Surface features

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Surface Features

Introduced in the Breaking Ground expansion, surface features are similar to terrain scatter.

Description

Bill Kerman standing in front of a feature on Minmus

In the Breaking Ground DLC, several new kinds of surface feature were added. These are to a much higher resolution than terrain and are also able to be interacted with. Kerbals can pick up samples of the features, and they can be scanned with the 3 different types of scanning arm.

Examples

There are several different types of surface feature, including rocks (found on most planets and moons), and planet-specific features such as the Vall cryovolcanoes or the Wrinkle Ridges on Moho.

Surface Features by Planet

Kerbin

  • Baobab trees: (grasslands or highlands)
  • Giant quartz: (mountains)

Mun

  • Mun Stones (all biomes) (can be picked up by a Kerbal)
  • Mun crater (all biomes)
  • Mun large crater (all biomes)

Minmus

  • Green Sandstones (lowlands, flats, great flats, greater flats, lesser flats) (can be picked up by a Kerbal)
  • Olivine formation (lowlands, midlands, highlands, poles, slopes)

Moho

  • Moho stone: (all biomes) (can be picked up by a Kerbal)
  • Moho wrinkle ridge: (all biomes)

Eve

  • Volcanic rock: (all biomes) (can be picked up by a Kerbal)
  • Basalt formation: (peaks, impact ejecta, highlands, Olympus, craters, foothills, shallows)
  • Pancake dome: (peaks, impact ejecta, Olympus, craters, foothills, shallows)

Gilly

  • Gilly ridgeline: (lowlands, midlands, or highlands)

Duna

  • Duna Stones: (all biomes except poles and polar highlands) (can be picked up by a Kerbal)
  • Blueberries: (all biomes) (can be picked up by a Kerbal)
  • Duna Meteorites: (all biomes)
  • Duna Dune: (all biomes except poles and polar highlands)

Ike

  • Duna ejecta: (all biomes) (can be picked up by a Kerbal)

Dres

  • Dres meteorite: (all biomes)
  • Dres crater: (poles, lowlands, midlands, highlands, impact craters, impact ejecta)

Jool

Laythe

  • Laythe stone: (all biomes) (can be picked up by a Kerbal)
  • Laythe boulder: (all biomes)
  • Laythe geyser: (shores, dunes, crater island)

Vall

  • Vall ice chunk: (all biomes) (can be picked up by a Kerbal)
  • Vall stone: (all biomes)
  • Cryovolcano: (lowlands, midlands, highlands, northeast basin, northwest basin, southern basin, southern valleys)

Tylo

  • Tylo light stone: (all biomes) (can be picked up by a Kerbal)
  • Tylo dark boulder: (all biomes)
  • Tylo checkerboard: (all biomes)

Bop

  • Gravel pile: (poles, slopes, valley)

Pol

  • Yellow stones: (all biomes) (can be picked up by a Kerbal)

Eeloo

  • Eeloo ice chunk: (all biomes) (can be picked up by a Kerbal)
  • Eeloo brown boulder: (poles, midlands, highlands, lowlands, craters, northern glaciers, fragipan, southern glaciers, mu glacier)
  • Eeloo berg: (poles, midlands, highlands, lowlands, craters, northern glaciers, fragipan, southern glaciers, mu glacier)

In-Game Data Files

The above location info is from
GameData\SquadExpansion\Serenity\Resources\rocsdef.cfg
.

Changes

Breaking Ground 1.1
  • Surface features more frequent.
Breaking Ground 1.0
  • Surface features introduced.