Questions tagged [stellaris]

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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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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Gateways problem

While I am no new player of Stellaris, I am currently playing 2.0 (no new patches) after long time of playing 1.xyz and I have question. Problem is that gateways in case of war should be closed to ...
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AI rebellion - siding with robots - what will happen to traditions?

When in Stellaris you have the AI uprising event, you are given two options: suppress the rebellion or side with the machines. Unfortunately, due to the way I build my empire (usually either with AI ...
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Why can't I resettle these pops?

When trying to resettle a pop to a different planet I get a message saying "Species Rights for Pop does not permit residence on this planet". Core worlds are allowed for all species. What can I do ...
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Stellaris Apocalypse cc problem

I'm having problem using cc of research_all_technologies and research_technology or technologies can't remember. But when I use research_all_technologies only non repeatable researched but not ...
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What's the Stellaris Apocalypse technology tree?

Like in the title said whats the Stellaris Apocalypse technology tree? I have been playing it for half a week now but there is no end to it.
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How can I upgrade a gateway?

I've researched the Gateway tech, but I can't use the existing gateways - neither science ships nor construction ships can do anything with them. It says the gateway must be upgraded before use. How ...
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Do end-game crises destroy guardians?

In my current game, there is the Enigmatic Fortress on the other side of one of my neighbors right along their border with another empire. The Contingency has just spawned and one of their spawn sites ...
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What's the max influence gain in Stellaris per faction per month?

In Stellaris, you can research the tech The Collective Self, which gives "+1 Max influence from factions [per month]." But as much as I struggle and google, I cannot find out what the max is with or ...
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Can't complete the Unbiden crisis - unconquerable planet

During the Unbidden crisis, the initial portal spawned in a system that had one colonised planet. After dealing with the Unbidden fleets and the portal, this planet stays as occupied by Unbidden, why ...
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Do combat computers affect strike craft?

Here's a combat computer: This computer adds some bonuses to fire rate, tracking, and chance to hit on weapons for a defense platform. If I equip my defense platform with strike craft, which as far ...
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Subjugation casus beli

My current situation: My empire is in federation. I've been successfully conquering chunks of Empire A (that is in defensive pact with Empire B) until my enemy has only 2-3 planets left and I've ...
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What do the different colors of my fleets' firepower mean in Stellaris?

In Stellaris, my fleets' firepower amounts are listed under their location in the Outliner window in yellow. I assume this is the default font color for the UI. However, one of my fleet's firepower ...
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Does it make sense to make claims when I not yet intend to declare war?

I am currently surrounded by multiple "friendly" and "cordial" empires who have not yet realized that ultimately their conquest through me is inevitable. But it might still take a few decades until I ...
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Does the fire rate for Bulwark of Harmony work if you're in an offensive war?

Bulwark of Harmony is a defensive tradition. It's in-game text is below: It seems clear that ship build speed only takes effect while in a defensive war. However, it's not really clear if the same ...
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Is it possible to have multiple colonizable planets in your starting system?

I ended up starting new games with a custom race continuously for about 15 minutes and only ever ended up with one colonizable planet (already colonized of course!) that was sized somewhere between 16-...
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How should our glorious civilization incorporate two neighboring fallen empires?

Behold the pure, the glorious, the powerful civilization of the Till Lynesi Star Hunters. We are, without question, the foremost active power in the galaxy in the 23rd century and we will not allow ...
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How can I keep my pops happy and avoid constant unrest

Stellaris on steam: My tech and development was always way behind all of the AI ones so i set things to Huge 4-spiral galaxy with only one AI. I did so to learn the dynamics. Well, I can't expand ...
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What conditions must exist to have the disassemble habitat war demand to be available?

So, I tried a little experiment to fix a small problem I inadvertently created which boiled down to declaring war on faction that I established which owned only a single system that I gifted to them. ...
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What is the name of the Technology that generates research from Surveys?

In Stellaris there is a technology that gives you a small research boost whenever you survey a system. I don't remember what the name is and I've searched through the wiki without luck. Can anyone ...
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Is there any reason not to set exorbitant war goals?

It seems to me that when declaring war in Stellaris, there is little reason not to set everything you possibly can as a war goal: even if your actual strategic goals are quite modest, you can just ...
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How do you remove a colonized habitat?

In my capital system, there are 8 planetary bodies, of which I created 7 habitats around and then colonized. Now that the Worm loves us and always has, I now have 6 colonized worlds instead of just ...
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How to help my rival against awakened empire

In my game an alliance of three unfriendly empires is losing a war against awakened empire. Is there anything that I can do to help them last longer and give my alliance preparation time? Will they ...
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How to leave a war in which you are not the main attacker/defender?

I was invited into a war via a defensive pact and we're losing terribly. The problem is, even if the warscore is below -50%, the main defender has not yet sent their peace terms and I'm stuck fighting ...
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Why and how often do AI Empires change their names?

I often see the AI change the names of their Empires over a course of a game but I don't see a change in their ethics[1]. Like from "Interstellar Zaxxoid Alliance" to "Polity of Oxx-Oxx". That begs ...
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How do truces work?

My Empire is rivaling a neighbouring weaker Empire, let's call it Empire A, who has a defensive pact with Empire B, a much larger Empire. I recently had a war against Empire B, which ended in a truce. ...