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Pandora's Box (Legacy - Read description)
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Pandora's Box (Legacy - Read description)

----------PANDORA'S BOX----------

Attention all Pandora's Box users, please heed this message: Pandora's Box V4.0 will be the final update
for this mod. I have decided to reboot the project anew.

This may sound sudden for many, but I feel this has been a long time coming. V4.0 Became a massive beast,
and I was starting to acquire burnout. I feel it is for the best that a remake is done. We will be able
to perform cleanup I wouldn't be able to do otherwise, and safely trim whatever fat we have garnered without
causing trouble for those still using the now legacy Pandora's Box.

A majority of the features you have come to know and love will trickle into the new project over time... so
don't be concerned about things like homing capturepods and nameable pets being scrapped. I still want
to offer that stuff. Expect a lot of spring cleaning, and changes
to the very balance of the new project though.

I don't know when this new mod will be available. The process will likely take a long time, and I don't
want to rush things. In the end, I hope to be able to deliver a truly extensive, non-intrusive content
mod users will be able to enjoy.

The original project will not be removed, and will remain for legacy sake, as well as to keep users that
use it stable. (When the new mod releases, I will incorporate placeholder spawntypes to deal with
ones that would be left over from the old mod if people migrate.)

That said, I hope you continue enjoying this project... It has been an absolute pleasure developing
for you, and I hope to be able to continue doing that going forward. Plans are still loose right now...
but we'll work things out.

Goodbye. (For now.)


Growing tired of seeing the exact same forms of unique monsters? Want to see new unique monsters? Looking for some
enhancements and improvements? Well Pandora's Box could provide just what you're looking for!

Pandora's Box aims to add variations to unique monsters, add new monsters of it's own, and make other tweaks
and enhancements intended to improve quality of life revolving around monsters and other aspects of Starbound.

I work on it as I go... but I plan on doing much more with it.


-This isn't a mod that can be installed and uninstalled at will. It adds new unique monsters
of it's own, and any planets that pull from it's spawntypes will NOT work if you
uninstall. You will either have to clear an affected planet's files, or reinstall the mod.
(Making backups of your universe files is highly advised.)



Steam Workshop Branch -

Steam Workshop Unstable Branch -

Chucklefish Forums branch -

The Pandora's Box Q/A -

Asset Redistribution and Alteration Terms -

Spicer Content -

Discord -



-2000+ Variations for vanilla unique monsters.
(So many colorations!)

-40+ New unique monsters, and extended monster families.
(Such vibrant zoos!)

-Enhancements and adjustments to the pet system
(Homing capture pods, name-able pets, items that extend your pet limit, pets have stat-affecting personalities, and several helpful objects and tools to make utilizing pets more fun, and comfortable!)

-Aims to introduce thoughtful features across the board.
(Monsters are our main focus, but we also add things like new techs, and new hoverbike colors!)

-Asset IDs utilize tags, lowering the chance of asset duplicate conflictions with other mods!
(We're expanding with care!)

-A devotion to bring the community a mod with thought, care, and love poured into every aspect of it!
(I'm a Starbounder at heart, and aim to create and coordinate a resource that can mesh with Starbound playthroughs!)



This mod incorporates some assets from other mods and users. (Various contributions, pulls with permission, and from mods with open asset permissions.) The credits list is too long for the description, so have a link to that instead!

Link to the Mod's Credit Thread -


All that said, I hope you enjoy using Pandora's Box as much as I do developing it!
Popular Discussions View All (20)
Oct 13, 2019 @ 9:52am
Glitched Poptop?
cassiopeia ପ(,,ơ ᴗ ơ,,)ଓ
Jul 13, 2019 @ 10:58am
Max pets up to 10? Just curious if that could be done
Nov 2, 2018 @ 9:48am
Question for people who also have Elithian Races
Naii Elyuex
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Redstark Magnusson Sep 7 @ 11:42pm 
The only bit of real news i can provide is that this mod has been consumed into Frackin' Universe, so there's the only front where it's apparently getting updates, however they didn't include all of the mod since they probably didn't want the furniture and cosmetics, and a lot of monster variations clashed with their existing variations.

So you can pick your poison:
McHuge mod without all of this and a whole lot of everything else,
Or this mod, as incomplete and aged as it is.

I'd be glad to hear some more news myself, and if the dev has been doing okay, but i gotta admit Starbound is old, most developers lose interest, and times are rough. Best of luck to them, but i don't have high hopes.
Senpai-kun(GBS) :3 Sep 7 @ 12:03pm 
this current version is old,isn't updated anymore,and according to the guy below,the new version was abandoned,anybody has news on this?,too lazy to check on their discord :/
Solzucht Apr 24 @ 12:58am 
As far as i read it on their discord the new version is abanndoned? That was months ago tho, maybe it changed again. If interested, just join their discord :)
The Mad Writer Apr 9 @ 8:30pm 
its been a long time since this was made into a legacy mod, any news on the new mod yet? because at this point it might just be safer to update this into the new thing instead
nightfae Mar 13 @ 1:11pm 
Yes it conflicts since last updates from Arcana or Knightfall.
Game crashes directly after the Chucklefish Intro on startup.
Letrew Mar 13 @ 12:01pm 
Not sure where to post this since there is no Bug Reports discussion, but I noticed that this mod is currently crashing with Frackin' Universe (of course). Seems like the glitched poptop monster type file ("pandorasboxglitchtop.monstertype") won't load properly. Any pointers on how to patch this? Here is my log:
WhipFried Feb 12 @ 12:40pm 
i downloaded the mod after i create my character : so can we have the first items?
Dante Luna Dec 10, 2020 @ 12:44am 
Insane mod , awesome job , i like it a lot (: , i hope everything is going fine.
Little suggestion , it would be nice if Cupcaketops and others could do some sort of attack or at least a buff in combat (maybe it is possible later , idk)
Ryūjin Nov 14, 2020 @ 4:02am 
Can your pet evolve ?
MiniQueenieGames Oct 4, 2020 @ 2:18pm 
Is there anyway I could get the Spawn ID for the Protectorate Drone Pod? I created a new char and I am trying to get the Pink one to spawn, and having to reload my game every 5 seconds because RNG is mean... is getting to be a bit much, but I want the drone to match my outfit. Please help <3