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    How to start a single-player world ENTIRELY FREE FROM NPC ACTIVITY?

    Discussion in 'Game Support' started by DeepspaceMechanic, Apr 8, 2017.

    1. DeepspaceMechanic

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      Hi everyone! :^D


      I would like to start a fresh, action-free world for undisturbed building in which there wouldn't be any NPC activity.

      Is this possible? What settings can we make to achieve this? Thanks!


      (PS: my aim isn't to end the occasional fly-bys, but to stop those tens-of-thousands of NPC ship files from piling up, because i like to do safety backups of my server data folder once in a while, and it tends to gain size pretty fast these days, though i'm not sure why.)
       
      #1 DeepspaceMechanic, Apr 8, 2017
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    2. DukeofRealms

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      In the server.cfg:

      Code:
      NPC_FACTION_SPAWN_LIMIT = 0
      This will restrict NPC faction spawning per galaxy, this should prevent any NPC factions from spawning.
       
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    3. DeepspaceMechanic

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      Thanks, i read about that setting recently, but i tried it with an old world, which didn't work.
      Good to know that it's supposed to effect new worlds.
       
    4. Madoushi

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      My solution was always to go into the blueprints menu and disable NPC access to every blueprint.
      I don't know if that would help with your problem.
       
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