This is the lastest progress of Complex Simple. Don't ask why it's so much bigger than the game itself, because you'll find out when you play it. Orz
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 as I mentioned above, I am a n00b. A n00b is one who doesn't know anything about extracting big files or editing models in Maya, and everything 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 completey decompiled and could be edited in NotePad...I am so excited that I can'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 ruined 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 (on 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 didn't meet this mod, let alone modifying it 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
mololu and IPS -- The leaders who made the fantastic Path to Victory mod, which is my favorite! Three new races (Kadeshi, Turanic Raiders, and Progenitor) have been introduced from this mod, plus many models, effects and some scripts. Great thanks to mololu and IPS for their work!
Pouk -- The creator of R.E.A.R.M mod from whom in the original Complex mod many things are borrowed, including:
Ships: "hgn_defensefieldturret", "vgr_advassaultfrigate", "vgr_longrangeartilleryfrigate", "vgr_resourcecontrollerdouble" and "vgr_supportfrigatearmed".
Badges: "vaygr2 grayscale chevron", "vaygr2 red chevron", "vaygr3 fangs white", "vaygr3 fangs", "vaygr4 victorious white", "vaygr4 victorious", "vaygr5 black triangle", "z bentus", "z hiigaran1" to "z hiigaran6" and "z tree"
(Although some contents have been removed as Pouk requests)
singurality --The owner of Higarrian SuperScout mod, from which the model of piranha bioship is borrowed. Post-modern deconstructionism! :D
evillejedi --The owner of Star Wars: Warlords mod, from which the model of Coruscant (planet) is borrowed, plus some map backgrounds. In fact those planes models in the original Complex mod are also borrowed from this mod.
Battlecry and Sagyxil -- The owners of Tactical Fleet Simulator mod who reminded me that vgr_srm, hgn_bombervette, hgn_lbomber, hgn_sram, hgn_srdm and hgn_guidedrocket (which existed in the original Complex mod) are from this mod.
EatThePath -- the leader of Homeworld @ which is a Homeworld 2 mod with all kinds of fantastic ship models. Some ship models resembling the ones in HW1 and higaara_outskirts (background) are borrowed from this mod.
Continuum Corp -- the leader of Star Trek: Continuum from which some background/planet stuff is also borrowed.
fairy_queen and Fimilins -- the designers of the amazing yaodumod from which some subsystems are borrowed.
Olmys -- the creator of Territories Mod who can't be contacted for a long time. I'm trying my best to integrate this entire mod into the Complex Simple, while causing no interference to the exisiting functions. I decide to do so, because several players told me that the Territories game type is very attractive and they really want to play in this way.
HW_Lover -- the designer of Free Mod from which music player function is introduced. Free Mod is a very exotic mod, try it and you'll be amazed just like I was!
T-Mckenney -- the developer of The Price of Freedom from which the models of Troll Destroyer and Refurbished Destroyer are borrowed.
czacen -- the leader of Wing Commander 4 from which the models of Black Market and Arms Dealer are borrowed.
Enterprise-E -- the modeller who allowed me to use his gorgeous Taiidan cruiser models.
Broken Line Studios -- the maker of Homefront from which the Halo and some turrets on Refurbished Destroyer are borrowed.
moleman2009, whisper2me, Starscream and chris80502 -- the contributors of Homeworld Universe from which some ship models are borrowed as derelict, while according to them, Sands of Time should also be thanked.
As a beginner in modding Homeworld 2, I sincerely appreciate your work; As a player, I also want to thank you for your contribution to the Homeworld game. It is you who keep this game alive, and that's the greatest gift you gave all the players like me who have been playing and loving Homeworld series for so many years! Thank you! Thank all of you!
(The webpage of Complex Simple is open media, whatever you can contribute is appreciated)
Since the begining of this mod, all my efforts have been focusing on developing, it's been a long time since the last video from me was made. As the game becomes so complex now, it can be confusing for the new comers to catch on what this mod is about and how to play. Hence I hope players who are already enjoying this mod can record some videos while playing and share them here. Videos that serve tutorial function are the most helpful, but any other topic is also welcomed. Finally, I will not delete any video uploaded here unless the uploader himself requests; any video you upload will be perpetually preserved on the webpage of Complex Simple!
1. If you want to make a video with some degree of motif, you can show off your combat skills, showcase your favourite units, maps or weapons, or just demonstrate the stuff you think really funny and want to mess around with XD
2. Resolution should be higher than 480p, because below that the video is just too blurred to see the details
3. You should put the version you are playing in the video or description, so that others in the future can know what version that is, for example, Complex Simple 2.4
4. If you are not a good English talker, no problem, you can use subtitle, or simply nothing besides the background music...
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, 5:36pm by Pra3t0r5