Navigation

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Navigation in the player ship is done through the Star Map, and allows the player to browse and view information about planets and direct the ship to travel. The ship travels to a location after clicking the button 'Initiate FTL Jump', the location is set either by entering X and Y coordinates, clicking 'Find Random' to get a randomly generated set of coordinates, or by selecting an object in the map.

The navigation console also has the ability to set a planet as 'home' so that it can be easily returned to when out exploring.


The zoom-in and out buttons do not currently function, however, you may right click to zoom out.








Fuel Gauge

Fuel Gauge.png The fuel gauge shows the current fuel the players ship has. Traveling further requires more fuel, which the player must gather to replenish.

Star Map

Star Map 1.png The star map is a point and click visual map of the Starbound universe. Stars can be clicked to zoom to their solar system view. There each planet can be selected, showing a planetary view and allowing selection of the planet, moons and smaller orbiting objects. In the planetary view, details about the selected object are shown. These details include the planets biome type, as well as the planet's difficulty.

To travel to the currently selected object, first make sure your fuel meter has enough fuel to travel there, then click the 'GO' button.

Coordinates

Coordinates.png Every object in space has coordinates. Every coordinate has two values, X and Y. These values can be entered into the Star map to highlight that location for travel. In Starbound, all planets' attributes are determined by their coordinates in space, so sharing the coordinates for a planet with a friend will allow them to visit the 'same planet' in their game. Only numbers ranging from -99999999 to 99999999 will appear in the Navigator, but planets generate and can be visited beyond this range.

GO Button

Initiate Fil Jump.png FTL, or Faster Than Light, is the method by which ships travel from coordinate to coordinate in space. Once a planet has been selected and the ship has enough fuel, the player can click the 'GO' button to initiate an FTL jump to that planet. During a jump, you may not warp down from your ship, but you may warp to a party member's ship.


Known Bugs

It is possible to use the Navigator from a party member's ship. Doing so and jumping to a planet will send your ship to that planet, but consume your party member's fuel.

An early mockup of the planetary view
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