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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What counts as “using only missiles” for 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?
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How do I repair my hull

I've sustained quite a bit of damage and my hull needs repairing. The tutorial mentioned that your crew cannot repair the hull of the ship, but only subsystems. How do I repair the hull?
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How can I defend effectively against missile weapons?

Upgrading my shields seems to work pretty well against beam and laser weapons as well as against drones, but it doesn't do anything against enemy missiles. Those missiles can hit a critical system if ...
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Is the engi surrender event a penalty for honesty?

I've run into this event a few times. There's an engi ship that automatically surrenders without a fight, saying something like "transfer of goods acceptable?" There are two choices, 1) to accept the ...
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Is there a way to stop enemies from boarding?

While traveling through space I often find myself batteling enemy ships with teleporters in them. Now right at the start of battle they will usually send a boarding party. Is there a way to stop the ...
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What happens if I kill the crew of the first form of the end boss?

Will I still have to face the later forms? If I do have to face the later forms, will I lose my boarding party when it escapes?
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Can you get the same achievement twice on Easy and Normal difficulty?

When you get an achievement in FTL, the description notes which difficulty you unlocked it on, Easy or Normal. What happens if you have an achievement on Easy, then manage the same feat again on ...
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Does air pressure equalize more quickly if the doors are open?

If a room has no oxygen, does opening the doors help replenish the oxygen more quickly? In other words, does oxygen equalize between adjacent rooms with open doors?
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What happens if I jump with crew members away on another ship?

What happens if I jump with crew members teleported away on another ship? I've never dared try.
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What are the effects of playing on Easy?

I've been playing FTL on Normal for several games, and, having had my ass handed to me from sectors 1 to 7, have decided to switch to Easy for a while. What are the differences between playing on ...
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How quickly do crew suffocate without oxygen?

I'm in a situation where I'd like to teleport my men onto a drone, bust up their shields, then teleport back. As you may know, however, drones have no oxygen. I'm worried about how much damage my crew ...
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Is the FTL homepage's DRM free version the gog.com one or another one?

On http://www.ftlgame.com/ one can buy a DRM free version of FTL plus Steam key for $10 (the Steam-alone version costs €10 = $13 in Europe), while on gog.com it's available for $9.99 (without Steam). ...
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Do asteroid hits increase my shield operator's experience [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What triggers crew experience increases? In faster than light I sometimes find myself in a star system filled with asteroids which are hitting and damaging my shields. ...
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What triggers crew experience increases?

When I've got a station manned, I'm trying to work out what causes my crew to develop in skills. It looks like engines and cockpit crew only upgrade when an attack is dodged, and then get a single ...
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Can other forms of avoiding damage block the “Phase Shift” achievement?

On a recent playthrough on easy using the Stealth Cruiser; Layout 1 The Nesasio, I tried to unlock the "Phase Shift" achievement. This achievement requires that you avoid 9 points of damage in a ...
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How much do various delay options actually delay the fleet? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What factors influence the speed of the rebel fleet? There are a few scenarios where you can delay the rebel fleet. Off the top of my head I can think of: Pay a ...
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How do shields affect beam weapons which don't deal damage?

The description for beam weapons states that their damage is reduced by one for each shield they pass through, but at least 2 beams, the anti-bio beam and the fire beam, deal no damage and instead ...