Famous Planets OXP

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Famous Planets
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Version 2.7
History 2013-23-02
Stations No
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Alternative HUD
Sound Set
Category Ambience OXPs
Author Pagroove

The new version of Famous Planets is here! This OXP adds planetary texts to the F7 screen. The text expand on the original descriptions and include elements from Oolite fiction. The OXP is designed to work in Tandem with the Povray Planets set that you can read all about in this thread.[1] If you have the Povray set then you also SEE the textures that I made. This version does not include the textures anymore.

I hope you have fun with it. I'm glad it's released.

Youtube promo vid:



  • Ideas and 'Famous' planets by: P.A. Groove
  • Additional planets: Cmd. Cheyd, Stromboli, Pangloss, Capt Kev
  • Special credits: Submersible. For integrating the Famous Planets OXP into the excellent Povray Planets OXP and seeding the eight galaxies with excellent textures for all 2048 planets. Wow!
  • Planetary descriptions by: P.A. Groove, Drew Wagar, Fatleaf, El Viejo, Disembodied
  • Proof reading planetary text and/or manual: El Viejo, Disembodied (Galaxy 1), Cim, UK Eliter, Allikat, Drew Wagar (Galaxy 2), Snork
  • Coding/testing and compiling: Submersible, Thargoid, Cmd. Cheyd, Svengali, Lestradae, UK Eliter'


  • Unique planetary textures for 89 planets throughout Galaxy 1 and Galaxy 2, but they are not in this oxp. The textures are in the Povray Planets OXP. To see the textures you need the Povray Sets also (more on that later).
  • More Planet descriptions for the F7 screen than in v 2.5. Also some famous places in other galaxies get some text. Many descriptions are true to the described planets in Drew Wagar's novellas Status Quo and Multabilis. Others are short extracts from the excellent Rough Guide by Disembodied that can be found on the wiki. Further descriptions were contributed by many others (see credits).



  • The textures themselves are not in this oxp anymore. The textures are in the Povray Planets OXP. To see the textures you need the Povray Sets also. The music packs are also taken out of the oxp. I want to make some new music and/or make a hyperradio station pack for the Hyperradio OXP by Svengali.

See Also

Also available is the Famous Planets Liners add-on OXP.


  • Unzip the oxp in your Oolite/addons directory. Read the instructions in the manual.
  • Download and install the Povray sets if you also want to see the Famous Planets


  • Latest version needs Oolite v1.77
  • No dependencies.


Download in OXZ format here for Oolite 1.79 or later (downloaded 7691 times).

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