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

8 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

1 year 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

1 year 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.

Homeworld Universe v 1.0.9 rerelease

Homeworld Universe v 1.0.9 rerelease

3 months ago Full Version 7 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

8 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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snapsvk May 1 2014 says:

Hi, i want to ask if anyone had same problem as me. I downloaded, installed this game and tried to play but when I start the game, it will load on 25% and then game crash without any error. Startind game with race select for all "Choose above" like in the tutorial. where can be the problem? thanks for help

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LeviathansWrath May 2 2014 replied:

look at your hw 2 log file in the release folder about a fatal exit if it shows up in there and let me know what it says, file titled HW2 and its a text file.

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snapsvk May 2 2014 replied:

i seen the last comments after a while and i saw, that this mod doesnt works on win7..

in the log is this on first line:

Homeworld2.exe caused a No Memory in module ntdll.dll at 0023:7731dcda.

if u want full file, let me know, i will send it in pm

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nitoomorbo Jun 4 2014 replied:

but it worked for me ... at first didnt because i didn to de ''choose above'' for everyone

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Guest May 1 2014 says:

hi, i doesnt found anywhere how to install this .big file that i downloaded. any one help please?

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath May 1 2014 replied:

Download .big and move file to your data folder and then edit your homeworld 2 shortcut and include this in it -mod HWUniverse-1.0.0.big

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empireman0102 Apr 13 2014 says:

I did exactly how you said to set up the races, but it still crashes when loading a map.

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Soldier96 Feb 8 2014 says:

it may be stupid question but,is there any of the races that are umm,aliens?

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Piemanlives Apr 16 2014 replied:

And by that definition you mean?

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LeviathansWrath Creator
LeviathansWrath Apr 19 2014 replied:

sorry for being gone so long i just got fed up with stuff going on with my best buddy and the fact i lost over 3k keeping the phone line running for him from the jail he is at for 9 months nearly now. well i dont know for sure if i will work on the mod again but i believe there may be a way to solve the lag issue but need help from Mole man and Mikila to do it. Anyways if the mod is still crashing on you empire then i have no idea how to fix it cause i dont see why it should be crashing in the first place.

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