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The Homeworld Remastered collection is close to finally being released to the public and it looks amazing.

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The remastered collection adds a plethora of new features to the franchise, including normal map support, better ambient lighting and higher poly asset control. Sources from PAX South say its one of the best looking games they've ever seen! An official trailer was released by Gearbox, which can be seen here. The differences in quality is night and day.

Enjoy a few screenshots from the official site if you haven't seen them already. Homefront plans on supporting the remastered, which means the classic version will soon be nothing more than a legend. The pre-sale on Steam is 15% off so buy it before it rises in price. Not only does it come with the remastered versions, but the classic version and multiplayer supported by Steam as well!




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TKAzA Staff
TKAzA

Oh wow, good to hear mods will still be supported!

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880Zero Author
880Zero

Now to get authorized... lol

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iwasmuted4
iwasmuted4

How does it work?

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TheNodCommander
TheNodCommander

Please dont pre-order games.

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sithpal
sithpal

i agree but in this case its not like a new game or anything its a remake of an old game that already did well. i guess technically they had to rebuild it for modern times idk and the fact that its getting remade instead of someone making a spiritual sequel or something makes me think they probably love the game enough to not release it in a super buggy state.

hopefully...

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Aliah Creator
Aliah

Pre-order games you know and trust, like Homeworld 1 AND 2, with better graphics and no bottle-necking caused by its age.
If anything, I would say wait and see if they put it on sale further perhaps, but this is well worth it, especially to play classic Homeworld with all the updated graphics(I miss my Kushan Avatar).

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neronix17
neronix17

I would normally heavily agree, but not in this case, you know what you're getting and they have it on offer, it's when they charge more and give you some worthless extra as a 'reward' that you should avoid.

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880Zero Author
880Zero

I just watched the PAX panel and there is no way that you should have this stigma. There is normal map support, ambient and dynamic lighting (missiles and beams cast light on ships), depth of field, the spec, glow, and now environment and gloss maps are fully supported, the Mothership uses several 4096x4096 textures... this is just amazing. The possibilities are astounding, no longer am I to make a mod that looks terrible. I mean with the assets I have, I won't have a need for LODs because the models in game are high poly, probably more high poly than Homefront. The source textures are scaled up tremendously, a frigate can now have a 2048x2048 texture. Backgrounds are real textures now so HD background support is real. There's just so much there should be no reason why you wouldn't buy it.

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Norundhien
Norundhien

Praying really hard that the steam version will support mods

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neronix17
neronix17

No need to pray, if you were to read the Steam page you will see they will be supporting mods, and with tools apparently. To what extent they allow modding is the thing I'm curious about.

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880Zero Author
880Zero

Modding according to Gearbox devs will be essentially the same as it has been before. The only thing changing is the tools. They did away with HODs and have been secretive with how the models are rigged. All I know so far is that .obj models are supported and the texture format is now uncompressed .tga textures.

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TheBleachDoctor
TheBleachDoctor

The future is looking bright.

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Battle8111

I was there at the panel, it was freakin' awesome.

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MISTERdazzling
MISTERdazzling

One thing that annoys me with the remastered is that they left one of the best chapters out of the Homeworld universe. Homeworld Cataclysm...come on now having the Beast in HD would be amazing!

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880Zero Author
880Zero

Yeah I'm disappointed with the lack of Cataclysm as well, but there was a reason they didn't do it and I don't remember what it was.

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Epsilon52
Epsilon52

Last I heard it was some form of source code being lost?

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kazevac
kazevac

question, will this all be in 1 game or separated into 2 for classic and remastered version. Since mods will be supported for the classic version, is there possibility that steam workshop will be implemented in the future? just curious.

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880Zero Author
880Zero

I have no idea at this time, however, I can say the classic version will be unsupported when I move to remaster. The point being, I'm not going to mod for an old game when a new game comes out.

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KhevaKins
KhevaKins

I'll wait for it to be $5 in a sale, then buy it. 15% of for preordering is for noobs.

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880Zero Author
880Zero

You'll be waiting a long time for that price.

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TheFlawlessGem
TheFlawlessGem

You know, I just love sins of the prophets and can't wait to buy Homeworld after hearing so much about it, but even better, HOMEFRONT!!!

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AncientT
AncientT

So with this news arising, something automaticly jumped in my head... Will u convert all ur models and codes to the remasterd version ? Lol :P

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880Zero Author
880Zero

That's the plan

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shanewallis123
shanewallis123

Hey, with the advent of homeworld remastered and gearbox suposidly removing many hardcoded limits, i was wondering if people would consider making a 'multiverse/timewar' mod, combining all mods and factions together to create a 'super mod'. and given just how epic halo homefront is i was wondering if yous would consider taking part in it?

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880Zero Author
880Zero

No, sorry

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CaptainAnderson
CaptainAnderson

Can't wait to have homefront on the remastered version :)

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117ASSASSIN
117ASSASSIN

i would like to see the spirit of fire and the infinity included

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Kardonian
Kardonian

Well, damn. Looks like some of us will have to settle for being left behind in terms of updates. uwu

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iwasmuted4
iwasmuted4

Can you play Homefront with the Steam installation? I bought mine on steam and the installation guide for Homefront doesn't seem to be the same as the original.

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