PDS (Point Defense Systems) mod is a simulation-oriented, gameplay improvement total conversion for Homeworld 2.
Start over the -overrideBigFile command
What does not
same as in HW2 1.1, Cutscene Voices, Networkplay, Copy Protection
What was not tested
long time gameplay
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 10.04 "Lucid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jan 24 2011||1.2.2||Yes||Yes||Silver||Ootmann|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Jun 13 2010||1.2-rc3||Yes||Yes||Silver||Sixsixfive|
|Current||Debian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64||Jan 11 2009||1.1.12||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Sixsixfive|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|4066||Online Play Doesn't Work (DirectPlay)||NEW||View|
|7065||Get SecuROM copy-protection working||CLOSED||FIXED||View|
|18794||Using FBO as the ORM crashes with (broken) fglrx drivers - not a Wine bug||CLOSED||INVALID||View|
|18822||Homeworld2: crashes at startup (FBO related?)||CLOSED||DUPLICATE||View|
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.
-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
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(more detailed info about the switches)
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
@nvidia-users: you can set this over the ÂOpenGL Environment VariablesÂ
@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
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