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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Dec 28th, 2012
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Some systematic features have been added, together with many adjustments to make the game even more playful! Read the instruction before installation.


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 2.2:
(HIGHLIGHT) All maps should support save and load now, if you still encounter problem saving and loading any map, just report to me
(HIGHLIGHT) New custom skirmish option: Incentive System, which is like a bounty option seen in some other mods, but much more complex and advanced for sure. When enabled, incentive mechanism will be able to support players even in the most diffucult situations where resource is desperately craved. This incentive system also encourages players to achieve certain goals, making the game both complex and simple. Here's a detailed introduction to all the specific accolades and bonuses in this system so playful and interactive that may change your way of playing:


DOUBLE KILL - destroy 2 enemy ships at the same time
TRIPLE KILL - destroy 3 enemy ships at the same time
QUATRA KILL - destroy 4 enemy ships at the same time
ULTRA KILL - destroy 5 enemy ships at the same time
TEAM KILL - destroy 6 or more enemy ships at the same time
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KILLING SPREE - destroy 5 enemy squads without losing a squadron
RAMPAGE - destroy 10 enemy squads without losing a squadron
RELENTLESS - destroy 15 enemy squads without losing a squadron
UNSTOPPABLE - destroy 20 enemy squads without losing a squadron
SLAYER - destroy 25 enemy squads without losing a squadron

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EXPLOSIVE SPREE - destroy 5 enemy capital ships or high-value units without losing a squadron
DEMOLITIONS EXPERT - destroy 10 enemy capital ships or high-value units without losing a squadron
HURT LOCKER - destroy 15 enemy capital ships or high-value units without losing a squadron
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SNIPING SPREE - destroy 5 low-value enemy ships one by one without losing a squadron
MARKSMAN - destroy 10 low-value enemy ships one by one without losing a squadron
SHARPSHOOTER - destroy 15 low-value enemy ships one by one without losing a squadron
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NO JOY - ending any of the above sprees of your opponents by destroying at least one of his squadrons, the more and higher the sprees you terminate, the more RUs you will receive
ARTILLERY SHOT - destroy a really high-value target (no less than 5000 RUs), the more expensive the vessel you destory, the more RUs you will receive
SHIP REPAIR - reward for repairing own or allied ships, the more repairers you assign, the more RUs you will receive
REVENGE - destroy a ship owned by the player who most recently destoryed yours, the more valuable the ship you previously lost, the more RUs you will receive from the following revenge
ASSIST - destroy a target at the same time any of your allies makes a kill
MAD - mutually assured destruction, destroy any ship owned by enemy at the same time you lose yours, the more valuable the ships from the both sides, the more RUs you will receive
SHIP CAPTURE - the more valuable the ship you capture, the more RUs you will receive
FIRST BLOOD - the player who makes the first kill in a match will receive this accolade
FINAL BLOW - get the last kill before an enemy's death, the more powerful this enemy once was, the more RUs you will receive

(And of course, even not meeting the certain criteria above, players will also gain a small portion of bounty RUs every time for killing enemy ships)

The Black Market of Turanic Raiders is now capable to gamble literally (in build->command list), and it can also build weapon assets now. All six of the population modules also have their unique purposes now
All Hiigaran destroyers are customizable now (in build->command list)
Overseer now have special orders too (in build->command list)
New weapon modules for Raider
New weapon modules for Templar
Other new subsystems, ships and upgrades
New sound effects for some weapons, and new visual effects for some special abilities of Turanic Raiders

New maps, featuring awesome space scenery and even black holes




New music
New badges
New naming combinations for CPU players exceed 10 million! (when CPU Name in custom skirmish option is set to "Personal")
Enhanced AI
Balanced some build/research cost and time
Scaffolds of Turanic Raiders now can be constructed by four slaves at the same time, instead of only one
Fixed some bugs

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Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.3
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yk123
yk123 Dec 29 2012, 6:00am says:

So big?
its bigger than Homeworld2!

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Haydarcan
Haydarcan Dec 29 2012, 9:23am says:

Wow! Please mirror, can't download ;(

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Dec 29 2012, 4:36pm replied:

Just wait 30 sec and it will start downloading. I tried, the speed is very fast (more than 900kb/s). And make sure you have enough disk space before downloading.

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BigFoot1
BigFoot1 Dec 29 2012, 10:29am says:

Damn, what an incredible mod!! Thanks for uploading this new version..

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bighed23
bighed23 Dec 29 2012, 2:34pm says:

to update to new version from 2.2,i can just delete the old .BIG file and put in 2.3 with no problem?

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Dec 29 2012, 4:33pm replied:

yes, you can just replace the 2.2 big file with this 2.3 one

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bighed23
bighed23 Dec 29 2012, 5:24pm replied:

woohoo 2.3! :O
thanks dude.
and to ask, whos that guy in your portrait pic?

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Dec 29 2012, 10:55pm replied:

i dont know, just some random chinese

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Dec 31 2012, 5:36am replied:

This mod does consume a lot of computing power, but not that much. I think this is the limit of Homeworld 2, it simply can not mobilize much of the computing and graphic rendering ability from those up-to-date hardwares. There're only a few settings that I know will help:
Turn on vertical sync
Hiigaran players will cause more lag (same problem in the original Complex mod)
If it still lags, don't set unit capacity to extreme.

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Solarone
Solarone Dec 31 2012, 2:07am says:

Hey Siliconworm ive watched this mod for a little while now and its starting to look very good , You have obviously a lot of time on it Keep it up.
I do seem to however get a lot of game lag not sure the reason why i run the same setting as the Complex mod . But the Simple Mod slows down to a crawl still it could be something im over looking.
and Just a sugestion if possible could you make the UI smaller i think it would just look a lot nicer ( but thats just me )

Keep up the nice work

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Dec 31 2012, 5:40am replied:

Under same settings, Complex Simple shouldn't be more laggy than Complex. Same as my reply above, notice that with Hiigaran players, the game is indeed much more laggy, this I believe is caused by some Hiigaran models from the original Complex mod.

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BigFoot1
BigFoot1 Dec 31 2012, 10:15am says:

I don't have a very expensive computer at all but it does have a quad core processor. I get no lag at all running this mod...

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Jan 5 2013, 12:57pm replied:

I'm curious about your settings. What commands do you use for the shorcut? Do you use " -determcompplayer" in the target box?

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Guest
Guest Jan 1 2013, 8:59am says:

thank you very much siliconworm, apriciate your work om this mod.
cheers mate...

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BigFoot1
BigFoot1 Jan 6 2013, 6:51am says:

If you are asking me, the answer is yes, I use -determcompplayer in my shortcut.

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Jan 6 2013, 7:28am replied:

And what about your skirmish settings? What unit capacity do you usually choose?

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BigFoot1
BigFoot1 Jan 6 2013, 3:16pm says:

Without going in to take a look I'm pretty sure I play Deathmatch with settings at 590 and 35

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Jan 6 2013, 3:19pm replied:

and how about race and difficulty settings of AI players?

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BigFoot1
BigFoot1 Jan 6 2013, 3:24pm says:

Damn, Am I the only one that has a computer that can run your mod without lag? I think you are only hearing from the people with the problems..

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Jan 7 2013, 3:47am replied:

Maybe, because I have lag myself, especially in the later part of game-_-!!
I run my game on Win7 64bit, settings always are pilots 930
and all Expert AI, not sure if it's related with settings or operating system

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BigFoot1
BigFoot1 Jan 7 2013, 5:39am says:

Well, I run Win7 64bit, AI set to Standard. And I almost always run Hiigaran and Vaygr.
Do you have a Quad-Core processor, it really seems to make a big difference?

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Jan 7 2013, 6:41am replied:

Yes, I have quadcore i7, what difference does it make?

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BigFoot1
BigFoot1 Jan 7 2013, 7:01am says:

I have another laptop, an expensive Alienware gaming one without the quad-core and I get some lag on that system with the same settings. So I thought the processor was making the difference, but maybe not..

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BigFoot1
BigFoot1 Jan 7 2013, 7:28am says:

The laptop with the quad-core I purchased for other reasons, not gaming. I only paid about $500. I installed HW2 as a back up with a few mods incuding yours and it runs incredibly smooth. Now it's the computer a use to play HW2! Like I said, thought it was the processor...

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Guest
Guest Jan 12 2013, 8:04pm says:

hello i can not open the big file at all tried winzip and winrar

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Jan 13 2013, 11:21am replied:

HW2 - unfBig 1.4.1

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Guest
Guest Jan 16 2013, 7:05am says:

Hello evrybody!
I have a big problem. Whenever I played this mod whit my friends in multy, it crushed. What is wrong is it?

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Jan 16 2013, 4:40pm replied:

I have never tested it online

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Guest
Guest Jan 17 2013, 5:48am replied:

Thanks for your answer!
This is unfortunate. This mod is the best mod I have ever played, but the multy doesn't work. Could you repair the multy? If you can repair it, The simple complex mod would be perfict. :) Many people can't play this mod because the multy suffers from many bugs.

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Etraxeon
Etraxeon Jan 18 2013, 2:02pm says:

is this a mix of complex and path to victory if it is it should be called path to complex

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Etraxeon
Etraxeon Jan 18 2013, 2:07pm says:

+ my laptop runs it runs complex 8.3.3 like a dream but lags when the AI vaygr/hiigaren fleets buildup
BTW great mod

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Camsinn
Camsinn Jan 22 2013, 2:42pm replied:

i get that too. even with all the other races. once we get to late game it lags horribly.

I run an intel 1155 i5 sandy bridge 2500k overclocked to 4.4ghz

Sapphire Radeon HD 6950 2Gb dirt 3 edition.

1Tb Western digital HD.

Asus P8Z68-V PRO GEN3 Motherboard

8Gb G.Skill Sniper RAM

and windows 7 home premium

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Inodorelli
Inodorelli Jan 29 2013, 10:30am says:

My comp doesn't lag at all, and i only have an athlon x3 3.3, and an ati 6450. And i play with high caps and hiigarans.

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Camsinn
Camsinn Feb 20 2013, 5:52am replied:

i dont really understand how that works. my pc is equal to 3-4 of yours put together. what windows version are you running?

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Inodorelli
Inodorelli Mar 3 2013, 1:41pm replied:

Win 7 ultimate 64 bit. Without SP1. And 4GB ram. But yes, weird **** happens.

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Doci
Doci Feb 21 2013, 11:56am says:

I´m playing it all the time !! makes EXTREME fun :D
... but the worst thing is ... I dont know what you can improve in your mod ;)

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Feb 21 2013, 3:12pm replied:

Trust me, there's much more I can do, what I need is just time -_-

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yuechuanxiang
yuechuanxiang Feb 27 2013, 6:57am says:

hi siliconworm ,could you give me a version 1.1 of homeworld 2,thank you .my email is 743042908@qq.com

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yuechuanxiang
yuechuanxiang Feb 27 2013, 6:59am says:

and i went through so many sites and can't find out the version1.1

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Feb 27 2013, 9:39am replied:

search Homeworld 2 torrent or iso

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OverSpool
OverSpool Feb 27 2013, 7:35am says:

So uh... When I start HW2 with this mod, as soon as HW2 opens it crashes back to desktop... Complex mod does the same thing, any guesses as to why?

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OverSpool
OverSpool Feb 27 2013, 7:55am replied:

Never mind, there was a v.2 in my BIN folder that was conflicting with v1.1, it wasn't showing on clean until I tried mods. So far so good.

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Bubbyclapp
Bubbyclapp Mar 3 2013, 3:42pm says:

damn its bigger than the game.

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Mar 3 2013, 3:49pm replied:

Because its more fun than the game

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Mar 16 2013, 12:51pm replied:

make sure you followed the installation instruction and you homeworld 2 is already 1.1 version
if the problem still exists, clean your data folder and try again

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yuechuanxiang
yuechuanxiang Mar 16 2013, 11:15pm says:

when i update my homeworld2 to v1.1,i find the same question that once i entered the game ,it jumped out .can you give me a available version1.1? And i search many websites and cannot find v1.1 .MY email is 743042908@qq.com

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siliconworm Author
siliconworm Mar 17 2013, 5:51pm replied:

Any v1.1 patch you can find on the Internet should work as long as it's official. All you need is to install the v1.1 patch on the UNTOUCHED game first, and only after that, can you use No-CD crack or something like that to replace Homeworld2.exe, otherwise the v1.1 upgrading program just won't work.

When you have installed v1.1 patch and the mod correctly, if it still jumps out, go to bin\release folder, open Hw2.log with Notepad, copy everything inside and send to me via private message, I'll analyze your problem and give you a solution if I can.

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lastgateguard
lastgateguard Mar 19 2013, 6:41pm replied:

I might get banned I hope not but here is a link.
Thepiratebay.se

Also having trouble adding the info to the shortcut.EXE 1.1 win7 just keeps telling me wrong path. I must be overlooking something

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