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A 2017 survival simulation game developed & published by Kiei Entertainment on Windows, currently in Early Access on Steam.

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Why is my critter feeder producing germs?

Air pollution bubbles keep coming up from my critter feeder. I've tried deconstructing the tile underneath in case something trapped in there was producing pollution, nothing. I've tried making a ...
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Cooling an insulated tile?

I made insulated tiles from a hot material and it's heating up my farms. It seems like the tiles heat up the surroudings quickly, but their temperature decreases slowly despite wheezworts close by. ...
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My duplicates aren't using my pitcher pump

I have a pitcher pump right above oil, but the duplicates won't use the pump to carry the oil over to a bottler with oil selected. I've checked priorities; however, nothing is working.
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How to control shine bugs

Early game shine bugs are very useful and can often be sufficient to support enough plants to feed your dupes. However controlling the shine bugs has proven impossible for me. If I'm lucky enough ...
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How to allow gasses to flow through my base?

I've build airflow tiles but gasses get stuck in the wrong places anyway: - Hydrogen gets stuck in my coal power generator room. - Oxygen gets stuck in my oxygen generator room. - Oxygen gets stuck in ...
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Do Squeaky Pufts provide a net increase of bleach stone and chlorine?

Squeaky Pufts consume Chlorine and produce Bleach Stone, which in the game will turn back into chlorine as it evaporates. Meaning that you can essentially feed the Squeaky Pufts with their own ...
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Electrical lines breaking under low power [on hold]

In Oxygen Not Included I am experiencing breaks in electrical lines even though they are not carrying over 1000 W of power. The entire system has more than 1000 W, but the branches where the breaks ...
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Is there an optimal room design for harnessing a cool steam vent?

I believe that most gameworlds on average have about one or two cool steam vents, meaning that you will likely rely on one to provide water for your base's ecosystem. But I'm not sure how big the ...
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Does the frozen biome itself provide cooling?

The frozen biomes are great places to cool things down, which is a constant challenge in the game and requirement for Sleet Wheat. Usually there is a lot of liquifiable and cool frozen water and ...
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How can I upgrade wires?

I just completed the research for the conductive wire and I would like to upgrade some parts of my circuit to be able to carry a bigger power load. In sandbox mode I tried to simply build the ...
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Dupes are not sweeping polluted dirt

In Oxygen Not Included my dupes are not sweeping polluted dirt. I have its priority set at 9. Also, I have dupes with farm, tidy and storage priorities set. I have no storage containers that accept ...
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How do I get out of the coal trap?

In Oxygen Not Included I am stuck with coal as my power source. There is a natural gas geyser and a steam geyser on the map but both require a "tenured scientist" and I am not even close to getting a ...
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How do I get my duplicants to use the recreation room?

In Oxygen Not Included, I have a recreation room but the duplicants are not using it, even though they have scheduled downtime. How can I get them to use the rec room and get the bonus?
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Can dupes moving horizontially move faster if there is a square between the firepole and the ladder?

Firepoles and ladders are often paired in many base designs because firepoles are cheap and fast, and any firepole usually needs a ladder for regular upward speed. Some dupes, however, will not be ...
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How do I transition to Thermal Aquatuners without any oil? (Berry Blossoms dying)

In Oxygen Not Included I have a problem that I am running out of cool water (below 86 F) for Berry Blossoms, my main crop at cycle 45 or so. I have plenty of warm water that I use for my latrines, but ...
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Are showers any real use?

In Oxygen Not Included I don't really see the benefit of showers. They use up a lot of space and water and most of the dupes are grimy most of the time anyway. I don't see any penalty for being grimy. ...
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How can I get a single tile of natural gas out of my greenhouse?

In Oxygen Not Included my greenhouse has a single tile of natural gas that has settled on the bottom. Whenever it moves over a plant, the plant stops growing. I have a strong force of oxygen coming ...
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Not all duplicants are getting their “downtime”

I have the default colony schedule for all duplicants which gives two time slots to "downtime", but some of the duplicants are not getting the "downtime" +1 buff. In fact, only 2 of my 8 duplicants ...
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Unemployed duplicant still requiring high morale

I have a duplicant in Oxygen Not Included that is suffering from stress because he requires a high morale due to his (former job). However, I removed him from that job, but he is still requiring high ...
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Water purifier not getting sand (bug)

I am getting a bug where the dupes are not supplying a water purifier with sand (after the initial fill up). This bug was reported back in February. Is there any update on whether this bug has a ...
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What qualifies as a “recreational building”?

I am trying to build a Great Hall in Oxygen Not Included and it requires a "recreational building". Forum posts said that a massage table counts, but I tried that and it did not work. The arcade takes ...
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How do I cool the output water from the water sieve?

Just playing the most recent update of Oxygen Not Included (Expressive) and the water coming out of my water sieves is really hot. It used to come out at 70F and now it is going in at 80F and coming ...
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How can I see the harvest information?

In some online videos I see that other players see a harvest information summary when they click on their seeds: However, when I do this, I see the exact same dialog but it has no harvest rating ...
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How do I prioritize material deliveries?

In Oxygen Not Included I have the problem that sometimes a high priority task will get blocked by a material delivery that is apparently less prioritized. In other words, I want to build a building ...
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How do I get my duplicants to finish a dirty job before showering

If I assign a spill to be mopped I often find that a duplicant turns up, spends 5 seconds mopping and then goes for a shower, even though the job isn't done. After the shower they come back and spend ...
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How can water be purified when infected?

A Water Sieve can turn polluted water into clean water. I discovered my main water source had germs in it, however! How can it be cleaned? UPDATE: Having played ONI for much longer now than when I ...
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How do priorities work for jobs?

In Oxygen Not Included, the Job Board allows a player to assign "Jobs" to the Duplicates (workers). This allows workers to gain experience doing various tasks, and with enough experience, they "Master"...
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What is the purpose of setting an object's priority?

In Oxygen Not Included, the player can set priorities (1 being lowest, 9 being highest) for a number of things. For tasks like digging or building, this makes perfect sense to me. What does it mean ...
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Best way for cooling water?

One of the major problems in late game is heating. I want to ask is there any proven efficient closed loop system for cooling water?
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Best way to cure slimelung?

I have read all the precautions to prevent Dupes get sick with slimelung. But what is the best (easiest, fastest) way to cure a Dupe from slimelung? What I have done so far: Created a Medbay ...
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Do different zones have a resting temperature?

In Oxygen not Included different areas have different temperatures, and you can create and move heat around. What I have not been able to figure out is whether this is a closed system or not. Does ...
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Closed loop gas system for cooling

I'm having issues when setting up a "closed (infinite) loop gas pipe" in Oxygen Not Included. Does anyone have a set of reliable instructions for building such a system within the game? (to be used ...
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Cooling efficiency of different fliuds?

In Oxygen Not Included, what parameters are important when using a gas or liquid, pumped in a loop between the area you're trying to cool and the area you're trying to dump the heat (e.g. the cold ...
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How to destroy (or use) large amount of polluted water?

In my actual Asteroid, I have a huge amount of polluted water. What is the best way to destroy it (free the space) or use it in large amounts to get the space quickly? (I don't need to purify it, ...
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When does a duplicant go by a wash basin and not wash their hands?

Basically, I've noticed a few times a duplicant going by a wash basin and not washing their hands. That can be the case, obviously, if the basin is out of order — but I've seen it happen on other ...
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Is there a quick way to see all door permissions?

So I had to override some of the default permissions on some of the doors in my colony. Life goes on, and all of a sudden I get notified about some character not being able to access food, or ...
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Where to put the Exosuit Docking Station?

What are exactly the requirements for the Exosuit Dockingstation? (Besides the obviously need for oxygen to pump up the Exosuits) Whenever I try to position a Dockingstation, my dupes refuse to use ...
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How to control air temperature from Electrolyzer?

How can I control the emitted air temperature? Cool down the clean water temperature? Put the Electrolyzer in a cool environment? What else does influence the air temperature?
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How can I open this locked door?

The Outbreak Update added ruins, which contain interesting or unique items hidden behind locked, DNA doors. The door itself requests a DNA sample when inspected, but I have yet to find one. In all ...
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Duplicants not collecting water

I have two buildings that require water in my base, a Supercomputer and an Algae Terrarium. I also have an access to water for my duplicates but for some reason they do not try to get water from it. ...
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How to batch-empty farm tiles from wrong irrigation?

I have a lot of farm tiles. I accidentally filled them with the wrong (polluted) water. How can I empty them without clicking on every single tile? Is there something like "Empty all wrong ...
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How to choose specific Abyssalite to insulate walls or pipes?

To insulate pipes, I would like to use a specific Abyssalite with the correct temperature. It seems, that the temperature will be "remembered" from the place of origin. You can see that in the ...
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Can we uproot a Wheezewort only once?

It seems, that if we uproot a Wheezewort from one Flower Vase (to plant it into another) it get destroyed/used/disappear. Is this 'by design'? How can I transport such a Wheezewort from one place to ...
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How to prevent food shortage?

Since several attempts I always run into the same problem: Food shortage. What do you do to prevent such a food shortage? (I start with a Microbe Musher and try to build Planter Boxes as soon as ...
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How to catch Natural Gas from Natural Gas Geysers to produce electricity?

I have found a Natural Gas Geyser. I know that I can produce electricity with his emitted Gas with a Natural Gas Generator. But how exactly do I do that? Whatever I try, the most time, the Geyser ...
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How to batch-cancel tasks in Oxygen Not Included?

So far I've only discovered one way to cancel any sort of task, be it construction, deconstruction or some service task, and it's to select items one by one and press the corresponding button. But if ...
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How do I use water?

I have just got a super computer which requires water to research. However I can't work out how to collect the water for use. I tried mopping the water which seemed to just remove it as it didn't go ...
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Is it possible to turn Contaminated Oxygen into normal Oxygen?

Is it possible? I know that you can get rid of it, but that creates a void/carbon dioxide. My base is running out of oxygen extremely quickly, and algae is not particularly abundant in my area. So, is ...
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How to properly pressurize gas pipes?

I am attempting to cycle gases throughout my base but the vent keeps it is saying over pressurized. I have a gas valve connected to my pipe line to reduce the flow as low as possible yet it still says ...