Homeworld Remastered Edition

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Homeworld Remastered Edition
Homeworld Remastered Edition cover
Developers
Gearbox Software
Blackbird Interactive
macOS (OS X) Aspyr Media
Publishers
Gearbox Software
OS X Aspyr Media
Release dates
Windows February 25, 2015
macOS (OS X) August 6, 2015
Reception
Metacritic 86
OpenCritic 87
IGDB 88
Homeworld Remastered Edition on HowLongToBeat
Homeworld Remastered Edition on IGDB
Homeworld Remastered Edition on MobyGames
Homeworld Remastered Edition on Wikipedia

Warnings

The macOS (OS X) version of this game does not work on macOS Catalina (version 10.15) or later due to the removal of support for 32-bit-only apps.
Homeworld
Homeworld 1999
Homeworld: Cataclysm 2000
Homeworld 2 2003
Homeworld Remastered Edition 2015
Homeworld 2 Remastered Edition 2015
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak 2016

General information

Homeworld Shipyards - A fairly old but big Homeworld fan site
GOG.com Community Discussions for game series
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Retail
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Windows
Amazon.co.uk
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Collector's Edition Only.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Amazon.com
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Collector's Edition Only.
Windows
macOS (OS X)
GOG.com
DRM-free
Homeworld Remastered Collection
Windows
Mac App Store
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Currently no online multiplayer or mod support.
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)

Essential improvements[edit]

Skip intro videos[edit]

Delete/rename video files[citation needed]
  1. Go to <path-to-game>\HomeworldRM\Data\Animatics\
  2. Delete or rename GBXlogo.webm.

2.3 players patch[edit]

The unofficial 2.3 Players Patch fixes many bugs and glitches, but also introduces some minor gameplay changes. Install at your own discretion. The entire changelog can be found here. The Steam version can be installed via the Steam Workshop, the GOG version can be downloaded here.

When using the GOG version, you have to launch the game from the new provided shortcuts - read the instructions file after unpacking the patch.

Game data[edit]

In-game general settings.
In-game general settings.
In-game HUD settings.
In-game HUD settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\HomeworldRM\Bin\Profiles\Profile1[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/244160/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Homeworld Remastered\HomeworldRM\Bin\Profiles\Profile1\Campaign[Note 1]
macOS (OS X)
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/244160/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video[edit]

In-game video settings.
In-game video settings.

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
UI is spanned across monitors and can have scaling issues.
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Up to 16x MSAA
Vertical sync (Vsync)
Adds noticeable mouse lag.
60 FPS and 120+ FPS

Input[edit]

In-game control settings.
In-game control settings.

Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Remapping
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Audio[edit]

In-game audio settings.
In-game audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
SFX, Speech, Music and UI.
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
Audio Localization can be found on Steam Workshop.
German
Audio Localization can be found on Steam Workshop.
Italian
Russian
Audio Localization can be found on Steam Workshop
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
8 Versus
Online play
8 Versus

Connection types

Ports

Protocol Port(s) and/or port range(s)
TCP 7777, 28900, 28910
UDP 7777, 27900
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) support status is unknown.

Issues fixed[edit]

GOG version doesn't launch from GOG Galaxy[edit]

If the GOG version doesn't start when launching the game from GOG Galaxy, try starting the launcher from Homeworld Remastered\HWLauncher\launcher.exe.[1][2] You can also set this as default location for GOG Galaxy by clicking Manage Installation -> Configure -> Scroll to the bottom -> Add another executable / arguments, and then select the above mentioned linked as default.

Access violation[edit]

If the game doesn't start or crashes with a access violation message, run your .exe as Admin (right-click -> Properties -> Compatibility).

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
OpenGL 3.3
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows
macOS (OS X)
32-bit only.[3]

Middleware[edit]

Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video
Multiplayer SHiFT, Steamworks

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) Vista
Processor (CPU) 2.2 GHz Dual Core
System memory (RAM) 1 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 20 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS
ATI Radeon HD 4800
512 MB of VRAM
OpenGL 3.3 compatible
macOS (OS X)
Minimum
Operating system (OS) 10.9.5
Processor (CPU) Intel 2.2 GHz
System memory (RAM) 4 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 9 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 640M
ATI Radeon HD 3870
Intel HD Graphics 4000
512 MB of VRAM

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 When running this game without elevated privileges (Run as administrator option), write operations against a location below %PROGRAMFILES%, %PROGRAMDATA%, or %WINDIR% might be redirected to %LOCALAPPDATA%\VirtualStore on Windows Vista and later (more details).
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/244160/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (244160) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References