No Man's Sky

About this mod

Improves the diversity and scale of the generation to make planets more varied and less predictable.

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Features :


Procedural Planets :

- Every aspects of the planet generation is made procedural to an extent : flora, rocks, grass, caves, mountains, underwater, ...
- Planets are generated through multiple layers of proc gen.
- Each biome has multiple "subtypes" or templates
.
- Each template is unique in its placement rules, objects density and overall feel.
- Each biome also has one unique subtype using objects placement and combinations not found in others.
- Vanilla planets are still possible.






Improved Placement :

- Objects placement can be generated through regu
lar rules (dotted vanilla placement) or through a custom made region generation.
- Region generation spaces out some objects or groups of objects far enough from each other to create a more natural feeling to objects placement and gives an incentive to cover vast distances on each planet.
- Planets can look dramatically different from one spot to an other.





Improved Scale :

- Along the scale of the overall generation, objects sizes vary more now.
- Most landmarks are now up to ten times bigger.
- Many combinations of megaliths types and placements can now be encountered on planets.





Caves :

- Whole new multi-layered way to generate caves.
- New cave tables for some more variety.
- More hazardous plants in caves.
- Chance to generate resources rich underground.





Underwater :


- Whole new procedural underwater biomes alongside the vanilla ones.
- Megaliths can spawn underwater, towering through the water surface.
- Shores now have their own dedicated objects tables.
- Some underwater objects can spawn closer to or above the water level generating objects in shallow ponds.






Mountains :

- New procedural tables for mountains.
- Three
different life levels.
- More to come for mountains.





Weird and exotic Biomes :

- Redone placement rules for each weird sub-type.
- Still relatively similar to vanilla, but I wanted them to keep their overall feel.

- Added six new procedural objects tables of each exotic planet.
- Two new anomalous planet templates for more variety and combinations.






Ecosystem Module :

- Ecosystems vary more in terms of variety and density.
- Air tables are more present and mor varied.
- Richer underground and underwater tables.
- Improved animal scale and group sizes.
- Improved size and behavior of herds
.
- Improved fauna behavior and reactivity.
- Increased health of animals.
- Improved predators aggressivity.
- Dead planets are overrun with biological horrors at night.
- New predator oriented tables for more dangers on some planets. Especially at night.
- New and improved prehistoric table.






Terrain Module :

- New voxel settings starting from 3.0. Made to imitate pre-Next terrain. Should be closer to Foundation than Pathfinder.
- Removes the large scale smoothing applied to terrain. Creates wilder and less practicable topography.





Buildings Module :

- Reduces buildings density.
- Allows crashed freighter, abandoned buildings and crashed spaceships, among others, to spawn on dead planets.