HOW TO START PLAYING

Hello!  Minigame called SCORE is released on 16th December, although there is not much to do for now you can buy ships to form your fleet and start earning ATLAS tokens!

This guide prepared as if you are a complete newbie to crypto transfers and web3 wallets, If you are familiar with some of the steps feel free to skip ahead 🙂



Step by Step guide

1 – Where can I buy ATLAS and POLIS tokens?

ATLAS and POLIS are tokens that belongs to the Solana (SOL) blockchain. Solana, which performs transactions at much lower costs compared to the Ethereum chain. Tokens are currently available on the centralized exchanged such as FTX Exchange, Okcoin and Gate.io and Solana chain DeFi projects and decentralized exchanges, Raydium.io and Orca.io websites. 

I haven’t heard about those exchanges before, are they trustable?

FTX is the 3rd largest centralized exchange based in America with a current market capitalization of 6.6 billion. In short, it is another exchange like Binance and it is growing rapidly. New projects that are built on the Solana blockchain are generally listed initially in FTX. 

As for Okcoin and Gate.io, they are also trusted exchanges that are rapidly gaining new customers and have some cool futures but for the sake of simplicity I will continue this guide based on FTX.

If you do not currently have FTX account, you may use following link to register for %5 lifetime discount on commissions!

https://ftx.com/#a=Staratlasguides

If you are from USA, please use this one

https://ftx.us/#a=Staratlasguides

2 – Ok I created FTX account what to do now?

——Update——

If you currently have your stable coins in ERC20 network, try to buy SOL first if its available. Then you can it transfer it to either FTX or Phantom wallet for 1-2$ and exchange it back to USDC easily

——Update——

Firstly, you will need stable coin to purchase ATLAS or POLIS tokens. FTX currently supports 6 stable coins such as USDT, BUSD , USDC, USDP, HUSD and TUSD. 

If you do not currently have any of the US Dollar $ backed stable coins mentioned above you can use Bank wire transfer or Credit Card to deposit USD $ into your account.

When you click your name on FTX website and go to Wallet section you will see coins that FTX supports. Simply choose deposit on USD and you will see something like this.



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Stablecoin Deposit

All the coins you will deposit except USDT(Tether) will be counted as USD in your wallet, which I think is one of the coolest features of FTX 🙂 

Let’s say you have some BUSD on Binance exchange and want to transfer into FTX. Simply click Deposit BUSD and choose the wallet adress stated in undermost option,  “BUSD can also be deposited via Binance Smart Chain (BSC)” 

It must start with “0x*******************************” , click Copy and move to your Binance page.

 

Under your wallet dropdown menu, choose Fiat and Spot, then find BUSD balance. Click Withdraw, then you will see something like this. 

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Binance BUSD wallet

Paste your Binance Smart Chain Adress into address section, choose BSC Binance Smart Chain(BEP20) for zero fees, and simply put the amount you want to transfer. 

You will need your authenticator and 6 digit password sent to your email to approve transaction. Once you complete everything succesfully you will see your transfered amount in FTX within 2 minutes.

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After the amount you deposited is avaliable in your FTX account, you can simply search for 

ATLAS/USD and POLIS/USD to buy tokens that will be used in StarAtlas



3 – What is phantom wallet and how do I get one?

“Phantom is a digital wallet reimagined for DeFi. Phantom makes it safe & easy for you to store, send, receive, collect and swap tokens on the Solana blockchain. ”  – Solana

Before we create this wallet let me warn you about 2 important things

!! WARNING !! 

There is no official Phantom Wallet application on Googleplay Store or Apple Appstore, it’s a fake app that will steal everything in your wallet if you put in your wallet information

!! WARNING 2 !! 

In case you will use phantom wallet outside of playing StarAtlas and discover Solana ecosystem dApps, If a website you connect force you to Allow “Auto-approve transactions” box, it is %99 likely to be a scam, do not fall for it.

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I warned you before creating the wallet so that you don’t make mistakes and accidentally lose your money to others after creating the wallet 🙂

Now let’s create phantom wallet, it’s totally free and anonymous !

If you used Metamask or such wallets before, this is just another web3 wallet solely built for Solana network.

Open the website on the below link:
https://phantom.app/

Add it to your Google Chrome, Firefox or Edge browser (Safari is not currently supported)

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You will see cute little ghost icon on top-right of your browser, if you don’t see it press the jigsaw icon and pin it.



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(If you want to transfer your previously created wallet to another computer or another browser you could choose Use Secret Recovery Phrase)



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!! IMPORTANT !!

When you create a new wallet, the system gives you a 12-word code like this, keep this code as if your life depends on it, because if you lose it, it can never be returned. My advice is to take a picture of it and email it to yourself, in case something happens to your computer, you can reach it again this way. Take a picture with your phone, write it down on a piece of paper. Keep it in more than one place  just in case. These 12 words will also be needed when you want to transfer your phantom wallet to another computer.

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After you saved your Recovery Phrase, you will see create a password screen, just create a password for your wallet, nothing special here 🙂

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Ta-daaa, your phantom wallet is ready to use! You should see your wallet like this if the process is succesfull.

When you click “Wallet 1” on Top of this wallet add-on it will automatically copy your wallet adress



4 – I have a phantom wallet now, how do I transfer money to it?

First of all, you need to have some amount of  Solana(SOL) coins to use this wallet, you can send it to address belongs to your phantom wallet as SOL from any exchange you want. If you don’t have any SOL at the moment you don’t need to buy a lot. Just buying 0.1 SOL (at the current price of about 15 dollars) would be enough for transactions for a long time.

I’m assuming you have opened an FTX account to move on to the next step. USDC is required to purchase ships to be used in the game. It was said that buying ships with ATLAS coins will be available for purchase later in the game, but USDC is used for now.

Simply go to FTX exchange and find your USD balance, then click Withdraw and choose USDC. You will see something like this

Withdraw USDC

Put the amount you want to sent, then copy your phantom wallet address and paste it into USDC address section, Choose Solana SPL as Withdrawal Method, put the 6 digit code from your authenticator on below and press Withdraw.

You should see transfered amount in your Phantom Wallet within 2 minutes.

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It will be visible like this when transfer is succesfull.

You can transfer any Solana Network compatible tokens/coins to your phantom wallet address, but if you try to send tokens that belong to other networks such as etherum or binance smart chain, it will be result in complete loss of those tokens that are no on Solana network. 





This was the most complicated part ! Lets move on to choosing your faction and buying ships!



5 – Creating your Star Atlas player profile 

You will need to choose faction to create your profile at start, if you need more info about Factions click here

First click on the link below to navigate to StarAtlas official website:
https://play.staratlas.com/ 

Press “Play now” button, connect your Phantom wallet and Choose Approve from Phantom wallet Menu that appears. When you press approve it will cost really small amount of SOL coins to approve transaction, something like 0.00005 SOL. 



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When you click you can see which faction has how many players, how much total assets, political dominance etc. Click whichever faction you want to be part of, then Choose in the next page to finalize your decision



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After your profile is created you can choose your avatar from left side and your country of origin from right side. When you buy ships via your phantom wallet, worth of your total assets will be visible under Net worth.


6 – How to buy Star Atlas ships?

You can navigate to Marketplace section on Staratlas website or click link below 

https://play.staratlas.com/market

Depending on your budget, there are many different ships available in the marketplace.

Before you buy anything make a little research and head over to our ships page for more information, click here.

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Staratlas marketplace



If your wallet is not connected, click to Connect Wallet that I circled red in above picture.

Choose the ship you want to buy then click trade, I choose pearce x4 as an example, you will see this screen below:



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Pearce x4



Put the amount you want to buy to SIZE section, and put the cheapest available price on Price(USDC) section, and click buy now. (SIZE = 1 , PRICE = 20.00 in this example)

If you put your order at lets say, 19.50 it will be limit order which means you need to wait for someone to sell at that price

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Approve transaction

Phantom wallet notification should appear, Click approve, this transaction will also cost some small amount of SOL tokens

If the transaction is succesful you should see this on your inventory screen



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Claim inventory



Press claim and approve again from phantom wallet, then you should see your ship in your inventory like this



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Ship ready!



Now you are ready to play and earn! 

You can go to SCORE page to learn how to enlist your ships for sweet returns 😉

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  1. This is a great guide, I wish I had discovered it earlier. I just heard you on the Star Atlas Town Hall #23 on Ogie & Jeeves. Thank you so much!!!

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