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Multibeam frigate… Although had very limited appearance in the game, it was a very unique weapon that stands out and memorized by anyone who touched the original howeworld. This is my design variation upon the official concept.

This is just one frame of my illustration; please check out my gallery for a different view position.

From computer game HOMEWORLD [1999 game of th3 year]
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HeartOfAuir Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Did not expect to see much homeworld art. Pleasant surprise, especially from these fan favorites.

Helps that I had more salvage corvettes than I knew what to do with because I failed at thinking ahead.
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it took me 10 tires to get pass the nebula stage, multibeam is one thing many want to mass produce.
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HeartOfAuir Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
I was lucky to get through my first time through, especially considering how many salvage corvettes I had.

You know, I forgot where I saw a quick modding guide for homeworld, but I think it mentioned how to remove RUS cost and change ship stats. Sorry I don't remember more, though.


And yes, I do like your gallery as a whole-especially the Siter Skain ships as well as homeworld.
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Its rather uncommon for a firsttimer to make much use of salvage corvettes. HW1 also had some strict population limitation because computer problem back then. I do not remember can you break the population limit by salvaging or not. I consider salvage corvettes the most outstanding unit in the HW, no other RTS had that. HW was an post "craft" RTS that did not do the "APM" and "balance" stuff, there was a sense of indigenous fun from the pre"craft" era.

You played Siterskain too. If you are not told from beginning you would think their game are from the 80's arcade. They were one of the most professional indies I have seen. Those game can make a face on consoles like dreamcast or PS1.
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HeartOfAuir Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Well, I made special use of the corvettes because I heard of Homeworld thanks to salvage corvettes-you see, I like RTS games. I ESPECIALLY like RTS games where you can capture or control enemy units. During a discussion about such units, people started talking about things like the devastator (dune 2) and the salvage corvette.

From there, I eventually got my hands on a physical copy of homeworld and cataclysm. . . and lost the handbook right off the bat, so all I had was the tutorial and that was all. Naturally, having come for the corvettes (and staying for the awesome,) I overbuilt my corvette force and underbuilt my actual combat force.

Yes, there are two population limits. First, there is the player's build limit, which will stop you from building more units. Salvaged units, however, avoid this limit entirely - but are still subject to an overhead maximum limit. You can tell you've hit this second limit if salvage corvettes have captured ships but are stopping outside the hangar even when you've finished capturing the ship.

I'm still trying to find that editing guide-it included a way to set whether or not different enemy ships were salvageable, and I never got around to testing if making a mothership salvageable gave the game a heart attack or not. =P Would be ridiculous, seeing something like a bentusi ship going inside the player's mothership.
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Talk about controlling enemy unit, the engineer from CnC was the most epic noncombat unit, and the only thing ravals it was the salvage corvette. SC had mind control and infestor etc but they all feels like gimmik
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Cvira Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Student Interface Designer
''Welcome to the Gardens os Kadesh''
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
they welcome indeed
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DassKapital Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Indeed!

These things were nasty, brutish and short. Much like their appearance and relative life spans. :P

Though, when one makes it a goal to capture as many of them as possible to use in the End game fight, they make amazing 'Mother ship point defense' batteries! :D

Much cheers to you and yours.
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I want to hack and build multibeam fleet. Even the mighty Bentusi cannot match.
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DassKapital Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
:lol:

The problem with the lil' suckers is when they let rip...

They tend to spin around wildly before they focus on their target. Not good when you're in tight formations!

But yeah, once a few of these lil' beauties get their beams focused on something? It's FRYING TIME! :w00t:

Much cheers to you and yours.
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I don't care the friendly fire, cuz if you hack why make yourself pay the rus anyway. I'll build em for free. May be I should not damage my computer that way.
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DassKapital Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Bah! Just a hack so that one could 'back engineer' captured ships would have been grand!

Well...damaging a friendly in the middle of combat means the damaged ship performs/lasts less time.

Kind of important where every ship counts in the last, big battle.
Though a wall of a 100+ Ion frigates ruins any one's day. :D

Much cheers to you and yours.
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Buy the way have you checked out the other frame? "Multibeam A"
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DassKapital Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
*Nods* Yes...a nice imagining of the old party favorite that is known as the "Multi-beam Frigate" :D

Much cheers to you and yours.
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
ok that's fair enough, would you go ahead an look at my other stuffs too? There will be a remake of this, so stay tuned.
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CarrionTrooper Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
the way they attack is like crocodiles. BYEEEW and then twist, twist, twist!
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
4 ion cannon is awesome but twist made it even more awesome. The is one of the few unit that can hit fighter as hard as it hit capital ship.
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dragonnaid Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
fuh ...nice..
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TuranicRaider Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
old good multibeam, but wait it's upgraded :)
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I think its just a more explicit exterior.
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joulester Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Kadeshi Multibeam. Cool.
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danowgo Featured By Owner Edited Feb 5, 2015
where you use kadeshi multi beam i mean the design is good need little real more detail. little carrier is i like.
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Multibeam kicks ass.
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joulester Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
indeed it does.

When I played the game I used to capture any and all multibeam i encounter. I value them so much i didn't allow myself to destroy a single one.

Then i capture fuel pods to be recycled for money =P
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
The stupid fleet intelligence doesn't know how to make it an research option.
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danowgo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
fleet intellegence are becoming lazy they want sleep all day.
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
fleet intel only talk jargon, reserach only know how to copy from taiidan
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danowgo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
you mean pirate know taiidan = thieves = no build
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I don't know which planet you come from, you sure talk like outer space XD
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joulester Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
XD
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darkslyer7raven Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
u got style :)
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I remember a song says: u got love... u got powerrr...
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ebarr Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
The trick I found was to capture a couple of them. They then made a useful addition to your fleet.
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Too bad my fleet intelligence were too dumb to make it a research option.
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Stdhm Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it
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Poila-Invictiwerks Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
Multiple-beam-beam-beam! ZING!
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
multiply zingz
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Shin-Ian Featured By Owner May 6, 2011
That is badass.
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
I won't allow it to be any thing less.
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