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This walkthrough will hopefully help you successfully install the mod on to your computer.

Posted by insanelymatt on Dec 12th, 2010
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Mod Installation Tutorial

--Intro------------------------
What you will need:
Winrar, 7zip, or equivalent program capable of extracting .rar formatted files.
Homeworld 2 updated to version 1.1.
--Instructions-----------------
1. Download the file.
2. Extract the Contents of the mod to C:\Program Files\sierra\Homeworld2\Data or equivalent.
3. Make a copy of the Homeworld 2 shortcut on your desktop, right click the shortcut and select properties. Now you will see a target line (it's the top one).
4. At the end of the target line you need to put a space, then type -mod HHFRC107.big, changing the 107 where appropriate to whatever build you're using, for example 109 for build 1.09. (If you are using the noshaders version, the current version of the mod would be " -mod HHFRC107NoShaders.big") There are no quotes around the line you just added. Now your target line should look like this: 
"C:\Program Files\sierra\Homeworld2\Bin\Release\Homeworld2.exe" -mod HHFRC107.big
-or if using the no shaders version-
 "C:\Program Files\sierra\Homeworld2\Bin\Release\Homeworld2.exe" -mod HHFRC107NoShaders.big
5. Remember: You must have Winrar, 7zip, or a similar program that can extract .rar formatted files. You must have Homeworld 2 updated to version 1.1.

What NOT to do
1. Do not put Overridebigfile and the mod extension in the same target path, the mod will not work!
2. Do not use an outdated mod target path! Make sure you know what version of the mod you're using and edit it accordingly (-mod 'currentversion'.big).

--Disclaimer-------------------
Note: This is not the final version of this mod.

--Footnote---------------------
It helps us if people report problems (only report if it has not been posted more than a few times), especially on our forums as we are more likely to get back to you sooner. Our forums are here: BrokenLine Studio Forums

Keep on sending us feedback so we can make the mod better!

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Syrtees
Syrtees Dec 23 2010, 7:29pm says:

Does this require not having other mods? I have the PDS mod that uses the same -overridebigfile too.

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insanelymatt
insanelymatt Jan 6 2011, 7:06pm replied:

just download the .big version

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ben_94
ben_94 Feb 6 2011, 9:39pm says:

could someone post a youtube video of how to install it?

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cqb123
cqb123 Feb 25 2011, 12:45am says:

Excuse me, can anyone tell me how to install it? I follow the tutorial but the program still keep original version and can't run this mod. My game version is 1.1 and I also put the file into data folder, of course I change the target line. Please help me to run this mod, thanks.

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spartan-G257
spartan-G257 Feb 27 2011, 2:19pm says:

i have the same problem as cqb123 i have done everything properly but it just wont work

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sarcasticstormtroopr
sarcasticstormtroopr Mar 3 2011, 7:37pm replied:

Same here, why can't life be simple? =/ plz help!

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Yayap4
Yayap4 Aug 5 2011, 3:56pm replied:

At first i couldn't get it to work but i saw i only put 1 "r" in "overridebigfile"... small chance that could be the same problem lol.

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madiba127
madiba127 Mar 6 2011, 3:41am says:

How to make it work
1)Follow Instructions till -overridebigfile
2) place this at end of target line "-mod HaloHomefront.big"

tested and works

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republic32
republic32 May 6 2011, 11:44pm replied:

it still doesnt work

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stargate157486
stargate157486 Dec 22 2011, 1:28am replied:

i cant get it to work i get it to work once but i cant remember how i did can some one please help

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Bl00dyDruid
Bl00dyDruid Jun 30 2014, 11:26am replied:

Instructions no longer have that section (so I'm a bit lost there) and the target line didn't work for me. Could you provide a step by step for us with bad luck on this one?

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cqb123
cqb123 Mar 7 2011, 6:57am says:

Madiba127 is right, thank you very much!

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piemanpie
piemanpie Mar 31 2011, 5:03pm says:

i still cant get it why cant i get it!!!!!!!!

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austinyoda156
austinyoda156 Nov 4 2012, 2:02am replied:

What version u trying to do 109 or 107?

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borgbeatscylons
borgbeatscylons Jul 14 2013, 8:59pm replied:

yeah i cant get it either, do you have to extract the entire folder to it or just the HHF109BNoShaders.big to homeworld 2 data??? NEED VIDEO TUTORIAL PLZ!!!

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republic32
republic32 May 6 2011, 11:50pm says:

wat if u have another mod

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kebir
kebir Jul 2 2011, 8:41pm says:

It wont work with me either

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noobplayer
noobplayer Jul 5 2011, 2:26pm says:

how to delete the deathmatch.lua file from the big file??

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ikkioho
ikkioho Aug 8 2011, 8:17am says:

where i can get this mod?

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ShamrockSoldier
ShamrockSoldier Sep 6 2011, 12:16pm says:

umm.. is there any known fix for the texturing problem?

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ShamrockSoldier
ShamrockSoldier Sep 6 2011, 6:28pm says:

oh ****, sorry guys, question answered. should have looked first. :/

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Truth593
Truth593 Nov 17 2011, 6:45pm says:

For anyone who is wondering where the download might be, i managed to fnid this one: Strategyinformer.com

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Iadris
Iadris Dec 4 2011, 5:06pm says:

If the mod doesn't work you just need to change the -overridebigfile by -mod (put the name of you .big file)

For exemple if your .big file is named "Homefront", just enter -mod Homefront.big

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Mechanicsage
Mechanicsage Dec 15 2011, 5:24am says:

hey guys when the level is about to load like nearly done it just crashes and the game exits, any ideas ?

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IGVH91
IGVH91 Jan 5 2012, 7:14pm says:

Not working for me. I have HW2 1.1, no other mods installed. I changed the shortcut successfully, tried both -overridebigfile and -mod HHFRC107.big

Neither worked, my game just opens normally and everything is the exact same as HW2.

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Jak457
Jak457 Apr 25 2012, 2:47am says:

Download 7zip and with it instead of extracting the files just open the .rar file then copy the .big file into your downloads or pictures, from there open up the homeworld 2 data folder in a different window then drag and drop the .big file into the HW2 data folder. The just put in the -mod HHFRC107.big into the tag line and it should work.

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dude28976
dude28976 Aug 28 2012, 11:44pm says:

did i do something wrong? i can only build UNSC ships i cant build covenant ships :/

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Komrade-Buchino
Komrade-Buchino Aug 29 2012, 1:28am replied:

The Covie Bastards aren't in the game yet, but If our beloved modders get the free time they need, then someday in the future we'll get to blast our human counterparts.

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Komrade-Buchino
Komrade-Buchino Aug 29 2012, 1:26am says:

I only have four problems, may be updated in 1.08? (if thats right)

1 When you zoom out too far units dissaper.

2 When I zoom in on Frigs, even one alone, the game lags horribly, and only when zoomed in on Frigs.

3 Hammerheads and their counterparts are too fast, and can evade most fire... unrealisticly so. like fighters with ten times the dammage.

4 the sensors manager screen won't zoom out like it did in HW2, this is very, very anoying. If it was intended as to limit awareness... well it's just anoying

Everything and I mean EVERYTING else is A+ work with models and effects, and I can't wait for updates.

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880Zero
880Zero Aug 31 2012, 6:39pm replied:

These issues have been addressed. However, in our mod, corvettes are supposed to be light fast attack units for early harassment. They are supposed to be fast and agile. Though in a 1 on 1 fight between a frigate and a Tigershark, the frigate will obviously win. The Hammerheads are nearly useless unless you're using them as anti-fighter/missile.

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shadowfax91
shadowfax91 Nov 24 2013, 3:20am says:

i've been having launch troubles, i've installed the mod as per the above instructions, but when i launch the program, it cuts out before the Relic Entertainment logo animation, can someone tell me what i;ve been doing wrong?

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Corelious
Corelious May 19 2014, 8:07pm says:

uhm, i download this but dont get the over-ride.big file.... what do i do?

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keaganharmon
keaganharmon Jun 16 2014, 3:05pm says:

I have installed it correctly but every time I load it, a black screen comes up for 4 seconds then crashes and then leaves an error report... Please help a dude out

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keaganharmon
keaganharmon Jun 16 2014, 3:05pm says:

I have installed it correctly but every time I load it, a black screen comes up for 4 seconds then crashes and then leaves an error report... Please help a dude out

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Bl00dyDruid
Bl00dyDruid Jun 30 2014, 11:21am says:

Hello. I am having issues getting the mod to load. I have other mods working properly so the HW2 install is ok and the file path method works. I don't see any other mod I'm using utilizing the "-Overridebigfile" command line. I am a bit confused by this.
Also, the -mod HFF109B.big in the command line doesn't load the mod either. Could you update the install instructions or release a launcher in the next release. This seems to be a common problem for users that want to support your mod!

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