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Avarga - Gas Giant (+ Moons)
Type: Mod
Mod category: Asteroid, Planet, Other
File Size
315.447 MB
May 28, 2020 @ 8:31pm
Jun 8, 2020 @ 7:12pm
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Avarga - Gas Giant (+ Moons)

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Avarga is an Ice Giant notable for its vivid blue-green bands of clouds, and its decent mass has allowed it to have a unique and modest system of moons. With a surface gravity of 1.9g, any ship found caught in its gravity well must escape before the gravity becomes too strong and finds itself unable to do so.

Size: 600 km
Gravity: 1.9g (18.633 m/s²)
Oxygen: None

Pushing the limit of what can be considered a moon, Bek is a captured asteroid situated close to Avarga. While making the journey to it is difficult due to its proximity to Avarga's gravity well, the trip is rewarded by its own low gravity and the presence of Uranium along with other resources.

Size: 19 km
Gravity: 0.1g (0.980 m/s²)
Oxygen: No Atmosphere
Starting Difficulty: Hard

Resources Present:
Iron, Nickel, Silicon, Cobalt, Silver, Ice, Gold, Uranium


Avarga's second and largest moon, Sar could be considered a planet if it was on its own. Its plentiful resources have made it an important asset and its cratered surface has made it great for developing and testing ground vehicles. Despite being rather large, only a tenuous atmosphere is present.

Size: 85 km
Gravity: 0.5g (4.902 m/s²)
Oxygen: None
Starting Difficulty: Intermediate

Resources Present:
Iron, Nickel, Silicon, Cobalt, Silver, Ice, Gold, Platinum


Even though it's the smallest of Avarga's moons that isn't a giant asteroid, Dund has a moderately thick atmosphere that just barely covers the tops of its highest peaks. While its extremely hostile terrain and equally hostile wildlife make Dund appear to be a place to steer clear from, Magnesium is common just underneath its surface making it a destination for anyone thinking about weapons.

Size: 38 km
Gravity: 0.3g (2.942 m/s²)
Oxygen: Low
Starting Difficulty: Hard

Resources Present:
Iron, Nickel, Silicon, Cobalt, Magnesium, Ice


Avarga's farthest moon, Tomor is decently sized and perhaps the friendliest of its parent's moons. Despite having a rather barren surface, Tomor's thick, hazy, oxygenated atmosphere and wealth of basic resources make it a great place to start.

Size: 50 km
Gravity: 0.35g (3.43 m/s²)
Oxygen: High
Starting Difficulty: Easy

Resources Present:
Iron, Nickel, Silicon, Cobalt, Silver, Ice

Due to SE having a maximum vanilla planet size of 120km, to get Avarga at its intended size you will need to simply download the survival world I made that contains it, or use SEToolbox. One issue present is that Avarga won't obscure light from the sun behind it, this is a problem with how light interacts with planets in SE and one I unfortunately can't fix.

All moons use custom voxels that do not override any vanilla ones.
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The_Yrri Apr 29 @ 2:53pm 
I've loaded the mod into a DS and it seems Bek and Tomor have some issues - jetpacks work weirdly there, barely able to lift the player, plus there's a bunch of errors being thrown into the log.
Would you, @Shard, be interested to work these kinks out?
DesignerShark44 Feb 22, 2021 @ 3:24am 
shard  [author] Feb 19, 2021 @ 11:33pm 
Ah, I see. You can't just have an atmosphere without a surface so you'd have to make a new planet with a very high atmosphere. I don't think you would be able to get it high enough for the surface to be the core of a gas dwarf as it also scales with radius.
DontFollowOrders Feb 19, 2021 @ 11:30pm 
I have an idea based on hypothetical gas dwarf planets to place Bek at the exact coordinates of the center of Avarga so that there can be an extremely deep atmosphere leading down to the surface, which could also be resized to simulate if gas planet were to heat up or cool down significantly, without affecting features on the surface of Bek. It's theorized that these planets could be anywhere from 1.9-3.4 or whatever Earth masses and would be hard pressed to not be classified as an ocean planet, so I could even go hyper real and give it a very deep ocean with water mod too

I'm also really curious to see if the gravity multiplies, but there's all this stone in my way!
shard  [author] Feb 19, 2021 @ 11:10pm 
I'm not sure what that means
DontFollowOrders Feb 19, 2021 @ 11:08pm 
Any way to remove the flat, empty surface of Avarga so I can put Bek inside it instead?
Leo_Draconus Nov 3, 2020 @ 5:59pm 
Me when I see a high gravity planet mod: "Ah, time to build a bigger engine."
DesignerShark44 Oct 26, 2020 @ 1:50pm 
what if some one made a planet with super high atmosphere
L1L1TH Sep 26, 2020 @ 12:16pm 
This is very nice to see gas giants in SE.
Leo2log Sep 5, 2020 @ 3:10am 
Or just as big as possible (and stable)