A big part of StarMade is the ability to play with friends and other folks from the community, whether you want to join the no. 1 server and jump straight into the action with other players or would rather just set up your own server and play in relative peace with your friends, find out how to here.
Connecting to a server
Connecting to a server is very easy: find the IP of the server you want to join, now start the launcher and press 'Start Game', in the settings screen select multiplayer and enter the IP of the server you wish to connect to, put the port on the end (Currently, all ports are 4242) press 'OK' and your game will automatically connect to the server.
There are already quite a few dedicated servers set up by the community, here's where you find out which one to join, how and what to look out for.
When joining a server don't hesitate have a quick look at its forum page for rules, voip servers or other information that might be useful.
Here are some big servers to get you started, for a more complete list of dedicated servers hosted by this community check out one of the sites below:
Setting up a private server
- Main article: Tutorials/Setting up a server