Official support for downloadable custom planetary systems is here! The website has been updated with pages to allow you to view and download celestial bodies and planetary systems that players have created and uploaded. When starting a new sandbox, you now have the option to select which planetary system to use.

This update is our first big step on the path to implementing 'Planet Studio', which is currently the most upvoted suggestion on our website. Currently, planet studio is only accessible from the developer console and is just a tool used for viewing celestial bodies and uploading custom bodies and systems. Actually creating and modifying custom content is still just an XML only capability at this time, but we are hard at work on a future update which will bring more in-game editing capability.

A few players have already been hard at work editing XML to create custom systems and bodies and the results are awesome. Please take a look at at their creations and feel free to toss them an upvote (both systems and bodies can be upvoted).
https://www.simplerockets.com/PlanetarySystems/Best
https://www.simplerockets.com/CelestialBodies/Best

For those of you interested in creating custom celestial bodies and/or planetary systems with XML right now, planet studio has received some updates in this release. Details on changes and some basic instructions on how to use planet studio in its current state can be found here.

The full release notes can be found here with a list of all bug fixes and tweaks in the new version.


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    Thanks, @pedro16797 for the suggestion on how to rearrange the navigation links at the top of the page! I think it looks a lot better now! What does everyone else think?

    Pinned 1.5 years ago
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    @Hash you can change the camera speed using the +- buttons. Are you on mac or windows?

    +1 1.3 years ago
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    @SassyBoi @theUSSR the current planet studio isn't very performance intensive because it's not generating terrain that much. Once a fully implemented Planet Studio comes out the battery drainage may be too high and a lot of mobile devices could overheat.

    1.3 years ago
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    @AndrewGarrison My phone works just fine with the Planet Studio, except when it can't zoom in or zoom out. please fix that.

    +2 1.4 years ago
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    @CPSU3417 what kind of free versi

    1.4 years ago
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    75 TheSam

    Oh nvm I found the answer somewhere else
    @pedro16797

    1.5 years ago
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    @TheSam how to access what?

    1.5 years ago
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    75 TheSam

    How to access tho

    1.5 years ago
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    15 17739

    А на Андроид планет пойдут?

    1.5 years ago
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    @Herteirbear182He you haven't bought it from steam or Google Play or app store that's y you are not getting latest updates

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    @Herteirbear182He are you on mobile or pc?

    1.5 years ago
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    Im still in 8.305.0

    1.5 years ago
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    @pedro16797 Ah thank you

    1.5 years ago
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    @Chrisshark it's a pc only feature for now

    1.5 years ago
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    how do create the planets by phone?

    +2 1.5 years ago
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    but how do I get new things

    +1 1.5 years ago
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    @OldCoach The 0.9.306 update is an update for the game that you should automatically have gotten from whichever platform you purchased the game on. Player created planetary systems can be viewed from here, and each system should have a download button in the top right of the page. Recent blog posts show up everywhere, so there are currently a couple 'posts' in that list that aren't actually planetary systems to be downloaded.

    1.5 years ago
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    Oh ok @Beamaerospace

    1.5 years ago
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    514 OldCoach

    @NathanMikeska I don't see a download button for 09.306.

    1.5 years ago
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    @OldCoach No, downloading a system should automatically download the individual planets that it includes.

    1.5 years ago
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    514 OldCoach

    I know this may sound like a dumb question, but do we download each individual planet from crafts section?

    1.5 years ago
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    @AndrewGarrison yes

    1.5 years ago
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    @NathanMikeska A samsung tablet. I installed a downloaded system, and it worked flawlessly. In the standard Juno system, the game became "fragile" and crashed easily.

    1.5 years ago
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    @daylodia Downloading planets isn't super useful right now. You need to download a planetary system and select it when starting a new game.

    1.5 years ago
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    @whineinstein What device do you have? Also, its it crashing with the stock system or is this using a downloaded system?

    1.5 years ago
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