Enter these codes while playing a single player game. They will not work
@GIVE ME THE ROCK LOTS_OF_ROCK
@MORE ORE FOR LESS LOTS_OF_ORE
@TECNO FREAKS TECH_LEVEL_UP
@I GOTTA SEE MORE RADAR_ZOOM_OUT
@WAS THAT A MOUNTAIN SUPER_MOUNTAIN_ARMOR
@ELECTRONS ARE FLOWING SUPER_ENERGY
@BAM BAM BAM SUPER_SHOOTING
@WHOOSH BY THEM ALL SUPER_MOVEMENT
@ARMORED BLUE SUPER_SHIELDS
@I CAN SEE FOR MILES AND MILES SUPER_OBSERVATORY
@BUILD ME A SHAKE SUPER BUILD TIME
@TALL TOWERS RAISE LEVEL OF COMMAND TOWER
Hold down the firing button, don't tap it. Constantly adjust your aim.
This way, you get a maximum firing rate.
Adjust your camera to suit your fortress. Ballistic weapons are best
viewed from a high vantage point that just barely covers the weapon's
max range. Flat shooting weapons benefit from a horizon view that
lets you send shots beyond your firing arcs.
Use mines off the back of your ship for a protection during retreat.
Use the macro assignment (CTRL-1-9) to group weapons and make special
units easily selectable. By cycling through your macros, you can
separately aim weapons on the left and right sides of your fort....
very effective with weapons that have a long recharge time (e.g. Doom
If you're too slow but can't add thrusters, try removing some less
vital structures and reducing your fort's footprint. Given the same
engines, a smaller fort will be faster than a larger one.
Damage affects all units efficiency (energy cost) and effectiveness
(action rate), so be sure to repair whenever possible.
In a pinch, use CTRL-A to select all units and then 'R' to repair. If
your unit selection gets confused, just hit ESC to de-select all.
Once you've seen an enemy, you can select their entry (denoted by
their fort's name) to get a compass tick mark showing their position
relative to yours.
Try building asymmetric forts. Take a look at the custom fort
Sidewinder... To use it effectively, rotate and lock your camera to
align with the weapon arcs. Then use your radar to navigate. This way,
you always present a strafing target that fouls the enemy's aim.
While a focused strategy and lots of battle experience will win most
battles, a true master has to be able to change strategies on the fly.
If your fort design is susceptible to your opponent's style, retreat
and redesign. Many multiplayer levels have Floatstone deposits that
can give you the added resources to turn the battle in your favor.