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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Any way to make your crew stop attacking a system?

So I have a game paused right now. Here's the dire situation: Enemy: Auto-scout, all rooms seperated from each other, ONE hull point left. Me: Teleporter on cooldown, two fully leveled rockmen ...
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What is the point of putting a Rock on the comm with the Mantis?

A couple times now, I've encountered a Mantis ship decorated with Rock body parts. If I have a Rock crew member, I am given a blue option to put him on the comm with the mantis ship. Every time I do ...
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Do enemy ships have limited missiles/drones?

Is it possible to wait for an enemy ship to run out off missiles and/or drones so that I can focus killing their crew with less pressure? If so, are the quantities fixed or random within some range?
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Which strategy best ensures survival? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I keep up with the power curve? So, currently I've only managed to get a high score of 1200. I tend to play in my lunchbreak as most games only last about 25 ...
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What determines what races a slaver can provide?

When encountering a slaver ship, you have a couple of options to acquire a new crew member. You can buy slaves, fight to receive a slave as a bribe, or kill the slaver crew to gain your choice of ...
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How do you get rid of boarders in FTL? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I counter enemy away teams? In FTL, What is the best strategy to deal with boarders? I know the ideal is not to get boarded at all, but how do you make the best ...
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Is it possible to escape a fight without fuel?

I am stuck in a never-ending fight in FTL. Is it possible to escape the fight? I have no fuel, and no missiles left. My shield and my engine are top notch. The enemy shield has 3 slots. My best beam ...
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Farming rebel controlled sectors?

Does it ever make sense to not run from the chasing rebels? I often end up in the situation where my last couple jumps out of a sector are through rebel controlled locations. The fights are tough, ...
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If my doors are stuck open, how do I manually close them?

Awww, See... what had happen was... yea.... But now my doors are all stuck open over there with my crew holed up in the engine room. Nothing works but my weapons sort of and my engine and o2.
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What is FTL engine speed good for?

In "Faster Than Light" each upgrade of the ship's engine increases dodge factor, but also it increases you FTL speed, which starts at 1 and goes up to 2.75. What is FTL engine speed good for?
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How do I properly use the Adjudicator?

I'm currently playing with the Adjudicator, trying to get the unlocks. The Adjudicator seems to play very differently to the other ships, and I can't get my head around the "correct" way to play. ...
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FTL Boss impossible? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I beat the final boss in Faster Than Light? I have this ship: To me it seems pretty impossible to win vs Flagship (it's the first flagship I have met) I have ...
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Does the stealth cruiser have innate stealth weapons capability?

Does the stealth cruiser have innate stealth weapons capability or must you seek out the augmentation during your voyage?
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Can I disable a ship without destroying it and without teleporters in FTL? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Tips for killing enemy crew without use of boarding parties While playing FTL, one of the jumps resulted in me picking up an angry spacer whose ship had just been ...
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Does leaving a sector early give the player more time in the next sector?

In FTL the player can generally leave a sector before the rebel fleet makes it absolutely necessary to jump to the next sector. Often it can be a good strategy to spend a few extra jumps in a sector ...
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How do I get a system upgrade for advanced lasers?

How do I get a system upgrade? I have an advanced laser and adding power doesn't let me use it. It says system upgrade needed. Is a weapons upgrade what I need?
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How do I get the second Rock Cruiser achievement?

I am trying to get the second achievement for the rock cruiser "Destroy an enemy ship with a defense drone using only missiles." Can I get this achievement if I also use an Ion weapon? The text ...
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Why are the shields not upgraded?

I really don't understand the way shields are supposed to work. I know that you need to upgrade them, and I have done so for every game that I've played. But why is there only ever one blue marker ...
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How do beam weapons damage enemy crew?

Do I need to draw the beam directly across the enemy crew member, i.e. exactly over where they are stood, or does just damaging the room they are in also hurt any crew in that room?
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How do I properly use the Bulwark?

I'm currently trying to master the Bulwark, and am finding it a lot harder to make progress with than the Kestrel or Engi ships. Specifically, I find I'm running out of missiles a lot easier, and that ...
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FTL - What happens when your crew is full? will you still be offered new crew? can you elect to swap crew members?

I'm trying to get 6 different crew members on the ship but my crew is full; should I kill a current crew member to ensure space to take on new crew, or will I be given the option to swap if a new ...
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How to avoid being invaded by enemy in my ship? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there a way to stop enemies from boarding? Is there a way to avoid enemies intruders in my ship from invading it? If so, which upgraded helps that ?
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Does ion weapon damage stack with cloaking and teleporter cooldowns?

The teleporter and cloaking device use a similar "cooldown" period to the ion weapons lockdown. Do those two abilities stack? In particular, if a ship cloaks, can I ion the cloaking device during ...
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What difference will the more skillful (1 star or 2 star) crew members make compared to a non-skilled one in FTL?

I checked out all tooltips in the game and their official website. Since FTL did not come with a manual I have no clue here. I know that they have something to do with recharge rates and percentages ...
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What is the signifigance of Drones being recognized as life forms?

Why is it that my Slug crewmembers count drones as lifeforms when showing the position of enemies using their telepathic abilities? Whenever I have no sensors or only one rank of sensors (or they are ...
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How to destroy AI ships without weapons?

I'm using the Basilisk, which has a teleporter and boarding drone, but no weapons. How can I manage AI (crew-less) ships? So far I've been teleporting my crew there and back, slowly chipping away ...
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Shooting vs. melee when fighting boarding parties

I noticed that, when two people are fighting against a single intruder in one room, one fighter usually moves closer and fights with the intruder hand-to-hand, while the other stands back and shoots ...
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What is the best ship to start with? [closed]

Which ship is the best to begin the game with?
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Where can the broken stasis pod be found?

In which sectors can I find the broken stasis pod?
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Red or blue wire?

There is a part where it asks in a side event to choose red or blue wire. Which one do I cut?
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Does it matter if I open one or two doors? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Does air pressure equalize more quickly if the doors are open? If two rooms, or a room and space, are connected by two doors, does it make a difference whether I open ...
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How to get the FTL patch for Linux?

I bought the game from the official website. How can I get the patch? I did get a "Steam key" I think, but I don't use Steam. I'm running Linux.
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How can I repair my O2 Generator in an oxygen deprived ship?

If my ship has 0% oxygen in it, how can I repair my O2 generator if my crew wont live long enough to do so? Note that I've already tried, and because of this I have 2 crew members stuck in my medbay ...
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What happens if I retreat first?

Often Rebels will try to power up their FTL drives and jump away to report my position. What happens if I manage to stall them long enough to get my own drives online and jump away first. Do they ...
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What strategies are there for upgrading ship systems?

It seems like every time I die I find it could have been avoided had I upgraded a certain system. Are there some systems you should upgrade early in the game? Are there systems you should ignore until ...
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Is there a way to manually open doors if your Doors Subsystem is broken?

If my door subsystem is broken, and in the middle of a large fire, is there any other way to open the doors to flush the fire or am I DOOMED?
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Is there a shortcut key for the cloak?

The cloaking system is very useful for avoiding damage, but I can't seem to find a shortcut key to activate it. This makes using the cloak more difficult than it should be. Is there a shortcut key ...
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Is the Burst Laser I superior to the Dual Lasers?

In my haste a bought a Burst Laser I before fully examining the stats, only to realize afterwards that it was inferior to the Dual Lasers I already own. The part I find unusual is that the Burst Laser ...
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What determines the weapon sold by the black market weapon trader?

I encountered a Black Market Weapon trader in my journey across the cosmos, and it was offering an unknown weapon for 65 scrap. I'm leery of putting down 65 scrap on a weapon with no idea what it is. ...
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Is there a way to change the window size?

It's a simple question, and I hope to get a simple answer. Is it possible to resize the game's window? If so, how?
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Teleporting back to the ship

I don't understand why I can't get to do this, but how do I send my units back to my ship? I tried three times now and I can't seem to be able to get my units back (RIP 2 mantis on my last run). Do I ...
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Is upgrading the piloting subsystem worth it if I always keep it manned?

I always have a crew member at my piloting station. Is it worth it to upgrade the subsystem to increase my evasion?
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Can I have multiple Saves?

If I save and quit a game, can I start a new game to show my friend the game from the beginning without erasing my current game?
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Is it possible to re-name crew-members in-game?

I know it's possible to re-name your starting crew at the hangar, but I can't seem to find any way to do this once I'm in-game. I prefer to give my crew custom names since it's easier for me to ...
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How close does the final boss have to be to lose?

I have made it to the flag ship 5-6 times and each time I have beaten phase 1. However after phase 1 my hull is less than 50%. Some times I went and attacked phase 2 anyways and other times I ran ...
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Where's the Secret Sector?

One of the rockman ship achievements is "Find the Secret Sector". There doesn't seem to be room on the map for a secret sector. What's the secret sector?
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How can I rescue my boarding drone from the final boss?

The image probably speaks for itself. Is there any way I can entice my boarding drone to come back? If I deactivate/reactive it with power allocation it just goes to sleep and wakes up. It can't go ...
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Do automated reloaders stack?

My current game is going very well and I have a more powerful arsenal of weapons than in any of my previous games (2x burst laser, breach bomb mk II and anti-bio beam). I also have one automated ...
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Do AI-controlled ships automatically man systems?

For AI ships, and for the AI-controlled Rebel Flagship, do systems (particularly piloting) count as manned, or do they just rely on autopilot?
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What's the effect of having more than one scrap recovery arm?

How much scrap do I get with two Scrap Recovery Arm augments installed? 110%, 120%, 121%, or some number that doesn't make any sense?