Category: Main Games Strategy Games Real-Time Strategy Homeworld 2 Point Defense Systems

Homeworld 2

PDS (Point Defense Systems) mod is a simulation-oriented, gameplay improvement total conversion for Homeworld 2.

Application Details:

Version: Point Defense Systems
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.2.2

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

  • install = unpacking the zip-file and write a sh-file ;-)
  • starting the point defense mod
  • playing a skirmish game

What does not

i guess gamespy won't work


What was not tested

  • multiplayer (i guess gamespy won't work)
  • exteded playing

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

i use a no-cd fixed exe to avoid the copy protection bug Homeworld 2 1.1

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 24 20111.2.2Yes Yes NoSilverOotmann 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jun 13 20101.2-rc3Yes Yes NoSilverSixsixfive 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jan 11 20091.1.12Yes Yes NoBronzeSixsixfive 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
4066 Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay) NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


Using FBO as the ORM crashes with fglrx drivers

This is not a Wine bug, it is a fglrx bug.  Please do not open a bug for this, it will just be closed.

See the fglrx bug for more details, or check the HOWTO for this app for a workaround.

Command-Line Parameters


-nosound, runs the game without sound. Useful if you have sound problems

-w XXXX -h YYYY, sets the resolution to XXXXxYYYY

-windowed, runs homeworld in a window(for window decoration you have to use a virtual desktop

-hardwareCursor, enables the hardware cursor

-ssnologo, disables the relic logo on screenshots

-nomovies, disables all movies

-novideoerrors, disables graphic errors(popup your video card is too old...


-noS3TC, disables S3 texture compression

-nopbuffer, disables pixel buffer

-novbo, disables vertex buffer objects

-noDisplayLists, disables display lists

Useful Links:

HW2 Wiki

RelicNews Technical Help­
(more detailed info about the switches)

­ ­1.) Conflict with disc emulator detected.../please insert CD.../No CD-Drive found...

HW 1.0: open winecfg, go to "Drives", click on "Autodetect...", mount your CD and retry

HW 1.1: make sure that you use a nocd-patch

2.) No Story and Subtitles in Cutscenes (European Version)

HW 1.1: replace your language file under your Homeworld2/Data folder with one of these.

3.) Multiplayer/Gamespy Lobby says wrong CD-Key?

@all: try reinstall in a clean WINEPREFIX(maybe you have/had the demo installed?)

@all: or you have HW2 installed with a different WINEPREFIX(serial is stored in registry)

4.) Network not available?

@all: Gamespy lobby does not work

5.) HW2 crashes

@all: try the -nopbuffer switch

@all: do not enable oss in winecfg

6.) Widescreen Monitor and Hidden Buttons

@all:  use the resolution commandline switch eg. Homeworld2.exe -w 1280 -h 960

7.) FSAA

@nvidia-users:  you can set this over the ­OpenGL Environment Variables­

@all other:  enable FSAA in your xorg-config

8.) When patching the game to 1.1 the patch program hangs when writing EULA.txt.

@all:You have to kill before it hangs(i.e. with the xkill command on a console, and then click on the window). The window with the problem is a installer that pops when patching, if you kill that window, the patcher works as spected

9.) Objects and units are not rendered properly

@all:  try the -novbo switch

Launching Complex, if Mod is not launched after using default Shortcut in Desktop

This issue was discovered in Linux Mint 16 Petra with Cinnamon (x64).

So, if you install HW2, then Patch with Official Patch v1.1, and then install Complex, you might be unable to run mod from shortcut form Desktop. To fix this, you have to use command like this:

 env WINEPREFIX="<your_wine_prefix>" wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix /home/<your_login_name>/Desktop/Complex\ 9.1.lnk


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