Vaygr Expansion is a mod which aims to stay true to the original Homeworld 2 game by merely expanding on what is already there and not adding any new major gameplay mechanics or 'tweaking' any of the existing units.

The goal of this mod is to tell the story of Makaan, and his Vaygr, from his rise to Warlord, all the way to Battle for Sajuuk, and even after. Please check below for a fully detailed list of features.

Full Feature List:

  • At Least a 15 mission campaign.
  • Full length in-game cinematics.
  • High quality voice-acting for both the cinematics and missions.
  • New ships; such as the Agamemnon. (Also known as Big Red, Abandon All Hope, etc.)
  • New factions; such as the Bentusi, Taiidan, Turanic Raiders, and more.
  • Completely custom script which will not conflict with the already established canon.

Developer Team:

  • Douglas 'Forloftol' Bacon - Project Lead, Quality Control, Lead Writer, Modeler
  • Alexander Cole - Quality Control, Writer, Voice Actor
  • Thomas 'Greiko5' Inserra - Voice Actor, Tester
  • Bradley 'Fantom87' Davis - Voice Actor, Tester
  • Coltin 'SuperSajuuk' Denton - Voice Actor, Tester
  • Chris 'Kharak_Survivor' Calland - Modeler, Tester
  • Maia 'Makeet.AI' - Highly skilled person, I think, trust me
  • Shannon 'RImmson' Robins - Mapper, Tester
  • 'HW-Lover' - Modeler, Scripter, Mapper, Tester
  • Robert 'Moleman2009' Chase Labrum - Modeler, Scripter, Mapper, HOD Editor, Tester
  • Dark_Sentinel - Modeler, Texture Artist, Tester
  • Connor 'CADiver' Diver - Concept Artist, Tester - Connordiver.deviantart.com
  • We're always looking for people with any skills, or even no skills, to join the team! Just message either the Mod Team or Forloftol directly and we'll go from there!

Credits:

  • The Dark Times Mod for their contribution of the Agamemnon; as well as other assets!
  • The Homeworld:@ Mod for their contribution of the Frerrn Aggregate faction!

Vaygr Expansion

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6 comments by Forloftol on May 18th, 2014

(For those Facebook users on WWHW3 that may be reading this, I'm Douglas Bacon, if you didn't know.)

I started this project in July of 2013, the team was building up quickly, and people were enthusiastic. Hell, to my amazement, I managed to grab the talents of Connor Diver who is now a concept artist at Mjolnir Software. I'd just gone through a difficult portion of my life I now have to admit. Most people didn't believe me seeing as I was also so cheerful and always alright with talking about it - Almost seemingly not to care.

Well, I'll condense it down for you guys, I'm now in my first year of College in the UK and am one of the oldest in my year group. (Which means I'm 17.) 
My attendance in Year Ten: 27%
My attendance in Year Eleven: 42% 
The reason? My father had finally been prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service just before Christmas in Year Ten for the countless crimes of child, sexual, & verbal abuse towards the entire family; as well as fraud of god-knows how much.

So, life was getting better, I'd had a shaky start to college in my first half-term but I'd pulled myself together and was doing amazingly well in my course... Not to mention how much I enjoyed this project and being the lead of it. And then it happened...

Around five months ago, my mother kicked me out, we had a massive difference in opinion on how to live. Neither one of us was right, she wanted to live in a museum in my view, and I bet I wanted to live in a pig-sty in hers. (It probably didn't help that she never accepted the fact that she needs further counselling due to the fact that she shows a complete and utter lack of interest in her son and his life - Which other people have now confirmed to me that I'm not the only one who thinks that.)

And, in any case, I was homeless. No income. No bed. After a week I managed to pull myself into college and was surprised to find that I have a bed offered to me by thirteen different people... Half of which I never would have expected such extreme kindness off of. Now, fast forwarding a bit, I'm stable now. I've just finished packing all my belonging and they're now where I'm staying. Which, if you're curious to know, is a private house in an outer-suburb village, which is just inside of the ringroad but is separated from the city, which is owned by my close-friend's parents who will be renting me a bedroom once my claim for Housing Benefit and Income support goes through. (Think of the latter two as a Housing Loan and a Maintenance Loan from university if you're not used to the benefit's system.)

I'll be making the claim at the end of this month, the bedroom is getting emptied and ready for me, admittedly with all this going on I've confirmed-failed my college course this year, and will likely redo this year in September, but that's merely a one year delay on my plans. So what now?

Well, we're a two months away from July, which marks Summer in my eyes; and that means I can focus all of my attention on this project and other personal matters I'd like to work on. Obviously, it won't just be myself that has more time, the rest of the team will be able to collaborate with me and each other and we'll push out some good stuff! (Perhaps, if we really push ourselves with my highly-guaranteed overly-optimistic estimations, we could get out a pre-alpha demo for you?)

I'd like to thank all of you for your continued following, watching, and support. If you have any question at all, either about the modding project or my current or past circumstances, please feel free to ask!

(To clarify, this is confirmation that the mod is publicly in a near-dead state until summer, as things still need to be sorted and done before any reasonable show of work can be done. And, yes, all this time the team HAS still been working on with models, textures, and myself with script where I could... And it's all looking absolutely f*****g fantastic.)

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consule7
consule7 Jul 11 2014, 9:18pm says:

I hope everything is going good

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rawplayer99
rawplayer99 May 27 2014, 7:14am says:

I really love Homeworld 2 as a Game and this mod looks absolutely amazing. Keep up the good work!

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Forloftol
Forloftol May 19 2014, 7:51am replied:

Never will. :)

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Pcmaster
Pcmaster Mar 31 2014, 8:18pm says:

Will there be energy cannons? Please tell me there will be energy cannons, *puppy eyes*.

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Forloftol
Forloftol Apr 14 2014, 10:30pm replied:

By energy cannons, do you mean the Phased Cannon Arrays? If so, then yes. :)

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PurpleKalamaar
PurpleKalamaar Mar 23 2014, 5:59pm says:

You guys seem to have the capacity of doing something great, carry on :)

And don't hesitate to add a few ships and researchs, and races as well, and to make the gameplay deper than in vanilla, whiwh severly lacks of content imo.

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Forloftol
Forloftol Mar 25 2014, 9:31am replied:

Don't worry. We're exploring all of our options. :)

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PurpleKalamaar
PurpleKalamaar Mar 25 2014, 12:41pm replied:

Glad to hear that! Also, I have a few skills in modelling, I worked a bit on Complex Enhanced but the mod collapsed a couple of months ago. If you are looking for some help, I would be proud to join you. Hpwever, I won't be able to do anything before at least 5 months.

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Forloftol
Forloftol Mar 25 2014, 3:18pm replied:

Well, feel free to send me a private message with some examples of your personal work, and we'll talk. :)

(Help is always welcome! I can definitely envision some modelling needing to be done later on.)

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