This page contains Ascendancy Hints for PC - Windows called "Various Cheats and Hints" and has been posted or updated on Aug 21, 2008 by G4Hl4Rc6. Let us know what you think of this Hint by thumbs voting.
Various Cheats and Hints
Use a text editor to create a dummy file named "nougat.lf" in the game folder. Enter one of the following codes at the indicated screen during to activate the corresponding cheat function. Once cheat mode is enabled, highlight a ship to view its power, moves, and integrity attributes.
I - completes current project.
O - max planet population.
R - bring alien colony under your control.
SHIFT + M - adds 1 to maximum population.
T - create colony on uninhabited planet.
E - finish current project.
O - gain all researches.
1-7 - cycle through empires.
8 - starlanes and planets are revealed.
ALT + E - Steal Technology.
C - shows status of the galaxy.
L - shows all starlanes.
S - all stars are revealed.
Unlimited Planetary Shielding
For this, you need a planet with one orbital shield (or megashield, for that matter) already built and at least one free population unit. As soon as some alien ship enters the system, go to the planetary screen and start building another orbital shield (or megashield). Go to the system screen and press the "time advance" button (a clock with an arrow). The alien ship will do one move. Press again, it will do another move. Continue pressing until it has fired the first shot at your planet. When the alien ship fires at the planet, the first thing that will be destroyed is the shield being built! (unfortunately, it will be destroyed by the first shot, no matter how lame the weapon being used) Since the alien ship will not fire again unless we press the "time advance" button, we go to the planetary screen again and start building our shield again (the population unit building the shield is not killed when the shield-in-construction is destroyed, it merely becomes free again). Now we press "time advance again", the ship fires, we rebuild the shield... repeat until the enemy ship has no more ammo or energy. You'll have to re-do this every turn, until reinforcements arrive (or until your own planetary weapons have destroyed the attacker)... quite time-consuming, but it can save your colony.
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