Long ago, when the word 'Hiigara' rang only as a hollow dream, the kiith of Kharak never imagined they would walk the Path to Victory. But, when they reclaimed their Homeworld and proclaimed themselves 'Hiigaran', they believed they had reached their goal. How wrong they were. 150 years after Hiigaran landfall, conflict rages across the Galaxy.

Path to Victory aims at enhancing Homeworld 2 gameplay by adding new races, factions for the existing races and a bunch of new ships.

The gameplay focuses around factions, choices and fast paced combat. Each race plays its own way and each faction has its advantages and disadvantages. Play to their strenghs and you'll surely win. Fail to do so and you will not succeed. As the old saying goes:

So it is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you can win a hundred battles without a single loss.
If you only know yourself, but not your opponent, you may win or may lose.
If you know neither yourself nor your enemy, you will always endanger yourself.

- From: The Art of War


- 5 Races
- Different factions for every race
- New ships for the existing races
- Reworked combat and physics system
- Every ship has a purpose
- A new Capital Ship Class: Cruiser

Races & Factions:

- Hiigaran
Kiith Soban
Kiith Manaan

Support Kiithid:
- Kiith Naabal
- Kiith S'jet
- Kiith Somtaaw

- Vaygr
Warlord Doctrine: Focuses on hit & run tactics. Gains bounty from kills.
Invasion Doctrine: Focuses on mass produced fleets of cheap ships and strong offensive firepower

- Keeper
Extermination Runtimes: Focuses on heavy damage but weak defense
Pacifier Runtimes: Extremely strong defense but weaker assault force

- Kadeshi
Three Faith Trees can be combined:
- Garden Faith: Fighters & Pods
- Kadesh Faith: Capships & Frigates
- Sajuuk Faith: Hybrid ships & firepower

- Turanic Raiders
No Faction selection. Available ships determined by what you can capture.


Path to Victory Development Team


• IPS for his wonderful help on all accounts and incredible patience with my mood swings.
• Barnoess for the Compex Destroyer and Pride of Hiigara models
• Sinigr for doing the map and sound editing
• Ryuseimaru for translating the game files into german and a bunch of overall ideas I tend to underevaluate (sorry)
• Pegman for your wonderful campaign script, playing sounding board and being overall tolerant do my somewhat haphazard style
• Everyone in the testing team for testing and providing feedback. By name that is: Sudazima, LordGrantus, Railgunner2160, 23-down, radar33 (who I think is ajl on RN but I may be mistaken – sorry man).
• arielyssou for the two raider badges (sorry, had to replace the skull with a slightly more fitting skull)
• Relic for their Homeworld 2 game and quite a few nifty tools (even if they do crash *cough fxtool cough*)
• Pouk for his reworked Turanic Ion Array Frigate and minor kadeshi fixes

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The Price

Warriors of the Vaygr war fleets flock to battle in the thousands, rivaled only by the fanatical millions of the Kadeshi Swarm. Ancient Keeper AIs, dormant for centuries, return to life and make battle with the slithery beings which call themselves pirates - and any other foolish enough to stand in their way. Amidst the tumult, the proud men and women of the Hiigaran Empire stand strong against all.

What they do not speak of are those lost. Countless hulls ruptured, millions sucked into the dead of space. To the bomber pilot it is the flash of a mass driver, burning death he sees too late to evade. To the frigate captain it is the panicked cry of his sensors operator: "Torpedo inbound! Brace for impact!" And aboard the battle cruiser, all know the end has come when the damage report systems announce ruptures in all fusion chambers.

But what form the end comes in does not matter. Death is absolute. One might only pay the respect the fallen are due. Honor their sacrifice in pursuit of the ultimate goal, for there is always a price to pay for Victory.

Alpha 7.1 - our official good-bye

With Alpha 7.1 released, Path to Victory comes to an official end. We hope you'll remember this mod as fondly as those thousands of digital souls that died in your epic space battles. On second thought, we hope you'll have fonder memories. Everyone knows you don't care how many little digital souls you commit to death. The more the merrier, eh?

Here's the link to the Download page

And, while we're remembering fond things...

- Turanic Raider Destroyer, which rests in peace along with many of our other concepts
- The Snailship, which looked so good it had to be cut

- The Kadeshi Drone, which never made it out of concept phase

-The Holy Kadeshi Mothership which was just to big to work ingame

- The Nabaal Factory... wait, we actually made concept art which ended up ingame? Oh, yeah. That would be this one.

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Can you believe I still haven't played v7 yet? Shame on me.

...You really need to make a manual.

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mololu Creator

I do. Pegman, who was making it, seems to have been overrun by other issues and I do not have the time. Sad, really.

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I shall tie you to a post and feed you to the kadashi if you do not repent of this!!!

P.S. tell me, what it your fav of the races to play?

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Some units, especially the frigates, move too fast. Or is it just me?

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It is designed to move real fast.

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Awsome mod I just love it everything is so perfect best mod I've ever played great job!

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great mod love it

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It is a wonderful mod. But I really don't know what is the function of sleep field and sleeper's special attact. anyone can explain?

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mololu Creator

The sleep field makes everything nearby immune but virtually unable to move (can still HS) and the special attack EMPs one target for about 60 seconds.

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mololu Creator

I took a poke through the reviews we've gotten here and I'd like to say thank you everyone for the feedback which is mostly positive =)

It means a lot to me, knowing all the effort that went into this mod from various parties was not in vain. I still dream of the day I find the time and motivation to finish off the few pieces still remaining to be done.

As stated before, if you find any errors or clearly messed up things, do point them out. Should the day come where finishing PTV becomes an option, that information would be invaluable!

Until then, happy playing!

P.s. you may find this worth reading if you enjoyed PTV's fluff.


Thanks Ryu for this wonderful story =D

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I haven't played HW2 since you stoped the PTV mod. I guess it's just a couinsedence(I haven't a clue how you spell that...). If you ever start thinking about coming back to it, I would love to help you in any way I can!
I was wondering, did you ever fix that really aggressive vgr mobile refinery I told you about a while back? I don't think you did so you can add that to the list.

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I've just got to say it's F****** awsome

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