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 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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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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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.
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Why would you ever attempt to outrun a ship before or during a fight? (should you always take a blue option)

My "strategy" in FTL is Yes. Always accept any options other than ones that can a) lose you a crew member when you are low (Giant Spiders), or b) fight a ship if your hull is almost depleted, and also ...
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Are there any special conditions for encountering Lanius?

I have been playing a lot of FTL recently, all of sudden I'm drawn back into the game, and with a vengeance. Since I abandoned the game a long while ago, advanced edition was released, and so I'm ...
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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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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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Which systems give the most blue options for events?

Sometimes at an event, because of your systems or crew, there'll be an extra blue option. These generally have better outcomes. For example: Giant alien spiders Send the crew to help ...
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Is it possible to get the Zoltan Shield/Engi Med bot dispersal etc through random encounters?

Each ship you unlock has certain features which distinguish it from the others. The Zoltan ship has the Zoltan Shield Augment, Engi ship has the Med Bot dispersal Augment etc. Is it possible to come ...
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Aside from repairing via trader, is there any other way to repair ship hull?

Aside from repairing via trader, is there any other way to repair ship hull? I've just started playing a while ago, and can't seem to find any way to repair ship hulls apart from in stores. Is there ...
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How much does the Repair Arm augment repair?

The Repair Arm augment has the following description: Repair Arm Repairs your hull every time you collect scrap, but reduces scrap collected by 15 percent. Does anyone know by how much it ...
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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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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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It is optimal to target weapons in FTL?

Admittedly I normally play through on easy and have only been playing for a couple weeks. However my entire strategy usually hinges on taking out the guns first. Most time I can roll all but the ...
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How to get the Astronomically Low Odds achievement?

This achievement is: "Fail to evade 5 shots in a row with a full powered and upgraded engine." What is the best way to get the achievement? Can I increase the posibilities by not using a manned ...
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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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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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Does including extended material in FTL make it more difficult to complete the game?

I ask because I previously completed it on PC before the new material came out, but I've since been playing it on iPad with the new material (i.e. new races, systems, etc) and I am unable to get past ...
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Is there a way to cancel a beam attack on iPad?

When playing on the tablet, once you start drawing the path of the beam to perform an attack, when the beam is already charged and ready, is there a way to cancel the attack? The game auto-pauses ...
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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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Piracy is okay: ship or augment?

Playing FTL Captain's Edition, with the Mantis Cruiser, I get involved in a lot of piracy. I noticed that the Mantis Pheromones augment's description has been altered to include text about it being ...
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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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Do Defense Drones shoot down Flak projectiles?

The new Advanced FTL Edition offers many new things to the game, including Flak Weaponry. Do Defense Drones shoot down flak projectiles?
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Can you transfer your saved game from the PC version of FTL to the iPad?

I recently purchased the iPad version of FTL, after having unlocked all the ships on the PC version, and was disappointed that I would need to potentially re-do all my achievements and unlocked ships. ...
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What are effective strategies for countering Mind Control?

Don't get me wrong, I like the new advanced content, but I am at a loss as to how to counter mind control. When I am boarding, and get mind controlled, it usually is the end for at least one of ...
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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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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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Does Engi Medi-bot dispersal heal the boarding party?

There have been a lot of times where I've thought about buying a Teleporter while using the Engi ship (or obtaining the Engi Medi-bot dispersal augment elsewhere). Will the healing from the augment ...
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What are some effective strategies for boarding enemy ships?

When boarding an enemy ship, are there any strategies for killing enemy crew members? Whenever my boarding party corners an enemy, the enemy always fights until they're at low health (taking a fair ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does a beam weapon have to hit a crew member - or just the square they're in?

The Anti-Bio beam in FTL only damages crew, and - as with any beam weapon - it's often tricky to line up the perfect shot on an enemy ship. I understand (based on answers to this question - How do ...
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Can you kill a enemy in the med bay?

Sometimes, when fighting a enemy while boarding, they retreat to the medbay to heal themselves. It is worth going after them to finish them off? Consider 1v1 in a level 1 Medbay. I'm not asking ...
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Can I 'win' with all my crew on board the destroyed final ship?

In the third Rebel Flagship fight, if all my crew are on board the enemy ship when it gets destroyed, does the game count that as a win (Rebel ship is destroyed) or a loss (all your crew are dead)? ...
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What happens if your teleporter gets damaged when your entire remaining crew are currently boarding?

What happens if your entire crew is in the enemy ship and your teleporter gets damaged in your ship, with no way to repair it? You immediately lose?
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What are the the different crew member bonuses?

I picked up a crew member of an alien race at a store (I hope he was for hire and not an alien slave...) and I noticed that they had slightly modified stats from humans. Vivimord is an Engi and he has ...
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Can systems be replaced once all rooms are occupied?

What happens once all available rooms on a ship contain a system? Can a new system replace an old one, or will it become impossible to change systems (except for the medbay and the clone bay)?
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In what order do weapons fire?

If I have three weapons fully charged, pause the game and set them to target specific systems and then unpause, do the fire in the order I marked my targets? The reason I'm asking is that it can be ...
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At What Sector is it Reasonable to Acquire Scrap Recovery Arm?

The scrap recovery arm costs 50 scrap and Gives you +10% scrap on acquisition other than selling items (rounded down.) Given that you have to spend scrap to earn scrap, at what sector does it make ...
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How Do Doors Keep Fire from Spreading?

In FTL, higher levels of the door subsystem provides three purposes (in addition to interacting with an event or two): Higher levels of the door subsystem give more durability to the subsystem, ...
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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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Game Over if all crew dead but have cloning bay?

Regarding the advanced edition of FTL: If all of your crew dies but you have a cloning bay on your vessel, is it immediately game over, or does the cloning bay prevent that? Is the game smart enough ...
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Why did my oxygen run out in FTL?

I was attacked in an ion storm (sensor and 50% power) and my O2 was damaged. I repaired it and killed the intruders but my O2 kept running down and everyone died. There were no fires. Why would that ...