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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arghargh200 May 31 2014, 9:53pm says:

Getting an error in a dialog upon launching a game:
Missing shader parameter value ($diffuseA) when parsing shader script (resourceNM) for model (data:Resource\Salvage\ Slv_Chunk_Lrg03\Slv_Chunk_Lrg03.hod)
("The comment field may not contain words greater than 50 characters in length." Ridiculous.)
I'm fully aware this is a work in progress and no longer in development, but I'd still like to see something come out of this. Maybe, if by some chance the Gearbox remakes don't support it, someone'll grab the reins and convert this over...

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TuranicRaider Jun 4 2014, 6:06pm replied:

i'd like to continue but if i continue to just make free stuff, i can't eat. that said, i'd like to help. did you modify the mod in any way? because if you did, you forgot a little thing and i may be able to help you correct it

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arghargh200 Nov 10 2014, 11:37pm replied:

*cough* Right, forgot to login.

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arghargh200 Nov 11 2014, 12:38am replied:

Arghlex.net never mind, it works :D

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TuranicRaider Nov 12 2014, 2:52am replied:

cool haha :D

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eugeniodesideri82 Apr 23 2014, 5:38am says:

Dudes , i really look forward to have this AWSOME MOD with Complex!
is that possible to have both mode ?

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Theta.Sigma Apr 22 2014, 12:24pm says:

Hope you're still around. My overwhelming comment on everything is that it looks good, but simply has too much specular all around. Too much shininess spoils the new graphics!

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Gulliver. Apr 17 2014, 7:54am says:

whats up man my last post in 2013, if you still working,Keep it up!:)

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thereaperstrain Feb 2 2014, 12:59am says:

I have a Intel HD Graphics 3000 on my laptop and the textures don't work. Everything is covered in glowing boxes.

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Agility Feb 3 2014, 10:07am replied:

I have the same issue, but I switched homeworld2.exe to run on geforce 645M instead intel graphics and it works great.

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thereaperstrain Feb 5 2014, 1:18am replied:

Unfortunately, I only have the Intel HD on mine. I read that you only require Shades 2.0 and it is capable but maybe it's because it can't load the textures?

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chaos_puppy Jan 24 2014, 1:06pm says:


Bit of a noobie question, but where do I put the file to make it work?

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TuranicRaider Jan 27 2014, 3:46am replied:

I posted installation instructions at the download page, it says the data folder in you homeworld directory. have fun

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