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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47 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 68 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 96 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 53 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 35 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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freestalker.fr Aug 9 2012, 8:01am says:

Your mod is the best! The game is much more interesting now!

By the way! is there a way to get this mod working with the campaign? If yes, are you ready to accomplish this challenge?

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm Aug 9 2012, 8:56am replied:

No, I haven't figured out how compaign works. By rough estimation, it will be too hard to complete by myself even if I want to.

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freestalker.fr Aug 9 2012, 3:57pm replied:

I'm sure you can do it! You learn so fast! and don't say the opposite thing.

Make a try on it! We never know! It doesn't cost anything, just time! Other features can wait. Your mod is so good for now. We can wait a bit.

If you have diary, finish it at first! I can wait for the campaign.

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aurora419 Aug 8 2012, 1:47am says:

Can you add an option to disable research (everything researched at the start) in the custom game mode?

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm Aug 8 2012, 5:51pm replied:

There will be many unpredictable problems if all the research tree is done automatically, so you have to do it manually. If you want to do the research fast, you can use trainer, like the one I uploaded in Complex Simple 1.0

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Promie132 Aug 4 2012, 6:29pm says:

Hi I have a propblem with the new 2.2 install For some reason I have no sound at all I've tried other versions of HW2 with other mods and they work fine but nothing from 2.2 any help would be much appreciated :)

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Promie132 Aug 4 2012, 6:36pm replied:

Fixed it, just re-did the shortcut Sorry for the double post. Fantastic Mod by the way!!!

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fire1666 Aug 2 2012, 3:35am says:

Hi siliconworm, I would like to say that this is an epic mod for homeworld 2, my personal fav mod, but i have one thing i'd like to raise.
i dont know if there is somthing wrong with the AI but destroyers in game seem to spend half the time circling there targets and having most of there guns unable to fire due to fireing arc, i lost 4 ADV destroyers of the Hiigran's to 20 adv assault frigates of the vgr.
Is there a way to fix this since I kind of miss the massive destroyer walls broardsideing enemy fleets.
also speaking about broard sides, loving the enforcer its bloody epic!!!
and one last question *to prevent double posting* whats the difference with ghost ships for the pirates?
thanks for the epic mod silicon and please have a nice day.

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm Aug 2 2012, 5:07am replied:

Thanks for advice, I'll do some changes to the ADV destroyer
ghost ships are just stronger than ordinary ships, and they all have unique weapons

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AlexisyFR Aug 1 2012, 3:07pm says:

Awesome mod, but can you make the mod more realistic and less overpwered and remove certain weird units? (like The Adv. hiigran dstroyer)

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm Aug 1 2012, 3:39pm replied:

I'll take your advice, but what do you think ADV Destroyer should look like? I'll modify it instead of remove it.

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AlexisyFR Aug 2 2012, 4:39am replied:

Just remove that weird huge turret... Thank for Answer!

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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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