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Aww, see... what had happen was... yea.... But now my doors are all stuck open over there with my crew, holed up in the engine room. Nothing works except my weapons which sort of work and my engine and o2.


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The only way to close your doors is to repair the "doors" system (appears as a vertical equals symbol). It only has to be repaired one point to allow you to close all doors. This will be very difficult to do in your situation as your crew may die of oxygen deprivation before they can make it to the door control and perform the necessary repairs. In this case you appear to be beyond all hope.


you have only one option... start a new game. You have hit the shoals with this one.

If you had money, you could upgrade your doors again to get them closed. If you had an upgraded, undamaged medbay, you could heal your guys then use the team of them to repair one bar before all of them died. If you had an undamaged pilots chair, you could jump until something either blew you up or helped you out. Sadly, none of those apply.


That's why upgrading your life support and opening only as few doors as necessary (preferably creating long, winding path for air to escape) are both useful to recover from situations like this. See below.

Experiment set-up Experiment set-up: level 1 life support, starboard airlock open, all rooms but O2, engines and aft airlock vented. The yellow arrow shows the path of air escaping the ship.

Level 2 life support engaged Engaging L2 life suport allows even badly injured crew members to reach most rooms safely despite them still being open to vacuum.

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    This is quite a usefull tip, but I wonder won't this make it harder for you to put out fires?
    – Lyrion
    Apr 22, 2013 at 11:05
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    Fire (especially large one) depressurizes rooms very quickly on its own. Also you can briefly cut off oxygen to smother the flames even faster.
    – user47403
    Apr 22, 2013 at 19:24
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    Or, rather than cutting oxygen entirely, you could remove 1 power from the O2 system, temporarily returning it to its default state. Crew in areas not open to space can happily continue breathing their oxygen, while the atmosphere vents at a a decent rate everywhere else. May 2, 2013 at 11:28

I had this exact same problem. Then I bought a drone schematic which automatically repairs systems and doesn't get damaged, so I was able to close my doors.

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    The exact same problem except for still having money and the ability to jump, I presume?
    – Brilliand
    Apr 10, 2014 at 18:10

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