Hello guys and aliens alike!
This is Thibault Testart, ModDB/IndieDB Website editor. Basically, I recently published a news on this page for moderation reasons. I had to remove and transfer the 0.6 download link to this page (the official page of this modification). If you want to know why I had to do something like this, feel free to read it by clicking here.
Step #1 - Requirements
Before installing this modification, you ensure that you have installed the patch 1.1 for Homeworld2. Without this patch, it won't work at all. How to verify that you have installed this patch ? You only need to launch the basic Homeworld2 (without mods) and verify that it is written 1.1 on the main menu. You can find the official patch easily by using Google.
Step #2 - Installation
The installation of this modification is not that simple, mostly because the whole code is completely insane. Why are these files divided ? Well, mostly for customization reasons. Anyway, let's describe how it works.
Step #3 - Extraction
Once the file "Warlords_0.6.zip" is downloaded, you have to open it with the software of your choice (such as Winrar, Winzip, Unzip and so on...). Then, you can notice one single folder. You have to open it and, at that moment, you will be able to see the required files to play the modifications. You have to make sure that you can see the same files as the ones I have:
Once you have the required files, you need to extract the latter ones into the Data folder of Homeworld2, which should be located by default into the Sierra folder (Program files).
Step #4 - Create a shortcut & Edit it
Now that the files are extracted and available in the Data folder of Homeworld2, you have to create a new shortcut of "Homeworld2.exe", which can be found in the Release folder, located in the Bin folder. You should add your shortcut on your desktop, it would be easier for you to play the mod.
Okay, so it is the most difficult step now because one single error will break the whole mod if you don't do it properly so, please, listen carefully to what I gonna say:
Right click on the shortcut you recently created and select "Properties".
Once in the "Properties" tab, you can see something called "Target", which refers actually to the location of Homeworld2.exe. You have to click on it, and at the end of the target, just after the "XXX/Homeworld2.exe", add a space (backspace) BEFORE adding the following line:
-mod PLANETPACK.Big,SWSOUND.Big,SWMUSIC.Big,GENHODS.Big,SHIPHODS.Big,CORE.Big -luatrace -hardwareCursor -w 1920 -h 1080
CAUTION: The end represents your resolution. You have to edit it and add a different resolution if different, of course.
Therefore, you will have exactly the following target: XXX\Sierra\Homeworld2.exe" -mod PLANETPACK.Big,SWSOUND.Big,SWMUSIC.Big,GENHODS.Big,SHIPHODS.Big,CORE.Big -luatrace -hardwareCursor -w XXXX -h YYYY
XXXX & YYYY represents your resolution.
XXXX represents the width and YYYY represents the height.
That's all! Now you can launch the game and play the modification at the same time.
If that doesn't work, feel free to send me a private message or submit a comment below. However, I'm not the developer of this modification neither a watcher, just a ModDB/IndieDB Website editor, helping the community, so I won't check everyday this tutorial. This is the reason why it should be better for you to contact me via PM.