ARMADA MAP AND ITEMS CATALOG V1.0 [2000-07-04]
Kirk Israel <kisrael@alienbill.com>

--INTRO--
This miniFAQ provides an ASCII map to the Armada (for Dreamcast) universe, 
as well as an item shopping catalog.  The map was generated by feeding in 
the galactic coordinates from Thorn Martin's FAQ into a newly
devised Perl script.  I think the result is very useful, and easier
to use for navigation.  As I get through the game, I might add a missions
guide / location reference to this miniFAQ- right now I only have a basic
understanding of Ultratech and the like, though I have visited every 
Starbase. 

--THE GAME--
Armada is a great game.  A lot of people compare it to "Asteroids",
but the control scheme (and radar display) is a lot more similar to 
Sinistar, since you point the stick which way you want to face, 
not which direction you wish to turn. I also see elements of 
"Star Conrol 2" (crusing the galaxy), "StarCraft" (graphics, and 
hoardes of aliens) and "Wing Commander" (some of the escort missions-
actually these are the best 'escort missions' I've seen in a game.) 
I agree with people who say it's not much of an "RPG". (Which is fine
by me.)




--THE MAP--

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    @In        .         .         |         .         .         .    
     .         #3b       .         |         .         .         .    
 . . . .*H . . . . . . . . . . . . | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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     .         .         .         |         .         . @V      .    
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     .         .         .         | *N      . *2      .         .    
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     .         .         .         |         . *D      .         .    
     .         .         .@J       |         .         . *G      .    
     .         .         .         |         .         .      @G .    
     .         .         .      *T |         .         .         .    
-----------------------------------*A---------------------------------
     .         .         .        #2a        .         .  #3a    .    
     .         .         .         |         .         .         .    
     .      @Ds.      *V .         |         #1b *E    .         .    
     .         .         .         |         .         .         .    
 . . . . . . #1a . . . . . . . . . *S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
     .         . #2b     .         |         .         .         .    
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     .         . *1      .         |         .         .         .    
     .         .         .         |        @Dd        .         .    
 . . . . . . . . . .@Ic. . . . . . | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Scale:
| . . . . | = 10,000
Key:
*A      Allied Starbase/Homeworld  (x:-78  y:99)
*T      Terran Starbase   (x:-3408  y:2400)
*N      Nomad Starbase   (x:2421  y:14343)
*E      Eldred Starbase   (x:13652  y:-5886)
*S      Scarab Starbase   (x:-128  y:-9822)
*D      Drakken Starbase   (x:12421  y:7476)
*V      Vorgan Starbase   (x:-12989  y:-5788)
*1      Other Starbase   (x:-17650  y:-16500)
*2      Other Starbase   (x:12340  y:14280)
*G      Drakken Gas Mine Starbase   (x:22460  y:6180)
*H      Secret Base   (x:-27250  y:30780)
@Ds     Desert Planet   (x:-22998  y:-5327)
@J      Jungle Planet/Live World (x:-9330  y:6260)
@Ic     Ice Planet   (x:-14721  y:-20311)
@Dd     Dead Planet   (x:8710  y:-18060)
@G      Gas Planet   (x:27421  y:3284)
@V      Volcanic Planet   (x:22421  y:24511)
@In     Infested Planet   (x:-31250  y:34280)
#1a     Wormhole1a   (x:-22400  y:-9640)
#1b     Wormhole1b   (x:10200  y:-6880)
#2a     Wormhole2a   (x:-320  y:-350)
#2b     Wormhole2b   (x:-17760  y:-11280)
#3a     Wormhole3a   (x:22950  y:-2880)
#3b     Wormhole3b   (x:-20420  y:31640)


--THE ITEMS--
I divided the items up into 5 sections, Trade Items, Scanning,
Offensive, Defensive, and Mixed (Items with Offensive and Defensive
elements.)  (I called everything that effects the energy bar "offensive"
based on my Eldred playing style, thought you could argue it effects
your ability to warp away.) I then sorted the items by cost, and 
then listed the starbases you could buy them at (using the same codes 
I used for the map.) The descriptions are the ones from the game, mostly.
Ultratech and other goodies are not listed here.


-TRADE ITEMS-
50	A	FOOD MIX 
		Starbases require this trade item to feed their residents
150	A	CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS 
		Starbases require this trade item to make repairs

-SCANNING-
800	A D G	ULTRASCOPE 
		Detect Ultratech at long range
1300 	A E	KILL SCANNER 
		Gain bonus experience for each Armada ship you destroy
1300	A D G	SPECTRAL SCANNER 
		Gain a credit bounty for each Armada ship you destroy
1800	V	ARMADA SCALPEL 
		Increased chance to salvage Ultratech from dead Armada ships
4300	G	X-SCANNER 
		Earn a credit and experience bonus for each Armada ship

-OFFENSIVE-
800	A N H	SHOT SPLITTER
		Increase number of shots fired
800	A S	WARP MUZZLE
		Increase shot speed
1300	A N 1 H	POWER GUN
		Increase Power Pod Attack damage
1300	A T 1	POWER ROD 
		Increase shot rate
1300	A S	PROBE 
		Your weapon will strike phased ships
1300	A V	WARP GENERATOR 
		Warp Engine consumes only 50% of your energy
1800	D G	ENERGY BOOSTER	
		Increase your Energy Max
1800	T 1	MISSILE RACK 
		Fire twin guided missiles
1800	E	SHOT BOOSTER 
		Reduce Energy Cost to fire weapons
1800	N 2 H	TORCH SABRE 
		Fire a phase beam attack at enemy ships
2300	T 1	ENERGY CYCLER 
		Increase Energy Regen rate
2300	D	PIERCER	
		Your weapons are more likely to score a critical hit
2300	N H	POWER SPINE 
		Increase main weapon damage
2800	S	NULLIFIER 
		Armada units in range cannot subdivide
2800	N H	PHOENIX ROCKET 
		Fire a powerful forward shot
2800	E	POD SIPHON 
		If your ship's destroyed you'll return with Power Pods
3300	N 2 H	SPATIAL SPLITTER 
		Increase number of shots fired and strike phased ships
3800	1	ENERGY BATTERY 
		Increase Enery Regen rate and Energy Max
3800	G	PENETRATOR 
		Decrease energy cost to fire, increase critical hit chance
3800	H	SCORCHER 
		Increase weapon damage and Power Pod damage
4300	1	ARMADA BURNER 
		Your main weapon slows the Armada's speed
4300	2 H	ENTROPY CANNON 
		Increase weapon damage and decrease the Energy Cost to shoot

-DEFENSIVE-
800	A E	ABSORPTION ROD 
		Increase resistance to beam weaponry
800	A T 1 H	ARMOR BOOSTER 
		Increase maximum Armor
800	A V H	DEFENSE BOOSTER 
		Increase Shield Strength
1800	S	IMPACT WEBBING 
		Your ship will take no ramming damage from Armada ships
2300	V	HULL DIFFUSER 
		Increase Damage Resistance
2800	T	PLATED EMITTER 
		Increase maximum Armor and Shield Strength

-MIXED-
2300	E	ENERGY PLATING 
		Increase resistance to beam weaponry and increase shot speed
2800	D	ABSORPTION BATTERY 
		Increase resistance to beam weaponry and increase Energy Max
2800	V	POWER RING 
		Increase Shield Strength and Energy Max
3300	D	POWER CHAMBER	
		Detect Ultratech at long range and increase Energy Max
3300	E	POWER DISK 
		Gain bonus experience and increase Power Pod attack damage
3300	T 1	POWER TURBINE 
		Increase Bomb Damage and Shield Strength
3300	V	WARP LENS 
		Increase shot rate damage and chance to salvage Ultratech
3300	S	X-PROBE 
		Armada units cannot subdivide and you hit phased units



--THANKS--
All hail Thorn Martin, who provided the coordinate data I plugged into 
my Perl script to generate the map. (Data used with permission.)



--COPYRIGHT--
Copyright 2000 By Kirk Israel <kisrael@alienbill.com>.
Not to be posted, published, or modified without explicit permission.