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Translocator Staff (a.k.a. Teleportation Stave) 1.0

Teleport at will to any free location you can see. Travel faster or reach inaccessible areas.

  1. glider521al
    Did you ever want to drastically speed up travel speed, explore inaccessible developer rooms or ruins without the tedium of breaking and mending?

    Behold the Translocator Staff (a.k.a Teleportation Stave)!
    This item will allow you to teleport to any free location on screen at will (you can even teleport through walls)

    Mod Compatibility:
    This mod does not add any dependencies, or alter any internal files and thus should be highly compatible with other mods.

    Works with Version 1.0 of Starbound and up (multiple testers confirmed it's operation for version 1.2.2).

    All you will need to craft this item are:
    1. Crafting station: Forge or replicator or better.
    2. 3 refined aegisalt
    3. 2 gold bars
    4. 1 diamond
    5. 1 teleporter core.

    It's the standard process for most mods:
    1. Download the mod (you may need to be logged in)
    2. Unzip the file (7z, Winrar or another GUI work fine). Though as you're reading this, you've probably already done this.
    3. Drag and drop this "Translocator Staff Mod" folder into the ./mods/ folder

      NOTE: If you are playing Starbound with Steam, the mod folder is usually located in:
    [Steam folder]\steamapps\common\Starbound\mods

    NOTE 2: While it shouldn't be nescessary with this mod, you can back up your world in the "[Steam folder]\steamapps\common\Starbound\storage" folder.

    Admin Commands:
    • To spawn the item (as an admin):
      Enter the command: "/spawnitem translocatorstaff"
    • Feel free to use this on any let's play video, stream etc :).
    • You may redistribute this in a mod pack, so long as appropriate credit is given.

    • TheRealBatpanda for his Dark Kraken mod which provided a helpful example of staff configuration code,
    • The Starbound dev team for such a great game
    • Terraria's rod of discord which served as inspiration for this mod
    • Testers:
      • The Binary
      • Tristian the Tricky
      • # Some anonymous
    • You, for downloading this mod :idea:
    Other recommended mods:
    Parting words

    If you found this mod helpful and have a bit of spare time please leave a review :) or like the Youtube video.

    If you have any feature suggestions, feedback, or compatibility issues, please post them in the discussion thread here:


    Note - on the future of this mod:
    While there were a number of additional features planned...such as a balanced combat version of the staff/secondary functions we've had to discontinue such plans for the time being. There are a few reasons for this (discounting the one person who abused us via our social media channels):
    The main reason is that I'm currently working two jobs (games dev. project and a day job in CMS to fund it). As a result I'm currently working 65 hour weeks and am yet to find the time to get back to this mod.

    That said this mod has been maintained so that it is compatible with all known post-release builds of Starbound and will continue to be for the foreseeable future :)

    There have also been a couple of contacts who have offered to build on the existing foundation to make new mods.

    Also check out Aura of Worlds.
    It's a creative strategy roguelike platformer my studio's been working on for the past few years.
    It has a strong focus on exploration, improvisation and manipulating the worlds to your advantage.

    Mod Pack Permissions:
    Anyone can use this mod in their mod compilation without the author's consent.
    Mod Assets Permissions:
    You must get the author's consent before altering/redistributing any assets included in this mod.

Recent Reviews

  1. overtube
    Version: 1.0
    very good mod, Thank!
  2. TheZero
    Version: 1.0
    "OwO What's this? *forces self into area in unintended way*

    This mod is a life saver! This with the /reload command just saved me a restart on FU's Delta Freya quest
  3. TypicalStarbounder
    Version: 1.0
    Thank. You. A lifesaver if you get trapped so many times in a door! 10 stars.
  4. RetroM@ster
    Version: 1.0
    Wow!This is Wonderful Staff!
  5. Clawnoob
    Version: 1.0
    Targeted Blink, but a staff
  6. xaliber
    Version: 1.0
    Very useful in mod testing and building. A little bit OP for regular play (like teleporting in missions).
    1. glider521al
      Author's Response
      Thanks Xaliber.

      It was originally designed as a way to save time building, testing and travelling between points of interest. Though I personally tend not to use it in missions (unless I've already completed them and am curious about how they built the level :)).

      P.s. sorry for the delay in seeing and replying to your P.M. just did so today. Look forward to your mod :D
  7. nova_clockwork
    Version: 1.0
    you yes are a live saver in a sticky situation
    1. glider521al
      Author's Response
      Cheers; glad to be of help :)
  8. Blackwatch27
    Version: 1.0
    Very Helpful for the builder's if they're stuck on the building they going to use translocator it teleport through walls without destroying any building material and putting back again in they're construction

    Pro's :
    (1) Its help builder's teleport through wall without destroying any building material and putting back again
    (2) It's cheap for resources for making this translocator [its depends if your character its not new and also got Great gear for mining this required materials]
    (3) You can teleport the hell you want in this world

    Con's :
    (1) if your teleport unknown trap then its your fault [XD]
    1. glider521al
      Author's Response
      Thanks Blackwatch!

      Also with regards to the cons: we also chose not to reset fall damage with the item, so players beware XD.
  9. the_binary
    Version: 1.0
    Extremely helpful in many situations. I use it mostly for getting around the farm quickly to speed up production and it greatly helps in building.

    One example is building underwater: with my fully upgraded MM, I can pop one 5x5 hole in the wall, translocate, and continue building/mining without even dealing with the water flooding my building space. Not a huge deal but still a time saver.

    Also helpful in areas where you see a chest but don't want to deal with mining your way to it.

    In short, this tool is GREAT for late-game players. The things that make the game feel more like a chore can easily be avoided with this staff.
    1. glider521al
      Author's Response
      Cheers man!

      Also thanks for being one of the testers earlier, your feedback helped iron out quite a few issues!
  10. Avito
    Version: 1.0
    Nice, addend staff tier
    1. glider521al
      Author's Response
      Thankyou :), both for your support and the first strike review!