Our representation of Halo's iconic space combat in the Homeworld 2 engine, which puts the player in command of some of the most powerful weapons fielded by the UNSC and Covenant and to provide a balanced and competitive experience.

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Mastafroggy
Mastafroggy Dec 14 2012, 9:10am says:

Nice!

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Unikraken
Unikraken Dec 14 2012, 9:55am says:

This turned out very nice! I was skeptical about the plating, but it looks hella sexy with the bump mapping.

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V3LO
V3LO Dec 14 2012, 12:12pm replied:

i was too, but it does actually work pretty well.

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880Zero
880Zero Dec 14 2012, 6:27pm replied:

Neener neener neener

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Hakazu
Hakazu Dec 14 2012, 10:39am says:

Looks really good! Keep at it guys!

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TheBleachDoctor
TheBleachDoctor Dec 14 2012, 7:36pm says:

Definitely looks Covenant.
So I'm assuming it has Plasma torps and pulse lasers?

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V3LO
V3LO Dec 14 2012, 8:34pm replied:

The description sounds like the armament is probably like 90% plasma torpedoes, with a meager amount of other weapons to balance it.

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880Zero
880Zero Dec 15 2012, 5:42am replied:

I'm not really sure yet how I want this vessel to play out, since the Covenant really one have four types of naval armament: plasma torpedo, plasma cannon, energy projector, and the point defense laser systems. I've decided everything below a cruiser will be without energy projectors.

Since this is a smaller ship, I think it's armament will be just a few lasers and then more missile hardpoints than that of the Omen, which will be the Covenant's mainstay frigate (for the time being).

So try and think of it like the torpedo frigate or heavy missile frigate from the Hiigaran and Vaygr factions respectively in terms of how it will play out.

tl;dr what Velo said.

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TheBleachDoctor
TheBleachDoctor Dec 16 2012, 12:23am replied:

Just a question. Since Halo Reach has shown us that a Covenant corvette is about the size of a UNSC Frigate, how big is a Covenant frigate?

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880Zero
880Zero Dec 16 2012, 3:29am replied:

"It's an un-named long range missile frigate that's roughly more than half the size of the Omen-class (1000m)."

AKA the same as canon.

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TheBleachDoctor
TheBleachDoctor Dec 16 2012, 3:11pm replied:

Okay.

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StrykerNocte
StrykerNocte Dec 15 2012, 6:57am says:

Wow... I'm speechless...

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TheBleachDoctor
TheBleachDoctor Dec 15 2012, 4:07pm says:

Nice. I can't wait to lead the Covenant into battle.

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emanfritzkraut92
emanfritzkraut92 Dec 16 2012, 11:01am says:

Will there be shields on these babies?

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TheBleachDoctor
TheBleachDoctor Dec 16 2012, 3:12pm replied:

All Covenant ships in canon have shields, so I would assume so.

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880Zero
880Zero Dec 16 2012, 10:38pm replied:

the corvette in Reach didn't

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emanfritzkraut92
emanfritzkraut92 Dec 16 2012, 11:47pm replied:

I think they forgot to turn on their shields at that time...

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880Zero
880Zero Dec 17 2012, 5:20pm replied:

The Covenant have to turn off their shields to let strike craft and drop pods launch, so it only makes sense for the corvette in Reach not to have shields because it is constantly deploying.

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TheBleachDoctor
TheBleachDoctor Dec 18 2012, 8:42pm replied:

All I know is that any Covenant Corvette I find is dead meat.

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MolotoVV
MolotoVV Dec 16 2012, 11:59pm replied:

Or something in the atmosphere didn't let them use theyr shields

Ah well Good for us humans:)

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zacury
zacury Dec 18 2012, 10:25am says:

Finally!!!!!!! covenant shows up!!!

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scufmark
scufmark Dec 18 2012, 6:23pm says:

I find it hilarious how he says "This is a smaller ship" yet comes in at some 500-600m xP

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880Zero
880Zero Dec 19 2012, 7:16am replied:

Covenant are always bigger than their UNSC counterparts.

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scufmark
scufmark Dec 20 2012, 12:08am says:

Will the lasers fire as cortana had them to fire in the book? Or less... deadly? Could that perhaps be an upgrade? Giving them better magnetic coils to accurately control fire?

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TheDidact
TheDidact Dec 26 2012, 4:34pm replied: Online

If you mean the plasma beams she created when she modified the plasma torpedo turrets, then I am pretty sure they won't be in the mod, though a damage increase for the standard plasma torps probably isn't out of the question.

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Aqpwod
Aqpwod Dec 22 2012, 11:51am says:

It's a good thing when a fan made cg model turns out looking better than it's video game and miniseries counterparts.

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Guest
Guest Dec 30 2012, 7:58pm says:

I've been playing this mod for quite some time now and I love how you didn't mess up the UNSC ships that were shown in the previous halo games like the frigate and cruisers. but judging from that covenant ship it's looks like nothing I've ever seen before in the games. I hope you make sure you get the covenant ships like they were shown in the games correct like the cruiser, super carrier, and corvette if not to me it feels like something is missing. If you could get the ships to scale the would be ******* awesome. And what are you going to use as the covenant mother-ship I suggest high charity or a super carrier. I doubt you could make something as big a high charity. XD

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880Zero
880Zero Dec 31 2012, 7:59am replied:

All ships are to scale. The Assault Carrier until further notice is the Covenant's mothership.

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scufmark
scufmark Jan 1 2013, 2:36am replied:

Mothership? Like Anchor 12? So does that mean they have a relatively mobile death dealing machine? Could always give them something like the Unyielding Hierophant? Or something similar I suppose...

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner Jan 21 2013, 1:38am replied:

The UH wasn't an attack craft, it was never meant to see battle, though it could certainly defend itself in a pinch. You have to remember the Halo storyline has no front-line, battle hardy shipyards like the motherships of the Homeworld games.

Your experimentation with specular and bump mapping are breathing new life to HW2 aesthetics. Hopefully other total conversions will follow in your wake.

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Finished up a new ship, model courtesy of The Didact. It's an un-named long range missile frigate that's roughly more than half the size of the Omen-class (1000m).

I've been busy experimenting with gloss and specular maps, as you can see. The UNSC are really easy because they're mostly a matte grey with little to no specular shine except for on windowed, edges in the plating and painted areas of the ship. With the new gloss and specular maps, you'll be able to see a light hex pattern that's familiar to Covenant vessels, but only in the light.

Expect to see the LRM pop up over at SotP pretty soon.

Also, sorry for the delay on the fix guys! I don't have a very stable connection at this moment and my internet cuts out before the upload completes. We know how much of an inconvenience this is to you and we apologize.

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