Homeworld 2
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3D space ship game w/multiplayer support.   Updater ($49.99)
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Homeworld 2 continues the epic struggle of the Hiigarans and their leader Karan S'jet. Many thought their hardships would end when they returned to Hiigara, yet fate has not been so kind to the Exiles. Now the Hiigarans face a new and bitter enemy, a renegade clan from the eastern fringes of the galaxy, who wield the power of the ancients. Homeworld 2 chronicles the valiant journey of the Mothership and its crew into the oldest regions of the galaxy to confront their new foe and discover the truth behind their exile.
What's New
Version 1.1.1:
  • Fixed a crash that could happen on startup, especially while using Shapeshifter.
  • Fixed a problem with multiplayer games over the internet. The game uses UDP ports 6074, and 5000 to 5100. Make sure these ports are open and forwarded correctly in your router/firewall.
  • Added an option in the launcher to disable mouse scaling in the game. This option enabled by default, but it can your mouse to act slowly on some machines when the game exits. Disabling this option in the launcher will prevent such issues from happening, but could make the mouse in the game less responsive.
  • Added an option in the launcher to scale mouse movement. Increasing the scale factor will make the mouse move faster, but it will also make the cursor less precise.
Version 1.1.1:
  • Fixed a crash that could happen on startup, especially while using Shapeshifter.
  • Fixed a problem with multiplayer games over the internet. The game uses UDP ports 6074, and 5000 to 5100. Make sure these ports are open and forwarded correctly in your router/firewall.
  • Added an option in the launcher to disable mouse scaling in the game. This option enabled by default, but more...
Requirements
  • PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later
  • 3D graphics accelerator card required (ATI Radeon 7500/nVidia GeForce 2 or better).



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Warmfuzzygecko commented on 03 Jul 2011
Would anyone else love to see Homeworld 2 ported to Intel Macs?
[Version 1.1.1]

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Umaromc replied on 13 Oct 2012
HELLS YEAH, I just tried to download the update. :p
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Anonymous reviewed on 28 Oct 2004
Game runs amazingly well and looks/plays wonderfully on my PowerBook G4 800mhz with 1gig of RAM and the Radeon 7500 on board. This fix does address the ShapeShifter problem.
[Version 1.1.1]


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Anonymous reviewed on 19 Oct 2004
From xlr8yourmac 10/18/04 Monday's News
" Mike,
I noticed the news item on your front page about Homeworld 2 performance with the GeForceFX 5200 Ultra. I thought you might like to pass along the info to your readers that the problem has already been fixed for the next NVIDIA driver release, which will be included with Apple's 10.3.6 Software Update (coming soon to a Mac near you).
Stephen B.
Lead SQA Engineer, Macintosh
NVIDIA "

Havn't been able to tell when 10.3.6 is likely to be out from my googling.
[1.0GHz 12" Powerbook] - same problem. Can't wait for the update the game looks really fun (Played Homeworld lots in the past: there is a version for X11, tho I havn't tried it).
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 18 Oct 2004
PowerMac G5 Dual 2ghz ATI Radeon 9800 xt 256MB and 2,5GB of RAM. I played @ 1280x1024 all settings to high. The game is very smoothly. I think your problems are the videocard and not the game. GeForce FX 5200 sux a lot! =|
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 18 Oct 2004
All those who have trouble with the game running not running smoothly it's to do with the lack of RAM you have. On my Dual 1Ghz G4 1.5Gb RAM, setting all the way up on GeForce 4MX the game is as smooth as could want. I've got my Homeworld ordered :)
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Anonymous commented on 19 Oct 2004
From xlr8yourmac 10/18/04 Monday's News
" Mike,
I noticed the news item on your front page about Homeworld 2 performance with the GeForceFX 5200 Ultra. I thought you might like to pass along the info to your readers that the problem has already been fixed for the next NVIDIA driver release, which will be included with Apple's 10.3.6 Software Update (coming soon to a Mac near you).
Stephen B.
Lead SQA Engineer, Macintosh
NVIDIA "

Havn't been able to tell when 10.3.6 is likely to be out from my googling.
[1.0GHz 12" Powerbook] - same problem. Can't wait for the update the game looks really fun (Played Homeworld lots in the past: there is a version for X11, tho I havn't tried it).
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Anonymous reviewed on 17 Oct 2004
I have the demo on my eMac 1Ghz with Radeon 7500 32 Mo and 384 Mo (512 required !). I play in 1024*768, and it's just playable (without shading). With "only one ship", it's very fluid. A great game.
[Version 1.0]


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Anonymous reviewed on 16 Oct 2004
Brand new 1.8 GHz 20" iMac stock (256 MB, GeForce FX 5200, 1.8 GHz PowerPC G5)...

every setting all the way down, 800x600. This game is unplayable. The mouse cursor tracking works about once every other second. This is on a machine that handles Unreal Tournament 2004 with most settings on maximum without incident. Now, it could just be that I have only 256 MB of RAM, but somehow I seriously doubt that.. the poster below has twice that, and a similarly specced machine, and both of us should be able to play this game!

Aspyr, what's wrong with your ports of late? Sim City 4 is awfully jumpy after reaching a certain city size, and now Homeworld seems unplayable if there's more than a single ship onscreen. This is awful--and too bad, because the game looks like lots of fun!
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 17 Oct 2004
"KNOWN ISSUES

On some nVidia FX5200 video cards (including mobile chipsets) under Mac OS X 10.3.5, the game will run very slowly. This is a known nVidia driver issue and will be fixed by a future OS X update.
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part of the readme file.
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Anonymous reviewed on 14 Oct 2004
I have a 1.25 GHz G4, 512 MB RAM and an nVidia GeForce FX 5200 Ultra (64 MB VRAM).

I have all the settest to the lowest possible. Lowest resolution, all video settings off or on low. I got EXTREMELY choppy performance. Unplayable.

I just finished initializing my computer too, so there's no problem with some third party software.

I hope there's a fix to this, because I really want to play.
[Version 1.0]

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Anonymous commented on 14 Oct 2004
Someone on another site has posted the following:

"Due to a bug in Apple's nVidia drivers, those Macs using FX 5200 based cards (like the new G5 iMac) will not be able to play this game with adequate framerates. A fix is supposed to be coming with Mac OS X 10.3.6"
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Anonymous commented on 14 Oct 2004
There is also an issue with ShapeShifter:

"1185: Homeworld 2: Game crashes after launching

Issue
While launching Homeworld 2 after the initial setup screen, the game crashes unexpectedly

Discussion
This can happen if you are using ShapeShifter, and is easily bypassed by adding Homeworld 2 to ShapeShifter's exclusion list."
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Kballard reviewed on 12 Oct 2004
This demo is very fun. The graphics are nice, the controls are easy, the premise is believable, and it shows promise. With an instruction manual (as I assume a game would come with) it would be even more fun. I will most likely buy the full version next week.
[Version 1.0]


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Version Downloads:10,939
Type:Games : Strategy and War
License:Updater
Date:28 Oct 2004
Platform:PPC 32 / OS X
Price: $49.99
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Homeworld 2 continues the epic struggle of the Hiigarans and their leader Karan S'jet. Many thought their hardships would end when they returned to Hiigara, yet fate has not been so kind to the Exiles. Now the Hiigarans face a new and bitter enemy, a renegade clan from the eastern fringes of the galaxy, who wield the power of the ancients. Homeworld 2 chronicles the valiant journey of the Mothership and its crew into the oldest regions of the galaxy to confront their new foe and discover the truth behind their exile.


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