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Outdated New Race Jumpstart Kit 1.3

A race-creation resource for new modders, by a new modder.

  1. Wall of Knowledge
    Now that Upbeat Giraffe is here, I've finally decided to stop lurking, join the Starbound community, and learn how to mod the game.

    Building a race mod from scratch, though, I've found a lot of niggling little easy-to-miss elements that are required to make the mod actually run in game, and while I never used the old __merge function, the new .patch system is slightly obtuse; so I decided to copy the guts out of the mod that I'm making and bundle up the bare essentials (using human assets as placeholders) necessary to make a race mod function as a platform for other modders to work off of, whether making a new race or updating an old one.

    I meant to get this uploaded on Christmas, but festivities delayed it a bit! This bundle also includes a ReadMe with links to a couple useful modding tools. Please read it before you complain that something didn't work! If you don't, I won't have terribly much sympathy for you!

Recent Reviews

  1. Mmklop
    Version: 1.3
    to update your mod made from this base to glad giraffe, go to
    [yourmodname]/ai and open ai.config.patch next, inbetween "aiFrames" : "humanAi.png",
    "staticFrames" : "staticHuman.png:",
    "portraitFrames" : "portraits/humanPortraits.png",
    and you should be good to go
  2. jajoe98
    Version: 1.3
    This has been helping me understand how to make a race and it is awesome but if I unzip the file straight into the mods folder I get this error: Fatal Exeption caught: (StarExeption) An error occurred during loading: (JsonExeption) No such key in Json::get("portraitFrames")
    I do have other mods but the game runs fine unless I put this file into the folder. Is there a way to fix this?
    1. Wall of Knowledge
      Author's Response
      You could run it on Upbeat Giraffe. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
      The mod's outdated, so it only serves as a reference until/if I get around to updating it.
  3. Shadewarp
    Version: 1.3
    Awesome resource for getting old races back into the game - this helps you understand the new format and will greatly reduce your frustration level ;)
  4. spyridondvts19
    Version: 1.3
    This is really great! Now I can finally create a Yoshi species for SB!
    And now.... I need a tutorial of how to create clothes for SB....
  5. Icekat8
    Version: 1.3
    Must have for anyone starting out on trying to make or update old race mods, very appreciative of this as alot of older races where made well but left to gather dust, now I can fill up my tons o' empty race selection spots!
  6. haynesy566
    Version: 1.3
    Is this still compatible with newest updates? I am extremely grateful that SOMEONE has finally managed to make something like this :) I would look forward to working with you in making some more custome races if you'd like just pm me if your interested
  7. FireFly Knight
    FireFly Knight
    Version: 1.3
    Pretty Useful!!!
    but not I run my Mod u-u
  8. Petalwatch
    Version: 1.3
    Extremely useful!
  9. Bughunter
    Version: 1.3
    A great help! Thumbs up to you :)
  10. Taweret
    Version: 1.2
    It is what it says on the can, and great for it. I didn't use the a guide or anything but found my way through with a lot of trial and error, and the one major issue that cropped up was VERY quickly fixed by the author. Long live the New Race Jumpstart Kit! Death to the Miniknog!