_________                          
  /   _____/__________    ____  ____  
  \_____  \\____ \__  \ _/ ___\/ __ \ 
  /        \  |_> > __ \\  \__\  ___/ 
 /_______  /   __(____  /\___  >___  >
         \/|__|       \/     \/    \/ 
 __________                                              ________  
 \______   \_____    ____    ____   ___________  ______  \_____  \ 
  |       _/\__  \  /    \  / ___\_/ __ \_  __ \/  ___/   /  ____/ 
  |    |   \ / __ \|   |  \/ /_/  >  ___/|  | \/\___ \   /       \ 
  |____|_  /(____  /___|  /\___  / \___  >__|  /____  >  \_______ \
         \/      \/     \//_____/      \/           \/           \/

                               -=< REBOOT >=-

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                                Game Guide v1.6                               
                         Date Started: April 12, 2011                         
                        Latest Update: January 3, 2012                        
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O============================================================================O
|                             Table of Contents                              |
O============================================================================O

              Races ................................... (RACEX)
              Initial Equipment ....................... (INEQP)
              Skills .................................. (SKLLS)
              Hulls ................................... (HULLX)
              Unique Ships ............................ (USHIP)
              Weapons ................................. (WEAPN)
              Equipment ............................... (EQIPM)
              Special Equipment ....................... (SEQIP)
              Tranclucator ............................ (IP437)
              Ultimate Setups ......................... (ULTSE)
              Artifacts ............................... (ARTFT)
              Micromodules ............................ (MMODS)
              Stims & Illnesses ....................... (STMIL)
              Anti-Dominator Software ................. (ANTDS)
              Ranks & Experience ...................... (RNKEX)
              The Search Utility ...................... (SERCH)
              Medals .................................. (MEDLS)
              Dominator Bosses ........................ (DOMBO)
              Tips & Tricks ........................... (TPSTR)
              Mods .................................... (MODSX)
              Hotkeys ................................. (HOTKY)
              Cheats .................................. (CHETS)
              Misc .................................... (MISCX)
              Contact Info ............................ (CONCT)
              Credits ................................. (CREDT)
              Version History ......................... (VHIST)
              Legal Stuff ............................. (LEGLS)


O============================================================================O
|                                   Races                            (RACEX) |
O============================================================================O

  The following races are present in the Space Rangers 2 Reboot universe.

  .---------------.--------.--------.
  | Name          | Symbol | Color  |
  |===============|========|========|
  | Maloq         |   <>   | Red    |
  | Peleng        |   /\   | Green  |
  | Human         |   []   | Blue   |
  | Faeyan        |   ()   | Pink   |
  | Gaalian       |   ()   | Yellow |
  |---------------|--------|--------|
  | Blazer        |        | Red    |
  | Terron        |        | Green  |
  | Keller        |        | Blue   |
  '---------------'--------'--------'


  Maloqs
  ------
  The Maloqs are large, strongly built humanoids. Characteristic of immense
  physical strength, endurance, high resistance to natural factors, not too
  active thinking activities, and almost absolute pantophagy. These
  characteristics allow the Maloqs to survive even in the most unfavorable
  conditions. The Maloqs worship power as a cult. Physical and mental
  strength, the power of word and the power of action, the power of weapon and
  the power of - oh well - power itself - these are the main and the universal
  values of the Maloq civilization. The Maloqs have little liking for the weak
  Faeyans and the overly smart Gaalians. The Maloqs are the most
  technologically retarded civilization of the Coalition. This can be primarily
  explained by their traditional distrust towards any intellectual values,
  which - in their opinion - all too often lead to catholicity, considered by
  Maloqs as the main menace to stability. Other factors, slowing down the
  technological progress of this race, are huge expenses on army and space
  fleet maintenance.

  Pelengs
  -------
  The Pelengs are a race of branchio-necked amphibians, normally referred to as
  leprases. These creatures can live both on the land and in liquid
  environment, and are capable of breathing practically any type of gas
  mixtures, including small amounts of nitrogen. As any other leprases the
  Pelengs feed off acidic plankton and calloid riff sediments. The Pelengs are
  pirates, saboteurs, and provocateurs. Although formally they are part of the
  Galaxy Commonwealth, in reality the Pelengs do not maintain any strong
  economic or diplomatic relations with the other races. Direct and quick
  profit at any cost is the sole goal of any individual Peleng and their whole
  civilization. The Pelengs treat all other races equally badly. Especially
  those ones who are smarter than them. The Peleng attempts at removing the lag
  in technological development boil down to a very complex and sophisticated
  system of industrial espionage. The Peleng Dzukhallag Department is the best
  espionage and sabotage organization in the entire Commonwealth.

  Humans
  ------
  The humans are mid-height humanoids with a thin and fragile skeleton. The
  Humans feed off organic protein food. The difference in the climatic
  conditions on the majority of habitat-planets (especially in the Solar
  system) results in strong differences in appearance: color of skin,
  features, etc. The humans are primarily psychologists, politicians, and
  diplomats. Rhetoric, psychological games, and political technologies are the
  main Human trump-cards. It has historically happened, that the Humans have
  become friends with the Faeyans, while they never really liked the Maloqs
  all too much, because of their excessive aggressiveness. Their attitude
  towards the Gaalians and the Pelengs us neutral.
  Technology-wise, the Humans are your average Joe. All the main achievements
  has been made by the Humans in the sphere of Economics. It was them who many
  centuries ago initiated the establishments of the Galaxy-wide network of
  trading centers, managing to get even the conservative Gaalians and the
  trade-despising Maloqs to support this project. However the main achievement
  of the Humans in this field is the introduction of a common monetary unit -
  the Galactic credit! Another notable achievement is the introduction of an
  All-Galaxy chronological system based on the one used by the Humans.

  Faeyans
  -------
  The Faeyans are humanoid-hermaphrodites with an over-sized brain and faceted
  eyes. They are slow-moving, physically weak creatures, with the larger part
  of their activity being aimed at thinking. A Faeyan can at his will divide
  his mind and facet eyesight into sectors, that would function independently
  from one another, thus creating a random number of autonomous mind fields,
  which would separately perceive the world through their own sector of facet
  eyesight. The Faeyan race is characteristic of the highest level of natural
  intellectual abilities. They are philosophers, researchers, and innovators,
  cultivating their own technocratic culture and their own original picture of
  the world. The Faeyans have all the respect for the Gaalians and have a sort
  of a condescending attitude to their younger intellectual cousins - the
  Humans. As for the Maloqs, the Faeyans really consider them to be more of
  animals than intelligent beings. And as far as the Pelengs are concerned, the
  Faeyans get irritated by their constant attempts to send in their spies to
  steal the latest Faeyan technologies. The role of the Faeyans in the
  Commonwealth is that of leading researchers and developers in the field of
  science and technology.

  Gaalians
  --------
  The Gaalians (the children of Gaal) - are humanoids who have spent millennia
  modifying their biological form, through genetic alteration of fetuses. The
  initial actual form of the Gaalian race has thus long been lost and
  forgotten. As of present the Gaalians are the most well-developed race.
  The history of their people dates back to times of ancient, when the Gaalians
  were the only intelligent beings of all the races in the commonwealth. The
  Gaalians are the tycoons and the driving force of the space, cultivating
  constructivism and humanism in all senses of the word. They use the military
  fleet only to neutralize those conflicts that are still in the forming and to
  maintain stability in the Commonwealth.
  The Gaalians treat everyone equally well with no exceptions. It is their idea
  that no matter how badly this or that race behaves, potentially they still
  carry positive tendencies and qualities, and have a minimum of three basic
  rights - the right to live, the right to determine virtues, and the right to
  motivation. As a result the Gaalians treat everyone as friends and partners,
  even when strictly speaking the latter are not such.

  Dominators
  ----------
  Little is known about the Dominator robots. In essence, that is something
  that the player will have to find out in the course of the game - who the
  Dominators are and why they have come to our world. It is known that they
  are divided into three groups: Blazeroids, Kelleroids and Terronoids.
  Scientists think that each Dominator series has a command center of its own
  that is initially its founder. It is also considered that only by
  contacting one of these command centers directly you could find out the real
  reasons behind the invasion of this particular Dominator series into our
  Galaxy. However no one has yet managed to communicate with any of the
  Dominator bosses. The Dominator ships know no fear - they never enter into
  negotiations and never ask for mercy. The Dominator technologies are no less
  developed than the most advance technologies of the Commonwealth. The robots
  also have a powerful weapon that is unavailable to the races of the
  Coalition.
  
  The Coalition of five races is actively combating the Dominator forces. All
  efforts have been pooled to fight these machines. Scientific bases are doing
  anti-Dominator researches. Ranger centers collect the so-called nodes - parts
  following out of the destroyed Dominator ships (nodes are then used to
  produce micromodules enhancing the Coalition ships), as well as recruit new
  rangers - the heroes of our time.
  Finally the Military bases are giving the pilots new ranks and organize
  combat operations on liberating the invaded star systems.


O============================================================================O
|                              Initial Equipment                     (INEQP) |
O============================================================================O

  Starting ship, equipment, weapons etc is based on your race and occupation.

  There are two notable types of starting options that stand out; the ones
  which gives you equipment you can't buy in the early game, and one which
  gives you a significant boost in starting cash, which makes intial trading
  runs more profitable.

  Equipment
  ---------
  Peleng Pirate: Missile-thrower (A)
  Faeyan Mercenary: Missile-thrower (B) + small Singular engine
  
  Maloq Pirate & Peleng Fighter starts out with a fast but also very large
  Branchiaeduse engine (500/21, size 80).
  
  Faeyan and Human ships are equipped with Afterburners.


  Cash
  ----
  Gaalian Merchant starts out with ~3000 Cr of luxury items and ~1210 in cash.
  Peleng Corsair starts out with ~1500 Cr of luxury items and ~2590 in cash.
  Faeyan Pirate starts out with ~5000 Cr of drugs and ~380 in cash.

  Gaalian Corsair starts out with ~1340 Cr in cash and a droid, gripper and
  scanner. These can be sold for about 4000 Cr if you selected Trading as
  starting skill.


  Maloq
  -----

   .-----------.
   | Fighter   |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 60        | Industry Laser (C), size 60  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    | Fragment Cannon (B), size 40 |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 45             |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 60     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Mesostructural Hull Ranger, cladding 3, size 330                     |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~280 Cr                                                        |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Mercenary |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 60        | Fragment Cannon (C), size 60 |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    | Lezka (B), size 75           |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 45             |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 80     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Mesostructural Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 365                     |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~830 Cr                                                        |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Merchant  |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 60        | Industry Laser (A), size 45  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    |                              |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 60             |                              |
   | Telekenetic gripper: 50/110, size 80  |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Mesostructural Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 300                     |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~1760 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Corsair   |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 60        | Fragment Cannon (B), size 60 |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    | Lezka (B), size 50           |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 45             |                              |
   | Telekenetic gripper: 50/110, size 60  |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Mesostructural Hull Ranger, cladding 3, size 320                     |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~1320 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .----------.
   | Pirate   |
   :=========='============================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Branchiaeduse engine: 500/21, size 80 | Industry Laser (A), size 30  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 24, size 28    |                              |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 45             |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 60     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Mesostructural Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 270                     |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~2550 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'


  Peleng
  ------

   .-----------.
   | Fighter   |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Branchiaeduse engine: 500/21, size 80 | Industry Laser (A), size 30  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 24, size 28    |                              |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 45             |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 60     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Gravicore Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 270                          |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~3110 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Mercenary |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Singular engine: 450/19, size 80      | Industry Laser (B), size 45  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    | Industry Laser (B), size 45  |
   | Subtransfer radar: 1500, size 45      | Fragment Cannon (A), size 40 |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 60     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Gravicore Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 360                          |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~2200 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Merchant  |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 60        | Fragment Cannon (C), size 60 |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    |                              |
   | Subtransfer radar: 1500, size 45      |                              |
   | Telekenetic gripper: 50/110, size 80  |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Gravicore Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 290                          |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~1240 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Corsair   |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Singular engine: 450/19, size 80      | Industry Laser (B), size 45  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    |                              |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 45             |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 60     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Gravicore Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 275                          |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Luxuries: ~10 units                                                  |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~2590 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Pirate    |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 60        | Missile-thrower (A), size 20 |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    |                              |
   | Subtransfer radar: 1500, size 45      |                              |
   | Telekenetic gripper: 50/110, size 80  |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Gravicore Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 260                          |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Drugs: ~10 units                                                     |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~1260 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'


  Human
  -----

   .-----------.
   | Fighter   |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 40        | Industry Laser (B), size 30  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    | Fragment Cannon (B), size 60 |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 45             |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 60     |                              |
   | Mesonic prot. generator: 15%, size 60 |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Mesostructural Hull Ranger, cladding 3, size 340                     |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~620 Cr                                                        |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Mercenary |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 60        | Industry Laser (A), size 30  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    |                              |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 60             |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 60     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Mesostructural Hull Ranger, cladding 3, size 270                     |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Minerals: ~170 units                                                 |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~2020 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Merchant  |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 60        | Industry Laser (A), size 30  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    |                              |
   | Trasion scanner: 6%, size 30          |                              |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 45             |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 40     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Mesostructural Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 290                     |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~1860 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Corsair   |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 40        | Industry Laser (B), size 30  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    | Fragment Cannon (B), size 28 |
   | Trasion scanner: 6%, size 30          |                              |
   | Octone radar: 1800, size 30           |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 40     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Mesostructural Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 270                     |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~1440 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Pirate    |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Singular engine: 450/19, size 60      | Industry Laser (B), size 21  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    | Industry Laser (C), size 30  |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 30             |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 40     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Gravicore Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 270                          |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~370 Cr                                                        |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'


  Faeyan
  ------

   .-----------.
   | Fighter   |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 60        | Industry Laser (C), size 30  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    | Fragment Cannon (B), size 40 |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 30             | Lezka (B), size 50           |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 40     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Gravicore Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 295                          |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~320 Cr                                                        |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Mercenary |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Singular engine: 450/19, size 40      | Missile-thrower (B), size 20 |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    |                              |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 30             |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 40     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Gravicore Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 240                          |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~370 Cr                                                        |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Merchant  |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 60        | Industry Laser (A), size 21  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    |                              |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 60             |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 60     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Gravicore Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 320                          |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~1320 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Corsair   |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Singular engine: 450/19, size 60      | Fragment Cannon (C), size 60 |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    | Lezka (B), size 50           |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 45             |                              |
   | Telekenetic gripper: 50/110, size 80  |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Gravicore Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 340                          |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~360 Cr                                                        |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Pirate    |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 40        | Industry Laser (A), size 45  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    |                              |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 45             |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 60     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Gravicore Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 240                          |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Drugs: ~15 units                                                     |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~380 Cr                                                        |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'


  Gaalian
  -------

   .-----------.
   | Fighter   |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 60        | Industry Laser (C), size 30  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    | Fragment Cannon (B), size 40 |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 45             |                              |
   | Telekenetic gripper: 50/110, size 40  |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Mesostructural Hull Ranger, cladding 3, size 260                     |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~380 Cr                                                        |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Mercenary |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 40        | Industry Laser (A), size 30  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    |                              |
   | Trasion scanner: 6%, size 21          |                              |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 30             |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 40     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Mesostructural Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 230                     |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~1630 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Merchant  |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 60        | Industry Laser (A), size 45  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    |                              |
   | Trasion scanner: 6%, size 45          |                              |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 45             |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 40     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Mesostructural Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 310                     |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Luxuries: ~23 units                                                  |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~1210 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Corsair   |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Diving engine: 400/17, size 80        | Industry Laser (A), size 30  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 20, size 20    |                              |
   | Trasion scanner: 6%, size 45          |                              |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 45             |                              |
   | Suspensor droid: 10, size 40          |                              |
   | Telekenetic gripper: 50/110, size 40  |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Gravicore Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 325                          |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Alcohol: ~12 units                                                   |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~1340 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'

   .-----------.
   | Pirate    |
   :==========='===========================.==============================.
   | Equipment                             | Weapons                      |
   |---------------------------------------|------------------------------|
   | Singular engine: 450/19, size 80      | Industry Laser (A), size 45  |
   | Hyperliquid fuel tank: 30, size 40    |                              |
   | Wave radar: 1200, size 45             |                              |
   | Actuator gripper: 40/100, size 60     |                              |
   :---------------------------------------'------------------------------:
   | Gravicore Hull Ranger, cladding 1, size 295                          |
   :----------------------------------------------------------------------:
   | Cash: ~1420 Cr                                                       |
   '----------------------------------------------------------------------'


  Bonus Equipment
  ---------------

  Fuel tank: Hyperliquid fuel tank 31, size 28

  Engine: Diving engine 450/20, size 40

  Radar: Wave radar 1570, size 30

  Scanner: Trasion scanner 10%, size 21

  Droid: Biotic droid 13, size 40

  Gripper: Actuator gripper 58/106, size 40

  Shield: Short-wave protection generator 9%, size 40


  Bonus Weapons (aprox. specs)
  -------------

  Industry Laser (C): 12-22/325, size 21

  Lezka (B): 9-35/352, size 75

  Fragment Cannon (B): 18-36/258, size 40

  Missile-thrower (A): 10-18, size 20

  Rethone (A): 5-14/382, size 21


O============================================================================O
|                                   Skills                           (SKLLS) |
O============================================================================O

  Accuracy
  --------
  This skill affects the chance to deal maximum damage with your weapons. This
  value is countered by a targets Mobility skill.
  With 100% accuracy facing an enemy with 20% mobility your Fragment Cannon
  (Damage 15-25) will hit for 25 points of damage 80% of the time.

  .-------.------------.---------------.
  | Level | Max Damage | To next level |
  |=======|============|===============|
  | 0     | 0%         | 1800          |
  | 1     | 20%        | 3800          |
  | 2     | 40%        | 6200          |
  | 3     | 60%        | 9200          |
  | 4     | 80%        | 13000         |
  | 5     | 100%       | Total: 34000  |
  '-------'------------'---------------'


  Mobility
  --------
  This skill affects the chance to take minimal damage when hit. This
  value is countered by a targets Accuracy skill.
  With 100% mobility facing an enemy with 20% accuracy his Fragment Cannon
  (Damage 15-25) will hit you for 15 points of damage 80% of the time.

  .-------.------------.---------------.
  | Level | Min Damage | To next level |
  |=======|============|===============|
  | 0     | 0%         | 1800          |
  | 1     | 20%        | 3800          |
  | 2     | 40%        | 6200          |
  | 3     | 60%        | 9200          |
  | 4     | 80%        | 13000         |
  | 5     | 100%       | Total: 34000  |
  '-------'------------'---------------'


  Technical
  ---------
  Affects equipment deterioration speed and the number of probes you can buy.
  At level 5 the equipment deteriorates 50% slower than usual and 7 probes can
  be bought.

  .-------.-------------.--------.---------------.
  | Level | Deteriorat. | Probes | To next level |
  |=======|=============|========|===============|
  | 0     | 0%          | 2      | 1600          |
  | 1     | 10%         | 3      | 3400          |
  | 2     | 20%         | 4      | 5400          |
  | 3     | 30%         | 5      | 7800          |
  | 4     | 40%         | 6      | 10800         |
  | 5     | 50%         | 7      | Total: 29000  |
  '-------'-------------'--------'---------------'


  Trading
  -------
  Determines the selling price of equipment and weapons. If your Fragment
  Cannon costs 10.000 credits and your trading level is 0 (30% of base price)
  you will get 3.000 credits when selling it.

  .-------.------------.---------------.
  | Level | Price      | To next level |
  |=======|============|===============|
  | 0     | 30%        | 1600          |
  | 1     | 40%        | 3400          |
  | 2     | 50%        | 5400          |
  | 3     | 60%        | 7800          |
  | 4     | 70%        | 10800         |
  | 5     | 80%        | Total: 29000  |
  '-------'------------'---------------'


  Charisma
  --------
  High charisma improves people reactions to you and increase the reward from
  quests and missions. Reduces races reactions to your negative actions and
  increases their reactions to your positive actions by x%.

  .-------.------------.---------------.
  | Level | Reaction   | To next level |
  |=======|============|===============|
  | 0     | 0%         | 1200          |
  | 1     | 20%        | 2600          |
  | 2     | 40%        | 4200          |
  | 3     | 60%        | 6000          |
  | 4     | 80%        | 8000          |
  | 5     | 100%       | Total: 22000  |
  '-------'------------'---------------'


  Leadership
  ----------
  Determines the number of wingmen you can command.

  .-------.------------.---------------.
  | Level | Wingmen    | To next level |
  |=======|============|===============|
  | 0     | 0          | 1200          |
  | 1     | 1          | 2600          |
  | 2     | 2          | 4200          |
  | 3     | 3          | 6000          |
  | 4     | 4          | 8000          |
  | 5     | 5          | Total: 22000  |
  '-------'------------'---------------'
  
  Note: The wingman from the tutorial can still be commanded by you, even if
  you have a level 0 in Leadership.


O============================================================================O
|                                   Hulls                            (HULLX) |
O============================================================================O

  The following hulls gives bonuses to various attributes of the ship or
  equipped items.

  The "IV" models have lower bonuses than their III counterparts but instead
  get a 10% increase to the hull size. This means that IV models have bigger
  hulls than III's, and as we know: Bigger is always better.

  EW = Energy weapon, FW = Fragment weapon


  .----------------------.
  | Mioplasmatic Housing |
  :======================:-----.-----.
  | Mk.                  | EW  | FW  |
  |----------------------|-----|-----|
  | I                    | +4  | +8  |
  | II                   | +7  | +12 |
  | III                  | +10 | +20 |
  | IV                   | +7  | +12 |
  '----------------------'-----'-----'

  .----------------------.
  | Pigamar Housing      |
  :======================:-----------.
  | Mk.                  | Missile   |
  |----------------------|-----------|
  | I                    | +5        |
  | II                   | +10       |
  | III                  | +15       |
  | IV                   | +10       |
  '----------------------'-----------' 

  .----------------------.
  | Rapid Housing        |
  :======================:-----------.
  | Mk.                  | Speed     |
  |----------------------|-----------|
  | I                    | +100      |
  | II                   | +150      |
  | III                  | +200      |
  | IV                   | +150      |
  '----------------------'-----------'  

  .----------------------.
  | Invulnerable Housing |
  :======================:-----------.
  | Mk.                  | Generator |
  |----------------------|-----------|
  | I                    | +5%       |
  | II                   | +10%      |
  | III                  | +15%      |
  | IV                   | +10%      |
  '----------------------'-----------'  

  .----------------------.
  | Maintenance Housing  |
  :======================:-----------.
  | Mk.                  | Repair    |
  |----------------------|-----------|
  | I                    | +10       |
  | II                   | +20       |
  | III                  | +30       |
  | IV                   | +20       |
  '----------------------'-----------'


O============================================================================O
|                                Unique Ships                        (USHIP) |
O============================================================================O

  The unique ships are produced by their respective bases. The Information
  Center will inform you if one is available. Otherwise just fly around and
  visit various bases and see if one is present for you to grab.

  Unique ships are considered to be "Ideal", meaning that all slots are open.


  .--------------------------------.
  | Scientific Ship ("Bolid")      |
  :================================:-----------------.------------------------.
  | Requirements                   | Specifications  | Attributes             |
  |--------------------------------|-----------------|------------------------|
  | Rank no lower than Ace         | Cost: 1040000   | Engine Speed:  +300    |
  | Completed 50 missions          | Hull size: 1000 | Jump Distance: +30     |
  | Eliminated 500 Dominator ships | Cladding:  15   | Housing Armor: -5      |
  '--------------------------------'-----------------'------------------------'

  .--------------------------------.
  | Military Ship ("Rock")         |
  :================================:-----------------.------------------------.
  | Requirements                   | Specifications  | Attributes             |
  |--------------------------------|-----------------|------------------------|
  | Rank no lower than Ace         | Cost: 1040000   | Droid repair:  +20     |
  | Rank "Warrior"                 | Hull size: 1200 | Housing Armor: +10     |
  | Eliminated 50 pirate ships     | Cladding:  15   |                        |
  '--------------------------------'-----------------'------------------------'

  .--------------------------------.
  | Pirate Ship ("Killer")         |
  :================================:-----------------.------------------------.
  | Requirements                   | Specifications  | Attributes             |
  |--------------------------------|-----------------|------------------------|
  | Rank no lower than Ace         | Cost: 1040000   | Engine Speed:     +150 |
  | Rank "Pirate"                  | Hull size: 1100 | Energy Weapons:   +15  |
  | Eliminated 100 civilian ships  | Cladding:  15   | Fragment Weapons: +30  |
  | (Transports, Liners and Dipl.) |                 | Missile Weapons:  +20  |
  '--------------------------------'-----------------'------------------------'


O============================================================================O
|                                   Weapons                          (WEAPN) |
O============================================================================O

  Weapons are divided into three categories and have a tech rating from A to
  H, where H is the most advanced.

  Explanation of the statistics: Let's look at the Rethone, H-class: 8-15/418.
  8 is the minimum damage and 15 maximum. 418 is the killing radius i.e. the
  range of the weapon.
  
  If you fire the Rethone it will hit for:
  (damage 8-15) * (100% - protection generator strength) - targets armor.
  This means that if the damage is 15 and the target ship has 20% shields and
  5 points of armor the inflicted damage will be: 15 * 80% - 5 = 7 points.


  .--------------------.
  | Energy Weapons     |
  :====================:-----------.------------.----------------------------.
  | Name               | A-class   | H-class    | Note                       |
  |--------------------|-----------|------------|----------------------------|
  | Rethone            | 5-10/342  | 8-15/418   | Slows targeted ship        |
  | Industry Laser     | 10-15/270 | 23-34/330  |                            |
  | Lezka              | 8-24/315  | 16-48/385  |                            |
  | Wave Phaser        | ?         | 36-54/264  | Damages up to 3 targets    |
  | Electronic Cutter  | ?         | 8-60/363   | Destroys equipment on ship |
  | Atomic Vision      | 30-45/288 | 42-63/352  |                            |
  | Disintegrator      | 25-50/342 | 35-70/418  |                            |
  | Turbogravir        | 40-60/288 | 56-84/352  |                            |
  | Vertix             | 18-40/297 | 54-120/363 | AoE damage. Get from Dom.  |
  '--------------------'-----------'------------'----------------------------'

  Vertix is the weapon that creates a halo-effect around the firing ship.
  This halo will damage all hostile ships caught within its radius.


  .--------------------.
  | Fragment Weapons   |
  :====================:-----------.------------.----------------------------.
  | Name               | A-class   | H-class    | Note                       |
  |--------------------|-----------|------------|----------------------------|
  | Fragment Cannon    | 15-25/216 | 36-60/264  |                            |
  | Flow Blaster       | 10-40/306 | 17-68/374  | Very good in hyperspace    |
  | Multi Resonator    | ?         | 28-63/330  |                            |
  | IMHO-9000          | 20-30/270 | 60-90/330  | Get from Dominators        |
  '--------------------'-----------'------------'----------------------------'


  .--------------------.
  | Missiles           |
  :====================:-----------.------------.----------------------------.
  | Name               | A-class   | H-class    | Note                       |
  |--------------------|-----------|------------|----------------------------|
  | Missile-thrower    | 10-15     | 10-15      | Releases 3 missiles/shot   |
  | Torpedo apparatus  | 25-30     | 25-30      | Get from Dominators        |
  '--------------------'-----------'------------'----------------------------'

  The max speed of missiles and torpedoes are 1200. If your ship is faster than
  this you can outrun them.

  The Vertix and IMHO-9000 can be obtained from Equentor and Urgant Dominators.


O============================================================================O
|                                 Equipment                          (EQIPM) |
O============================================================================O

  Gaalian equipment deteriorates slower but is more expensive, and the reverse
  for Maloq equipment.

  Equipment quality (from best to worst):
  Gaalians > Dominator > Faeyans > Humans > Pelengs > Maloqs

  Each item has a hidden upgrade value. This means two identical items might
  get different statistic when upgraded at a scientific base.

  Dominator equipment needs nodes to be upgraded. You need to have enough nodes
  in your ship's item hold to complete the upgrade.


  .--------------------.
  | Hulls              |
  :====================:
  | Gravicore          |
  | Mesostructural     |
  | Rogust             |
  | Bromed             |
  | Chrobyte           |
  | Nanoobtect         |
  | Polymorph          |
  | Bioslot            |
  '--------------------'

  .--------------------.---------.--------.
  | Engines            | Speed   | Jump   |
  :====================:=========:========:
  | Diving             | 400     | 17     |
  | Singular           | 450     | 19     |
  | Branchiaeduse      | 500     | 21     |
  | Flow-type          | 600     | 25     |
  | Splash-type        | 700     | 29     |
  | Gravitone          | 800     | 33     |
  | Stancer            | 900     | 37     |
  | Temporal           | 1000    | 41     |
  '--------------------'---------'--------'

  .--------------------.
  | Fuel tanks         |
  :====================:
  | Hyperliquid        |
  | Condenser          |
  | Reductional        |
  | Protobubble        |
  | Positional         |
  | Endocluster        |
  | Gyroscope          |
  | Tecrine            |
  '--------------------'

  .--------------------.---------.
  | Radar              | Range   |
  :====================:=========:
  | Wave               | 1200    |
  | Subtransfer        | 1500    |
  | Octone             | 1800    |
  | Beam               | 2400    |
  | Cataur             | 2700    |
  | Neuroflow          | 3100    |
  | Ethane             | 3500    |
  | Zero-contact       | 4000    |
  '--------------------'---------'

  .--------------------.---------.
  | Scanner            | Penetr. |
  :====================:=========:
  | Trasion            | 6%      |
  | Vortex             | 11%     |
  | Neuroprod          | 16%     |
  | Molecular          | 21%     |
  | Colloid            | 26%     |
  | Tecktor            | 31%     |
  | Denuclear          | 36%     |
  | Quantor            | 41%     |
  '--------------------'---------'

  .--------------------.---------.--------.
  | Gripper            | Units   | Range  |
  :====================:=========:========:
  | Actuator           | 40      | 100    |
  | Telekinetic        | 50      | 110    |
  | Plasmathread       | 60      | 120    |
  | Ectogene           | 80      | 130    |
  | Piezatrone         | 90      | 140    |
  | Erimetroid         | 100     | 150    |
  | Wholewave          | 150     | 175    |
  | Microtone          | 500     | 200    |
  '--------------------'---------'--------'

  .--------------------.---------.
  | Repair Droid       | Repair  |
  :====================:=========:
  | Biotic             | 5       |
  | Suspensor          | 10      |
  | Tracking           | 15      |
  | Tube-type          | 20      |
  | Bolide             | 30      |
  | Tensor             | 40      |
  | Dowel              | 50      |
  | Duplex             | 60      |
  '--------------------'---------'

  .--------------------.---------.
  |Protection Generator| Block   |
  :====================:=========:
  | Short-wave         | 5%      |
  | Polarizing         | 10%     |
  | Mesonic            | 15%     |
  | Mesh-type          | 20%     |
  | Polygon            | 25%     |
  | Zone-type          | 30%     |
  | Micro-level        | 35%     |
  | Ultraplasmatic     | 40%     |
  '--------------------'---------'

  .--------------------.----------------------.
  | Dominator Equipment| Coalition name       |
  :====================:======================:
  | Torsion Reactor    | Engine               |
  | Stackbarrel        | Fuel tank            |
  | Sensotrone         | Radar                |
  | Tech-detector      | Scanner              |
  | Menthoprod         | Gripper              |
  | Dianode            | Repair droid         |
  | Pixelite           | Protection Generator |
  '--------------------'----------------------'


O============================================================================O
|                              Special Equipment                     (SEQIP) |
O============================================================================O

  There are three additional equipment types that adds bonuses to weapon damage
  and generator power, and these are produced, and can be found, on the various
  space stations.

  Mioplasmatic and Pigamar equipment applies to all items, i.e. engine,
  fuel tank, radar, scanner, repair droid, gripper, and protective generator.

  EW = Energy weapon, FW = Fragment weapon

  .--------------.
  | Mioplasmatic |
  :==============:----.----.
  | Mk.          | EW | FW |
  |--------------|----|----|
  | I            | +2 | +3 |
  | II           | +3 | +4 |
  | III          | +5 | +6 |
  '--------------'----'----'

  .--------------.
  | Pigamar      |
  :==============:---------.
  | Mk.          | Missile |
  |--------------|---------|
  | I            | +2      |
  | II           | +3      |
  | III          | +4      |
  '--------------'---------'

  .--------------.
  | Tau-titanium | (Engines only)
  :==============:-----------------.
  | Mk.          | Generator Power |
  |--------------|-----------------|
  | I            | +2%             |
  | II           | +4%             |
  | III          | +6%             |
  '--------------'-----------------'


O============================================================================O
|                                Tranclucator                        (IP437) |
O============================================================================O

  The Tranclucator is a special artifact that acts as you personal wingman, and
  is basically a combat drone.
  If you did the tutorial you have already met, fought, and hopefully destroyed
  one: IP-437.  By the way, here are the stats for it, just for kicks:

  .----------------------.
  | IP-437               |
  :======================:-------.
  | Hull                 | 205   |
  | Armor                | 1     |
  | Repair               | 0     |
  | Protection Generator | 0%    |
  | Speed                | 450   |
  | Fragment Cannon, A   | 15-25 |
  '----------------------'-------'

  The hull size of a Tranclucator is random (250-650 units) and the armor
  also (5-10).

  All item slots are open except for afterburner, scanner and radar.
  Although it is possible to attach the micromodule "Forcer" to the hull it
  will not utilize the afterburner, even if switched on manually.

  If you are on a planet and drop the drone in the "Actuate" hole it will be
  placed in the hangar. Go to the hangar, right right-click it to modify its
  load-out, upgrade its skills etc.

  If you "Actuate" the drone in space it will be placed next to your ship. Talk
  to it to give it commands: Attack, land, gather items, return to ship etc.

  Its name can be changed by clicking on the default name in the ship menu;
  "HAL-9000", anyone?

  Unfortunately the drone cannot follow you to other systems, so make sure you
  recall the drone to your ship before making a jump.

  You can see in what system the drone is located by hovering the mouse pointer
  over the yellow "Property not on ship" box(es) in the bottom information bar.

  Since it normally has a small hull and weak armor it is unwise to leave it
  unattended in space for longer periods of time as it is easy prey for pirates
  and Dominators.

  The hull can be upgraded with micromodules (Panzer or Strongster are highly
  recommended) but ONLY if the drone belongs to a race. This means that a 
  Tranclucator found in hyperspace is out of luck.

  It is not possible to upgrade the Tranclucator hull at scientific bases.

  Equipment deteriorates as usual, missiles needs to be reloaded etc.

  The drones repair droid, if equipped, will not repair the hull when the drone
  is placed in your ships hold. Repairs are only conducted when it is in space.

  CTRL + Right-clicking on the Tranclucator in the hangar will move it to the
  warehouse.

  With five available weapon slots it is indeed possible to convert the little
  bugger into an efficient killing machine.

  A small upgraded Gaalian Temporal engine + micromodule "Exploder"
  (Speed +150, Jump -7) is a good choice since jump distance is of no concern.
  The engine being Gaalian makes it last longer between repairs.

  Throw in the "Iron zoopie" (Armor +5) and the "Droid Junior" (Repair +10) to
  ensure it lives long enough in Dominator infested systems to collect a few
  valuable nodes and equipment while you are busy doing the killing.


O============================================================================O
|                              Ultimate Setups                       (ULTSE) |
O============================================================================O

  Weapon Damage
  -------------
  Mioplasmatic III (EW +5, FW +6)
    - Engine
    - Fuel tank
    - Radar
    - Scanner
    - Droid
    - Gripper
    - Protection generator
  Unique ship "Killer" (EW +15, FW +30)
  = EW +50, FW +72

  Micromodule Zzenia (EW +20, FW +40)

  - With this setup an upgraded Turbogravir (120) would do: 120+50+20: 190

  Add the following artifacts to make things even more silly:
  Artifact "Proportionar" (50% of protection generator output is added to 
                           energy weapon damage)
  Artifact "Fiver" (Each third energy weapon shot does double damage)


  Speed
  ------
  Upgraded Maloq Temporal Engine (1100)
  Rapid Housing III (+200)
  Micromodule "Dvima" (+180)
  Artifact "Nozzlenator" (+100)
  Artifact "Antigravitazer" (+?)
  Artifact "Matter psi-accelerator" (+?)
  Stim "Time Gaalistra" (+?)
  - Total: Fast :-)


  Housing Armor
  -------------
  Upgraded Maloq unique ship "Rock" (32)
  Micromodule "Panzer" (+16)
  Artifact "Iron zoopie" (+5)
  - Total: 53


  Shields
  -------
  Upgraded Peleng Ultraplasmatic generator (50%)
  Invulnerable Housing III (+15%)
  Tau-titanium engine (+6%) 
  Micromodule "Broing" (+13%)
  Artifact "Polarizer" (+5%)
  - Total: 89%


  Repair Rate
  -----------
  Upgraded Maloq or Peleng Duplex droid (76)
  Maintenence Housing III (+30)
  Micromodule "Dronze" (+25)
  Artifact "Droid Junior" (+10)
  - Total: 141


  Lightweight Fuel tank
  ---------------------
  Upgraded Dominator Stackbarrel (Fuel 53, Size 19)
  Micromodule "Bach" (+35)
  - Total: 88 (Size 19)

  Note: The Fuel tank is the hardest item to find with respect to the 
        performance/weight ratio. The lightest equipment you can find are
        dropped by the smallest Dominator ships, i.e. the "Shtip". Grab the
        stackbarrel from one.


  Gripper
  -------
  Upgraded Microtone gripper (Units 520, Range 220)
  Micromodule "Magnicium" (Units +70, Range +5)
  Artifact "Erimeter" (Units +30, Range +30)
  - Total: 620 Units, Range 255

  Note: Range is far more important than unit size, as 500 already is overkill.


  Scanner
  -------
  Upgraded Gaalian Quantor scanner: 52%
  Micromodule "Spyi" (+17%)
  Artifact "Scanner cache" (+10%)
  - Total: 79%


  Radar
  -----
  Upgraded Zero-contact radar (4850)
  Micromodule "Minivision" (Radar +1500, Size -15%)
  Artifact "Prolonger" (+600)
  - Total: 6950


O============================================================================O
|                                 Artifacts                          (ARTFT) |
O============================================================================O

  Artifacts can be awarded by completing a hyperspace battle, given as an extra
  reward for completing a difficult mission or found on uninhibited planets.

  They can be repaired at pirate and scientific bases.


  Frostix
  -------
  Cools the engine and protects it from overheating, and regain speed losses
  in battle.


  Iron zoopie
  -----------
  A colony of iron zoopie, lead by the queen, increases the hull protection by
  [5] points.


  Black guck
  ----------
  Generates fuel, gradually filling up the fuel tank.
  - Refills the fuel tank by 1 point per day


  Matter psi-accelerator
  ----------------------
  Enters into a psychic symbiosis with the engine and increases the speed of
  the ship.


  Prolonger
  ---------
  Radar nozzle that increases its range by [600] units. Permits information
  gathering on ships in remote systems.
  - Shows the number of ship types in a system (the galaxy map screen)
  - A general count of ships will appear under the star name. Detailed info can
    be seen by right-clicking on a star.
    This is how it works:
    * The Prolonger scanning range is 1/100th of your radar range, this will
      not include micromodule range increases.
      Example: A radar range of 1200 will allow scanning up to 12 parsecs.
    * The Prolonger scanning range is shown via the yellow circle on the
      Galaxy Map.
    * The following detailed information requires a scanner to work:
      - "Unknown" is the number of ships in the system that you cannot
        determine the type of. These vessels all have a generator power
        percentage higher than your scanner power.
      - For Coalition ships, it will say: "R W P T L D" in yellow with a white
        number after each. The letter is the ship type and the number is the
        number of that type in the system (including landed). The letters stand
        for: "Ranger, Warship, Pirate, Transport, Liner, Diplomat".
      - Dominator ships are listed by ship type from large to small, showing
        the letters "E U S M S" - "Equentor, Urgant, Smersh, Menok, Shtip".
        The color of the letter is series specific: Blazers are red, Terrons
        green and Kelloroids are blue.


  Scanner cache
  -------------
  Program enhancer that increases the scanner computing power by [10%].
  Increases the range of available information on ships.
  - Provides a list of enemy ships and their hitpoints in hyperspace
  - Show additional ship info in space: Droid repair rate, total damage
    potentially dealt, attack and defense skills. It will also show the
    speed and damage potential of torpedo/rocket when pointed over with mouse.


  Droid Junior
  ------------
  That little droid can restore [10] units of the damaged hull of the ship
  and can function even in hyperspace.
  - Repair rate in hyperspace is 10x slower than the First Aid bonus


  Nanitoids
  ---------
  These miniature robots repair up to [10%] of one damaged item on the ship
  daily.
  - Repairing starts as soon as a piece of equipment is 45% damaged
  - Repairs equipped equipment first, and items in the hold second.
  - Repairs one item by 10% each turn. Will only repair up to 50%.
  - The artifact does not repair Vertixes, IMHO-9000, Torpedo apparatus and
    artifacts.


  Erimeter
  --------
  Allows the capture beam attract subjects with the mass exceeding the
  calculation one by [30] units. Increases the subject attraction speed and
  range.
  - Range +30, Units +30


  Polarizer
  ---------
  Emits electrons which reinforce the ship protective field by [5%]. There is
  a slight chance to repel the inflicted injury back to the enemy.


  Probability analyzer
  --------------------
  Calculates and shows the probability of victory over any enemy. Foretells
  also attacks against the coalition systems.
  - The Probability analyzer needs a scanner in order to work
  - Can predict where the next Dominator attack will take place. An (i)
    notification will appear in the bottom bar showing this information.


  Blast wave localizer
  --------------------
  Keeps a lot of valuable enemy equipment intact when the ship is destroyed.


  Antigravitazer
  --------------
  Creates a gravitation field of its own, decreasing the actual ship weight by
  [25%].


  Transfactor beacon
  ------------------
  When used in space, it transmits data on non-studied materials.
  - Does not use an artifact slot
  - Summons Keller Dominators to this system after 10 days. Amount of ships
    depend on the accumulated energy.
  - Energy will accumulate as long as the artifact is in the ships hull.
  - Causes the illness "radiation sickness" when used (decreases XP given for
    Dominator kills)


  Quark bomb
  ----------
  Inflicts substantial damage to all material objects when it explodes.
  - Does not use an artifact slot
  - Usage: Discharge the artifact and then fire at it


  Tranclucator
  ------------
  A combat droid intended to protect its master in open space.
  - See section "IP437"


  Proportionar
  ------------
  Redirects the energy flows of the ship's internal network. Decreases the
  feed of the protection field twice and uses the freed energy to increase the
  power of energy weapons by a proportional amount.


  Fiver
  -----
  Increases the power of the generated power impulse, due to which each third
  energy weapons does double damage.


  Swallower
  ---------
  Consumes the heat component of energy weapons in [30%] of the cases and
  converts the hit impulses into safe electrical splashes.


  On-Screw
  --------
  Each charge in the lock is equipped with a splitter warhead. Thanks to this
  the efficiency of fragment weapons increases with [20%].


  Zing
  ----
  Adds power charges to fragment cartridges. Aside from the mechanical damage,
  each charge inflicts a powerful heat wave, causing engine over-heating.
  - Slows the targeted ship


  Rocketang
  ---------
  A plasma-uritane protection mechanism, equipped with upgraded rocket
  detectors. Blocks up to [10-40%] of damage from projectiles and missiles.
  - Own missiles can be destroyed by remote command


  Oblivion connector
  ------------------
  A technology created based on the Kelleroid nano-modules. Decreases the
  engine wear in boost mode by [50%].


  Nozzlenator
  -----------
  Increases the engine speed by [100] points by installing additional nozzles
  on the base of one weapon compartment.


  Hypergenerator
  --------------
  Transfers the ship to a hyper-tunnel, which allows it to cover a distance of
  [40] parsec regardless of the engine characteristics.
  - Engines capable of more than 40 parsec jumps are not limited by this
    artifact.


  Subportal
  ---------
  One-time anti-matter multiplier. Increases the critical mass of the
  anti-matter until a black hole appears.
  - Does not use an artifact slot


  Proton
  ------
  Integrated into the energy field of the protection shield. Uses [10%] of
  its power, for actuation of an extra weapon turret.


  Arms
  ----
  Allows the placement of [2] weapon turrets by sacrificing the protection
  field generator compartment.


  Artifactor
  ----------
  A splitter for connecting rare weapon types. Opens [3] artifact slots by
  sacrificing the repair droid compartment.


  Bioworld
  --------
  Immune system bio-cybernetic adaption module. Increases illness resistance
  and stimulant perceptibility.
  - Allows the pilot to take one additional stim
  - Shows expiration dates for stims and illnesses 


O============================================================================O
|                                Micromodules                        (MMODS) |
O============================================================================O

  Micromodules can be traded for submitted nodes at ranger centers, dropped
  by Dominators, found on uninhibited planets and given as new years gifts.

  Micromodules can be used to enhance Dominator equipment regardless of
  manufacturer race constraints. This is also true for equipment found in
  hyperspace.

  First level Micromodules gives the best bonuses and third level the least.

  EW = Energy weapon, FW = Fragment weapon, MI = Missiles


  Third level Micromodules
  ------------------------
     Upper:        Speed +20, Radar +400
     Electro:      Energy weapons +5
     Rocketon:     EW +4, MI +10
     Brond:        Hull armor +3, Shield +5%
     Resize:       Fuel tank +10, Size +20%
     Flow:         Scanner +5%
     Antent:       Radar +210, Scanner +3%
     Botter:       Droid +5. Faeyan only.
     Farcaster:    Firing range +25
     Whirlwind:    Speed +30, Jump +3. Human only.
     Fayjoule:     Speed +25, Jump +8, Size +20%. Faeyan only.
     Swish:        Shield +5%, Size +25%
     Farstar:      Jump +8, Radar +500, Firing range +30. Peleng only.
     Mini-size:    Size -20%, Cost -30%. Does not work with Energy weapons,
                    Missiles or the hull. Human only.
     Dronner:      Droid +20, Size +50%
     Cent:         Decreases cost up to 4 times. Size +10%. Not for hulls.
     Thundergismo: Droid +15, Cost -50%. Maloq & Peleng only.
     Platinos:     Cost +20%
     Klein:        EW +7, FW +15, MI +10, Firing range -20.
     Paxton:       Shield -2%, Size -75%. Maloq only.
     Gogaal:       Speed +60, Cost +25%. Gaalian only.
     Patch 0.96 a: Speed +25, Radar +250, Scanner +2%, Droid +4,
                    Firing range +30.
     Berserk:      Weapon damage +5, Firing range +20, Size +80%
     Inter-design: Hull +7%
     Forcer:       Activates Scanner, Radar and Afterburner slots


  Second level Micromodules
  -------------------------
     Integrator:   EW +5, FW +15, MI +5, Size +25%
     Magnicium:    Capture capacity +70 units, Distance +5
     Stoplay:      Size -30%, Cost +50%. Not for weapons or hulls.
     Impalegun:    Scanner +12%, Cost +25%
     Paragon:      Capture capacity +80, Size +10%, Cost +20%. Peleng only.
     Strutter:     Speed +80. Maloq only.
     Convector:    Radar +1000, Scanner +10%. Human only.
     Cramp:        Size -40%. Not for hulls. Faeyan only.
     Microshoot:   Jump +10, Firing range +50. Maloq & Peleng only.
     Shift:        Jump +14. Maloq & Human only.
     Dronze:       Droid +25. Maloq & Peleng only.
     Dioshield:    Shield +8%, MI +10. Human & Faeyan only.
     Maform:       Size +20%, Cost +60%. Maloq weapons only.
     Volumer:      Fuel tank +20. Peleng & Faeyan only.
     Splinter:     FW +10. Maloq & Peleng only.
     Colebrator:   Radar +700, Capture capacity +50, Shield +5%.
     Energos:      EW +7
     Amorpackage:  Armor +8, Size -10%
     Spyi:         Radar +1500, Scanner +17%. Gaalian only.
     Turing:       EW -5, FW -5, MI -5, Firing range -10, Size -50%
     Excalibur:    EW +15. Human only.
     Exploder:     Speed +150, Jump -7. All races except Maloq.
     Patch 0.96 b: Speed +50, Radar +500, Scanner +5%, Droid +5,
                    Firing range +50.
     Optimator:    Size -20%. Not for weapons or hulls. Peleng only.
     Addon:        Hull +15%. All races except Peleng.
     Reduza:       Speed +140. Peleng only.
     Diamant:      Activates Droid and Capture slots
     Gezavat:      Activates Shield and Capture slots
     Rastrug:      Activates Droid and Shield slots


  First level Micromodules
  ------------------------
     Strongster:     Armor +12. Peleng & Human only.
     Jumpgator 3.11: Jump +20, Cost +40%
     Extremer:       Size +20%, Cost +60%. Maloq hulls only.
     Jake:           Speed +140
     Universe:       Armor +10, Fuel tank +15, Speed +70, Radar +800,
                      Scanner +10%, Droid +30, Capture capacity +60,
                      Shield +10%, EW +20, FW +30, MI +20
     Likebaanite:    Cost +150%. Gaalian only.
     Minivision:     Radar +1500, Size -15%
     Microsize:      Size -30%. Not for weapons or hulls. All races except
                      Gaalian.
     Jumpah:         Jump +14, Size +20%
     Screwer:        FW +35. Maloq & Peleng weapons only.
     Antifay:        MI +30. All races except Faeyan.
     Faarmoon:       Firing range +120, Size +35%. All races weapons except
                      Gaalian.
     Hokus:          Capture capacity +150 units, Distance -10
     Bach:           Fuel tank +35. Human & Gaalian only.
     Dvima:          Speed +180, Jump +20. Maloq engines only.
     Broing:         Armor +13, Shield +13%, Cost +40%. Peleng only.
     Zzenia:         EW +20, FW +40, MI +30. Peleng & Gaalian only.
     Panzer:         Armor +16. Maloq hulls only.
     Hub:            Hull size +25%. Human & Faeyan only.
     Protozor:       Activates one Weapon and Artifact slot
     Armor:          Activates two Weapon slots
     Perforit:       Activates two Artifact slots


O============================================================================O
|                             Stims & Illnesses                      (STMIL) |
O============================================================================O

  You get stims at medical centers, and what they basically do is
  increase your skills for a few months.

  Illnesses are same as stims but they lower your skills. There are some
  stims that lower some skills and illnesses that increase them, but that's
  more an exception to the rule. Illnesses can be cured at medical centers.

  If you buy 5-year medical insurance at a business center, you can buy
  stimulants and get healed from diseases for half the price.


  Stims
  -----
    The Maloq Sizha:
    A liquid stimulant. Use once a year only, or else you will become addicted.
    Improves accuracy and mobility to nearly their maximum. It is not for
    nothing that this stimulant is often referred to as "The Devil's Luck".
    - Accuracy +4, Mobility +3

    One-eyed Khamas:
    A Peleng stimulant. In 3227 it was adopted for use by other races. Looks
    like a small one eyed creature. The creature roots itself onto a humanoid,
    enters its brain, and gives him hypnotic abilities. Any ship, which the
    pilot may claim a tribute from, will give their goods to him without an
    argument. The stimulant however affects the reputation, decreases
    leadership and charisma skills.
    - Charisma -1, Leadership -1

    Stardust:
    A stimulant in the form of particle micropowder. These particles are found
    near the black holes. For internal use only. Would improve the brain
    functions of any race for an extensive period of time. Increases a lot of
    skills.
    - Accuracy +1, Mobility +1, Trade +1, Tech +1

    Super Technician:
    A Faeyan bio-stimulant that increases technical skills. The equipment
    deterioration practically stops. The effect is very limited though.
    - Tech +5

    Time Gaalistra:
    A Gaalian combat stimulant. Recommended for use in combat. For a short
    period of time it will speed up the brain activity by several thousand
    times. The speed of the ship and the player's accuracy are enhanced.
    - Accuracy +4, Mobility +2, ship speed increase

    Blood Djogar:
    A solid oily clot of Maloq sand Djogar. The stimulant improves the blood
    transfer, replacing the haematocytes with its own, more powerful artificial
    substituents. Makes the body less subjective to diseases.

    Ragobam Whisper:
    The stimulant is made of a stinky swamp water elixir, with radioactive
    squeeze made of Ragobam Bullfrog poison. Increases the explanation and
    persuasion skills, everybody's relation to the pilot is improving. He can
    also eat Ragobam Bullfrogs.
    - Charisma +10

    Shakmandoo Leader:
    The effect of this Peleng substance is that it gives strong belief in
    oneself for a certain period of time, an invaluable quality which allows
    the player to gather crowds of supporters! The stimulant increases
    leadership skills and allows to draw long-term partnership deals.
    - Leadership +4, Charisma +1. Doubles the amount of time that a wingman
      will be at your disposal.

    Psychotropic Cache:
    Under the effect of the stimulant the brain would send impulses to the
    radar and scanner, increasing their capacity tremendously. A scanner-human
    however irritates those around him, which inevitably results in a negative
    reaction to anything that the latter may do.
    - Charisma -3. Increases scanner and radar efficiency.

    Commerical Mark:
    A temporary hypodermic trademark. Is in fact sign of a vast trading
    operation experience. Thanks to that you can sell your equipment at its
    full price.
    - Trading +8

    Doubleplex:
    A short-living virus artificially developed on the Earth in 2117 as part of
    the relativity theory experiments. The rumor has it that anyone who is
    infected with that virus is always successful in business, although it has
    never been proven. As a side effect the virus causes slight weakness,
    resulting in the reduction of the attack and mobility skills. On the other
    hand the infected person is guaranteed to get large rewards for
    implementing governmental missions, since there are superstitious humanoids
    on every planet.
    - Accuracy -1, Mobility -1. Mission payouts increase a lot.

    Absolute Status:
    Seen only on bioscans in governmental institutions. Those who have the
    status are subject to special minimal requirements. That is the
    requirements as of the terms of governmental missions are less stringent.
    - Charisma +2. Increased time to complete missions.


  Illnesses
  ---------
    Blindness:
    The beginning stage that leads to a complete loss of one's eyesight.
    Blurred vision of targets on the radar and in the immediate outside space.

    Chekumash:
    Presence of surreal objects in the space: delirium planets, nebulae.
    Extra-mundane voices calling to the infected.

    Holy Fanaticism:
    In open space all ships seem to be Dominators. Everything on every planet
    looks like its Dominator. Temporary outbreaks of rage, the folks around him
    lose all respect for an infected humanoid. The charisma skill is reduced to
    the minimum but accuracy, mobility, and leadership skills are increasing.

    Complex Immunicide:
    The immune system of the infected becomes weaker. As a result he is
    becoming an easier target for other viruses. Any contact with other race
    is not recommended.

    Mysterious Luatanza:
    The player cannot effectively shoot, demand money or extort cargoes,
    everyone's relation to him is best possible. At times he will receive
    messages from the Luatanza support fund and get some money.
    - Accuracy -2, Charisma +?

    Substance Addiction:
    The diseased person becomes addicted to stimulators. His limbs are shaking
    and equipment deteriorates faster. Attack and mobility skills are minimal.

    Whirlwind Concussion:
    Happens in a battle. The diseased person is losing his sleep. As a result
    he cannot concentrate, loses his accuracy and mobility skills. The trader
    skill disappears altogether.

    Muscle distension:
    Severe pain is obstructing your movements, hampering your concentration and
    the ability to give orders, which leads to the loss of practically all of
    your skills.

    The Grand Malossossus:
    An infected Maloq starts rapidly gaining weight, and his weight in the
    society grows too. The changes are so significant that even the weight of
    the ship becomes considerably higher, which effectively decreases its
    speed. At that the leadership and trade skills are becoming much higher.

    Bitter Pelenosha:
    A very widespread children disease amongst the Peleng, which also affects
    some of the adult population. Once infected the diseased would have trouble
    handling the equipment, which considerably decreases its service life.

    Aka Seziyanka:
    The patient loses his concentration. He cannot aim in battle and loses
    equipment in the open space. As an interesting fact, the slowdown in the
    brain reaction has a positive effect on the Faeyans' trade skills.

    New Molizone:
    It is strictly prohibited to sell food or medications on all planets (this
    is considered counterfeit operations). Hormonal exchange is intensifying
    which leads to the increase of accuracy and mobility skills.

    Radiation sickness:
    Inflicted after using the Transfactor beacon. Cannot be treated. Decreases
    XP given for Dominator kills. Lasts for a couple of months before
    disappearing.


O============================================================================O
|                          Anti-Dominator Software                   (ANTDS) |
O============================================================================O

  The "Intercom" allows communication with Dominators. Intercom programs are
  needed to use the software below and will be awarded to you at military
  bases or purchased at pirate bases.

   Alarm Signal: Dominator jettisons parts of its equipment and weapons

   W-Coder: Jams the weapons on a Dominator for a while

   Gatrix-Matrix: The Dominator flies and shoots chaotically

   Shocker-5300: The Dominator flies slowly and shoots inaccurately

   Absolute Weapons: Dominator self-destructs

   System Disconnect: Dominator ceases functioning


  By selling Dominator items to Scientific bases you help them speed up the
  development of special software to counter the Dominator bosses.

  The "Submodem" can be purchased at pirate bases around the year 3305-3310.
  This software allows for communication with the Dominator bosses.

   Counteraction (Blazer): Allows you to make Blazer Self-destruct or convince
    it to join the Coalition.

   Dematerializer (Keller): Keller can now be destroyed in hyperspace.

   Energotron (Terron): Makes Terron assimilate the sun, and in the process
    destroy itself.


O============================================================================O
|                             Ranks & Experience                     (RNKEX) |
O============================================================================O

  Rank          Pilot Points
  --------------------------
  Rookie        0
  Cadet         +100
  Pilot         +250
  Captain       +450
  Exterminator  +750
  Ace           +1000
  Commodore     +1500


  Awarded Pilot Points
  --------------------
  Shtip:       3
  Menok:       6
  Smersh:      12
  Urgant:      24
  Equentor:    48
  Pirate:      10
  Liberation of system: 30
  Construction of military base: 100


  Experience points are awarded for liberating star systems, military actions,
  trading, completing missions, destroying ships etc.
  Experience points not yet spent can be invested in either your own skills,
  skills of the stations that you "have taken part in the development of" or
  the skills of your Tranclucator.

  Military bases gives you a discount on repairs depending on your rank:
  From 10% for Rookie to 70% for Commodore. You need to talk to the base
  officer to get this discount - by repairing in the ship screen you pay the
  normal (expensive) rate.
  The same is true for pirate bases and the discount there depends on your
  pirate rank.


O============================================================================O
|                             The Search Utility                     (SERCH) |
O============================================================================O

  The awesome search function is hidden in the Information Center screen
  (hotkey "i" when landed). In the lower left part of this screen you can find
  a magnifying glass, next to the "News" button. Press it to search.

  Here you can do free-text searches, search for equipment, hulls, weapons,
  systems, planets, stations, goods and people. Pretty much all the things you
  need.

  Weapon searches do not show the class (A-H) of the items so you have to guess
  based on the statistics what class they belong to.

  Each search will set you back a whopping 3 credits.

  To "save" the location of an item, click the blue >i< button to the left of
  it. Now you will get a blue information icon at the bottom bar.

  A maximum of 30 items will be displayed so refine your search if you reach
  this limit.


  Free-text search
  ----------------
  Type in any part of the name you are looking for in the the big search box
  next to the search button.

  Examples:
  - "mioplasmatic pr" gives you a list of Mioplasmatic Protection generators.
  - "planet" gives you a list of the closest 30 planets and their commodity
    prices.
  - "tect hull ran" shows hulls of the type Nanoobtect Hull Ranger.
  - "id h" shows Rapid Housings, "id housing III" shows the III-variants.
    available. The hull color indicates what race they belong to.
  - "gravir" will get you a list of Turbogravirs.
  - "Bombay Bebenga" shows you where this person is located.
  - "e b" or "pirate base" shows the nearest pirate bases.


  Extended search
  ---------------
  Select "Stations" and deselect all but "Military base" to get a list of all
  the military bases.

  Select "Hulls", check the afterburner slot, and type 800 in "Capacity" to get
  all hulls with the afterburner slot that has a size of at least 800.


O============================================================================O
|                                   Medals                           (MEDLS) |
O============================================================================O

  The Badge of the "Dirty Kamikaze"
  ---------------------------------
  The special sign was established as a result of the Peleng mud fighting
  tradition. Only those who distinguish themselves in the eyes on the Peleng
  can get it.


  The Frog from the Circle
  ------------------------
  An award in the form of a frog in the circle symbolizing protection of the
  Pelengs by all the races. It is given to those pirates who don't forget
  about their Peleng buddies and colleagues.


  The Red Pantheon
  ----------------
  This is a Peleng honorary award for space business and sabotage development.
  It is considered that its owner is a pirate, ready to stand for the Peleng
  civilization values, until his dying day.


  The Gold Star of Hero
  ---------------------
  A Human honorary award meaning for the services for the sake of mankind. It
  is given to those selected, and sparkles very brightly when reflecting the
  beams of the declining Human star, the Sun.


  The Triple Oreon
  ----------------
  An expanding three-layer disk with the finger-prints of this century's
  famous personages. The owner's fresh fingerprints are included on the last
  layer. This is a great honor and it happens, only to those humanoids who
  distinguish themselves in the eyes of mankind.


  The Ashian Ribbon
  -----------------
  This is a ribbon with three colors of Ashian, "the city of progress" on
  Eipentak, - blue, violet, and white. It is given to those humans who help
  the Faeyan civilization.


  The Small Anglum
  ----------------
  The official award established by the Gaalian Security Magistrate for
  fighters who distinguish themselves in the liberation of the systems.


  The Big Anglum
  --------------
  This is the supreme official award from the Gaalian government. It's given
  for the sake of the Gaalians.


  The Uranic Mleko
  ----------------
  This is a unique award of gamma-effect. They say it's possible to clear
  one's mind from all dirty thoughts if one places the uranic mleko against
  the head several times per day.


  The Secret Force Order
  ----------------------
  This in an award for the best accomplishment of special mission. It's given
  to pirates who always complete the missions unlike merchants and diplomats.


  The "Dancing pirate" Metal Plate
  --------------------------------
  This is a pirate award named after the famous Peleng Dancing Pirate clan.
  It's given for the progress in the fight against the Pelengs' enemies.


  The Dried Bubbletam
  -------------------
  They used to give a bubbletam to those drowned in green swamps. Now it is
  decided to make pirates equal to them. It is given for completing special
  missions for the sake of the Peleng race.


  Aaron King's Badge
  ------------------
  This is an exact copy of the aluminum metal plate that belonged to the
  legendary spy Aaron "Rapper" King. It's an official reward for Human
  special services.


  Galobutton
  ----------
  Pilots who distinguish themselves in the accomplishment of secret Faeyan get
  a galobutton which is a souvenir and an expensive optical toy simultaneously


  Aibo-3001
  ---------
  This is a Faeyan reward for the pirates who succeed in completing missions
  of state importance. It's the logo of the very first robo-tech company that
  created the small droid Aibo.


  The Necril Pin
  --------------
  This is a sharp necril pin with the owner's name inscribed on it - a working
  weapon. It's given to pilots who actively co-operate with the Gaalian
  security services.


  The Galaxy Map
  --------------
  This is a symbolic Galaxy map with peaceful districts marked on it - a
  contribution of the Gaalian special services. It serves as an award to the
  special services of the Gaalian race.


  The Sand Scull
  --------------
  This sign is given for cowardice - the worst quality a Maloq can possess. It
  is considered that the scull will crumble when its cowardly owner becomes
  brave. But it has yet to be confirmed.


  The Rabbit Head
  ---------------
  A tiny downy rabbit head with the brimstone eyes stands out in the sward
  collection of a fighter who stained his good name with shameful cowardice it
  the eyes of the Human civilization.


  Mongo burdock
  -------------
  A pilot who fails to demonstrate courage can receive from the Faeyans
  government the Mongo burdock - a plant with a specific and unpleasant odor,
  a symbol of cowardice.


  Black mark
  ----------
  This is a very discreditable mark. It designates its holder as a dangerous
  recidivist who attacks military ships and undermines the peaceful
  relationship among the races.


  Rusty nail
  ----------
  For former courageous pilots who have betrayed their comrades, who have
  turned the weapons against their own kind. It is a discreditable mark - a
  copper nail in the final stages of corrosion.


  Black heart
  -----------
  This object testifies to the fact that its holder, having lost their moral
  compass, how engages in the sacking and destruction of peaceful commercial
  ships.


  The Order of Saab
  -----------------
  A rare award in the form of two crossed red sabers. It is given for the
  liberation of Maloq planets from the Dominators. The military high command
  doesn't forget about heroes.


  Slug Otto
  ---------
  A piece-sample of an awarding souvenir for the pirates who work to clear the
  native area, for any pirate Peleng planets from the remaining Dominator
  troops.


  Brother Mario
  -------------
  A memorable little statue for rangers who manage to clear the Human planets
  from the Dominators due to their business like minds. It was created in
  honor of Mario the Great. Legend has it that not only did he rescue his
  beloved one but also the whole world, from enemies.


  The Quartz Sting
  ----------------
  A medal with a moving inner mechanism what shows time on all the Faeyan
  planets simultaneously. It is given to hero-rangers who take part in the
  liberation of Faeyan planets from the metal invaders.


  The Crystal Chakra
  ------------------
  A special award from the Gaalian Organization of Freedom And Pure Relations.
  It is given to those rangers who set the Gaalian planets free from the
  Dominator troops.


  The Order of Dzukhallag
  -----------------------
  This award is given to the members of the military organization "Dzukhallag"
  or to self-sacrificing fighters who were qualified heads of military
  operations on the invaded planets.


  The Quack Diploma
  -----------------
  A diploma from the Maloq government is given to the fighters who managed to
  liberate a Maloq planet from the enemy invasion despite the superiority of
  Dominator forces.


  The Helping Hand
  ----------------
  This is a trusting award from the Human government for assistance in
  conducting a victorious military operation against remaining Dominator
  troops on the Human planets.


  The Diamond Case
  ----------------
  This is a Galaxy Council award given to those working for the secret
  services, both members of the staff and part time employees. It qualifies
  its owner as capable of completing any mission.


  Guard's Pennant
  ---------------
  This sign qualifies its owner as a first class fighter, and is given for the
  services compared to the Maloq feats of arms.


  The Green Mile
  --------------
  This is a medal for the swamp special services. It's made of the best
  specimens of clay and possesses unique antiseptic properties while
  resolving. They recommend wearing it under the dress.


  The Elite Guard Medal
  ---------------------
  Those pilots who are successful in completing a dangerous task become equal
  to the Maloq Elite Guard agents, and thus get the appropriate sign and
  honors.


  The Order of Dignity
  --------------------
  A reward established by the Galaxy Council. It is given to rangers and other
  pilots who take active part in the fight with Dominators.


  The Medal of Congress
  ---------------------
  A medal from the Human Confederation Congress is an award to the fighters
  who clear the Galaxy from Dominators.


  Trident Order
  -------------
  This order, shaped as a war trident - an ancient piece of arms used by
  warriors of Rakhish in their best times - is given, by the Peleng
  government, to active fighters combating the Dominators.


  The Medal of "Kanven-Iviris"
  ----------------------------
  This award, established by the Gaalian Ranger Support Fund and translated
  from the Gaalian language means "No Peace for Aggressor". It is given to
  pilots fighting against Dominators.


  Invicus
  -------
  The Faeyan Ivicus is a sphere made of holographic phosphorite and encased in
  white energians. This is an honorary award to those fighters successful in
  their struggle with the Dominators.


  Killing Punch
  -------------
  They use patriotic Maloq method to make this medal - a piece of edging from
  a Dominator spaceship is squashed by a fist punch of the supreme Commander
  in Chief. It is given to those fighters who show self-sacrifice, setting
  different systems free from the Dominators.


  Crankshaft
  ----------
  A tiny reward from all the Fasset community, to those businessmen who take
  part in the struggle against the Dominators, despite their busy schedule. It
  is made in the shape of the greatest Faeyan invention - a pinion, which
  started the age of technical progress.


  Fighter Chart.
  --------------
  This is an honorary award for fighters of elite sub-divisions. All the
  military achievements of the fighters are listed in it. If not given
  posthumously, you are a recognized fighter alive.


  The Calkit Spear-Head
  ---------------------
  The head-piece of an ancient Maloq spear, is given as an award to those
  fighters who liberate a Maloq system from the Dominators. It's considered a
  very honorable award.


  The Nominal Coin
  ----------------
  A platinum stamped coin worth one thousand credits with the owner's name on
  it, is a special award from the Human Government of Chamber of Commerce. It
  is given to merchant pilots, who are successful in their work during the war
  with Dominators.


  The Mercine Pedant
  ------------------
  This is a pedant made of a super expensive mineral called  Mercine. It's a
  honorary award established by the Faeyan government for those merchants who
  take part in the fight with Dominators.


O============================================================================O
|                              Dominator Bosses                      (DOMBO) |
O============================================================================O

  I suspect that the following information depends upon the game difficulty
  level and/or space date.

  .----------------------.
  | Terron (Sphere)      |
  :======================:---------.
  | Hull                 | 12900   |
  | Armor                | 15      |
  | Repair               | 63      |
  | Protection Generator | 48%     |
  | Speed                | 333     |
  | Total damage, min    | 535     |
  | Total damage, max    | 756     |
  '----------------------'---------'

  .----------------------.
  | Blazer (Cube)        |
  :======================:---------.
  | Hull                 | 7700    |
  | Armor                | 15      |
  | Repair               | 50      |
  | Protection Generator | 49%     |
  | Speed                | 333     |
  | Total damage, min    | 722     |
  | Total damage, max    | 1114    |
  '----------------------'---------'

  .----------------------.
  | Keller (Pyramid)     |
  :======================:---------.
  | Hull                 | 4700    |
  | Armor                | 19      |
  | Repair               | 50      |
  | Protection Generator | 49%     |
  | Speed                | 353     |
  | Total damage, min    | 622     |
  | Total damage, max    | 1058    |
  '----------------------'---------'

  "Total damage" is the combined damage values of all equipped weapons.


O============================================================================O
|                               Tips & Tricks                        (TPSTR) |
O============================================================================O

  The equipment you chose when starting a new game is not automatically
  equipped on your ship, rather they can be found in the starting stations
  warehouse. Press "s" to go to your ship view to access these items.

  Always do the Tutorial. It's a great source of experience and income, and it
  will give your career a small boost.
  Avoid fighting the IP-437 combat drone until your ship is equipped with a
  Missile-thrower. If it drops its fuel tank when destroyed, exchange it for
  your own as it is much lighter. Later upgrade it at a scientific base making
  it a great complement to your engine.

  When buying the medical supplies for Venus during the tutorial, head off to
  a business center, take a loan, buy up all the medical supplies you can find
  on various planets/stations and *then* head to Venus and sell them. Now you
  have some extra cash to play around with.

  Do yourself a favor and use the search utility hidden in the News Window. Use
  it a lot. It wil make the game more enjoyable when looking for
  state-of-the-art equipment, the new hull you crave, the pirate you are tasked
  to hunt down and kill, etc.

  Never store items on space stations as they are a prime target for Dominators
  when they attack a system. Especially not military bases since they sometimes
  hyperjump to a hostile system in a futile attempt to liberate it - getting
  blow up in the process.
  Planets on the other hand...

  If you want to do some serious treasure hunting early on then make sure to
  get the stim "Super Technician" (Tech +5) and head to the nearest scientific
  base. You will now be able to buy 7 probes.

  In a system, right-click on a station or planet within your radar range to
  get an information icon containing the goods, the quantity and their prices.
  Good when focussing on trading.

  Save before talking to the Governor to claim your reward for a completed
  mission. If you are rewarded with a micromodule you can reload your saved
  game and try again a couple of times until you get a medal or an artifact.

  If your ship is trailing missiles you can fly to a position opposite the sun
  making the straight intercept course of the missiles explode in the sun 
  trying to reach your ship.
  Also note that you can shoot the missiles down by opening the weapon panel
  (hotkey "w") and assign each weapon to target a missile.

  Do not miss out on the opportunity to dock at a military base and partake in
  an assault-hyperjump together with the other docked ships. It's pretty cool.

  Market Analysis at business centers is a great way to get information about
  lucrative trade routes, without the hassle of trail and error.

  A good way to fight in hyperspace battles is to fly backwards while firing.

  The last ship you destroy in hyperspace is the one that will determine what
  artifact you will get.

  Shoot at the fuel cisterns to damage ships in the ensuing explosion. Damage
  dealt to nearby ships is proportional to the amount of fuel stored in it.

  You sometimes get a money reward for shooting down asteroids.
  
  Full XP is rewarded to the ship that fires the killing shot - those who
  took part in damage the ship gets half the XP. This means that you can enter
  a fight, take a few pot-shots at high XP targets such as Equentors and still
  get a decent amount of experience without putting yourself in harms way.

  It might be a good idea to bring along an extra engine and fuel tank when
  jumping to a Dominator controlled system. If your engine breaks down during
  battle you can exchange it with the healthy one in your hold.

  An extra fuel tank can really help you out on some of the FedEx missions. Now
  you do not need to land and refuel (just replace the empty tank with the full
  one) and thus saves you a couple of days towards meeting your deadline.

  Items in the equipment screen with a red price means that they are damaged.
  Nothing to worry about - just buy the item and repair it.

  If you are being harassed by pirates it is likely that their scanners see
  right through your ship. Get a decent Protection generator to counter their
  advantage.

  Another way to preoccupy a pirate on your tail is to drop low-value items
  such as minerals or food. The pirate will most likely waste a turn to pick
  these up giving you some extra breathing space to get away.

  Pirates sometimes drop a treasure map when killed. "Actuate" it to get an
  information icon showing the uninhibited planet containing the loot. Another
  good reason to kill pirates for fun and profit!

  If you are having problems eliminating a pirate by yourself feel free to talk
  all the available ships within your radar range ask them for help. You will
  be surprised how eager some of the ships are to assist you.
  
  Fire at a pirate and then fly a long way off the map with him right behind
  you. Now you can start to pound him with all your weapons. The pirate, if
  outgunned, will need to travel a long way to escape, giving you a couple of
  extra days to defeat him.
  
  It can be a pain to find the right micromodule you want to buy at Ranger
  centers. If you have a healthy node account you can buy the crappy level 1
  micromodule you don't want, and then hope that the new level 1 micromodule
  that now is on sale is the one you are looking for.
  
  The best artifact is most probably the Nanitoids. If allows you to make
  continuous use of your afterburner and almost entirely removes the need for
  hefty repair bills.

  You can fill your fuel tank by flying very near to the sun. When your ship
  starts taking damage your tanks will fill up. Handy trick if you are stuck
  in a system.
  
  Do not buy starmaps on a whim. Missions offered to you are confined to your
  "known" space. Thus the less of the galaxy you know, the easier it is to
  finish missions due to fewer/shorter jumps.
  
  Click on items drifting in space to indicate that you want to pick them up
  with your grabber (a small blue hand appears next to the items). Now plot a
  course through all these objects. The ship will follow the course and pick
  up all the items you have indicated if they are within the range of the
  gripper. This allows you to pick up multiple objects wasting as few days as
  possible.


O============================================================================O
|                                    Mods                            (MODSX) |
O============================================================================O

  Various mods, including the widescreen/resolution patch is available here:
  http://starmind.3dn.ru/rangers_progs.html

  Run it through Google Translate to get a feel for what the different mods
  do: http://goo.gl/yRTte


O============================================================================O
|                                   Hotkeys                          (HOTKY) |
O============================================================================O

  Main menu
  ---------
  r: Start a planetary battle
  q: Start a quest
  f: Start a hyperspace battle


  Game
  ----
  F1: Bring up Log book (works on most screens)
  F5: Load Quick-Save
  F8: Quick-Save
  F9: Take a screenshot and save it to the Screenshot folder

  Ctrl + Delete: Clear Log Book
  Ctrl + Insert: Save player log to .txt file

  Ctrl + Right-clicking on the Tranclucator in the hangar will move it to
  the warehouse.


  Space
  -----
  f: Afterburners on/off (Only works for hulls with afterburners)
  i: Scan ship
  t: Talk to ship
  w: Show/hide weapon panel
  c: Center view on your ship
  h: Flight history
  [space]: End turn


  Planet
  ------
  g: Government
  e: Equipment store
  t: Trade center
  s: Ship screen
  i: Information center (Press the magnifying glass on the bottom left of the 
     information window to access the search function.
  h: Hangar
  r: Ranger rating
  m: Galaxy map
  [space]: End turn


  Hangar
  ------
  a: Repair
  b: Refuel
  f: Takeoff


  Ship screen
  -----------
  k: Select and activate camouflage.
     Note: Do this *before* jumping to the intended system, otherwise the
           camouflage will not work.

  Shift + Right-click: Drop item into space immediately
     Note: This only works on the small, 6 item hold list, not the large
           expanded grid hold view.

  Right-clicking on the arrows in ship's hold moves cargo by six positions
     Note: This only works on the small, 6 item hold list.

  Ctrl + i, Ctrl + o: Moves all items between the ship and the warehouse

  Ctrl + 1,2,3: Save equipment set
  1,2,3: Switch to pre-saved equipment set


  Planetary Quest
  ---------------
  r: Quick restart


O============================================================================O
|                                   Cheats                           (CHETS) |
O============================================================================O

  To activate cheats, hold down Ctrl + Shift while typing the cheat.
  There is now no limit to cheat use.

  .-----------------.--------------------------------------------------------.
  | Code            | Description                                            |
  |=================|========================================================|
  | gun             | Gives one of each weapon                               |
  | vertix          | Gives 5 light Vertixes                                 |
  | device          | Gives a complete set of top-tier equipment             |
  | arts            | Gives one of each Artefact                             |
  | module          | Gives one of each Micromodule                          |
  | skill           | Maximizes all skills                                   |
  | program         | Gives 100 copies of all programs                       |
  | klissanitem     | Get a Dominator weapon (space station)                 |
  | illness         | Inflicts player with all diseases, which will last     |
  |                   exactly one year                                       |
  | stimulant       | Applies all stimulants to player, which lasts one year |
  | ideal           | Player's hull transforms into an "Ideal" class hull    |
  | showmap         | Reveals the whole map                                  |
  | medal           | Gives all medals                                       |
  | hole            | Creates a black hole and allows you to choose which    |
  |                   hyperspace map you want it to lead to. Will deposit    |
  |                   you into the system you left from                      |
  | horror          | Turns on "terrible Dominators"                         |
  | nightmare       | Turns on "nightmarish Dominators"                      |
  | hell            | Turns on "hellish Dominators"                          |
  | technic         | Equipment stops deteriorating                          |
  | ammo            | Turns on unlimited ammo and fuel. Weapons no longer    |
  |                   need to recharge in hyperspace                         |
  | god             | Invulnerability                                        |
  | bigmoney        | Gives 10.000 credits (Equipment screen)                |
  | hugemoney       | Gives 100.000 credits (Equipment screen)               |
  | packing         | Weight of all items are set to 50% (in space)          |
  | superhull       | Increases the hull size by 30% (in space)              |
  | repair          | Repair all items (in space, when very near a sun)      |
  | drop            | Nearest ship drops everything not necessary to move    |
  | rangerpoints    | Gives 1000 ranger points (Ranger center)               |
  | nextrank        | Gives the next military rank (Military base)           |
  | boom            | Destroy all enemies unless Keller is present (Hypersp.)|
  | rndbase         | Cause a random base to appear, max 3 per system        |
  |                   (on planet)                                            |
  | klissancall     | Summons Dominators to current system after 10 turns    |
  | haterangers     | All non-ranger ships become hostile towards rangers    |
  |                 | Planet and ranger-to-ranger rep. are unaffected (in sp)|
  | pirates         | Each non-Dominator controlled system produces a pirate |
  |                 | ship next turn (Pirate base)                           |
  '-----------------'--------------------------------------------------------'



O============================================================================O
|                                    Misc                            (MISCX) |
O============================================================================O

  Planet Types
  ------------
   Agricultural: Food, First Aid and Alcohol are usually cheap. The planet
    has high demand for technical goods.

   Mixed: Goods are medium-priced

   Industrial: Weapons and technical goods are usually cheap. The planet has
    high demand for Food, First Aid and Minerals.


  Great starting tips from EnGraphos:
  http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/958929-space-rangers-2-reboot/54704349

  Fun Space Ranger story "Arthur Stone and the Rusty Nail":
  http://www.roburky.co.uk/?p=14

  Space Rangers 2 - Unofficial Octopus Overlords FAQ
  http://www.octopusoverlords.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=16820
  
  FAQ for some of the text quests:
  www.gamefaqs.com/pc/920464-space-rangers-2-rise-of-the-dominators/faqs/46058


O============================================================================O
|                                Contact Info                        (CONCT) |
O============================================================================O

  Don't hesitate to e-mail me about any questions you have about the FAQ,
  interesting tidbits, things that I have missed or messed up, or any comments
  or suggestions for the FAQ.

  Note: I do not want e-mails asking if you can post this FAQ on another site
  since this will not be granted.

  carljohan [dot] schnell [at] gmail [dot] com


O============================================================================O
|                                  Credits                           (CREDT) |
O============================================================================O

  Great thanks to DSimpson, Absolute Steve and A I e x for writing some of the
  best FAQs out there and for inspiring me to take the time to write my own.

  Many thanks to Elemental Games and 1C Company for creating such a gem of a
  game, and porting it to English.

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  for hosting this FAQ.

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O============================================================================O
|                               Version History                      (VHIST) |
O============================================================================O

  Version 1.0 [August 17, 2011]
  -----------
    - Initial version


  Version 1.1 [August 21, 2011]
  -----------
    - Added section: "Ultimate Setups"
    - Added section: "Mods"
    - Added medal: "The Small Anglum"
    - Added Dominator Equipment


  Version 1.2 [August 22, 2011]
  -----------
    - New formatting
    - Added section: "Tranclucator"
    - Added new Ultimate Setups


  Version 1.3 [August 24, 2011]
  -----------
    - Added section: "Dominator Bosses"
    - Added more information about some of the artifacts
    - Added new cheats
    - Expanded the Tranclucator section


  Version 1.4 [August 25, 2011]
  -----------
    - Added section: "Skills"
    - Added information about the different races
    - Expanded the "Stims & Illnesses" section
    - Added some tips & tricks
    - Fixed a couple of typos


  Version 1.5 [August 31, 2011]
  -----------
    - Added section: "The Search Utility"


  Version 1.6 [January 3, 2012]
  -----------
    - Added section: "Initial Equipment"


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|                                Legal Stuff                         (LEGLS) |
O============================================================================O

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