This is the lastest progress of Complex Simple. Don't ask why it's so much bigger than the game itself, because you'll find out when you play it. Orz
Homeworld 2 Complex Simple (in BIG form) Installation:
1. Extract ComplexSimple.big into the DATA folder of your Homeworld 2 game folder. For example, D:\Homeworld2\Data
2. Go to Homeworld2\Bin\Release Folder, right click on Homeworld2.exe and create a shortcut. And be sure your Homeworld 2 is already V1.1!
3. Right click the shortcut, and left click Properties, then add " -mod ComplexSimple.big -hardwarecursor -luatrace -determcompplayer" to the end of the existing line in the Target box. For example, D:\Homeworld2\Bin\Release\Homeworld2.exe -mod ComplexSimple.big -hardwarecursor -luatrace -determcompplayer
(Don't forget to click Apply)
The command line above contains " -determcompplayer", this actually adds to the difficulty of AI players, making them very agile and efficient (typically, their attack groups will march without a rest, and this actually does good when you are playing large maps). If you want to play in a rather soothing pace, don't use this command.
If you want to play in widescreen mode, you can use " -w "and " -h " command. For example, if your screen resolution is 1366*768, you just need to add " -w 1366 -h 768" to the end of the command line. This trick won't change the proportion of 3D rendering, but it does stretch 2D graphics.
4. You can now play this mod via the new shortcut!
And if you have any trouble installing or playing this mod, just tell me, I'll examine the problem and come up with solutions at first time! If it crashes, immediately go to Bin\Release folder and open Hw2.log in NotePad, copy everthing inside and send to me via private message so I can analyze your problem.
Main changes from 2.3:
(HIGHLIGHT) New megaliths from Engineering Bay, to Reinforcement Pad, to Derelict Battleships, all of which are upgradable after capturing and add a lot to the complex way of gaming
(HIGHLIGHT) Every special ability of Turanic Raiders now has three correspondent levels to upgrade, bringing the flexibility of tactical combat experience to an even higher level!
(HIGHLIGHT) Fleet Selector has been simplified to Class Selector together with an integrated Trainer! Yes, you can hack in the game whenever you want and this trainer I programmed is perhaps the most luxury one you will ever have in Homeworld 2! Have fun!
Unique new maps and backgrounds found nowhere else, a subset of which aims to bring an unprecedented combat experience inside the atmosphere, like nothing you have ever seen or even imagined in Homeworld 2!
New units, subsystems, and upgrades
Movie Mode function has been upgraded to the latest one in Complex 8.4.1, and even improved after fixing some bugs
Accolades now can count themselves and display the number of each one when you are receiving them too fast
Kills with special weapons (Viper, Cruise Missile, etc) are now counted in incentive system and give accolades just like normal kills
A critical bug in Music Player (which had been there since Complex Simple 2.1) has been found and fixed, presumably resolving the late-game "unplayable" lag problem. In addition, all the functions that require a lot of computing power and frenetic refreshing rate have been given certain degree of timing flexibility, which means instead of running in a strict timing schedule, all these functions now run in a random schedule adjustable by themselves all the time. The result, presumably should be, even if you experience severe lag, it won't lag that much forever, just wait and it should become better
The locomotion of all ships has been revised, many of which now possess a full spectrum of combat maneuvers, shedding a new light on the unique style and gaming experience of Complex Simple.
Balanced many weapons, some of which were players' request
Enhanced visual and sound effects
Improved AI is better at many aspects, including capturing megaliths and repairing the scaffold (Turanic Raiders)
Some of the major functions in the original Complex mod have been totally reprogrammed to allow ships from different races to be counted in own population