Relic recovery Edit
To use the Recovery Machine the player needs to obtain all of the pieces of a given relic by quarrying in one of the Abandoned Ruins. (Note: All pieces for a given relic will be found in the same ruin.) Once the player has all of the pieces, they can bring the pieces and some Data Discs to the Research Center and use the Recovery Machine to combine those materials into one restored relic. Most relics can then be donated to the Museum, sold, used as furniture, or given as gifts.
The player can obtain a Recovery Machine of their own after donating a certain amount of items to the Museum.
Research Center Exchange Edit
- Main article: Research Center Exchange
Research Center Exchange is a shop located inside Research center where the player can exchange Data Discs for a number of useful items, including Research Notes for increasing the Factory output, data chips for upgrading Ack, and several assembly diagrams.
The Exchange can be accessed during the Center's working hours by interacting with the cash register in the middle of the Research Center.
Disc recovery Edit
When talking with Petra, the player can select Research to turn in Data Discs for new Handbook diagrams. Petra takes the discs and analyzes the data before sending a new diagram to the player in the mail. The time required to research each diagram varies; see the table below.
The blueprints researched depend on the number of Data Discs handed in; each unique blueprint requires a specific number of discs (i.e. handing in 10 Data Discs will research a 10-disc blueprint, and handing in 5 discs will research a 5-disc blueprint; see the table below).
Handing in more Data Discs or certain components related to the current research will speed up the research process and allow the player receive the results faster.
Several quests will send the player to the Research Center for mission-specific blueprints. Mission research does not interfere with normal research progress, and can be done in parallel to both baseline research and all other mission research, should any research happen at the same time.
This table is accurate to PC version 2.0.137299.