Questions tagged [sins-of-a-solar-empire]

a real time strategy game incorporating elements from 4X empire building strategy games, set in space.

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How to reliably avoid pirates?

According to the Sins Wiki, the two ways to reliably end pirate attacks are to destroy the pirate base or research "Truce Amongst Rogues". While I know that sending out a larger bounty than your ...
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SOASE 7DS - how to clear mines?

Sort of a throwback here, but I was playing a few rounds of 7 Deadly Sins (still great) and as usual, the AI was throwing up piles of mines, taking over all of the tactical slots with 30 useless mines....
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What is the most effective method of defending a star?

In Sins: Trinity, what is the most effective method of holding and defending a star and the associated system?
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How do I defeat the “Death Star” (Orkulus Star Base)?

My fleet, which has destroyed all other enemy fleets it has encountered (including their capital and Titan ships) and has colonized the capital home world of two different players (random normal AIs), ...
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How do pirates behave towards you when you are not the current target of their raid?

For example: another player, 'Player A', currently has the highest bounty, and the pirates are now raiding a planet or asteroid controlled by them. If I also attack and send my ships to the planet ...
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How to colonize a planet?

I took the first 3 tutorials and played a game. It went fine until I tried to colonize a planet. A neutral and perfect planet. But I couldn't colonize it there was no button for that. It was possible ...
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How can I change the language in Sins of a Solar Empire?

I've been given an Italian copy of Sins of a Solar Empire on DVD. The cut scenes are in English, but all the menus are in Italian. I can't find an obvious menu option for changing the language. Is it ...
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How do I prevent capital ships from attacking missile platforms?

In Sins of a Solar Empire (any version), when I enter an enemy gravity well, my darn capital ships always attack missile platforms right off the bat. This causes them massive damage and really tilts ...
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How many buildings or units can be stacked before they reduce their efficiency?

I am currently playing Sins of a Solar Empire with all expansions. My question is: how many buildings like Orbital Refinery or Broadcast Towers can be stacked on one planet before some sort of ...
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In what directory are the saved games stored?

Pretty simple question: where does Sins of a Solar Empire save games? I'm sharing saves between machines using Windows Live Mesh and I'd like to know where to point it.
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Any good explanation of the different weapons and their effect on Sins of a Solar Empire?

I regularly play SoaSE but one thing that I haven't found is a good explanation/tutorial of the differences between the weapons present in the game and their effect on the hull and shield points of ...