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 only after clicking the button 'Go'. The location can be set manually either by entering X and Y coordinates, by clicking 'Your Ship' to select your ship's current planet, by clicking 'Go Home' to select your home planet, 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.

You can left click to select a planet and zoom in, you can left 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

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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.

Zoom Levels

There are three zoom levels in the navigation map. From either the planet or system maps players can zoom out by right clicking. In the system and galaxy zoom levels clicking a star or planet will zoom down to the next levels.

Planet View (1x)

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The planet view provides details on the selected planet such as biome, weather, dangers, size, gravity, threat and more. It also displays the required fuel cost to travel in the lower left of the window.

System View (2x)

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The system map provides an outline of planet types in the selected system. They can be planets, asteroid fields or gates depending on the icon.

Galaxy View (3x)

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The galaxy view shows stars, each of which has a system of planets around it. Stars are colored according to their type which dictates the threat and biomes of planets around them
  • Gentle : Forests, deserts, etc.
  • Eccentric : Has a wide variation of planet types, however they seem to only be of Moderate Threat level or lower.
  • Radioactive : Planets with high radiation, alien biome planets, poisonous biomes, jungles. They will require a radiation-resistant nanosuit tech.
  • Frozen : Tundra, Ice, Frozen seas. These require a cold-resistant nanosuit tech.
  • Firey : Volcanic planets, dead planets. Most have high temps requiring a heat-resist nanosuit tech.
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