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 do you change the Universe?

In Starbounds files, there are 2 files: Starbound\starbound.config and Starbound\assets\default_configuration.config In both files this entry exists: "rootKey" : "...
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What do robot parts do?

After creating the metalwork station, I am able to construct various robot parts, such as legs, arms, and chest parts. I cannot yet make a head (no artificial brain), and I cannot make the robot ...
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Are there different platform materials besides wood?

The post title says it all, really. I'm planning out my main house and as far as I can tell, my only choice for a staircase is wood. Not exactly the nicest material.
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How do I change the key bindings?

I would really like "up" to be jump for this game, especially since it doesn't seem to serve any other purpose, but there doesn't seem to be an option to bind keys in this game. Is there any way to ...
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Is it possible to move the root of vines?

Vines grow down from "root" plants in starbound, and I believe they regrow given time. Seeing as these are a good source of plant fiber for bandages, is it possible to move the "roots" so the vines ...
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How to place 1x1 block instead of 2x2 blocks?

I would like to know if it's possible to just place 1x1 block in this game. Each time I place a 2x2 block, I have to use my pickaxe to remove the exceed I don't want. Is it possible ?
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How does item durability work?

Whenever I use my pickaxe, a little indicator under it keeps going down: Presumably, this indicates the remaining durability of said pickaxe. But I'm not sure how it works. Is that pickaxe getting ...
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How do you return to your ship in Starbound?

How does one return to your spaceship in starbound, without dying?
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How do I use two one-handed items at once?

I'm not sure how, but for some reason my character was using a flashlight in one hand an axe in the other. I'm not sure I managed this, and I also managed to switch back to only using one item without ...
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Can you pause the game in Starbound?

I was playing Starbound single player, and had to step away from the computer for a while. I hit Esc button and wandered away - a menu came up and so I assumed this had paused the game. When I ...
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How does the Threat Level relate to my character?

I've started to move between planets, and I can see that they each have a threat level. I thought this might be related in some way to a character level, but I can't find one anywhere. What is the ...
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How can I research frozen planets?

I haven't recipes with leather at the Spinning Wheel, how can I get them? I've found some planet where I can be 15 seconds at the most.
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Is higher weapon speed better, or lower?

Melee weapons have two stats: Damage per swing and Swing speed. The meaning of damage per swing is fairly obvious, but what does swing speed measure? Is it time/swing (so a lower value is better), or ...
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Is it possible to change your spawn point?

Is it possible to change the location you beam to on a planet? I've been to a couple of planets that have no usable resources near the spawn point and everything is a good distance East or West. It ...
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How do I use Blueprints?

I recently found an Energy Dash Blueprint deep underground. I took it back up to my spaceship, but I can't figure out how to use it. How do I use a blueprint? I'm assuming it has something to do ...
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How do I protect myself against cold weather on the surface?

I'm currently on a very cold planet having trouble staying warm. I find myself placing a campfire every screen-width I travel just to keep myself from dying. Are there better ways to stay warm, ...
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New quests don't appear

I've put distress beacon, then I haven't seen any UFO, just couple penguins, I've killed them and then there's happened nothing, no new quests etc. What should I do and/or what did I wrong? Should/can ...
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How do I use leather?

I've farmed a lot of leather, but I don't see any recipe with it. How can I use that? Or maybe, it just still hasn't recipes during beta?
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Where can you find a Molten Core?

I need a Molten Core to craft a Metal Workbench, which presume will open up more crafting options to me. Where can I obtain one?
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Can you mine through the world?

As mentioned in this answer the world in starbound loops around. Can I keep digging down and end up on the other side of the world? What happens when I keep digging down?
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Can I store my pixels somewhere so I don't lose them when I die?

I die all the time. My pixel balance hovers around zero as a result. I'm trying to save up for armor but my nonstop deaths are making that difficult. Is there anywhere I can store my pixels so that ...
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How can I most effectively farm Pixels?

I need a lot of Pixels to craft the various shiny weapons and armor that I have my eye on. However, the only ways that I can find to acquire Pixels are by killing enemies repeatedly, and by finding ...
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Where do I find higher tier ores?

After excavating in a few threat level 1-6 worlds, I've found a single piece of gold ore. I have no way of knowing just how far down I've been digging but It feels like quite a ways down, in fact most ...
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I'm hungry. How can I reliably find meat?

I've been playing for about 2 hours now and so far I've found a grand total of 2 pieces of meat by killing monsters. One was when I had the quest to find meat, and the other was when my friend had a ...
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Where can I find plant fiber?

I'm on one of the first few quests where I'm supposed to make a bow, kill an animal, and cook the food. However, I can't find plant fiber anywhere to make the bow with. Where can I get some?
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Can you catch monsters in Starbound? if so, how?

I've heard about how you can catch monsters but I haven't found out how .-. Can anyone help?
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How do I scan an item and what happens when I do?

I click on the scanner in my ship but I have no idea how to use it. How do I put an item in the scanner and what happens when I hit scan? Obviously there are the "scanned items are destroyed" ...
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What benefits are there to setting a home planet?

While in the space travel screen there was a button "Set Home Planet". When I set a planet to be my home, what happens to it?
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Starbound - Smasher or Poker

If you craft an anvil you unlock some weapons, the most powerfull ones are the "poker"(a spear) and the "smasher"(a warhammer), they have the same attack power, and the poker has a better swing speed, ...
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How do I sell to merchants?

I found some Glitch merchants in town willing to sell me things, but I don't see an option or window to sell things. How do I convince them to take my useless things?
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Is Starbound the sequel to Terraria? or what is their relationship?

A game called 'Starbound' popped up on Steam and I am confused as I am waiting for Terraria 2. I love Terraria and some various websites said that the Starbound developer team has members from the ...
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How do I grow crops?

I've done a bit of looking on wikis and the best I can find is that crops don't grow on all types of dirt, but I haven't been able to find any kind of dirt that can grow crops. I want my Glitch to be ...
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What is different about the different races?

A fairly basic question about Starbound - There are currently six playable races. Cosmetically, they are quite varied - Basic humans, Fishpeople, Robots, Bird people, Plant people, and Caveman-esque ...
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How do I fuel my spaceship?

I'm stuck on a planet with no wood trees and no resources that are easy to exploit, and I want to get off of it as quickly as possible. What do I need to do to get my spaceship enough fuel to go to ...
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How do I destroy the penguin mothership?

Also finally constructing the distress beacon and activating it, a gigantic penguin summoning UFO attacked and quickly killed me. When I returned to my world it was no longer there for me to try again....
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How do you delete a character in starbound?

Just got Starbound, and I made a typo in my first character's name. My OCD has kicked in, and I want to delete him. I see no delete button anywhere, and hovering + pressing delete over my characters ...
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Where can I find wood?

I started up a new world and all the nearby trees I've cut down have only given me plant fibres. All there other sources of wood, as I need wood to make many of the basic items.

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