Codes

  • Parameter Cheats

    Add these to the shortcut parameters for Homeworld. If you're having problems getting them working, try replacing the slash with a dash (-).

    EffectCode
    1024x768 resolution/1024
    1280x1024 resolution/1280
    16-bit color/d16
    1600x1200 resolution/1600
    24-bit color/d24
    32-bit color (more precise 24-bit)/d32
    640x400 resolution/640
    800x600 resolution/800
    Add subtitles/closeCaptioned
    Allow LAN play with any version/forceLAN
    Camera starts at (0,0,0) instead of the Mothership/smCentreCamera
    Debug mode/debug
    Disables bi-linear filtering/noFilter
    Disables bigfiles/ignoreBigfiles
    Disables captaincy log files/captaincyLogOff
    Disables computer players/noCompPlayer
    Disables front-end textures/NoFETextures
    Disables KNI/disableKatmai
    Disables minimize using Alt + Tab/noMinimize
    Disables mode 3 error/nodebugInt
    Disables movie sequences/disableAVI
    Disables network logging files/logOff
    Disables packed textures/disablePacking
    Disables pausing using Alt + Tab/noPause
    Disables perspective hints/nohint
    Disables polygon smoothing/noSmooth
    Disables retreat tactics/noretreat
    Disables sound effects/noSound
    Disables tactics/notactics
    Disables talking/noSpeech
    Disables textures/nilTexture
    Disables window border/noBorder
    Display game in window/window
    Enables captaincy log files/captaincyLogOn
    Enables dock lines/dockLines
    Enables gun lines/gunLines
    Enables network logging files/logOn
    Enables slow screen bits/slowBlits
    Enables verbose logging files/logOnVerbose
    Full screen mode (default)/fullscreen
    Gathers stats/gatherStats
    Generates stats log file/statLogOn
    Global memory heap size setter/heap (int)
    Harder computer opponents/determCompPlayer
    Light lines in debug mode/lightLines
    Logs AI/aiplayerLog
    Logs data files loaded/logFileLoads
    Make an int 3 when a sync error occurs/intOnSync
    Make bowties on ships/boxes
    NIS testing using nisFile/testNIS
    NIS testing using scriptFile/testNISScript
    No damage effects/noShowDamage
    No stars, asteroids, etc./noBG
    Play a demo/demoPlay
    Play packet recordings/packetPlay
    Record a demo/demoRecord
    Record packets during multiplayer games/packetRecord
    Records packets and saves frequently/debugSync
    Resets rendering systems to default/sw
    Set path for opening files/prepath x:\path
    Set path to CD-ROM/CDpath x:\path
    Stipple alpha (renderer)/stipple
    Swap speaker output/reverseStereo
    Text feedback in game commands/textFeedback
    Use 24-bit color/truecolor
    Use direct sound driver/dsound
    Use Direct3D/d3d
    Use F11 to toggle free mouse movement/freemouse
    Use KNI/forceKatmai
    Use OpenGL/gl
    Use rGL device/device (sw|fx|d3d)
    Use waveout/waveout

    Contributed By: Junkie.

Secrets

  • Pilot View on ships

    Relic managed to quietly sneak in the option to view a firefight from aboard the bridge of one of your ships in the 1.05b patch. Your game needs to be patched to this version. You will need to create and/or update a shortcut to the Homeworld exe - right-click your shortcut to bring up the options. Select Properties and in the box that comes up, scroll to the end of the target field, add a space and add "/pilotview" (without quotes) so that it shows something like this: ...\Sierra\Homeworld\homeworld.exe /pilotview Click OK to close that window. You've just enabled Pilot View! Within the Homeworld game, select a single ship and focus on it (the default focus key is F). Press Q to toggle pilot view and enjoy how a commander would see the 90s graphics! Please note - if you focus on another ship (when in pilot view), you'll jump to its pilot view. If you select a group of ships, you'll go back to the default view mode. Pressing Q will toggle between pilot and normal views. Now when you run Homeworld from the edited shortcut and focus on a single ship, hit Q to toggle pilot view on and off.

    Contributed By: Luigi and Tails.

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