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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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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How do I unlock all the other ships in the hangar?

In my FTL career, I've managed to unlock one or two of the other ships in the hangar, but there are still some that are unavailable. One thing that I've found is that there tends to be a relatively ...
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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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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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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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How can I beat the final boss in Faster Than Light?

How can I beat the final boss in faster than light? I can beat the first form, but the second form just obliterates me regardless what I try. I have tried using nothing but missiles, a combination ...
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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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What happens to my FTL progress when I quit during combat?

In FTL, the "Save & Quit" options is disabled during combat. If I am in the middle of a battle and have to quit, will I lose all my progress, or can I still continue from some recent point, like ...
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Is there any benefit to damaging enemy Sensors?

Damaging an enemy ship's systems in a battle reduces their capabilities, the same as them doing damage to your ship's systems does. However, unlike everything else on a ship, the only function ...
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How do I defeat the Flagship with an Engi ship, focussing on Ion Weapons?

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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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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What does the 'Battery Charger' do?

In FTL Advanced, It says: "Backup Battery's lock time is halved." But what does it mean?
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How to achieve 'Advance Mastery'?

"Have Hacking, Mind Control and the Battery all active at once." I've activated them all, simultaneously, while in a battle, and still didn't got this achievement, any advice?
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How to achieve the 'Diplomatic Immunity' achievement?

"While using the Federation Cruiser, use your crew in 4 special blue event choices by sector 5." What's 'special blue event choices'? Any tips / guidance regarding this achievement? like - best ...
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What's 'Explosive Replicator'?

"Missile based weapons have a 50 percent chance of not using a missile." What benefits does it add? Does it mean that enemies missiles have 50% to fail? Does it effect my ships missiles also?
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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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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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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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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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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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Why doesn't the stealth cruiser have shields?

What benefits does it have to cover missing the shields?
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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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Is there an advantage for reaching the sector exit fast?

If I have nothing else to do in the sector, and there is a large gap between my ship and the Rebels position, do I get any advantage in the next sector?
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Out of fuel, no missiles and encountered, what can I do?

This is a very strange situation (see attached..), Is there anything one can do to run / defend / fight back?
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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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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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Enemy crewmembers still being healed after using an Ion Bomb on their medbay

I just finished a round of FTL using the Gila Monster. My strategy was to put an Ion Bomb in my enemy's medbay and then teleport over my Mantis crewmembers. Normally this worked quite well, but on a ...
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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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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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How do I view the achievements for a particular ship while in game?

Sometimes I forget what the exact achievements are to unlock different ship layouts while playing, but I can't seem to figure out how to view them again without quitting the current game. How can I ...
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Can one please elaborate the 'Engi Colony Hiding' encounter?

I've stumble the 'Engi Colony Hiding' encounter: You notice an Engi colony hiding on the other side of a nearby moon. It turns out they're excavating an equipment cache from the ...
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How many ions a day keep the rebels away?

Some say you cannot teach new tricks to an old dog. I found that decapitation is the best way to ensure the error of mistaking a mantis for a dog never happens again. Anyway, I went to kick some ...
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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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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 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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Launching parameters for FTL?

Question : Are there existing parameters for FTL to control things such as Screen Resolution ? Reason : Im currently making a script for FTL in order to load/save my progression. Since this ...
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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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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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Can Engi Med-bot Dispersal and Emergency Respirators together cancel health loss in vacuum?

I've played with the Kruos and got the Med-bot augmentation. My ship got destroyed before getting a med-bay. Now I wonder if both augmentations together can cancel the health loss that most races ...
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Tips for killing enemy crew without use of boarding parties

I'm a fan of capturing enemy ships intact if possible, due to the greater rewards involved. With a teleporter, a couple of Mantis "spare" crewmates and an S. Bomb, this is very effective. However, I ...
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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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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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Can I back up and restore my FTL save file?

FTL shares many similarities with roguelikes, especially in that you can't save and load your game easily. However, you can save and quit. Sometimes I get into a really good position and then die ...
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Clone bay damaged crew dead but backed up with DNA backup can you continue game? [duplicate]

I was in the format C version of the Rock cruiser and attacked the crew was killed and clone bay damaged had the Backup DNA augmentation. All the crew is suspended waiting to be cloned except there is ...
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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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Does FTL make enemies stronger once you get better weapons?

In the last game, I've got the Ion Beam Weapon (which can disable shields) in the first sector. In this game all enemies in the 2nd sector happened to have 2 levels of shield, thus I lost on 4th due ...
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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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How can I counter enemy away teams?

I've reached sector 8 a few times, though I have yet to destroy the final boss. Without a doubt the one factor that most affects my success right now is whether I get an enemy with a teleporter. I ...
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FTL Firing weapons during stealth warmup period

In FTL, when you activate your stealth, there is a very small window where the stealth is taking effect. Will firing your weapons during this period contribute to the shortened duration that firing ...
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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.