R.E.A.R.M. - "Rearmament Expansion And Redesign Mod" is an unofficial Homeworld 2 expansion and it adds number of new interesting and various units.

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Version 0.0.3c adds new units as a Vaygr Missile Battlecruiser and a fleet of Turanic raiders ships, new Kadeshi race (WIP), system of allies with Turanic raiders and Nassars, adds a system for naming your ships, new game rule options as win condition settings or an Explosion damage script and a new game type called High Command (WIP) for large scale battles.

-NEW RACES: -Kadeshi
-Turanic raiders (ally race)
-Nassar (ally race)

-NEW SHIPS: -VGR Missile Battlecruiser
-VGR Lance platform
-VGR Double Lance platform

-HGN Modular Platform
-HGN Double Modular Platform
-HGN Triple Modular Platform
-HGN Research Station (WIP)

-KAD 1G Needleship (WIP)
-KAD 1G Lanceship
-KAD 1G Scout
-KAD 1G Swarmer
-KAD 1G Bomber
-KAD 1G Pulsar Swarmer
-KAD 1G Advanced Swarmer

-Turanic Interceptor
-Turanic Gun Corvette
-Turanic Missile Corvette
-Turanic EMP Corvette
-Turanic Capture Corvette
-Turanic Capture EMP Corvette
-Turanic Scout Corvette
-Turanic Ion Array Frigate
-Turanic Missile Frigate
-Turanic Capture Frigate
-Turanic Gattling Gun Frigate
-Turanic Light Cruiser
-Turanic Carrier
-Turanic Resource Collector
-Turanic Resource Controller
-Turanic Gravwell Generator

-Nassar Strike Frigate
-Nassar Bombardment Frigate
-Nassar Modular Frigate
-Nassar Bomber

-the vanilla campaign has been "REARMed" by adding new ships, research, and increasing the game's difficulty
-new game mode called "High Command" for large scale battles (WIP - serious crash issues, frequent saving recommended)
-system for naming your capital ships
-new Win condition option specifying which ships need to be destroyed in order to win the game (solves the problems when you needed to hunt down every last artillery frigate and similar ships with limited building capabilities)
-the "Explosion Damage Script v2.0" by Dim@ implemented. Optional, by default switched on. All exploding capital ships do damage to nearby units. (make sure your dying BC is surrounded by enemies or you guide it close to enemy ship yourself. Also don't scuttle your ships near your own units)
-new ally system
-new colored bay glows for faction ships (Hiigaran: yellow, bright purple. Vaygr: red, green. All for every possible ship with a bay)
-new "Capture the Mothership" Game type -MS with 500% health boost, unlimited capturers caps...
-some ships have custom visuals that can be "constructed" (Turanic Cruiser) and/or "unlocked" (Vay Chevron BC, 50 kills)
-unit caps info enlarged and moved to the top
-Hiigaran Defense Drone (ship model) finished
-Small Hyperspace Beacon finished
-Vgr Carrier armor finished, it will also give the ship the 10% health boost
-Significant revisions to ships created by others (Kadeshi, Turanic Raiders, Pulse Destroyer)
-added files allowing players to make a custom starting fleet, read installation instructions for more information
-new modules for Modular Destroyer (Defense Field Generator, Additional Engines)
-the "Queues" menu is bigger and contains 13 instead of 9 ships
-the Hgn Carrier and Battlecruiser team colors bug fixed (run the normal Homeworld 2, try bright red Hiigarans and look into the Corvette bay)
-the mod no longer uses duplicate models, which means the mod size and map load time has been decreased
-Modular Destroyer share health and speed upgrades with the default Destroyer
-view distance of standard mines significantly lowered, minefields are no longer visible from the other side of a map
-mines from the artillery cluster missile and minetrap now execute the open animation
-the artillery frigate turret light doesn't flash rapidly anymore, new NavLights in some subsystems
-"Naabal" changed to "Nabaal" in SP campaign mission 3 (which may not be correct according to HW1 documents, but in HW2 it seems to me that it's generally known as Nabaal)
-a lot of missing research fixed (for example faction ship wasn't affected by research etc.)
-new badges
-new menu backgrounds
-wallpapers and 12 new Windows icons of REARM ships
-lot of other things...


-HE Artillery damage increased from 102 to 125
-Tripple Laser Corvette damage decreased
-Assault corvette weapon damage, range and accuracy significantly reduced
-Transport Carrier's dock capacity increased to 12
-lifetime of mines increased from 200 to 270
-AI Hiigaran Supercarrier more aggressive
-Hiigaran Defense Drones can't target large ships anymore, only strikecrafts, frigates and missiles

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R.E.A.R.M. 0.0.3c
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CountBuffalo Apr 19 2011, 4:09am says:

Being able to name the ships? Nice idea

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Darth_Lazarus Apr 19 2011, 6:55am says:

YES !!! :D awsome Pouk

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Sergeantkeys Apr 19 2011, 7:41am says:

Played the Xmas small release, It was awesome, and this should be magnificent !

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Pouk Author
Pouk Apr 19 2011, 9:10am replied:

The main difference from the preview are the Turanic raiders, I've spent quite some time improving them. But there are still a few things in a WIP stage (the Hiigaran Research station, Kadeshi, localization...), due to earlier release. Earlier release from two reasons: firstly the delay was getting to be seriously way too long and secondly, I want to publish on Desura (where the 0.0.3c is currently awaiting authorisation). I hope you'll overlook those details, as they'll be fixed in the next 0.0.3d, which shouldn't take long.

Also, there's going to be a second download with an installer, so at the end you'll have three ways to install this mod.

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Stargate965 Apr 19 2011, 8:06am says:

An excellent mod!

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Pouk Author
Pouk Apr 19 2011, 9:13am replied:

Thank you.

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A.T. Apr 19 2011, 9:17am says:

That is large bunch of new stuff i will say more after i tested it but sounds very good to me.

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Mak-in-Toge Apr 19 2011, 2:34pm says:

The new ship's research are missing (at least for hig). I can see new ship in build menu but the research in prerequister arn't here (for no faction and rearm deathmatch). But still happy to have this new release

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Pouk Author
Pouk Apr 19 2011, 3:43pm replied:

You most likely need a Research station for this. Everything about the Research station will be finished in the next release, including the prereqisities description if that's not clear.

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koldsoul Apr 19 2011, 3:15pm says:

Downloads :220 (219 today) ,i wonder who downloaded it yesterday!

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Pouk Author
Pouk Apr 19 2011, 3:46pm replied:

Yeah it does sound funny, but there's an explanation for this. Right after I upload something it already has counted one download and I guess that's the one that doesn't count into the today's statistics.

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Master_BroTal Apr 19 2011, 3:46pm says:

i knew you wouldn't let us down...expected nothing less from such hard working modders
great job!

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Pouk Author
Pouk Apr 19 2011, 3:47pm replied:

Thank you :)

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Kuze Apr 19 2011, 4:43pm says:

Finally a new version. Awesome...also: Velmi dobra praca, len tak dalej.

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Pouk Apr 19 2011, 10:16pm replied:

Diky. Mimochodem, pekna galerie.

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hw2gamer Apr 20 2011, 12:34pm says:

All i can say is, WOW! haha you've managed to make the best mod even better! :) although i am having one issue....when i play with the vagar and call the raiders i start lagging? its kinda odd cause i can play crysis at high settings no problem...so not sure what happening, could be my fault but i have no clue yet. anyway, keep up the awesome work!

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Pouk Author
Pouk Apr 20 2011, 1:32pm replied:

After you call a Turanic carrier, it starts drain RU from you as a cost for keeping it. So if it starts after that, the upkeep payments script may be the problem.
I really need someone to look at my whole deathmatch file, because if the explosion damage cause lags and now even this too, the problem is probably there afterall.

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ArielY Apr 20 2011, 1:10pm says:

finally the full awesomeness of REARM 0.0.3c in our hands :D

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Pouk Author
Pouk Apr 20 2011, 1:27pm replied:

...Except it lags to way too many people that I'm getting to be seriously nervous about it.

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Chosen-One Apr 20 2011, 6:06pm says:

How to turn on bloom effect???

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Pouk Author
Pouk Apr 20 2011, 6:41pm replied:

As far as I know not possible in HW2 engine at all. It's just Photoshop here, sorry.

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shmojoe Apr 21 2011, 9:45am says:

Great Mod and a great release, but I think there are a few bugs. The first is I can't find the Vaygr research for their advanced frigates. The second issue is that the subsystems are now taken out in a single pass by bombers, not sure if this is intentional but its really frustrating when you almost have the MBC built and a single bomber takes out the subsystem in one shot. Otherwise its a great mod and I love the Kadeshi

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Pouk Author
Pouk Apr 21 2011, 10:30am replied:

Advanced frigates is a mistake in a description. There's missing text that for building them you need lvl 1 armor and speed frigate upgrades. Will be fixed.
What subsystems, the modules like fire controll tower or HS module?

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shmojoe Apr 21 2011, 10:41am replied:

-Ok thanks thats helpful. I kinda figured it was something like that.

-Its actually the construction subsystems like the Cap Ship and the Frigate subsystems. I was playing as the Vaygr and it was against the Higs

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shmojoe Apr 21 2011, 10:55am replied:

I wouldn't mind if it was those sort of utility subsystems like the fire control tower or cloak generator.

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Pouk Author
Pouk Apr 21 2011, 11:20am replied:

I didn't change anything about facilities health or bomber damage. I didn't change it myslef, but... there's one odd thing I think saw in the hiig bomber plasma launcher files, so that may be it.

BTW you've got seriosly nice icon. I don't mean the dragon, I mean the color combination and the picture as a whole.

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shmojoe Apr 21 2011, 1:53pm replied:

Ha thanks. It's actually a magic card art lol.
But that might the issue because I've only noticed that issue against the Hiigs' bombers. Thanks for looking into it and being around for troubleshooting.

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FoxyFoxy Apr 24 2011, 7:55pm says:

Ive been doing tests to see what this works on for you and that,
It does work on:
Homeworld 2 1.0
Homeworld 2 Demo
Homeworld 2 Mac/PC And linux (surprisingly)
It doesnt work on:
Homeworld 2 1.1
Homeworld 2 (Pirated Homeworld 1&2 Torrent Pirate bay)
Homeworld 2 ESX (A Release version in Russia)

So yea thats what i fount it does and does not work on hope this info was useful the Homeworld 2 ESX version for russia was never a big success and got thrown off the game market there in about 2 months so dont worry about that.

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FoxyFoxy Apr 24 2011, 8:08pm replied:

EDIT for the comment i was wrong about the 1.1 it does work i accidently put it in there so noone take it to serous

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Pouk Author
Pouk Apr 25 2011, 8:19am replied:

Thanks, that useful.
BTW it does work on Mac? It was supposed to, but there are Mac users saying it doesn't.

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FoxyFoxy Apr 25 2011, 9:25am replied:

I have 3 laptops which have these games and mods installed and the software too is very fresh and kept up to date not just for this mod and the 2 laptops (not Including mac) Were MSI Laptops the most advanced one's i think there are yet :D

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FoxyFoxy Apr 25 2011, 6:06pm says:

Hello there Pouk i just want you to know from doing some testing with the installer if you dont mind i have an suggestion on how it can be used it's basicly an easy installer for saving you the trouble with the non-installer But some people have other mods and i fount out having the R.E.A.R.M mod installed will Dis-Allow all EXE authority of the "-Mod target command" And mods like Serous1.2.3 Path to victory and all others cant be used but im curios why cant the R.E.A.R.M mod be a simple -Mod Rearm.big "-Other folders" it is possible dont you think cause alot of people have been talking about this on strategy informer and i think it would be a nice idea if it was just very simpiler like other mods Like the path to victory mod you simply put the .big in the data folder and boom there you go you have the mod, But you make it too complicated with the Non-installer not telling us where the other 3 folders go?

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Pouk Author
Pouk Apr 25 2011, 6:29pm replied:

I hope I've managed to read properly all you said.
The mod is localized. It needs the locale folder in the Data folder. It should be possible to pack it inside the .big file, but I didn't find a proper way to do it, it crashes from unknown reason.
The rest of the folders are just extras. You don't have to put it anywhere.

Could you further specify what it does to the other mods? Having R.E.A.R.M. will make all other mod shortcuts inactive?

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FoxyFoxy Apr 25 2011, 6:49pm replied:

For some unknown reason the Installer version creates a glitch between the EXE'S Applications and shortcuts which causes them to not work at all becuase the homeworld 2 folders has it's own failsafe where if its overidden by a seconed installation all other shortcuts with the target -mod appear to stop working and come up with the error Unkown Bugs have occured (windows version it goes black for any other mod and not respond) Mac it will crash doing that annoying Im Dead noise linux will just simply not do anything to make sure it wont crash which is nice and i have friends that have tested this on there computers/laptops with me like 10 to 15 of em did cause there all big fans and they agree with me that somthing wrong has happened in the programming in the Installer.

Its a very unkown problem that rarely occures it actualy killed off 1 homeworld 2 mod that was evan better than this one (sorry but the mod was being done from the day the game came out and was so big it was actualy 2 gigs big so many races and everything used to be so popular)

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Pouk Author
Pouk Apr 25 2011, 7:44pm replied:

That's very interesting, I've never heard of that.

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FoxyFoxy Apr 26 2011, 5:14am replied:

Well its a rare thing really not many people use Installerr's for homeworld 2.
So dont beat your self up about it was really bound to happen to you or complex

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Nordasil Apr 27 2011, 6:26am says:

can i instal this on my 0.0.3b ver ?

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FoxyFoxy Apr 27 2011, 2:57pm replied:

Sorry if there were no replies like 8 hours ago lol No i dont think that will work at all it be best and safe to just install it on a plain version of homeworld 2.

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Pouk Author
Pouk Apr 27 2011, 5:13pm replied:

If you mean having 0.0.3b and 0.0.3c at the same time, then yes. Use the newer locale folder and two shortcuts, each loading the different mod version.

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supermaggel Oct 18 2011, 8:23pm says:

Hi guys, here's a enthusiast Mac homeworld 2 player that can't play this mod :( I've not installed the 2.1.1 update, should i install that before i'm able to play REARM? if not, my (using automator) alias looks like this:

/Applications/'Homeworld 2'/'Homeworld 2'.app/Contents/MacOS/'Homeworld 2' -overrideBigFile -mod rearm0.0.3c.big -locale english

which, doesn't work. the mod loads, i see the rearm backdrop. when i go to player vs cpu and just start a game, it loads until "universe" then freezes, and halts.

Any help on this? :(

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z741 Dec 24 2011, 12:18am says:

for those with windows that have lag issues click the rearm shortcut > properties. copy paste these commands into your target line after -mod xxx and put these -hardwarecursor -luatrace -fragment_program 0. this eliminates 95-100% of your lag issues for ANY homeworld 2 user on windows OS. hope this helps u and pouk add these lines to ur .big if you got lag.

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Pouk Author
Pouk Dec 24 2011, 6:58pm replied:

Really? I should definitelly try it if I'll find a computer it lags on.

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z741 Dec 27 2011, 3:58pm replied:

yeah it works. i had a dell inspiron with win 7 n it lagged on low settings. i downloaded the price of freedom mod n it didnt lag at all. i was like wth so i went to properties and found those command lines. so i figured for those complaining about lag on windows that this would help. for you mac users idk i dont own a mac. tho if i get one ill be sure to aid you as well.

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needszzz Jan 19 2012, 2:46am says:

Hey, so I just switched to a MAC and I can't get this mod to work. When I try to start it on Terminal, there are many error messages. Does Version 0.0.3c work on MACs? I've been reading mixed reviews with it working for some people and not for others.

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defyance669 Jun 15 2012, 5:10pm says:

good mod

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Etraxeon Jan 19 2013, 10:07am says:

every thing added by the mod appears like dollar symbols for the ships names but capital ship names that you type in are normal

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Pouk Author
Pouk Jan 19 2013, 10:37am replied:

Does your shortcut target line contain the "locale" command? Is your locale folder in place?

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Etraxeon Jan 20 2013, 4:40am replied:

is the -locale important?

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Pouk Author
Pouk Jan 20 2013, 10:58am replied:

Yeah that's the thing that takes care about text as the names and the descriptions. The locale folder contains the text files, the -locale command makes them work.

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Etraxeon Jan 20 2013, 11:20am replied:

I cant find the locale folder anywhere

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Pouk Author
Pouk Jan 20 2013, 7:37pm replied:

It is in the rar you downloaded.

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Etraxeon Jan 21 2013, 9:26am replied:

my PC cant open rar files so i used desura but my dad uninstalled it but rearm was still there but no locale folder was found

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