When on the surface of a planet, nearby planets within the currently occupied star system can occasionally be seen. These planets' appearances are determined by their biome, size, and current distance from the player. The player can continue in one direction on a planet and appear in the position that they began in, implying that these planets are spherical. How far one would have to travel is dependent upon the planet's size. The size of a Planet not only effects their circumference, but also the distance to and thickness of the magma core. Planets come in 3 sizes, and their Moons come in 4, smaller, sizes. The smallest moon has a 2048 block circumference and the sizes of moons linearly increase up to 8192.
Environment 編集temperature are called the biome of the planet. While these biomes have similarity between planets (for instance Forest Biomes all have a large number of trees), they are unique in their combination of smaller elements through procedural generation.
A planet's temperature might be too cold for the player to survive. Such planets require Cold Protection to navigate without taking damage. Similarly, there are other conditions that may make a planet dangerous, such as lack of atmosphere or a gaseous surface, which also require special tools or equipment. See Tech for the different biome protections.
The color of light on planets is determined by the color of the closest star(s). Its intensity is determined by the distance and size of the neighboring stars. The star pattern in the night sky around a planet is unique and slowly rotates in the sky. If the player returns to the same planet, the stars will be the same.
The planets materials is determined by the biome type of the planet and it's sub biomes.
It is possible to reset or regenerate a planet to its pristine, original condition. To do so, the save file for that planet must be manually located and deleted. It can be found in the starbound \ giraffe_storage \ universe folder. The specific planet file will be named by its coordinates. Alternatively, the entire universe can be reset by deleting the folder. This can be especially uselful in case of major biome updates, in which previously visited worlds have received new content.
- ↑ http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1ccf2l/we_are_chucklefish_games_developers_of_indie_game/c9f771h
- ↑ http://community.playstarbound.com/index.php?threads/a-little-perspective-on-the-size-of-starbound.27178/#post-1063769
- ↑ http://playstarbound.com/16th-july-progress/
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