Well, what the name doesn't say, the pictures should. I aim to make Homeworld 2 a visual feast. At this point I plan no gameplay changes. Credit to CNLPEPPER for his v2 shaders. Also feel free to tell me what you like and not, I can't guarantee everybody's happiness but I'll try my best to listen.

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3 comments by TuranicRaider on Oct 26th, 2014

Hello guys, and girls, I'm back. I would like to apologize for the state I left this mod in, but i guess that is what happens when your passions collide. Now it is time to pick up the pieces of this one.

A few months ago Erayser sent me a message with this screenshot of the gearbox remake and, well, let's just say that we both agreed that they lack ambition. since then i have failed to find anything that looks better than this that they have done. Please, if you know anything about this project, and they have anything that is more up to date or better or prettier or whatever you think i should see, please send me a message with the details.

I had some thoughts as well on higher resolution textures, but after quite a few failed attempts i have to admit, they are kicking my butt i would post pictures, but i am a bit embarrassed about the extent of my failure. My test ship is the Hiigaran BC and so far the only thing i have gotten right is a fair impression of what gearbox has done to theirs based on the comparison pictures they published. short of repainting them, the results(never mind performance hit) just are not worth it. and i'm not a very good painter just yet. But working on it.

Hmm what else? ah yes, while developing my skills i want to continue modding homeworld 2 and other games as well, for instance space engineers. To do this i require funding(i do now, the shop i am working at is closing down at the end of the month.). It has been brought to my attention that some modders accept donations, in return for great work and that is what i am going to do too. obviously, the mods will be free, but if you do like them and want me to continue on making mods and eventually full games, please consider supporting me in this regard.

I have created a Patreon page and i have a paypal account(though not sure how that works). I am still learning to use these things and i will appreciate any advice on these things as well. If you are interested, the patreon page is over here: Patreon.com

Well, now that is settled, back to bussiness, I still have a few loose ends to tie up with this mod, right? some tweaking, and tuning.. yeah, some of the problems needed time to come out, i am for instance struggling to get the game to run in a stable fashion, on my new radeon setup, some ships look really bad and need some attention and this is of course not an exhaustive list.

I'm struggling to remember everything, at launch i really wanted to forget all about this mod, so please, throw in what you want changed in the comments, and we'll see what we can do. I know that i haven't always been the most receptive of critics, but with my idea of what it should look like already out there, i'll be more open to other ideas. especially if it brings in a little cash as well. Depending on how much there still is to do, i estimate a full version release in a month or two.

Thank everybody for your support so far, i look forward to working in Homeworld again.

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Ultra High Graphics

Ultra High Graphics

Jan 10, 2015 Full Version 20 comments

This is it! I have finished up the mod. All the bits are finished and i polished a few things that i was unhappy with. I apologize for the longer delay...

Ultra High Graphics(not High Definition)

Ultra High Graphics(not High Definition)

Oct 28, 2013 Full Version 32 comments

This is the release. it is not finished, the tweaking is not done, and some of the subsystems aren't done either, chimera station, tanis and the platforms...

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Arith2 Feb 1 2015 says:

Yup I copied and pasted the target line into the target line but it can't find it. the mod is in the data folder with all the language .big files and remade a shortcut even but nothing. I'm lost in the sauce on what to do.

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Archie. Dec 6 2014 says:

Hey Turanic Raider!I need some help installing this mod,i placed the Ultra.big file in the data folder,i made a shortcut and changed the destination to C:\Games\Homeworld2\Bin\Release\Homeworld2.exe -mod Ultra.big -hardwarecursor -w 1920 -h 1080, but it will not work man. The game runs with 1920x1080 but with standard graphics. Plz help me, this mod is so awsome and i cant play it..

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egorshlyakhov Jan 24 2015 replied:

Same problem here :(

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ledernierrempart Dec 1 2014 says:

when i see this free mod, the incoming homeworld 2 remastered make me laugh...

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880Zero Jan 19 2015 replied:

What you're paying for is next gen rendering and support so you can have higher polies, higher res textures, more effects, less lag and other filters that are not in Homeworld 2. You laugh now because you don't understand that, while TuranicRaider has done a fantastic job integrating parallax normal support, that this is a fan addition and shader manipulation. The difference is that HW Remastered has these things integrated and not forced so there will be no errors based on who has what machine.

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TuranicRaider Nov 30 2014 replied:

make sure you are running homeworld 2 updated to v1.1. otherwise add -luatrace to your shortcut target, make the game crash and message me the Hw2.log file in the homeworld 2/bin/release folder so i can troubleshoot for you.

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TuranicRaider Aug 15 2014 replied:

there was a guy a while ago but i couldn't help him because he did not give me a picture.. a picture is more than a thousand words remember. screenshot in my pm or i can not help you.

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