Homeworld Cheats!


Active Talker
Apr 26, 2000
I found some cheats for Homeworld, but I have not tested these out yet because I have not installed the game on my new computer. I will probably install the game and test these once I get the Cataclysm expansion pack.

"Start the game with one of the following command line parameters to activate the corresponding cheat function:

Enable debug mode -- /debug
Disable int 3 after fatal error -- /nodebugInt
Disable galaxy backgrounds -- /noBG
Disable default CPU players -- /noCompPlayer
Disable tactics -- /notactics
Disables retreat tactics -- /noretreat
Disable FMV sequences -- /disableAVI
Fatal errors do not generate int 3 before exiting -- /nodebugInt
Sets global memory heap size -- /heap
Sets path to search for opening files -- /prepath
Sets path to CD-ROM -- /CDpath
Press [F11] to toggle free mouse -- /freemouse
Do not use anything from bigfile(s) -- /ignoreBigfiles
Create log of data files loaded -- /logFileLoads
Do not use KNI even if support is -- /disableKatmai
Force usage of KNI even if determined to be unavailable -- /forceKatmai
Turn all sound effects off -- /noSound
Turn all speech off -- /noSpeech
swap the left and right audio channels -- /reverseStereo
Force mixer to write to Waveout -- /waveout
Force mixer to write to DirectSound driver -- /dsound
Disable bi-linear filtering of textures -- /noFilter
Do not use polygon smoothing -- /noSmooth
Do not load textures -- /nilTexture
Turn off front end textures -- /NoFETextures
Enable stipple alpha (software renderer) -- /stipple
Disable ship damage effects -- /noShowDamage
Reset rendering system to defaults at startup -- /sw
Display fullscreen with software renderer (default) -- /fullscreen
Display in a window -- /window
No border on window -- /noBorder
Use slow screen blits -- /slowBlits
Select an rGL device by name (sw, fx, d3d) -- /device
Select default OpenGL as renderer -- /gl
Select Direct3D as renderer -- /d3d
Disable usage of OpenGL perspective correction hints -- /nohint
No pausing with [Alt] + [Tab] -- /noPause
No minimize with [Alt] + [Tab] -- /noMinimize
Show dock lines -- /dockLines
Show gun lines -- /gunLines
Show light lines in debug mode -- /lightLines
Render bounding bowties on the ships -- /boxes
Enable text feedback in game commands -- /textFeedback
Enable AI Player logging -- /aiplayerLog
CPU players are deterministic -- /determCompPlayer
Enable gathering of stats -- /gatherStats
Turn off captaincy log file -- /captaincyLogOff
Turn on captaincy log file -- /captaincyLogOn
Turn off network logging file -- /logOff
Turn on network logging file -- /logOn
Turn on verbose network logging file -- /logOnVerbose
Generate game stats log file -- /statLogOn
Generate Int 3 when a sync error occurs -- /intOnSync
Autosaves game frequently, records packets -- /debugSync
Allow LAN play regardless of version -- /forceLAN
Enables NIS testing mode using [nisFile] -- /testNIS
Enables NIS testing mode using [scriptFile] -- /testNISScript
Record a demo -- /demoRecord
Play a demo -- /demoPlay
Record packets of multiplayer game -- /packetRecord
Play back packet recording -- /packetPlay
Do not use the packed textures if available -- /disablePacking
Center the SM world plane at about 0,0,0 rather than the camera -- /smCentreCamera
Close captioning -- /closeCaptioned


Active Talker
Apr 26, 2000
Insulting me is one thing and unsulting my work is another. While I don't use these cheats until I've beaten the game I do use them to see if they work and have a little fun because I actually buy the games I play and want to get my moneys' worth. Just as a word of caution; insult me and I'll insult you back, but insult my work and I'll have to verbally rape your sorry @ss.

Play nice now kiddies.

[Edited by moonsee @ May 19, 2000 (edited 1 time)]