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! 

Think you are already an expert?
Welcome to show off your own video of walkthrough!

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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.

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.4

Homeworld 2 Complex Simple 2.4

Apr 13, 2013 Full Version 43 comments

This is the lastest progress of Complex Simple. Don't ask why it's so much bigger than the game itself, because you'll find out when you play it. Orz

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OhNoesBunnies! Jun 6 2014, 11:12pm says:

I just lost all interest in this mod with the ****** medals and XP ribbons popping up every time my units kill something.

Keep your COD out of my Homeworld.

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HarperZeroHour Jun 5 2014, 2:10pm says:

Ah, so you are using the Phoenix Interactive design, made for Moddb. Did you ask them to use it anyway, because they never talked about it in their website...

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Erayser Jun 5 2014, 2:20pm replied:

Yes they are using it. But you know, at least they credited us, so it's not a problem. Anyway, we plan to change it soon so we will release this version into the public domain.

However Siliconworm, you should have asked us because we have the .PSD files for the background itself. This would have been much easier for you to edit the whole design. If you want it, just send me a private message, I will upload it for you.

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siliconworm Jun 5 2014, 3:54pm replied:

Hi! Sorry for not having asked you before. Please check PM.

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Erayser Jun 5 2014, 5:11pm replied:

As I said previously. Don't worry. We are pleased that you decided to use our content.

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Doci Jun 4 2014, 5:19am says:

Ahh meeen :D this times are getting better !
Got my a-level and now complex simple 2.8 :)

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krishnabear Jun 3 2014, 5:28pm says:

Really enjoying the campain mixed with the complex tech trees. Well done on implementing that. Will be hard to go back to vanilla.
haven't played skirmish in your 2.8 release yet but have found the progenitor greatly overpowered in previous releases. The light granule attack and the Sajuuk which is immune to damage feels unbalanced in gameplay.
But overall a fantastic mod.

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siliconworm Jun 3 2014, 9:40pm replied:

Here's a tutorial for you about how to beat the Progenitor: Moddb.com***

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DonKanallje Jun 2 2014, 3:46am says:

i really love your great work. But got one question:
Is it normal that the AI is so extreme passive?
They build nothing except a few fighters or 1 destroyer.
I´ve set the difficult to expert, ai ballance to maximum and ai strategy to intelligent but nothing happens, the ai offers no challenge.
What i'm doing wrong??

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siliconworm Jun 2 2014, 12:19pm replied:

It's not normal! AI Expert should be very strong, and they should be even stronger with ai ballance set to maximum and ai strategy set to intelligent.
1. What map are you using?
2. What's the race of the AI player?
3. What's the starting fleet?
4. Is the AI so weak every time in every map? If so, send me your or Hw2.log after a game. I'll check if anything is wrong in there.

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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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