Questions tagged [ftl-faster-than-light]

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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Do ships get progressively harder in rebel-controlled nodes in the same Sector?

Just curious after actually getting a really nice combo'd ship that could decimate fleets without being touched -- I'm honestly curious if chilling inside rebel-controlled nodes will scale enemies ...
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How to transfer my ships to a new computer?

I recently built a new PC, and transferred all of my games to it. However, when I transferred FTL to my new computer, I found that all the ships that I had unlocked were now gone. I have a non-steam ...
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What happens to my boarding party if the enemy ship surrenders?

In Faster than Light, if I still have crew members on the enemy ship when they surrender: What happens to my boarding crew members if I accept the offer from the enemy ship?
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FTL - How to ALT+TAB in fullscreen?

When I run FTL in full screen mode, I can't alt tab back to the desktop (Despite the game having a dedicated auto-pause for when the window looses focus, very curious). I've relaunched FTL with every ...
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Cloak the power surge or the missiles in the Rebel Flagship fight?

When fighting the "Rebel Flagship" in FTL, you can use cloaking to dodge either the Missiles or the Power surge. With level 2 cloaking, you can dodge both of these for the first volley if timed right. ...
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Does the Anti-Bio Beam deal friendly fire?

If I use the Anti-Bio Beam on my own crew members while boarding an enemy ship, will they take damage?
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Is there a point in accepting a surrender in FTL? [duplicate]

In FTL if I damage an enemy ship there is sometimes an option to accept their surrender. Is there any point in this? I always get more scrap if I either kill their crew or destroy their ship.
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How can I prevent enemies from going through doors aboard my ship?

Is there any way to stop boarded enemies from being able to open my ship's doors? I currently have not found any means of 'trapping' them.
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How do I capture a ship?

I teleported to an enemy ship, killed all the crew I found, and then returned to my own ship, but the game didn't reward me with anything. I thought perhaps my scrap would increase after I jumped ...
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Sector priorities in FTL

What are the sector priorities when planning a route? How would you rank each sector from most important to visit to least important to visit? For example should I prefer to visit "Engi homeworlds" ...
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Manning priorities in FTL

What are the manning priorities? How would you rank each station from most important to man to least important to man? For example should I man shields instead of weapons or the other way around? What ...
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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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 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 and ...
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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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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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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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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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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 true,...
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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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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 Federation-...
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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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Weapons disabled order in FTL?

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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...