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Ever wanted to play oxygen not included but with the original "cooled" colors

like this?


Image result for oxygen not included at pax

Now you can to a degree

if you want to change the games background colors you can change the settings in the games files [if you continue to read to find out how and follow the steps i recommend backing up your game files so in case you want to return every thing to normal or it messes with your game(which it should not do if done correctly)but you can also just verify files and it will reset it all]

step 1

you will need notepad++ (its free) which can be used to code in games or other stuff (website to download notepad++) https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

step 2

go to program files (x86)/steam/steamapps/common/OxygenNotIncluded/OxygenNotIncluded_Data/StreamingAssets/worldgen/subworlds

step 3

open all the YAML files with notepad++

step 4

on notepad++ scroll to the bottom of the files and you will find something like this in any file


the zonetype is the color background , if you want to change this color in that byome, copy the name of the byome color you want and past it over the past zonetype color















you have to make a new game to get the backgrounds to change because this is in the world generator files

hope that if you want to change the backgrounds this helped and if you need more help just ask 

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I would also like to point out that the zoneType field is also used by the World Gen to figure out where to draw the abyssalite/granite borders around all the various biomes.  So, if you change the zoneType field to be the same for all of the boimes, it makes the abyssalite/granite borders completely disappear while also changing the background color and the very subtle foreground color of every biome to be that of the choosen zoneType.


You can also just remove the zoneType field all together and the World Gen will still build the map just fine.  From what I can tell, there's basically no difference in color between using no zoneType verse setting it as FrozenWastes

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10 hours ago, N00bieMeap said:

can you make a normal gameplay before compare to after?

if you change the surface and space it will not change comets crashing into your meteor so that wont change(you wont get the in space notification if you change the background btw), but like @The Flying Fox said if two byomes are beside each other with the same color background it will get rid of the abyssalite or granite border, so every thing will be fine if you have every byome different colors, also if you change the space background you dont have to worry about anything getting sucked into space so be prepared to deal with heat

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