Questions tagged [surviving-mars]

a 2018 simulation strategy game by Haemimont Games for Windows, MacOS, Linux, PS4 and Xbox One. Players build colonies on Mars and ensure the survival of the colonists.

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Why don't I see any of the terraforming buildings?

I'm playing surviving Mars on PC, using XBox Gamepass and I purchased the extension Green planet trough the Xbox store. The game works fine including all terraforming mechanics. However, I don't see ...
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How do I complete the alien crystal mystery?

I've discovered several alien crystals that start producing rare metals when powered up. How do I complete they mystery? How many crystals are there to find, and do I need to power them up all at the ...
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What's up with vegans? [duplicate]

Some of the candidates that want to colonize Mars have the vegan trait. The description of the trait reads: "Don't worry. They'll tell you". What are the benefits/drawbacks of having Vegan colonists?...
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Food wont unload from rocket in Surviving Mars

I'm in Survivng Mars, (my first game btw) and my colonists are starving. This you would think that all my food would be gone but no. I still have 89 good in my rocket and nobody or nothing is going to ...
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How to not trigger Wildfire mystery

I just have two small domes with 50 people, half of the tech tree, 500 research points each sol and I just triggered somehow wildfire mystery. I just want to react quickly but there is no way to do ...
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Why do my pops keep leaving my external factory?

I have a Polymer Factory outside my domes: Every time I assign workers to it (note, it's set to accept all workers, not just specialists — but I'm assigning specialists, anyway), it works ...
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Is possible to research all the normal technologies in Surviving Mars?

In Surviving Mars technologies are sorted randomly on each game, my question is if you can always research all of them or you only have a random number of them. Note that I'm not talking about ...
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What does perfomance do on service buildings?

What does perfomance do on service buildings? I want to know if perfomance increase the confort (or sanity) bonus of the colonists who use it or if it increase the speed of colonists using it.
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How works service buildings and how colonist use them?

I want to understand how colonist decide when to use a service building. For example: I know that colonist use 1 time per day a food service in order to feed themselves and don't die of starvation. I ...
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What is the exact walking distance colonists can travel between domes?

I don't have a shuttle tech but I want to relocate some colonists. One of two domes is on an elevated hill so I'm not sure if a new dome downhill will suffice. What is the exact maximum number of ...
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How can I shoot down a meteorite in Surviving Mars?

A Steam achievement is named A Shooting Star Shoot down a meteorite How is it possible to do so?
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Disasters and no maintenance techs

There are several techs in the game, which eliminate the maintenance need for certain buildings (e.g. superior cables/pipes, autonomous hubs/sensors). Do those techs also protect the buildings from ...
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How does colonists morale work?

How does colonists morale work? What affects it? From the beginning of my game, it changed slightly, but nothing major. Even in a new well serviced dome, it seems it doesn't affect the moral.
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How to send vehicle over obstacles?

How to send vehicle over obstacles ? Obviously, there are multiple zones on the map that cannot be reached without a certain technology or building.
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What are the nine mysteries?

In Surviving Mars at the start of the game you can pick one of nine mysteries (or let the game choose for you at random). As each mystery is an event chain with potentially vastly different rewards (...
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Do waste rocks have an utility?

Do waste rocks have an utility (late-game)? Is there something to do with huge stacks of them?
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What is the boost range of the sensor tower?

When I put down a sensor tower and then scan squares nearby, how many squares away from that tower will I get a scanning speed boost?
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How many funding ($M) do you get for 1 unit of rare metal exported to Earth?

How many funding ($M) do you get for 1 Rare Metal sold to Earth? From Encyclopedia (in-game) : [...] Rare metals are mostly used for manufacturing electronics and for exporting back to Earth Does ...
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Can colonists benefit of service in another dome (there are not living in)?

By example, there is no space to build a school in a dome A, but dome B is near and have one. Can colonists benefit of service in another dome (there are not living in)?
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Is there a way to reassign drones in batch or automatically?

Let's say I ordered from Earth 100 drones and I want to dispatch all of them through many different Drone Hubs. Do I have to click on each of them and reassign one by one individually? Is there a way ...
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How much food does a colonist eat each Sol?

How much food does a colonist eat each Sol? Also, I know colonists have flaws and disabilities than can modify the food. As a side question, do you know how much food does a glutton colonist eat each ...
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How do I rescue a stranded rover?

I've got an RC Explorer that ran out of power away from a base. How do I recharge it so it can get back home? I've tried building a power cable underneath it, didn't work.
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Does Veganism actually do anything in-game?

One of the traits in Surviving Mars is Vegan. The description just says "don't worry, they'll tell you." All of the food in the game seems to be plant-based so what, if anything, does Veganism do?
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Is it possible to build extra RC (remote-controlled) vehicles?

Is it possible to build additional Rover, Explorer or Transport vehicles? if so, how? I guess it's possible because of the research shared below, but I can't find how and it's not mentioned at this ...
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Do drones charge too while their rover recharges its battery?

After using a rover and its drones, I recalled them inside and put the rover on charge. Do the drones charge while the rover is charging or must they be deployed to be charged individually?