Questions tagged [starbound]

A 2d sandbox game developed by Chucklefish Games for PC. It is a game about exploring space and planets.

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How to get Concrete Block?

I'm trying to create a settlement made by Outpost Concrete, but unfortunately I can't create more of it because I'm missing the recipe for the Concrete Block. According to the wiki, I can learn the ...
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Starbound crashes on starup

If I try to start Starbound it gets past the Chucklefish logo and the crashes. No error messages given. I tried verifying the integrity of the game cache through steam, and then again after deleting ...
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Are collars and EPP augmentations permanent?

Both EPP augmentations and collars are items that can be attached to existing items. I would like to know if the attachment process is permanent, and if it is not, then do we get the previous item ...
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Which are the exact requirements for the “Destroyer of Worlds” achievement?

The steam description for the achievement is "Move a planet's worth of blocks", which seems fairly vague. Before I start grinding blocks to try to get it, I was wondering if anyone has a more specific ...
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Is it possible to hide your backpack or helmet?

The Environmental Protection Packs (EPP) are essential to exploring certain hazardous planets, but they don't fit the outfit I'm going for - I mean, when was the last time you saw a cowboy wearing a ...
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How to increase crew member damage and armor?

Sometimes colonists and surrendered enemies ask to become crew members on your ship. I found them to be quite useful as they act as meat shields help engage enemies in combat. However, I'd like to ...
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What is considered stealing, and what are the consequences?

Planets in Starbound often have NPC towns on their surfaces. When visiting them sometimes I'm accused by the NPCs of stealing when I break the blocks that make up the town or their furniture or ...
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Which crop should I grow to make the most pixels?

With the Terramart Shipment structure it is possible to sell crops and farm produce directly from your colony. This makes farming crops to make pixels a viable option. However, choosing the right crop ...
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How to complete a new friend quest?

I have a simple quest, build a house with a neighbor for my tenant, house should have: 1 colony deed 1 torch 1 wooden table 1 wooden door Seems easy but no matter what I build, it does not work. I ...
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How do I upgrade my Matter Manipulator?

I've been playing Sarbound version 1.0 up until the first relic quest, I wan't to upgrade my MM (Matter Manipulator) but I must have skipped the tutorial which people say is how you unlock it. After ...
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Is there a reward for building a colony on a more dangerous planet?

I am currently considering where to start building my first colony. Building on a less dangerous planet would certainly be less stressful. But is it as rewarding? Is there any incentive for having a ...
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Is there a difference between “moons”, “lonely moons” and “vacant moons”?

I noticed that some moons are described as This moon supports no life and has no atmosphere. However, fuel is abundant here - scans indicate that there is a wealth of it burried below the surface. ...
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What version of Starbound am I playing?

Starbound 1.0 has been released, but when I launch the game on Steam the game's title still says "Starbound - Beta". How can I find out whether I'm running the 1.0 version of the game?
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Ways to get cotton

As of now, I'm stuck trying to make that Teddy Bear, which requires more cotton than even making a Tungsten set. I got 2 seeds and waiting them to grow after watering each stage takes a lot of time, ...
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Apart from Campfire what other furniture can I use to cook raw food?

I'm looking for a more indoor solution for my cooking needs, the campfire looks a little weird in the middle of the spaceship.
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How do I find the final boss in Starbound?

I'm playing the last unstable version (not nightly). I've managed to obtain all artefacts and opened the gate in the Ark Ruins and teleported to the Ruin (planet) where the final boss should be. But ...
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Are there any racial differences in Starbound? [duplicate]

Are there any differences between the different races in Starbound, besides starting items and how their equipment look?
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How Can I Plant Stuff in Starbound?

I have lots of seeds and saplings, how can I plant them? I have Dry Dirt, Dire Stone And Dry Sand (and no equipment except a Watering Pot).
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Where can I find Plant Fiber and Iron?

Where can I find Plant Fiber and Iron? I'm on the planet Cephei Rim VI.
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How do i find a specific system

I recently set up camp on a planet, rigged up a teleporter, and now I can't find the system itself. Does anyone know an easy way of finding the system? I know all the details apart from the ...
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How do I defeat Shockhopper Mk II?

I just got the quest from the penguin at the outpost to go to the testing facility to fight Shockhopper Mk II, but I can't seem to figure out how to defeat Shockhopper Mk II. He always manages to kill ...
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Is Crystal Biome still available?

I remember that I once found on a planet, deep below, very near the final lava level, a small Crystal cave. It was a very beautiful place to play around. In the actual version, is this minibiome ...
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How can I stop fall damage?

In starbound I have a path down to the core, but it is very difficult to use my second jump to alleviate fall damage. Can I use water or a certain block to eliminate this, such as slime blocks in ...
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Tips on surviving a biome dungeon?

I'm playing as an Avian character, and I stumbled upon an Avian dungeon. I would have assumed that the creatures within would have thought me friendly (since I'm the same race), but that's apparently ...
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What is Starbound and is it only on PC, or on console and PC?

I've heard about this game in many groups on social media and I've heard that it's really fun to play. Can anyone tell me what it is? I've been wondering this for a long time and I finally broke and ...
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I may have broken something in a custom mod

I have created a new custom race for Starbound, but alas, I have no idea of how mods work. The original download was of a default copy of the Human race files. I simply retextured them. But now, that ...
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How do I add pixels to a specific character?

Starbound worlds looks pretty amazing and it's time to build up something really big. Can you, please, guide me how to add pixels to a specific character? Is there any way to achieve that with a ...
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How do I put fuel into my starbound ship?

I want to go to another galaxy in starbound but i cant because i dont know how to put the fuel into my ship and where! I have the fuel. I just need to know how to put the fuel into the spaceship.
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How do you avoid getting radiation in starbound?

I have recently started the Dreadwing mission in Starbound and have come to realize that I need better weapons so I have landed on a planet with a radiation symbol. I am a newer player so I do not ...
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How do I get radioactive ores?

Note: This question refers to content found only in Starbound beta. As of the 1.0 stable version of the game, there is no radioactive ore in the game anymore. Ships are now fueled with liquid or ...
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Steel Catch 22 in Starbound

Note: This question refers to content found only in Starbound beta. As of the 1.0 stable version of the game, Steel is not available in the game. It has been replaced with tungsten, which is directly ...
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How high can I jump?

When I'm placing platforms, I'm not too sure how high I can place them and have them still be reachable. How many block heights can I jump? (For reference, I know that by default, you can jump ten ...
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How to defeat Starbound's first boss?

Starbound's first boss, the giant crystal monster found at the end of Erchius mining facility, is finicky and difficult. The boss has several phases, some of which contain attacks that seem too fast ...
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How do I make a new world per character in starbound?

I own two starbound characters: one Avian and one Novakid. I need to know how to make a new world for every character. The latter of the two is my first character, and he already exhausted the ...
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How do I upgrade the matter manipulator in the new stable Starbound?

I currently have two quests involving steel, which requires oil to create. I can't harvest oil until I upgrade my matter manipulator, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to do that! I've ...
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What types of dungeons can be found on which planets in Starbound?

From what I understand, dungeons are distributed according to planet biomes. Which dungeons can be found on which planet type then? For example, I'm pretty sure you can find floran dungeons on jungle ...
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How do I negate falling damage in Starbound?

I want to build a hellevator (to borrow a word from Terraria). What do I put at the bottom (or throughout the shaft) to make it so I do not die at the bottom? Are there generic solutions to prevent ...
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Where is the Erchius mining facility?

I have the quest to go to the Erchius mining facility to check out a distress signal. I did the logical thing and went to the only moon in the current system (since that is the only area i can travel ...
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How do I update to Giraffe?

How do I update my game to Upbeat Giraffe? I saw it recently came out, so I want to download it so me and my friend can continue playing. But, the game says it is up to date, despite while in game ...
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Is there a way to change where I beam down to? [duplicate]

On Starbound, when ever you beam down to a planet, it drops you in the same spot each time. Is there a way to edit where it drops you (no mods preferably)? I am exploring planets to find a good ...
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What is the admin command to spawn the heat suit?

Normally a player would defeat the giant robot to get the heat suit, but I can't quite pull that victory off. What is the admin command to spawn the heat suit tech? update My workaround was ...
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When do I get to upgrade my ship?

When do I get to upgrade my ship? And how?, without using the /spawnitem shipT# command? Replace the '#' with a Tier number (1 to 10?). ... Or using the /upgradeship command. So, now that Starbound ...
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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 ...