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Homeworld Modifications

Various game modifications, reference materials and editing tools I've created for the real-time strategy video games Homeworld and Homeworld 2 by Relic Entertainment.

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News:

Discussion 2013/08/26: I created several new maps for my map collection, as well as the map functions needed to produce them.
Discussion 2012/10/07: I created a version of my Gameplay Enhanced mod that is re-configured to work with Homeworld Universe version 1.0.0.
Discussion 2012/09/10: After another period of downtime, this page is back up. New this time are my Homeworld Classic Enhanced mod - a combined version of Homeworld Classic and Gameplay Enhanced - and my experimental multiple choice dialogue menus.
Discussion 2011/06/13: After a period of downtime, this page is back up. Unfortunately I lost one or two mods in the process. There are some dead links.
Discussion 2011/01/18: Updated MissionGrid. It is now entirely functional. You can move between neighboring sectors and complete missions based on their location instead of the regular linear and sequential way.
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2011/01/15: Added what work I've completed for the new Mission Grid mod. Also added screenshots for all my mods. Updated Tournament Manager and re-added the Tag-Team mod.
Discussion 2011/01/14: Updated Block Maze to include the latest maps. Fixed the broken download link to Gameplay Enhanced.
Old News

Tools:

Link HW1 Branching Tree Maker v1.0.0: An HTML form that generates a branching tree of resources that you can then copy and import into HW1. The amount and frequency of branching, as well as the number of intervals between branchings, may be specified.
(The screenshot kind of looks like a pair of antlers.)
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Link HW1 Elliptical Ring Maker v1.1.0: An HTML form that generates an elliptical resource ring that you can then copy and import into HW1. The major and minor axes, as well as the ring's width and thickness, may be specified.
(Screenshot 1 is of an ellipse with constant ring-width. Screenshot 2 is of an ellipse with ring-width inversely proportional to curvature. Screenshot 3 is of a circle with an inner radius of zero.)
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HW1 to HW2 Map Converter v0.9.0: A command-line tool to convert HW1 and HWC maps to HW2 format. Includes support for crystals and to some degree dustclouds, but not nebulae, meteor showers, slipgates, etc.
(Download size: 11KB)
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HW2 .ARCIV Compiler v1.1.3: A command-line tool to read .arciv files generated by ModPackager and compile the files listed in them using LuaC.
(Download size: 10KB)
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HW2 .ARCIV Decompiler v1.0.0: A command-line tool to read .arciv files generated by ModPackager and decompile the files listed in them using CFLuaDC.
(Download size: 10KB)
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HW2 .ARCIV Pretty-Printer v1.1.2: A command-line tool to read .arciv files generated by ModPackager and pretty-print the files listed in them using HW2 Pretty Printer.
(Download size: 10KB)
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HW2 DataZip v080322: The HW2 Lua scripts decompiled using LuaDC.exe. Where applicable, scripts have been replaced with those from the RDN Toolkit.
(Download size: 750KB)
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HW2 HODManager FE v1.2.0: A GUI frontend program for pipakin's text-based hardpoint editor (a.k.a. HardEd).
(Obsolete; use CFHodEd instead. Download size: 10KB)
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HW2 Manager v1.2.2: A GUI tool for setting up and configuring Homeworld 2's command-line options before running the game. You can save your configurations to disk, and create shortcuts on your desktop.
(Download size: 15KB)
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HW2 MissionDude v1.7.0: A GUI level editor for HW2. Features native support for (some of) my custom level functions. Allows you to import levels and continue working on them.
(Download size: 400KB)
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HW2 Pretty-Printer v1.2.7: A command-line tool to pretty-print (i.e. clean and format) Lua source-code.
(Download size: 20KB)
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HW2 PrintNamespaces v1.2.0: A script to write to "HW2.log" a list of libraries that are known to the originating file via global variables. Has only limited usefulness, however, as its knowledge of possible libraries is small.
(Download size: 10KB)
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HW2 ThoughtDump v1.3.0: An updated version of Thought's globals dumping script.
(Download size: 4KB)

Reference:

Download HW1 Ship Stats Spreadsheet v1.0.0: This spreadsheet lists the ship stats for the unpatched and patched versions of the original Homeworld, up to and including the Raider Retreat 1.6 patch.
(Download size: 200KB)
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HW2 Karos Graveyard v070904: A downloadable, read-only archival version of the Karos Graveyard wiki in HTML Help format.
(Dated September 4, 2007. Download size: 1.07MB.)
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HW2 Keyboard Overlay v1.2.0: Print this image at 96dpi, cut it out along the dotted lines, and lay it on top of your keyboard.
(Note: Make sure you delete the mask layer if you don't intend to modify the image. Download size: 200KB)
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Download HW2 SCAR Reference v1.1.0: Relic's SCAR reference in HTML Help format.
(Download size: 50KB)
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HW2 Ship vs. Ship Odds Spreadsheet v2.1.0: Based on tests using my Play Balancing mod, it contains calculated combat odds of each ship type versus every other. I've also tried to factor in economics to determine which solutions are the cheapest/quickest.
(Download size: 100KB)
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HW2 Updated RDN Tuning Spreadsheets v1.3.0: Cleaned-up versions of the tuning spreadsheets included in Relic's RDN Toolkit.
(Download size: 600KB)
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HW2 Block Maze v0.5.0: This is a proof-of-concept mod for an interlocking block and panel system for generating large map scenery. It currently suffers from collision and lag problems that are discussed in the thread linked to at left.
(Download size: 2MB)
(2P) 3D Maze (4P) Greek
Cross Fractal
(6P) Menger Sponge
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HW2 Campaign Menu Item Mod v0.7.0: This mod adds a "Campaign" menu item to your Homeworld 2 main menu, allowing you to select which campaign you would like to play. An example 12-mission campaign called "Postmortem" is included. The mod doesn't work properly, at the moment. The menus are complete; however, I am missing access to the functions which allow you to start the game with the selected level.
(Download size: 50KB)
Main Menu Campaign Select Mission Select
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HW2 Coordinate Axes v1.0.0: A simple ship model that shows the XYZ coordinate axes of a map level in red, green and blue.
(Download size: 10KB)
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HW2 Credits Menu Item Mod v1.2.2: This mod adds a "Credits" menu item to your Homeworld 2 main menu. Besides adding or replacing any images, you will only have to modify "ModCheckList.lua" in order to configure the menu to work with your own mod.
(Download size: 20KB)
Main Menu Credits Menu
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HW2 Multiple-Choice Dialogue Menu v1.0.0: Here's what I was able to come up with. It's a gametype script featuring a scriptable multi-choice dialogue system like what is found in many RPGs. To test it out, simply start a deathmatch skirmish and try talking to the shipyard and marine frigate.
(Download size: 13.6KB)
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HW2 Mission Grid Mod v0.9.3: This test mod modifies the game so that missions are organized in a grid- or table-like fashion. Instead of proceeding through the singleplayer campaign in a linear, sequential fashion, you now exit each mission by landing on one or more special "zones" that take you to a neighboring adjacent sector. Included with the mod is the Postmortem campaign created by following WyvernNZ's tutorial.
(Download size: 255KB)
Mission Select 1 Mission Select 2 Exit Portals
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HW2 Non-Linear Mod v0.1.0: This is a proof-of-concept of non-linear gameplay. It consists of a gametype script and a series of levels where players land on special exit grids triggering the start of the next level. Persistent data is then written to a file.
(Download size: 50KB)
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HW2 PlayBalancing Mod v1.2.0: This gamerule iterates through a list of ships, pitting them in combat against one another, allowing you to compare the performance of one ship to the performance of the rest of the fleet. Using this method, one can maybe gauge to some degree of accuracy the relative combat strength of one ship type versus another.
(Download size: 55KB)
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HW2 Point-Buy System v0.6.2: This was intended to become a point-buy system for Homeworld 2. Development never progressed very far, however.
(Download size: 500KB)
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HW2 Tag-Team Mod v1.0.0: This mod divides each multiplayer match into seperate rounds. One player from each team plays in each round. A round ends when a player defeats all his/her opponents in that round. Players in successive rounds receive all RUs and research accrued by teammates in previous rounds. The game is won when the last player wins the final match.
(Download size: 5KB)
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HW2 Tournament Manager v1.3.0: Two proofs-of-concepts for multiplayer tournaments I came up with over the last few years. In the first concept players are positioned on a sort of network or web and take turns fighting to gain control and capture the opposing team's home sector. The second example is more like an elaborate game of chess where players take turns moving across a square grid in order to combat and defeat their opponents. In this version there are also a number of special tiles such as power-ups that players can land on to gain bonuses or penalties. Both versions either are or can be exported to vector image formats like SVG.
(Download size: 1MB)
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Mods & Maps:

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HW2 Christmas Mod v0.1.0: A Christmas-themed mod in its early stages.
(Download size: 900KB)
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Download HW2 Custom Badges v1.1.0: Some custom badges I've made.
(Download size: 100KB)
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HW2 Homeworld Classic Enhanced v1.2.5: This mod combines the HW Classic Rebalance and Gameplay Enhanced mods into one, single mod, providing you with a greater number of gameplay options than either mod alone. Development of those earlier mods has thus stopped in favor of this one.
The first discussion link is for this mod. The second discussion link is for the old Homeworld Classic Rebalance mod. The third discussion link is for Luke Moloney's original version.
(Download size: 14.6MB)
Game Menu In-Game Screen Crystal Prison (4)
RedOctober
(1v1, 2v2)
Iron Curtain Scattered
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HW2 Gameplay Enhanced for Homeworld Universe v1.0.3: A version of my Gameplay Enhanced mod re-configured to work with Homeworld Universe.
(Download size: 75KB)
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HW2 Map Collection v1.18.0: A collection of my multiplayer maps and custom map functions.
Important note: The maps may cause de-syncs in multiplayer for unknown reasons. They work fine in skirmish mode. I've implemented some changes in order to repair the issue, but have not been able to do enough testing to determine whether the problem still exists.
(Download size: 5.7MB)
(2P) Resource
Gallery
(2P) Ship Gallery (2P) The Squash
(2P) Tutorial
Mission No.1
(2P) Veil of Fire (4P) Spiral Galaxy
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(4P) The Squid (4P) Torascope (6P) Chicken Scratch
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(6P) Andromeda (4P) Field Strength (6P) Bentus Meltdown
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(4P) Plasma Globe (6P) Gehenna (6P) Have a Ball
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(6P) Klein Bottle (6P) Harmonograph (4P) Metaball Madness
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(4P) Strange Attractor (5P) Electromagnetic Doily (6P) Curve Stitch
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(4P) Spline Crazy (5P) Rheotomic Spaces (6P) Voronoi Steppes
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HW2 Map Thumbnail Replacements v1.3.0: This mod replaces the default multiplayer map thumbnails with ones that depict player starting positions.
(Download size: 200KB)
Game Menu (2P) Hostilities End (6P) Imposed Cosmos
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HW2 Ship Collection v0.1.0: This mod adds/modifies a small number of the game's ships.
(Download size: 200KB)

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