UniGen is a series of mods that re-imagines the way the Starbound universe is generated. With all the modules of UniGen installed, you will be able to do things like tear down ancient gates, dig endlessly into a planet to find a massive core, jump high in low gravity on smaller worlds or struggle with higher gravity on larger worlds, find new systems such as the common Binary Star systems, or illusive Accretion Disks of Black holes.
UniGen includes a number of modules, they are designed to be compatible with each other, yet do not require each other to function. It is possible to pick and choose, something I thought was important for a mod which has subject matter that stretches so broadly.
These are the modules currently included in UniGen:
So, dig in and enjoy! I hope there's something in here for everyone.
- Asteroids Overhauled:
A simple module, makes asteroid fields have zero gravity and spawn massive amounts of all ores in the game. It's easy picking, but you'd better bring something to tether yourself.
- Build on Ancient Gateways
Does what it says, lets you tear down or build on Ancient Gateways. It also darkens the lighting in space station worlds and makes them much larger so you can build a space station around them.
- Larger Worlds and Diverse Gravity
Makes the worlds a similar size to as they were in Starbound v. Enraged Koala. Now planets go much further down, and huge planets can spawn which have a width of 16000 blocks. It also makes gravity vary depending on the planet size, smaller worlds will have lower gravity yet larger ones will have higher gravity.
- Minimum Threat Levels
Changes the tier system in the game. Now instead of a forest planet only spawning at tier 2, tier 2 will be it's minimum tier, and forest planets will spawn at higher tiers (up to tier 6) as well. This goes for all planets in the game. Vanilla tier 6 planets can only spawn at tier 6.
- Numbered Threat Tiers
Created to make the game less confusing using the Minimum Threat Levels module, simply adds a tier name to the threat descriptions, for example, "Low" is now called "T1 - Low".
- Rare Systems
Adds a number of interesting new systems to find. These include Rogue Planets with no parent star, Brown Dwarfs, or failed stars, with only cold planets orbiting, White Dwarfs, stars which are late in their lifetime, Blue Supergiants, Neutron Stars, and Accretion Disks of Black Holes (incredibly rare).
A resurrection of ohgoditburns/sir_cuitry's original mod. This module renames stars from things like "Frozen Star" to real Harvard Stellar Classes such as "Class A Star". It also rearanges the systems so different planets will spawn based on their distance to their parent star.
Just a fun little mod, it adds a number of system names to the list and removes some names and suffixes I thought were dumb or redundant. Open up the patch files with a text editor if you're curious. This one, as well as the rest, are optional.
Companion mods (compatible with UniGen and add to the experience):
Radiant Worlds by Mackinz
Moon Overhaul by Reika (Steam only, sorry GoG owners )
Extra Dungeons by The Observer
More Saplings by KateIsLost
For Frackin Universe users:
I don't play with Frackin Universe, but according to forum user bluesaka111, the following UniGen modules are compatible with Frackin Universe:
Feel free to test on your own and post any findings in the discussion thread!
- UniGen Asteroids Overhauled
- UniGen Build on Ancient Gateways
- UniGen Rare Systems
- UniGen Star Classes
- UniGen System Names
- 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.
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UniGen - Modular Universe Generation Overhaul 1.1
A more interesting universe