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The BIOS Terminal, an equipment located in the Nexus, is where the NERON Administrator (initially Джанис Кент) performs their duties. It contains a selection of settings that change the way certain things on the ship are performed, and control efficiency bonuses and specialist locks for certain actions.
Normaly, only the NERON Administrator has access to the settings. However, anyone using a Hacker Kit or a Mush with Bypass can also get access and change the settings however they want. The Level-17 skill NERON Depression further allows to randomly scramble the settings, without having to be physically present in the Nexus.
Уничтожение продуктов (Foodstuff Destruction)
По умолчанию: 'Yes'.
Активация этой опции означает, что любая портящаяся еда будет уничтожена на смене дня. Так компьютер защищает людей от риска Шаблон:Disease, но также это лишает команду ценных пищевых объектов. Например, это могут быть ценные фрукты, которые вы не успели посадить, или Alien Steaks, которые не успели заморозить.
Первая стадия разложения пищи, ( Unstable), вообще не опасна для здоровья. Чтобы получить шанс вызвать болезнь, еда должна полежать 2 дня как минимум. А ещё эта настройка уничтожает бананы, которые в самом начале игры нужны для посадки. Поэтому повсеместно эту опцию выставляют в 'No', а при сомнениях насчёт состояния еды консультируются у повара ( Chef). На корабле, где всё ещё есть грибы, случайное отравление это скорее положительный случай, т.к. оно подтверждает человечность.
Defaults to: 'None'.
When set to 'Research' or 'Project', research efficiency in these fields will be increased by 1%, which is useful when researching the Plasma Shield or Шаблон:Research with untrained crewmembers. When set to 'Astronavigation', 1 additional zone will be revealed with every Analyze action, which essentially doubles the effectivity of a non- Astrophysicist.
It is recommended that an agile Administrator switches this setting to whatever is needed at the time. Otherwise, it is wisest to leave this on 'Astronavigation', where it has the largest effect.
According to in-game tooltips, the CPU Priority can only be changed every 8 cycles.
Defaults to: 'Inactive'.
Becomes available when the Plasma Shield is researched. Only when set to 'Active' will the Shield start to absorb damage and regenerate, so this is obviously something that should be done as soon as possibl. Only Mush could draw any benefit from deactivating it.
Defaults to: 'Piloting'.
This setting determines which field of work should be exclusively available to its experts. When set to 'Project', only Designer characters can access NERON's Core. When set to 'Research', only Biologist and Medic characters can access the Research Lab. When set to 'Piloting', only Pilot characters can launch the various craft on the ship, including Patrollers, the Icarus and the Pasiphae.
'Piloting' is most useful here, as it prevents non-Pilot Mush from taking your ships, and less experienced non-Pilot crewmembers from performing inefficient to outright damaging actions they do not have the skills for, i.e. fighting Hunters. Not only do they aim badly, but take-offs and landings come with various dangers to the hull, the craft and the rookie pilot themselves.
Do switch this away from 'Piloting', however, for situations where you specifically want a non-Pilot to fly: Either to collect scrap in the Pasiphae (which can be worth it, even with a little accident) or to launch Expeditions where a Pilot is in the team but wants to conserve his for Hunters.
Defaults to: 'Unauthorized'.
When 'Authorized', the NERON Administrator can choose to speak as NERON by typing /neron before a chat message. This can be used to open fun avenues of role-play, make important announcement more visible... but also to create fake NERON reports.
Note that this will work for new chat threads as well as chat replies.
Because a Mush Administrator can authorize himself to use this feature very stealthily, it is better to just turn it on and use its advantages as well. In fact, a crew that is aware of this mechanic in the first place is less likely to fall for false messages.
Defaults to: 'Yes'.
If activated, NERON will automatically announce the death and cause of death of any crewmember.
Again, only the Mush can draw any benefit from disabling this, to obscure murders. However, the crew member gauge at the top of the screen will still be updated with a deceased crewmember, and any private channels the victim was in will explicitly declare their demise. So this option is of limited utility, even when combined with a forged death announcement.
Defaults to: 'Yes'.
Disabling this allows all crew members to use Grenades onboard of the Daedalus as well as unleashing NERON's highly intelligent, sarcastic and spiteful personality. NERON Announcements will become much longer and less coherent, hinting that moral and functional constraints have been removed from the AI.
As Mush can cause harm with Grenades either way, this option is largely a matter of taste unless you are afraid of Griefers.
Defaults to: 'Yes'.
This should only be set to 'No' if you want to deliberately leave somebody behind.