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    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--
    
         .         .         .         |         .         .         .    
         .         .         .         |         .         .         .    
        @In        .         .         |         .         .         .    
         .         #3b       .         |         .         .         .    
     . . . .*H . . . . . . . . . . . . | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
         .         .         .         |         .         .         .    
         .         .         .         |         .         .         .    
         .         .         .         |         .         . @V      .    
         .         .         .         |         .         .         .    
     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
         .         .         .         |         .         .         .    
         .         .         .         |         .         .         .    
         .         .         .         | *N      . *2      .         .    
         .         .         .         |         .         .         .    
     . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
         .         .         .         |         . *D      .         .    
         .         .         .@J       |         .         . *G      .    
         .         .         .         |         .         .      @G .    
         .         .         .      *T |         .         .         .    
    -----------------------------------*A---------------------------------
         .         .         .        #2a        .         .  #3a    .    
         .         .         .         |         .         .         .    
         .      @Ds.      *V .         |         #1b *E    .         .    
         .         .         .         |         .         .         .    
     . . . . . . #1a . . . . . . . . . *S. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
         .         . #2b     .         |         .         .         .    
         .         .         .         |         .         .         .    
         .         . *1      .         |         .         .         .    
         .         .         .         |        @Dd        .         .    
     . . . . . . . . . .@Ic. . . . . . | . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
         .         .         .         |         .         .         .    
         .         .         .         |         .         .         .    
    
    
    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.
    
    
    

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