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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Why is my Mantis brown?

One of my Mantis is brown, rather than the usual green. Why?
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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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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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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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Where can the broken stasis pod be found?

In which sectors can I find the broken stasis pod?
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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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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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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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Is there any workaround for losing focus on popups?

I like to get rid of invaders by suffocating them in closed rooms. Sometimes this goes wrong and I need to move my crew so they don't die. But I've lost several of my crewmen because sometimes ...
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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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Does defeating the flagship in the rebel stronghold sector counts to unlock new ships?

Apart from quests most ships can be unlock by defeating the rebel flagship with the previous ship, what happens if I defeat the damaged rebel flagship in the rebel stronghold sector with (for example) ...
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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's the 'Abandoned Sector'?

Still new in FTL-advanced, first encountered this sector type. Is it a special sector? does it have stored? What am I to expect in there?
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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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Does the base act as a repair beacon?

I'm at The Last Stand and about to make a strategic decision - either hit one extra beacon, get some more scrap but probably take some damage, or go straight to the Base and fight the flagship. What I ...
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In the last sector 'The last stand', how to identify potential rebels location takeover?

Is there a way to know the rebels location takeover progress, and estimate how many turns the will take a location? REMARK - I don't mean the usual 'rebels will takeover in the next turn'!
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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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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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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 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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How can the Full Arsenal achievement in FTL be achieved?

The Full Arsenal achievement in FTL says you need 11 systems installed on a Kestral at one time. So what counts as a system to do this? Augmentations? Weapons? Drones? Those seem to add to only nine ...
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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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Why would you hire a mercenary?

In a mercenary encounter, why would it be strategic to hire the mercenary? If you fight the mercenary, you've spent 1 fuel, explored 1 beacon, and gained default rewards through battle. This is what ...
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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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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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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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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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Does the 'Engi Virus' have side effects?

I've encountered a spaceship that stated that I have a virus. I've sent an Engi to talk with them, he disappeared, we had a fight. After the fight he returned 'improved': It looks to good to be ...
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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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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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Is there a preferred way to move through the 'Sector Map'?

When selecting Jump->Next Sector, you see the sector map. This map consist of red, green, purple icons (civilian, hostile, nebula) what's the meaning of it all? what does nebula contains? what ...
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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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How can I get the 'Bird of Prey' achievement?

"Destroy a ship at full health during a single cloak in the Stealth Cruiser." Using a 'Stealth Cruiser', full hull integrity at the end of the battle, just killed a ship in 2 rounds of lasers ...
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How to achieve the 'tactical approach' achievement (Type A)?

"In the Stealth Cruiser, get to sector 8 without jumping to a beacon with an environmental danger." What's the game definition of 'environmental danger'? Any advise/tip on how to achieve it?
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Does a subsystem takes power?

When pressing the [Ship] icon, and then the [Upgrades] tab, there are 3 groups: Systems, Subsystems and Reactor. The System takes power, does the Subsystems takes power as well?
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Where can I get the chain vulcan?

Where can I get the chain vulcan? Do I have to be lucky and find it in a shop or are there other (possibly more reliable) ways to obtain one?
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How can I see achievements while playing?

Is there a way to see the game achievements after a new game started?
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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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Is there a quest to unlock the Torus?

I know that it unlocks when you get to sector 5 with a Kestrel, but I'm asking if there is a specific quest so I can have that empty space in the hangar filled with a nice Q. Yes, I want to complete ...
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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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Any tips regarding 'The Great Eye' encounter?

I've just encountered 'The Great Eye', last time it killed a crew member and I wounder what positive sides does it have? Any tips regarding this encounter? Inside this nebula you detect a rogue ...
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Does an asteroid field event affects the 'Tactical Approach' achievement?

While trying to achieve the 'Tactical Approach' achievement, I've encountered with the below event (see picture). Scans reveal a large asteroid field nearby. Short-range scanners may discover ...
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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 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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Does the hand-to-hand-fighting skill bonus in FTL affect the entire crew?

The description of the skill implies that a single crew member skilling up will improve the fighting-ability of your entire crew: “10% more crew damage”. Is this a typo, or is this actually how it ...
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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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Weapons disabled order?

I remember that the weapons order affects the order it is disabled if the weapons is partially damaged, but can't seem to remember if it's disabled from 1 to .., or the opposite.
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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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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 ...