Lave is Earth 8k

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Demonstration .oxp (massive - over 136MB) showing extreme detail and city lights on the dark side of the planet.


This OXP showcases the improvements on custom planets that were made available since version 1.89. It basically converts Lave to Earth. It uses 8192 x 4096 textures for diffuse + city lights and normal + specular (or, rather, gloss) maps. This allows for high details on the surface from any distance to the planet. Obviously, with such texture size, it is recommended that you use this OXP on reasonably powerful systems. Intel graphics cards will have a hard time with it.


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v1.2, 10/08/2020: Fixed normal map, properly this time.

v1.1, 09/08/2020: Fixed normal map.

v1.0, 03/06/2020: Initial upload.


OXP created by another_commander.

Textures used are from the NASA Blue Marble collection ( and Solar Textures (

Download and License

The expansion pack can be downloaded from the in-game Expansion Manager and from this link. It is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 4.0.