Hi everyone! In one word, I am a n00b. I don't know how to modify anything except txt, even though I've been playing Homeworld series for so many years...Homeworld 2 is the summit of this series and I love it very much, I've been dreaming to have my own mod for Homeworld 2. However, I am a n00b. A n00b is someone who doesn't know anything about extracting big files or editing models in Maya, or everything else told by other modders which trully puzzled me. I actually thought that maybe there would never be my own mod for Homeworld 2.
Then, many years later, a mod gave me a hope. I downloaded Homeworld 2 Complex 8 beta 0.9, and found it completely decompiled and could be edited in NotePad... I was so excited that I couldn't wait to edit it in my own way.
So, regarding my first attempt to create a mod for Homeworld 2, don't be surprised if you find me ruin the epic Complex mod, which could be the best Homeworld 2 mod ever... (As a n00b, I've played almost every Homeworld 2 mod listed on ModDB.) Just regard this as a n00b's practice (with NotePad), and this is the story of a n00b...
Finally, give all my sincere thanks to the Complex team, maybe I would never know how Homeworld 2 works if I hadn't met this mod, let alone modifying it by myself. For the reason that I must type a name for my mod on ModDB, I decided to call it SIMPLE, because my works are too simple comparing to the source code of COMPLEX...

NOTE: This mod has been permitted by the Complex team! That means I'll keep studying and make this mod better, and sure you can download and play it! Thank Beghins and Baroness1 for their kindness and enthusiasm, thank the Complex team again! You can visit the Complex program at www.homeworld2complex.com and www.Complex.mastertopforum.com

For a long list of all the other contributors I also want to give great thanks to, click here

As a beginner in modding Homeworld 2, I sincerely appreciate all your work; As a player, I feel an even stronger compulsion to thank you for your contribution to the Homeworld game, because it is you who are keeping this game alive, and that's the greatest gift you can give to all the Homeworld lovers like me! Thank you! Thank all of you!


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The first working campaign based on Complex


is now in Complex Simple 2.8!

Although it looks vanilla, playing it is completely a different story!
Just play and you'll see!


Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.8

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New FOV: 35° vertical field of view

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Elite Gunship Corvettes (PTV model)

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Vanilla Mission 3

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Vanilla Mission 4

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Vanilla Mission 5

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Vanilla Mission 6

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Vanilla Mission 7

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Vanilla Mission 8

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Vanilla Mission 9

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Vanilla Mission 10

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Vanilla Mission 11

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First Complex Campaign

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Vanilla Mission 13

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Vanilla Mission 14

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Vanilla Mission 15


NOTICE:

If you have difficulty getting through any particular mission, just reply here (or on the homepage of Complex Simple)! I'll provide a 100% noob-proof walkthrough just for you!

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[Poll] What kind of maps do you want?

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Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 3.1

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 3.1

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Many changes have been made since the last version. To unzip the RAR, you need WinRAR 5.0 or higher version.

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 3.0

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 3.0

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The first air combat experience of Homeworld 2 is now in Complex Simple 3.0, together with many other enhancements! Read the pdf manual for installation...

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.9

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.9

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Some hardcore improvements have been made since the last version, in response to players' demand. Read the PDF manual both before and after installation...

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.8

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.8

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The first Single Player Campaign for Complex is now fully working! To unzip, you need RAR5! Read the instruction manual inside, it can solve a lot of...

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.7

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.7

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Voila! The new crate system will make you laugh out loud from your dream!

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.6

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.6

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Many improvements have been made since the last version. Read the instruction before installation.

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Vix_Sparda
Vix_Sparda

i think we would all like to see this exact mod on the remastered game. it shouldn't be too hard is it? not for the classic version. but for homeworld 2 remastered version.

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm

Good question!

In fact, it's extremely hard to migrate this huge mod to HWR. I've already looked into it -- the codes and functions in HWR are all slightly different from HW2, meaning to adapt this mod to HWR will just be too time consuming and physically straining (for a single modder who cares about his eyesight). Plus, when HWR gets patched every now and then, even a working mod could have new compatibility issues, and that will require further continuing fixes by the modder... For this mod, I think it's just not worth it.

Currently, I don't see any problem basing this mod on the original HW2 engine. The things I can do with this old engine aren't that much different from HWR (except a few minor visual effects, perhaps) -- if I hit any intrinsic limitation here in the HW2 engine, chances are I'll most likely hit it in HWR as well. And to be honest, if this mod is transplanted to HWR, there could be even more handicaps than benefits. For example, with the current HW2 engine, I can make all kinds of map backgrounds pretty easily, but with HWR, it will be much more difficult to make even the simplest background because of the new bloom or depth of field effects or whatever...

If there's anyone who's interested, you can try to adapt this mod to HWR by yourself. Just be aware that the current UI of this mod might need to be completely discarded and redesigned.

For now, for anyone who loves this mod, you can just install an original HW2 anytime on your computer to play it. After all, the original HW2 itself is so much smaller than this mod, that you can even consider it as a patch of this mod!

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vjan55
vjan55

being someone what lazy an a bit tired to read through everything

can someone explain the deference between this mod an the other complex mod?

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm

This mod is more complex than Complex. If you ever dreamed to play more races in the Complex way, this mod is the right choice for you.

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jaZz_KCS
jaZz_KCS

What about the ppl who have he GOG version? We can't access the workshop obviously. There should be a seperate DL anyways since the game is now also available on GOG, with the same updates, so we are also on version 2.1 for HW2C.

EDIT: Yes, it works on the steam version 2.1, but not on the GOG version 2.1. Only Hiigaran and Progenitor factions work, everything else crashes. Amongst a platitude of other problems.

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm

Well, in that case, I recommend people who have these issues to just use the classic HW2 for playing this mod. Download one if you don't have it already. After all, it's smaller than this mod itself!

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jaZz_KCS
jaZz_KCS

I just wondered why there isn't a DL on here for your revisioned version for 2.1, since the game is now also available on GOG. But obvisouly, I cannot DL the workshop files so I cant get the newest version of the mod. And the old retail 1.1 HW2 has severe issues under Win7 and up...

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm

I'm playing the original HW2 v1.1 on Windows 10 64-bit, and before that, I was playing it on Windows 7 64-bit. I never had any issues with the original HW2. So, what is the severe issue you are talking about?

I only upload this mod to ModDB. So you can download the latest version of this mod here:
Moddb.com
You don't need to click any mirror and it should just work.

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Somaru
Somaru

Hey, Siliconworm. I'm unsure if anyone's told you but the 2.0 update broke mods. Any chance you can fix your mod so that it works with the Steam version of HW2:Remastered? Your mod is really the only reason I play HW2 anymore and I find the game completely unplayable and boring without it.

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm

Do you mean v3.1? The current version of this mod is v3.1: Moddb.com

I don't have the Steam version of HWR, but other players have confirmed that it works on the Steam version. This mod has been tested on the stand-alone version of HWR, and the Steam version should work the same -- you just need to find the installation folder of your HW2 game (check your Steam settings), and follow the instruction manual (the PDF in the RAR) as normal.

If you still encounter crash when launching the game, send me your Hw2.log (also following the PDF manual) and I should be able to solve your particular problem.

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Somaru
Somaru

Alright, thank you!

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This is an awesome mod, specially when all you want is to overkill your enemies with DAKKA and Overpower lol. No really, i like this mod, i love the intensified number of weapons in every ship, however i dont like mods that focus on blowing up everything to the hell using as main feature Overpowered ships and weapons. Since i'm a strategy and tactics lover and i like much more when the battles are prolongued and my units suvirvability depends of the orders that i give them and not by the number…

Jan 28 2012 by Pra3t0r5

Lowest Rated (2 agree) 1/10

The Graphics or this mod are great to look at but when it comes to playing it feels like just a giant troll, with crazy lag, ships "swimming in space and large capital ships moving faster then the small interceptor class ships. If the game breaking lag and troll effects like the "fishes" when taken out or worked on the mod could reach a 5 in my book.

Jul 1 2013 by InForTheQ

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