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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Many systematic improvements have been made, read instructions before playing.

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)
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 2.0:
All capital ships of Kadeshi can select a primary perk and a secondary perk: (at present there are 7 primary perks and 7 secondary perks selectable, that's 49 combinations you can play with!)

Primary perks:
Survivalist -- allows the ship to survive against nebula damage
Rage of Kadesh -- increases firepower when the ship is taking damage
Stealth -- works like a sensor jammer
Safe Fall -- Neutralize hyperspace damage
Advanced Training -- increases the speed at which the ship gains experience
Hit and Run -- increases firepower when the ship is moving
Bounty Hunter -- earns RUs in battle

Secondary perks:
Damage Control -- increases repair rate when the ship is taking damage
Curse of the Garden -- increases resistance against capturing
Revealer -- increases sensor power
Super Heavy -- increases max health pool
Potential Energy -- generates energy when the ship is taking damage
Retreat -- increases repair ability when the ship is moving
Miracle -- the ship becomes invincible when you beg for a miracle

All capital ships of Turanic Raiders also have their special abilities now: (requires certain levels of experience)
Experience / Ability
100 Smoke Screen (launch a volley of smoke grenades to distract enemy fire)
200 Caffeine (heal the ship and increse its firepower, speed, etc.)
300 Demoralize (weaken nearby enemy ships)
400 Ambush (spawn a couple of fighters in the middle of nowhere)
500 Let the Dogs out (prevent the ship from being captured)
600 LSD (making nearby enemy ships crazy and even let them attack themselves)
700 Hijack (claim ownership of enemy fighters and corvettes nearby)
800 Point Defense System (launch a package of laser drones that can shoot down missiles)
900 Bodyguard (launch some repair drones with defense shield)
999 Black Market Nuke (spawn a nuclear bomb)

New sound effects are added some weapons of Kadeshi and Turanic Raiders
Enhanced AI is better at using special weapons (Viper and Cruise Missile), which means computer players have greater chance to survive all kinds of powerful capital ships

Added some useful options in skirmish settings:
-- You can choose the limit of pilots and officers separately, set the officer limit to minimum and you can get a dogfight with not many capital ships!
-- You can boost the health of fighters and corvettes separately, if you feel they are too weak in the past!

Reduced health for many ships of Kadeshi and Turanic Raiders, being more consistent and balanced with Hiigaran and Vaygr units. And their EMP endurance is increased
Many weapon balances have been made, and the regeneration rate of Hammerhead's phase armor is reduced

New ships:
Vaygr Prospector (works just like Hiigaran Scavenger, only the onboard subsystems and functions are different)

Black Market (As one of the important productional ships of the raider fleet, it also provides extra RUs by population, just like Hiigaran Orbital Station, and can colonize nearby planets)

Troll Destroyer (six Vaygr Destroyers are bound together to become a cruiser class super destroyer, it is a good complement for the pirate fleet owing to its excellent maneuverability in battle, which is not common among the other pirate capital ships)

Arms Dealer (provides a full spectrum of special weapons for pirate, including Viper and Cruise Missile, plus Miner Missile and mines, giving the pirate a chance to survive those huge battleships owned by the other races)

Battle Ark can build modular weapons now, giving the player more choice and versatility against different enemies

Music Player has been added, you can now play any soundtrack you want, some new soundtracks are also added, while some are removed (99 selectable sound tracks in total!)

Enhanced interface: Power Manager (shows the details of your fleet's power consumption)
Fighters and Corvettes have experience now (maybe not fully working, but still better than nothing) -- higher experience for fighters and corvettes may means:
--repair themselves very slowly
--higher chance of survival when colliding with enemy ships

Different races have different ship names now, they also have different tags when their ships get certain levels of experience

Needleship can build AT field now, very useful when overwhelmed by intense gunfire

New map: Into the Oblivion (4p), Infinity (2p), Relic 2 (6p)

New weapon upgrade for Enforcer:

Fixed an issue where Big Daddy can't receive resource collectors
Known bug: Lord's Junk Spam function only works on the first Lord in player's fleet

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jonas1122 May 1 2012 says:

yeeeeees! downloading now :D

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Tondrai666 May 1 2012 says:

Aaaawh yeah! can't wait to test it out!

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Roogsy May 1 2012 says:

Thanks for all the work dude, Ill certainly enjoy it a lot! =)

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Dino_Zavarski May 3 2012 says:

I think the greatest improvement in simplex is that you upload archives with the .big file. You have my sincere thanks for this.

Long ago Complex crew made me to decide that if i ever have to send them something they really want it will be packed as self extracting ELF for GNU Hurd...

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TomFreak23 May 6 2012 says:

I have a Core I7 with Nvidia GTX570 + Win7 64 Bit Professional, but the mod lags at all. Please fix it or is it a Win7 Problem ?


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siliconworm Author
siliconworm May 6 2012 replied:

Does it lag as soon as the game begins, or only after some time? And I need to know your skirmish settings as detailed as possible.

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Vaktezraj May 6 2012 says:

Would you be willing to provide a version without the shader2 set? I can't play if you include them, since CnlPepper's shaders are designed explicitly for Windows HW2 and thus CANNOT be used on the Mac. Sorry if I sound rude... it just agitates me every time a mod is made with hardcoded shader2 files, since it does not work even if one tries to run HW2 in Wine, either. So in essence, if so much as a map has references to Shader2 in it, Homeworld2 automatically shuts down. It's really distressing. Perhaps this could be permanently resolved at some point with a complete reworking of the Shader2 format, but until then, adding improved shaders automatically forces Mac users to avoid using your mod.

I hope my message does not seem hostile in any way; my agitation is unbearable in this respect.

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm May 6 2012 replied:

I'd like to help you, but I don't know what shader2 is, and I've never used Mac.

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Drenghul May 26 2012 says:

There should be a folder called Shaders. Extract the big file and remove the shaders folder. That should help. If not then I don't know.

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kirravennn May 30 2012 says:

Good day! The mode looks very good! May i ask a noob question, i'v downloaded v 2.1 of the mod and installed it on clear hw2 in data folder, but in game i saw that it is v 1.1, what i doing wrong?

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm May 31 2012 replied:

I don't type the version of the mod in game like Complex team does
In my mod, 1.1 in game only means your game is patched to 1.1
So just play, the mod itself is already 2.1

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antoano Jun 9 2012 says:

I really like this modifications but how can i prevent this crashes ? I really want to play like normal game :( It crashes on every map at any time or when try to load a save game or when I advance enough to send some heavy ships : it crashes again and again. pls help!

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Jun 11 2012 replied:

after crash, go to bin/release folder, open Hw2.log in NotePad, copy everything inside and send to me.

and you need to know, a few specific maps can't save and load, you can see "NO SAVE" sign in the thumbnails of those maps.

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Haydarcan Jun 18 2012 replied:

Can you fix vaygr mothership nuke cannon? Its doesn't attack when I right clik to enemy battleship it going to crash it, dont attack nuke cannon?

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siliconworm Jun 18 2012 replied:

OK I will

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archon179 Jun 25 2012 says:

i downloaded and put the complexbig.exe in my data folder and made another shortcut and added -mod ComplexSimple.big -hardwarecursor -luatrace -determcompplayer to the end of the target line. but when i double click the shortcut, the screen goes black for a while than goes back to desktop. please help.

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Jun 26 2012 replied:

there's no such a file named complexbig.exe
there's only ComplexSimple.big, make sure you copied the right file and already upgraded your Homeworld 2 to 1.1 version

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Haydarcan Jun 27 2012 replied:

thanx for great mod you're rock! when will you relaese new version? I am looking forward to it.

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Aug 3 2012 replied:

I just uploaded a new version, if you still have trouble shooting the Nuke Cannon, just aim at the enemy subsystems

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canadus1343295741 Jul 30 2012 says:

Thanks Siliconworm for at GREAT mod.
i really love the new music you have added.

would you please fix the nuke cannons when you have the time.
allso when playing against the new race kadeshi, i often get MASSIVE lag about 30 min into the game eventhough i have a powerfull computer.

thanks again for the mod

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Aug 3 2012 replied:

What's wrong with Nuke Cannon? If it doesn't fire, it's the way you use it that isn't correct. Nuke Cannon can't shoot small targets like frigates, fighters or corvettes. The right way to use the Nuke Cannon is aiming at enemy capital ships (and you need to move into range first). If the enemy capital ships are moving too fast, the Nuke Cannon can't aim too. Aiming at the enemy subsystems can also increase the chance of hitting.

As I know, Kadeshi doesn't give a lot of lag, the only race that can bring a lot of lag is Hiigaran. This is due to some over detailed models and textures from the original Complex mod. Theoretically, if you only play with Kadeshi and Turanic Raiders, the game should be almost as fluent as the orignal Path To Victory mod.

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