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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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 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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What happens if I jump with crew members away on another ship?

What happens if I jump with crew members teleported away on another ship? I've never dared try.
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Does the Clone Bay regenerate your crew's health when you “wait” at The Last Stand?

The Clone Bay regenerates your crew's health every time you jump. Does "waiting" at the Last Stand count as a jump?
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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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Utility of level 3 sensors?

Among all the discussion surrounding FTL, one thing I have not seen is a verdict on the wisdom/idiocy of upgrading to level 3 sensors. For those of you who never have, doing so allows you to see the ...
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Is it possible to suffocate an enemy crew with only Ion Blast II?

Given an enemy ship with 1/1/1 shields/O2/medbay, is it possible to suffocate the crew using only one Ion Blast Mark II? Bonus points for video proof :) I ran out of drones on my Torus and have no ...
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How do beam weapons damage enemy crew?

Do I need to draw the beam directly across the enemy crew member, i.e. exactly over where they are stood, or does just damaging the room they are in also hurt any crew in that room?
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Why are the shields not upgraded?

I really don't understand the way shields are supposed to work. I know that you need to upgrade them, and I have done so for every game that I've played. But why is there only ever one blue marker ...
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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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Why doesn't the stealth cruiser have shields?

What benefits does it have to cover missing the shields?
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Will I get the “Manpower” achievement if my reactor gets upgraded in an event?

I'm flying the Zoltan cruiser and I'm trying to unlock the B layout. The problem is that in the first sector my reactor has been upgraded in an event. Will I get the achievement if I reach sector 5?
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Why are my crew starstruck?

Sometimes my crew stop working, and a star shows next to them. What does that mean?
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If my doors are stuck open, how do I manually close them?

Awww, 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 but my weapons sort of and my engine and o2.
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Can I turn specific weapon on auto fire without forcing all of my weapons to do so?

If I have 3 weapons on my ship, lets say an Artemis Missile, an Ion Blast, and a Pike Beam, can I have my Ion Blast on auto-fire at their shields, and then use the beam and missiles without them ...
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How do I defeat the Flagship with an Engi ship, focusing 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 time ...
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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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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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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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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 inside ...
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Does the distance between nodes affect the advance of the Rebel Fleet? [duplicate]

When jumping between nodes in a sector, does the distance to the destination node affect the advance of the rebel fleet, or is it only the number of jumps? I read this question, but it did not ...
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What are the easiest ways to deal with AI ships when playing as the Mantis Cruiser?

Perhaps the biggest weakness of the Mantis Cruiser (Type A, anyway) is its inability to deal effectively with AI ships. Before Advanced Edition, the general advice was to either improve your weaponry, ...
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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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What is the penalty for being cloned?

In FTL: Advanced Edition, when a character on a ship with a cloning bay dies, they are cloned. That character loses some skill points. How many skill points? Is it a percentage or set number? Aside ...
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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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What does breach chance mean?

On FTL, some weapons have a breach chance. What does breach do? How important is it? Screenshot below:
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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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What triggers crew experience increases?

When I've got a station manned, I'm trying to work out what causes my crew to develop in skills. It looks like engines and cockpit crew only upgrade when an attack is dodged, and then get a single ...
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Can you win ship achievements using the TYPE B layouts?

There are three achievements for each ship; you start with the TYPE A layout, and when you have completed two of the three achievements, you unlock the type TYPE B layout for that ship. If you are ...
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Where's the Secret Sector?

One of the rockman ship achievements is "Find the Secret Sector". There doesn't seem to be room on the map for a secret sector. What's the secret sector?
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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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How quickly do crew suffocate without oxygen?

I'm in a situation where I'd like to teleport my men onto a drone, bust up their shields, then teleport back. As you may know, however, drones have no oxygen. I'm worried about how much damage my crew ...
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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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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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When do people explode?

Sometimes, I noticed that when I'm in hand to hand combat, a small explosion happens when they die. When is this scenario triggered? And how much damage does it do?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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