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Biology / Genetics

Genome Sequence Research

Name RP
Genome Sequence Research 5,000

Base Gravity

(+ or -)
Amount RP
5% 5,000
10% 10,000
20% 20,000
30% 40,000
40% 80,000
50% 150,000

Base Oxygen Level

(+ or -)
Amount RP
5% 5,000
10% 10,000
20% 20,000
30% 40,000
40% 80,000
50% 150,000

Base Temperature

(+ or - , * only -)
Amount RP
3C 5,000
6C 10,000
10C 20,000
15C 40,000
20C 80,000
25C 150,000
30C 300,000
40C* 600,000
50C* 1,200,000

Temperature Range

(+ only)
Degrees RP
1 5,000
2 10,000
3 20,000
4 40,000
5 80,000
6 150,000
8 300,000

Construction / Production

Trans-Newtonian Technology

Given to you on a Trans-Newtonian start. Unlocks almost all other technology.

Name RP
Trans-Newtonian Technology 1,000

Asteroid Mining Module

Name RP
Asteroid Mining Module 5,000

Construction Rate

BP RP
12 3,000
14 5,000
16 10,000
20 20,000
25 40,000
30 80,000
36 150,000
42 300,000
50 600,000
60 1,250,000
70 2,500,000

Expand Civilian Economy by 20%

The cost doubles every level and seems to have no max level.

Level RP
1 10,000
2 20,000
3 40,000
4 80,000
5 160,000
6 320,000
7 640,000
8 1,280,000
9 2,560,000

Fighter Production Rate

BP RP
12 3,000
14 5,000
16 10,000
20 20,000
25 40,000
30 80,000
35 150,000
40 300,000
50 600,000
60 1,250,000
70 2,500,000

Fuel Production

Litres RP
24,000 3,000
28,000 5,000
32,000 10,000
40,000 20,000
50,000 40,000
60,000 80,000
72,000 150,000
84,000 300,000
100,000 600,000
120,000 1,250,000
140,000 2,500,000

Mining Production

tons RP
12 3,000
14 5,000
16 10,000
20 20,000
25 40,000
30 80,000
36 150,000
42 300,000
50 600,000
60 1,250,000
70 2,500,000

Research Rate

RP RP
240 5,000
280 10,000
320 20,000
400 40,000
500 80,000
600 150,000
720 300,000
840 600,000
1,000 1,250,000
1,200 2,500,000
1,500 5,000,000

Shipbuilding Rate

BP RP
560 5,000
750 10,000
1,000 20,000
1,300 40,000
1,600 80,000
2,100 150,000
2,750 300,000
3,500 600,000
4,600 1,250,000
6,000 2,500,000
8,000 5,000,000

Shipyard Operations

Time/Cost Saving RP
5% 2,500
10% 5,000
20% 10,000
30% 20,000
40% 40,000
50% 75,000

Sorium Harvester

Name RP
Sorium Harvester 5,000

Terraforming Module

Name RP
Terraforming Module 5,000

Terraforming Rate

atm RP
0.0012 3,000
0.0015 5,000
0.002 10,000
0.0025 20,000
0.003 40,000
0.0035 80,000
0.004 150,000
0.0045 300,000
0.005 600,000
0.006 1,200,000
0.007 2,500,000
0.008 5,000,000

Defensive Systems

Armour

Duranium armour is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Name RP
Duranium 500
High Density Duranium 2,500
Composite 5,000
Ceramic Composite 10,000
Laminate Composite 20,000
Compressed Carbon 40,000
Biphase Carbide 80,000
Crystalline Composite 150,000
Superdense 300,000
Bonded Superdense 600,000
Coherent Superdense 1,250,000
Collapsium 2,500,000

Shields Type (standard)

Alpha shields are given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Name RP
Alpha 1,000
Beta 2,000
Gamma 4,000
Delta 8,000
Epsilon 15,000
Theta 30,000
Xi 60,000
Omicron 120,000
Sigma 250,000
Tau 500,000
Psi 1,000,000
Omega 2,000,000

Shields Regeneration Rate (standard)

Rate 1 is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Rate RP
1 1,000
1.5 2,000
2 4,000
2.5 8,000
3 15,000
4 30,000
5 60,000
6 125,000
8 250,000
10 500,000
12 1,000,000
15 2,000,000

Cloaking Theory

Unlocks the rest of the cloaking techs.

Name RP
Cloaking Theory 10,000

Cloak Sensor Reduction

Amount RP
75% 4,000
80% 8,000
85% 15,000
90% 30,000
93% 60,000
95% 125,000
97% 250,000
98% 500,000
99% 1,000,000
99.5% 2,000,000

Cloaking Efficiency

Multiplier RP
2 4,000
3 8,000
4 15,000
5 30,000
6 60,000
8 125,000
10 250,000
12 500,000

Minimum Cloak Size

Size RP
25 1,000
20 2,000
15 4,000
12 8,000
10 15,000
8 30,000
6 60,000
4 125,000
3 250,000
2 500,000

Damage Control

Type RP
Normal 5,000
Improved 15,000
Advanced 45,000

Thermal Reduction

Amount RP
75% 1,500
50% 3,000
35% 6,000
25% 12,000
16% 25,000
12% 50,000
8% 100,000
6% 200,000
4% 400,000
3% 750,000
2% 1,500,000
1% 2,500,000

Energy Weapons

Microwave Focal Size

10cm focal size is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Size RP
10cm 1,000
12cm 2,000
15cm 4,000
20cm 8,000
25cm 15,000
30cm 30,000
35cm 60,000
40cm 125,000
50cm 250,000
60cm 500,000
70cm 1,000,000
80cm 2,000,000

Microwave Focusing Technology

Rank 1 focusing is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Rank RP
1 1,000
2 2,000
3 4,000
4 8,000
5 15,000
6 30,000
7 60,000
8 120,000
9 250,000
10 500,000
11 1,000,000
12 2,000,000

Meson Focal Size

10cm focal size is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Size RP
10cm 1,000
12cm 2,000
15cm 4,000
20cm 8,000
25cm 15,000
30cm 30,000
35cm 60,000
40cm 125,000
50cm 250,000
60cm 500,000
70cm 1,000,000
80cm 2,000,000

Meson Focusing Technology

Rank 1 focusing is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Rank RP
1 1,000
2 2,000
3 4,000
4 8,000
5 15,000
6 30,000
7 60,000
8 120,000
9 250,000
10 500,000
11 1,000,000
12 2,000,000

Laser Focal Size

10cm focal size is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Size RP
10cm 1,000
12cm 2,000
15cm 4,000
20cm 8,000
25cm 15,000
30cm 30,000
35cm 60,000
40cm 125,000
50cm 250,000
60cm 500,000
70cm 1,000,000
80cm 2,000,000

Laser Wavelength

Infrared is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Name RP
Infrared 500
Visible Light 2,000
Near Ultraviolet 4,000
Ultraviolet 8,000
Far Ultraviolet 15,000
Soft X-Ray 30,000
X-Ray 60,000
Far X-Ray 125,000
Extreme X-Ray 250,000
Near Gamma 500,000
Gamma 1,000,000
Far Gamma 2,000,000

Particle Beam Strength

Strength 2 is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Strength RP
2 2,000
3 4,000
4 8,000
6 15,000
9 30,000
12 60,000
16 125,000
20 250,000
25 500,000
36 1,000,000
50 2,000,000

Particle Beam Range

Range 60,000 km is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Range RP
60,000 1,000
100,000 2,000
150,000 4,000
200,000 8,000
240,000 15,000
320,000 30,000
400,000 60,000
500,000 120,000
640,000 240,000
800,000 500,000
1,000,000 1,000,000
1,200,000 2,000,000

Plasma Carronade Size

15cm is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Size RP
15cm 1,000
20cm 2,000
25cm 4,000
30cm 8,000
35cm 15,000
40cm 30,000
50cm 60,000
60cm 125,000
70cm 250,000
80cm 500,000

Reduced-size Laser

Size/Recharge RP
0.75/4x 5,000
0.5/20x 15,000

Laser Warhead

Name RP
Soft Xray 15,000
X-Ray 30,000
Far X-Ray 60,000
Extreme X-Ray 120,000

Turret Tracking Speed

Speed RP
2,000 1,000
3,000 2,000
4,000 4,000
5,000 8,000
6,250 16,000
8,000 30,000
10,000 60,000
12,500 120,000
16,000 250,000
20,000 500,000
25,000 1,000,000

Logistics / Ground Combat

Additional Maintenance Storage

Name RP
Additional Maintenance Storage 1,000

Cargo Handling System

Cargo handling system is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Type RP
Normal 1,000
Improved 10,000
Advanced 40,000
Grav-Assisted 150,000

Colonization Cost Reduction

Amount RP
5% 10,000
10% 20,000
15% 40,000
20% 80,000
25% 150,000
30% 300,000
35% 600,000
40% 1,250,000
50% 2,500,000

Combat Drop Module

Type RP
Battalion 3,000
Company 6,000

Cryogenic Transport

Cryogenic Transport is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Name RP
Cryogenic Transport 1,000
Cryogenic Transport - Small 1,000
Cryogenic Transport - Emergency 2,000

Engineering Section

Size RP
Small 2,000
Tiny 4,000
Fighter 6,000

Flag Bridge

Flag Bridge is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Name RP
Flag Bridge 1,000

Fuel Storage

Size RP
Small 1,000
Tiny 3,000
Large 1,000
Very Large 2,500
Ultra Large 5,000

Ground Unit Strength

Strength RP
12 1,000
14 2,000
16 4,000
20 8,000
25 16,000
30 30,000
36 60,000
42 120,000
50 250,000
60 500,000
70 1,000,000

Hangar

Name RP
Boat Bay 1,000
Hangar Deck 4,000

Improved Command and Control

Name RP
Improved Command and Control 5,000

Maintenance Module

Name RP
Maintenance Module 5,000

Salvage Module

Name RP
Salvage Module 500 5,000
Salvage Module 750 10,000
Salvage Module 1,000 20,000
Salvage Module 1,350 40,000
Salvage Module 1,800 80,000
Salvage Module 2,500 160,000

Ship to Ship Tractor Beam

Name RP
Ship to Ship Tractor Beam 5,000

Troop Transport Bay

Size RP
Small 2,000
Normal 2,000

Missiles / Kinetic Weapons

Gauss Cannon Velocity

Rank 1 is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Rank RP
1 1,000
2 3,000
3 8,000
4 25,000
5 75,000
6 250,000

Gauss Cannon Rate of Fire

Rate of Fire 1 is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

ROF RP
1 1,000
2 3,000
3 8,000
4 25,000
5 75,000
6 250,000
8 750,000

Railgun Size

10cm is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Size RP
10cm 1,000
12cm 2,500
15cm 5,000
20cm 7,500
25cm 10,000
30cm 20,000
35cm 40,000
40cm 60,000
45cm 120,000
50cm 240,000

Railgun Velocity

Rank 1 is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Rank RP
1 1,000
2 2,000
3 4,000
4 8,000
5 15,000
6 30,000
7 60,000
8 120,000
9 250,000

Magazine Ejection System

70% chance is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Chance RP
70% 500
80% 1,000
85% 2,000
90% 4,000
93% 8,000
95% 15,000
97% 30,000
98% 60,000
99% 120,000

Magazine Feed System

75% Efficiency is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Efficiency RP
75% 1,000
80% 2,000
85% 4,000
90% 8,000
92% 15,000
94% 30,000
96% 60,000
98% 125,000
99% 250,000

Missile Agiliy

Name RP
32 per MSP 2,000
48 per MSP 4,000
64 per MSP 8,000
80 per MSP 15,000
100 per MSP 30,000
128 per MSP 60,000
160 per MSP 125,000
200 per MSP 250,000
240 per MSP 500,000
320 per MSP 1,000,000
400 per MSP 2,000,000

Missile Warhead

Name RP
Gun-Type Fission Warhead: 2 per MSP 1,000
Implosion Fission Warhead: 3 per MSP 2,000
Levitated-pit Implosion Warhead: 4 per MSP 4,000
Fusion-boosted Fission Warhead: 5 per MSP 8,000
Two-stage Thermonuclear Warhead: 6 per MSP 15,000
Three-stage Thermonuclear Warhead: 8 per MSP 30,000
Cobalt Warhead: 10 per MSP 60,000
Tri-Cobalt Warhead: 12 per MSP 125,000
Antimatter Catalyzed Cobalt Warhead: 16 per MSP 250,000
Antimatter Warhead: 20 per MSP 500,000
Advanced Antimatter Warhead: 24 per MSP 1,000,000
Gravitonic Warhead: 30 per MSP 2,000,000

Enhanced Radiation Warhead

Name RP
50% yield, 2x radiation 1,000
33% yield, 3x radiation 2,500
25% yield, 4x radiation 5,000
20% yield, 5x radiation 10,000

Missile Launcher Reload Rate

Name RP
Reload Rate 2 2,000
Reload Rate 3 4,000
Reload Rate 4 8,000
Reload Rate 5 15,000
Reload Rate 6 30,000
Reload Rate 7 60,000
Reload Rate 8 125,000
Reload Rate 9 250,000
Reload Rate 10 500,000
Reload Rate 11 1,000,000
Reload Rate 12 2,000,000

Reduced-size Launcher

Name RP
0.75 Size/2x Reload 1,000
0.50 Size/5x Reload 2,000
0.33 Size/20x Reload 3,000
0.25 Size/100x Reload 6,000
Box Launcher .15 Size/15x (No Internal Reload) 10,000

Ordnance Production

Name RP
12BP 3,000
14BP 5,000
16BP 10,000
20BP 20,000
25BP 40,000
30BP 80,000
35BP 150,000
40BP 300,000
50BP 600,000
60BP 1,250,000
70BP 2,500,000

Power and Propulsion

Capacitor Recharge Rate

Name RP
Recharge Rate 2 2,000
Recharge Rate 3 4,000
Recharge Rate 4 8,000
Recharge Rate 5 15,000
Recharge Rate 6 30,000
Recharge Rate 8 60,000
Recharge Rate 10 125,000
Recharge Rate 12 250,000
Recharge Rate 16 500,000
Recharge Rate 20 1,000,000
Recharge Rate 25 2,000,000

Power Plants

Pressurized Water Reactor is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Name RP
Pressurized Water Reactor 1,500
Pebble Bed Reactor 3,000
Gas-Cooled Fast Reactor 6,000
Stellarator Fusion Reactor 12,000
Tokamak Fusion Reactor 24,000
Magnetic Confinement Fusion Reactor 45,000
Inertial Confinement Fusion Reactor 90,000
Solid-core Anti-matter Power Plant 180,000
Gas-core Anti-matter Power Plant 375,000
Plasma-core Anti-matter Power Plant 750,000
Beam Core Anti-matter Power Plant 1,500,000
Vacuum Energy Power Plant 3,000,000

Reactor Power Boost

Power Boost, Explosion RP
5%, 7% 1,000
10%, 10% 2,000
15%, 12% 3,000
20%, 16% 5,000
25%, 20% 7,500
30%, 25% 12,500
40%, 30% 25,000
50%, 35% 50,000

Engines

Nuclear Thermal Engine is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Name RP
Nuclear Thermal 2,500
Nuclear Pulse 5,000
Ion 10,000
Magneto-plasma 20,000
Internal Confinement Fusion 40,000
Magnetic Confinement Fusion 80,000
Inertial Confinement Fusion 150,000
Solid Core Anti-matter 300,000
Gas Core Anti-matter 600,000
Plasma Core Anti-matter 1,250,000
Beam Core Anti-matter 2,500,000
Photonic Drive 5,000,000

Fuel Efficiency

Fuel Consumption RP
0.9 Liters per Engine Power Hour 1,000
0.8 Liters per Engine Power Hour 2,000
0.7 Liters per Engine Power Hour 4,000
0.6 Liters per Engine Power Hour 8,000
0.5 Liters per Engine Power Hour 15,000
0.4 Liters per Engine Power Hour 30,000
0.3 Liters per Engine Power Hour 60,000
0.25 Liters per Engine Power Hour 120,000
0.2 Liters per Engine Power Hour 250,000
0.16 Liters per Engine Power Hour 500,000
0.125 Liters per Engine Power Hour 1,000,000
0.1 Liters per Engine Power Hour 2,000,000

Max Engine Power Modifier

Minimum Engine Power Modifier

Jump Point Theory

Jump Drive Efficiency

Max Jump Squadron Size

Max Squadron Jump Radius

Sensors and Fire Control

Active Grav Sensor Strength

Strength 10 is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Strength RP
10 1,000
12 2,000
16 4,000
21 8,000
28 15,000
36 30,000
48 60,000
60 125,000
80 250,000
100 500,000
135 1,000,000
180 2,000,000

Beam Fire Control Range

Range 10,000 km is given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start. The Range is for 50% accuracy.

Range RP
10,000 1,000
16,000 2,000
24,000 4,000
32,000 8,000
40,000 16,000
48,000 30,000
60,000 60,000
75,000 125,000
100,000 250,000
125,000 500,000
150,000 1,000,000
175,000 2,000,000

Electronic Hardening

Electronic Warfare

EM Sensor Sensitivity

Fire Control Speed Rating

Geological Survey Sensors

Geological survey sensors are given to you in a Trans-Newtonian start.

Type RP
Normal 1,000
Improved 10,000
Advanced 35,000
Phased 100,000

Graviational Survey Sensors

Max Tracking Time Bonus vs Missiles

Planetary Sensor Strength

Thermal Sensor Sensitivity

Contributors

Dooots, Karlito, Mantistoboggan, Shybunks, Zook