Simplex is a sister mod of Complex. It will bring your gaming experience to a whole new level by showing you for the first time how the gap between the strategic way of thinking in Complex and the tactical one in other mods like Path To Victory can be bridged, unleashing the real potential of both Complex and PTV, and of course, the Homeworld 2 engine itself!

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Homeworld_2_Complex_Simple_2.0.rar
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siliconworm
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Feb 11th, 2012
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This is an inspiring advancement from the original Complex mod. Read the installation instruction if you haven't read it before.


Homeworld 2 Complex Simple (in BIG form) Installation:
1. Extract ComplexSimple.big into the DATA folder of your Homeworld 2 game folder. For example, D:\Homeworld2\Data
2. Go to Homeworld2\Bin\Release Folder, right click on Homeworld2.exe and create a shortcut. And be sure your Homeworld 2 is already V1.1!
3. Right click the shortcut, and left click Properties, then add " -mod ComplexSimple.big -hardwarecursor -luatrace -determcompplayer" to the end of the existing line in the Target box. For example, D:\Homeworld2\Bin\Release\Homeworld2.exe -mod ComplexSimple.big -hardwarecursor -luatrace -determcompplayer
(Don't forget to click Apply)
****SPECIAL NOTE****
The command line above contains " -determcompplayer", this actually adds to the difficulty of AI players, making them very agile and efficient (typically, their attack groups will march without a rest, and this actually does good when you are playing large maps). If you want to play in a rather soothing pace, don't use this command.
If you want to play in widescreen mode, you can use " -w "and " -h " command. For example, if your screen resolution is 1366*768, you just need to add " -w 1366 -h 768" to the end of the command line. This trick won't change the proportion of 3D rendering, but it does stretch 2D graphics.

4. You can now play this mod via the new shortcut!
And if you have any trouble installing or playing this mod, just tell me, I'll examine the problem and come up with solutions at first time! If it crashes, immediately go to Bin\Release folder and open Hw2.log in NotePad, copy everthing inside and send to me via private message so I can analyze your problem.

Main changes from 1.9:
Two new races (Kadeshi and Turanic Raiders) have been introduced from Path To Victory, but it's not simply a replica
Main changes from Path To Victory:
Greatly enhanced AI
Balanced weapon, health, build cost and build speed
New sound/visual effects
Complete parade formation
Optimized manoeuverability and locomotion
New functions and roles for some ships
New research/build tree
It's in a Complex way

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Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.0
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Nekrataal0
Nekrataal0 Feb 11 2012, 9:34pm says:

You released 1.8 just a week ago and now there is a version with two new races?
Amazing!

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argenis2
argenis2 Feb 12 2012, 12:02am says:

progress is increasing at an alarming rate

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Tondrai666
Tondrai666 Feb 12 2012, 9:02am says:

I have a small question. Does the 2.0 version still need the bug fix for 1.9? or can i delete the ship file from the homeworld2/data folder as well as the .big file to replace with the new one?

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Feb 12 2012, 9:14am replied:

That bug has been fixed in 2.0, so you don't need that ship file anymore. This big file alone will work just fine. And don't forget to check the target line of your shortcut, " -overridebigfile" is also no longer needed.

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Tondrai666
Tondrai666 Feb 12 2012, 9:21am replied:

allright thx! and btw, where is the Vaygr scavenger? its not showing anywhere to construct it?

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Feb 12 2012, 9:29am replied:

It's new, I just added it today. So you are not able to see it before the next release.

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Tondrai666
Tondrai666 Feb 12 2012, 9:31am replied:

ooowh okay :P Looking forward to it! Any ETA on next release? Cause daaamn, you seem to be working hard Ö

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Feb 12 2012, 9:34am replied:

No ETA, I don't take making mod as a task, because technically I'm still a player, I just release my playthings when I feel good :D

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Tondrai666
Tondrai666 Feb 12 2012, 9:36am replied:

Haha that's a very good attitude =D Still, congrats on the achievement!

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Nekrataal0
Nekrataal0 Feb 12 2012, 12:00pm says:

Right, I just installed it, and I can say it's very fun. Great to be able to play two more races in a Complex way.

But I'm a bit worried about the balance. It seems that the new Turanic and Kadeshi units weren't re-balanced to fit in the Complex Simple gameplay... A speed of 600 for Turanic fighters and Corvettes seems a little exaggerated, so are the Turanic frigates armor and cost. No offense, but it looks like you imported the units straight from PTV, added a few ones and finalized the mod without worrying about tweaking the stats to make the whole thing more coherent.

I think it could use some more polishing.
Great job nonetheless.

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Feb 12 2012, 8:12pm replied:

In my opinion, the standard of balance should be that AI players can hardly kill each other. Whereas Hiigaran and Vaygr have so many powerful ships and weapons, the only way at present to make the two new races not too much handicapped is giving exaggerated strength to their units like you said. But anyway I also have the concern as you said above, I will test it more and do more tweak to make these two new races look like Hiigaran and Vaygr more.

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Nekrataal0
Nekrataal0 Feb 14 2012, 9:57am replied:

Cool. I think a good way to make the new races more "Complex" would be to make their gameplay more progressive. Like for the Turanics, in Path to Victory, the player has to capture enemy ships to unlock some of his own. It's just an example on how to make the races more consistent and interesting.

I also noted a few bugs: Turanic Raiders capital ships seem impossible to hit with Ion cannons. I tried attacking some with Ion Destroyers and Ion Cannon Frigates and their attacks kept missing (they have no problems hitting other capital ships).

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Necro7376
Necro7376 Feb 15 2012, 1:30pm says:

hello siliconworm
i'm download ur mod Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.0

still got something not right
- description battle ark is not showing
- sperm corvette the missile lauch is killing the corvette cause the speed corvette is fast than missile so sometime lauching missile is hitting the ship
- spy ship can't use it after build and lauch crashing each other
- just knew from ai playing turanic raider the ship scaffold can build by slave.. i thought it was fail when i saw it

that's the one i know but don't about other
btw i like ur music store in special song but can't load it only can wait to show up in random
this is a great mod... cool and awesome
thank's u for ur sharing ur mod :)

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Feb 15 2012, 9:33pm replied:

the description of battle ark can display on my computer, I don't know why yours is not showing
the missile of sperm corvette can't go faster, otherwise it will lose the visual effect of sperm XD
I can't find any problem with Spy, what do you mean of crashing each other?
Turanic Raiders AI can build scaffold, if it fails to build the scaffold with a Slave, don't worry, the Scaffold will recover itself very slowly

About music, the special tracks will be played only after 11 game years. And you can skip to next song any time by pressing F9 key

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Necro7376
Necro7376 Feb 16 2012, 2:47am replied:

ohh i see
ok i will try again about spy
mean i can't send order move or go to anywhere
just stuck in there and hitting each other... mean hitting spy ship with spy ship in squadron

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Necro7376
Necro7376 Feb 18 2012, 10:39am says:

u right about spy
i play again and it can used it... maybe i build to close to planet or the rute is collision with crew ship
about battle ark still no description i don't know why
than is no problem then... thank's u Siliconworm :)

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Mortarion
Mortarion Feb 20 2012, 5:10pm says:

Hi! I have a problem with every mod you uploaded :( I downloaded it and extracted it but I cannot start any of them because it just throws back to the desktop :( I had one of your releases on my pc (I'm not sure which one) but I can't launch any of them now :(

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Feb 21 2012, 6:10am replied:

Did you install it correctly according to my instructions? And did you set the races correctly?

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Mortarion
Mortarion Feb 21 2012, 7:34am replied:

I can't get the game running but I did everything as it was described but I can't get even to the main menu... The screen goes black and I'm on the desktop again :(

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Mortarion
Mortarion Feb 21 2012, 7:51am replied:

Whoa sorry I might have found myself a solution... I forgot to install the 1.1 patch... If it works then sorry I bothered you :)

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Mortarion
Mortarion Feb 21 2012, 10:44am replied:

It's working! :D sorry to bother you but still I want to ask you something... Now I played a match with Hiigarians aganist Turanic Raiders and the Raiders swarmed all over before I could even build a flak frigate... Is it an unbalanced fight between the two factions or I was an amateur?

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Feb 21 2012, 1:15pm replied:

That's why it's called Raider :P
You need to develop some fast response tactics like interceptors at the beginning

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Mortarion
Mortarion Mar 12 2012, 11:38am replied:

Wow thanks for the advice! :D Altough after playing them I realized I cannot build "mercenaires"... How could I build them? Or hire them?

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Mar 12 2012, 1:47pm replied:

Hyperspace Bouey

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Mortarion
Mortarion Mar 13 2012, 4:13pm replied:

Damn I should have known... BUT Is that a thing I can build?

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Mar 14 2012, 2:52pm replied:

Oh, it's called Nav Bouey, and yes you can build it in the Utility list

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eyeofwind
eyeofwind Apr 9 2012, 11:42am says:

well, can't you zip it for download? I really wanna try...

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Apr 9 2012, 1:01pm replied:

It's already zipped -_-!!

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McNeil_GDI
McNeil_GDI Apr 9 2012, 12:13pm says:

hey, I've tried using this mod but it crashed upon startup, what can I do to fix that?

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Apr 9 2012, 1:05pm replied:

1. Make sure your patch is already 1.1 and you did everything right according to the installation instructions

2. After crash, immediately go to Bin/Release folder and open Hw2.log in NotePad, copy everything inside and send to me via private message.

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