1,381 ratings
Beautiful Universe v2.0
File Size
336.069 MB
Jun 5, 2016 @ 7:41am
Dec 7, 2017 @ 6:33am
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Beautiful Universe v2.0

This mod changes vanilla skyboxes and brings more beauty to the game. As references were used NASA photos, EVE Online skyboxes, and various digital art.

- Use it with any other mod freely and no fear.

If you use mod More Star Classes subscribe to compatibility patch.

If you use mod Real Space subscribe to compatibility patch.

- No. Report if you find.

- Yes. This mod does not change checksum so you can get all achievements.

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Pangolins 19 hours ago 
nvm I see your post about cubemaps further down I will give that a go, thanks!
Pangolins 19 hours ago 
Hey devs, thanks for this awesome mod. I was wondering if you could give me any advice- I was trying to make my own skyboxes from image files, using your mod as a base, but they always show up as pitch black in game. I tried opening your skybox images in GIMP, saw that there were six layers, deleted the top layer, and pasted an image with the same dimensions on top, but obviously that didn't work. Could you give me any advice or is there a guide you know of for making these?
Hero Jan 10 @ 7:04am 
Is it just me or are the backrounds really blockyu and bandy? As to say in low quality? I play at 1440p
Dogboy Jan 2 @ 6:02pm 
@Aveliumar, this and UI Overhaul 1080p plus.
I have tried launching without that though.
Thanks for the reply.
Aveliumar  [author] Jan 1 @ 11:17pm 
@Dogboy, what mods do you have?
Dogboy Jan 1 @ 8:00pm 
Having the same issue as @Der Schnee
Mod says it's activated in game but all backgrounds stay default.
Have tried launching with only this mod and trying different resolutions and your suggestion @Aveliumar
Woob Dec 30, 2017 @ 2:56pm 
I haven't experienced the red or purple skybox yet :(
Necroti Dec 12, 2017 @ 12:45pm 
Very low rez. Only have seen 2-3 different skyboxes over the course of multiple games.
Aveliumar  [author] Dec 7, 2017 @ 6:56am 
Mod is updated to verison 1.9 but still works fine with 1.8.
Aveliumar  [author] Dec 6, 2017 @ 10:51pm 
@Vorian, honestly, for all the time I played with this mod I haven't met a single bug with backgrounds.

Check your game cache, try to unsubscribe and download non-Steam mod version.

Also if you are MAC or Linux user or if you use OpenGL instead of DirectX - I cannot guarantee proper work for this mod.