A 2013 adventure RPG, developed by Chucklefish Games for PC. It is a game about exploring space and planets.

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Where do I find Oil?

In Starbound, there are many new things introduced into the game in the Nightly builds (for the upcoming Winter update). One of which is many changes to progression... I'm up to a part where you're ...
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What do I do with Pickaxes in the nightly builds?

In the stable builds, pickaxes and drills are the main methods of mining out things (apart from the Matter Manipulators). However, this has changed in the nightly builds. I've noticed that Pickaxes ...
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Starbound: Sudden extreme cold at low depths?

I was mining, and there was a point where if I go down a few blocks, I start losing heat rapidly: But if I go back up to the platform directly above it, my heat starts regaining rapidly. What's ...
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Is there a slow FPS fix for Starbound for Linux64?

I thought I would run this here, as the conventional solutions (disable Steam overlay, run without Steam, etcetera) have been ineffective, or in one case seemed to make it even worse. Starbound is ...
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How can I have my door stay open until I go go back inside

I want to have a pressure plate beside my door on the inside. When I step on it I want it to toggle my door open or closed. So if I walk out my door should stay open until I (or someone else) walks ...
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Where can I find a blueprint for Sushi?

I've been searching for a long time, and I recently got into exploring the variety of recipes and food in starbound, and I discovered that sushi has some of the most beneficial effects available for ...
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Is there any other fuel to power my ship? [duplicate]

I'm stuck on a astriod and there is no oxygen so I die really fast I can't mine fast enough help.I've tried coal but I don't have enough.
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Need explaination for tag description on servers

While browsing around for servers I faced the server list featuring tags. Some are easy to understand like "pvp". Some other like "anarchy", "dedicated" or "vanilla" means nothing to me. Can anybody ...
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Can multiplayer games mix softcore/hardcore mode?

Is it possible for two players to play together, one in softcore and one in permadeath mode? In that case, is there any specific handling for pvp? Assumed that we are in a pvp server, players are ...
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Upgrade to Stone Axe in Starbound

I have defeated the first boss in Starbound and am roaming around in the Beta Sector. I have upgraded my pickaxe to gold, and it is working really great. I was wondering if there are similar ...
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How does one unlock the The Rubium Tech Upgrade

How can I unlock the Rubium Tech Upgrade in the robotic crafting table ? I have everything I need to craft it but it just won't appear. Do I need to craft all the other tech upgrades before I can see ...
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Is there a way to tell if an alien is aggressive or friendly on Starbound?

I have found that some aliens cause me no harm at all, whereas others will try and kill me. Is there a way of knowing for sure if an alien is going to kill me or not before I go stabbing it? I'd ...
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How to transfer universe to another PC?

I played Starbound with friends and we have a homeplanet with our huge base on it. I want to keep all our progress when launch server on another PC. It is possible to transfer universe to another PC? ...
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How does farming work?

So far, every single plant I've tried to grow has yeilded me...exactly whatever I used to plant it. I put a tomato in the ground. I got a tomato. I put a wheat seed in the ground. I got a wheat seed. ...
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How do you drop items?

I have a bunch of stuff in my inventory that I'll never want again. I have found that I can put items into the item bar thing, then select that as my active item, and press Q to throw it on the ...
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What does this sideways-thermometer-looking bar mean?

I've been mining a lot of cobblestone because I don't know how else to look for iron. In the meanwhile, this bar has appeared on my screen, and has been steadily depleting. What does this bar ...
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How do I get out of the very first room in Starbound?

I was able to take all of the items out of the storage container, but now it looks like I need to find some kind of fuel to power my trip to the surface of the planet. How do I get out of this ...
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How do I make an efficient farm?

I would like to make a multi-tiered farm on my homeworld. Having layers of dirt with plants in between, my only problem is the vertical space plants take up is different. Having a need for a ...
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What benefits are there to having a homeworld with a higher threat level?

I made the first snow planet I found in the alpha sector my homeworld and have been slowly working on my castle. I am wondering if maybe I should wait before getting too comfortable on this planet if ...
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Starbound - Any way to detect mineral in the ground without having to dig?

Can we create a kind of sonar / scanner to scan for deep resources ?
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How can I see deep underground?

Is there a way to see other than switching to flashlight when mining deep underground?
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Starbound server not working?

My Starbound server is not working; when I try to log on to the server it says "wrong password" but I have not set a password. My friend can join but I can't. Does anyone have any ideas what to do?
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How to trade items in Multiplayer

this is kind of an easy question, but I can't find the answer to this anywhere. When I play multiplayer with a friend, how can we trade Items? (For example something basic like the pick axe)...?
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What are the key differences between Terraria and Starbound [duplicate]

I'm thinking about buying Starbound, but at the moment it just looks like a Terraria with aliens and different items. I kinda liked Terraria but I don't wanna spend money on the same game with only ...
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How can I shop at a merchant?

I've just recently got Starbound for Christmas, but I can't seem to interact with a merchant that sells guns. I've looked on the internet, but I can't find a thing.
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Are higher Sectors snow planets cooler?

I am now on my first gamma sector snow planet and now i need warmer clothes, so i dont freeze to death. I was on a snow planet in beta sectors before and did not need my warm clothes. So do snow ...
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How do I see what blueprint was discovered for the notification “New Blueprint Discovered”?

I recently landed on a Desert biome in the Beta sector and as I was starting to dig into some loose sand I was picking up some loose items and I saw a notification with the others: New Blueprint ...
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Any use for Holiday Spirit?

I am a bit of a boring starbound player (don't build much, prefer to explore) so for me, is there any value to holiday spirit? or am I doomed to have a filed inventory slot until the next wipe?
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Do I have to rebuild entire Robot again if I die?

I just died in the fight against the inactive robot. Now he is gone. Do I have to rebuild the whole thing again? Please don't tell me that. I Googled it but found nothing. Only answers with ...
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Teleport pad sometimes keeps teleporting me back onto the ship instead of down to the planet

My teleport pad will sometimes keep teleporting me back onto the ship instead of down to the planet. Is there a solution for this issue?
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Starbound Error

I was just trying to launch Starbound and I got this error: The launcher then crashes. I even tried reloading my game and that still didn't help. I have never gotten this error before. Can ...
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Can't access beta sector

I've defeated penguins, built Starmap Upgrade MK2 and used it. Now I have access to tier 2 items, but still can't go to the beta sector. How do I go to the beta sector?
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Set home in any world Starbound [duplicate]

I know, that in Starbound you can set a "Home Planet", so when you go with the spaceship, you can always return to your home planet easyly. But my question is about when you are in the planet. ...
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Stimpack color and buff

I've found some stimpacks and I know that the red ones give health. as far i saw green, blue, yellow, and red. what are they doing? are there more?
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How do I regenerate my health?

I'm not very good at the whole combat thing in this game. In fact, I'm really not very good at it. Having died multiple times before even finding a tree to get wood from, I finally got some wood and ...
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Which food items heal you, and by how much?

I've read that some foodstuffs restore health when used. As I'm starting my shipboard farm, I'd like to know what I should grow. To that end, [insert title here]?
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Which foods give buffs, and what are those buffs?

I've read that some foods in Starbound give buffs, and as I'm starting my shipboard farm, I'm trying to figure out what I should grow. Which foods give buffs?
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When are planets generated in Starbound?

In the patch notes for Offended Koala (Dec 15, 2013) it notes Fix naked NPC merchants On my starting planet I had an Avian village that included several of these naked NPC merchants who ...
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Does making a planet a Homeworld remove mobs from a dungeon?

I read that when you make a world your Homeworld you practically control every aspect of it. I am wondering, if a world had a dungeon like a Glitch Castle which has hostile enemies in it, would ...
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Do you need homes for NPCs spawned with Spawners?

I was reading on Both Wikis that you can spawn humans and guards, i am wondering if you need homes for them
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How does the environment influence farming?

So I've noticed that certain plants haven't been growing in a timely manner. On my starting world I had a toxic biome near the teleport point and got a bunch of toxic top seeds, but after 3-4 cycles ...
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How can I play as a band?

I'm trying to play as a band in Starbound, but it seems that the songs won't sync with my other band mates. How can I succesfully play a song as a band?
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Which biome has the most plants on it?

I'm trying to gather plant fibers to make a bunch of bandages. However I can't seem to find a biome with big plants on it. Which biome has the most plants on it for farming plant fibers?
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Can I see a map of the current planet?

I've found myself lost several times on a planet and I see no kind of map in the game. Is there any way at all to see a map of the current planet?
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Can I play the same Starbound character on multiple computers?

Is there currently a way to play the same character in the same universe on multiple computers? I would like to be able to take my game with me to campus or the living room, but do most of my play on ...
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Logging into steam VIA ssh to update game

I just recently got a server and it is linux SSH. It has installed on it Starbound. Starbound has recently updated and I need to update it but with the instructions provided I cannot seem to get it to ...
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How can I get more room in my inventory?

I'm tired of making trips back to my ship to offload materials when my inventory starts getting full. It looks like you start the game with one bag for items and another bag for the materials you mine ...
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What should I get before summoning the penguin mothership? [duplicate]

So, on my old character (before the wipe) I summoned the penguins when I wasn't ready. Boy, was that a mistake. I want to summon them again, but what weapons and armor should I get first? And are the ...
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I'm surrounded by idiots. Who do I have to kill to get my hands on a superior brain?

I'm trying to build the Inactive Robot, which requires me to build a Robot Head. Only, to build the Robot Head, it turns out I need to get my hands on a Superior Brain. I've been running around Sector ...
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Can I transfer items between my characters in single player Starbound?

Based on this question about a shared universe/planets, I began wondering if you can transfer items between your own characters without an intermediary on a server. Currently at work and unable to ...