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A. Planet List

Planet List
Planet Grid Starting Race Type
Achilles Q Empire Desert
Andromeda 1 Y Ecalep Neptoplasm
Andromeda 2 Y Ecalep Neptoplasm
Andromeda 3 Y Ecalep Neptoplasm
Andromeda 4 Y Ecalep Neptoplasm
Andromeda 5 T Neptoplasm
Andromeda 6 Y Earth
Andromeda 7 Y Neptoplasm
Center 1 L Ychom Rocky
Center 2 L Ychom Cratered
Center 3 L Ychom Rocky
Center 4 L Ychom Frozen
Center 5 L Ychom Cratered
Center 6 G Ychom Frozen
Center 7 M AFT Earth
Center 8 M AFT Desert
Center 9 M AFT Desert
Center 10 R Cratered
Center 11 M Desert
Center 12 L Desert
Center 13 L Frozen
Center 14 L Earth
Center 15 K Rocky
Center 16 L Frozen
Centronom L Empire Desert
Earth F Empire Earth
Edgepolis K Empire Desert
Exterior 1 P Morgath Frozen
Exterior 2 P Morgath Desert
Exterior 3 P Morgath Desert
Exterior 4 V Sullep Rocky
Exterior 5 V Sullep Rocky
Exterior 6 V Sullep Cratered
Exterior 7 W Sullep Desert
Exterior 8 W Sullep Liquid
Exterior 9 W Sullep Frozen
Exterior 10 X Sullep Frozen
Exterior 11 X Sullep Liquid
Exterior 12 X Sullep Desert
Exterior 13 R Sullep Cratered
Exterior 14 P Rocky
Exterior 15 R Liquid
Exterior 16 V Rocky
Exterior 17 B Rocky
Exterior 18 X Neptoplasm
Exterior 19** P Frozen
Exterior 19** U Cratered
Exterior 20 U Earth
Exterior 21 V Liquid
Exterior 22 W Frozen
Garthog 1 L Garthog Earth
Garthog 2 R Garthog Frozen
Garthog 3 R Garthog Frozen
Garthog 4 Q Garthog Rocky
Garthog 5 Q Garthog Cratered
Giantropolis F Empire Rocky
Magellan 1 N FNS Rocky
Magellan 2 N FNS Earth
Magellan 3 N FNS Earth
Magellan 4 N FNS Rocky
Magellan 5 S FNS Rocky
Magellan 6 N FNS Cratered
Magellan 7 N FNS Desert
Magellan 8 O Neptoplasm
Magellan 9 T Desert
Magellan 10 S Frozen
Magellen 11 R Rocky
Myridan K Empire Rocky
Naxos Q Empire Earth
New Caroline Q Empire Earth
Outer 1 A Drib Liquid
Outer 2 A Drib Desert
Outer 3 A Drib Rocky
Outer 4 A Drib Rocky
Outer 5 C Dargslan Earth
Outer 6 C Dargslan Earth
Outer 7 C Dargslan Desert
Outer 8 C Dargslan Earth
Outer 9 I Dargslan Liquid
Outer 10 E Dargslan Earth
Outer 11 I Dargslan Liquid
Outer 12 E Dargslan Liquid
Outer 13 J Dargslan Liquid
Outer 14 J Dargslan Liquid
Outer 15 F Liquid
Outer 16 A Earth
Outer 17 A Earth
Outer 18 B Desert
Outer 19 G Desert
Outer 20 H Frozen
Outer 21 C Frozen
Outer 22 H Liquid
Outer 23 I Liquid
Outer 24 O Earth
Outer 25 E Neptoplasm
Outer 26 J Earth
Outer 27*** E Frozen
Outer 28 E Rocky
Outer 29 O Liquid
Outer 30 E Cratered
Persol 1 G Cratered
Persol 2 H Liquid
Persol 3 G Liquid
San Sterling Q Empire Frozen
Zeuson K Empire Rocky

Notes:

  • ** = Yes, there are two planets named Exterior 19.
  • *** = Exceptionally small buildable area.

B. Research Science Level Requirements

Here is a table showing item, rank at which the research first becomes available, number of Dev Centres of each type required, research credit cost (expressed as basic cost/maximum rushed cost), and any pre-requisites. Items that are available at the start of Commander rank (and so do not require research) are excluded.

Research Science Level Requirements
Item Rank Number of Dev. Centres Cost (000cr) Pre-requisites
Civ Mech Comp AI Mil
Spacecraft
Adv Spy Sat A 0 2 3 3 2 7/12 Spy Satellite.
Colonizat. Ship A 2 2 3 2 0 60/100 Field Arry, Light Shld.
Cruiser 1 Co 0 2 1 1 1 12/24 Light Shield.
Cruiser 2 A 0 2 3 3 4 28/50 Field Array, Pulse Laser, Med Shield.
Cruiser 3 GA 1 4 5 4 7 40/70 Hyperdrv 5, Medium Shield, Bomb 2.
Destroyer 2 Co 0 2 1 1 2 ?/32 Pulse Laser.
Destroyer 3 A 0 3 4 3 4 26/44 Field Arry, Plasma Gun, Hyperdrive 4.
Fighter 3 Co 0 1 2 2 2 8/12
Fighter 4 A 0 3 2 2 4 10/18 Fighter 3.
Fighter 5 A 1 5 4 4 5 18/22
Fighter 6 GA 0 4 4 5 7 20/24 Missile 2.
Flagship 2 A 3 3 4 2 5 90/150 Phased Array, Hvy Shield, Hyprdrv 4.
Flagship 3 GA 4 5 5 5 7 120/180 Flagship 2, Meson Gun, Bomb 2.
Hubble 2 A 0 5 5 6 4 6/10 Spy Sate, Field Array.
Orbital Factory Co 1 1 1 1 1 24/40
Space Base 2 A 3 3 4 3 5 68/110 Pulse Laser, Ion Gun, Space Base 1.
Space Base 3 GA 6 4 5 3 6 140/200 UV Pulse Lasr, Ion Gun, Missile 2.
Spy Satellite Co 0 1 1 1 1 5/8 Survey Satellite.
Equipment
Cargo Pod Co 1 0 0 0 0 6/10
Field Array Co 0 2 2 1 2 11/18 Radar Array.
Fuzzbox ECM A 1 2 3 3 2 7/11.2
Heavy Cargo Pod A 3 4 2 0 2 9/14 Cargo Pod.
Heavy Shield A 0 1 4 2 6 13/24 Med Shield, Neutron Gn.
Hyperdrive 2 Co 0 2 0 0 1 8/14 Hyperdrive 1.
Hyperdrive 3 A 1 3 2 0 1 10/18 Hyperdrive 2.
Hyperdrive 4 A 3 4 2 0 2 12/20 Hyperdrive 3.
Hyperdrive 5 GA 4 6 1 0 4 15/24 Hyperdrive 4.
Medium Shield A 0 0 3 1 4 12/20 Light Shield.
Phased Array A 1 4 4 2 4 13/22 Field Array.
Shocker ECM A 2 3 4 5 3 8/12.6 Fuzzbox, Missle 2.
SuperHvy Shield GA 1 3 6 4 7 16/30 Heavy Shield.
Weapons
Behemoth GA 3 4 5 3 5 18/32 Heavy Tank.
Bomb 2 A 1 1 4 3 2 6/10 Bomb 1.
Heavy Tank A 2 3 3 2 5 15/24 Medium Tank.
Hvy Rocket Sled A 2 5 4 3 6 14/24 Rocket Sled.
Ion Gun Co 0 1 1 1 2 5/8
Medium Tank Co 1 1 1 1 2 12/20 Light Tank.
Meson Gun GA 0 5 6 4 8 18/28 Neutron Gun.
Missile 2 A 0 2 4 4 3 7/12 Missile 1.
Mul-head Missile A 0 3 5 3 6 11/18 Missile 2, Bomb 2.
Neutron Gun A 0 3 5 3 6 11/18 Plasma Gun.
Plasma Gun A 0 2 4 2 4 7/12 Ion Gun.
Pulse Laser Co 0 2 1 0 2 5/8 Laser.
Rocket Sled Co 1 2 2 1 2 7.8/14
UV Laser A 0 2 3 1 4 6.5/12 Pulse Lasr, Solar Plnt.
UV Pulse Laser A 0 4 4 2 5 ?/14 UV Laser.
Virus Bomb A 1 2 2 2 7 20/30 Bomb 2.
Buildings
Bunker A 3 3 2 0 3 7/8
Field Telescope Co 1 1 2 2 2 10/14
Fortress A 4 3 2 1 4 10/18 Ion Gun.
Fusion Projector A 4 3 3 2 4 18.3/34 Plasma Projector.
HyperShield A 3 2 4 2 4 16/30 Inversion Shield.
Inversion Shield Co 1 2 2 1 2 8/14
Meson Projector GA 5 4 4 4 6 40/60 Fusion Projector.
Phased Telescope A 2 2 3 4 2 10/20
Phood Factory Co 2 2 2 0 0 6/10
Plasma Projector Co 2 1 2 1 2 10/14
Solar Plant Co 2 1 1 1 1 9/12
Stronghold A 5 4 4 2 5 22/29.6 Plasma Gun.
Trade Centre A 2 3 3 1 1 6.7/12

Rank (at which research first appears):

  • Co = Commander
  • A = Admiral
  • GA = Grand Admiral

C. Technology Tree

The diagram below shows the relationship between pre-requisites for developing new technology. It excludes items that do not need to be developed or are not related to any other item. New technology also needs science level requirements to be met – see appendix Research Science Level Requirements above.

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Survey Satellite-->Spy Satellite-->Adv Spy Sat
                    |
                    v
               ,-->Hubble 2
               |
Radar Array-->Field Array--------->Phased Array----.
               | | |                               |
               | | '-------------.                 |
               | '------------.  |                 |
               v              |  |                 |
   ,----->Colonization Ship   |  |                 |
   |                          |  |                 |
Light Shield-->Medium Shield-]|[]|[->Heavy Shield-]|[->SuperHvy Shield
   |              | |         |  |         ^  |    |
   '->Cruiser 1   | |         |  |         |  |    '----.
                  | |         |  |         |  '-------. |
                  | '--------]|[]|[-------]|[---.     | |
                  |           |  |         |    |     v v
                  |   ,-------'  |      ,-]|[--]|[-->Flagship 2-.
                  |   |          v      |  |    |               |
                  |   |  ,->Destroyer 3 |  |    v               |
                  |   |  |    ^         |  |  Cruiser 3         |
                  v   v  |    |         |  |    ^ ^             |
               Cruiser 2 |    | ,-------'  |    | |             |
                      ^  |    | |          |    | '----------.  |
                      |  |    | |          |    |            |  |
Hyperdrive 1-->2-->3-]|[]|[->Hyperdrive 4-]|[->Hyperdrive 5  |  |
                      |  |                 |                 |  |
 .->Fortress   ,-----]|[-'      ,----------'                 |  |
 |             |      |         |                            |  |
Ion Gun-->Plasma Gun-]|[-->Neutron Gun-->Meson Gun           |  |
 | |                  |                      |               |  |
 | '-----------------]|[------.              |               |  |
 |                    |       |              | ,------------]|[-'
 |    Space Base 1    |       |              | |             |
 |           |        |       |              v v             |
 |           v        |       |            Flagship 3        |
 '--->Space Base 2    |       |               ^              |
             ^        |       |               |              |
             |        |       v               |              |
        ,---]|[------]|[->Space Base 3        |              |
        |    |        |       ^               |              |
        |    | ,------'       '-------.       |              |
        |    | |                      |       |              |
        |    | | ,->Destroyer 2       |       |              |
        |    | | |                    |       |              |
Laser--]|[->Pulse Laser-->UV Laser-->UV Pulse |              |
        |                  ^         Laser    |              |
        |                  |                  |              |
        |      Solar Plant-'                  |              |
        |                                     |              |
        |              ,----------------------'              |
        |              | ,-----------------------------------'
        |              | |
Bomb 1-]|[----------->Bomb 2-->Virus Bomb
        |                |
        '----.           |
             |           v
Missile 1-->Missile 2-->Mul-head Missile
             | |
             | '->Fighter 6
             v
Fuzzbox---->Shocker ECM

Fighter 3-->Fighter 4

Cargo Pod-->Heavy Cargo Pod

Light Tank-->Medium Tank-->Heavy Tank-->Behemoth

Rocket Sled-->Hvy Rocket Sled

Plasma Projector-->Fusion Projector-->Meson Projector

Inversion Shield-->HyperShield

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