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 Post subject: Which planet types are colonizable for who?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 2:52 am 
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Depending on your race's homeworld, is there always 3 types of planets you can colonize?

I noticed Humans can colonize Arctic, Desert, and Oceanic in addition to Terran.

But I noticed there's alien species who's homeworlds are Metallic or Barren. Which planets can they colonize, and how is this decided? Is there a "circle" or some kind of diagram that makes sense for this? It doesn't seem to be in the race description or in the manual.


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 Post subject: Re: Which planet types are colonizable for who?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:40 am 
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Your homeworld planet type determines the best planet type to colonize, other ones aren't as good despite being colonizable. The type affects the farming efficiency and population growth rate. Also planetary buildings maintenance suffer if non-native environment.

The values are shown on planetview and on buildings. But you are right these aren't documented in the manual. See below.


Habitable area

//__gasGiant __terran __oceanic __metallic __barren __toxic __arctic __volcanic __desert
//
0, 75, 25, 0, 0, 0, 25, 0, 25, // Terran Races - Normal
0, 50, 25, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 75, // Desert Races - Normal
0, 50, 75, 0, 0, 0, 25, 0, 0, // Aquatic Races - Normal
0, 50, 25, 0, 0, 0, 75, 0, 0, // Arctic Races - Normal

0, 25, 25, 75, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, // Metallic Races - Exotic
0, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 25, 75, 25, // Volcanic Races - Exotic
0, 25, 25, 25, 25, 75, 25, 25, 25, // Toxic Races - Exotic
0, 25, 25, 25, 75, 25, 25, 25, 25 // Barren Races - Exotic

Farming efficiencies (note: farming is generalized here, could mean organic or mineral for sustenance)

//__gasGiant __terran __oceanic __metallic __barren __toxic __arctic __volcanic __desert
//
0, 100, 75, 0, 0, 0, 50, 0, 50, // Terran Races - Normal
0, 100, 75, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 100, // Desert Races - Normal
0, 100, 100, 0, 0, 0, 75, 0, 0, // Aquatic Races - Normal
0, 100, 75, 0, 0, 0, 100, 0, 0, // Arctic Races - Normal

0, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, // Metallic Races - Exotic
0, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, // Volcanic Races - Exotic
0, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, // Toxic Races - Exotic
0, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100 // Barren Races - Exotic

Growth rates

//__gasGiant __terran __oceanic __metallic __barren __toxic __arctic __volcanic __desert
//
0, 100, 75, 0, 0, 0, 50, 0, 50, // Terran Races - Normal
0, 100, 75, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0, 100, // Desert Races - Normal
0, 100, 100, 0, 0, 0, 75, 0, 0, // Aquatic Races - Normal
0, 100, 75, 0, 0, 0, 100, 0, 0, // Arctic Races - Normal

0, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, // Metallic Races - Exotic
0, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, // Volcanic Races - Exotic
0, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, // Toxic Races - Exotic
0, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100, 100 // Barren Races - Exotic

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 Post subject: Re: Which planet types are colonizable for who?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:55 am 
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Thank you for this data, that's really useful. The exotic races then, they are not playable by default because they are stronger right?
(I know there's that sample mod to enable them)


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 Post subject: Re: Which planet types are colonizable for who?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 12:05 pm 
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That's right, the 3 ancient races were not set to be playable except with the mod enabled.

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