Homeworld v1.04

Upgrades the game to version 1.04, tuning performance,...

  • Category Real-Time
  • Size 2 MB
  • Program by Sierra Software

Homeworld v1.04

Upgrades the game to version 1.04, tuning performance, fixing bugs, adding features, and more. See "more info" for a list of changes.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

I. TUNING CHANGES

II. BUG FIXES

III. ADDED FEATURES

IV. SOUND CARD ISSUES

I. TUNING CHANGES

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o Defender gun stats adjusted

o Heavy Corvette build time reduced, build cost reduced

o MultiGun Corvette build time reduced

o Minelayer Corvette build time reduced, build cost reduced

o Cloaked Fighter gun stats adjusted

o Carrier build time decreased

o Carrier hyperspace cost increased

o Attack Bomber armor increased

o Missile armor decreased

o Missile tracking decreased

o Missile Destroyer mass increased

II. BUG FIXES

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o Bounty rating capped at 250.

o Homeworld now checks all available CD-ROM drives for the Homeworld CD - the Homeworld CD can be placed in any CD-ROM drive on the system

o Cheat detection for multiplayer games.

o Screensavers will no longer activate when Homeworld is running

o Various Save Game Bugs fixed

III. ADDED FEATURES

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o Homeworld Dedicated Server Support

- If you create a game and are behind a firewall, you can now choose the server you use when you start the game. People can have lower latency games if they select a server that is geographically close to them. Also, people will be able to create their own Homeworld Servers with a separate program we will release soon.

New Commands added for online chatting and game control and creation. All of the commands are preceded by an ! mark, this designates the start of a command.

o Ignore

- Works only for the chatting in a room. In the chat text box use the following syntax: "!Ignore " You can use this feature to turn add and remove a person from your ignore list.

o Ban

- Works only for the Creator of a game. This is entered into the game chat text entry box, you use the following syntax: "!Ban " You can use this feature to add and remove someone from the list of people banned from your game.

o Kick

- Works only for the Creator of a game. This is entered into the game chat text entry box, you use the following syntax: "!Kick " You can use this feature to Kick someone from your game.

o Limit

- Works only for the Creator of a game. This is entered into the game chat text entry box, you use the following syntax: "!Limit " You can use this feature to limit the maximum number of Human players in your game.

o The statistics files are now being checked for inconsistencies in multiplayer games. If inconsistencies are detected, warning messages are added next to the appropriate line in the statistics files.

o The ability to view the world from any ship's point of view. Simply run Homeworld with /pilotView option (e.g. Homeworld /pilotview), and then focus on a single ship. Hit Q to toggle pilot view on and off.

IV. SOUND CARD ISSUES

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Running Homeworld in Windows 9x:

o Homeworld will use the DirectSound mixer if your sound card driver reports as certified, otherwise Homeworld will use the Waveout mixer. If you have a newer sound card with new drivers, such as the Creative SoundBlaster Live or Diamond MX300, you may receive better performance by using the /dsound command line option because the drivers may not report as certified. If you have a slightly older card, such as the Creative SoundBlaster AWE32, and are having problems with sound try using the /waveout command line option to force use of the Waveout mixer. If you experience crashes that you believe are related to sound try the /waveout and then the /dsound command line options to see if one mixer is more stable than the other with your sound card and drivers.

Running Homeworld in Windows NT4:

o Homeworld will default to using the Waveout mixer, you should not use the /dsound option unless you are having crashes that you think may be related to sound.

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