Many raw materials can be foraged directly from the environment. Not all resources are available in every environment though.
Locating Natural Resources
Plants can easily be found using the Plants overlay.
Rocks can easily be found using the Rocks overlay.
Rocks while having multiple possible shapes, always have the same look.
|Stone||The most common rock.|
|Ore||No handcrafting uses.|
|Crystals||No handcrafting uses.|
|Oil||Only forages oil, cannot forage natural gas.|
|Gems||No handcrafting uses. Valuable in trade.|
|Radioactives||No handcrafting uses.|
|Coal||No handcrafting uses.|
|Eludium||Commonly only on moons and other atmosphere-less worlds.|
|Lumenite||Commonly only on moons and dark worlds.|
Inspect Natural Resources
It is possible to inspect a resource before foraging it. Look at the ground at the base of the resource, whether it is a rock or a tree or a shrub. Use the spotting key, default
`, to get a spot description of the terrain at that location. The description will include the type and quality of the resource.
Picking Up Natural Resources
Natural resources are picked up from the ground using the hand cursor.
Click on the rock or shrub to forage from it. Some times other plants may get in the way, when trying to harvest, in that case try from another angle or another source.
It is also possible to forage water by clicking on the surface of visible water.