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Elithian Races Mod

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Elithian Races Mod

DISCLAIMER: Back up your save files before installing. Characters and other save data, including ships and worlds, may be lost if the mod is uninstalled, so always keep a back-up!

NOTICE: This mod requires a Character Creator extender in order to play as one of the new races. Other content is still available without an extender.

The Elithian Races Mod is a massive expansion for Starbound which adds four new playable races along with hundreds of new items, objects, weapons, armour pieces and much more! All races have their own crafting progression, unique weapons and tiered armour, randomly generated settlements and anything else you'd expect from a new Starbound race. Quality is extremely important to me, and so the mod is incredibly polished, and everything you find in this mod will feel like a natural part of the game.

This mod aims to provide new content for every type of player - even if you don't like playing as custom races, you'll get a lot of value out of this mod! All decorative objects, weapons, vehicles, quests etc. are available to players of all races! The mod also includes dozens of collectable Unique Weapons, each of which has its own unique traits and abilities to spice up your gun- and swordplay. Explore new locations and visit two new outposts filled with quests, merchants and hidden secrets!

The four new playable races added by this mod are:

Elithian Races adds multiple new outposts for you to explore! These locations are filled with quests, merchants and hidden secrets for you to find, and act as the central hubs for much of the mod's content:

Besides the new playable races, the mod adds a massive amount of new content to the game, all of which you can enjoy even when not playing as one of the Elithian races. Here's a small selection of the vast amount of content available:

-Hundreds of new, racially-themed decorative objects
-New crafting tables, and dozens of new crafting materials for all races
-Dozens of new weapons, and multiple new weapon archetypes for you to find and craft
-Dozens of racially-themed armour sets, both functional and decorative
-Settlements and random encounters for all races, filled with lively NPCs
-A new outpost, the Starfarer's Refuge, complete with merchants, services and quests
-Codex entries on the lore behind the various races, including a make-over of the Codex menu
-Ancient ruins left behind by a powerful race that has long since vanished from the universe
-Several new monsters to fight, capture and collect
-New crops to harvest, and food items to prepare
-A new rarity for items and equipment, Unique, for items of an even higher quality than Legendary
-Unique Weapons with firing modes and other characteristics which set them apart from anything you can find in the base game
-Unique SAIL sprites for each of the races
-Custom respawn animations for all races
-New vehicles for you to obtain, including hoverbikes and a mount
-A new sub-biome for desert planets, including a new quicksand liquid and unique monsters
-Custom crewmembers for you to recruit

And much, much more besides!

These are optional patches created by me or others, which add support for other mods or fix compatibility issues. Some are made by me, other by members of the community, but all will enhance your experience!
-MadTulip's Spaceship Mod: Compatibility Patch
-Enhanced Party Interface: Compatibility Patch
-Extended GUI: Compatibility Patch (Many Tabs)
-Perennial Crops: Support for Elithian Content
-Craftable Seeds: Support for Elithian Content

You can find the answers to the most commonly asked questions in the dedicated FAQ Discussion. If you have a question about the mod, please have a look at this list before asking! If the list does not cover your question, feel free to leave a comment and I will try to answer as soon as I am able!

Additionally, you can check out Sigma 42's excellent unofficial guide on getting started with the Elithian Races Mod.

If you'd like to see some of the mod's content in action, be sure to check out Gaming by Gaslight's excellent playthrough series:

Elithian Races + Frackin' Universe Playthrough (Recent - Using Version 2.3 of Elithian Races)
Elithian Races Playthrough (Older - Using version 2.2 of Elithian Races)

Want to support the mod? I have a Patreon page for those who wish to support the mod with a small monthly donation, which also comes with a few nice rewards! This is completely optional, of course: your subscription to the mod is quite enough for me!

If you do wish to support me on Patreon, you can find my page here[].
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Azuli-Bluespots Jul 2 @ 5:20am 
The author is making their own game with this lore, since it's something they had for a while it seems. The mod is likely on indefinite hiatus, but not necessarily dead.
ramhane Jul 1 @ 10:03am 
I'm worried because neither this nor Github has been updated for a year.
EvametryE Jun 29 @ 7:07am 
absolutely love this mod, the the detail put into making the the Avikans and Aegi have their own specific cultures is awesome.
Nerdoroni The Gnome God Jun 28 @ 10:11am 
@EGC_Sheogorath Aego hasnt been active as of late, so we dont have much info on progress of the next update, but its probably not coming anytime soon, due to stuff going on in his personal life. if youre really craving some new content though, there is a WIP addon you can get that adds all the currently made Akkimari stuff on Github
Leucotsu¹ Jun 27 @ 9:06am 
hello i have a problem with background if playing with FU
When i chose what ship pick in FU mod he ask me like "go here download this fix mpd and reacreate char"
but this link not allowed in steam anymore where i can take fix for this?
already try to install all mods with fix background but not working help pls :c
EGC_Sheogorath Jun 26 @ 11:48pm 
Here's a generic when is there going to be an update? Honestly I really like the quality of this mod. Shellguard added fun missions and guns and such, but your mod is way more balanced and visually appealing. Honestly giggled when the reasonably sized gun I had, had an animation for it's special or a reload. Plus the structures found with enemies in them being unique and having a roof exit for it's hovercraft. Plus the unique races having distinct cultural differences, without having to tell me that a Floran wants to stab me. You and your crew have put way more effort than I think the Starbound crew did. Which is wonderful because I'm desperate to find a way to make the Starbound universe more lively.

I figured I'd leave a kind comment on it, and I haven't even touched on all the positives I see in this mod, and it's potential. Very well done! I really look forward to any updates!
RasTheIdiotKing #SaveTF2 Jun 5 @ 10:56am 
when will this be updated?
Nerdoroni The Gnome God Jun 4 @ 11:40am 
@halokid003 uhh i dont think so
halokid003 Jun 4 @ 10:45am 
Don't like how it adds 'Elithian Alliance Edition' to the title screen. Any way to remove that?