SpaceChem is a cross-platform indie game from Zachtronics Industries, which runs on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and iPad

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Sequential outing problem

Playing spacechem now for a few days. I was looking up some of the solutions on solution-net and attempted the fastest dissassembly for methane in nothing works level. From least cycles leaderboard, ...
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How to set production quotas when using SpaceChem's puzzle creator?

In ResearchNet it seems that you can select what molecules or atoms are required at the outputs for an assignment. But I can't find any place to set the quota numbers. It seems every "Research ...
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Why is a solution working on windows and not on a mac (different cycle speeds?)?

Is there a differences is the speed at which the cycles are performed on a mac vs. windows. I have been using the steam sync across both platforms and have yet to notice any issues, but I was playing ...
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Debug Mode Stats?

If you hit F5, you turn on some debugging stuff at the top of the screen. FPS is frames per second and Drawn Editors seems to be associated with the number of overlay windows, but I have no idea ...
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Keyboard shortcuts

Is there a comprehensive list of mouse/keyboard shortcuts for SpaceChem? I read somewhere than you could change the priority of bonders using ctrl+scroll wheel. I would be especially interested in a ...
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What is SpaceChem's shortcut key for pausing?

The keys 1-4 are for speed, ~ is for reset, but what key pauses the execution/chemflow?
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Why won't these bonders bond?

You can see where this is going... The red and blue waldos are about to cross over bonder tiles with a BOND + command on the bonder near the bottom left of the screen. The problem is nothing seems ...
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How much of the SpaceChem Mobile campaign is duplicated from SpaceChem PC?

I have SpaceChem for PC, and am considering purchasing SpaceChem Mobile, because one SpaceChem game just ain't enough. On the other hand, I don't want to buy the game and then discover that all of ...
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How many missiles does it take to kill the final boss in SpaceChem?

I have a working solution, but it leaves two waste carbon atoms for every missile, which I currently fuse continuously in a corner of one reactor, so I can only fire 8 missiles before I run out of ...
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Can you cross pipes in SpaceChem?

Is there anyway to have one pipe go over or under another, so as to avoid having to make long round-a-bout journeys?
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How does an atom decide what to bond to?

Given for example, a Hydrogen atom (that can only have 1 bond max), that is sitting on a bonder next to two other atoms that are also on bonders and have available bonding slots, how is it determined ...
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How can I link my Spacechem profiles between Linux and Windows?

I dualboot Windows 7 and Ubuntu. Since SpaceChem is one of the few HIB games coming in .deb format, I decided to install it on Ubuntu as well. Now, for Minecraft what I did was create a symbolic link ...
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SpaceChem: Why can't I advance to the next level?

I recently beat a level in SpaceChem (I feel like I need a cigarette after I beat one - and I don't smoke!) and I was met with the following unpleasantness: Why can't I select the next level? Did I ...
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Are fusion operations commutative?

Can I fuse a Carbon atom into an atom of Hydrogen just as easily as it is done the other way around, or must the smaller-mass atom be the source and the heavier one always be the target?
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How do I duplicate the blue Waldo's routine with the red one?

I have a reactor for which I'd like to double the throughput by using both Waldos to perform the same routine. While they can't be exact duplicates, I'd like to start the blue Waldo routine off by ...
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SpaceChem: Can I quickly reset a reactor?

I'd like to start anew with a reactor, scrapping all the current waldo programming. Can it be done? (I'm on a level with no top-level map, just a reactor. Not sure if that matters.)
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Elapsed Cycles in SpaceChem

When an assignment is completed in SpaceChem there is a summary with statistics about your solution. What I do not understand is if it is better have high elapsed cycles or low. Because if I have 172 ...
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How to move bonders in Space Chem

I'm playing the tutorial of Space Chem, and I've reached the stage where it tells me I can move the bonders. And I think I need to move the bonders. But I cannot get them to move! Dragging with the ...
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Is there some easy way to share SpaceChem save data between computers?

While waiting for SpaceChem version 1009 or whatever to bring us the Steam Cloud, is there some easy way to share the save files and game state between computers?
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Tips for getting rid of SYNC instructions?

In most of my solutions I have this motif: | v (red) : Sync -> Start -> Sync -> (blue) : Sync -> Sync -> Start -> ^ | just to make sure ...
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How do I rotate my fusion laser?

Is the fusion laser in SpaceChem rotatable, or is it always stuck fusing what's on the left into what's on the right (vs. say, up-and-down)? If it is rotatable, how?
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Are there SpaceChem Achievements?

Are there achievements in SpaceChem? When I look at the Steam page, it says I've earned 0/15, but doesn't list any. Are they hidden until you stumble onto them?
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Can I dump unwanted compounds?

In Spacechem, can I release or dump unwanted compounds without using pipelines to store them?
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How long does the SpaceChem demo last?

I'm on level 3-2 (Danopth, Split Before Bonding) of the SpaceChem demo. When does the demo end? The official website doesn't have any info.
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No Need for Introductions

Does anyone know how to beat this level? I tried my own solution and it didn't work, then I found an online guide and copied it exactly and I still can't beat it.