Star Shelter – Beginners Guide (Tips and Tricks)


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When you first spawn, and whenever you die, you will spawn in your ship with full oxygen and energy. Whatever personal belongings you had on you before dieing will be lost.

How to leave the spawn

Pull the red lever in front of you and your spawn capsule cover will release and you’ll find yourself in outer space. Your ship will be nearby. Use your boosters and hands to navigate to the bottom of your ship and you can enter it.


Whenever you die you will lose your personal items.


Oculus Touch Controller Mapping

The trigger buttons are for gripping objects and structures. The grip buttons are used for activating your thrusters.


Your thrusters consume oxygen so don’t activate both at once! Concerve oxygen by thrusting towards a structure then gripping it right when you arrive. Using your thrusters to slow down before arriving at a structure is a waste of oxygen. Once there, grip the structure to move around it, conserving your oxygen.


Opening/Closing your mask

While you are inside your ship and the airlock is closed you can safely open your mask. To do so, hold your hand at your chin and press the trigger button of your Oculus Touch controller and pull up. Do the reverse to close it. Don’t open your mask while outside of your ship.

Finding Oxygen

The wreckage sites around your ship each have a chance of having a blue oxygen canister floating among them.

Loading oxygen into your suit

Grip the oxygen canister with the trigger button of your Oculus Touch then move it to the center area of your chest. It will lock into your chest and instantly resupply your suit.

Removing Empty Canisters

Empty oxygen canisters attached to your chest become scrap. Remove the canister from your chest by gripping it with the trigger button. You can also use your repair tool to recover scrap from the oxygen canister once it’s detached.

Reparing Your ship

Activating your repair tool

Press down on either Oculus Touch thumbstick to activate your repair tool. While it’s activated your trigger button will repair structures instead of grip them.

Repairing Structures

The end of the cone is not the “activation” point of your repair tool, but rather the tip of your finger. You need to place the tip of your pointer finger at the repair area.

Ship damage and oxygen

While your ship is damaged oxygen can escape. Be sure to keep your ship repaired so that you have a steady supply of oxygen.

Resource Collection

Resource Collection

Resources are collected using your repair tool. If an item or structure has square symbols over it with numbers then you can collect it as a resource. Hold your repair tool over the item and pull the trigger on your Oculus Touch controller. After a short period it will enter your personal inventory.

Personal Resource Inventory

You can see the items in your personal resource inventory by pressing the square symbol on your left wrist. It will show a grid of resources with counts for each.


If you die your resources will be lost.


Crafting Computer

At the center of your ship is a computer that can be used for crafting items. The top row of icons of the computer are different modes. The gear icon opens up the crafting system.

Crafting Physical Items

Some items, such as energy/oxygen canisters, are crafted into physical items. When you craft these items they will materialize in the center of the ship, in front of the computer. You can grab the item once it’s made.

Crafting Placeable Items

Some items are crafted into your wrist computer for placement onto your ship.

Ship Upgrades

Placing Ship Upgrades

You can view your current inventory of ship upgrades via your wrist computer. While this inventory is open you can view gear icons all over your ship’s interior and exterior. These are placement points. Press the “place” button on your wrist then point at the placement icon to place the item.

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