A long-term modification project for Homeworld2 that aims to "tell the story of HW1 in HW2" and simultaneously bring the game to a whole new level through a plethora of new content, graphical updates, overhauls of current systems and exclusive features.

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FX_MOD_2.1.exe
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Jun 2nd, 2014
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Second instalment in the 2.x series. Installation instructions/changelog below.


Second instalment in the 2.x series. This version addresses some of the bugs found in v2.0 and comes with some other changes.

Release Notes

  • (!) This release is in Chinese. Be sure to pick up the English patch here.
  • This is a standalone release: v2.0 is not required to play this version.
  • The Hiigaran/Vaygr are not playable in this release (temporarily removed for balance adjustment). They will be added back in a later version.
  • Custom maps are supported in the FXmod. In order to use them, create a new folder in the \multiplayer\ directory and name it "fxdeathmatch". Store the .level (and any .rot files that come with them) there. Path:
    \Homeworld2\Data\leveldata\multiplayer\fxdeathmatch 

Changelog

Bugfixes

  • Resource Collectors can now dock properly with the Taiidan Research Station.
  • Turanic Attack Carrier can now build Ion Array Frigates.
  • Kadeshi Nebula Guard (Destroyer) now properly deploys drones.
  • Solved an issue which caused players to receive an out-of-sync error when playing with CPUs in Multiplayer.

Updates / Content

  • Added the re-textured Taiidan Missile Destroyer.
  • The Kadeshi Nebula Guard (Destroyer) received some new firing effects.

New Units

  • [Progenitors]: Demolisher. A frigate-class vessel that is especially effective when used against capital ships. Unlike most other Progenitor units, this unit specializes in firepower at the expense of armor/durability.

Installation

*Note: The installation is in Chinese.

  1. Download the file and run .exe found inside.
  2. Just keep on clicking the "next" (->) button, paying attention at the following:
  3. In the second window (this is where you will install FX to), select your \Homeworld2 folder (\Sierra\Homeworld2). This location may be selected by default.
  4. In the fourth window (this is the name of the FX shortcut & its settings), you may see 'FX 1.88' or similar in the text area by default. CHANGE this to:
    Sierra\Homeworld2\FX MOD 2.1

    (in a similar fashion as in the screenshot below)
  5. After the overview window, select 'next'.
  6. A driverconfig.lua error may pop during the installation. Just hit 'retry' if it does and the installation will continue.

Using Custom Parameters (Optional)

  1. Locate the FX MOD 2.1 shortcut in your Sierra\Homeworld2 directory.
  2. Drag/drop or copy/paste it to your desktop, if desired.
  3. Right-click > Properties
  4. Add any desired parameters (e.g. custom screen resolution, refresh rate) in the TARGET field. You can find the supported parameters for HW2 here: Hw2wiki.net
  5. Hit "apply" when done.

Example (TARGET field):

E:\Sierra\Homeworld2\Bin\Release\Homeworld2.exe -mod FX2.1.big -locale FXMODLANG  -w 1920 -h 1080 -refresh <75> 

This commandline runs FX 2.1 on a 1920x1080 screen resolution and sets an in-game refresh rate of 75 Hz.

Regards,
WildHeart|GENESIS|

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TheBleachDoctor
TheBleachDoctor Jun 2 2014 says:

A release! Finally, this is so amazing! I can't wait until the English version comes out, I will be waiting with bated breath!

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Gamer_Of_Rock
Gamer_Of_Rock Jun 2 2014 says:

Must. Resist. Downloading Chinese version.
Oh what the heck, I'm downloading!

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Guest
Guest Jun 4 2014 says:

This mod defenily make my days full of enjoyable moments. i realy thank you for give me back the feelings of the first time i play homeworld. Unfortunaly is still chinese only and i realy hope to see the english version soon.

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Fucking-Qapla
Fucking-Qapla Jun 6 2014 says:

Don't have the Vagyr or Hiigaran as a faction choice in skirmish? :(

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WildHeart|GENESIS| Author
WildHeart|GENESIS| Jun 6 2014 replied:

Those have been temporarily removed for balance adjusting.

The current Hiigaran / Vaygr are no match for the new races and their abilities, so they'll be getting some upgrades of their own.

In the images you can see some new Vaygr models and a shield system for Hiigaran vessels, among others.

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liuruoyang1995 Creator
liuruoyang1995 Jun 8 2014 replied:

things like the shield system may not appear in the mod,because they cause some lag,and "no lag" is an important goal of FX2

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liuruoyang1995 Creator
liuruoyang1995 Jun 8 2014 replied:

things like the shield system may not appear in the mod,because they cause some lag,and "no lag" is an important goal of FX2

By the way ,there seems some bugs with my chrome;it always put two same sentences.

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Fucking-Qapla
Fucking-Qapla Jun 6 2014 says:

Oooh, thanks for letting me know :)

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Fucking-Qapla
Fucking-Qapla Jun 13 2014 says:

When using the highest pop cap, the AI only uses bombers rather than interceptors

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LeviathansWrath
LeviathansWrath Jun 13 2014 replied:

AI always does that gives anti frigate more of a priority than anti fighter.

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GrimSheeper
GrimSheeper Jun 27 2014 says:

Well this doesn't work at all. It just freezes the explorer window up.

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GrimSheeper
GrimSheeper Jun 27 2014 replied:

It works, my pc is just having issues lately, I apologize.

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Guest
Guest Aug 14 2014 replied:

I am having the same problem :/
whenever I try to launch a game (campaign, player vs cpu, etc) it closes Homeworld and returns to the desktop. how can I fix this?

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WildHeart|GENESIS| Author
WildHeart|GENESIS| Aug 15 2014 replied:

Hi,

Campaign / tutorial will not work because the Hiigaran / Vaygr are not included in 2.0 / 2.1. Player vs. CPU should work, if it doesn't please consult our forum and we can go from there.

Regards

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Firstzndk
Firstzndk Jul 5 2014 says:

FX 2.0 Next setup 2.1?

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WildHeart|GENESIS| Author
WildHeart|GENESIS| Oct 30 2014 replied:

Download works 100% fine for me. Maybe it was just a temporary error.

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Median_Starkli
Median_Starkli Nov 2 2014 says:

Amazing mod, gentlemen! I fell in love again with the Taiidan fleet!

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WildHeart|GENESIS| Author
WildHeart|GENESIS| Jan 11 2015 replied:

Maybe the download hasn't finished yet? What OS are you using?

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RT2...
RT2... Jan 25 2015 says:

Is the conflict in the instructions above between.....

Sierra\Homeworld2\FX MOD 2.1

and the install location of

Sierra\Homeworld2\FX MOD 2.0

Causing issues?

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