Homeworld Modifications

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

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News:

Discussion
2016/08/02:
I ported my Play Balancing Mod to Homeworld Remastered, and am currently in the process of generating a new Ship vs. Ship Odds spreadsheet for HWRM.
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2016/06/22:
Over the past few weeks I've been working on my Homeworld Classic Enhanced mod, and have succeeded in porting it to the Homeworld Remastered engine. I've also uploaded the newest versions of all my mods to ModDB, since I've kind of been lagging behind in uploading them to that site.
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2016/05/31:
I've been looking over my Mission Grid mod to see whether it is a good candidate for porting over to the Homeworld Remastered engine. If I get some feedback from the developers, I may go ahead and do so. In the mean time I have made a few tweaks and uploaded the HW2C version of the mod to Steam Workshop.
Link
2015/02/28:
Homeworld Remastered has been released. Over the last few days I updated my multiplayer maps to work with the new game and created a Steam Workshop page for them. Once the official mod tools have been released I will see about getting my Gameplay Enhanced mod configured and working with it.
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.
Discussion
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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.

Tools:

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HW1C 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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HW1C 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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HW1C/HWCata to HWRM Map Converter v1.0.1:
A command-line tool to convert HW1 and HWC maps to Homeworld Remastered format. Includes support for crystals, harvestable dust clouds and harvestable nebula, but not meteor showers, slipgates, etc.
(Download size: 30KB)
Download
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HW2C .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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HW2C .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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HW2C .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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HW2C 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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HW2C 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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HW2C 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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HW2C 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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HW2C 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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HW2C 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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HW2C ThoughtDump v1.3.0:
An updated version of Thought's globals dumping script.
(Download size: 4KB)
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HW2C Thumbnail Template:
A small tool I wrote to format and overalay text on map thumbnails.

Reference:

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HW1C Ship Stats Spreadsheet v1.0.1:
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)
Download
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HW2C Karos Graveyard v20070904:
A downloadable, read-only archival version of the Karos Graveyard wiki in HTML Help format.
(Download size: 1.07MB.)
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HW2C Keyboard Overlay v1.2.1:
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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HW2C SCAR Reference v1.1.0:
Relic's SCAR reference in HTML Help format.
(Download size: 50KB)
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HW2C 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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HW2C 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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HWRM Keyboard Control Chart:
A map of all of Homeworld Remastered's keyboard bindings that you can use as a reference.
Download
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HWRM Ship vs. Ship Odds Spreadsheet v1.3.0:
Based on tests using my Play Balancing mod, it contains calculated combat odds of each ship type versus every other. I have not tried to factor in economics to determine which solutions are the cheapest/quickest, however.
(Download size: 3.15MB)

Testing:

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HW2C 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)
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HW2C 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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HW2C 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)
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HW2C 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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HW2C Play Balancing Mod v1.2.0 for HW2C:
This gamerule for Homeworld 2 Classic 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)
Download
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HW2C 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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HW2C 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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HW2C Test Mission Grid Mod v0.9.5:
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: 750KB)
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HW2C 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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HWRM Pie Plate Test v1.0.0:
This is the collection of scripts and HODs I used to generate the screenshots of levels with their starting positions marked. Included is a multiplayer gametype script and sample level. This should be enough for you to figure out how they work.
(Download size: 93KB - Note, this mod has not been updated to the Patch 2.0 yet.)
ModDB
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HWRM Play Balancing Mod for HWRM v2.0.0:
This gamerule for Homeworld Remastered 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.

Mods & Maps:

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HW2C Custom Badges v1.1.0:
Some custom badges I've made.
(Download size: 100KB)
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HW2C Homeworld Classic Enhanced for HW2C v1.2.6:
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.)
Steam
ModDB
Discussion
Readme
HW2C Gameplay Enhanced for Homeworld Universe:
A version of my Gameplay Enhanced mod re-configured to work with the Homeworld Universe mod.
Download
ModDB
Discussion
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HW2C Map Thumbnail Replacements v1.3.0:
This mod replaces the default multiplayer map thumbnails with ones that depict player starting positions.
(Download size: 200KB)
Steam
ModDB
Discussion
Reference
Readme
HWRM Homeworld Classic Enhanced for HWRM v2.2.0:
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.
(Download size: 590MB)
Steam
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HWRM Multiplayer Map Collection v1.24.0:
A collection of my multiplayer maps and custom map functions.
Important note: Maps marked with a pair of dice will cause de-syncs in multiplayer. They work fine in skirmish mode, however.
(Download size: 180MB)

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