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Homeworld Cheats

  • Command Line Cheats

    Start the game using 1 of the command line switches below. Example of use is c:\homeworld\homeworld.exe /noBG
    /debug Debug Mode
    /noBG No Galaxy Backgrounds
    /noCompPlayer No Default Computer Players
    /notactics Turn Off Tactics
    /noretreat Turn Off'Retreat' Feature of Tactics
    /disableAVI Turn Off Movies

    DEBUGGING OPTIONS
    /debug - Enable debug window.
    /nodebugInt - Fatal errors don't genereate an int 3 before exiting.

    SYSTEM OPTIONS
    /heap - Sets size of global memory heap to [n].
    /prepath - Sets path to search for opening files.
    /CDpath - Sets path to CD-ROM in case of ambiguity.
    /freemouse - Mouse free to move about entire screen at startup. Use F11 to toggle during play.
    /ignoreBigfiles - don't use anything from bigfile(s)
    /logFileLoads - create log of data files loaded

    PROCESSOR OPTIONS
    /disableKatmai - don't use KNI even if support is detected.
    /forceKatmai - force usage of KNI even if determined to be unavailable.

    SOUND OPTIONS
    /noSound - turn all sound effects off.
    /noSpeech - turn all speech off.
    /reverseStereo - swap the left and right audio channels.
    /waveout - forces mixer to write to Waveout even if a DirectSound supported object is available.
    /dsound - forces mixer to write to DirectSound driver, even if driver reports not certified.

    DETAIL OPTIONS
    /noBG - disable display of galaxy backgrounds.
    /noFilter - disable bi-linear filtering of textures.
    /noSmooth - do not use polygon smoothing.
    /nilTexture - don't ever load textures at all.
    /NoFETextures - turns off front end textures
    /stipple - enable stipple alpha (software renderer).
    /noShowDamage - Disables showing ship damage effects.

    VIDEO MODE OPTIONS
    /sw - reset rendering system to defaults at startup.
    /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.
    /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.
    /device - select an rGL device by name, eg. sw, fx, d3d.
    /gl - select default OpenGL as renderer.
    /d3d - select Direct3D as renderer.
    /nohint - disable usage of OpenGL perspective correction hints.
    /noPause - don't pause when you alt-tab.
    /noMinimize - don't minimize when you alt-tab.

    CHEATS AND SHORTCUTS
    /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.

    COMPUTER PLAYER AND STATS
    /aiplayerLog - enable AI Player Logging
    /determCompPlayer - makes computer players deterministic
    /gatherStats- enable gathering of stats
    /showStatsFight= 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
    /statLogOn - generates game stats log file
    /intOnSync - Generates an Int 3 when a sync error occurs
    /syncDump=! X = size of SyncDumpWindow Y = granularity in universe Frames
    /logFilePath=filepath.txt
    /debugSync autosaves game frequently, records packets, logonverbose
    /forceLAN - allow LAN play regardless of version

    NIS OPTIONS
    /testNIS - enables NIS testing mode using [nisFile].
    /testNISScript - enables NIS testing mode using [scriptFile].

    RECORDED DEMOS
    /demoRecord - record a demo.
    /demoPlay - play a demo.
    /packetRecord - record packets of this multiplayer game
    /packetPlay - play back packet recording

    TEXTURES
    /disablePacking - don't use the packed textures if available.

    MISC OPTIONS
    /smCentreCamera - centres the SM world plane about 0,0,0 rather than the camera.
    /closeCaptioned - close captioned for the hearing impared.
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