Frozen Synapse is a turn-based indie video game developed by Mode 7 Games and was released on May 26, 2011.

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What does the “check” command do in Frozen Synapse?

I've noticed that there is an order you can give to your units called "Check". However, the tutorial doesn't explain what it is and I can't really tell what it does. What is this for, and when ...
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How exactly does cover work in Frozen Synapse?

How close do you have to be to cover for it to count as being "behind cover"? It can't be just the presence of cover at any point between you and your opponent, or else it would be meaningless ...
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Shooting at cover with a rocket launcher

While looking at some replays, I have seen soldiers manage to hit cover - blocks and windows - using a rocket launcher. However, when I shoot at cover with a rocket it sails over the top and hits ...
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What are Frozen Synapse's “Plan Layers” for?

I've only played some multiplayer with a friend so far. In the bottom right, the Settings menu has a bunch of buttons relating to "Plan Layers." What are these, and how might I make use of them?
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What does the score mean in campaign missions?

After completing a campaign mission in Frozen Synapse, I am presented with a "score". This seems to consist of a number and a symbol. But so far I haven't really seen a correlation between how I ...
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How can I accurately determine line of sight for a unit in Frozen Synapse?

Knowing the area visible to a unit and the area from which that unit is visible seems to be an essential part of the game. The aim command shows a cone of possible coverage but that doesn't reflect ...
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How to determine shotgun range in Frozen Synapse?

Guessing wrong about whether or not a unit is within shotgun range has disastrous results. Is there anything in the UI that shows you what weapons range is, maybe something like the line-of-sight v ...
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Tips for using shotgun units effectively

I just got Frozen Synapse, and I'm having a hard time making good use of the shotgun units. It seems like they often just have too short of a range to compete with the other units. What are some ...
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What do Frozen Synapse's “Focus on Zone” commands do, and how do I use them?

I've only played some multiplayer with a friend so far. When I right click on the ground and on enemies, and I see there is a "Focus on Zone" command (along with a corresponding "Ignore Zone" ...
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Can the server choice in Frozen Synapse be changed at any time?

I just created an account and I'm being asked to pick a server to connect to. Is this choice as binding as it would be in (say) League of Legends (airtight containers where you can't see anything of ...
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Where are my Frozen Synapse save files stored?

In lieu of proper Steam Cloud support, I'm trying to set up Frozen Synapse to store its save files in Dropbox. What files or folders do I need to sync between my two (Mac) computers to achieve this? ...
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How can I tell if a unit is ducking or standing?

I have a very poor short term memory (4 concussions, yaaaay), so sometimes I forget if I've given an order to a unit to change its stance in the past or not. I can't always tell based on the pose of ...
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Frozen Synapse on LAN, direct connect?

I've heard that Frozen Synapse is having a lot of central server problems that can make it hard to play online. Since the game is essentially PBEM, is it possible to play over a LAN, simply via ...
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Can I get Frozen Synapse on my non-Steam computer without having to buy it again?

I recently received a Steam gift activation for Frozen Synapse. It downloaded without any issues, and I registered my account to be able to play the game online. However, I have another computer, ...
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How does targeting work with spray fire?

I had a hard time thinking of a title for this one that briefly encompassed my question. If my unit using a weapon with bullets (vs. explosives; I know rockets and grenades kill everything in their ...
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How do I gift my extra copy of Frozen Synapse that I received as part of the Humble Bundle? [duplicate]

I recently received the Humble Frozen Synapse (And Frozenbyte) Bundles, and would like to gift my new copy of Frozen Synapse to someone. I activated all of the codes into Steam, but it doesn't seem ...
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What is the music used in the Frozen Synapse Trailer?

What is the music used in the Frozen Synapse Trailer, found here: http://store.steampowered.com/app/98200/ Is it custom written for the game? Can I get hold of some more of it somewhere?
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Frozen Synapse online play customization?

There seems to be a huge discrepancy between offline AI Skirmish options and what can be arranged online. When customizing an online challenge, can you: adjust the map size? adjust the turn limit? ...
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In Frozen Synapse, why is my score for a match I've won sometimes negative?

For about half of the matches I've won, the score listed on my match history is negative. Did I actually lose points for these matches?
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Any tips for dealing with AI rockets effectively?

The AI's use of rockets in this game is infuriating! I often find that I have to just keep trying things that seem relatively absurd to avoid being blown to bits or hang out in an open area (where I'm ...
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How to fire a rocket

I cannot figure out how to fire a rocket. I can get a rocket-launcher-man to go stand somewhere and aim, but I can't figure out how to command him to acutally fire the rocket, much to my annoyance. ...
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In dark matches, do I “see” killed enemies that are out of my line of sight?

Imagine for a moment that - in a dark match - I fire a rocket, which then successfully kills an enemy unit, but does so completely outside the line of sight for any of my units. Am I informed of this ...
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Is there any difference between buying Frozen Synapse: Red on Steam or the developer site?

I already own Frozen Synapse the base game on Steam, and with the newly released DLC Frozen Synapse: RED I wonder whether to buy it on Steam, or pick it up directly at the website of the developer. ...
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How can I speed up turn calculation in single player games?

The game's single player mode runs unbearably slowly for me. Each turn takes minutes to calculate, and the time always seem to be the same, even when there are no enemies on the field, such as during ...
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What is a winning strategy in Ninstar - Second Floor

In the chapter called "Ninstar", I am stuck in the second mission, "Second Floor". The green team starts in a small room in the middle of the map. There are (too) many openings in the walls to have ...