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Startopia Bio-Deck FAQ

by Zorlond Jaeger
zorlond@my-deja.com
v1.0, 7/1/01
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Note
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Greetings. This is a sort of FAQ-let for Startopia, focusing entirely on the 
Bio-Deck, and the crops grown there. I hope it is simple to read, and useful 
to you. You may contact me at my e-mail above, but please use discression, I 
have enough spam floating around there as it is. I am willing to take 
suggestions for better descriptions of the plants and terrain, as well as any 
corrections needed. At this point, I am uncertain if this will grow into a 
full Startopia FAQ, it may if I get inspired later. As always, you may put 
this FAQ anywhere you like, as long as it is freely available to the public.

Thank you and good day.

Zorlond Jaeger
zorlond@my-deja.com


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Version History
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1.0 - First release.


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Terrain
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Just a quick table, naming the terrain types and describing their appearance.

                          SOIL
               Dry        Damp          Wet
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        |  Moon Rock  |   Tundra   |  Deep Snow  |
   Cold |  grey stone |  frosted   |   snow      |
        |             |   rocks    |             |
T       |-------------|------------|-------------|
E       |  Wasteland  |  Temperate |    Swamp    |
M  Warm |  ugly brown | green grass| dark green  |
P       |    grass    |            |  and black  |
        |-------------|------------|-------------|
        |    Desert   |   Savanna  |   Jungle    |
   Hot  |    packed   |   yellow   |   bright    |
        |     sand    |    grass   |    green    |
        ------------------------------------------



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Crops
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Sorted by terrain type, organized as thus:

Terrain
   Small Crop Name        Large Crop Name
   (terran description)   (terran description)
   Harvest Crate Type     Harvest Crate Types (one each)


Moon Rock
   Frostarian Snapper     Pinecale
   (Venus Flytrap)        (Cactus)
   Alien Artifacts        Alien Art./Industrial Mat.

Wasteland
   Drickling              Mopani
   (Small Bush)           (Big Bonsai?)
   Food                   Food/Industrial Mat.

Desert
   Cactoidal              Eucalymus
   (Brambles)             (Branched Cactus)
   Industrial Materials   Medical/Food

Tundra
   Palabast               Willonidia
   (Light Blue Flowers)   (Evergreen Tree)
   Luxury                 Food/Black Mark.

Temperate
   Lillith                Elderlaran
   (Rosebush)             (Weeping Willow)
   Luxury                 Medical/Industrial Mat.

Savanna
   Krans                  Amadinka
   (Light Green Fern)     (T-shaped Tree)
   Black Market           Food/Industrial Mat.

Deep Snow
   Iciqueue               Ashrella
   (Blue Bell Flowers)    (Frosted Pine)
   Medical                Medical/Industrial Mat.

Swamp
   Succulus               Mangotano
   (Dark Green Fern)      (Green Palm Tree)
   Black Market           Food/Industrial Mat.

Jungle
   Bazack                 Ebonicle
  (Big Leaves)           (Palm Tree)
   Food                   Food/Luxury

Shallow Water (roughly .5 times Kamarama height)
   Stickrush
   (Foxtail)
   Medical

Deep Water (roughly 1.5 times Kamarama height)
   Lilyenta               Weedicle
   (Lily Pads)            (Seaweed)
   Luxury                 Black Market (one only)


Any deeper, and the farmers seem to refuse to plant anything. Temperature 
seems to have no relevance for water plants. Seems only Stickrush grows in 
shallow water. Land height seems to have no relevance on any crops.


*end FAQ*