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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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

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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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oishik
oishik Nov 4 2013, 6:35am says:

HEy its stuck at loading doesnt continue ......... computer needs to be restarted

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Nov 4 2013, 2:41pm replied:

HWU takes longer to load due to the amount of content in the mod takes like 5 minutes or so just be patient with it dont go around alt ctrl deling it.

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oishik
oishik Nov 5 2013, 3:10am replied:

No it crashes down during loading the "universe".
I have also pressed choose above in the race section.

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Nov 5 2013, 8:57am replied: +1 vote   reply to comment
oishik
oishik Nov 6 2013, 11:38am replied:

i have even done it as it is seen in the video its not working..
ist it because of my outdated graphics driver ? (old motherboard -2005)

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Nov 6 2013, 12:22pm replied:

whats your OS aka operating system? And other than that i have no idea thou someone with win8 said they got it working using -overridebigfile

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oishik
oishik Nov 7 2013, 10:35am replied:

My os is windos xp sp3 .
No command tag line working.

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oishik
oishik Nov 26 2013, 10:59am replied:

HEY NOW IT IS WORKING !! i have upgraded my pc.
now everything is correct but the ships are black and bottom information bar is white.

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Oct 14 2013, 11:36am replied:

more like -mod HWUniverse-1.0.0.big

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Oct 7 2013, 12:48pm says:

For those of you paying attention to the mod i update HWU on sourceforge with the Agamemnon from dark times and a new higgy interceptor model.

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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 Creator
LeviathansWrath Aug 19 2013, 11:06pm replied:

welcome to the mod and if you have not yet watched this video about how to set up in game here you go.
Moddb.com

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