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Homeworld 2 with Official Patch 1.1 ..., when original story made its way, the new era -
" Complex Mod " was making its changes to the life of fleet, its Officiers and Crew, to every ship carring its glory and value ... to everything new technology progress offered ...

Application Details:

Version: Complex Mod version 8.3.3
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.5.22

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Test Results

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Selected Test Results

What works

Singleplayer, Sound, Graphic

What does not


What was not tested


Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Game works fine, Gnome has some problems however when closing the game. Restart X or use a virtual desktop.

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentArch Linux x86_64Jan 23 20131.5.22Yes Yes NoPlatinumPhilipp 

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


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

8.2.2 is out, still no sound
by N. Andrew Walsh on Tuesday March 13th 2012, 12:58
So, the Complex mod is up to 8.2.2 now, in case we want to iterate the report page.

However, I've had a persistent problem with HW2 - from the 1.1 patched version up to the present complex mod - in that I have no audio. All I get is some whiny buzzing on my internal speaker.

I've posted a bug here at Bug id=29816 (you'll have to search for it) with no replies.

Any advice how to get this working? Is anybody able to run 8.2.2 under wine with audio?

RE: 8.2.2 is out, still no sound
by Newk on Sunday June 23rd 2013, 19:41
i have sound with Homeworld2 1.x in WINE 1.6.. maybe your problem is related to PulseAudio? i got sound through ALSA
RE: 8.2.2 is out, still no sound
by N. Andrew Walsh on Monday June 24th 2013, 4:09
The problem is that I was running wine out of a terminal, and not from a shortcut. When you do that, you have to launch it from within the /Bin/Release/ subdirectory, or it can't find one of its sound drivers.

Once I learned that, I had sound. This is the case even for the latest version (8.4.3 right now), so it might be a useful tip to keep in mind.