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.
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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.
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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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texas13
texas13 Jan 14 2013, 10:52pm says:

use Silentspy's HW2 if u have multiple mods u can pick and choose whichever mods u want in game from their launcher

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Neiko-Noeva
Neiko-Noeva Jan 6 2013, 12:04am says:

at last i can download your mod, it's great! i can play it again after long time with desktop issue, but when playing LAN with my friend with "carrier only" options disabled, i get desktop. so i can only play with carrier only, haven't tried the same with single player though.

oh, one more thing, some of the carrier cannot call shipyard because nothing to build in the capital list (vaygr, titan-naam, and.... i forgot what else :p)

love your mod btw..

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LeviathansWrath
LeviathansWrath Jan 6 2013, 10:32pm replied:

Never heard of your issue before and it hasnt happened to me so i never knew, are you sure you followed my how to set up video on this site about setting up your in game teams? Also Carrier only mode is meant to be carrier only no shipyards, no motherships, no extra carriers just the ship you get.

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Neiko-Noeva
Neiko-Noeva Jan 7 2013, 7:34am replied:

well..., forgot to say that was my friend's problem, i have no issue after i try it in skirmish. and, yes we (me and my friend) sure followed your settings on the video, but with carrier only disabled he's the one that sended back to desktop so suddenly... mine keeps loading waiting for him. or maybe i should check it once again next time why he got such issue.

and, oh thanks for the explanation for carrier mode, but some race can still can call shipyard un thet mode.

thanks for the reply btw. ;)

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LeviathansWrath
LeviathansWrath Jan 7 2013, 10:44am replied:

And is he a windows 7 user?

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Neiko-Noeva
Neiko-Noeva Jan 9 2013, 7:22am replied:

yes he is. he's also crashed right up when the loading reach "universe" in previous version while i'm not. but after playing for a few days, me got the same problem....

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2pr04U
2pr04U Dec 30 2012, 12:27am replied:

Where do all these files in the jar go?

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LeviathansWrath
LeviathansWrath Dec 30 2012, 12:28am replied:

it takes you to the HWU folder and inside are 5 files ish one of them is HWU 1.0.0 big and its in blue click it and you can download it.

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2pr04U
2pr04U Dec 30 2012, 12:31am replied:

Thnx bro your a big help. :)

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LeviathansWrath
LeviathansWrath Dec 30 2012, 12:35am replied:

do pay attention to the video tutorial otherwise its very likely you will dsktop unless you are win 7 user then i dont know, it works for some but not all win 7 users.

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