- See also: Research
A Technology crate is a type of Cargo that contains all of the information on a piece of technology to unlock it for construction in Factories or via the Build menu and allow Research to improve on the technology. Unpack]ng a technology crate immediately adds it to the tech tree. Unpacking technology crates where the technology is already known results in no effect, wasting the crate.
Technology crates can contain technology for items that are not displayed on the research tree, such as Image Projectors and Plant Bio-pots. It is also possible to obtain from some traders technology crates for resources such as Black Market Goods that are not initially researched. Unlike other technology these cannot be constructed as technology crates in factories.
These crates contain technology in its pure form - information. Unpacking a technology crate will release it to your scientists and engineers, giving you the knowledge to create something on demand. Once opened, the appropriate technology is permanently added to your build and factory menu.
When starting a Mission or Sandbox game, a player will not typically be provided with technology crates. Certain missions in the campaign do however provide technology crates at the start or after certain objectives are achieved. Custom User Missions may provide technology crates when they begin or following the completion of objectives.
All items found in Technology cratesEdit
Items marked with a * above cannot be constructed as technology crates in factories, only obtained from traders.
Arona Daal buys and sells all technology at 200% of his normal buy and sell ranges. Other traders sell from 150% to 250% with some exceptions, and traders that sell the hardplan crate cheaply tend to sell the technology higher.