Many incremental changes have been made since last version and some player advice has been taken. This version will also serve as the newest platform for my potential co-operators.
Homeworld 2 Complex Simple (in BIG form) Installation:
1. Extract ComplexSimple.big into the DATA folder of your Homeworld 2 game folder. For example, D:\Homeworld2\Data
2. Go to Homeworld2\Bin\Release Folder, right click on Homeworld2.exe and create a shortcut. And be sure your Homeworld 2 is already V1.1!
3. Right click the shortcut, and left click Properties, then add " -mod ComplexSimple.big -hardwarecursor -luatrace -determcompplayer" to the end of the existing line in the Target box. For example, D:\Homeworld2\Bin\Release\Homeworld2.exe -mod ComplexSimple.big -hardwarecursor -luatrace -determcompplayer
(Don't forget to click Apply)
The command line above contains " -determcompplayer", this actually adds to the difficulty of AI players, making them very agile and efficient (typically, their attack groups will march without a rest, and this actually does good when you are playing large maps). If you want to play in a rather soothing pace, don't use this command.
If you want to play in widescreen mode, you can use " -w "and " -h " command. For example, if your screen resolution is 1366*768, you just need to add " -w 1366 -h 768" to the end of the command line. This trick won't change the proportion of 3D rendering, but it does stretch 2D graphics.
4. You can now play this mod via the new shortcut!
And if you have any trouble installing or playing this mod, just tell me, I'll examine the problem and come up with solutions at first time! If it crashes, immediately go to Bin\Release folder and open Hw2.log in NotePad, copy everthing inside and send to me via private message so I can analyze your problem.
Main changes from 2.1:
New ships and subsystems for Turanic Raiders and Kadeshi
New maps with one new megalith: Force Field -- capture to improve the defense shield of your fleet
Replaced some soundtracks
New visual and sound effects for some weapons
More realistic effect for Smoke Grenades (Turanic Raider special ability)
Improved AI now knows to dock their fighters and corvettes when damaged
Fixed an issue where Enforcer and SM Queen sometimes can't open their cannon bays and fire their side cannons, these bays are now controlled manually by players themselves (like defense field).
Black Market and Arms Dealer now have team colors
Second Stage Thruster now consumes a lot of energy (only on ships that do consume energy)
A new skirmish option (in Simplex Custom game type) allows players on the same team to share their RUs (together with RU max capacity), enhancing the experience of teamwork (by exploiting your teammates...)
A new skirmish option (in Simplex Custom game type) allows CPU players to have unique names
Minor cleanups have been made to fix the bugs in research trees, starting fleets, UI and so on
Hiigaran Advanced Destroyer now has a much normaller looking as response to players' feedbacks
Some weapons and ships are tweaked
AI craziness of spamming ships is reduced in Territories game type