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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BigFoot1
BigFoot1 Oct 24 2011, 1:33pm says:

Really looking forward to the next release!
Just made two small videos. One showing the Vaygr Battlecruiser and the other the Vaygr Destroyer;

Megaupload.com

Megaupload.com

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starwolf1991
starwolf1991 Oct 20 2011, 12:21pm says:

Pastebin done; Can't link, haven't been a member that long.

It's not an install or version issue; I've tried other mods such as TFS or Complex and they all run perfectly. No other mod files are in there when I'm running this mod as well.

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EatThePath
EatThePath Oct 20 2011, 1:30pm replied:

PM me the text of the log and I'll take a look at it.

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starwolf1991
starwolf1991 Oct 19 2011, 4:07am says:

Hi,

Recently downloaded the big version of 0.2.4.0. Every time I try to start a match, it crashes shortly after a level finishes loading. This is regardless of what map, gamemode or starting fleet is selected. This is on a V1.1 install of HMW2 with no other mods installed.

Any idea what's going on? Really hoping to get this fixed so I can play this mod. It truly looks like fantastic.

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EatThePath
EatThePath Oct 19 2011, 12:15pm replied:

I'm not sure what would be causing this. try putting -luatrace in your homeworld2 shortcut target line, then posting the contents of homeworld2\bin\release\hw2.log on Pastebin.com and I'll take a look and see what I can tell you.

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thereaperstrain
thereaperstrain Oct 1 2011, 3:55am says:

Most of my units don't have skins. Is it because I downloaded the .big file?

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EatThePath
EatThePath Oct 1 2011, 3:13pm replied:

Most of the units don't have completed art yet, so are just unskinned placeholder models. This is true with whichever version you downloaded. We will try to make this a bit more clear in future releases.

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Stuart98
Stuart98 Sep 26 2011, 7:42pm replied:

I don't think anyone is using the files version.

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EatThePath
EatThePath Sep 26 2011, 8:20pm replied:

Around 10% of downloads have been the unpacked version, so some people are.

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Stuart98
Stuart98 Sep 27 2011, 7:06pm replied:

I was referring to people that were saying that they were having problems in comments.

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