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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IMPORTANT: Please read the installation instruction first

1. Extract everything 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 on the shortcut, add " -overridebigfile -hardwarecursor" to the end of the existing line in the Target box. For example, D:\Homeworld2\Bin\Release\Homeworld2.exe -overridebigfile -hardwarecursor(Don't forget to click Apply)
4. You can now play this mod via the new shortcut!
NOTE: If you have the last version of Complex Simple already, just go ahead and replace all the old files.
For advanced players, if you DATA folder is a mess (especially if you have many mods in form of raw files), before copying this mod, just delete all the folders EXCEPT the Animatics folder, and then follow the steps above.
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!

Main Changes from 1.1:
Enhanced AI -- Vaygr CPU players can launch all kinds of frigates spam now, and Hiigaran CPU players are smart enough to rebuild a mothership when the only one is lost (via hyperspace core).
Improved UI -- Some details of user interface have been adjusted. My hope is to make it more friendly.
Something is removed, well, as someone requests.
Unit limit increased -- This is for extreme players like me who would like to have a big fight with CPU. Howerver, I must mention that, be careful when you decide to set the unit capacity to "maximum" while fighting against many players, because this may cause your computer to behave very slowly even crash if your RAM is overloaded...And now you should realize that it is energy that prevents you from having too many ships...
Some Hiigaran destroyers changed again. Don't be surprised if you find yourself can't help laughing at the new Adv.destroyer :) The Orbital Station also has some cool firepower now, but don't worry, it seems that CPU players are not good at using it at all :)
You can save game after death now, although it seems useless. But it's very important for me, because I can save the game after my deliberate death and observe the AI behaviours again and again.
Training Menu and Single Player Mission (which are disabled in the original Complex mod) has been reactivated, but this doesn't mean it will funtion properly...You can think it's just for a better appearance of the main menu :p

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janzd57 Jul 15 2011, 3:11am says:

Strange, still doesn't load a savegame for me.

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siliconworm Jul 15 2011, 3:17am replied:

Good question! You won't be able to load a game that was saved when you were playing in your orignial version of Homeworld 2, or in the former versions of this mod, or in other mods. You can only save and load your game in the EXACTLY SAME version of Homeworld 2 or mod.
This is because the game you saved has different source code with the one you're operating now.

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janzd57 Jul 15 2011, 3:40am says:

I tried that. For some reason Tanis base and the mothership are pointed the opposite direction and the resource collecter is missing, preventing me from playing the scenario.

Win7 HP x64, ATI 5470, AMD P920.
HP DV7 4051nr.

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siliconworm Jul 15 2011, 4:39am replied:

Oops...I forgot to say, Sinple Player Mission mode was removed in the original Complex mod, I just reactivated it in the 1.2 version of this mod, but this doesn't mean I think it will function properly...I still recommend you to play skirmish

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yk123 Jul 15 2011, 9:17am says:


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siliconworm Jul 15 2011, 6:27pm replied:

That's not the whole story, I'm currently working on badges. I've come up with some really cool ideas on badges, and I'll release a badge pack soon. I believe it will be the most (if not the least) interesting badge pack you can ever get for Homeworld 2 :)

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argenis2 Jul 15 2011, 10:17am says:

can you upload a big file version of it? please?

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siliconworm Jul 15 2011, 6:12pm replied:

Because I got some trouble with unfBig, I did try to create a big file, but then the music was damaged somehow...I must assure best integrity and stability for this mod, that's why I still decide to upload all the raw files. You can try to create a big file yourself to see if it will work, using unfBig which you can search and download on Google, or get it here:

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argenis2 Jul 16 2011, 4:46pm says:

i will try that

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icefire817 Jul 22 2011, 4:38am says:

Hey, i'm having some trouble getting this mod to work.
I'm on a mac, and I essentially created a "shortcut" or at least the equivalent to one and long story short the mod starts no problem, love the new music BTW, but when I start up a custom player vs CPU battle, even if its just default settings, it crashes while loading the battle. Anyone have any suggestions?

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siliconworm Jul 22 2011, 12:11pm replied:

Hmm...I'm not sure about wheter this mod will work on a mac to be honest. Are you sure you intalled it correctly and there was no other mod (in the form of raw files) in your DATA folder before? Maybe a mac requires a single BIG file to work, I don't know, I'll try to upload a single BIG file next time.
But for now, do you have any PC? Test it on a PC, if it still doesn't work, then there must be something wrong with the mod itself.

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icefire817 Jul 22 2011, 3:20pm says:

I've used other mods that didn't have a big file so I just used the "-overridebigfile" command in terminal w/ whatever else the mod said to put in.
At the moment I have no PC to test it on, let alone a PC version of the game.

Thanks for the suggestion though. And I will try the .Big file when it comes up on the site, thanks!

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siliconworm Jul 22 2011, 11:59pm replied:

I just uploaded a BIG file, try it :)

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