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Frackin' Universe

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Frackin' Universe

Disclaimer: Installing FU is a one-way trip. FU will affect your game universe and ALL characters.
FrackinRaces is not compatible with FU. It is included in it already.

If you uninstall the mod, your game will inevitably crash, unless you wipe your universe and player folders.

THIS CANNOT BE AVOIDED, so please do not request that we 'fix' this. It is not avoidable. If you are not sure you want to keep this mod, be sure to back up your universe and player folders before installing.

Error reports will be much easier to fix if you provide a link to starbound.log file. How to do that?
  • Go to starbound/storage/starbound.log
  • Open that with text editor like Notepad
  • Copy and paste its contents to
  • Report with the link to that pastebin

starbound.log helps us to detect what is the CAUSE of your error.

FU Discord:

SAIL changes for modded races/ships
or its git link -

If using *modded* races, you will want the FU BYOS addon here

Avali Triage Players will require this:

The largest mod for Starbound, FrackinUniverse combines new biomes, a hugely increased crafting system, science, monsters, tiles and hundreds of other assets to the game. It's 5 years in the making now, and quite huge. A few things to expect-

  • Explore dozens of new biomes
  • Create hundreds of new armors, weapons and tools that round out the vanilla tiers, or add "side-grades" with varied stats but unique stat bonuses, effects and abilities.
  • 100+ new monsters
  • Thousands of new tiles, decorations, craftables and more
  • Hundreds of microdungeons, quests, and a new quest hub
  • Massive end-game dungeons
  • Unique techs and augments
  • Completely revamped game mechanics
  • Custom crew members with FU specific buffs to make your adventuring life much easier
  • Vast array of new effects, both helpful and hazardous
  • Beekeeping
  • Brewing

    For a more detailed list-

    For a detailed guide on how to use the included automation systems in FU, refer to this guide-

    Q: How do I tell if it's working?
    A: Quite simple. When you launch starbound, look at the main menu screen. Do you see "Powered by Frackin Universe"? If so, you're good to go!

    Q: Will this work on a server?
    A: Read :

    Q: How do I run a server?
    A: Read :

    Q: Do I need to delete my characters and universe before I start? Will it work with the character I already have?
    (or any possible variation of this question)
    A: No, you do not.
    However, you will need to travel a fair ways away on your starmap in order to generate the new biome types. Generally a few seconds will do. So yes, it will work with your existing character. I recommend a clean universe, personally, but that's only if you absolutely want to have FU planets right near your starting location.

    Q: I seem to be taking forever to generate my starting planets. It's in warp for like...ever.
    A: Starbound is generating a universe and looking for a starting system that fits exact specifications. Because FU adds so many biomes it increases the time it takes to find the setup. I recommend visiting the Science Outpost when this happens, which can be triggered from your shiplocker items. By the time you come back you'll have your starting planet visible and a quest to begin!

    Q: Where do I find (ITEM NAME)?!?!?!
    A: Everything has a source. You just need to figure out what that source is. That's part of the mod. Exploration, experimentation...just seeing what sort of things lead to others and eventually ending up with a hard-core science lab. The wiki link given on this page right after the FAQ is a good source of information.

    Q: Does FU add quests/missions or bosses?
    A: Yes

    Q: Does FU affect the main storyline or game progression?
    A: No. The only true progression change is with EPP packs (see above sections for info on that). Otherwise you can progress exactly as normal through the base game.

    Q: I can't find something on the Wiki
    A: The wiki is player maintained. So, if you find something missing you can feel free to add it in.

    Q: My EPP pack isn't working
    A: Yes it is. Read the mod description information above for more details about how they operate now.

    If for some reason you want to hurl money at me for my labors:
    Wiki (player maintained):
    CF Forum version found here:
    GitHub project version location is here:

    A great number of mods and features in FU are from contributors or other authors. Check out the included credits.txt here: or visit for info
Popular Discussions View All (1086)
5 hours ago
PINNED: Bug Reports - Put em Here!
11 hours ago
Problem with reading armour stats
14 hours ago
PINNED: FU Quality of Life thread
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Sayter  [author] 5 hours ago 
pixel printer does that no matter what. its showing you *all* recipes that are printable at once.
spikeElite 10 hours ago 
Im not sure about this but i think using the pixel printer severely impacts frames whilst using FU. Also love the mod~
Sayter  [author] 10 hours ago 
already fixed for next update. Its pretty much exclusive to sewing wheel and anvil displays.
Supirmin 11 hours ago 
I have some problems with reading description on some armour! The description does not fit on the display bar, so i am not able to read properly=( Can it be fixed somehow?
Sayter  [author] 14 hours ago 
That's the idea! Enjoy your ship no longer accidentally breaking when you shoot something inside!
Viking 18 hours ago 
the new force filed generator made my ship indestructible........even neutron bomb
Sayter  [author] Sep 20 @ 8:25pm 
Please read the main page. This is answered directly.
Littleradkav Sep 20 @ 7:25pm 
Do you have to backup your files?
Sayter  [author] Sep 20 @ 5:03pm 
SpiritGlider Sep 20 @ 2:54pm 
Hey planning to do a playthrough with a friend and was planning to play the Arachne race mod does this support it?