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thoughts on spaceships

Discussion in 'Civ2 - General Discussions' started by gr8ful wes, Jul 17, 2002.

  1. gr8ful wes

    gr8ful wes Deity

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    Just completed my first game on king level; tried to play as a power democracy with lots of $ and production. At the end I was tired and simply wanted to get to alpha centari ASAP, war is draining. Any thoughts on building a fast spaceship, quickly. or should I build the whole thing out of all possible components, structures and modules.
    THANKS
    WES
     
  2. kmad

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    33 structural, 4 solar, 8 fuel 8 propulsion, 1 habitation 1 life support is the smallest possible with 100% of the points
     
  3. seanwel

    seanwel Emperor

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    Actually, a spaceship with 33 Structural, 8 Fuel, 8 Propulsion, 1 Habitation, 1 Life Support, and 1 Solar Panel is the fastest spaceship, taking only 5.7 years, whereas the previously described spaceship will take 7.6 years. I tend to build the fastest possible spaceship.
     
  4. kmad

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    ahh, ive never tried with less than 4 solar panels
    if you have less panels then you will need less structurals, dont know how many less though
     
  5. starlifter

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    OK, I've made a short FAQ about SSs.


    Starlifer's Spaceship Mini-FAQ


    Spaceship Construction & Flight Time

    (Assuming Fusion at Launch)

    15-6/6-3/3/3, 15.0 (?)
    15-3/3-1/1/1, 15.7
    15-1/1-1/1/1, 36.0 (Slowest "Standard" SS)
    17-4/4-1/1/1, 13.2
    18-4/4-1/1/1, 13.3
    21-5/5-1/1/1, 10.0
    23-6/6-1/1/1, 10.9
    31-8/8-3/3/3, 12.0
    33-8/8-1/1/1, 05.7 (Fastest)
    35-6/6-1/1/1, 09.0
    39-8/8-4/4/4, 11.7 (Most Points)



    How to figure exact landing year:

    1. Truncate the fractional part of the # of years.
    2. Add result to the launch year.
    3. The SS will land at the very beginning of result.
    4. No growth, gold, etc. will accumulate in the landing year (only peace bonus).



    When do you have "enough" structurals?

    1. Make your Modules & Components.
    2. Add structurals beyond 15 as long as you get the asterisk:

    Structural: 15* =not enough
    Structural: 15 =enough


    How to accelerate constuction time?

    1. Start a Wonder.
    2. Deliver freight.
    3. Switch to desired SS part.
     
  6. Rodgers

    Rodgers Following YOUR child home

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    I only built one once - i tend to go for victory by conquest - and i put max number of everything on it. When it got to AC nothing happened except i got a message saying it had landed - I had been told that the game restarts on Ac with you conquering THAT planet next - true? :confused:
     
  7. duke o' york

    duke o' york It don't mean a thing....

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    That only happens in the Test of Time version of Civ 2.

    You can play Alpha Centauri of course (SMAC), if you want to start off from there but "normal" games of civ just stop once your SS has arrived.
     
  8. gr8ful wes

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    Thanks for the info guys.
     

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