Homeworld, Pandora bound

April 23, 2009
Posted by: gruso

A linux hacker working under the name linuxhacker is raising eyebrows on the internet, with his work-in-progress port of legendary realtime strategy game Homeworld. Those who played it in the day know exactly what all the fuss is about; those who don’t should go and have a bash now. You can follow the saga on both the Homesource Forums and GP32X, as long as you’re not scared of a little techspeak. Or a lot.



  1. Awesomely Awesome!

  2. I’m not a big fan of RTS, but I do like Homeworld. Definitely a plus in my book.

  3. Brilliant! Friend of mine swore by this game back in the day, I can’t wait to give it a try. I love anything with spaceships in it really.

  4. First person shooters (Quake 1, 2, 3), turn-based strategy (Heroes of Might and Magic 2, Battle for Wesnoth), casual games (Pandora Panic!), 2D side scrolling shooters (Zomb’d)… and now a port of Homeworld…

    (And I’m not counting a ton of other projects)

    We only need some adventure games (point and click) and role playing games (console and/or PC style) and we are all set :D!

    Thanks a lot, LinuxHacker!

  5. HOMM2 and Homeworld… I am so glad i preordered! =D

    btw, i hate the “Snap” preview thing that pops open over every link on this site. It’s really a pain.

  6. This would be the best thing ever.

  7. I’d say this meets the criteria of “good news”.

  8. I gotta agree with LastPucho here, By the time we all get our Pandoras there’s going to be a lot of games for every taste on the little beastie. I’m looking forward to the PS emulator myself. I finally found a used copy of Front Mission 3 (I’m a sucker for giant robots), but I’m barely at home much these days to play it.

  9. @ LastPucho:
    I think I’ve seen a news which announced that scummvm was available for the pandora so the point & click adventure game is already available.
    For RPG we should have diablo when the psx emulator will be out and zelda (or pokemons 🙂 ) with the gb/snes/… emulators

  10. Reality Check : He says he’s still getting “5 seconds per frame” on the big battle in level two.

    Let’s hope hope this goes a lot faster once he switches to OpenGLES from software rendering.

    (I wonder how the interface will work without right and middle mouse buttons.)

  11. Switching to 3d accelerated OpenGL/ES will make a rather dramatic difference in speed. Software rendering is always excessively slow.

  12. WHHAAAAA??!! AWWWW Sheeeiiii

  13. I bought 1, Cataclysm and 2 (twice) – I am gonna love this 😀

  14. Never played but this game sounds awesome!

  15. iCame.jpg

  16. also,


    it’s called house globe, a ‘bootleg’ version of homeworld.

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