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:
R.E.A.R.M. on a RelicNews Forum:
R.E.A.R.M. on youtube:
R.E.A.R.M. gallery on homeworldshots


  • -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.

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):

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13 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 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...
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.


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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 85 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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Mr.Finn Feb 21 2010 says:

I figured out how to install the mod but now it launches and i only get half the screen ive tried changing my resolution but i cant cuase the button is blocked off

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Frogfire79 Feb 22 2010 replied:

- forgot to add, i have tried useing winzip, winrar, and 7-zip in attempts to unpack thumbs.db

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_anubis_ Feb 28 2010 replied:

in thumbs.db windows keeps miniatures for icons. You can delete this file.

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Frogfire79 Feb 22 2010 replied:

I have installed your mod, and language fix. Problem though is the destroyers all start with weapons and cant be modified. Vaygr do not attack either, if you play as Hiigarans. Not sure if the Thumbs.db file is supposed to be used for anything, but it will not unpack from the archive to be placed anywhere. Whether or not archive is extracted straight to the homeworld 2 folder or not.

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Pouk Creator
Pouk Feb 22 2010 replied:

Thumbs.db doesn't do anything, it's just an annoying artefact.

There are no modular destroyers in any version, I haven't released them yet, those are brand new ships.

Vaygr do not attack? They act normal in the version I'm working on.

Wait no longer than one week, the new version will be available.

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Striker421 Feb 22 2010 replied:

Hey i installed it and i get the main screen background but thats it. No new units or sp missions. Just the background. what gives?? lol plz help

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Pouk Creator
Pouk Feb 22 2010 replied:

There are no SP missions yet.
If you have the menu background, you should also have the new units. I don't know what's wrong. There are new refineries, Vaygr frigates and corvettes, Hiigaran Supercarrier, turrets and others. You're telling me that you don't have any of this?

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Striker421 Feb 22 2010 replied:

Hmmm. Im not sure, Ima go take a look again. I hope I do

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Pouk Creator
Pouk Feb 22 2010 replied:

If you want the custom resolution, add -w 1680 -h 1050 into your shortcut.

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Piemanlives Feb 20 2010 says:

those destroyers are epic though i was thinking that there should be a destroyer that charges enemy lines like fast but should have lower armor so it it would make sense btw any new progress on the Vaygr cause it's way to easy to beat them and to hard to win as them which is kind of wierd and dose the ai use all tem new goodies

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Pouk Creator
Pouk Feb 21 2010 replied:

I thought you people feel it's the other way around. Because I generally work on Vaygr and when I feel that I'm leaving Hiigaran behind, I'll make something big for them to make it even and then I'll return back to Vaygr.
And yes, AI is mostly dealing with new units fine.

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Piemanlives Feb 21 2010 replied:

thanks for the info hope to get my hands all over it later.love the vaygr but they don't have much tech to deal with so i don't use them much though i'll get back to that later :(PD lol it has a beard

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Hell_Diguner Feb 21 2010 replied:

I made a forum post (here) about that myself piemanlives. Check it out if you feel, and add your own input if I didn't quite cover all of the topic.

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Piemanlives Feb 21 2010 replied:

this may sound wierd but i went through this about 2 times and can't find it what pagge is it on

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Pouk Creator
Pouk Feb 21 2010 replied:

Hey sorry that I've noticed your thread just now, you have your answers there.

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Cryptoo Feb 20 2010 says:

Pouk, the ships are looking awesome. I love the artillery ship, always loved longranged ships. Whats the range on the Vaygr and Higaaran artillery?

Maybe you can make a ship with a longranged spinalgun? Like the Vaygr battleship but with artillery.

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Pouk Creator
Pouk Feb 20 2010 replied:

-Heavy fusion missiles 6km
-Cluster missile 11km
-Long range missile 14km
-Artillery cannon 7km
-HE Artillery cannon 9km

Could you explain me what the spinal gun is?

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Cryptoo Feb 23 2010 replied:

Sorry for not answering until now Pouk, been busy :).

A spinal gun is a gun mounted, well in the ships "spine" all along its x axis. So that the ship will have to turn towards the target to fire. Like the Vaygr battlecruiser, the higaaran ion frig or the Sajuuk. It looks really cool when they fire these kinds of weapon, and it makes sense. Shouldnt it have longer range, when the barrel is almost as long as the ship?

I love the range of the Vaygr LR missile, 14km. :D

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Piemanlives Feb 20 2010 replied:

i think he's talking about the trinity cannon on the battlecruiser which is a 3 barreled ion cannon i think it's on the front and can't be rotated also makes the vaygers most powerful wepons are on the front

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56er Feb 21 2010 replied:

I guess a replacement for the ion cannon from the hig bs with a tri barreld supper heavy artillery cannon would be cool.

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fine mod i like it

great job

keep up the good worke

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I exept somting biger than that wat i receve

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