Hi all - I wanted to let the community here know that the Point Defense Systems [PDS] is reviving with the inbound modding capabilities for HW:RM that wonderful GBX is continuing development on.
For those not familiar, PDS is a simulation-oriented, lore-friendly gameplay improvement and conversion for Homeworld 2. PDS has several iterations and forks dating as far back as 2004. PDS gets rid of the paper-scissor-rock gameplay of HW2 and does its best to focus on “realistic” space warfare, inspired by the current military facts of air and naval combat.
The PDS mod started with the idea to equip large capital ships with the point defense systems that have been lacking in the original Homeworld 2. Later versions became much more ambitious, completely overhauling the designs and armaments of both Vaygr and Hiigaran navies. Features such as defensive shields, hypervelocity munitions, and Newtonian flight modelling were added. The overall result was an exponential increase in the tactical depth of game play. The mod also includes a large number of custom maps and artificial intelligence enhancements.
You can visit the PDS community in the following link: http://www.pds.homeworldaccess.net/
I wanted to report that the classic versions of PDS 6.1 and 7.3.2 for HW2Classic have been posted to the Steam Workshop. You can find them here:
I have gone out of my way to dig through the archives and give appropriate credit to all of those previously involved. Please enjoy as we continue working on PDS:RM. Sincerely;
 links updated - thanks early replies!