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[[starter guide]] is a useful playermade handbook, which details on the basic steps of performing various tasks.
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Entering the Game Your DarkSpace installation should be fully updated by now; The setup window will open when it the update is complete. Look over this interface and set options to your preference. Click "OK" to confirm your settings and return your focus to the launcher.
Either double-click "DarkSpace" in the Launch tab, or click on the tab labeled Servers. The Kraken server is used for set-piece scenario battles, which are good for learning some absolute basics or engaging in fleet wargames. The Orion server houses the Metaverse, the main theater of war in DarkSpace. Here you will work with allied captains to seize planets from the enemy factions. Double-click on the server of your choice and the game will begin loading.
Once you're looking at the in-game navscreen of the Metaverse or Scenario system, you have two options for entering play. You can launch one of the smaller ship classes from a homegate, or you can look for a white planet and click on it. This is a shipyard world, and can launch any vessel you are certified to command as long as the world has the requisite technology and resources. From this point onward, you are free to engage enemies at will. Good luck.
Construction Main page - Starter - Construction
Are you a 1st Lieutenant who wonders which cookie's name is Construction? Put that mouse away, get your reading glasses and pay attention.
Construction is done by Build Drones which are carried by Engineering vessels. A lifeless planet is almost useless if there is no engineer to colonise it. A planet can accomodate a maximum of 32 structures, but the 3 unique Home planets can accomodate 40. Structures require resources to be built, workers to manage it, technology to be built and maintained and power to function. Workers need Habitat and Food to live and grow. Shortage of any will stop growth, and acute shortage may cause death. Most structures have up to 2 technologically advanced versions with far greater needs but higher output. Balance the inputs and outputs of each structure in an orderly manner to build a great planet and be the hero/envy of your friends.
The starter guide is a useful playermade handbook, which details on the basic steps of performing various tasks.