About dtolman

DTOLMAN has been playing VGA Planets since 1996. Since discovering planets.nu, he has been an active participant in the planets.nu mod scene, and has been slowly working on his goal of playing each race at least once in a full game...

VGA Turns in 30 Minutes or Less – Part 2: Next turn’s actions – now! Time Saving Missions and Friendly Codes

In part 1 of the VGA Turns in 30 Minutes or Less series, we focused on three of the most powerful time saving techniques – ready checkboxes, waypoints, and automating planet builds. In part 2 I’d like to focus on commands that allow you to start working on next turn – now – so you can spend less time clicking next turn, and more time having fun.
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Planets Turns in 30 Minutes or Less – Part 1: Three Techniques To Slash Turn Taking Time

Glorious battles, economic expansion, bold exploration, diplomatic triumphs. There is a lot of fun to be had in VGA Planets. Unfortunately to get to that fun, there is a lot of busy work that needs to be repeated turn after turn. For some players that can lead to turns that last hours, or having to skip crucial, but repetitive tasks.

Fortunately I’m here to tell you that there are a lot of features in-game that can reduce a lot of this busy work. For those willing to try some player made mods, there are Continue reading


All Available Mods for Planets.Nu

Planets.nu itself allows users to modify their experience with custom scripts, which can add new features, options, automation, and visualizations to your VGA experience. To run a mod, you first need to install greasemonkey or tampermonkey (see: Installing Mods with Planets.nu).

The table is broken up into two groups – newer Mods that should work with the standard Continue reading


Installing Mods with Planets.nu

Did you know that the planets.nu site supports the use of javascript mods to enhance your VGA Planets experience? The steps to installing a mod are simple – just follow along:

First – are you running Firefox or Chrome? Depending on the version you need to install a different add-on for your web browser – Greasemonkey (Firefox) or Tampermonkey (Chrome)

If you already have these installed on your browser, feel free to Continue reading