Homeworld 2 invisible ships

With recent updates to Radeon graphics card drivers, Homeworld 2 ships have been failing to render making them invisible. The solution is to add the -noVBO command line switch which will disable Vertex Buffer Objects when starting the game. To do this:

  1. Right click on your Homeworld 2 shortcut and select properties.
  2. In the target field add a space and then add -noVBO
    Example: C:\Program Files\Sierra\Homeworld 2\Bin\Release\Homeworld2.exe -noVBO
  3. Once you’ve added this switch to the shortcut start the game from the shortcut and you shouldn’t have any more invisible ships.

User Angellus posted these images of the problem on this relicnews forum thread as a sample of what the problem might look like.

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You can also see these related forum threads on the topic:

If you’re still having trouble getting the game to run, please post your system specs in the comments below and what version of homeworld 2 you’re running. Screenshots are also very helpful!

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    seeker
    February 8, 2014 at 5:49 pm

    thank you sooo much

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