R.E.A.R.M. - which means "Rearmament Expansion And Redesign Mod", is an unofficial Homeworld 2 expansion and it adds number of new interesting and various units for Vaygr and Hiigarans. All the new ships fit well into the each race design and every ship has its purpose and attempts to be something new and different.

R.E.A.R.M. for Remastered continues in a form of the new REARM V2 .

R.A.D.A.R. - REARM Analysis Diagram And Review:
Rearm.wz.cz
R.E.A.R.M. on a RelicNews Forum:
Forums.relicnews.com
R.E.A.R.M. on youtube:
Youtube.com
R.E.A.R.M. gallery on homeworldshots
Homeworldshots.net

Features:

  • -Stays true to the original game - No ships with turrets all over the hull, no hundreds of missiles flying around, no crazy maneuvers, no unfitting design. Every new feature can be turned off.
  • -Number of new ships - Not only new different ships, but also new ship classes as the Supercarrier class or Drones.
  • -High Comand mode - A game mod for large scale battles with capital ships in formations.
  • -Faction gameplay - You can turn on the faction gameplay and each race will divide into three factions. Vaygr: Kinetic, Laser, Missile Hiigaran: Kinetic, Ion, Hi-tech.
  • -New menu options - Starting fleets, RU injections, ship class restrictions based on the Unit Cap limit, Winning conditions, Ship explosion damage etc.
  • -New weapons, new research
  • -Allies - a helping micro races, as Turanic raiders, Nassars or Lizaanj
  • -One new map
  • -Several new menu backgrounds, new badges
  • -Fully compatible with the singleplayer campaign - A singleplayer campaign updated with R.E.A.R.M. ships. Control the Supercarrier or face the Missile Battlecruiser in the Makaan's elite guard.
  • -3 languages -English, German and Czech - And open for any other localization.

Credits:
Mod made by Pouk, other credits goes to:
-Mololu -base Kadeshi, base Turanic Raiders, kill count based ship unlock script
-Jkberna -Lizaanj race
-Mikail -his Gameplay Enhanced used for faction selection
-Dim@ -gamerule scripting -Explosion Damage, upkeep payments for ally ships, starting fleets, RU injections etc.)
-Baroness, Axel and Oni -VGR Pulse Destroyer model
-Riess -two Turanic ship tans
-Hell_Diguner -game ballancing and alpha testing
-Aico -installer and alpha testing
-Monolith, Rewilon, Temeter -German translation
-jmbs16 -Spanish translation
-Novver -Hungarian translation
other alpha testers (in alphabetical order):
-Fil.zp
-tadamir

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11 comments by Pouk on Mar 9th, 2015

What is going to happen now? What happened with R.E.A.R.M. and how can I even dare to think it's going to go anywhere with the R.E.A.R.M.'s development being so stagnant for the last years? These all sound like tough questions, but the answer for them is in fact rather simple:
Focus.
Focus and a fresh start. These two are perhaps more powerful factors then you might realize.

R.E.A.R.M. was an amazing project, I really loved it and I'm truly proud of it, but it had a very major flaw in the way it was developped. When I started modding, everything was new, everything was exciting, everything had to be tried and implemented. Often features that required an 'enourmous' effort were just thrown in to see how they'll stick. To just name a few (feel free to skip this part):

- For instance the factions, I sorted ships of both races into three groups based on the three weapon categories they fit into. Of course, me being me I had to have different colored hangar for each of the faction. It was a nice little feature, but under the hood it was anything but little and hidiously far from nice. It meant that every single production ship in R.E.A.R.M. had its own vanilla version and three other copies. It meant that a new and complex faction ship family system in the lua files had to be created. And each of the array of production ships had to implement a complicated system of build restrictions.
Has anyone ever even played it?
- Explosion damage. Very cool script that made dying capital ships to deal damage to nearby ships. It was determined by 4 or 5 range radii with damage values. ...Every single capital ship and all their faction clones had to be included in large charts, every damage value had to be carefully tuned.
The script had to check for damage every second which didn't help the performance and AI of course had no clue how to prevent his own ships from gloriously blowing up one by one in a massive chain reaction. Not to mention the micro it took to retreat your strike wing right before the enemy ship's destruction.
- Ally races, Kadeshi race... Well I asked for permission to use a new race. Cool, amazing. Now the 'only' thing that had to be done was to retouch all the textures, tweak some of the geometry and make sure all the mess left after the original author is gone and yeah, create collectivelly about 40 LOD meshes for that said race.
- Ship naming. I loved that one, I still do and it might make the transition. What it meant in reality though, was to create 899 individual letter subsystems, each named differently and there were never more than 3 or 4 sharing the same texture. And of course you have to make hardpoints for these in your ships and list every single subsytem you want to build there in your ship file...
899.
Just think about it, let it sink in. That's the lenght I went to to implement a new feature.

...And that's gonna stop now. REARM V2 is a no nonsense mod.
There's going to be a focus, a goal and no more time for ridiculously expensive experiments. R.E.A.R.M. was my beautiful sandbox to play with, but it's time to grow up now.

Sadly for some, focus doesn't only mean dropping uneecessary features that make mod development bordeline paralyzing, it also means cleaning up the build list. A mod ship truly has to earn its place now. So good bye Command Frigate, good bye Tripple Laser Corvette.
But ask yourself, do you really miss them?

On the other hand, focus means more time, more resources. Which directly translates into more Battlecruisers, more of the good stuff. The 'real' stuff. Not the features, not the gimmicks, but the ships. And we want ships. Right at the beginning it's all going to be pretty much exclusivelly about ships.

And even the name itself is highly suggestive. R.E.A.R.M. will continue as REARM V2. Dropping the dots mirrors leaving out the unnecessary features. That's the "focus" part. V2 is a new version, the mod with the same principles, the same goals, but with that new "fresh start".

It's already being worked on and it's going to be awesome.

REARM V2:
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R.E.A.R.M. 0.0.3c  -  Installer version

R.E.A.R.M. 0.0.3c - Installer version

Apr 19, 2011 Full Version 84 comments

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...

R.E.A.R.M. 0.0.3c

R.E.A.R.M. 0.0.3c

Apr 18, 2011 Full Version 55 comments

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...

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zombie-yellow
zombie-yellow Mar 6 2010, 11:09am says:

pouk, i have a problem, i download your mod but i cant play it :/, when i update the shortcut, its says its not valid... plz help

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Pouk Creator
Pouk Mar 6 2010, 1:12pm replied:

Does your shortcut look something like this?:
"C:\Games\Homeworld2\Bin\Release\Homeworld2.exe" -mod rearm0.0.3.big -locale english
(note the qoutes before C:\ and after .exe)

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zombie-yellow
zombie-yellow Mar 7 2010, 7:57pm replied:

my shortcut is "C:Program Files\Sierra\homeworld2\Bin\Release\ homeworld2.exe " -mod .etc etc

its valid now but when i clic on it it doesnt work and its the normal homeworld :(

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Pouk Creator
Pouk Mar 6 2010, 12:58am says:

I've just made the R.E.A.R.M. group on Xfire. Honestly, I have no idea what it is good for, but I believe it's good for something: Xfire.com
Everyone join! or whatever...
You'll see when someone is playing Homeworld, I guess.

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Pouk Creator
Pouk Mar 5 2010, 10:07pm says:

And I apologize to them who've made a new threads for my late answers. I've added the forum categories to favourites, so I believe I'll be getting the notifications now. I thought it was automatic, but apparently it is not.

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Pouk Creator
Pouk Mar 5 2010, 8:02pm says:

And a question: Is there anyone who would like to translate the mod into his language and also want to have his name in the credits? The German version is in progress, but the other translations are welcomed.

Just one more thing: You need the original language files for this (which means you have the Homeworld in your language already), so we can use this files.
(Well, in fact it's not that necessary -in case you would enjoy to translate the whole game and not only the mod content... Which would make sense if there's no translation to your particullar language and you so desperately want it, but in case the translation exist, it would be just stupid not to use it.)

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tadamir
tadamir Mar 4 2010, 9:02pm says:

Very sage advice Hell_Diguner, you can never have too many back-ups to your back-ups.
I do have an iso back-up of HW1, HW:C and HW2 so I'm not too worried about the split in my disc getting worse, I just like buying the discs in boxes, for the art and, well, I just like having the boxes too.
-Lt.Romic; thank you but don't worry about a copy for me, I've got more options still, worse case scenario is asking for a disc back from one of the cuzzies that I know for sure isn't into the game (damn MMO's).
Indian-giving ain't cool (whoa, nor is saying that) but I know this cuz isn't playing it.
Cheers anyway though mate. :)

(huh, this didn't go where I wanted it)

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Communist_Partisan
Communist_Partisan Mar 3 2010, 6:17am says:

OMG

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis
Lupus_of_nox_noctis Mar 3 2010, 6:45am replied:

Pouk just delete this guys comments.

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis
Lupus_of_nox_noctis Mar 3 2010, 8:22am replied:

ONLY IF he starts calling everyone something bad.

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis
Lupus_of_nox_noctis Mar 1 2010, 1:55am says:

i wish i still had my copy of HW2. Hey if anybody willing to mail me a copy please do. Ask me and ill give you my home adress. No joke.

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tadamir
tadamir Mar 1 2010, 7:23pm replied:

Lt.Romic-
No promises but I may be able to get another HW2 for you.
The local EB store had one on the shelf a little while ago (for a pittance).
If it's still in-store when I get a chance to check, I'll get it and mail it to you.
No joke.
I used to have 4 HW2 discs, gave the spares away to the cuzzies.

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis
Lupus_of_nox_noctis Mar 2 2010, 5:23am replied:

youre ****** awsome.

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis
Lupus_of_nox_noctis Mar 2 2010, 6:52am replied:

Not just because your actually gonna take a look for me but because your willing to help a total stranger.

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tadamir
tadamir Mar 2 2010, 4:52pm replied:

haha, yea well it's that awesome a game. :D
Late-night shopping for my local mall tonight, I'll check then.
Fingers x'd eh.

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis
Lupus_of_nox_noctis Mar 3 2010, 3:24am replied:

hell yeah.

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tadamir
tadamir Mar 3 2010, 9:09pm replied:

No joy at that particular EB Lt. Romic, they'd sold it weeks ago.
HW2 is discontinued here, but I'm keen to get another disc for myself too so I'll keep looking (mine has a little crack on the inside hole, won't last much longer).

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Lupus_of_nox_noctis
Lupus_of_nox_noctis Mar 4 2010, 3:06am replied:

i will find it! One for you and me. the local eb store may not have one but then theres the GAME store over here. And if i have to i will go to...GAME TRADERS! which have nearly every single game in existance. i saw hw1 there once.

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Pouk Creator
Pouk Mar 6 2010, 8:27am replied:

I've got my eglish version of Homeworld from eBay.

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner Mar 3 2010, 10:12pm replied:

Might be a good idea for both of you to acquire a new disk, install it on you computer if you need to, install it on some sort of seperate, external storage device, and then get a CD crack for the game to play it without the disk. Then put the disk in a safe place, and only bring it out if you loose your computer and your external storage device.

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fine mod i like it

great job

keep up the good worke

Apr 20 2011, 5:53pm by Baroness1

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I exept somting biger than that wat i receve

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