Replaces all Planets and Background images, and adds a lot more.

which version should you use?
1.2.1 includes only 3 hubble images the rest is made by me.
1.3.1 is the same as version 1.2.1 with 62 additional hubble images, that may be very color intense. In version 1.3.1 i made a lot of changes to hubble backgrounds, so you may not need your sunglasses anymore... ;P

credits: NASA

requires Slipstream Mod Manager Ftlgame.com

change log
v 1.3.1
- 7 new planets
- 4 new backgrounds
- lots of changes on mostly hubble nebulas, colors, contrast etc...

v 1.3
-62 new HUBBLE backgrounds

version 1.2.1
- 7 new planets
- 4 new backgrounds
- few changes on nebulas, colors, contrast etc...

v 1.2
-17 new backgrounds
-7 new planets

Better Planets and BackgroundsBetter Planets and Backgrounds

If you want to use it with Captain's Edition 1.2(+) you need a compatibility patch !!!

Captain's Edition @ftlgame.com forums Ftlgame.com
Captain's Edition @reddit Reddit.com
download "CE BPaB Compatability Patch 1.0" from the ftl forums or reddit and activate those mods fallowing this load order:

| Any non-ship not-CE-related mods you are using
| Better Planets and Backgrounds
| FTL Captain's Edition
| CE BPaB Compatibility Patch
| CE Additional Music Addon
| CE Infinite Addon
| CE Endless Loot Addon
| CE Non-EL Enemy Loadouts Addon
| CE Vanilla Player Ship Loadouts Addon
V Any ship mods you are using

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If you have a clean installation of FTL you can just install slipstream mod manager, the mods and activate them.

If you're not sure that your FTL installation is clean keep reading.

go to

"\Steam\steamapps\common\FTL Faster Than Light\Slipstream Mod Manager v1.4-Win\backup"

and delete everything in the backup folder, if u activated any mods after the update, make sure your have the latest "data.dat" and "resource.dat"

if you're not sure, delete those 2 files in:

"\Steam\steamapps\common\FTL Faster Than Light\resources"

then verify game files (this will download the latest "data.dat" and "resource.dat" files) , start the mod manager and activate BetterPlanetsandBackgrounds 1.2.1 or 1.3.1 and optional better asteroids....

enjoy

Version 1.3.1 Released

Version 1.3.1 Released

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Version 1.3.1 Released! 7 new planets, 4 new backgrounds, Lots of changes on hubble backgrounds, Update for the 1.2 whitout hubble backgrounds, will be...

Version 1.3 Released

Version 1.3 Released

News 1 comment

In version 1.3 there are 62 new HUBBLE backgrounds included. Also, plans for next release?

version 1.2 coming soon

version 1.2 coming soon

News 0 comments

version 1.2 coming soon. more planets, more nebulas and more stars...

RSS Files
Original Size Low-res Nebula textures

Original Size Low-res Nebula textures

Patch 0 comments

Use this fix only if you have problems with the animated high-res nebula textures from better planets and backgrounds.

Better Planets and Backgrounds 1.3.1

Better Planets and Backgrounds 1.3.1

Full Version 12 comments

7 new planets, 4 new backgrounds and lots of changes on mostly hubble nebulas, colors, contrast etc...

Better Asteroids

Better Asteroids

Full Version 4 comments

This Mod replaces the Textures for the Asteroids and the ion storm lightning.

Better Planets and Backgrounds 1.3

Better Planets and Backgrounds 1.3

Full Version 2 comments

62 new HUBBLE backgrounds added in version 1.3! Credits: NASA

Better Planets and Backgrounds 1.2.1

Better Planets and Backgrounds 1.2.1

Full Version 10 comments

17 new backgrounds and 7 new planets added in version 1.2. --- version 1.2.1 - 7 new planets - 4 new backgrounds - few changes on nebulas, colors, contrast...

Better Planets and Backgrounds 1.0

Better Planets and Backgrounds 1.0

Full Version 6 comments

Better Planet and Background Textures and new ones! 3 Backgrounds are from Hubble space telescope, and the rest made by me. credits: NASA

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Ive been trying to get the mod to work but it does not register in my slipstream folder.

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F.I.M. Creator
F.I.M.

it's a 7zip archive, you have to extract it first.

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Guest
Guest

Hello. When I add this mod into the slipstream mods folder, it does not appear in the mod manager at all when I open it. I even tried putting the compatibility patch in before it. Note: I am using CE edition.Please help.

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F.I.M. Creator
F.I.M.

it's a 7zip archive, you have to extract it first.

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cmreel
cmreel

This is the most dangerous of all mods I have tried. I cannot tell you the amount of damaged I have sustained while distracted by the amazing backgrounds and effects (asteroids)...

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F.I.M. Creator
F.I.M.

hehe :D thanks =)

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Guest
Guest

Will this mod work without Captain's Edition installed?

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F.I.M. Creator
F.I.M.

sure.

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives

I've found that only version 1.2.1 works with CE, which is odd, and depressing, both mods are fantastic and I wish I could use the most recent version of this with CE.

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F.I.M. Creator
F.I.M.

did you use it with the compatibility patch and with the right load order ? if not check the top of the page.

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives

I did in fact, when using 1.3.1 or 1.3 it brings me to a black screen with a yellow and black checker board at the top left of the window that then freezes when I do anything, both mods work individually from each other. And even with the compatibility patch I came up with the same result.

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F.I.M. Creator
F.I.M.

are you using windows, mac or linux?

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives

Windows 7. And I did also make sure that I had a clean installation of FTL so it can't be that.

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F.I.M. Creator
F.I.M.

just tested the latest CE 1.204 with BPaB 1.3.1 and compatibility patch and it works on my end, so i have no idea what could cause this, and really 1.2.1 and 1.3.1 are almost the same...

so i can only guess... do you play on a laptop? any game overlays active? disable steam overlay? drivers up to date? same thing in fullscreen and window mode ?

that's what i can think of right now...

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Piemanlives
Piemanlives

I was using CE 1.203 so I'll see if that does it and if not I'll try your other suggestions.

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