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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45 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 42 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 94 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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thereaperstrain Oct 3 2011, 6:40am says:

Can you please release a .torrent file? I'm downloading it at 22 kBps. Thank you.

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thereaperstrain Oct 3 2011, 7:34am replied:

or at least a "patch" version. I downloaded 1.6 yesterday and I don't want to download another 600MB file.

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm Oct 3 2011, 2:57pm replied:

I'm sorry. I could realse a patch only if I choose to upload raw files instead of a single big file, I actually did so before 1.3 version. But most players suggested me to upload a single raw files then, so I cannot upgrade it by patch now. I find the download speed is pretty fast, in fact mine is over 1MB/s. I don't know why you have only 22kb/s, maybe you should try to download it at some place where there's high speed network.

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thereaperstrain Oct 4 2011, 9:01am replied:

Thank you. Okay then, I'll do that.

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thereaperstrain Oct 1 2011, 10:13pm says:

Why can't I build anything from the Battle Shipyard and the Gujkin Shipyard?

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm Oct 2 2011, 4:16pm replied:

Please make sure you have enough officers and crews

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thereaperstrain Oct 3 2011, 5:53am replied:

All the production Facilities do not show up. I can't build the fighter, corvette, frigate, and the capital ship facilities.

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WizzyLuke Sep 30 2011, 2:11am says:

Finaly got it to work after a fail of myself xD great mod, i just put al options to maximum now so i have to worry less about al the extra **** :P love how i can turn the flagship into a warship and such. thanks for making this ^^

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm Oct 2 2011, 4:28pm replied:

In next version, you'll see Vaygr flagship become more awesome :D

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akmalulkhairi Sep 27 2011, 8:49am says:

Homeworld 2.exe caused a Breakpoint in module Debug.dll at 0023:000319b6.

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm Sep 28 2011, 2:28pm replied:

After crash, copy everything in the Hw2.log and send a private message to me, so I can analyze it.
Usually, crash while loading could be caused by wrong race settings (because you have played other mods with other races before): Try to reset the races manually to see if it works. Don't forget there're only two races in this mod -- Hiigaran and Vaygr

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akmalulkhairi Sep 27 2011, 8:36am says:

cant play homeworld 2 with the mod it shutdown while in loading page

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Lordkeroth Sep 24 2011, 1:01am says:

This mod is good. Would it be possible to remove the suns from the planet levels though? They make my computer lag...

Other than that this is great. Maybe you could talk to the HW@ mod developers about borrowing some of their ships. The Vayger Destroyer they have is pretty cool. Another suggestion would be to add the Taiidan but with newer ships. Like you could redo them to make them more modernized. That is if you are into modeling and such. If not then it is not needed but would be a nice addition.

I would mod but it never seems to work for me. I can change things fine but if I try to add a new ship it just crashes. So how has your work been going? Got any new ideas for the mod?

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siliconworm Creator
siliconworm Sep 24 2011, 1:25am replied:

Thank you for your advice. Currently I think I'm still unable to adding an entire new race like Taiidan, because the source code of the original Complex mod is so complex that I may have to re-make all those functions and variables from nothing! And I'm sure that it would be incredibly sophisticated...And this even doesn't have anything to do with modeling.
Solar syetem ,the map, is not particularly slow I think. If it becomes really slow, the reason must be there're too many ships, as I explained in Know Existing Bugs. And I really don't want to remove the sun, because it will no longer be solar system if there's no sun...
One thing I'm certain is that I would borrow new models if needed. I haven't played Homeworld @ yet, I'll try it :)

PS: To add a new ship in your mod, you have to give it existing family names, make sure it has right HOD model file which has the same name with ship file. Furthermore, you need to edit your building list and research list correctly, and even AI files must be correct. That's not very easy, you can go to KarosGraveyard to learn how to modify HW2

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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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