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

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Homefront Installation Tutorial

Required Materials

  • 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 homefront.big. Now your target line should look similar to this: "C:\Program Files\sierra\Homeworld2\Bin\Release\Homeworld2.exe" -mod homefront.big

What NOT to do:

  • Do not put -Overridebigfile and the mod extension in the same target path, the mod will not work!
  • Do not use an outdated mod target path!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:
This is not the final version of this mod.

Addendum:
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: Sinsoftheprophets.com

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

(Last edited by Zero on 12/21/2014)

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Syrtees
Syrtees

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

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insanelymatt Author
insanelymatt

just download the .big version

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ben_94
ben_94

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

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cqb123
cqb123

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 Creator
spartan-G257

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

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sarcasticstormtroopr
sarcasticstormtroopr

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

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Yayap4
Yayap4

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

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

it still doesnt work

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stargate157486
stargate157486

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

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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fish1997
fish1997

doesn't work for most people

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cqb123
cqb123

Madiba127 is right, thank you very much!

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piemanpie
piemanpie

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

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Urillch
Urillch

What version u trying to do 109 or 107?

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borgbeatscylons
borgbeatscylons

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

wat if u have another mod

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kebir
kebir

It wont work with me either

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noobplayer
noobplayer

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

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ikkioho
ikkioho

where i can get this mod?

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ShamrockSoldier
ShamrockSoldier

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

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ShamrockSoldier
ShamrockSoldier

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

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Truth593
Truth593

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

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Iadris
Iadris

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

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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ponokasanto
ponokasanto

yeah me too

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IGVH91
IGVH91

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

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

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

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Komrade-Buchino
Komrade-Buchino

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

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 Creator
880Zero

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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Guest
Guest

I installed everything correct and my game crashes when I try to start a game please help

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Guest
Guest

Problem: I start it up and it only shows the top left of the main menu. i tried changing my res to see if that was it but it didn't fix it. help??

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shadowfax91
shadowfax91

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

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

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Ghost_Arbiter
Ghost_Arbiter

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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Ghost_Arbiter
Ghost_Arbiter

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

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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StalinGrad6
StalinGrad6

this mod seems to be broken. please repair it. if youre not then at LEAST provide competent installation instructions or new installation system. THIS IS NOT WORKING.

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fish1997
fish1997

i can get into the game fine and everything but when i go to launch a skirmish game it kicks me out completely. can some one tell me how to fix it?

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AncientT
AncientT

I just want to leave this here: "a recent driver update for ATI (14.9) is causing the following issue for it’s users:
Homeworld2.exe caused an Access Violation in module atioglxx.dll"
It also makes it so the game crash instantly once you start it up.

So, this fixed it for me. if your a ATI user. drop it in here: bin\release

The dll: Thegameengine.org


Source: Thegameengine.org

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RintyFebreeze
RintyFebreeze

im having a problem. No matter what difficulty the covenant are on, they collect resourced and do nothing else. whenever i scout their base, they always have a REALLY LONG line of mobile refinery. Any idea why this is?

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ixdalzoxdi
ixdalzoxdi

ive installed the mod but I can only find the UNSC someone want to tell me where the covenant are there not in any of the game modes

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