Weather not appearing on manually spawned planets

David shared this bug 22 months ago
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Hi Keen,

I've created a server in which all the planets are manually placed, and spaced much further apart in the world. The intention was to create "clues" which eventually lead players on a planet hopping journey, starting on the hostile alien planet and eventually making it to "Earth".

They are Vanilla planets, and pasted in game (not through a mod) yet the weather systems don't seem to function on any of them.

I'm not sure if this is a bug (where the weather is tagged to a specific Planet ID/Name in the code) or if the weather is co-ordinate based so won't work if the "Earth is moved" so to speak.

Do you have a guide for modders yet regarding weather on custom planets also? I know it was mentioned in the update release video.

Thanks Guys, 3000 hrs and still love the game :D


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Hi Keen,

Just a little update for you. I've tested again, and found that the weather system seems to only work on Triton, regardless of its spawn location. I put 3 instances of the planet in a game to test, and the weather system worked on them all straight away.

All other default planets however don't seem to start weather, and "Forcing Weather" does nothing - almost like it isn't aware of the planet type.

So Triton weather seems to work regardless of planet position, but the other planets do not.

Hope that helps,




I have not been able to replicate this issue in the newest version 197.065 are you able to please retest this?

Thank you!

Kind regards,


I'm having the same issue with my custom planet.



Could I please ask for a copy of your save? Also, were you using any mods at all?

  • You can access your save files by typing %appdata% into your Windows search bar and you will be redirected to the hidden Roaming folder. After that just follow: \Roaming\SpaceEngineers\Saves. There should be a folder with your SteamID and your saves.

Please zip the file and attach it here. If you are having difficulty attaching files you can optionally use Google Drive. When sharing a google drive link please make sure it is set to be downloadable by anyone with the link

Kind regards

Laura Perry, QA Department


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