You’ve fled your home, only to find yourself lost in space with a damaged ship. Your only option is to beam down to the planet below and gather the resources you need to repair your ship and set off to explore the...
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Release Date: Jul 22, 2016

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June 19

Starbound 1.3.1 Changelog

Hey everyone!

We've just released a Starbound update with some minor changes and bug fixes. Check below for patch notes!

Minor Changes / Bug Fixes
  • Added and improved sound effects for a variety of monsters, weapons and mech components
  • Fixed lots of typos
  • Fix ‘Parts and Labour’ quest description not matching its requirements
  • Fix bookmarks not being sorted alphabetically
  • Fix players ‘swimming’ off rail stops using rail hooks
  • Fix world.spawnLiquid not functioning on tiles with rails/platforms
  • Fix a bug allowing placement of blocks on some outside walls of player stations
  • Fix Triplod not registering in monster collection when captured
  • Fix final ore type not being listed in navigation interface for some planets
  • Fix placement of a boulder trap in a challenge room
  • Fix rustick being affected by physics forces/collisions
  • Make airless space areas actually airless and require breath protection
  • Fix tier 4 mech bodies not protecting against radiation
  • Fix penguin weapon shop not unlocking when repeating weapon testing mission
  • Fix passive monsters becoming aggressive when player engages hostile monsters
  • Fix some systems not zooming out far enough in nav and planets going out of view
  • Fix a bug causing a navigation crash when selecting gas giants
  • Fix objects with minimum / maximum liquid levels not being broken
  • Fix item drops being stuck in force regions at top / bottom of world
  • Fix quest indicators being affected by world lighting
  • Fix bug preventing some background tiles from being painted
  • Disable ‘go to quest’ button in nav when that system isn’t explored (e.g. in another universe)
  • Fix some bugs when dual wielding rail hooks
  • Prevent activating techs during mech deployment
  • Don’t show the ‘E’ hint in dialog sequences that are not skippable
  • Fix a bug where navigation could be canceled after consuming fuel but before starting flight
  • Rework behavior of hoverbikes in zero gravity
  • Boats no longer sail out of water
  • Add an icon to Tonauac’s safe fall blessing
  • Add a few more mech horns
  • Prevent rail trams from driving off the ends of active stops
Modding API Changes
  • Add world.setDungeonId binding

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June 8

Starbound 1.3 - Spacefarer Update

https://youtu.be/iX3Mvvm5vRI
Hello! Starbound 1.3 - Spacefarer Update is here!

With the Spacefarer Update, our goal was to give players more things to do in space! Starbound has always focused heavily on traveling from planet to planet, but objectively space is just much cooler than any planet.

Check out the trailer for an overview of what we've added this patch, or check the patch notes below for a more comprehensive list of changes/additions. This is one of the biggest Starbound updates to date and has been really exciting for us to work on. We hope you enjoy it!

Major Changes

Navigation Overhaul
The cockpit navigation interface has been completely overhauled. Planets, moons and ships are all visible and orbit each other in real time. Systems will now contain NPC stations, friendly and hostile NPC ships, and strange space anomalies to visit!

Customizable Mechs
Explore these new space locations in customizable spacefaring mechs! Traverse hostile space in zero gravity, fight powerful new space monsters, and collect unique rewards as you upgrade your mech to progress through more difficult hazards. Mechs can also be deployed to planets, to crush your enemies with overwhelming firepower!

Modular Space Stations
Make a permanent home among the stars with player-owned stations! Use a station transponder to place your station into orbit, then expand it with modular rooms to suit your needs.

 
Minor Changes / Bug Fixes
  • Gameplay now pauses while menu is open (single player only)
  • Non-piercing projectiles (e.g.) rockets now stop at the edge of the entity they hit, correcting knockback direction from explosions
  • Adjusted player and other physics to behave better in zero gravity
  • Remove gravity from asteroid fields
  • Asteroid fields now ring their stars and can be entered at any position
  • Add rail tram vehicles and tram stop objects
  • When opening inventory, first tab will be selected by default
  • Auto-sorting inventory will also stack items
  • Add visual novel engine
  • Fix threat level of player ships to always be 1 for colonist purposes
  • Cheese is now considered produce and players will be paid to launch it into space
  • Made several block types permeable to liquids
  • Perfect armor set now slightly weaker than tier 6 crafted armors
  • Fix several issues with NPC pathfinding
  • Various performance improvements
  • Engineer and Mechanic crew members now give flat bonuses to ship speed and fuel efficiency
  • Ancient Vaults will no longer regenerate if the game is restarted while the vault is open
  • Added unbanip and unbanuuid commands for servers
  • Rail platforms and trams can now be broken using the matter manipulator
 
Modding API Changes
  • Support script panes opening and closing with inventory (like containers)
  • Item slots / grids in script panes now display tooltips for contained items
  • Special keys are now passed separately to techs as special1, special2, and special3. If a player is lounging, they will be suppressed and instead passed to the active vehicle (if applicable)
  • Support rectangular force regions with a linear force gradient
  • Support setting gravity for specific dungeon IDs in dungeon files
  • Rework canvas widget bindings. Canvas widgets can now be bound to a Lua object and controlled directly
  • Support damage sources for vehicles
  • ActiveItems will now include the player lua bindings when held by a player
  • Techs now have access to the message table for entity message handling
  • Add celestial lua bindings for script panes
  • Behavior nodes must now be explicitly defined in .nodes files. This includes specifying node parameters and outputs, with associated types. (Supported types: json, entity, position, vec2, number, bool, list, table, string)
  • Behavior trees (.behavior) now explicitly specify whether a parameter is a blackboard key or a raw value. This includes parameters passed into module (sub-tree) nodes.
  • Behavior node Lua implementations no longer directly perform blackboard lookups (BData methods). Lookups are performed before running the function, and the raw values are directly available in the “args” argument.
  • Behavior node Lua implementations no longer directly set blackboard values. Node output is set by returning or yielding a second value. This second value is a table of output key to output values.
Added Lua bindings:
  • world.environmentStatusEffects
  • world.materialHueShift
  • world.modHueShift
  • world.materialColor
  • world.setMaterialColor
  • world.entityTypeName
  • world.setDungeonGravity
  • world.setDungeonBreathable
  • world.itemDropItem
  • mcontroller.zeroG
  • mcontroller.atWorldLimit
  • physics.setCollisionEnabled
  • player.blueprintKnown
  • player.unequipTech
  • player.swapSlotItem
  • player.setSwapSlotItem
  • player.loungingIn
  • player.worldHasOrbitBookmark
  • player.orbitBookmarks
  • player.systemBookmarks
  • player.addOrbitBookmark
  • player.removeOrbitBookmark
  • player.addTeleportBookmark
  • player.isMapped
  • player.mappedObjects
  • root.materialConfig
  • root.modConfig
  • root.liquidConfig
  • root.elementalResistance
  • root.dungeonMetadata
  • vehicle.setForceRegionEnabled
  • vehicle.setDamageSourceEnabled
  • pane.setTitle
  • widget.active
  • widget.hasFocus
  • widget.registerMemberCallback
  • widget.itemSlotItem
  • widget.setItemSlotProgress
  • widget.bindCanvas
  • entity.persistent
Removed Lua bindings:
  • activeItem.giveOwnerItem (now available via player)
  • activeItem.ownerHasItem (now available via player)
  • activeItem.takeOwnerItem (now available via player)
  • player.addBookmark (use addTeleportBookmark / addOrbitBookmark instead)
  • root.materialPath (use materialConfig instead)
  • root.getConfiguration (removed for security)
  • root.setConfiguration (removed for security)
  • root.getConfigurationPath (removed for security)
  • root.setConfigurationPath (removed for security)

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Reviews

“Each time I beamed down from my personal starship into the 2D sidescrolling craft-em-up that is Starbound, I found an experience that shoots for the stars and lands squarely among them.”
9.1/10 – IGN

“The game had a fairly rocky "early access" journey but after spending some time with the final build, but it looks like it has finally become the game we were promised all those years ago.”
4/5 – The Escapist

“A charming space sandbox that will keep you busy and entertained for hours.”
84/100 – PC Gamer

About This Game



You’ve fled your home, only to find yourself lost in space with a damaged ship. Your only option is to beam down to the planet below and gather the resources you need to repair your ship and set off to explore the vast, infinite universe…

In Starbound, you create your own story - there’s no wrong way to play! You may choose to save the universe from the forces that destroyed your home, uncovering greater galactic mysteries in the process, or you may wish to forego a heroic journey entirely in favor of colonizing uncharted planets.



Settle down and farm the land, become an intergalactic landlord, hop from planet to planet collecting rare creatures, or delve into dangerous dungeons and lay claim to extraordinary treasures.

Discover ancient temples and modern metropolises, trees with eyes and mischievous penguins. Make use of hundreds of materials and over two thousand objects to build a sleepy secluded cabin in the woods, a medieval castle, or an underwater arcade.



Starbound has been built from the ground up to be multiplayer and easily moddable. You have the tools to make the universe your own and modify the game to suit your play style - add new races, biomes, dungeons, and quests - the possibilities are limitless.



  • Choose from one of 7 playable races and customize your character
  • Save the universe in a story campaign featuring unique characters, bosses, dungeons and quests!
  • You're the captain of your very own starship! Decorate it, expand it and use it to explore a procedurally generated universe
  • Colonize uncharted planets and collect gifts from your tenants - if they like you, they may even ask to join your ship crew!
  • Three game modes - Casual (no need to eat), Survival (eat to survive/drop items on death) and Hardcore (permadeath)
  • Craft thousands of objects - building materials, armor, weapons, furniture and more
  • Capture unique monsters to fight alongside you
  • All content is available in online drop-in/drop-out co-op
  • Built from the ground up to be easily moddable. You have the tools to make the universe your own - add new races, biomes, dungeons, and quests

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and directx 9.0c compatible gpu
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or later
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Discrete GPU capable of directx 9.0c
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Os X 10.9 or later
    • Processor: 64 bit Intel CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Os X 10.9 or later
    • Processor: 64 bit Intel CPU
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Debian Stable or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and opengl 2.1 compatible gpu
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Debian Stable or Ubuntu 12.04 LTS or later
    • Processor: Core i3
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB graphics memory and opengl 2.1 compatible discrete gpu
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
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