I've exhausted all help I can find via searching so I may as well try my luck at the forums. I'm trying to play the mod through the remastered launcher, but playing classic HW2.
Tried doing this manually or using the workshop and subscribing to the mod (neither work).
The game crashes when I attempt to load a skirmish game, at the "Universe" step in loading - now other people fixed this by choosing a race for the AI but my issue is that I only have the vanilla races to choose from (labelled as Hiigaran and Vaygr). I know I'm loading the .big file correctly since the tutorial and campaign work and have the new units and menu.
So obviously the advice to "select a race for the AI" won't work since they already have a vanilla race selected and no apparent option to change it to any custom race.
And yes I've done clean installs, installed the manual way, through the workshop, with and without command lines, with and without compatibility modes, and its version 2.1 (do I have to downgrade it to 1.1?)
I appreciate anyone taking the time to help considering how slow these forums must be since the mod is essentially paused indefinitely - I just really want to play it.