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Resources are items and blocks used to craft components for ships, stations and planetary facilities.
Raw resources may be salvaged or mined from planets, asteroids and derelict stations. Raw resources are not useful until processed in a Capsule Refinery or Micro Assembler. Processed resources can then be used as ingredients in production recipes, or as decorations.
In StarMade resources are vital for all production. Players in Starmade have three primary options for acquiring resources; mining, trade, or hunting pirates.
There are twenty-four types of raw materials spread out between 3 categories: Ore, Crystal, and Asteroid Minerals. Each of which must be processed in a Capsule Refinery to obtain production materials used in most kinds of construction.
Scrap are the salvageable remains of abandoned Space Stations. When they spawn, Derelict Stations will be in a "Decayed" state. While in this state attempts to salvage its blocks will only yield special resources called Scrap Alloy and Scrap Composite. While useless on their own if you gather enough pieces of scrap then they can be used to form Alloyed Metal Mesh and Crystal Composite respectively.
|Scrap Alloy||Scrap Composite|
There are two general purpose production materials:
|Alloyed Metal Mesh||Crystal Composite|
There are 24 specialized production materials called capsules, each of which is also associated with a particular color and used in recipes which produce items of that color. See the table below for each material, asteroids it is commonly found on and also it's particular color.
Dirt, ice, flowers. Some cannot be used in production, some can.