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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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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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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Modifying Naming Simplifications in FTL: Faster than Light

Does anyone know anything about the simplified names in FTL? This isn't much of an important issue for the most part, but it would be nice to learn how to use the naming methods to my advantage when ...
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Anti-drone tactics?

My preferred strategy at this point is to use a combination of burst laser and ion to keep enemies' weapons offline, however I seem to run into a lot of problems especially with higher level ships if ...
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What's the easiest way to gain the Master of Patience achievement?

One of the Federation Cruiser's ship-specific achievements is Master of Patience: Use only the Artillery Beam to destroy an enemy ship while taking no hull damage. What is the ...
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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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Does Healing Burst heal enemy crew?

It says it 'heals all friendly crew in the room' and 'can target your own ship'. Now I would assume that the specification of friendly would mean I could board an enemy ship, and use this weapon to ...
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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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Where can the broken stasis pod be found?

In which sectors can I find the broken stasis pod?
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Does the flavor text indicate which rewards I got?

After defeating an enemy, the flavor text will say things like "leaving behind a substantial amount of scrap" or "you collect what scrap you can". I know that ships drop different scrap rewards [low, ...
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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 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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Copying non-steam FTL save to Steam

I have been playing FTL for a while, and managed to unlock all the ships. Recently, however, I managed to get a copy on steam. I would like to just copy my save from the linux directory (i.e. ...
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What other ways are there to obtain sector data?

While playing FTL, I have suddenly gained information on the sector without having Long-Range Scanners or having paid a mercenary for a scouting report. IE, I can see environmental hazards and ...
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How do I cancel a shot?

I order a shot on the enemy weapons, but then their shield goes back up and suddenly I'd rather wait until the rocket can get through to take it out. Or maybe their cloaking device suddenly comes on. ...
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How do you complete the achievement 'Artillery Mastery' for the Osprey?

It says 'Get to Sector 5 without upgrading your weapons system'. The Osprey has two weapons systems, one for standard weapons and one for a special beam weapon it has. Am I restricted from upgrading ...
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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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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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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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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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Is the Crystal Cruiser quest guaranteed?

I'm trying to unlock the Crystal Cruiser, and am on step 2 of the Ancestry quest, heading to step 3. I have already: Happily, the very next sector for me is the Rock home sector, but no quest ...
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What does the Crystal “Lockdown” power do?

I finally managed to obtain my first Crystal crew member (finally!). I note that he has a "Lockdown" power, as shown in the screenshot below: What does this power do? None of the tooltips I've seen ...
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Is there a way to know what kind of outcome I will get from a situation?

Say I decide to take a drone part, as an option in an event. The wiki tells me that there are 2 possible outcomes: I will receive a drone part and scrap I will lose a crew member but get some scrap ...
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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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When you rename your starting characters in FTL, are those names added to the default list for later games?

I manually renamed one of my starting characters Ashley, which is a common name, but in a later game one of the crew members I got was named Ashley. I was just curious if the game adds names you ...
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Am I playing easy or normal?

During a game, how can I tell if the difficulty is easy or normal? I can't remember my choice.
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Where is it more likely to find the Weapon pre-igniter augmentation?

I have found this augment a couple of times while playing FTL. Each time it has been a breeze when it came down to fights with this augment. Anybody has any idea as to which sectors is more likely to ...
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When is the Evade chance calculated for enemy ships? [duplicate]

When firing a multi-shot weapon in FTL: Faster than Light, such as the Burst Laser Mk II, Each shot has a separate chance to hit or miss it's target. Say I'm firing at an Engine Bay on an Automated ...
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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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How does weapon power work in FTL

I cannot seem to work out how the power works for weapons in FTL. I picked up a Hull Laser II that consumes 3 power. I already had the Burst Laser II (consumes 1 power). I upgraded my power and got ...
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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 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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Crystal Ship in FTL [duplicate]

When trying to get the damaged stasis pod, does the map show a distress signal, or nothing? Also, can I get the stasis pod on the first sector? What type of sector is the first sector even? All of ...
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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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Hand-to-hand strategy for taking down the mothership [duplicate]

I've been attempting to take ships by killing all their crew hand-to-hand, and was going to attempt the mothership in a similar way but I noticed they had what seemed like, a million doodz. After ...
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Does an asteroid missing the ship give XP to the pilot & engineer? [duplicate]

I know that sitting in an asteroid field once you've dealt with the event there can level up the shield skill for a crewmember; they gain XP by restoring shield points, regardless of whether an ...
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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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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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What are the benefits of upgrading crew in FTL? [duplicate]

There's a little skill meter next to every skill for each crew member. They naturally increase in the skills they use. But what are the benefits of increased skill levels? I'm looking for hard ...
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Consistent crashing of FTL

Whenever I play the game Faster Than Light (or FTL), my game experiences random crashes. Preceding the crash, the sound of my game will turn into a very pixellated, choppy sound that sounds like a ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the best ship to start with? [closed]

Which ship is the best to begin the game with?
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Does the distance between nodes effect the advance of the Rebel Fleet? [duplicate]

When jumping between nodes in a sector, does the distance to the destination node effect the advance of the rebel fleet, or is it only the number of jumps? I read this question, but it did not ...
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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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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 ?