Table of Contents
1.1. VERSION NUMBER, AUTHOR, MAINTAINER
1.2. PLEASE NOTE!
1.3. THANKS TO ...
2. NON-SPOILER SECTION
2.2. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
2.2.1. IS THERE A PATCH?
2.2.2. I SOMETIMES GET WEIRD ERRORS.
2.2.3. ONE ADVISOR SAYS ONE THING, ANOTHER SAYS
SOMETHING ELSE. WHO DO I LISTEN TO?
2.2.4. I'VE SEARCHED EVERYWHERE FOR CLUES, AND I'M NOT
FINDING ANY MORE.
2.2.5. WHY DO I GET SILLY OR NON-HELPFUL MESSAGES
DISPLAYED IN PDA:LOG?
2.2.6. IS THERE A GOOD REASON TO PROBE EVERY PLANET?
2.3. POINTERS AND NEAT TRICKS
2.3.1. BUG! (OR IS IT A FEATURE?)
2.3.2. BUG! (BUT USEFUL!)
2.3.3. DO I REALLY NEED TO BUILD LOTS OF RESEARCH
2.3.4. STRATEGY, ANYONE?
2.3.5. HOW TO GET LOTS OF VEHICLES.
126.96.36.199. HOW DO I SEND AN ADVISOR SOMEWHERE?
188.8.131.52. HOW DO I KNOW WHEN TO SEND AN ADVISOR
184.108.40.206. [ANY] ADVISOR TOLD ME [ANYTHING]. WHAT DO I
2.3.7. GRUMBLE, GROWL
220.127.116.11. WHY WON'T THEY LET ME SORT THE COLONIES IN
THE COLONY MANAGER?
18.104.22.168. I SURE WOULD LIKE A WAY TO QUICKLY ``FILL
UP'' VEHICLES' CARGO HOLDS.
3. SPOILER SECTION (SPOILERS DELETED FROM THE TABLE OF
3.2. QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
3.3. POINTERS AND NEAT TRICKS
1.1. Version Number, Author, Maintainer
Version Number: 95.02.03 (First release)
Previous release: 95.02.02
Any Changes? Yes.
First release: 95.02.03
Author/Maintainer: Michael Andersson
1.2. Please note!
This is a work in progress. I want your input.
If you feel I have left something out, tell me. If I
have misspelled something, tell me. If you have a
question you think should be included, tell me. If I
have made a flagrant mistake, tell me. In other
words, tell me anything you can think of to make
this a better document. My email is
I will NOT cover material that is already covered in
the game's manual. Really! The manual is only 92
pages long, including the Index and Table of
Contents--SO READ IT! There even is a small
troubleshooting section, and I do not want to
duplicate what has already been done. If there is a
question that is frequently asked, and the answer is
in the manual, I will put ``RTFM'' as an answer.
Maybe if I feel nice, I'll put a page number.
I will not tell you how to play the game. RTFM. And
if people send me email asking stupid questions, I
will either tell them to RTFM or RTFfaq. Other than
that, I'm a real nice and helpful kinda guy.
Also, I have tried to be extremely careful about
spoilers. The ``Non-Spoiler'' section has nothing,
not even plotline elements that come out later in
the game. The ``Spoilers'' section is a free-for-all-
-any information could show up anywhere.
1.3. Thanks to ...
Michael Lewchuk , for his
initial questions, subsequent help and
e-conversations, and especially his detailed
analysis of various installations' effectiveness.
Thomas Ruschak , for his
Lab Master , for
assimilating much of the start-up information and
volunteering me for this job.