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?
Welcome to show off your own video of walkthrough!

Need a Mothership for Turanic Raiders

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 3.7 (Part 2 of 2)

Simplex 3.7 (Part 2 of 2)

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A Pilot Mode is now seamlessly integrated into the standard Homeworld 2 experience (inspired by Free Mod)!

Simplex 3.7 (Part 1 of 2)

Simplex 3.7 (Part 1 of 2)

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A Pilot Mode is now seamlessly integrated into the standard Homeworld 2 experience (inspired by Free Mod)!

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...

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RogueKnight24
RogueKnight24

Is there any way to edit the capital ship names? Not the class names, but the ones like Agammenon, Martyrs of Kharak and such. I've been playing your mod for a really long time now and I wanted to add a few more to keep things interesting.

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm

extract the big files and you can edit everything

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RogueKnight24
RogueKnight24

One more question, if you don't mind. Is there someplace I can see what ships I start with depending on the Starting Fleet options in the Skirmish menu? Or will I jut have to go through it trial-and-error?

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm

it's defined in Data\scripts\startingfleets and Data\leveldata\multiplayer\lib\oninit.lua and Data\leveldata\multiplayer\deathmatch.lua

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RogueKnight24
RogueKnight24

Thanks, I realized that I was looking in the wrong bin files! :/

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problems78
problems78

I don't know anything here so please be understanding but I see that there are models from the yaodu mod. i'm guessing you have some sort of agreement with them I'm only asking if you do cause on their page they have somthing saying not to use their mod or somthing like that.

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lukeskywal1514994685
lukeskywal1514994685

Hello,
This is a really great mod, good work !
i would like to ask is there any way to fix low fps ? I have a gud pc with gtx 1070 and i got 16 fps :/

Please help..
Thank you for your answer !
LukeSkywalker

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm

Did you turn on V-sync in game settings? And are you getting low fps all the time or only in the later game with many players and units?
If your CPU's single-core performance is weak (e.g. below 3GHz), this could be the bottleneck as well.

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diTalos
diTalos

Hi,I downloaded 2 archives(v3.7) and unpacked. As part of the 3 Bigge file SimplexART.big SimplexCORE.big SimplexSOUND.big. Created a shortcut on the instructions and registered -mod SimplexART.big, SimplexCORE.big, SimplexSOUND.big -hardwarecursor. In your instructions it is written about SimplexSHIP.big, but it's not in the archive! However, the game starts, but at the beginning of the game the game crashes.
The game is installed from Steam. I can send you a mail HW2.log

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm

It seems you only extracted the first rar.
SimplexSHIP.big is in the second rar, you need to extract the second part as well.

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diTalos
diTalos

Thank you! I really made a mistake with unpacking, everything works.

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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…

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