Draconian Empire is a total conversion mod for the game Homeworld 2, wich updates the graphics engine (shaders, effects, models,etc) and adds a brand new singleplayer campaign with three new races with each their own ships, new weapons, subsystems and sounds.

Graphical Features:

  • Updated Graphics engine: new Shader 2.0 textures with bump/normal maps & dynamic per-pixel lightning.
  • New weapon, explosion and trail FX with updated lightning engine
  • New interface & menu's: it is a whole new game!
  • New textures: the Draconians will feature a very futuristic/alien style, while humanity has a more retro look.

Gameplay Features:

  • Brand new singleplayer storyline about humanity in their early days of space-travel and the rise of the Draconian Empire up to the birth of the Hiigaran people. A prequel to the first Homeworld. Features new cinematics and possibly multiple story-branches.
  • New tactics: Human's, who are technologically far less advanced then their opponents, rely on their wits and stealth. While the draconians rely more on close-combat firepower.
  • New ships and races: the Draconians, Humans & a strange Alien race with each their own new research & build trees
  • New offensive and defensive weaponry with new ship-stat defining subsystems
  • Most ship's start as bare hulls wich can be fully customized and upgraded as the player wishes. Subsystem thus play a bigger role in the game.
  • Maps are dynamic with moving asteroids, planets, stars (with radiation fields) and space-anomalies such as black holes and Nebulae.

Music & Sound Features:

  • The mod will feature a brand new Soundtrack made by Evil Turtle Studios, our music department.
  • All new ships & fx have custom sounds & the story will be told by a voice-acting cast.
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And very turbulent years too. I've been through quite a lot and have been very busy working on things, mostly to try and generate an income, so I really couldn't continue work on the mod.

Yesterday my girlfriend and I took a look at the latest backup disk for Draconian Empire and enjoyed looking back at the work I did back then. Such a waste really!

So I'm not gonna make any promises as I am running my own business nowadays and that's eating up my time quite a bit, BUT: we both want to continue work on this project. Luckily I backed up all the tools, source files etc so it shouldn't be much of a problem to get things rolling again. That is, if you guys are still interested... :)

We are also thinking of making a simple little RTS spinoff, using the content I made for Draconian Empire and improving on that. Something "simple" at first, but something we can expand upon over time. It would be cool to have a standalone/completely original version of Draconian Empire and would allow for much more custom game mechanics as well.

So thinking of making a choice here, either continue working on the mod, or make Draconian Empire it's own game entirely.

Going to try and keep you guys posted on any progress, sorry for being silent for so long :)

DE new release and SVN Repository

DE new release and SVN Repository

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There have been loads of updates to the DE files and scripts, its time for a new update! Also setting up the Tortoise SVN rep so you folks can have the...

SVN-Repository and lets get on with this!

SVN-Repository and lets get on with this!

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For the next Beta Release i am going to make an SVN-Repository so that you folk can download DE through SVN. Any updates to the DE files will then automatically...

Slow like a Snail

Slow like a Snail

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Herro folks, Due to financial problems (who has'nt these days?) and maybe moving in the near future i am currently working my ass of so work on DE is...

DE Beta Bugs and Issues list.

DE Beta Bugs and Issues list.

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Oh the trains where godAWFUL this weekend! i left on one side of holland yesterday and arrived TODAY (well last night at 2 o clock that is) at home. Seriously...

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EvilTurtle Creator
EvilTurtle

Posted an update article, waiting for it to authorize ;)

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Camsinn
Camsinn

is this mod still active at all?

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EvilTurtle Creator
EvilTurtle

It is... bit of a long story wich will all be explained in a news message.

Regards,

J

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Camsinn
Camsinn

is this mod dead or is it still active?

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Camsinn
Camsinn

lol. thanks for mentioning me in you're news update

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Stargazer42
Stargazer42

Hey,
concerning your problem that the screen goes black when hitting escape: Did you enable skipping anywhere in your scripts? (Universe_EnableSkip(1)) Because this leads to a black screen when hitting escape.

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EvilTurtle Creator
EvilTurtle

yeah but i did want players to be able to skip cinematics.
solved it anyways tho ;) thanks

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dennis77998
dennis77998

fixed problem, i opend the .big file and deleted the ''Shaders'' file and now it works great :D

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EvilTurtle Creator
EvilTurtle

hallo :3

Could it be that you are using mac or wine or something?
As far as i can tell there are no problems with the dustclouds-files or shaders. (or do you have other mods installed?)

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