Empyrion Playfield Designer Wiki

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This is the Wiki for Empyrion Playfield Designer. Playfield Editor for Empyrion - Galactic Survival

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What is EPD[edit]

EPD is short for Empyrion Playfield Designer - A playfield editor for Empyrion - Galactic Survival.

Its purpose is to make creating playfields for Empyrion easier and faster.

Screenshot of Main Editor:

EPD MainPage.png


The most recent version of Empyrion Playfield Designer can be downloaded from the Empyrion Online Forums pages.

EmpyrionOnline Forums


There is no installation routine.

  1. Download EPDs latest version from Empyrion Online Forums.
  2. Extract EPD into some folder on your harddisk. It doesn't really matter where, as EPD will ask for the gamepath anyway.
  3. Start EPD.exe

IMPORTANT NOTICE If you have any antivirus software installed, it may falsely declare EPD.exe or some other files as virus/trojan or delete some files after extraction. That may change from build to build and simply is due the fact, that some code fragments can look similar to harmful software for your antivirus software. This differs from product to product.

Of course it is up to you to trust EPD or not, but sadly there is nothing more I can do about it. EPD is simply too unimportant to the manufacturers of antivirus software to beeing put on a whitelist of trustworthy software. If you decide to trust EPD, you could exclude the path you extracted EPD into from your antivirus software's scan paths.

The GUI[edit]

Main article: EPD GUI


Main article: EPD Usage


Main article: Yaml Files

Empyrion uses yaml files (.yaml) as playfield (configuration) files. Yamls are basically text files with a specific formatting to define properties and values of a playfield.

Tips & Tricks[edit]

  • You can start multiple instances of EPD to copy and paste data over.
  • You can select items in any list property with SHIFT and/or CTRL modifier to select multiple items, then hit CTRL+C to copy. In another EPD window, select an item in the same list property, then hit CTRL+V and the items get copied over into target playfield.