Computer technology involves expanding existing computer capacities. More and more powerful and efficient computer systems are developed. The computing power continually increases and the speed at which computer processes run is also increased. More and more fleets can be commanded simultaneously with increasing computer capacities.
Each level of computer technology increases the maximum number of fleets by one. The more fleets you can send at one time, the more you can raid and the more resources you can capture. Of course, this technology is also useful for traders, who can also send out more trading fleets at the same time. For this reason, computer technology should be continuously developed throughout the game. If you're not a trader, you'll never really need higher than level 10 for the Nanite Factory.
The number of fleet slots available is the level of computer technology + 1, or computer technology + 3 if Fleet Admiral is purchased.
- Research Lab Level 1
Is Required For:
|Level||Upgrade cost||Total cost|
|Technology / Research|
|Basic Research||Energy Technology • Laser Technology • Ion Technology • Hyperspace Technology • Plasma Technology|
|Drive Research||Combustion Drive • Impulse Drive • Hyperspace Drive|
|Advanced Research||Espionage Technology • Computer Technology • Astrophysics • Intergalactic Research Network • Graviton Technology|
|Combat Research||Weapons Technology • Shielding Technology • Armour Technology|