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Old October 16th, 2002, 10:26 AM

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So if you've got a system or two that are dominated by giant stars, is there any way to get rid of 'em? The various star destroying torpedoes won't work, do you just have to leave them there?
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Pretty much, yeah. I suppose you could mod it so that there is an invisible star at the centre of each of those systems. Then you'd be able to destroy that star, but I'm not sure what would happen then. You might be stuck with the same background pic, and you there wouldn't be any asteroids for you to turn into planets. You could build a new star though and create a sphereworld, but I think you could do that anyway.
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Default Re: Giant Stars?

Try creating and then destroying a Black Hole in the system.
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What do you get when you destroy a black hole then? Just an empty system or does it have asteroids too?
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I wish there was a way to create or at least move asteroid fields so you could populate these dead systems. Obviously it would have to be hugely expensive for the sake of game balance, but it just seems so pointless mucking around with black holes and nebulae and things when you know they can't ever be turned into worthwhile real eastate.
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Well you can turn an asteroid field into a planet then colonize it, or them!
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D, A spherewolrd isn't worth all the mucking about? It's the equivalent to eight huge planets, which is more than you will get in any other system without some kind of a mod. Of course you won't be able to have a sphereworld and a bunch of planets.

Actually you can do that by modding a tetonic bomb that can blow up a sphereworld. Then by a series of create star, make spherewolrd, blow up spherewolrd you can create something out of nothing and end up with a spherewolrd and as many planets as you want all clustered in the center sector of the system.

There is also a way to move planets/asteroids, but you have to be using a Version before 1.78. Basically it's exploiting a stellar manip bug that was fixed with that patch.

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If you turn a special system into an empty system by the process described, does the system lose or retain its special abilities?
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If you turn a special system into an empty system by the process described, does the system lose or retain its special abilities?
It loses them. (Hmmm, I think. I didn't actaully double check that.)

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D, A spherewolrd isn't worth all the mucking about?
Not in a system like that, no. If I'm gonna build a sphereworld, I'm gonna build it somewhere useful.

Apart from the well-known fact that you only ever build a sphereworld for the hell of it anyway, why would you place it in some dead-end system with no planets? By the time you've got the necessary stellar manipulation for all this arsing around you've probably cut the useless empty system out of your warp-point network anyway.

I think an option to shift asteroids about in some horrendously out-sized ship would be a good idea. The project should be even more of a folly than building SWs / RWs, but do-able.
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