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Completing a research project will unlock blueprints for new or improved machinery and upgrades as well as more advanced research projects.

The first few projects only cost Research Points and a small amount of energy and are performed at the Research Station.

More advanced research projects with the description "Requires Laboratory" must be completed through the use of the Laboratory, and will require items such as Experimental Pods, and an extremely high amount of energy to complete.

 Project List

The following is a list of research projects that are obtained by spending Research Points at the Research Station

Research Project Name Cost
Black Box Data 1
Local Life Forms 5
Base Building 5
Anthropological Osteology 15
Assembly Line Machines 5
Power Grid 5
Base Defence 10
Upgraded Power Grid 12
Basic Mining Upgrades I 5
Suit Upgrading 8
Room Building 5
Aesthetics 5
Spooky Aesthetics 1
Room Aesthetics 5
Laboratories 10
Automation 5
Agriculture 5
SpiderBot 10
Basic SpiderBot Defences 10
Basic SpiderBot Logistics 10
Improved Ore Scanning 1
Freight Transit 5
Mothballed 0

The following projects are researched at the Laboratory and use the number of Experimental Pods or other items listed.

Note: you can also use the following at the Laboratory to gain Research Points. You must switch modes on the Laboratory to do this.

Research Project Name
Basic Experimental Pod.png
Simplified Experimental Pod.png
Intermediate Experimental Pod.png
Complex Experimental Pod.png
Advanced Experimental Pod.png
Ultimate Experimental Pod.png
XL Experimental Pod.png
Misc
Basic Logistics 5 2
Basic Miner Upgrades II 10
Advanced Logistics and Storage 10 5
Cold Research 5 10
Intermediate Miner Upgrades I 5 15
Resin Handling 25 xSoft Resin.png Soft Resin
Advanced Resin Handling 25 xRefined Liquid Resin.png Refined Liquid Resin
Intermediate SpiderBot Defences 15 12
Advanced Storage 25 25 xRefined Liquid Resin.png Refined Liquid Resin
Intermediate Miner Upgrades II 5 15 35
Advanced Room Building 128 xConstruction Paste.png Construction Paste
Cryogenics Research 50 50 35
Bulk Storage 25 150 xRefined Liquid Resin.png Refined Liquid Resin
Clean Room Building 1280 xConstruction Paste.png Construction Paste
Tier 2 Research
Advanced Miner Upgrades 5 15 35 50
Bulk Miner Upgrades 25 75 135 150
Advanced Defence 75 75
Missile Defence 125 125
Metal Alloys 25 10 25
Rolling Stock 25 25
Crystal Dynamics 5 55 45
Advanced Power Grid 50 50 25
Ultra-Power Grid 50 75 75
Advanced SpiderBot Defences 100 150
Improved Minecarts 128 128 128 128
Improved Minecart Logistics 128 128 128 128
Advanced Energy Defence 275 275
Ultimate Power Grid 250 250 250
Tier 3 Research
Advanced Crystal Dynamics 200 xCrystal Deposit.png Crystal Deposit
Improved Cargo Lifts 25 15
Hydrocarbon Recombination 15 75 45 25 35
Orbital Power Transmission 125 125 125
Basic Rocketry 512 xBiomass.png Biomass
Orbital Railgun 64 xAlloyed Machine Block.png Alloyed Machine Block; 64 xRefined Liquid Resin.png Refined Liquid Resin
Tier 4 Research
Frozen Factory Expansion 64 xAlloyed Machine Block.png Alloyed Machine Block; 64 xOverclocked Crystal Clock.png Overclocked Crystal
Large Scale Vein Extraction 512 512 512 1 xChromium Ore.png Chromium Ore; 1 xMolybdenum Ore.png Molybdenum Ore
Geothermal Power 100 100 100
Efficient Vein Extraction 512 xChromium Bar.png Chromium Bar; 512 xMolybdenum Bar.png Molybdenum Bar;
512 xCompressed Freezon Canister.png Compressed Freezon Canister
Perfect Vein Extraction 512 xChromium Bar.png Chromium Bar; 512 xMolybdenum Bar.png Molybdenum Bar;
512 xCompressed Freezon Canister.png Compressed Freezon Canister
Particulate Filtration 32 xChromium Bar.png Chromium Bar; 32 xMolybdenum Bar.png Molybdenum Bar
Bulk Cargo Lifts 256 256
Basic CryoPlasm Defence 64 64 32 xImbued Machine Block.png Imbued Machine Block
CryoPlasm Defence Scanning 64
Mobile CryoPlasm Defence 64 xImbued Machine Block.png Imbued Machine Block
Static CryoPlasm Defence 64 xCompressed Chlorine.png Compressed Chlorine
Long Range CryoPlasm Defence 64 xCompressed Sulphur.png Compressed Sulphur
Rapid Logistics 25 xCompressed Freezon Canister.png Compressed Freezon Canister; 25 xCompressed Sulphur.png Compressed Sulphur;
25 xCompressed Chlorine.png Compressed Chlorine
MagmaBore 256 xHiemal Machine Block.PNG Hiemal Machine Block
8 Lights In The Dark 256 xHiemal Machine Block.PNG Hiemal Machine Block

Cheat Sheet / Research Tree

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Research Tree


Tech Tree for Fortresscraft Evolved & Frozen Factory Expansion

Click here for a chart of all research, including recipes unlocked and their material costs. You can also click the image below. (Fortresscraft Evolved - without expansion) This chart is a work-in-progress. If there is incorrect information, please post a comment so changes can be made. Thank you

Alternate version

Research tree made using Python, PlantUML and GraphViz.

Alternate Research Tree

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