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How do I find my way back to my starting planet?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by squirbel, Jan 2, 2014.

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How do I find my way back to my starting planet?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by squirbel, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. squirbel

    squirbel Intergalactic Tourist

    I thought that the "go home" function would take me there, but it seems I had to know to set it. Frustrating, because I didn't. Is there any way to know which coordinates I've been to?

    I really need to get home because I left important mats there. :(

    -signed

    Homeless and adrift

    I'm gonna quit if I can't get back.
    • BitHorizon

      BitHorizon Existential Complex

      There is a file in the game that logs wherever you've been. I don't remember what it was, but there is hope yet!
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      • ReverendBonobo

        ReverendBonobo Subatomic Cosmonaut

        Right now, no. It's a feature that will most likely be added in the future, but in the current beta build, you're hosed.
        • BitHorizon

          BitHorizon Existential Complex

          Like I said, thereis a file that logs where you have been. There is a way if you're willing to go hunt for that file.
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          • ReverendBonobo

            ReverendBonobo Subatomic Cosmonaut

            Thanks. I stand corrected.
            • Johnno

              Johnno Space Spelunker

              The starmap has a dotted line to show the last jumps you've made, however I haven't really paid attention to it nor tested it, so I'm not sure on the persistence or limitations of it. See if it's there and you could try tracing it back and jump to the earliest location.

              Otherwise, the locations you've visited are in your /Starbound/universe folder. If you haven't been back to your starting location after visiting other places you can simply sort the files by date/timestamp, the earliest one would be your home planet.

              Or, depending on how many places you've visited you could write down /screenshot their coordinates and start searching, if you remember anything about your home system/planet you could just check coordinates before making the actual jump(s). From what I can tell worlds are listed by sector_X coord_Y coord_extra info.

              Meaning alpha_555_-444_333_2.world is

              Alpha sector
              X: 555
              Y: -444

              I can't promise that that's all 100% accurate, but seems to make sense from what I can tell anyway.
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              • squirbel

                squirbel Intergalactic Tourist

                Most useful! I will search!
                • squirbel

                  squirbel Intergalactic Tourist

                  alpha_-72005402_-99948583_-14692972_2_3.world

                  so alpha 720,999,146 ?
                  • squirbel

                    squirbel Intergalactic Tourist

                    Oh the universe doesn't have three dimensions. 720,999, right?
                    • PHaeTH

                      PHaeTH Space Spelunker

                      don't forget the negatives, but yeah essentially.
                      If you order the files chronologically in the universe folder you should be able to find your first planet by the date it was last altered or when it was created.
                      • Tanek

                        Tanek Big Damn Hero

                        That would be coordinates:
                        -72005402, -99948583

                        The third number must have some relation to which planet in the system. Only the first two are the coordinates you enter.
                        • huntgod

                          huntgod Orbital Explorer

                          Yup the universe file has al the planets there...sort by date and there ya go.
                          • squirbel

                            squirbel Intergalactic Tourist

                            k next problem. Those coordinates, minus the third get me to the screen my planet is supposedly on, but how do i find mine? I've entered each planet on the screen, refreshing the coordinates when I exit each one cos it messes up.

                            argh.
                            • PHaeTH

                              PHaeTH Space Spelunker

                              I'm guessing that your planet will be the second orbiting the star and the moon named c in the closest planet view. you can also zoom out by right clicking.
                              Give me a few minutes and I'll test out my guess.

                              Edit : I was wrong
                                Last edited: Jan 2, 2014
                              • squirbel

                                squirbel Intergalactic Tourist

                                No, I'm not facing planets, I'm facing a screen full of stars, or points.
                                • Johnno

                                  Johnno Space Spelunker

                                  The system/star closest to the middle of your starmap would be the one you're after. When you put in coordinates the screen tries to center on those coordinates.
                                  • squirbel

                                    squirbel Intergalactic Tourist

                                    Thanks for your help by the way, much appreciated!
                                    • squirbel

                                      squirbel Intergalactic Tourist

                                      Problem is the center is completely blank.

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                                      • Betrael

                                        Betrael Poptop Tamer

                                        You shouldn't worry too much about materials from the starting planet, probably spending more value in fuel finding it than you would actually get from being there.
                                        • Arylin

                                          Arylin Starship Captain

                                          To quote Tanek, the coordinates are -72005402, -99948583. I don't see the negative symbols, so you're looking at the wrong section of space.
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