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StarTopia is a computer game from Mucky Foot Productions (formed by ex-Bullfrog employees) and published by Eidos in 2001

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How do solar flares work?

Every now and then, a solar flare happens, which seems great! However, are there any details missing? Is there any downside to a solar flare? Does the flare start as soon as you receive the ...
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How can I hire a bunch of aliens quickly?

When I've just created a new building, I usually want to hire a half-dozen aliens at a time. Unfortunately, the only way I've found to hire aliens is to go to the management screen, find the visitors, ...
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Why don't the scuzzers pick up all the cargo containers in Startopia?

In Startopia I noticed that the scuzzers often won't pick up cargo that's been made by factories even when there are dozens of scuzzers on the engineering deck. It might be because I handled the cargo....
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What are scientists actually improving?

In Startopia, when you have a laboratory, you can research new technologies, new rooms, new equipment. However, when you don't give anything to work on to your scientists, they will randomly spend ...
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What are the effects of doing an autopsy?

An effect I notice from doing an autopsy in Startopia (placing a dead body in the Analyser) is the report that is shown after the analysis is complete. Does the report have any significance? (Not sure ...
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How can I get rid of items that can't be phased to their 'box' form in the pattern buffer (queue of items that can be 'phased')?

I have items in my pattern buffer (queue of items that can be 'phased' by left clicking on them) that when placed, doesn't turn into its box form, e.g. litter bins (which will immediately transform ...
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Preventing Startopia visitors from walking in circles

Just after I took over an AI player's territory in Startopia sandbox mode, my visitors started walking themselves to the point of death or desertion. They walk to the end of a line, then turn around ...
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How do I stop slugs dying in my slime baths?

I've heard Polvakian Gem Slugs getting stuck in Slugpartment slime baths can happen now and again, but thought it was quite rare. Unfortunately I now have 4 stuck slugs slowly dying and ruining my ...
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How to prevent snail poo?

When a station grows large enough, beaming snail poo into the recycler becomes a tedious full-time job, since the scuzzers don't care about it. Letting it sit on the floor is not an option, since the ...
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Startopia multiplayer crashes to desktop

Starting a two player game (TCP/IP or IPX, doesn't matter) works great, but after ~10 minutes of playing the client (and always the client even when switching roles) crashes to desktop without any ...
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Is there a way to get rid of skrashers for good?

They are the only nuisance one cannot turn off in sandbox mode... I know not to accept Nostros, so the trouble is most likely restricted to Memaus infecting peeps.
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