Guide to Engineering

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Tools of the Trade

Tool Function
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Screwdriver
Used for rotating sentries, Also used to open panels on vendors and doors.
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Blowtorch
Used for cutting through walls and fixing sentries. Has 20 units of fuel inside.
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Crowbar
Used for Opening unpowered doors and displacing girders so you can move them.
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Wrench
Used for securing and unsecuring sentries, disassemble certain objects, unsecure and secure vendors and girders.
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Cable coil
Used for fixing synthetics and synthetic limbs, and placing wire on the ground.
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Security Access Tuner
Used to hack doors and vendors, disarming mines, or determining the wattage of a power cable.
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Wirecutters
Used for cutting cable coil on the ground, and for cutting wires and mending wires in doors.
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Light Replacer
Used to replace lights quickly. Feed with glass to refill.
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T-Ray Scanner
A terahertz-ray emitter and scanner used to detect underfloor objects such as cables and pipes.
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Insulated Gloves
Gloves worn on your hand, preventing any electric shocks, from touching wires, to touching electrified objects or machines. Engineers spawn with a pair of insulated squad gloves in their lockers.

Tcomms thingy.PNG Portable Telecommunications Tcomms thingy.PNG

Telecommunications will need to be setup every deployment. You'll be provided a portable telecommunications tower that needs to be setup along with the necessary components.


You can find a Construction Crate and the Portable Telecommunications Unit in the Lower Hangar bay, directly south of the Alamo dropship.

Tcomms 2.png


Red Oval

Portable Telecommunications Unit Starting Bay


  1. Move all those componenets on the two racks (Top Left in the above image) into the black and yellow construction crate (Top right) to move them grounside easier.
  2. Once done, load the crate onto the desired dropship
  3. Lastly load the T-comms tower itself (Top right) onto the dropship.


Order of Construction

  • Drag T-comms to desired location
  • Insert Cable Coil
  • Insert Circuitboard
  • Insert Cable Coil

Then add the following in any order:

  • 2 power cells
  • 2 micro-manipulators
  • 2 hyperwave filters

Lastly:

  • Use a screwdriver to finish T-comms

Now, you will have communications online, and you will be able to communicate to the Almayer and Vice-Versa.


Repairing

  • Use a welder to repair any damage
  • Once done, click on the T-comms tower with an empty hand to turn it back on

Power Duty

SMES settings should be like this
To setup power, you'll want to locate the geothermal generators Geothermal.png and assess the damage. Depending on the sprite, the generator will need different steps (you can click on multiple generators to fix them at once):

Geothermal Destroyed.png = Welder -> Wirecutters -> Wrench

Geothermal Broken.png = Wirecutters -> Wrench

Geothermal Damaged.png = Wrench. Once it's done, left click it with an empty hand to turn it on.

With this done, you'll want to turn it on and set up the Superconducting Magnetic Energy Storages, (SMESes) which can be setup by clicking on them and setting input to 250,000W and output to 200,000W. This'll ensure that they are receiving more charge than they are giving out. Do this for all three, and make sure that the SMESes are charging before you head to your next objective. SMES units are used to store power, and then output it to the colony. If you set up power without setting the SMES units, power will not be stored and be wasted. Remember to switch on the Colony Floodlight Switch Colony Floodlight Switch.gif if there is one.

Shipside on the Almayer, there is a total of six SMES units to set up, with three in lower engineering, two in upper engineering and one near CIC. For the ship, you'll want to tinker with the settings to get the most optimal setup. One simple rule is to make sure the charge is higher than the output and that all SMES units are equal. You'll want to use the power monitoring computers to see how much power the reactors are outputting and how much more power is needed to handle the load.

Vendor Repairs

In the event a vendor has been damaged, you're able to repair them.

  1. Screwdriver.pngScrewdriver the vendor.
  2. Wirecutters.pngUse wire cutters on the vendor.
  3. CableCoils.pngUse 5 cable coil on the vendor.
  4. Metal.pngUse 1 metal sheet on the vendor.
  5. Screwdriver.pngFinish it by using a screwdriver.


APC Maintenance

If the APC is green (fully charged) or blue (charging), it is good.


Replace PowercellAPC Red.png

If the APC is not broken and the Power is down (For example Tcomms upon first deployment), you can replace the powercell by:

  1. Click the APC, swipe your ID card to unlock the interface.
  2. Disengage the cover lock in the interface.
  3. Crowbar.png Use a crowbar on the APC to open the cover.
  4. Take out the empty powercell out with an empty hand.
  5. Powercell.png Put a new powercell in the APC.
  6. Crowbar.png Use a crowbar on the APC to close the cover.
  7. Re-engage the cover lock.
  8. Swipe your ID card to secure the interface.

BrokenAPC Broken.png

  1. Click the APC
  2. Wirecutters.png Mend all wires with wirecutters.
  3. Screwdriver.png Fix the cover with a screwdriver.

Upon following the above steps the APC will be fixed don't worry if it still doesn't have power because it'll take time to recharge (if generators are up). Replace the powercell with a new one if you require the APC to be active straight away.


Blown up or destroyed Broken APC.png

You click the APC but no window shows up, meaning someone blew up the APC or blasted it into another dimension follow the steps below.

  1. Bash open the broken APC with any tool.
  2. Take out the powercell in the APC once the cover is off with an empty hand.
  3. Crowbar.png Use a Crowbar on the floor tile infront of the APC to pry up the floor tile, revealing the power connection terminal. If there is no terminal, this step can skipped.
  4. Screwdriver.png Use a screwdriver on the APC to unfasten the electronics.
  5. Wirecutters.png Use wirecutters on the APC, cutting the damaged power connection out. If there is no terminal found, this step can be skipped.
  6. Crowbar.png Use a crowbar on the APC, removing and destroying the damaged power control module.
  7. Build an APC frame from 2 metal sheets then click on the broken APC with the APC frame in hand to replace the APC frame.
  8. CableCoils.png Use cable coil on the APC to rewire the floor power connection terminal.
  9. Circuitboard.png Use a power control module on the APC to replace the one previously removed.
  10. Screwdriver.png Use a screwdriver on the APC to secure the new power control module.
  11. Powercell.png Put a new powercell in the APC.
  12. Crowbar.png Use a crowbar on the APC to close the cover.
  13. Open up the APC pop up window once you've completed all previous steps and turn on the breaker. You may need to unlock the interface by clicking on the APC with ID in hand to do so.

Hacking

To begin hacking a machine, follow these steps:

  1. Screwdriver.png Use a screwdriver to open the maintenance panel.
  2. Click on the machine to open the wire window.
  3. Multitool.pngWirecutters.png With insulated gloves on, use multitool or wirecutter to pulse or cut/mend the internal wires until you get the desired result.
  4. Memorize the wire which produced that outcome for future reference.
  • If you accidentally turn off a machine's power, or activate its shock wire and need to reset it, simply cut and mend the shock/power wire.
  • It is against Marine Law to hack the vendors on the Almayer, so keep an eye out for MP's before you accidentally cause trouble.


Door Wire Functions

Wires: Description:
Main power wire The Main power wire provides electricity to the airlock. When cutting or pulsing this wire, it causes the airlock to lose power meaning you can crowbar it open. Cutting and mending the wire will turn it back on.
Backup power wire The Backup power wire provides backup electricity to the airlock. When cutting or pulsing this wire, will not do much on its own. However, this is the second wire that needs to be cut if cutting the primary power does not allow you to pry the door open.
Door bolts wire The Door bolts are the locking mechanisms of an airlock. When cutting or pulsing this wire you will be unable to open the door. Pulsing this wire will open or lower it.
Door motors wire The Door motors wire does X. When cutting or pulsing this wire, X.
ID scanner wire The ID scanner allows only those authorized with the correct identification and access requirements to use the door. When cutting or pulsing this wire, allows users who don't have an ID card or no access, to use it.
Bolt lights wire The bolt light indicators to determine if the door is bolted shut or not. When cutting or pulsing this wire, it will turn the bolt lights indicators off. Off means you won't be able to tell it's bolted
Motor speed override wire The Motor speed override wire controls how fast the door closes. When cutting or pulsing this wire, it will cause the door to close instantly, crushing people under it.
Ground safety wire The Ground safety wire prevents the airlock from shocking people. When cutting or pulsing this wire, it will shoots out sparks neutralizing the ground safety wire causing those who use the airlock to be shocked. Cut and mend to stop the shocking.

Vendors Wire Functions

Wires: Description:
Inventory control computer wire This wire when cut/pulsed, shows non-standard gear if there is any available.
ID scanner wire The ID scanner allows only those authorized with the correct identification and access requirements to use the vendor. When cutting or pulsing this wire, allows users who don't have an ID card or no access, to use it.
Ground control safety wire This wire when cut/pulsed, causes the vendor to shock the user when used. Cut and mend the wire to stop the shocking.
Dispenser motor control wire This wire when cut/pulsed, will launch the contents of the vendor at nearby people.

APC Wire Functions

Wires: Description:
Main power wire The Main power wire provides electricity to the airlock. When cutting or pulsing this wire, it causes the airlock to lose power meaning you can crowbar it open. Cutting and mending the wire will turn it back on.
ID scanner wire The ID scanner allows only those authorized with the correct identification and access requirements to use the door. When cutting or pulsing this wire, stops all users from opening the door.

Hacking the ASRS Console

Hacking the ASRS console gives requisitions a broader signal range and allows them to order black market weapons and ammo, as well as research crates to help with hydroponics research or use as cooking material.

Hack the console by following the steps below:

  1. Screwdriver.png Screwdriver to disconnect the monitor.
  2. Crowbar.png Crowbar to pry out the glass
  3. Wirecutters.png Wirecutters to remove the cables
  4. Screwdriver.png Screwdriver to unfasten the circuit board
  5. Crowbar.png Crowbar to pry the board back out
  6. Multitool.png Circuitboard.png Use a Multitool/Acess tuner on the board, select "BROAD"
  7. Circuitboard.png Then put the board back in
  8. Screwdriver.png Fasten it with a screwdriver
  9. CableCoils.png Rewire it
  10. Glass.png add the screen back
  11. Screwdriver.png Screw the screen in place

And voila, you can now order golden desert eagles and grow tomatoes. HAVE FUN!!!