Endless Space is a science fiction 4x galaxy conquest game that has been developed by Amplitude Games.

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What does the Dust Wielder Ability in Endless Space do?

The description says: -30%/-50% Ability dust cost on Hero What does that mean, hero abilites are all passive and don't cost any dust anyway, right?
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Default battle orders

In late games I often use a VERY similar battle orders. Having many battles make me boring and tired to configure each of them for each battle. Is there any way I can configure default orders?
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AI is not smart

I often seen similar posts about different games, but now experienced myself. I'm not the hard core player, but found out that game play is relatively easy: you expand as quickly as you can. Once AI ...
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What impact has amount of planet?

What impact has amount of planet? I play with a goal to win as quickly as possible with whatever victory type will be. I believe I will end up with "strong empire" or whatever is that name where I ...
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What is a galaxy seed and setup to get the Immortal Bard achievement?

For the immortal bard achievement you need to hire two specific heroes: Can you give a Galaxy seed and setup details where achieving this is possible?
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Is it possible to share a victory?

My Girlfriend and I have been forming an alliance as soon as possible when playing against AI... when we get to the end though, all other races wiped out we were hoping to have a shared victory. In ...
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Is it possible to burn stacked production on industry conversion?

The Automatons' racial ability of stacked production lets them store up to 5 turns' worth (7, with research) of production on a system without having it go to waste. This is in addition to the ...
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What counts as a weapon for the Way of Harmony Achievement?

The Way of Harmony As Amoeba, win a game without building any ships containing weapons If I get a defense ship from an exploration event, does that count? What if I build ships with fighters ...
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How do Diplomatic Victory points work?

"By building alliances and friendships with other factions and empires, you become highly valuable as a friend and simply too dangerous as an enemy. When you have accumulated enough Diplomatic ...
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The Holy Terra Achievement

The achievement states "Build every Improvement in your home system" but what does it mean by "every". Some improvements are not possible as they require a planet type that may not be in your home ...
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Is this exploration bonus per turn or one-time?

I have got an exploration bonus, and it gives me the choice of 1 ability point on my hero, 15 research, or 30 gold. Are the research and gold bonuses per turn or one time only?
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What drives the cost to retrofit a fleet?

I was wondering if it would not be more practical to build hollow ships with nothing on board, and to retrofit them to match an ennemy's weaknes when time comes. Would it be more expensive to ...
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What does the Disharmony DLC add to Endless Space?

I bought Endless Space recently in a bundle with the Disharmony DLC. In my experience sometimes such addons are used to fix all sorts of issues and generally improve all aspects of the game. In other ...
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How does a planet become depleted and how do I recover it?

I recently conquered an enemy's star system. I noticed that a few planets were "depleted". How does a planet become depleted? Since only planets from conquered systems seem to be depleted, does it ...
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Is there a way to have multiple winners?

Question is pretty much in the title: is it possible for an alliance to win as one, instead of a single player being the winner? And if there is such way, is there a difference between classic and ...
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How to start Endless Space as a complete beginner? [closed]

I really enjoy 4x strategy games so I purchased endless space. The problem is that I have been trying to play and understand what is going on but I am completely clueless. The in game tutorials are ...
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Is it possible to conquer an enemy system and not settle it?

I want to destroy an AI player that I am at war with but I don't necessarily want all of his systems. Is there a way to just destroy and not settle an enemy system?
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Limitations on trading technology

I can't figure out what the limitations are for trading technologies to my human ally. At first I had a large list of techs to give him. Since we are doing a co-op vs AI we decided to research in ...
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How can I colonize a system with no food production?

Endless Space generates some systems that have no food producing planets. How can I successfully colonize one of these systems?
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What is the logic of fleet groupings in Endless Space: Disharmony?

As of the Disharmony expansion, I've noticed a discongruity between the fleets and fleet power I can see from the planet perspective and what appears once I hit the button to engage a fleet. It used ...
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What is Hull Weakness?

Several of the new ship modules in Disharmony give "Hull Weakness X%". What is Hull Weakness? Should I be worried?
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How does the dust reduction for the distance from empire work?

I noticed that many of my systems have problems earning dust, and found the very negative factor "distance with empire" in the detailed dust report: How does this mechanic work exactly? How is the ...
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Automaton industry stacking mechanism

There are 2 things I'd like to understand about the Automaton special ability. This is what I read on Wikia and the Amplitude Studio Website, emphasising what I don't understand : At the end of ...
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If multiple systems have an available trade route, which one gets the route?

In Endless Space, trade routes are set up automatically once a new planet is available to trade with: you're at peace with a race and explore a new planet among that peaceful race, or you become at ...
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What does +XP refer to in tech descriptions of Endless Space?

What does +XP refer to in tech descriptions of Endless Space? For instance, in "Hardened Framing", its description is given as: "+6 ship XP on building on star system". Does this mean the built ship ...
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How exactly do missile defenses work?

I've done pretty well with missile defenses while playing Endless Space so far. Getting killed by missiles? Put in more of best known flak module. Problem solved! But now I'm getting interested in ...
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What does a hero's power of “Leech” do?

Commander-type Heroes can gain the abilities of Inside Informant and Insight, which give some amount of "Leech" to Dust and Research, respectively. I assume this means they can take a little Dust or ...
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Is resource trading in Endless Space a flat fee or a per-turn thing?

In Endless Space, Dust can be traded on a per turn and one time basis. It's never explicitly stated which of those resource trading is. On a related note, what is your strategic reserve of a ...
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Do you get any reimbursement for scrapping ships?

When I scrap a ship, does it accomplish anything besides reducing my financial burden? Does it matter if I scrap the ship in my own territory? Or would I be better off sending my useless ships on ...
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Can you still earn Steam achievements after victory?

Once you've won Endless Space somehow, can you still earn Steam achievements? Or do you have to go back to a saved game before you won, and earn those achievements before your victory?
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Is there a quick way to delete saves off of the steam cloud?

I've been playing a Endless Space for a while now, and I've got quite a few saves saved up... Any way I can clean house and mass delete the ones I no longer need?
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Is there a way to destroy my enemy's planet without taking it over?

Often my people become unhappy about the unwieldy size of my empire. Is there any way to just destroy the population on an opposing planet, rather than taking control of it?
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Is Adaptive Taxation worthless in a system that only has asteroids?

It supposedly generates 2$ per person on planets... Do Asteroids count as planets for this purpose?
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Where is this Unexpected Event taking place?

So I see this event... is this on EVERY system? If it is on a specific system, how do I find out which one so I can take it for myself or blockade it to make it less useful for my enemies.
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Why aren't all trade routes active?

I have up to 0/3 trade routes in a system. If the maximum is 3 why there's none? How do I increase the number of working trade routes?
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How can I stop blockading their system?

Or maybe a better question would be why can't I stop? I was invading Jovanus when they offered me a cease-fire. I am at war with 3-4 others, so being able to bring my forces to bear on other fronts ...
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Are Adaptive Industrial Systems and Permanent Perennials Counter-Synergistic?

Do these two System Improvements work together or against each other? That is to say, will the Perennials double my food surplus before it's converted to industry, or will my surplus food be converted ...
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Is there a french translation for Endless Space?

I would like to play Endless Space in French. Is there any way to do it? I use Steam in French already.
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How to enqueue techs on Endless Space?

If I choose some future advancement which has its prerequisites not yet researched I will enqueue more than one tech. Can I enqueue unrelated techs? How do I do it?
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What happens to surplus science on Endless Space?

I often find that my research points per turn are higher than it takes to discover a new technology. What happens to the excess point? Are they stored for later? Are they used for the next tech in the ...
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What does extra food production do? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any reason to continue exploiting food production once my planet has reached maximum population? Are there any benefits besides more people faster? Once the ...
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Why is my ship taking the scenic route?

So I've found that you can examine the route that ships are going to take by holding the right mouse button down. I would have thought I could send my ship straight there, why is he taking a three ...
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How do I clone Galdos?

I noticed there was an achievement for cloning Galdos... at first I'd assumed it was a typo since the name of the achievement is Cake2 but I just hired a Hero with this name. Do I have to be a ...
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Are there ways to reduce “Expansion Disapproval” besides research?

I find that large fractions of my research times are spent trying to cope with planets striking due to obscene population disapproval, in the vicinity of 80% or more. How does Expansion Disapproval ...
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What do Abundant Luxuries actually do?

According to the Effect it gives a -20% buyout bonus on the star system. What does this mean? How can I tell if it's worth the -5$ on improvement?
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How come the game doesn't end when I lose?

So I just "finished" my first game of Endless Space and was smashed by a ruthless enemy and a failing economy. This was a game vs. only AI players... so I kind of expect some kind of "You lost" ...
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How is Academy Size increased?

In Endless Space, the Academy is used to manage your hired heroes. The size of the academy dictates how many heroes can be hired. Looking around the interface, I don't see how to expand the Academy ...
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Endless space travel help

How do I get my ships to go between systems like the blue and green ships?
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Why can non-treaty players fly through my space?

I have no deals or treaties with this civilization, yet it seems like the computer is able to fly whatever type of fleet it wants through my territory, and even orbit my systems. Even if I try to fly ...
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Where's that tech tree magic?

So I'm fresh off my first extremely embarrassing loss in Endless Space and I need a little guidance so I don't repeat the showing. I mainly researched the exploration and expansion tree and I found ...