This thread has been created in an effort to streamline the RDN. See the appropriate Sticky for details.
For technical roleplay, screenshots, development journals/updates and other PDS related discussions, visit the PDS Main Website. If you are that curious you may ask me for a more comprehensive history of PDS, or browse the Completed Mods forum here for early PDS discussions (which are all but outdated but may be of interest for historians).
Version 6.0 advances PDS to the next generation and gameplay has shifted in favour of a novelised sci-fi and modern naval combat feel. If you don't believe me, read a David Weber or John Ringo book then play PDS. As for documentation to what to play, go see the in-game menu. Self explanatory.
This July 4th release gaurantees plenty of fireworks for all.
6.1 fixes all stability issues in the 4th July release, and adds PDS' first supermonitor class warship. The Arelian Defender is presently assigned to special operations support (OSP, Soban TF)
Download Link and Installation Procedures
Go here to download
6.1 at filefront.com
6.1 Mirror by Ravenheart
See PDS website news page for more details on PDS and latest dev. updates.
Installing PDS is easy. Unzip the 6.1 package to your Homeworld 2 root directory. After installation is complete, modify your desktop HW2 shortcut such that there is an -overridebigfile parameter after the target quotation field, like this:
"C:\Program Files\Sierra\Homeworld2\Bin\Release\Hw2.exe" -overridebigfile
For Macintosh users, see this thread and this one over here for installation details.
PDS v6.1 Tactical Manual I by [G] and myself
V6.0 2 minute Trailer
V6.0 Trailer II
V6.0 Trailer II Mirror by Thorin
21 minute (133mb) movie by zgrillo2004
In the event that the PDS Website is inaccessible the Relic Forums are our main point of discussion. For completely FUBAR situations we have this auxiliary forum available to our needs.
Note that the www.penguin-mayhem.net site seems to shift to a URL without the www. at certain times of the day, so try out this URL instead if you can't access the PDS website.
For the history of PDS, see the PDS Discussion Archive