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Explore and colonize a vast universe.

Discover resources. Build cities. Construct spacecraft. Walk aboard them. Operate their controls. Command a crew of NPCs. Lift off. Fly up through the atmosphere to outer space. Land on other worlds, anywhere, not at designated places. Build an empire.

Design unique spacecraft and buildings with the built-in 3D modeler. Make them function, with operable doors, landing gear, lights, turbo lifts, transporters, engines, shields, weapons, and more.

Galactic

07:39 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Rygen Nightwalker

this one, I gave the order to land on the closest airport, and it started seeming okay, but then I started diving into the atmospehre.
07:39 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Rygen Nightwalker

..and now I'm at 4m.
07:40 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Rygen Nightwalker

...and I can't se the platform structure from down here to know where it safe to move or build, which is just spiffy..
07:40 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Deantwo

yeah, the NPC pilot can't handle the high gravity of a gas giant... you might have to manually take off... don't go full thrust, and go more horizontal while holding the Q brake
07:41 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Rygen Nightwalker

Oh no, I laded at the airport no problem... The airport just took a dive too.
07:42 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Rygen Nightwalker

... unless I can't place an airport from orbit and these just end up getting placed on the water...
07:43 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Deantwo

yeah, don't thing you can place the airport from orbit, it might try to place it on the surface of the ocean if you do that
07:44 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Rygen Nightwalker

That's what looks like happened... Good thing I modifed this design so it would have enough lift to get off a gas giant...
07:44 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Rygen Nightwalker

So.. Land on platform, build airport... Lets see..
07:44 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Deantwo

nice
07:46 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Rygen Nightwalker

heh.. NPC seems to be able to lift off hwere I cant. go figure.
07:47 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Donut

yeah had same thing, I couldn't liftoff but crew could
07:48 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Rygen Nightwalker

Ship was capable of it though.. I made sure for the design.

07:59 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Rygen Nightwalker

There seems to be massive server lag right now...Game lost track of my ship and put it in orbit. NPCs are ignoring commands too.

08:24 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Deantwo

weird
08:24 UTC · Shores of Hazeron
Deantwo

but not exactly unheard of