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Homeworld (Classic)

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Title Screen

Homeworld

Developer: Relic Entertainment
Publisher: Sierra Studios
Platform: Windows
Released internationally: September 28, 1999


GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.
ModelsIcon.png This game has unused models.
DebugIcon.png This game has debugging material.


Homeworld is the best real-time strategy game with a commander with the sexier voice ever. period.

Sub-pages

R1lightcorvette.jpg
Unused Graphics
Images waiting to be used someday.
HWDefault ship.png
Unused Ships
Ships never seen on the universe.

Warp.script debug feature

There is a debugging feature hidden in the final release. creating a file name Warp.script in the game directory (where Homeworld.exe reside). Creating this script file allows the user to preset the start mission, RU's quantity and the starting fleet. Then start the game in single player mode.

Script commands

the commands are parameters separated by a space. the commands are:

Command Description values
WarpTo [number] the mission number to start. [number] can be from 1 to 16
WarpStartRU [number] the amount of start RU's [number] is the amount of RU's (if this command is not present the mission starts with 0 RU's)
WarpFleet [ship-name] [quantity] The ship type that will be part of you fleet and the amount of it. [ship-name] is the name of the ship. [quantity] is the quantity of ships of this class in you fleet

The ship name list:

Ship name Comments
AdvanceSupportFrigate Support frigate
AttackBomber
Carrier
CloakedFighter
CloakGenerator
DDDFrigate Drone Frigate
DFGFrigate Another Drone Frigate?
GravWellGenerator
HeavyCorvette
HeavyCruiser
HeavyDefender Defender
HeavyInterceptor Interceptor
IonCannonFrigate
LightCorvette
LightDefender
LightInterceptor Scout
MinelayerCorvette
MissileDestroyer
Mothership You can spawn as many motherships as you want.
each one with it own ships factory and ship dockers.
MultiGunCorvette
Probe
ProximitySensor
RepairCorvette
ResearchShip
ResourceCollector
ResourceController
SalCapCorvette Salvage corvette
SensorArray
StandardDestroyer Destroyer
StandardFrigate Assault frigate
Drone A simple Drone
TargetDrone
HeadShotAsteroid The HeadShot asteroid from mission 15
CryoTray Completely useless but you can spawn it anyway.
P1Fighter Turanic Raiders fighter
P1IonArrayFrigate Turanic Raider's Ion Array Frigate
P1MissileCorvette Turanic Raider's Missile Corvette
P1Mothership The Turanic Raider's Carrier
P1StandardCorvette Turanic Raider's Standard corvette
P2AdvanceSwarmer Kadeshi's Advance Swarmer
P2FuelPod Kadeshi's Fuel Pod
P2Mothership Kadeshi's mothership
P2MultiBeamFrigate Kadeshi's Multi Beam Frigate
P2Swarmer Kadeshi's Swarmer
P3Destroyer P3 race Destroyer. it has no model. appears as the DefaultShip
P3Frigate P3 race Frigate. it has no model. appears as the DefaultShip
P3Megaship the mythical Megaship.
FloatingCity The Bentusi's Trader ship. Very powerfull and madly fast!
CargoBarge Completely useless but you can spawn it anyway.
MiningBase Field generator from mission 14
ResearchStation from mission 10
JunkYardDawg Junkyard dog from mission 13
JunkYardHQ Junk yard office from mission 13. Completely useless.


example of Warp.script file:

WarpTo 4
WarpStartRU 100000

WarpFleet ResourceCollector 4
WarpFleet ResourceController 1
WarpFleet IonCannonFrigate 8
WarpFleet P2MultiBeamFrigate 10

Command-line Options

Executing the .exe file with an invalid parameter will display a window with all the available commands.

HW command line window.png
Invalid or unrecognised command line option: '/'

SYSTEM OPTIONS
    /heap <n> - Sets size of global memory heap to [n].
    /prepath <path> - Sets path to search for opening files.
    /CDpath <path> - Sets path to CD-ROM in case of ambiguity.

PROCESSOR OPTIONS
    /enableSSE - allow use of SSE if support is detected.
    /forceSSE - force usage of SSE even if determined to be unavailable.
    /enable3DNow - allow use of 3DNow! if support is detected.

SOUND OPTIONS
    /dsound - forces mixer to write to DirectSound driver, even if driver reports not certified.
    /dsoundCoop - switches to co-operative mode of DirectSound (if supported)
    to allow sharing with other applications.
    /waveout - forces mixer to write to Waveout even if a DirectSound supported object is available.
    /reverseStereo - swap the left and right audio channels.

DETAIL OPTIONS
    /rasterSkip - enable interlaced display with software renderer.
    /noBG - disable display of galaxy backgrounds.
    /noFilter - disable bi-linear filtering of textures.
    /noSmooth - do not use polygon smoothing.
    /stipple - enable stipple alpha with software renderer.
    /noShowDamage - Disables showing ship damage effects.

VIDEO MODE OPTIONS
    /safeGL - don't use possibly buggy optimized features of OpenGL for rendering.
    /triple - use when frontend menus are flickering madly.
    /nodrawpixels - use when background images don't appear while loading.
    /noswddraw - don't use DirectDraw for the software renderer.
    /noglddraw - don't use DirectDraw to setup OpenGL renderers.
    /sw - reset rendering system to defaults at startup.
    /noFastFE - disable fast frontend rendering.
    /fullscreen - display fullscreen with software renderer (default).
    /window - display in a window.
    /noBorder - no border on window.
    /640 - run at 640x480 resolution (default).
    /800 - run at 800x600 resolution.
    /1024 - run at 1024x768 resolution.
    /1280 - run at 1280x1024 resolution.
    /1600 - run at 1600x1200 resolution.
    /device <dev> - select an rGL device by name, eg. sw, fx, d3d.
    /nohint - disable usage of OpenGL perspective correction hints.

TEXTURES
    /nopal - disable paletted texture support.

MISC OPTIONS

The MISC OPTION title has no options in this list.

Disabled Options

There are other options disabled in the source code. Some are commented out, others are not compiled by #IF prepropcessor blocks dependant of compilations variables.

DEBUGGING OPTIONS
	/debugToFile - output debugging info to a file.
	/ranCallerDebug - debug non-deterministic calling of random numbers.
	/autosavedebug autosaves game frequently
SYSTEM OPTIONS
	/freemouse - Mouse free to move about entire screen at startup.  Use <CTRL>F11 to toggle during play.
	/ignoreBigfiles - don't use anything from bigfile(s)
	/logFileLoads - create log of data files loaded
SOUND OPTIONS
	/noSound - turn all sound effects off.
	/noSpeech - turn all speech off.
DETAIL OPTIONS
	/nilTexture - don't ever load textures at all.
	/noEffects - disable all effects (Debug only).
	/NoFETextures - turns off front end textures
VIDEO MODE OPTIONS
	/d16 - run in 16 bits of colour.
	/d24 - run in 24 bits of colour.
	/d32 - run in 32 bits of colour.
	/truecolor - try 24bit modes before 15/16bit.
	/slowBlits - use slow screen blits if the default is buggy.
	/gl - select default OpenGL as renderer.
	/d3d - select Direct3D as renderer.
CHEATS AND SHORTCUTS
	/cheapShips - ships only cost 1 RU.
	/sensorLevel <n> - set initial sensors level (0.. 2).  Default is 0.
	/noCompPlayer - disable default computer players
	/notactics - Disables tactics.
	/noretreat - disables the 'retreat' feature of tactics
VISUALIZATION
	/dockLines - show dock lines.
	/gunLines - show gun lines.
	/lightLines - show light lines (Debug only).
	/boxes - render bounding bowties on the ships.
	/textFeedback - enable text feedback for in game commands.
	/specialTextures - enable special debugging textures.
	/morphDebug - enable debugging of morphed mesh rendering code.
	/lodScaleDebug - enable fixing a LOD scale factor.
	/showExtents - draw elliptical universe extents.
	/loadFreeLog - enable logging of what was loaded and freed between missions.
COMPUTER PLAYER AND STATS
	/aiplayerLog - enable AI Player Logging
	/determCompPlayer - makes computer players deterministic
	/gatherStats- enable gathering of stats
	/showStatsFight=<i,j> to show stats fight i,j
	/showStatsFancyFight=filename.script
NETWORK PLAY
	/captaincyLogOff - turns off captaincy log file
	/captaincyLogOn - turns on captaincy log file
	/logOff - turns of network logging file
	/logOn - turns network logging file on
	/logOnVerbose - turns verbose network logging file on
	/logFilePath=filepath.txt
	/debugSync autosaves game frequently, records packets, logonverbose
	/noWon - no WON stuff
	/forceLAN - allow LAN play regardless of version
	/noAuth - Disables WON Login
	/shortWon - short circuit WON stuff
	/statLogOn - generates game stats log file
	/BryceAndDrewAreGods=<X>!<Y>   X = size of SyncDumpWindow  Y = granularity in universe Frames
NIS OPTIONS
	/testNIS <nisFile> - enables NIS testing mode using [nisFile].
	/testNISScript <scriptFile> - enables NIS testing mode using [scriptFile].
	/nisCounter - display nis time index info by default.
	/nisNoLockout - don't lock out the interface when playing an NIS.
RECORDED DEMOS
	/demoRecord <fileName> - record a demo.
	/demoPlay <fileName> - play a demo.
	/disableAutoDemos - don't automatically play demos.
	/autoDemoWait <seconds> - time to wait on main screen before starting a demo.
	/disableFakeRenders - disable feature where playback will try to keep up with recorded demo.
TEXTURE
	/allowPacking - use the packed textures if available (default).
	/disablePacking - don't use the packed textures if available.
	/onlyPacking - only display packed textures.
MISC OPTIONS
	/password <password> - specify password to enable certain features.
	/noPlug - don't display relic logo on pause.

Hidden Options

These options are hidden but can be executed:

DEBUGGING OPTIONS
	/debug - Enable debug window.
	/nodebugInt - Enable debug window.
VIDEO MODE OPTIONS
	/noSavedMode - disable recovery of previous display mode.
	/minny - run at 320x240 resolution.
	/d3dDeviceCRC - generate d3dDeviceCRC.txt for video troubleshooting.
	/noPause - don't pause when you alt-tab.
	/noMinimize - don't minimize when you alt-tab.
CHEATS AND SHORTCUTS
	/disableAVI - don't display intro sequences.
VISUALIZATION
	/NoBind - disable key bindings so that debug keys work.
NETWORK PLAY
	/logOff - turns of network logging file
	/logOn - turns network logging file on
	/logOnVerbose - turns verbose network logging file on
	/logFilePath=filepath.txt
RECORDED DEMOS
	/packetRecord - record packets of this multiplayer game
	/packetPlay <fileName> - play back packet recording
MISC OPTIONS
	/smCentreCamera - centres the SM world plane about 0,0,0 rather than the camera.
	/pilotView - enable pilot view.  Focus on single ship and hit Q to toggle.