Homeworld's epic tale begins in the far reaches of the universe. You were the benign lords of a peaceful society located in the center of a lush spiral galaxy. For as long as anyone could remember, no one challenged your peaceful existence. But then came the conquerors, invading with the sole purpose of overtaking your world. Billions died, and the survivors were relocated to a cold, lifeless planet on the edge of the galaxy. Hundreds of years later, all knowledge of your previous existence has been lost. Only vague myths remain, until the discovery of an ancient tablet buried within the ruins of a half-destroyed craft in the great-banded desert. This Guidestone reawakened the knowledge of your ancestry, and set your race on the path home - coordinates leading straight into the heart of the galaxy. Sixty years ago, construction began on the giant Mothership that will carry millions of your people into deep space. Construction is now complete. Your journey to the Homeworld begins here...

Application Details:

Version: 1.05
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.12.1

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What works

Installed and patched to V1.05 real easily, no trouble with activated Pulseaudio sound server. After 5 minutes in Regedit (see comments below), Homeworld works like a charm in 1600x1200 OpenGL with full details and full antialiasing (using nvidia-settings panel with my GeForce 7600GT) and gives me again long hours of space oddity =;).

What does not

The default game resolution is 640x480, and trying to change it in the game settings causes a crash. Workaround is to edit the registry (see comments below for details).


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Additional Comments

Setting the desired resolution was, on my case, only possible through Regedit, thank to the post here cited: "by pete on Wednesday March 3rd 2010, 15:36 After installing, the default settings is software rendering with a resolution of 640x480. Trying to change this in the game made the game crash for me. I started regedit and changed the following under: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sierra On-Line\Homeworld\deviceToSelect = d3d the keys found beneath, screenDepth, ~width and ~height explain themselves. Sound just works for me. I did install a directX 10 version before." For me, the only differences is I did install a directX 9 version before with Winetricks (for another game, not sure if it's needed) and that I had to set in Regedit, under the the same tree the value of the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sierra On-Line\Homeworld\glToSelect = opengl32.dll thank another tip from an user (but I do not found the post anymore). On an another PC, this setting worked better: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Sierra On-Line\Homeworld\deviceToSelect = gl To be added: ------------ The Relic forum has a (still) active comunity on Homeworld and is full of useful infos... For exemple, commad-line options of the game: These are working great: /disableavi /enableSSE /triple /pilotview (you enable the last one with Q taste, amazing) There is a free downloadable official demo version of Homeworld, a stand-alone installable and limited to 5 missions only! But the LAST of the 5 missions, named Raider Retreat (a real tough one, believe me...) didn't make it in the released Homeworld and is the so a MUST for all fan, also as a way to test (and play) the game for the new ones. Relic has made it public, so it's no warez I think (but verify by yourself, no responsability taken here!)...

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Jul 28 20194.12.1Yes Yes YesGoldJames Edmonds 
ShowMac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks"May 24 20151.7.38Yes Yes NoGoldan anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 13.2 x86_64Dec 07 20141.7.32Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowLinux Mint 12 "Lisa"Jan 04 20131.5.21Yes Yes NoGoldBrian Cesar 
ShowUbuntu 11.10 "Oneiric" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Apr 08 20121.5.1Yes Yes NoGoldNasra 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
23714 Homeworld : Can't change resolution NEW View
38763 Homeworld hangs when changing screen resolution or switching renderer NEW View

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