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Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak

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Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak
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Developers
Blackbird Interactive
Publishers
Gearbox Software
Engines
Unity 5[Note 1]
Release dates
Windows January 20, 2016
macOS (OS X) June 21, 2016[2]
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak at Wikipedia
Homeworld
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Homeworld 2 2003
Homeworld Remastered Edition 2015
Homeworld 2 Remastered Edition 2015
Homeworld: Deserts of Kharak 2016

Key points

GOG and Steam users can't play online together.
Originally titled Homeworld: Shipbreakers during development.[3]

General information

Official Website
Official Forums
GOG.com Community Discussions
GOG.com Support Page
Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GOG.com
DRM-free
Windows
Humble Store
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
Steam
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Windows
macOS (OS X)
All OS X versions require Steam DRM.

Downloadable content (DLC) and expansions

Name Notes
Expedition Guide
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Khaaneph Fleet Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Soban Fleet Pack
Windows
macOS (OS X)
Soundtrack
Windows
macOS (OS X)

Game data[edit]

In-game gameplay settings.
In-game gameplay settings.

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Win32\settings.json
<path-to-game>\Win64\settings.json
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/281610/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows <path-to-game>\Win32\out\cloud\
<path-to-game>\Win64\out\cloud\
macOS (OS X)
Linux (Proton) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/281610/pfx/[Note 2]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
GOG Galaxy
Steam Cloud

Video settings[edit]

In-game video settings
In-game video settings

Input settings[edit]

In-game controls layout menu
In-game controls layout menu
Keyboard and mouse Native Notes
Remapping
See Remapping.
Mouse acceleration
Mouse sensitivity
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Controller
Controller support
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.

Remapping[edit]

Remapping via config file[4]
  1. Go to the save game data location.
  2. Open custom.dokhotkeys with an editor like Notepad.
  3. Change the assigned keys of the hotkeys or abilities you want to remap and save the file.

Notes

Duplicate bindings should be avoided as only one action will be recognized.
Additional information can be found here.

Audio settings[edit]

In-game sound settings
In-game sound settings
Audio options Native Notes
Separate volume controls
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Polish
Russian
Spanish

Network[edit]

Multiplayer types

Type Native Players Notes
LAN play
Online play
6 Versus, Co-op
GOG players have to use the GOG Galaxy Client.

Connection types

VR support[edit]

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9, 11
64-bit executable
Both 64-bit and 32-bit executable available.

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 7 7, 8, 10
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i3-2100 (3.1 GHz)
AMD A10 5800k (3.8 GHz)
Intel Core i7-950 (3.0 GHz)
AMD FX-4300 (3.8 GHz)
System memory (RAM) 3 GB 8 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 8 GB 12 GB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GT 440
ATI Radeon HD 4890
1024 MB of VRAM
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
AMD Radeon HD 7770
2048 MB of VRAM
A 64-bit system is recommended.

Notes

  1. Unity engine build: 5.2.3f1[1]
  2. 2.0 2.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/281610/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (281610) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References