Homeworld Remastered Collection

Homeworld Remastered Collection

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Trail Fix (HW2Classic)
HW2Classic: HW2Classic
File Size
0.026 MB
May 31, 2015 @ 7:04am
Jun 4, 2015 @ 3:41pm
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Trail Fix (HW2Classic)

This is a simple mod that fixes the engine trails that are broken in Homeworld 2 Classic from Homeworld Remastered Collection Edition (exemple of the bug in the first screenshot with Vaygr scouts).

All trails should be fixed including but not limited to
  • Fighters
  • Ressource Collectors
  • Corvettes
  • Missiles


This mod should also be compatible with other mods, confirmed to work with :

Launch parameters exemple
  • With the remastered launcher (see screenshot above).
  • Shortcut with local mods :
    C:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Homeworld\Homeworld2Classic\Bin\Release\Homeworld2.exe -mod [someothermod.big],TrailFix.big -hardwarecursor -w 1920 -h 1080 -refresh 60
  • Shortcut with workshop mods :
    C:\Steam\SteamApps\common\Homeworld\Homeworld2Classic\Bin\Release\Homeworld2.exe -mod TrailFix.big -workshopmod 76561197964090010\399389937\ComplexEnhanced881.big -hardwarecursor -w 1920 -h 1080 -refresh 60


Thanks to this guide that helped setting up this mod : How to upload a MOD to Workshop for Homeworld Remastered
Thanks to the Howeworld modding community for the online ressources and discussions that helped to figure this out.


There is actually only a single override file :
I couldn't get a working .ROT extractor to see what's wrong with the base file and couldn't clearly compare it either.
There is HEX differences but a .ROT Viewer doesn't show any visible difference that could explain the issue.

Official forum thread : http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/t/trail-fix-mod-for-homeworld-2-classic/378787

Hopefully Gearbox will fix this in a future patch, meanwhile we can now enjoy again HW2 Classic mods with working trails.
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MaGi Mar 20 @ 2:17am 
It works in Steam. Thanks! This has been bugging me for awhile.
Dii Sep 8, 2017 @ 8:58am 
is there somewhere i can download this file? I have my own mod that i made that is not in a big file, i dont know how to get this to work, subscribing doesnt do anything, i need the actual file
VortiK  [author] Jul 11, 2016 @ 3:11am 
For non-steam users, some people made a standalone version of this mod, check the Gearbox forum here : https://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/t/trail-fix-mod-for-homeworld-2-classic/378787/12
GalvazimGX Jul 8, 2016 @ 1:55pm 
I concur what he said. I also have the GOG version.
liPillON Jul 3, 2016 @ 11:50am 
hi VortiK - do you have any plan to make this fix available for non-steam owners of the game? since HWRM is now available through also other well-known digital retailer, it would be nice to let people download it from moddb
Red Fox Apr 19, 2016 @ 12:59am 
Wish I'd noticed this before but you have to open up the Workshop Mods folder inside the Homeworld2Classic folder (in your Steamapps location) to find the mod. I copied the file to the Data folder and it worked. Thank you so much for this fix!
teroedni Jun 3, 2015 @ 11:36am 
It works:D
Thank you
ScrubbieMcWonderPubs Jun 2, 2015 @ 10:51am 
@VortiK I tried unsubscribing and subscribing but it did not work. I have looked under HW2 Classic.
VortiK  [author] Jun 2, 2015 @ 1:33am 
@SrcubbieMcWonderPubs it is for HW2 Classic, not for Remastered. Also you can try to unsubscribe and subscribe again to force download if your steam had an issue getting the mod.
ScrubbieMcWonderPubs Jun 1, 2015 @ 8:51pm 
It does not show up in MODs for me.