The Belt

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Game Version: 1.0

Downloads: 957

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Creator: Atreides

Installation: put the files contained inside the .zip file into Documents/Paradox Interactive/Stellaris/mod

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Purpose: Add a classical sci-fi idea, that also makes sense from a sci-fi economical point of view: the mining of asteroids and all its related themes.


I developed this mod heavily inspired by the Expanse books and an assidious reading of Atomic Rockets.


  • Adds the possibility to colonize asteroids (but no way to raise their habitability, it stays at 0%).

  • Adds a new life support system building restricted to the asteroids that add habitability (80%).

  • Added a range for asteroid size (between 5 and 7).

  • Increased Ceres size in the pre-scripted solar system to 7.

  • Added a planet bonus specific to asteroids (+25% mine tile yield, -30% building cost, -5% spaceships building cost, -25% ship building time and -25% spaceport module cost, -25% spaceport build cost and -50% border extrusion.)

New Events

  • Growth of independent asteroid mining that can improve mining yield in asteroid colonies.

  • Possibility to focus on searching for certain types of asteroids, carbonaceous ones can be useful for further colonization effort, while metallic ones are more attractive for the industry.

  • Asteroid trajectory accident: accident can happen when you handle ten kilometers sized rocks, and it can have dire consequences.

  • Possibility to create an orbit guard to monitor asteroids and prevent world ending scenarios.

  • Possible death of the population if the life support building is damaged.

Planned Features

  • Teach the AI to colonize asteroids: Right now, it would involve fiddling with the define value of AI rationality regarding planet colonization and would have too many unwanted consequences.

  • Genetic drift for the population living on the asteroids

  • City Visuals for Asteroids Colonies

  • Political events and crisis regarding the rock-rats and their world ending powers.

  • Closed ecological life support systems related events (price of air, corrupt governors, accident in the supply of critical elements for the colony...)


Incompatible mod files:

  • 00_on_actions

  • 00_planet_classes

  • 00_planet_modifiers

  • prescripted_species_systems

  • 00_tile_blockers

Version 1.0 for Stellaris 1.0

Released on 2016-07-20

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