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Better Gas Giants
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Jun 15, 2019 @ 11:23pm
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Better Gas Giants

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This is a simple mod that increases the satellite spawn chance on Gas Giants to 90% as well as making them appear bigger in the sky to be a tad bit more realistic.

This should be compatible with most mods. For sure it is compatible with True Space.

Anything that does not edit these in celestial.config should be compatible:

Anything that still uses the vanilla JSON variable /planetaryTypes/GasGiant in celestial.config should be compatible. This edit does the bare minimum it needs to do, nothing more, nothing less.

Known Incompatible Mods:
Frackin' Universe (their gas giants are different)
Landable Gas Giants

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License: MIT License (See github for details)
This basically means you can easily use it or modify it without permission or needing to credit me. (although it would be cool if you did) This mod will be provided as is and I will not adapt or port it to work with other mods, but feel free to do so yourself. The most I can and most likely will do is update it if it breaks in vanilla.
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WatcherCCG Feb 16, 2020 @ 4:27pm 
To be fair, that mod has nothing on FU's Gas Balls. I've never quite understood why Sayter was unable to completely replace all Gas Giants.
Syphist  [author] Feb 14, 2020 @ 1:43am 
That is a shame, but good to know, I will update the description.
WatcherCCG Feb 13, 2020 @ 8:59pm 
Sadly, this and Landable Gas Giants do not coexist.
Syphist  [author] Aug 10, 2019 @ 2:18pm 
I published it on github, feel free to look into it here: and can compare it to FU here:
Syphist  [author] Aug 10, 2019 @ 2:02pm 
It shouldn't be too hard. I took a quick look at the FU gas giants in celestial.config.patch and it should be fairly simple.
AnomNom Aug 8, 2019 @ 12:11pm 
Man I love this mod. It makes them look as large as they should be. I wonder how hard it would be to do this same thing to FU Gas Giants
Syphist  [author] Jul 30, 2019 @ 6:13pm 
This is not client side and there isn't an easy way to make this client side. (You'd probably have to use lua scripting) This will be server side and clients shouldn't need the mod to see its affects.
Megrim Jul 30, 2019 @ 7:17am 
Is this client side?
If not, is there a version that just makes the gas giants appear larger?
Syphist  [author] Jul 2, 2019 @ 1:48pm 
Funny you ask this. I made this while I had true space installed. I have been using it with truespace the entire time and it works great. Due to what I edited it should also be compatible with vanilla or any mod that doesn't adjust the size of gas giants and the chances they have to spawn satellites.
AnomNom Jul 1, 2019 @ 8:44pm 
Not attempting to be annoying, but I wanted to check first. Is this compatible with Truespace? I would love to have actually correctly sized gas giants.