Rooms are used to partition your base. They primary use is to improve performance rendering large bases. When the player is inside the room, nothing outside the room is rendered (drawn) and vice versa. This increases the FPS of the game. In later updates, rooms will also give bonuses such as faster crafting times, reduced costs, etc.
Building a roomEdit
Begin building a room by placing 1 x Generic Room Controller in the location you want to build the room. The controller will then give instructions via text and visual clues to building a room. You will also be required to create inner and outer airlocks for the room. You can arrange 9 x Airlock Inner blocks and 9 x Airlock Outer blocks to act as 3x3 doors to your room.
To transfer items into or out of a room 1 x Logistics Grommet can be built as part of a room wall to allow item transfer. Conveyor Belts or Transport Pipes can be built on either side of the Logistics Grommet to transfer items through the Logistics Grommet.
To transfer energy into or out of a room 1 x Energy Grommet can be built as part of a room wall to allow energy transfer. Power Storage Blocks will need to be built adjacent to the Energy Grommet as the energy source to enable the transfer. Any power consumer, including more Power Storage Blocks can be built as the receiver of the energy on the other side of the Energy Grommet.
Types of roomsEdit
- Healing Room: Basic MedBay, Ampule Dispensers and Cloning Vat can be placed here.
- Hydroponic Garden: Build Hydroponic Bays to grow and harvest plants.
(Currently, the types of rooms are limited though more will be added in the future)
On lower-end computers, the performance boost while inside a room can be substantial.