Born of a dissatisfaction with Homeworld 2, the Homeworld:@ team is building upon the foundations of Homeworld and Homeworld:Cataclysm to create a faithful sequel in the Homeworld:2 engine, with new ships, storyline, and game mechanics.

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0 comments by EatThePath on Jul 26th, 2014

I come to you with an announcement and a request. First first, we've been working on campaign missions, and it's proceeding well. Rather than focus on our 15+ mission main campaign outline, I created a small two mission outline as a tune-up. Think of them as a demo, a small story set in the same universe but not directly a part of the main campaign story.

The first mission of this pair, pictured above, is quite playable at this point, though there's a lot of tuning and content creation left for it. One other note about the mission, it makes use only of fully textured models, so no flat-colored rectangles distracting you from the experience, but many of the ships aren't perfectly matched with their use. For example, the Vaygr heavy harvester is being used as a Taiidani cargo ship, and corvettes are hyperspacing because we don’t have a proper support frigate to ferry them into the mission. As more proper ships become available in future releases these missions will be updated to use them, with some potential for changes in how the mission plays based on the different ships.

Now the request: To make sure the mission is both fun and stable I'd like some fresh eyes testing it. Testers will likely be asked to play multiple versions of the mod, will probably have to deal with annoying bugs, and will be expected to provide feedback on their experience even if they hit no bugs. Testers will also be given versions that lack all the finished content that surround the gameplay, so if you want to play it for the first time with all that stuff already there, don't apply for testing.

If you want to test the mission, please PM me directly. If response is strong enough I'll be limiting the number of testers for my own sanity. This post will be edited when testing is closed.

Thank you all for following the mod. Response to the last release was encouragingly strong, and I hope we'll have exciting new things for you to play soon.

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Gorn919
Gorn919 Jul 29 2014, 1:49pm says:

after 9 wave the game crashes
and where can I start mission?

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EatThePath
EatThePath Jul 29 2014, 5:57pm replied: Online

can you please check the version you are using? 0.2.21.0 had an issue that fits your problem, which should have been fixed in 0.2.21.1.

As for missions, the public version has no finished mission content.

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Gorn919
Gorn919 Jul 31 2014, 12:20pm replied:

I use 0.2.21.1. but I reinstalled HW2 and now its working
thx

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EatThePath
EatThePath Jul 31 2014, 6:22pm replied: Online

Glad to hear you've got it working.

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Zoisite
Zoisite Jul 27 2014, 9:48pm says:

Holy crap guys,the ship designs, models and effects are amazing.

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sssuperguy
sssuperguy Jun 30 2014, 2:31pm says:

Most of the ship names, game settings etc. are things like $3977 (and other 4 digit numbers following dollar signs). Is this normal...?

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LeviathansWrath
LeviathansWrath Jun 30 2014, 10:53pm replied:

That would be a string used for ship names etc that the game uses needs to be listed in a script somewhere for the actual name to show up.

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sssuperguy
sssuperguy Jul 22 2014, 1:13pm replied:

Thank you, I got it fixed.
There was also something I found: that a drone frigate/destroyer can build called a bomber drone (or something), the description saying please report if you can build this. The unit limit was reached so technically I couldn't build it, but the option was still there.

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Dark_Sentinel
Dark_Sentinel Jun 30 2014, 5:47pm replied:

No. There should be locale folder that contains dictionary files. Did you install that as well?

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GrimSheeper
GrimSheeper Jun 28 2014, 4:11pm replied:

It didn't really hurt the experience since I am seeing this as what it is, a 0.21 version in the earliest stages of development. If they stay that way, I can overlook it, but I'd welcome more serious descriptions.

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