Spawn Code

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Spawn codes enable friends to play alongside each other in the same game:

  • Players can allocate their planets for friends to spawn on to by generating spawn codes and giving them to friends
  • Their friends then enter the spawn code from the game lobby, choose their civ, and spawn next to their friend with that planet as their home planet

When joining a game galaxy from the lobby you're asked if you have a spawn code. Click 'No' if you don't have a spawn code and you'll be able to select a galaxy to join. Or if a friend gave you a spawn code click 'Yes' to enter it (when a spawn code is used you won't choose a galaxy to join because the spawn code relates to a specific galaxy).

Generating a spawn code

1. Go to planet management for the planet you want to allocate and open the spawn code panel
Spawn Code Planet Management.jpg

2. Click 'Generate Code' to generate a unique spawn code for that planet
Spawn Code Generate.jpg

3. Click the 'Copy' button to copy the spawn code and instructions url to your clipboard, ready to paste to your friend
Spawn Code Generated.jpg

  • The planet will be reset as a suitable home planet for the civilization your friend chooses: temp, land mass, unmined resources (surface resources are left as they are), with infrastructure and fleets in orbit (the size isn't changed)
  • Your infrastructure and population will be removed: resources relative to the removed infrastructure are given to the new colony, if there was a second native population on the planet it won't be removed
  • A treaty is automatically formed between you both
  • The planet will remain under your control until the spawn code is used (you can change or delete the spawn code)
  • You can also generate additional spawn codes for other planets and other friends
  • Spawn codes can't be generated/redeemed for your only planet or planets under invasion

Generating a new spawn code

  • Generating a new spawn code will invalidate the previous spawn code
  • If a friend attempts to use the old code, they will be notified that no planet was found matching that code

Deleting a spawn code

  • Deleting a spawn code will prevent any previously generated spawn code from being used
  • You're free to generate a new spawn code if you later change your mind and want to allocate the planet for a friend

Using a spawn code

1. After launching Outscape click on a game slot or 'Redeem Spawn Code' button from the game lobby
Spawn Code Lobby.jpg

  • When clicking on a game slot you'll be asked if you have a spawn code
  • Click 'Yes' to enter your spawn code. Click 'No' if you don't have a spawn code and you'll be able to select a galaxy to join instead.

2. Enter your spawn code and click the 'Validate' button
Spawn Code Lobby Use.jpg

  • If the spawn code can be used, you'll be able to click 'Proceed' and choose your civilization
  • If you're unable to use a spawn code, you can ask your friend or another player for a new spawn code, or you can join the galaxy without using a spawn code (you will spawn in to the galaxy in the next available spawn location). It won't be possible to use the spawn code if:
    • Someone else has already used it (another friend may have been sent the code)
    • The planet is no longer owned by the player that generated the spawn code (it could have been captured in an invasion, abandoned, the former owner is no longer playing in that galaxy)
    • The planet is currently being invaded (the spawn code could still be used once the invasion finishes if the planet isn't lost to the invading player)
    • That planet is now the owner's only planet (if they were to give you the planet, they wouldn't have a planet left)

3. Choose your civilization
Choose Snithereal.jpg

4. Start playing and enjoy the game!
PWF Play Together.jpg

  • After choosing your civilization you will spawn into the game
  • Your home planet will be the planet allocated to you by your friend
  • Your fleets are colored a whiteish blue and you'll have a handful in orbit of your home planet
  • A treaty between you and your friend will have been created automatically
  • Fleets and planets belonging to players you have a treaty with - including your friend - have green labels. Red labels are used for players you don't have a treaty with (you may need to make contact with them to determine whether they have hostile intentions or not)
  • You and your friend can invite other friends to join you in the game

Video overview

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