How To Craft A Ship In Empyrion: Galactic Survival
Empyrion: Galactic Survival
(Last Updated On: June 14, 2016)

Eleon Game Studios’ Empyrion: Galactic Survival is really capturing the hearts and minds of gamers looking to experiment with a survival space simulator. Some gamers have been curious about how to build ships in the game. Well, there are a few useful walkthrough guides available for crafting ships in Empyrion: Galactic Survival.

If you already have a ship and you want to use it as a base you can strip everything down and expand it as you see fit using the deconstruction tool.

YouTuber PackMan Gaming has a tutorial explaining how to manually build a ship from scratch. It’s a short video detailing the parts you need just to get started for a basic, functional ship. You can check it out below.

If you want to build a ship from scratch, you’ll need a few key components, a Vessel Starter, an RCS (Reaction Control System) for turning the ship, a cockpit for flight direction, an oxygen tank, a normal thruster and three directional thrusters. You’ll also need a gravity generator (for capital ships) or a normal generator for power, and a fuel tank for obvious reasons. If you need to make your ship look fancy you’ll need hull blocks.

After you put down the Vessel Starter, place the RCS, fuel tank, cockpit and generator on the hull blocks. You’ll also need to put six directional thrusters on the left, right, front, back, top and bottom side of the ship so you can move it in any direction.

Tango Tek walks gamers through the basic construction of a ship and how to build a ship from start. Check it out below.

If building a basic ship is too low tier for you and you want to build something bigger, you’ll need a larger cockpit control system. Opposite of the smaller ships the cockpit for a capital ship will be a control panel.

Now, as mentioned up above, for a capital ship you’ll need a gravity generator since you’ll be able to walk around on the ship. So in addition to putting down a cockpit, a fuel tank, an RCS and a vessel starter, you’ll need a gravity generator so you can walk around on your ship. Also, be sure to put an oxygen generator in there so you can breathe.

For a capital ship you cannot build the capital ship on a planet. You have to build the capital ship in space.

YouTuber Aendams has a video up showing how to build a capital vessel and putting together the basic parts to start building a capital vessel. Check it out below.

Capital ship parts are labeled as “CV” in the Constructor so those are the basic parts you’ll need to get started.

Technically you could use a basic cockpit for the capital ship to control it, but it would be better to have a capital ship control panel.

One of the more difficult things to design would be a gravity generator, which requires:
2 Control devices,
2 Motors
1 Capacitor device
3 Electronics
5 Metal components
10 Power coils

For the large fuel tank to build your capital ship you’ll need:
6 Electronics
6 Metal components
4 Cables

For the CV oxygen tank you’ll need:
8 Metal components
1 Control device

Empyrion: Galactic Survival

The oxygen station that continues to produce oxygen while you’re in space requires the following components:
8 Metal components
2 Control devices
3 Computers
5 Cables

Games 4 Kickz has a walkthrough for building a capital vessel that you can check out below so you can find out exactly what parts you need to craft a ship in case you don’t already have them.

Empyrion: Galactic Survival is currently in pre-alpha on Steam’s Early Access. You can learn more about the game by paying a visit to the official website or you can check out the game’s page on the Steam store if you’re interested in picking up a digital copy.


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