Star Wars mod for Homeworld 2 now includes clone wars ships still in beta stages Think total annihilation and you'll know where the inspiration for the scope came from. Over 100 Star Wars ships taken from the entirety of official SW material (will not include fan created ships except in specific circumstances where gameplay requires a role to be filled) Most of the information is based off of star wars technical commentaries and many of the new ships are an attempt to catelogue the ships in dark empire Has settings for various SW eras and unit selection.

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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 ...

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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.

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HTRK74JR
HTRK74JR

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Erayser Author
Erayser

What thing is deleted ? Because if you're talking about this tutorial, this one is still available actually ;)

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HTRK74JR
HTRK74JR

nah, i had an issue, thought better about it, and fixed it with the help from a friend haha.

i got it to work, i just needed to do a clean install

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Hashen2015
Hashen2015

Hi dude the last bit is complicated os there a video tutorial ?

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Hell_Diguner
Hell_Diguner

They sure did choose a curious way to package the mod

-luatrace is not strictly necessary, it just tells the game to log scripting errors to a text file for debugging purposes.
-hardware cursor is only necessary as a compatibility fix for some systems

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Erayser Author
Erayser

Hardwarecursor is a code needed on (almost) each OS as far as I know so that you can have a cursor which fits to your resolution, not to your system.
I'm using a iMac to mod on HW2 (Phoenix Interactive mods such as Stargate Space Conflict, Mass Effect Reborn, Battlestar Galactica Fleet commander) and to play others like Star Trek : Continuum, Halo Homefront or Star Wars Warlords... And I need to add this code nor I have an awful 800x600 cursor type.

That being said, you're right on the "- luatrace" code... unless you play with the "Oldships.big" which seems to break the log configuration. This is the reason why they said that this .big is not recommended.

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kandeece
kandeece

i have done everything you have just said to do and i load it up fine, right resolution, but then when i try and do a game against the cpu it ll start loading and then just stop and close, does anyone know how to fix this?

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Davdomlan
Davdomlan

Maybe your problem is this. You must create a new player profile, if you try to play it with your original HW2 profile, the mod will crash.

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kandeece
kandeece

I have just reinstalled the game and the mod, and then tried making a new player profile but it still crashes

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joriuss84
joriuss84

I have the same problem as kandeece

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it doenst work :/ could you make a videotutorial or something like this?

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acexero2010
acexero2010

is they a way to put OLDSHIP.big without the mod launcher? cause adding inside the properties is not working

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davidfarrugia
davidfarrugia

I have had a lot of trouble getting this mod to work, I've found that enabling all permissions for the homeworld2 folder fixes some of the problems I'm still unable to start any game with empire selected, the game has also crashed whenever I've tried to move around snub fighters when playing as either republic or militia

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davidfarrugia
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After further testing I found that it crashes when moving cruisers in Alliance, Republic and Militia. If anyone has any solutions I'd love the hear

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jednou
jednou

Is it now possible to use this mod with the remastered version? Tried to set it up like this to no avail.

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IGVH91
IGVH91

Will this work with version 1.28 thats part of the Steam collection, or does it HAVE to be 1.1?

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JANNY099
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I think 1.1 is only supported. If you tried loading up with 1.28 it will crash when starting a player vs cpu.

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thanhhieu
thanhhieu

I play file Star Wars Warlords SP TEST.exe it play well, but I run Star Wars Warlords.exe and play with cpu, it load to Universe then crash.

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edo3
edo3

I had the same problem, and I solved it by changing the starting units for the empire, it must NOT be reinforcements

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Jotuhiem
Jotuhiem

When I go into properties I don't have a target

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Guest
Guest

SAme here. Iam running windows 10 and in properties there is no target tp add the correct path. Have you gotten an answer yet?

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Jotuhiem
Jotuhiem

how do I change the version of the game

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Lucianus
Lucianus

WORKS WITH HOMEWORLD REMASTERED COLLECTION.

I tested.

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Lucianus
Lucianus

Ok but not stable.

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mars4
mars4

so I'm on the last step and I created a new folder for homeworld2 exe. clicked on the properties and I can't find the "target" so I can re-write it, how can I fix that?

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ArcticWFox
ArcticWFox

How do I install this to steam version of Homeworld?

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ArcticWFox
ArcticWFox

okay nvm I figured it out.

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llte10
llte10

Can You tell me I just bought it last week. I got the remastered edition, but it came with old version. If posible if I can get this mod to work with remastered edition that would be cool.

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mmcbride64
mmcbride64

please please please PLEASE explain to me where i need to extract the files to for the steam version im clueless .-.

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Raaaaain
Raaaaain

Hi, I did all that was needed to be done but when I start Homeworld 2 it is stil the same.. not the mod itself.
I had the Remastered Collection.

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Raaaaain
Raaaaain

Nvm, Got it working :D but it crashes on some maps though.

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louis1708
louis1708

where do you extract files for remastered version

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Bankaido
Bankaido

anyone can make me a video this tutorial I didn't make this... Please guys

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Knight_of_Clones
Knight_of_Clones

I have the steam remastered version, and after I creat the shortcut and click on properties I can't find anything that says target, please help me this mod looks awesome and I would love to experience it.

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Kimi31
Kimi31

Um the target part I am a bit confused.
do I simply press space then add the line you wanted me to insert or do I need to backspace something?cause I got confused when you wrote 'space (backsapce)'

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Kimi31
Kimi31

NVM figured it out by the way the tie bomb kamikazie ships arent working for me

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eXoBeyondFate
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Does it work for the steam version of the game

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