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Optional Erchius Mining Facility/Vinalisj Quest 1.4 (FU Compatible)

Hated the Erchius quest gating your space exploration, but still wanting to do it some other day?

  1. xaliber

    Hated the Erchius Mining Facility quest gating your space exploration? Wanting to skip that part while still progressing through the rest of the main storyline?

    This mod is for you.

    This mod aims to remove the hassle of doing introductory Erchius Horror quest without affecting the rest of the main storyline (so you still have to do racial scans and defeat the Ruin). These are the features:
    • Start with repaired ship right off the bat
      (you can travel to other systems immediately as long as you have fuel);
    • Teleport directly to Outpost after booting up your ship;
    • No longer need to collect 20 Core Fragments to repair the Ancient Gate;
    • Shops in the Outpost (including mechs!) are unlocked right off the bat as if you have completed the Erchius Facility quest;
    • No longer need to do the Outpost scanning, just talk right to Esther;
    • Truly optional Erchius Mining Facility quest! Jump straight to artifacts collection quests.
    The Erchius quest has been made as a side-quest, which means you can progress through the main story without ever touching that quest!

    You need to play with new character.

    Compatible with Frackin' Universe (FU)?
    YES! Right off the bat!

    This mod will not only makes the Erchius quest optional, but also make the Vinalisj introduction quest in FU (the one where you have to make crafting tables) COMPLETELY OPTIONAL!

    You can tell that white alien guy to shut up and go straight to the cavern!


    How to install mods?
    (in case you didn't know)

    1. Open your Starbound folder:
      [Steam directory]\SteamApps\common\Starbound

      If you've installed Starbound via GOG Galaxy:
      [Galaxy directory]\Games\Starbound

    2. Open the folder named mods.

    3. Now open the downloaded OptionalErchius.zip file and extract the OptionalErchius folder inside the zip into the mods folder.


    Alternative Steam download:

    Works great with:
    LowClueHunt-20: makes the scanning quest less tedious - http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=751952122

    If you want to make all the story optional, use:
    Optional Story (not compatible with this mod): http://community.playstarbound.com/resources/optional-story.4451/
    Mod Pack Permissions:
    Anyone can use this mod in their mod compilation without the author's consent.
    Mod Assets Permissions:
    You must get the author's consent before altering/redistributing any assets included in this mod.


    1. starbound-optional-erc2.jpg
    2. starbound-optional-erchius.png
    3. starbound-optional-erc6B.jpg
    4. starbound-optional-erc3_ALT.jpg
    5. starbound-optional-erc9.jpg
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Recent Reviews

  1. faennia
    Version: 1.4 (FU Compatible)
    Pretty nice mod!
  2. the3rdkira
    Version: 1.4 (FU Compatible)
    Very useful mod, because starting quests are good only the first time you play the game. After some time and multiple created characters they become a real pain in the arse.
  3. Marinebeast
    Version: 1.4 (FU Compatible)
    Excellent mod for modders who want to test stuff fast. A total lifesaver for checking planet gen and other such things! <3
  4. BoundOffStars
    Version: 1.2.1
    When the Erchius Horror causes your game to freeze, this is the mod you download.
  5. MathRune
    Version: 1.2.1
    Thank ya so much <3
  6. wbyun
    Version: 1.2.1
    OMG U save me so much time!!!!!!!!! absoulute genious.
  7. DrPvtSkittles
    Version: 1.2.1
    I wish I found this mod months ago!
  8. BILLY500436
    Version: 1.1
    Very useful when your too lazy to go through or think it's just a hassle. I personally think this saves my own time and frustration especially if your one to create many multiple characters or switch mods a lot that require a new character.
  9. Kori
    Version: 1.1
    The best time saver thank you.