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

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Why can't I travel between these systems with wavy connecting lines?

I'm playing my first game of Endless Space, and after exploring 4 or 5 systems around my home system, I seem to be out of places to go. I do see two other systems, but my scout refuses to travel to ...
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How do I keep ships repaired in the field in Endless Space?

I have repair modules on some of my ships but that only seems to be a combat thing. How do you repair ships? Do they do it automatically or is there something I'm missing?
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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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Force ships to use warp

Is there any way to force a ship to use its warp drive to get to a location, instead of using the normal routes? There's an enemy system I'd like to scan without losing my ship, but I can't get it ...
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Is there any reason to continue exploiting food production once my planet has reached maximum population?

When I first colonize a planet, I often set my exploitation to one that increases food production so that I can more quickly get the planet's population maxed out. Once the planet reaches maximum ...
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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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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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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 is the most effective ratio of defenses in Endless Space?

Endless Space has a roshambo combat system with beam, kinetic, and missile weapons and their corresponding defenses. What is the idea ratio of these defenses based on the typical AI opponents? I seem ...
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Is there a difference between green movement and blue movement?

All ships in Endless Space have a speed (listed in Parsecs / Turn) that varies based on faction, engine modules, random events, and researched technology. Some of these above grant a modifier that is ...
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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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What does this circular icon mean?

Sometimes I get this reward, but I have no idea what it means. Hovering over the icon doesn't reveal a tool-tip.
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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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Do all missile modules use Titanium-70 in Endless Space?

Here is the in-game information about Titanium-70. I have 5 units under my control, and would therefore like to take advantage of the 60% industry bonus to quickly mass an army. The Endless Space ...
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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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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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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 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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What are the highest FIDS yields possible for each planet type?

For the large majority of the game, the planets you're dealt are the planets you get. But as you approach Endless Space's endgame, terraforming options start to open up, and suddenly the formerly ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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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 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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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 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 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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What determines fleet size?

I have a hostile neighbor whose fleet's are more powerful than any of mine. The problem isn't that I don't have good enough ships, but that my fleet sizes are too small. With my best ships I can only ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Which Hero Types can learn which abilities?

Endless Space has 5 hero types: Pilot, Commander, Corporate, Administrator, and Adventurer. Which hero abilities are exclusive to which types? Is there a graphic somewhere of the full ability ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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 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 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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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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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?