SBSE lets you edit the colors and other aspects of your Starbound character in both singleplayer and multiplayer by directly modifying your player file. It's simple and relatively safe, but you should keep a backup of your player files just in case.

Currently SBSE is in a beta state, but it's very useable as it is. Features are being constantly being added and considered, so keep checking back to see what's new! You can also head on over to this thread for more information and more direct support.

Note: SBSE no longer works with save files created before the Furious Koala patch.

Drag and drop your player file onto the button above or click on the button and choose your player file to start. Your player file will be uploaded temporarily to our server, and you'll see a simple interface for changing all available colors to you.

From there, click save and your file will be downloaded to your computer, at which point you should drop it back in to your player folder, restart or start Starbound, and enjoy your new appearance!

You can find your player files at the following locations:

  • Windows: C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\Starbound\player
  • Windows (64-bit): C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Starbound\player
  • OS X: ~\Library\Application Support\Steam\SteamApps\common\Starbound\player

If you need support, wish to make an inquiry about this tool, or just want to give thanks you may contact me at

SBSE is a free tool and is created and maintained in my spare time between my work for Hyun's Dojo and other freelance jobs. I'm not expecting to receive any monetary gain from it, so you will never see ads on this page. This is purely a pet project that is now mostly maintained simply because the community has requested it (but also because I enjoy it).

That being said, I've had a few people ask me now about being able to show support via paypal. While the thought hadn't crossed my mind before, I would certainly appreciate the sentiment of tips via paypal. Even if there's no cost to this tool other than time and effort, having my morning coffee covered would be very nice. So, here's a cool link dodad you can click to tip me via paypal if you want:

Tip me with PayPal

Remember: you shouldn't feel obligated to do anything. However, for those of you who choose to support me financially: I thank you!