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Spails Jul 23, 2016 @ 8:06pm
Dirt isn't the same color as the one I mined.
So i was mining dirt on a planet, and when I went to place it, it was red. The dirt on the planet was brown so why is it red in my inventory? There is only one stack in there and it keeps adding the brown dirt to it so it's not like it's from another planet.

I tried deleting the existing stack of dirt and continued digging up more dirt, but that was red too. How do I change the color of dirt?
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Shun The Witch Jul 25, 2016 @ 12:28am 
This is not a glitch to my knowlage as there are many forms of dirt and stone that when mined default to the normal version this has been this way since i started.
Spails Jul 25, 2016 @ 5:39am 
Originally posted by Asferot De Voll:
Originally posted by Fleder:
Those are not the same colours and they do not look as good as the original ones.
You would've known that if you ever tried it.
So, this is no viable substitute.

Sorry, but "builders" will need to suck it up. The 48934857 colors of dirt in inventory always was bad, specially now, when tabs are locked.
No, you should suck it up. At least there was a fix to your situation, you could throw the dirt away. We don't have any fix to ours currently.
Spails Jul 25, 2016 @ 5:39am 
Originally posted by Fleder:
Originally posted by Astasia:
I seem to be getting brown dirt from everything. Which I thought was perfectly normal. I mine up some blue dirt and it turns brown and I pick it up, mine up some red dirt and it turns brown and I pick it up, all going into the same stacks. That's how cobble has always worked in the game and I assumed they just made the same change with dirt.
It would only make sense if the dirt was the same colour as the one on the planet you are on.
Right now this is really irritating and looks bad.
That's probably the best way to fix it. I posted on Reddit but the only reply from the devs was "doesn't mean it's broken".
Roman Richter Jul 25, 2016 @ 5:44am 
Originally posted by ViolaEbola:
Originally posted by Fleder:
It would only make sense if the dirt was the same colour as the one on the planet you are on.
Right now this is really irritating and looks bad.
That's probably the best way to fix it. I posted on Reddit but the only reply from the devs was "doesn't mean it's broken".

http://community.playstarbound.com/threads/coloured-blocks.30493/

And to conclude this, they don't give a heck about they own polls...
We have a handful of options when obtaining/placing these blocks and I wondered which you guys think you'd prefer.
Note, the engine is ALREADY capable of all of these things, so there's no development time involved. It's purely picking which to go with.

But nothing from it is here, because why not?
Last edited by Roman Richter; Jul 25, 2016 @ 5:46am
Spails Jul 25, 2016 @ 6:59am 
Originally posted by ☢ ℛoman ℛichter ☢:
Originally posted by ViolaEbola:
That's probably the best way to fix it. I posted on Reddit but the only reply from the devs was "doesn't mean it's broken".

http://community.playstarbound.com/threads/coloured-blocks.30493/

And to conclude this, they don't give a heck about they own polls...
We have a handful of options when obtaining/placing these blocks and I wondered which you guys think you'd prefer.
Note, the engine is ALREADY capable of all of these things, so there's no development time involved. It's purely picking which to go with.

But nothing from it is here, because why not?
I don't see why they won't just make it so the dirt matches the biome you place it in. It's an easy compromise for everyone.
Ydyp Jul 25, 2016 @ 7:26am 
Originally posted by ViolaEbola:
Originally posted by ☢ ℛoman ℛichter ☢:

http://community.playstarbound.com/threads/coloured-blocks.30493/

And to conclude this, they don't give a heck about they own polls...


But nothing from it is here, because why not?
I don't see why they won't just make it so the dirt matches the biome you place it in. It's an easy compromise for everyone.
could live with that more then it all cluttering my inventory and needing a storebox to store all the dirt per biom, and yes I carry a few stocks of dirt just for emergency stair, wall or bridge is needed.
Fleder Jul 25, 2016 @ 7:41am 
Originally posted by Ydyp:
could live with that more then it all cluttering my inventory and needing a storebox to store all the dirt per biom, and yes I carry a few stocks of dirt just for emergency stair, wall or bridge is needed.
Why not just destroy it via the trashcan if it bothers you so much?
Spails Jul 25, 2016 @ 8:18am 
Originally posted by Fleder:
Originally posted by Ydyp:
could live with that more then it all cluttering my inventory and needing a storebox to store all the dirt per biom, and yes I carry a few stocks of dirt just for emergency stair, wall or bridge is needed.
Why not just destroy it via the trashcan if it bothers you so much?
I want dirt to keep its color, but deleting it all is quite a task.

It would be easier for everyone if the dirt just changed color to whatever biome you're in.
Roman Richter Jul 25, 2016 @ 12:02pm 
Originally posted by ViolaEbola:
Originally posted by Fleder:
Why not just destroy it via the trashcan if it bothers you so much?
I want dirt to keep its color, but deleting it all is quite a task.

It would be easier for everyone if the dirt just changed color to whatever biome you're in.

Again, as Tiy sad, engine can do that
The | Suit Jul 25, 2016 @ 12:35pm 
Dirt is suppose to rvert to brown on pick up, in order to save inventory space.
Right now their main priority is fixing launch issues.

After launch issues - they are planning on doing an AMA style feature request - To see what kind of new features the communiy wants to see for the next major content patch.

So for all the dirt lovers - you can make your case there on why and how the dirt system should be made at that point in time. Just follow the main games Twitter feed to know when it is going down.
Last edited by The | Suit; Jul 25, 2016 @ 12:36pm
Roman Richter Jul 25, 2016 @ 10:34pm 
Originally posted by Swat | Elite:
Dirt is suppose to rvert to brown on pick up, in order to save inventory space.
Right now their main priority is fixing launch issues.

After launch issues - they are planning on doing an AMA style feature request - To see what kind of new features the communiy wants to see for the next major content patch.

So for all the dirt lovers - you can make your case there on why and how the dirt system should be made at that point in time. Just follow the main games Twitter feed to know when it is going down.

gee, moderator that trolls people... xD

And don't play game I believe if knows what better to others.

Again, there was a poll by Tiy:
http://community.playstarbound.com/threads/coloured-blocks.30493/

240 votes got variant num. 3:

Different coloured blocks are combined into a single block for easier storage, planet coloration

3. Different coloured blocks are combined into a single block for easier storage, placing that single block produces a block that matches the colour of that block as found on the planet you're on. (if that block isn't present on the planet, it would be the default colour).

with this note:

We have a handful of options when obtaining/placing these blocks and I wondered which you guys think you'd prefer.
Note, the engine is ALREADY capable of all of these things, so there's no development time involved. It's purely picking which to go with.

Fine, then, if ignorance is way this supposed to work, great for Chucklefish! Not for players, that build and that makes people struggle in pain.
Last edited by Roman Richter; Jul 26, 2016 @ 1:00am
Fleder Jul 25, 2016 @ 11:22pm 
Originally posted by Swat | Elite:
Dirt is suppose to rvert to brown on pick up, in order to save inventory space.
Right now their main priority is fixing launch issues.

After launch issues - they are planning on doing an AMA style feature request - To see what kind of new features the communiy wants to see for the next major content patch.

So for all the dirt lovers - you can make your case there on why and how the dirt system should be made at that point in time. Just follow the main games Twitter feed to know when it is going down.
Thanks for answering.

Yes, there already was a poll and the users already decided this.
I am aware that they have a lot to do right now and that this might take a while,
but why change something that we already voted on to be different?
Last edited by Fleder; Jul 25, 2016 @ 11:22pm
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Date Posted: Jul 23, 2016 @ 8:06pm
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