FAQs: Homeworld Remastered Collection

Homeworld Remastered Collection has been released on the Mac! But where can you buy it? Is it different from the Windows PC version? What about mods and other features? We’ve got these questions and more covered below. Check it out!

 

General

 

Q: What is Homeworld Remastered Collection?

A: Homeworld Remastered Collection is, as the name would imply, a completely remastered collection of both Homeworld and Homeworld 2. The game features significantly updated graphics, improved resolution support, remastered audio, and more.

For the historians and purists among us, in addition to the Remastered versions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2, players also receive access to the Classic editions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2.

You can learn more about the game and get the full description on its GameAgent page.

 

Q: How much does Homeworld Remastered Collection for Mac cost? Where can I purchase it?

A: Homeworld Remastered Collection for Mac is currently only available on the Mac App Store for $34.99.

 

Q: Will there be a Steam version of Homeworld Remastered Collection on the Mac?

A: Yes, a Steam version of Homeworld Remastered Collection will follow some time after the launch of the Mac App Store version. There is currently no set launch date.

 

Q: Will there be a Linux version of Homeworld Remastered Collection?

A: Unfortunately, there are currently no plans to release a Linux version.

 

Q: The game talks about using the Alt key and a middle mouse click, but I don’t have those on my Mac! What do I do?

A: Use the following keys/actions instead:

  • Alt key -> Option Key
  • Middle click -> ‘F’ key

 

Q: What are the system requirements to play Homeworld Remastered Collection on the Mac?

A: The minimum system requirements are below. Alternatively, you can visit the game’s GameAgent.com page and use our Mac Match feature to automatically determine whether your Mac meets the minimum system requirements.

OS: 10.9.5 (Mavericks), 10.10 (Yosemite)

CPU Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo (2 Cores)

CPU Speed: 2.2 GHz

RAM: 4 GB

Disk Space: 20 GB

Video Card – ATI: Radeon HD 3870

Video Card – Nvidia: GeForce 640M

Video Card – Intel: HD 4000

VRAM: 512 MB

Unsupported Video Cards:

ATI RADEON X1000 series, HD 2000 series, HD 4670, HD 6490, HD 6630

NVIDIA GeForce 7000 series, 8000 series, 9000 series, GT 100 series, 300M series

Intel Integrated GMA series, HD 3000

 

Q: What languages are supported in Homeworld Remastered Collection on the Mac?

A: Homeworld Remastered Collection supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Russian*. Audio is in English only.

*Please note that the Classic versions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2 do NOT support Russian.

 

Q: Are there any differences between the Windows PC version and the Mac version?

A: Unlike the Windows PC version on Steam, the Mac App Store version does not feature any multiplayer functionality or mod support.

The Mac version on Steam is still a work in progress, so we don’t have a definitive list of feature discrepancies (if there are any at all). We’ll have more info closer to the Mac launch on Steam.

 

Q: I’m having some technical difficulties with the game/my question wasn’t answered…

A: We’ve got version-specific questions and answers below, but if you have general questions about Homeworld Remastered Collection not listed anywhere in this FAQ, leave them in the comments, and we’ll be happy to answer them.

Alternatively, if you’re having any kind of technical issues with the game, such as trouble with downloading, crashes, performance, etc, please contact Aspyr Support at http://support.aspyr.com or via email at support@aspyr.com. They’ll be happy to help in any way they can!

 

Mac App Store version

 

Q: Does Homeworld Remastered Collection on the Mac App Store feature multiplayer? What about cross-platform multiplayer?

A: No, Homeworld Remastered Collection on the Mac App Store does not feature any multiplayer functionality, whether via online or LAN. However, players still have access to a multiplayer-like experience in skirmish mode against bots.

 

Q: If I already own Homeworld Remastered Collection on Steam, can I get the Mac App Store version for free?

A: No, there is no way to transfer the license between the Mac App Store and Steam.

 

Q: Does Homeworld Remastered Collection on the Mac App Store feature mod support?

A: No, mods are not supported on the Mac App Store version of Homeworld Remastered Collection.

 

Q: Does the Mac App Store version of Homeworld Remastered Collection feature achievements?

A: Yes, achievements are earned and tracked via Game Center.

Steam version

 

Q: When will the Steam version of Homeworld Remastered Collection on the Mac be released?

A: There is currently no set release date for a Steam version of Homeworld Remastered Collection on the Mac.

 

Q: Will Homeworld Remastered Collection be a Steam Play title?

A: Yes, players that own the game on Steam on any supported platform will have free access to the game on any other supported Steam Play platform.

 

Q: If I own the Mac App Store version of Homeworld Remastered Collection, can I get it on Steam for free?

A: No, there is no way to transfer the license between the Mac App Store and Steam.

 

Q: Will I be able to sync my game saves between the Windows PC and Mac versions?

A: Saved data from the Remastered versions of Homeworld and Homeworld 2 are cross-platform compatible, though they will not sync using Steam Cloud. Players will need to manually transfer the save data.

Saved data from the Classic version of Homeworld 2 is also cross-platform compatible (with the same limitations). However, saved data from the Classic version of Homeworld 1 is NOT cross-platform compatible.

 

Q: Will the Mac version of Homeworld Remastered Collection on Steam feature mod support? What about Steam Workshop?

A: As mentioned earlier, the Mac version of Homeworld Remastered Collection on Steam is still in a work in progress, so we don’t yet have a definitive feature list. We’ll have more info on mods as we get closer to launch.

 

Q: Will the Steam version of Homeworld Remastered Collection on Mac feature multiplayer? What about cross-platform multiplayer?

A: Since the Mac version of Homeworld Remastered Collection on Steam is still a work in progress, we don’t have any info to share regarding multiplayer functionality at this time. We’ll have more info closer to launch.

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