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Adding Planets
I have found several planets (such as New Dallas) that are not listed in the universe file and would like to know how to correctly add new planets. I have been able to edit planet details w/o issue but my one attempt at actually adding a planet resulted in my campaign not wanting to load. It did not crash or give an error but after several minutes of being stuck on the campaign loading screen I closed out and removed the record from planets.xml
At a minimum you need:

<name>Planet Name</name>

xcood and ycood should be all numbers in place of the Xs/Ys in my example, obviously.

Edit: It is easiest to just put them at the very end of the current document, however make sure it is inside the final </planets> that closes the entire document. Note this is planets and must enclose all planet entries.

Also, MHQ does not 'pop-up' errors if the planets.xml file fails to load, however they can be found in the mekhqlog file and usually will point you to the line with the issue.
Ok, I will try again this time starting with the bare minimum at first.

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