This mod will extend (most if not all of) the unused planets in Aground, primarily the solar system ones.
Mercury - has a landable area, some enemies (the magnewyrms will probably be changed), and it is not yet complete. (I plan to possibly add more enemies, perhaps an NPC, and a surprise) It has a variety of ores, including: sulfur, quartz, titanium, and exotic matter. It is a no oxygen planet.
Mars - has a landable area, an enemy (rogue rovers), has no oxygen, and is also not yet complete. (I plan to possibly add more enemies and the remains of a colony [the aliens would have bombed that out also, so it could be more like earth]). As with Mercury, it has a variety of ores, including two new ones, aluminum and magnesium, that are used to make steel-bars (they make a steel-like alloy, so it's close enough). The upper ores on Mars are similar to those on the actual planet, and it includes bands of ice underneath the surface as the real planet also has.
One of the planets now has another npc. It allows one quest (a "find" one) by calling his planet on the com station. He allows construction of a new structure, but the resources are vastly more than the structure is currently worth and will change in the next update (3 hi-tech parts, 16 silicon, 32 titanium, 64 steel bar). It will have an interior area with structures in the next update.
Mercury will possibly be developed in the base game, in which case I will switch it to another system as quickly as I can.
Other planets and the moon,
More Mars and Mercury content,
The next update will take a while to avoid further issues (copy errors).
Please let me know of any un-stated bugs and suggestions.
Known issues: Due to the added com station function, the window now appears twice. Select on the planet desired in the first window.
When in the Mars and Mercury orbits, for some reason there is no way to jump to another planet (probably due to my failing computer not properly compressing the files), so while flying the spaceship open the console (Ctrl+Shift+D) and type in
<teleport area="earth.orbit" x="100" y="10" />
to jump to the earth orbit, allowing you to go elsewhere. I received a report about other mods conflicting with this one and causing the mars base blueprint to crash the game so be aware of the possible bug. I apologize for the issue and I hope to be able to fix the bug soon, but that will have to wait until after I get a new computer to avoid further errors since it appears that all copied files get messed up.
david_maletz for the nice graphics and dwarf planet Mercury (and Mars to some extent) is modeled after.
me for bad graphics and code