This add-on is compatible with the old versions of SpaceEngine. Add-ons for the latest version on Steam are available as the Downloadable content.

Solar system HD


This Solar System HD addon contains high-resolution maps of some planets, moons and asteroids in the Solar System. It increases level of detail of some Solar System worlds many times compared to the default SpaceEngine installation (see comparison gifs below), or replaces the default low-quality jpeg textures with hi-quality png ones.

For terrestrial worlds (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Moon and Mars), there are even more detailed textures available – the Solar System Ultra addon. Note that it requires this Solar System HD addon to be installed for it to work properly.

To get information about resolution, sources and credits, please read this pdf document.












These textures will not make the level of surface details on Earth or other worlds similar to those of a procedural planet. They have a limited resolution (up to 200 meters per pixel), and this will be the maximum level of detail for these Solar System worlds.

Download torrent

1) Download the torrent file.
2) Open the torrent in any BitTorrent client.
3) Set the SpaceEngine/addons/ folder as the destination and start downloading.
4) When the download is complete, please don’t delete it from your torrent client – seed it for a few days.

Direct download of individual files

Download these files into the folder SpaceEngine/addons/SolarSysHD/ (create it if this folder does not exist).


3.2 GB

Mercury-Bump-HD-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2183 MB
Mercury-Bump-HD-32k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2468 MB
Mercury-Surface-PBC-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2211 MB
Mercury-Surface-PBC-32k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2574 MB
Mercury-Surface-PBC-64k.pakMirror 1Mirror 21580 MB


3.6 GB

Venus-Bump-SE-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2158 MB
Venus-Bump-SE-32k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2453 MB
Venus-Bump-SE-64k.pakMirror 1Mirror 21860 MB
Venus-Surface-JVV-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 265 MB
Venus-Surface-JVV-32k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2212 MB
Venus-Surface-JVV-64k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2932 MB


4.2 GB

Earth-Bump-PBC-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2177 MB
Earth-Bump-PBC-32k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2463 MB
Earth-Bump-PBC-64k.pakMirror 1Mirror 21520 MB
Earth-Surface-PBC-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2129 MB
Earth-Surface-PBC-32k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2296 MB
Earth-Surface-PBC-64k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2943 MB
Earth-Clouds-SE-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 267 MB
Earth-Clouds-SE-32k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2154 MB
Earth-Clouds-SE-64k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2473 MB
Earth-Lights-HD-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 29 MB
Earth-Lights-HD-32k.pakMirror 1Mirror 220 MB
Earth-Lights-HD-64k.pakMirror 1Mirror 262 MB


1.5 GB

Moon-Bump-SE-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2193 MB
Moon-Bump-SE-32k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2493 MB
Moon-Surface-JVV-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2224 MB
Moon-Surface-JVV-32k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2634 MB


944 MB

Mars-Bump-PBC-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2155 MB
Mars-Bump-PBC-32k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2384 MB
Mars-Surface-PBC-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2136 MB
Mars-Surface-PBC-32k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2318 MB
Mars-Clouds-HD-2k.pakMirror 1Mirror 21 MB

Ceres and Vesta

1.5 GB

Ceres-Surface-HD-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2225 MB
Ceres-Surface-HD-32k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2479 MB
Vesta-Bump-SE-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2100 MB
Vesta-Bump-SE-32k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2163 MB
Vesta-Surface-HD-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2178 MB
Vesta-Surface-HD-32k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2420 MB

Jupiter and moons

744 MB

Jupiter-Surface-JVV-8k.pakMirror 1Mirror 245 MB
Io-Bump-fake-SE-8k.pakMirror 1Mirror 213 MB
Io-Surface-PBC-8k.pakMirror 1Mirror 238 MB
Io-Lights-SE-8k.pakMirror 1Mirror 21 MB
Europa-Bump-fake-SE-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 268 MB
Europa-Surface-JVV-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2175 MB
Ganymede-Bump-fake-SE-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 254 MB
Ganymede-Surface-PBC-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2136 MB
Callisto-Bump-fake-SE-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 257 MB
Callisto-Surface-JVV-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2158 MB

Saturn and moons

800 MB

Saturn-Surface-BJ-8k.pakMirror 1Mirror 27 MB
Mimas-Bump-fake-SE-4k.pakMirror 1Mirror 23 MB
Mimas-Surface-PBC-8k.pakMirror 1Mirror 229 MB
Enceladus-Surface-PBC-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2180 MB
Tethys-Surface-PBC-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2156 MB
Dione-Surface-PBC-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2134 MB
Rhea-Surface-PBC-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2151 MB
Titan-Bump-fake-SE-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 214 MB
Titan-Surface-SE-8k.pakMirror 1Mirror 231 MB
Hyperion-Surface-JVV-2k.pakMirror 1Mirror 24 MB
Iapetus-Bump-fake-VO-2k.pakMirror 1Mirror 21 MB
Iapetus-Surface-PBC-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 291 MB


146 MB

Triton-Surface-DI-16k.pakMirror 1Mirror 2146 MB

Pluto and Charon

32 MB

Pluto-Surface-HD-8k.pakMirror 1Mirror 228 MB
Charon-Surface-HD-4k.pakMirror 1Mirror 24 MB