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The information below only applies to the PC versions.
Consoles may contain different data, and may or may not change in future updates.
Comments: Blueprints and Data Chips in stock not available on console yet; will be added in next major update.

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The Research Center Exchange is a shop that can be accessed by interacting with a yellow cash register on a table located near the middle of the Research Center.

Unlike most shops, it takes Data Discs instead of Gols as currency.

Relationship discount[edit | edit source]

The player can get up to 20% discount when shopping at Research Center Exchange if they become good friends with Petra and 25% discount if they become lovers.

Stock[edit | edit source]

Unlike most of the other stores, Research Center Exchange does not purchase any items from the player.

General stock[edit | edit source]

The store is stocked with small amount of relic crafting materials and several crafting books. Not all items are available for purchase at the beginning of the game, a few of them are unlocked as the player progresses with the main story.

There is a fixed amount of each item in stock. If the player buys all available items they will have to wait until the next day for the store to restock.

Research Center ExchangeResearch Center Exchange
Item Amount Price Mission
Research NotesResearch Notes
99 10 Data Disc.png Adventure on Starlight Island
Advanced EngineAdvanced Engine
5 6 Data Disc.png
Silicon ChipsetSilicon Chipset
5 3 Data Disc.png
Condensed Power StoneCondensed Power Stone
20 4 Power Stone
Coral Tree (Book)Coral Tree (Book)
1 2 Data Disc.png A Boat to Starlight
Weapon Rack (Book)Weapon Rack (Book)
1 5 Data Disc.png
Training Dummy (Book)Training Dummy (Book)
1 2 Data Disc.png

Data chips

Data chips are the items used for upgrade Ack to unlock new helper functions and recipes. They become available the day after the player completes Chip Upgrades. Only one of each chips is required to unlock Ack's respective ability.

Research Center ExchangeResearch Center Exchange
Item Amount Price
Meteorological Data ChipMeteorological Data Chip
1 10 Data Disc.png
Production Data Chip #1Production Data Chip #1
1 10 Data Disc.png
Husbandry Data Chip #1Husbandry Data Chip #1
1 20 Data Disc.png
Agricultural Data Chip #1Agricultural Data Chip #1
1 20 Data Disc.png
Production Data Chip #2Production Data Chip #2
1 30 Data Disc.png

Additional data chips exist: Agricultural Data Chip #2, Husbandry Data Chip #2 and six data chips related to cooking. These chips cannot be purchased but can be found as loot in various Abandoned Ruins. They cannot be used before completing Chip Upgrades.

Assembly diagrams

All of the assembly diagrams can be obtained for less Data Discs if obtained from Petra during a mission, though the player will have to wait at least one day for each blueprint.

However, if the player's game is bugged and they cannot otherwise receive a blueprint they need, they can simply buy it from this store.

Research Center ExchangeResearch Center Exchange
Item Amount Price Mission
LoudspeakerLoudspeaker
1 11 Data Disc.png Panbat Infestation
BoomboxBoombox
1 23 Data Disc.png Panbat Infestation
Water EngineWater Engine
1 16 Data Disc.png Saving the Tree Farm
Water StorageWater Storage
1 10 Data Disc.png Saving the Tree Farm
Water WheelWater Wheel
1 23 Data Disc.png Saving the Tree Farm
Lift ControlsLift Controls
1 9 Data Disc.png The Bassanio Lift
Lara ModelLara Model
1 19 Data Disc.png The Lonely Robot
Bridge TowerBridge Tower
1 29 Data Disc.png The Portia Bridge
Steel BeamSteel Beam
1 22 Data Disc.png The Portia Bridge
The DrillerThe Driller
1 49 Data Disc.png The Driller
Construction CraneConstruction Crane
1 35 Data Disc.png Construction Crane
Charge StationCharge Station
1 41 Data Disc.png Vehicle Pitstop
Iron Wood SupportIron Wood Support
1 14 Data Disc.png South Block Development
Chimney RoofChimney Roof
1 16 Data Disc.png South Block Development
Bus StationBus Station
1 36 Data Disc.png South Block Development
Water WellWater Well
1 13 Data Disc.png Emily's Well
Water TowerWater Tower
1 30 Data Disc.png Vehicle Pitstop
Wind TurbineWind Turbine
1 79 Data Disc.png The Desert Wind
LiftLift
1 65 Data Disc.png Western Plateau
Navigation LightNavigation Light
1 31 Data Disc.png To Light the Way
Harbor CraneHarbor Crane
1 101 Data Disc.png The Harbor Crane
Long-Haul BusLong-Haul Bus
1 69 Data Disc.png Long-Haul Bus
Aluminum Alloy FrameAluminum Alloy Frame
1 22 Data Disc.png Dana's Mining Company
Conveyor BeltConveyor Belt
1 51 Data Disc.png Dana's Mining Company
TransmissionTransmission
1 70 Data Disc.png Dana's Mining Company
Advanced Control UnitAdvanced Control Unit
1 32 Data Disc.png Road to the Marsh
Composite Steel BeamComposite Steel Beam
1 39 Data Disc.png Road to the Marsh
High Power Lift MachineHigh Power Lift Machine
1 82 Data Disc.png Road to the Marsh
Metal RampMetal Ramp
1 29 Data Disc.png Road to the Marsh


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