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Offline crizza

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Re: RELEASE - HWBP Demo
Played it and liked it,
the Gauntlet mode is nice, but why does it end if I jump with my ships and although I got enough REs I could not build additional ships at one point?
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Online MatthTheGeek

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Re: RELEASE - HWBP Demo
If you jump all your ships, the survival script won't find them anymore and will think you've lost. the solution is to always keep at least one ship in the field.

There is a ship limit, just like in HW2. You can build 3 destroyers and something like 20-ish corvettes/frigates. There is also a bug reported by Darius where the game wouldn't buy two Solarises in a row. I couldn't reproduce it, but building something else inbetween fixed it.
People are stupid, therefore anything popular is at best suspicious.

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MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
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Offline Darius

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Not by me :P

 

Online MatthTheGeek

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No wait. Right. It was E.
People are stupid, therefore anything popular is at best suspicious.

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666maslo666: Releasing a finished product is not a good thing! It is a modern fad.

SpardaSon21: it seems like you exist in a permanent state of half-joking misanthropy

Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
bigchunk1: ...

batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
Axem: bring me solo and a cookie

 

Offline crizza

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Re: RELEASE - HWBP Demo
Ah, good to know.
I confess, it was wave 5 I think, I had a Titan, 2 Bellerophon, a Diomedes and a Narayana and couldn't even buy a single cruiser.
But honestly Mat...this is amazing work, ever since playing WiH I wished to play it as some kind of RTS and now this...awesome :)
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Offline Alex Heartnet

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Oh, now I remember that the 1.1 patch apparently doesn't like windows 7 x_X

I'll have to pass on this for now.

 

Offline Darius

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I concur. I've never seen HW2 this pretty, and the level of dedication and polish is clear to see.

Was relieved to get it patched and working fine on Win 7 x64 following the installation instructions. I've heard of people having difficulties running it on 64-bit windows.

 

Offline Alex Heartnet

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Re: RELEASE - HWBP Demo
I'm using 32-bit and not 64-bit and I am still having install troubles!

I guess I will try re-installing it one more time to see if I can get it to work.

 

Online MatthTheGeek

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Re: RELEASE - HWBP Demo
Make sure you are not installing it in Program Files. If possible, install it in another partition than C:, as Win7 is known to have extra protections in there that can disrupt HW2. If all else fails, try running in administrator and/or WinXP SP3 compatibility.
People are stupid, therefore anything popular is at best suspicious.

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666maslo666: Releasing a finished product is not a good thing! It is a modern fad.

SpardaSon21: it seems like you exist in a permanent state of half-joking misanthropy

Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
bigchunk1: ...

batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
Axem: bring me solo and a cookie

 

Offline crizza

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Re: RELEASE - HWBP Demo
Installed it on windows 7, 32bit and it's running just fine :)
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Offline Cyborg17

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I was able to reproduce the Solaris bug.  I had one, was able to afford one, tried to buy it, and couldn't.  I also couldn't buy anything else.  It was pretty weird.  I had only bought a Solaris and nothing else.

EDIT: Btw, I had a lot of fun, and I gained a lot of respect for the Solaris.   :yes:

 

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http://www.freespacemods.net/download.php?view.841

Here, have a mirror.

I recompressed it as 7z, is that okay?

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EDIT 2: currently fixed
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Online MatthTheGeek

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Sure is, thanks ! :)
People are stupid, therefore anything popular is at best suspicious.

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666maslo666: Releasing a finished product is not a good thing! It is a modern fad.

SpardaSon21: it seems like you exist in a permanent state of half-joking misanthropy

Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
bigchunk1: ...

batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
Axem: bring me solo and a cookie

 

Offline Mefustae

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Re: RELEASE - HWBP Demo
Damn, I haven't played Homeworld2 in ages. Glad I bought  a fresh copy off Amazon not too long ago, this has to be one of my all time favorite games. It's a bit of a ***** to get working on a 64-bit Windows 7 system, but thanks to the german crack, it's working fine.

Honestly, this is probably better than that Freespace: A New Age mod from a while back. In terms of converting HTL models complete with the animations and weapons, not to mention rudimentary balance, you guys have got a great project going here. Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go hunt down a few more HW2 mods I remember from years ago. First stop: Warlords. :D

Edit: Got to wave 12. Damn, those Bellerophon cruisers are phenomenal.
« Last Edit: May 28, 2012, 10:22:36 am by Mefustae »

 

Online MatthTheGeek

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Re: RELEASE - HWBP Demo
In a capship-only environment, Bellerophon are significantly OP indeed. I expect that to change pretty quick when their anti-fighter armament will prove insufficient to counter waves of bombers and UEF gunships though.
People are stupid, therefore anything popular is at best suspicious.

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666maslo666: Releasing a finished product is not a good thing! It is a modern fad.

SpardaSon21: it seems like you exist in a permanent state of half-joking misanthropy

Axem: when you put it like that, i sound like an insane person

bigchunk1: it's not retarded it's american!
bigchunk1: ...

batwota: steele's maneuvering for the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: you mispelled grâce
Awaesaar: grace
batwota: oh right :P
Darius: ah!
Darius: yes, i like that
MatthTheGeek: the way you just spelled it it means fat
Awaesaar: +accent I forgot how to keyboard
MatthTheGeek: or grease
Darius: the killing fat!
Axem: jabba does the coup de gras
MatthTheGeek: XD
Axem: bring me solo and a cookie

 

Offline crizza

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As of now, I made it to wave 12 myself, with a combination of Solaris, Bellerophon and Custos, these small buggers are great for drawing fire, while the other ships blast them.
Although picking the best target gets more difficult with each wave.
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Narayana Spam is best spam.
Seriously. Three of them dancing out of range of a destroyer while unloading all their munitions is quite a sight to watch.

I made it to wave 12 with 3 Raynor class destroyers. The fact that it has beams on all sides is perfect for the gauntlet environment.

Oh, and I know that balancing is still in progress, but a quick suggestion: Arcadias/Bases need more health. As in, a LOT more health, on the order of hundreds of thousands. I kept on accidentally winning the deathmatch map when a few of my Karunas or Naras decided that they didn't want to fire on their targets and take potshots at the Arcadia instead.

 

Offline crizza

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How are you able to play a Deathmatch?
My KI builds nothing -.-
Guess we need a gameplay thread.

As to the Narayarna... Guess I have to try it with the move while fighting command...
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Re: RELEASE - HWBP Demo
also, as a side note, for anyone getting a NX bit exception (or DEP, however it is called precisely) with HW on any post WinXP OS, get this, unzip it somewhere on your HDD and open CFF Explorer.exe

First, back up your HW2 executable or rename it to something else than Homeworld2.exe

then, locate the HW2 executable in CFF Explorer and open it.


navigate to the "Optional Header" part, you can find it under Nt Headers tree. scroll till you locate DllCharacteristics and on the meaning tab, there should be listed "Click here". Click it.


You should see a window open, called "DllCharacteristics".
Make sure that the "Image is NX compatible" option is NOT ticked.
After that, save the file by clicking on the big old save button. Or File -> Save/Save As, to your preference.


Now, not everyone will need this. For example i know that matththegeek never had to fiddle with it as it always worked properly for him. for me, for example, with both an AMD 7750BE and an i7-860 was required. For you it might not be needed if the game works out of the box.
For example, for me, the error manifested as a "BEX exception" when trying to start the game. For you it might be something else, but if your game wont run at all, this might be worth trying. If you however do get ingame, then you DO NOT NEED THIS FIX.
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Re: RELEASE - HWBP Demo
How are you able to play a Deathmatch?
My KI builds nothing -.-
Guess we need a gameplay thread.

As to the Narayarna... Guess I have to try it with the move while fighting command...

The AI reacts to when you have units near their Arcadia. I usually have a control group of a few Custos or Karunas just for the purpose of making the AI build stuff. The AI doesn't act offensively, but it makes for some purdy fireworks, and they build up a pretty big fleet if you prod them long enough.