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A 4x/Grand Strategy space game from Paradox Development. It Combines elements from traditional space 4x with the Grand Strategy of titles like Europa Universalis.

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How much Piracy Supression do I need to secure a system?

Say I need to supress the piracy on system Zulei Cro: I want to calculate the number of corvettes I need to have patrolling the system, but my math is somehow wrong. So the system is currently ...
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No overseers on thrall world in Stellaris

I've got a bunch of Necroid Thrall Worlds that are just falling into chaos because I can't seem to get the overseer jobs to be filled, even when I have unemployed pops on that planet of the worker ...
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Pacifist ethos blocking my progress in Stellaris

In my game of Stellaris I have a Pacifist government ethos and it has become a problem because somehow a tiny civilization took over a bottleneck system on my border and it is preventing me from ...
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How to locate terraforming candidates without clicking every single planet in every single system

So I've unlocked terraforming. Yay! I know I've discovered something like three candidates. Yay! Time to put two and to together to make terrafourm! "Planets and Sectors" seems to only list ...
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How can I add planets to an existing sector?

I've started playing Stellaris for the first time and have integrated a few factions into my quickly growing empire. I've established sectors where there are colonies in close proximity, but any ...
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Can I Activate Wormholes and Gateways in Federation/Vassal territory in Stellaris

Despite having wormhole stabilization and gateway repair technologies, I don't have any of either in my territory. I do have Vassals and Federation allies with both though. I've sent a Science Vessel ...
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Where can I see how many relics another empire has?

I have seen notifications that other empires have relics. Thanks to a tech advantage I have a decent level of intel on most other empires; in the espionage screen it says I have "High" intel ...
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Does a Mining World designation improve strategic resource synthesis?

The Mining World designation improves mining and "Strategic Resource Gatherers". I assume this means that the miners of a strategic resource get a bonus amount of that resource. What I'm ...
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Select phenotypes to use for empires

Is there a way to limit what phenotypes an empire will use for the pops/leaders? Phenotype is what the game calls the different coloured pops. Example: I want to set up a game with USA/China/Russia ...
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Do other endgame crisis appear if I am already the crisis?

In the new expansion for Stellaris, Nemesis, the player can become the endgame crisis. I wanted to know if the AI endgame crisis will still spawn if I have already become the endgame crisis?
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Planet should have been colonized years ago

I was playing Stellaris as I had just gotten the Federations DLC and wanted to try it out. I had a planet that was taking a really long time to colonize, and when I check on it, it said this: I think ...
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Sector capitals not showing up as part of a sector

I was playing some Stellaris and I noticed that one of my sectors had nothing in it. Turns out that most of my sector capitals had been identified as not being in one. I don't know if this is just ...
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How do sector stockpiles work?

In vanilla Stellaris 2.8, I created a sector and turned on automation for each planet in the sector, but I can't seem to figure out how stockpiles work because nothing appears to be built. The ...
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"There is no route" to neighboring uninhabited planet

I have a science vessel at the edge of my territory, and I wish for it to explore a neighboring system which is seemingly uninhabited. However, when I try to move the ship I get a "There is no ...
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How is weapon warmup/windup handled?

TL;DR Is weapon windup "averaged", or randomized? The answer to this question, as well as older versions of the official Stellaris wiki, and the game files, all reference a (semi-)mysterious "windup" ...
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At what range do ships enter "combat"?

Once combat begins, fleets mostly leave direct player control (except for the "retreat" option). What is the distance (in in-game units, i.e. the units that weapon range are expressed in) between two ...
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How to breed specialist pops instead of worker pops and how to manage overpopulation on my capital?

I got Stellaris when the Federations DLC came out. I had a couple of hundred hours on the console version, so I thought it would be fine, but I am encountering an issue pretty frequently: I have a ...
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How to get over this one little last bit of acceptance lack to actually use diplomacy for anything?

I've had this situation so often (in every game version since 1.6 - I think), trying to make use of diplomacy for anything but no matter how much energy and time I spend into improving relations, I ...
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Is the "40% Slaves" modifier from Slavers Guilds empire wide or per planet?

Pretty much the question title. I tried counting slaves in my empire and was only 2/3 of the way through my colonies when I got over 40%, but on many of them, I have more slaves than specialists. Is ...
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How can you create a hive mind race?

I wanted to make a tech-based hive mind species in Stellaris, but when I went through the whole list of options, I could not find anything that made your species into a hive-mind other than the naming ...
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Stellaris won't launch

The other day I wanted to play Stellaris for the first time in a while. I went to start it up and it did not open. I clicked play in the launcher and the only thing that happened is next to the ...
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Are there any good fixes for late game performance or is all hope lost?

I have a really buff PC IMO: 16GB 2800Mhz RAM 12 Thread i7-3930K SSD gtx 780ti And I've settled with only playing medium-size systems. Yet the end-game events will inevitably lag my PC (...
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Nivlac Circle : race is neither claimable nor attackable without claim. Cannot be conquered? Bug?

So early on in my campaigning I got the fungi event chain : I started studying a microscopic organism when it started to "get out of hand" I decided to jettison the sample. jokes on me, instead of ...
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How to find which planet contains pops of a specific species?

In Stellaris (2.3.3), I want to find out on which planet(s) I can find pops of a specific species. If I go into the Species menu and look up the species, it will tell me there are "X pops living on Y ...
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How does a 5K Star Hold lose to a 2.8K fleet?

I have positive energy, so the Star Hold shouldn't be decommissioned, but this keeps happening. For example: I've locked in a species and they can't spread any more. At both possible points of ...
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Does the Bulwark of Harmony tradition work in total war, or against crisis-factions like the Contingency?

That +33% build-speed bonus is pretty sweet; but what about when the Crisis rolls around? Does the Crisis existing count as a "defensive war", or does that bonus stop being helpful once you're past ...
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Auto-manage planets button has no apparent effect

Playing Stellaris in latest version 03/07/2019, I'm having an issue with the auto-manage planet button (the orange one): I click it but nothing happens. What I imagine should happen is it should ...
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Are there any negative consequences for taking the Memorex

After excavating a dig site I found the Memorex, a device that erases memories and gives some nice stability and jobs output bonuses. There is an option to not take the Memorex, are there any ...
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Queue multiple attacks with fleet works but landing army cannot queue multiple planet invasions

The UI lets me select a landing battalion and queue (using the shift key) multiple planned landings on different planets ("let's me" as in: I can see the red path with each step show up). However, in ...
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Optimizing colonies

As every planet has a limitation on the number of districts and buildings it can build, I assume that each planet, depending on specialization has to have a certain population limit after which the ...
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Why don't colonies build buildings?

I have many of my colonies configured with "Automation: On", but in some cases, they don't build a building in cases when that is obviously needed? For instance, a colony has 7 unemployed workers, 0 ...
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How is skill bonus for excavations calculated?

The new Ancient Relics story pack added excavations. Each time your scientist works on an excavation, you have a chance to make progress. There are 3 factors that modify the odds: the difficulty of ...
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Stellaris: AI rebellion - Changing AI rights after preventing rebellion?

So, I'm playing Stellaris as a materialist empire. I didn't go for the Synthetic ascension path, but for the biological one. The idea was, to use my bio-pops for research and other high-quality tasks, ...
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How do I create a Sector in Stellaris?

I'm playing Stellaris. The tutorial AI has been repeatedly (literally non stop) telling me to create sectors. There is a Planets & Sectors menu as part of the main menu bar (it's even mapped to ...
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How to fix "dead' trade route?

One of my trade routes (Taramba) was looking "broken": when I selected it, instead of typical information about incoming and outgoing trade routes, I saw this: Playing with another Trade Hub (Whaskar,...
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Why starbase in not connected to the Trade Network?

The game warns me that Starbase in Halvam system is not connected to the Trade Network even though I see a direct connection between systems on the map. See the image below. Interestingly, there are ...
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Is there a way to take step back in ironman mode?

I know that the Ironman mode is meant to be unsaveable, but this place is a place of questions. So it happened, I mistakenly clicked the surrender option instead of occupy and a empire is lost to a ...
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What makes a game ineligible for achievements?

I have played 3 full (disastrous) games of Stellaris so far but all of them were using a custom race and galaxy generation stats. Now I want to play for achievements, and every time I go to start a ...
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Are there any advantages to colonizing planets that are close to each other?

Does the distance of a new colony from an existing colony have any impact, short or long term? As a follow up, do any established gameplay strategies benefit from clustered / distant colonies?
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How to conquer a stone age planet as devouring swarm?

I am playing as devouring swarm and found a nice Gaia planet in my borders, which is inhabited by some stone age primitives. So I invaded the planet with my armies in order to colonize it and get a ...
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Is it safe to let Piracy build up in systems with Protection, not Suppression?

In Stellaris, specifically version 2.2 Le Guin, is a nearby starbase's Protection value enough to prevent ill effects from Piracy, or is there a benefit to assigning ships to provide Piracy ...
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How can I see the claims of my ally?

My federation ally has proposed a war to conquer territory of another empire. Before I accept I would like to know which systems he has claimed, which would be important to know for winning the war. ...
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Do AI empires get a "cheat" boost in a (defensive) war in the MegaCorp DLC?

Prior to the MegaCorp DLC in Stellaris, I would often declare war on an enemy AI empire and conquer systems I had laid claim to using the "Conquer" option, and I would notice the enemy's war ...
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How do you breed species for eating?

If you go Genetic ascension path, you gain access to fancy traits, including Delicious. So, playing as Devouring swarm, you can do a one-off species change to include this trait to get more food. BUT ...
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Maximum planet sizes in Stellaris [closed]

what is the maximum planet size in stellaris 2.2.2. I have read somewhere that increasing planet_size over 75 will glitch the planet, and I cant find "regular" max size of planets in galaxy...
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How do I stop building synthetic species in a full world?

I'm starting to reach end game and my capital is filled to the brim. I put up the growth discouragament decision to curb the pop growth so people won't go. Problem is, I decided to take the Synthetic ...
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Wars take decades to fight

I have declared a subjugation war against my neighbour empire and I have occupied all of their systems and destroyed their entire fleet, including their civilian ship; yet they still do not give up. ...
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No risk on anomaly, just time consuming?

I just started to play Stellaris and different from the youtube tutorials I saw, the current version (2.2.x) anomalies now have levels (from 1 to 10 in roman numerals so far for me). They are related ...
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Ether Drake Hatchling / Dragonscale Armor with Habitat

According to the wiki page https://stellaris.paradoxwikis.com/Spaceborne_aliens#Ether_Drake The planet it guarded, Dragon's Hoard, is a very wealthy planet with +30 Energy and Minerals. Putting a ...
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What factors influence the "system category"? e.g. "Empire Bastion"

In Stellaris 2.0, the systems are given a specific category, like "Empire Colony" (base name), "Empire Bastion" (lots of defense platforms? border system?), "Naval Base" (home starbase of a fleet), "...
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