A rogue-like adventure game set in space. It features a randomized galaxy in which a heroic crew must travel, fighting and trading along the way, to deliver the crucial data to save their galactic Federation.

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Does including extended material in FTL make it more difficult to complete the game?

I ask because I previously completed it on PC before the new material came out, but I've since been playing it on iPad with the new material (i.e. new races, systems, etc) and I am unable to get past ...
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Piracy is okay: ship or augment?

Playing FTL Captain's Edition, with the Mantis Cruiser, I get involved in a lot of piracy. I noticed that the Mantis Pheromones augment's description has been altered to include text about it being ...
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Does Engi Medi-bot dispersal heal the boarding party?

There have been a lot of times where I've thought about buying a Teleporter while using the Engi ship (or obtaining the Engi Medi-bot dispersal augment elsewhere). Will the healing from the augment ...
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Does a beam weapon have to hit a crew member - or just the square they're in?

The Anti-Bio beam in FTL only damages crew, and - as with any beam weapon - it's often tricky to line up the perfect shot on an enemy ship. I understand (based on answers to this question - How do ...
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How to get hacking past defense drones

Both MK II and the mother ship's defense drones seemingly create an impenetrable defense against hacking. In particular, the second stage mothership has a single defense drone. Even when part of a ...
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Can you kill a enemy in the med bay?

Sometimes, when fighting a enemy while boarding, they retreat to the medbay to heal themselves. It is worth going after them to finish them off? Consider 1v1 in a level 1 Medbay. I'm not asking ...
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Can I 'win' with all my crew on board the destroyed final ship?

In the third Rebel Flagship fight, if all my crew are on board the enemy ship when it gets destroyed, does the game count that as a win (Rebel ship is destroyed) or a loss (all your crew are dead)? ...
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How long does it take for a Lanius to drain a room of oxygen?

In an attempt to answer this question I need to figure whether or oxygen deprivation damage is a factor in a straight up fight. So my question is, in the following scenarios, how long does it take a ...
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Who is the best fighter?

Think in a room where we teleport two member enemies between them, at the same time. Which race will win? Mantis has more damage, but Rockmen have more life. Lanius will remove the oxygen of the room ...
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What happens if your teleporter gets damaged when your entire remaining crew are currently boarding?

What happens if your entire crew is in the enemy ship and your teleporter gets damaged in your ship, with no way to repair it? You immediately lose?
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Can systems be replaced once all rooms are occupied?

What happens once all available rooms on a ship contain a system? Can a new system replace an old one, or will it become impossible to change systems (except for the medbay and the clone bay)?
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In what order do weapons fire?

If I have three weapons fully charged, pause the game and set them to target specific systems and then unpause, do the fire in the order I marked my targets? The reason I'm asking is that it can be ...
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Do Defense Drones shoot down Flak projectiles?

The new Advanced FTL Edition offers many new things to the game, including Flak Weaponry. Do Defense Drones shoot down flak projectiles?
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Is there a way to cancel a beam attack on iPad?

When playing on the tablet, once you start drawing the path of the beam to perform an attack, when the beam is already charged and ready, is there a way to cancel the attack? The game auto-pauses ...
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At What Sector is it Reasonable to Acquire Scrap Recovery Arm?

The scrap recovery arm costs 50 scrap and Gives you +10% scrap on acquisition other than selling items (rounded down.) Given that you have to spend scrap to earn scrap, at what sector does it make ...
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How to get the “Loss of Cabin Pressure” achievement?

I have tried this achievement twice now, arriving in sector 8 with 13% net oxygen, however the achievement doesn't trigger: Each time I only have two rooms pressurized, any time my doors are ...
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Can random events destroy your ship?

According to the wiki, there are no events that can completely destroy your ship (ie, taking it from full health to zero health), however, there are events which can reduce the health of your ship. ...
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How Do Doors Keep Fire from Spreading?

In FTL, higher levels of the door subsystem provides three purposes (in addition to interacting with an event or two): Higher levels of the door subsystem give more durability to the subsystem, ...
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Will I get the “Manpower” achievement if my reactor gets upgraded in an event?

I'm flying the Zoltan cruiser and I'm trying to unlock the B layout. The problem is that in the first sector my reactor has been upgraded in an event. Will I get the achievement if I reach sector 5?
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Can I attack even after striking a deal?

I struck a deal with a slaver vessel. I will spare them for a slave. How do I attack after a successful deal? They are bad after all.
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How do systems take damage from Beam weapons?

I've been playing around this for a bit and I can't really quite figure it out nor find the optimal way to aim a beam weapon... Basically, I've noticed that systems are sometimes not damaged by my ...
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How Powerful is Mind Control?

In FTL, Mind Control (MC) level 1 is fine and dandy, and it is what I use almost exclusively. However, Mind Control levels 2 and 3 claim to increase HP and power. Do higher levels of MC last ...
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How do you open doors on FTL for iPad?

On the desktop version you just click the doors to open them, however on my iPad nothing happens when I tap them. Is there another way of opening ship doors on the iPad version of the game?
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Why can't I power up my drone system?

I just started my first game with the Torus and I don't understand why I can't power up my drone system (which seems to be the only way to deal damage). I would expect that I could simply click on ...
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What are all the Beacon Special Effects?

In FTL, some beacons have some of the following "environmental/special effects": Asteroid Field periodically an asteroid "attacks" yours and the enemy ships - causing 1 damage Ion Storm half ...
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How does the Zoltan Explosion work?

In both the Advanced Edition and up-to-date Standard Editions of FTL, the Zoltan race explodes on death, dealing damage to hostile targets in the same room they are in when they die but not hull or ...
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Should I mantain Cloning Bay powered when traveling?

When traveling through space you can encounter some events that kill some crew member, but having the Cloning Bay you can (sometimes) have a special option and "resurrect" them at the end. To have ...
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What are effective strategies for countering Mind Control?

Don't get me wrong, I like the new advanced content, but I am at a loss as to how to counter mind control. When I am boarding, and get mind controlled, it usually is the end for at least one of ...
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What are the easiest ways to deal with AI ships when playing as the Mantis Cruiser?

Perhaps the biggest weakness of the Mantis Cruiser (Type A, anyway) is its inability to deal effectively with AI ships. Before Advanced Edition, the general advice was to either improve your weaponry, ...
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Why are my crew starstruck?

Sometimes my crew stop working, and a star shows next to them. What does that mean?
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Why is my Mantis brown?

One of my Mantis is brown, rather than the usual green. Why?
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How do I exit through the beacon in Faster Than Light mobile?

I recently purchased the Faster Than Light iOS app. I have just made it through my first map with the resistance hot on my heels. I arrived at the beacon and was about to exit through it when I ...
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Can enemy ships have Augments?

When flying the Zoltan ship, if you get an event with boarders it sometimes justifies bypassing your Super Shields by saying "they must have a Zoltan Shield Bypass installed on their ship!" Which ...
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What are all the effects of hacking a system?

I've noticed that the hacking drone sometimes provide additional benefits while hacking a system in addition to removing it from play for a while. For example, hacking an medbay will cause the room ...
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What are the tactics associated with stunning weapons?

In the advanced edition of FTL, a number of "stunning" weapons have been introduced whose primary function seems to be stunning the enemy crew for a certain number of seconds. Additionally, some ...
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Can I unlock the Crystal Cruiser with Type C of the Rock Cruiser?

I have noticed that the Type C Rock Cruiser starts with a Crystal crewmember. Does this mean I can unlock the Crystal Cruiser by simply finding the Rock Homeworld with the Rock Cruiser Type C, and ...
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Is it possible to use weapons worth of 12 energy by filling weapon room with Zoltan crew?

I couldn't get enough Zoltan crew members to test it myself, so I wonder if getting 4 of them in the weapon control room will increase total weapon power capacity from 8 to 12 or if the 4 power bars ...
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When do people explode?

Sometimes, I noticed that when I'm in hand to hand combat, a small explosion happens when they die. When is this scenario triggered? And how much damage does it do?
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Is it possible to obtain more Lanius crew?

The only way I've found to get Lanius crew so far is to start with their ship, but if I'm not using a Lanius ship, is there a way for me to get more crew members?
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Best ship I've built for general combat couldn't push past the Boss's shields? [closed]

So I flew this absolute leviathan into battle with the final boss; all shields up and maxed out hull. I've taken on the boss multiple times before and failed miserably every time; the very first ...
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How much faster do Humans learn skills?

In the advanced edition, humans are given a small benefit. Namely, they are supposed to learn (master) skills faster than the other races. Exactly how much faster do they learn, and, is it equal ...
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Final boss impasse

The Rebel Flagship has his hacking drone locked onto my weapons, and it seems to have re-routed full power to Hacking and Cloak. Between them, I'm just barely able to squeeze off a shot of my Dual ...
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What is the penalty for being cloned?

In FTL: Advanced Edition, when a character on a ship with a cloning bay dies, they are cloned. That character loses some skill points. How many skill points? Is it a percentage or set number? Aside ...
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“Melee” Damage Bonus on Engi Details

In the advanced edition, it makes clear how much benefit your characters gain from levels of skill with hand-to-hand combat. Specifically, green means +10% damage and yellow means +20% damage. ...
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Damaging Piloting on Automated ships

On a piloted ship, damaging (orange color, not red) the piloting section of a ship cancels the ship's ability to dodge without a pilot (or reduces it, if it was level 3 piloting) but makes less of a ...
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How do the new door levels correspond to the old ones?

Where the original FTL: Faster Than Light had three levels of doors, the advanced edition now has four levels: Regular Blast Doors Improved Blast Doors Super Blast Doors How do these compare to ...
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How do I deal with hacking drones?

When a hacking drone has latched on to my ship, is there any way of removing it? What about disabling it?
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Game Over if all crew dead but have cloning bay?

Regarding the advanced edition of FTL: If all of your crew dies but you have a cloning bay on your vessel, is it immediately game over, or does the cloning bay prevent that? Is the game smart enough ...
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What is the behavior of the Artillery Beam targeting?

The Federation Cruiser's Artillery Beam fires automatically without allowing you any targeting preferences. I've had it cut through most rooms of the enemy ship, or just a few. Is there any means or ...
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Can you transfer your saved game from the PC version of FTL to the iPad?

I recently purchased the iPad version of FTL, after having unlocked all the ships on the PC version, and was disappointed that I would need to potentially re-do all my achievements and unlocked ships. ...