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, I am a n00b. A n00b is someone who doesn't know anything about extracting big files or editing models in Maya, or everything else 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 completely decompiled and could be edited in NotePad... I was so excited that I couldn'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 ruin 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 (with 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 hadn't met this mod, let alone modifying it by 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

For a long list of all the other contributors I also want to give great thanks to, click here

As a beginner in modding Homeworld 2, I sincerely appreciate all your work; As a player, I feel an even stronger compulsion to thank you for your contribution to the Homeworld game, because it is you who are keeping this game alive, and that's the greatest gift you can give to all the Homeworld lovers like me! Thank you! Thank all of you!

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43 comments by siliconworm on May 29th, 2014

The first working campaign based on Complex  

is now in Complex Simple 2.8!

Although it looks vanilla, playing it is completely a different story!
Just play and you'll see!

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.8


New FOV: 35° vertical field of view


Elite Gunship Corvettes (PTV model)


Vanilla Mission 3


Vanilla Mission 4


Vanilla Mission 5


Vanilla Mission 6


Vanilla Mission 7


Vanilla Mission 8


Vanilla Mission 9


Vanilla Mission 10


Vanilla Mission 11


First Complex Campaign


Vanilla Mission 13


Vanilla Mission 14


Vanilla Mission 15


If you have difficulty getting through any particular mission, just reply here (or on the homepage of Complex Simple)! I'll provide a 100% noob-proof walkthrough just for you! 

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Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.9

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.9

Aug 28, 2014 Full Version 8 comments

Some hardcore improvements have been made since the last version, in response to players' demand. Read the PDF manual both before and after installation...

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.8

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.8

May 29, 2014 Full Version 91 comments

The first Single Player Campaign for Complex is now fully working! To unzip, you need RAR5! Read the instruction manual inside, it can solve a lot of...

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.7

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.7

Apr 21, 2014 Full Version 52 comments

Voila! The new crate system will make you laugh out loud from your dream!

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.6

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.6

Dec 22, 2013 Full Version 33 comments

Many improvements have been made since the last version. Read the instruction before installation.

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.5

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.5

Jun 29, 2013 Full Version 49 comments

Progenitor is now a playable race! The installation instruction in the RAR is wrong, don't read it.

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.5 Manual (PDF)

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.5 Manual (PDF)

Jun 29, 2013 Guides 10 comments

This is a pdf manual for Complex Simple, more details can be added in the future if needed.

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Camsinn May 27 2012, 7:46am says:

Cant wait until you're next release. I've been playing this mod since the 1.3 release. any hints as to what will be in the next release that you can give away?

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siliconworm May 27 2012, 7:00pm replied:

My progress is very slow since 2.1, because it already fulfilled my first simple wish of making a HW2 mod, and I really don't know what I desire to improve now. Simply adding more ships? I don't think that's my aim, I'm only sure about this.

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Camsinn May 27 2012, 7:50am replied:

And a quick suggestion. You should really consider adding defense mode along with survival mode like yaodumod has. But again its just a suggestion.

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siliconworm May 27 2012, 7:20pm replied:

Thank you for the advice! I've played yaodu mod and considered adding some game types like that. But I finally came to realize that this would be impractical based on the existing complex gameplay of my mod. Because Defense/Survival mode means you are overwhelmed by large numbers of enemies in the first place, so it would be impossible to survive if you don't have enough time to develope your army. The only way to let you survive it all, is by giving you enough time. But by doing so, what's the difference from ordinary skirmish mode? Hence I already realized that I can give you the similar experience of being overwhelmed by large numbers of enemies via designing some special maps under ordinary skirmish mode.

For example, just try Core Defender (1 vs 5) and Hiigaran Perimiter (2 vs 4). If you like these maps and you can survive, I can make more maps in this style.

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Camsinn May 28 2012, 6:43am replied:

yeah I've played both those maps. I enjoy them a lot. I think it would be good to add at least a few more to top things off on you're mod.

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MietekPL May 27 2012, 5:30am says:

Just add something like have a rearm or arms on board building from scratch, then this mod would git my rating for it 9,5 / 10, A as it will be what it says is 10/10

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siliconworm May 26 2012, 5:56pm says:

To Camsinn:
And as I know, for some video drivers, turning on Vsync will help

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Camsinn May 27 2012, 7:52am replied:

I know, and I have done that. I figured out it was the command line hack for the screen resolution.

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ArielY May 19 2012, 6:31am says:

Awesome mod you have here! The only thing I can complain about is: some subsystems are oversized and the hiigaran command fortress can't build capital ships due the lack of the hyperspace module. beside this, everything is awesome.

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Camsinn May 24 2012, 9:41pm replied:

I think I figured out my problem. and this problem happens with all the mods ive played on homeworld 2. the screen res hack that siliconworm uses in the command line of the short cut overloads the video drivers which results in the game sucking up all the resources and making it lag horribly.

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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

Lowest Rated (2 agree) 1/10

The Graphics or this mod are great to look at but when it comes to playing it feels like just a giant troll, with crazy lag, ships "swimming in space and large capital ships moving faster then the small interceptor class ships. If the game breaking lag and troll effects like the "fishes" when taken out or worked on the mod could reach a 5 in my book.

Jul 1 2013, 4:07pm by InForTheQ

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