Overview

Tactical Fleet Simulator (TFS) is a total overhaul that completely redefines the Homeworld experience. TFS aims to transform Homeworld2 into a tactics-oriented combat simulator by enhancing the tactical aspect of the game through the inclusion of new content and revamping the entire pace of combat to simulate a more immersing and adrenaline-soaked experience. Recurring themes are quasi-modern (circa 20th century) air and naval doctrines modified for three-dimensional movement complete with a proper unit classification system. Grand strategy plays a significant role, but the emphasis is placed on battlefield adaptability simulated by a large amount of available assets - some of which have similar roles but are only applicable under specific circumstances. Combined arms is the name of the game: there are no individual "super" powered units. Even the strongest ships will be taken down in short order if not managed correctly and utilized in conjunction with other assets.

The latest release of TFS represents almost eight years of development and constant refinement.

Features

  • Battle-Hardened: Version 2.8 has been rigorously field tested to ensure stability and proper unit balancing in PvP multiplayer games. TFS was not developed as a concept nor was it intended to be a mere portfolio piece - it was intended to be played. 
  • Unit Classification: TFS features a complete and functional classification system for units and weapon systems. Familiarity with this system as well as the units under your command is essential for victory.
  • Adapt or Die: Split-second decisions and micromanagement adds to the fatigue of simulated tactical decision-making. Battlefield adaptability is essential for success.
  • Dynamic Combat: Every unit has a unique role. Successful mastery of TFS requires that you know what to deploy under specific circumstances - there are no super ships. Even the largest of capital ships can be taken down with disturbing ease if solely relied upon and not utilized in conjunction with other units.
  • Totality: Fully-functional single player campaign and working AI enhanced to use the new units included in TFS.

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3 comments by Battlecry on Jul 20th, 2013

Update 1: Updates and Polishing (v2.8.3)
The first planned update will include updated HODs and animations for several units, minor retunes, updated graphics for several ship icons and UI elements, minor bug fixes, updated weapon effects, and the implementation of CnlPepper's advanced shaders (without causing artifacts with megalith textures).

Vaygr Missile Fighter and Hiigaran SRM Platform:


Update 2: Campaign Enhancements (v2.8.4)
The second planned update will involve a modernization of campaign levels, including a new Mothership escort cruiser to replace the existing CVE Escort Carrier. This update will include a comprehensive fleet manual and ship guide detailing the specific roles and basic tactics for each unit.

This version will be fully compatible with modern Intel integrated graphics chipsets (HD3000 and HD4000).

Here is a preview of TFS v2.8 on an Ultrabook using a Core i3 ULV processor and Intel HD4000 chipset using both the default and new shaders:

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TFS Open Ship Pack (v1.0.0)

TFS Open Ship Pack (v1.0.0)

Sep 2, 2013 Models Pack 3 comments

This package contains a selection of ship and weapon HODs from Tactical Fleet Simulator (TFS) that are being released into the public domain. They can...

Tactical Fleet Simulator 3G (v2.8.2)

Tactical Fleet Simulator 3G (v2.8.2)

Feb 22, 2012 Full Version 29 comments

TFS v2.8.2 Full Release. UPDATE: Campaign levels should load properly in this release. To use the new Hiigaran cruisers, use the EB&R Game mode. List...

Tactical Fleet Simulator 3G (v2.7.1)

Tactical Fleet Simulator 3G (v2.7.1)

Dec 18, 2010 Full Version 5 comments

TFS v2.7.1 Full Release (12/17/10). The updates consist of rebalancing for multiplayer games. Refinements to in-game effects to boost performance, addresses...

Tactical Fleet Simulator 3G (v2.6.3)

Tactical Fleet Simulator 3G (v2.6.3)

Jul 31, 2010 Full Version 7 comments

TFS v2.6.3 Full Release (7/31/10). Updates, error corrections and refinements over previous release. Patch released (11/5/10).

Tactical Fleet Simulator 3G (v2.6.1)

Tactical Fleet Simulator 3G (v2.6.1)

Apr 14, 2010 Full Version 6 comments

TFS v2.6.1 Full Release (4/14/10): Windows and Mac compatible, resolves incompatibility with integrated graphics cards and features a fully-functional...

Tactical Fleet Simulator (v2.5.5)

Tactical Fleet Simulator (v2.5.5)

Nov 7, 2008 Full Version 14 comments

TFS v2.5.5 (1/24/09). If you are using a Macintosh computer, download the TFSv2.5.m version. Changes from v2.5.3 are listed below.

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r4plez
r4plez Sep 19 2014, 4:54am says:

when can we expect 2.9?

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joaodfreire
joaodfreire Aug 7 2014, 9:02pm says:

is this mode dead or u have any release date Battle?

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koekibar@
koekibar@ Apr 30 2014, 1:53pm says:

is this mod dead?

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Etraxeon
Etraxeon Apr 23 2014, 4:01pm says:

Battle? are you still working on the mod?

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captsmasher
captsmasher Dec 29 2013, 7:33pm says:

Hey Battle, how do I find you guys on Tunngle?

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Battlecry
Battlecry Jan 1 2014, 3:59am replied:

Hey Capt! It's been a while!

In Tunngle, in the lobby search bar type in "Homeworld". A list of Homeworld-related servers should pop up. The one named "Homeworld 2 - Tactical Fleet Simulator 3G" is the appropriate one for TFS.

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jimh3
jimh3 Dec 19 2013, 5:47pm says:

hey, i love this mod, i used to play it on my vista system. but for some reason, it won't work on windows 8. why is that?

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jimh3
jimh3 Dec 25 2013, 11:12pm replied:

ok, in all my years with computers, i just made the same mistake everyone hopes to avoid. the reason why it don't work on windows 8 is because i didn't install the patch to the game. :P that was embarrassing. sorry, and thx for putting up with my post. :/

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jimh3
jimh3 Dec 25 2013, 10:34pm replied:

i don't suppose anyone could tell me how to get this TFS on windows 8?

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Battlecry
Battlecry Oct 23 2013, 8:22am replied:

A small number of us still play through Tunngle, which has a dedicated lobby for TFS.

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