The story behind this mod: In one word, I am a n00b. I didn't know how to modify anything except txt, even though I've been playing the Homeworld series for so many years... Homeworld 2 is my favorite in the series, and I always dreamt to make 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 anything else told by other modders that sounded truly puzzling to me. So I thought maybe I would never be able to make a mod for Homeworld 2.
However, 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. Hence the birth of this mod!
So, regarding this is my first attempt to create a mod for Homeworld 2, don't be surprised if you find me ruined the epic Complex mod! Just take 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 give a name to this mod on ModDB, I decided to call it SIMPLE, because my work is too simple compared to the source code of COMPLEX (which is tormenting but fun to study)...

NOTE: This mod has been approved by the Complex team! That means I'll keep studying and (hopefully) 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, I truly appreciate all the genius works you put in all these awesome mods! As a player, I also want to thank all you modders for keeping this game alive (well, that was at least until Homeworld Remastered came out)... Anyways, thank all of you!

  • Disclaimer 1: This mod will continue to be updated on the HW2 Classic platform, and will NOT be transplanted to HWR because reasons.
  • Disclaimer 2: ModDB is the ONLY official page of this mod, meaning if you want to get the official answer to your questions, you should ask here. You might find this mod also posted on other websites (such as Steam Workshop), but they are reposts of this mod by other players.
   
   
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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

m01

New FOV: 35° vertical field of view

m02

Elite Gunship Corvettes (PTV model)

m03

Vanilla Mission 3

m04

Vanilla Mission 4

m05

Vanilla Mission 5

m06

Vanilla Mission 6

m07

Vanilla Mission 7

m08

Vanilla Mission 8

m09

Vanilla Mission 9

m10

Vanilla Mission 10

m11

Vanilla Mission 11

m12

First Complex Campaign

m13

Vanilla Mission 13

m14

Vanilla Mission 14

m15

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!

Think you are already an expert?
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Need a Mothership for Turanic Raiders

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A new gaming concept is ready for Turanic Raiders, featuring multiple generals for the player to choose...But one decent mothership is needed.

Complex Simple Video Quest

Complex Simple Video Quest

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Complex Simple needs some videos from players, share your gaming video and show off your combat skills now!

[Poll] What kind of maps do you want?

[Poll] What kind of maps do you want?

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I want to bring more interactions between players and myself in order to achieve a better democratic design for Complex Simple.

Anniversary of Complex Simple -- Looking Forward To Cooperators

Anniversary of Complex Simple -- Looking Forward To Cooperators

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For so long I've been working by myself. But my ability is not unlimited, anyone who loves the way of Complex Simple and has plenty of time, welcome to...

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Simplex 3.6 (Part 2 of 2)

Simplex 3.6 (Part 2 of 2)

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A new game mode has been added: Sole Survivor (inspired by Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor)!

Simplex 3.6 (Part 1 of 2)

Simplex 3.6 (Part 1 of 2)

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A new game mode has been added: Sole Survivor (inspired by Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor)!

Simplex 3.5 (Part 2 of 2)

Simplex 3.5 (Part 2 of 2)

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This mod is so big, it has to be uploaded as two RAR files! This is the second file. Extract both files to your Homeworld2\Data folder (with WinRAR 5.0...

Simplex 3.5 (Part 1 of 2)

Simplex 3.5 (Part 1 of 2)

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This mod is so big, it has to be uploaded as two RAR files! This is the first file. Extract both files to your Homeworld2\Data folder (with WinRAR 5.0...

Simplex 3 4

Simplex 3 4

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An critical bug in v3.3 has been fixed. Any feedback is greatly appreciated!

Simplex 3.3

Simplex 3.3

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Many improvements have been made since the last version to bring HW2 even closer to the HWR quality!

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Guest
Guest

Man i wish you did a simplex for remastered, then i read the disclaimer.

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lucman2010
lucman2010

Please use plain English in this forum..

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TwelveEyes
TwelveEyes

Do you plan to add the Archangel II dreadnought from PTV to Simplex for the Hiigarans? It's my favorite ship from PTV (being based on my favorite ship from Cataclysm and all).

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm

Which ship is Archangel II? I can't find it in the PTV mod or its manual. What version of PTV are you using and can you upload a picture of that ship?

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TwelveEyes
TwelveEyes

My mistake, it's called the Seraph in PTV. I've been using the final version of PTV. It's the capital ship in this screenshot:

Moddb.com

I also wouldn't mind seeing the Acolytes and Multi-Beam frigates in that screenshot ported over too.

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm

Seraph is already in this mod, but it belongs to the Turanic Raiders as "Mercenary Battlecruiser"
Moddb.com

Somtaaw multibeam frigate, acolyte, along with many other PTV ships were not transplanted to this mod mainly because their texture resolution and model quality are a bit too low by today's standards.

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TwelveEyes
TwelveEyes

Kinda strange the Turanics have the Seraph, but whatever. Too bad about the Acolyte and MBF. I love the way they both look, a shame their textures and models are a bit low res.

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Arlenor
Arlenor

Hi, dieser Mod ist einfach Super. Complex an sich ist schon echt gut aber hier rockt es nochmal mehr^^
Complex Simple läuft aber auch unter HWR Classic. Das einzige was man noch in die exe. hinzufügen muss (bei AMD Radeon, keine ahnung ob bei Nvidia Karten das notwendig ist) ist: -nopbuffer -STC_GAMMA.big
Also alles zusammen wäre dann so: -mod SimplexART.big,SimplexCORE.big,SimplexSHIP.big,SimplexSOUND.big -hardwarecursor -nopbuffer -STC_GAMMA.big

Ich freu mich das es Funktioniert und hoffe das dieser Mod noch lange Erhalten bleibt.
MFG Arlenor

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm

What does stc_gamma.big do? Is -nobuffer alone enough to get the mod working?

Another player just reported a similar problem. He was using ATI graphics card and HW2 Classic from Steam too. He said he just added -nopbuffer and the problem was solved: Blazier

Moddb.com

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Arlenor
Arlenor

Hi,

Is -nobuffer alone enough to get the mod working? Ja funktioniert auch damit alleine. Hab ich aber auch erst danach ausprobiert weil ich vorher nur so wo anders gesehen habe und ausprobiert hatte.

What does stc_gamma.big do? Das weis ich auch nicht. Ich hatte diese Info hier her: Steamcommunity.com

MFG Arlenor

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm

Thanks for your information!
I heard that -nopbuffer will remove the shadow effect in the game. Is this true?

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Arlenor
Arlenor

Hi, habe immer ohne Schatteneffekte gespielt. Hab es bei mir mal angeschaltet aber konnte keine änderung feststellen. Also wird es wohl so sein das es die Schatteneffekte deaktiviert oder ich hab Tomaten auf den Augen^^

MFG Arlenor

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maarty.88
maarty.88

No jó čovečé, tos nám toho moc neřek´.. ale rajský místo kukadel jsou vtipný ;)

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Highest Rated (3 agree) 8/10

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) 5/10

First off, I'd like to say that this is a beautifully crafted mod with a lot of great ideas that build upon its foundations (the Complex mod). Unfortunately, I feel like this mod is ultimately broken in the current state. Let me list the pros and Cons so that you understand: Pros: 1. strong unit designs provide a diverse and unique selection of units and a massive selection of weapons with which to blow up your enemies. 2. great level design, lots of unique and interesting maps with awesome sky…

Nov 25 2014 by Corelious

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