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Official Game Documentation for Space Empires V

Official Manual in pdf format.

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Manual for Space Empires V

Introduction

0.1 Where can I purchase Space Empires V?

1.0 Game Setup

1.1 Map
1.2 Empires
1.3 Government Type
1.4 Society Type
1.5 Racial Traits
1.6 Game Options
1.7 Multiplayer Options
1.8 Victory Conditions

2.0 Designing Vehicles

2.1 Misc. Components
2.2 Mounts
2.3 Weapons
2.4 Shields
2.5 Armor
2.6 Engines
2.7 Vehicle Control
2.8 Combat Systems
2.9 The Colonizer
2.10 Ship Design Strategies
2.11 Upgrading Designs
2.12 The Combat Simulator
2.13 Maintenance
2.14 Transports

3.0 Research and Technology

Introduction
3.1 - Research Points
3.2 - Starting Technologies
3.3 - Acquiring Technologies
3.4 - Unique Discoveries
Table: Tech Tree
FAQ: Research

4.0 Economics

Introduction
4.1 - Gathering Resources
4.2 - Storing Resources
4.3 - Spending Resources
4.4 - Maintenance Costs
4.5 - Converting Resources
4.6 - Scrapping Ships and Units
4.7 - Remote Mining
FAQ: Economics FAQ

5.0 Planet Development

5.1 Exploring
5.2 Colonizing
5.3 Facilities and Construction
5.4 Resource Production
5.5 Remote Mining
5.6 Population
5.7 Planet Defense
5.8 Ring Worlds and Sphere Worlds
5.9 Growing Your Empire
5.10 Improving and Modifying Planets
5.11 Improving and Modifying Systems

6.0 Ships and Bases

6.1 Attack and Defense Ships
6.2 Support Ships
6.3 Ship Management
6.4 Supply and Resupply
6.5 Repairing
6.6 Retrofitting
6.7 Fleets
6.8 Training and Experience
6.9 Orders
6.10 Cloaking
6.11 Movement
6.12 Cargo
6.13 Bases
6.14 Ship ID

7.0 Space Combat

7.1 Ship Tactics
7.2 Fleet Formations
7.3 Attacking Ships
7.4 Capturing Ships
7.5 Analyzing Ships
7.6 Attacking Planets
7.7 Tactical Combat Specifics
7.8 Simultaneous Combat Specifics
7.9 Planet Blockades
7.10 Adapting to Win

8.0 Ground Combat

8.1 Ground Combat General
8.2 Capturing Planets

9.0 Units

9.1 Units General
9.2 Fighters
9.3 Troops
9.4 Mines
9.5 Drones
9.6 Weapon Platforms
9.7 Satellites

10.0 Systems and Sectors

10.1 Sight
10.2 Spaceports
10.3 System Facilities
10.4 System Defense
10.5 Stellar Manipulation
10.6 Storms and Nebulae

11.0 Diplomacy

11.1 Intelligence
11.2 Trade
11.3 Communications
11.4 Anger
11.5 Contact
11.6 Treaties
11.7 Alliances

12.0 Empire Management

12.1 Keeping Track of Things
12.2 Ministers
12.3 Waypoints
12.4 Game Interface

13.0 Happiness

13.1 Riots and Riot Control

14.0 The AI

14.1 Mega Evil Empire
14.2 AI tactics
14.3 Neutral AI Empires

15.0 Turn Sequencing

15.1 Simultaneous
15.2 Sequential

16.0 Multiplayer

16.1 PBEM
16.2 PBW
16.3 TCP/IP Games

17.0 Customizing the Game (Mods and Shipsets)

17.1 Popular Mods
17.2 Managing mods
17.3 Combining mods
17.4 Installing Mods
17.5 Installing Shipsets

18.0 Reference

18.1 Keyboard Shortcuts
18.2 Cheat Codes
18.3 Command Line Parameters
18.4 Stock Empire Identification Graphics: Allows indentification of stock race portraits, flags and shipsets for PBW/PBEM games to avoid players choosing indentical selections.
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