Tutorial:Making a planet

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It was never very easy to create planets in KSP - it often required decompiling, which is against the EULA. After a long time looking, a mod called Kopernicus was released and found, making it easy to make planets.


  • Length: 15-30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Medium
  • For version: 1.0.x


1. Obtaining the prequisites

You will need:

  • A text editor
  • An image editor
  • Kopernicus 0.1

Many developers prefer text editors like Notepad++, a rather advanced program. Image editors usually are advanced, but even Paint would work. To download Kopernicus 0.1, search the forums or Google for it. If you go to a page with Kopernicus 0.0.9, there should be a little piece of text and a link to the newest version.

2. Setting up the basic file

Create a file, and name it: PLANET.cfg Change PLANET to your planet or moon's name. Inside the file, write this in: @Kopernicus:AFTER[Kopernicus] {


} This declares that the file is a Kopernicus configuration file and a celestial body.


At the moment, coding in Kopernicus is not completed, due to the enormity of the subject. It will be done soon.