The second official patch for Homeworld.
Homeworld V1.04 - October 21, 1999 Changes to version 1.03 TABLE OF CONTENTS I. TUNING CHANGES II. BUG FIXES III. ADDED FEATURES IV. SOUND CARD ISSUES I. TUNING CHANGES ================= o Defender gun stats adjusted o Heavy Corvette build time reduced, build cost reduced o MultiGun Corvette build time reduced o Minelayer Corvette build time reduced, build cost reduced o Cloaked Fighter gun stats adjusted o Carrier build time decreased o Carrier hyperspace cost increased o Attack Bomber armor increased o Missile armor decreased o Missile tracking decreased o Missile Destroyer mass increased II. BUG FIXES ============ o Bounty rating capped at 250. o Homeworld now checks all available CD-ROM drives for the Homeworld CD - the Homeworld CD can be placed in any CD-ROM drive on the system o Cheat detection for multiplayer games. o Screensavers will no longer activate when Homeworld is running o Various Save Game Bugs fixed III. ADDED FEATURES ================== o Homeworld Dedicated Server Support - If you create a game and are behind a firewall, you can now choose the server you use when you start the game. People can have lower latency games if they select a server that is geographically close to them. Also, people will be able to create their own Homeworld Servers with a separate program we will release soon. New Commands added for online chatting and game control and creation. All of the commands are preceded by an ! mark, this designates the start of a command. o Ignore - Works only for the chatting in a room. In the chat text box use the following syntax: "!Ignore <Player name>" You can use this feature to turn add and remove a person from your ignore list. o Ban - Works only for the Creator of a game. This is entered into the game chat text entry box, you use the following syntax: "!Ban <Player name>" You can use this feature to add and remove someone from the list of people banned from your game. o Kick - Works only for the Creator of a game. This is entered into the game chat text entry box, you use the following syntax: "!Kick <Player name>" You can use this feature to Kick someone from your game. o Limit - Works only for the Creator of a game. This is entered into the game chat text entry box, you use the following syntax: "!Limit <Max Players>" You can use this feature to limit the maximum number of Human players in your game. o The statistics files are now being checked for inconsistencies in multiplayer games. If inconsistencies are detected, warning messages are added next to the appropriate line in the statistics files. o The ability to view the world from any ship's point of view. Simply run Homeworld with /pilotView option (e.g. Homeworld /pilotview), and then focus on a single ship. Hit Q to toggle pilot view on and off. IV. SOUND CARD ISSUES ===================== Running Homeworld in Windows 9x: o Homeworld will use the DirectSound mixer if your sound card driver reports as certified, otherwise Homeworld will use the Waveout mixer. If you have a newer sound card with new drivers, such as the Creative SoundBlaster Live or Diamond MX300, you may receive better performance by using the /dsound command line option because the drivers may not report as certified. If you have a slightly older card, such as the Creative SoundBlaster AWE32, and are having problems with sound try using the /waveout command line option to force use of the Waveout mixer. If you experience crashes that you believe are related to sound try the /waveout and then the /dsound command line options to see if one mixer is more stable than the other with your sound card and drivers. Running Homeworld in Windows NT4: o Homeworld will default to using the Waveout mixer, you should not use the /dsound option unless you are having crashes that you think may be related to sound.
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