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Datalinks content
« on: February 22, 2012, 08:44:40 AM »
Here's some list i found on the Polish civ site. we can use it to expand our Datalinks.

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SMAC-Related Abbreviations

AA - Alien Artifact (unit type)

AAA - special ability (Anti-Aircraft Artillery)

AC - 1.Alpha Centauri (THE GAME)
         2.Aerospace Complex (base facility)

AI - 1.Artifical Intelligence (computer-controlled player)
        2. Artificial Idiot (computer-controlled player)
        Basically both are the same thing, but the second definition is used by higer-level players.

AMA - Advanced Military Algorithms (technological advance)

ANI - Artifical Non-Intelligence (computer-controlled player)

AP - Applied Physics (technological advance)

AST - Advanced Subatomic Theory (technological advance)

AtT - Ascent to Transcendence (Secret Project)

AV - Ascetic Virtues (Secret Project)

BC - Bioenhancement Center (base facility)

BR - 1.Blind Research (game setting)
         2. the initals of a certain former Firaxis staff member.

CC - 1.Command Center (base facility)
         2.Children's Creeche (base facility)

CDF - Citizen's Defence Force (Secret Project)

ChG - Chironian Guild (THIS SITE)

CP - Colony Pod (unit type)

CV - Cloning Vats (Secret Project)

CyC - Cybernetic Consciousness (faction)

CyF or CF - Cyborg Factory (Secret Project)

D:AP - Doctrine: Air Power (technological advance)

D:I - Doctrine: Initiative (technological advance)

D:M - Doctrine: Mobility (technological advance)

DoD - Do or Die (game setting)

ECM - special ability (Electronic Counter-Measures)

ED - Eco-Damage (concept)

EG - Empath Guild (Secret Project)

EE - 1.Ecological Engineering (technological advance)
         2.Enviromental Economics (technological advance)

FM - Free Market (Social Engineering setting)

FoP - Factor of Production: either a Nutrient, Mineral, or Energy point.

GA - Golden Age (concept)

GC - Garland Crater (landmark)

HEC - High Energy Chemistry (technological advance)

HGP - Human Genome Project (Secret Project)

HSA - Hunter-Seeker Algorithm (Secret Project)

IA - Industrial Automation (technological advance)

ICS - Infinite City Sprawl - a strategy widely used in Civ2, but not so effective in SMAC because of the harsh expansion drone issues. A lot of players still employ the strategy, however....it basically consists of building virtually nothing but pods until you run out of room, find another habitable landmass, and continue to churn out the pods. Basically total horizontal expansion, building next to no facilities.

IE - Industrial Economics (technological advance)

IoD - Isle of the Deep (unit type)

JOMTS - Just One More Turn Syndrome - It works like this:
Turn 1 - you think "I'll play just one more turn and I'll go to bed/work/the kitchen/the toilet to get some food/ease the suffering of my bladder/[insert something else that is vital for you here]".
Turn 2 - you think "I'll play just one more turn and I'll go to bed/work/the kitchen/the toilet to get some food/ease the suffering of my bladder/[insert something else that is vital for you here]".
Turn 3 - you think "I'll play just one more turn and I'll go to bed/work/the kitchen to get some food/the toilet/[insert something else that is vital for you here]".
[...]
Turn n - you think "I'll play just one more turn and I'll go to bed/work/the kitchen/the toilet to get some food/ease the suffering of my bladder/[insert something else that is vital for you here]. Gosh, what's that bright, yellow ball doing there outside my window?".
And so on.
If you have noticed these symptoms in your case, don't worry - there is no know medical treatment that could draw your attention away from your favorite game.

LB - Lord's Believers (faction)

LoC - Locusts of Chiron (unit type)

MCC - Maritime Control Center (Secret Project)

ME - Merchant Exchange (Secret Project)

MJ - Moonsoon Jungle (landmark)

MMI - Mind/Machine Interface (technological advance)

MP - Multiplayer (type of game session)

MW - Mind Worms (unit type)

NF - NanoFactory (Secret Project)

NJ - NeedleJet (unit type)

NN - Network Node (base facility)

OCC - One City Challenge (Challenge type)

PB - Planet Buster (unit type)

PBEM - Play by E-Mail (type of game session)

PE - Planetary Economics (technological advance)

PEG - Planetary Energy Grid (Secret Project)

PK - Peacekeepers (faction)

PT - Probe Team (unit type)

PTS - Planetary Transit System (Secret Project)

PS - 1.Police State (Social Engineering setting)
        2. Punishment Sphere (base facility)

PSA - Pre-Sentient Algorithms (technological advance)

PWM - Photon/Wave Mechanics (technological advance)

RC - Recreational Commons (base facility)

SA - Special Abillity (concept)

SAM - special ability (Surface-to-Air Missile)

SC - 1. Supercollider (Secret Project)
        2. Supply Crawler (unit type)

SE - 1. Social Engineering (game concept)
        2. Scenario Editor (game menu)

SFF - Synthetic Fossil Fuels (technological advance)

SL - Supreme Leader (concept)

SMAC - Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri (THE GAME)

SMACX - Sid Meier's Alien Crossfire/Xfire (The add-on to THE GAME)

SoAC - Secrets of Alpha Centauri (technological advance)

SotHB - Secrets of the Human Brain (technological advance)

SP - 1.Secret Project (game concept)
        2. Single Player (type of game session)

SoW - Spoils of War (game setting)

SSC - Super Science City (player-invented concept)

STS - Super Tensile Solids (technological advance)

TF - 1.Tree Farm (base facility)
        2. Terraforming (concept)

TI - Transcend Ironman/Ironmen - a player/players who has/have completed an SP game of SMAC on Transcend with the Ironman option turned on. Newbies, fear them.

ToE - Theory of Everything (Secret Project)

ToT - Threshold of Transcendence (technological advance)

TP - Terraforming Point - the (usually maximum) number of turns it takes a single terraformer to make a given terrain enhancement.

UFT - Unified Field Theory (technological advance)

UoP - University of Planet (faction)

UT - Universal Translator (Secret Project)

VoP - Voice of Planet (Secret Project)

VW - Virtual World (Secret Project)

WP - Weather Paradigm (Secret Project)

WtP - Will to Power (technological advance)

XD OR XED - XenoDome (Secret Project)

ZoC - Zone(s) of Control (game concept)

Abbreviations Used in Discussions

AFAIK - As Far As I Know

AFAIR - As Far As I Remember

BTW - By The Way

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

IIRC - If I Remember Correctly

IMHO - In My Humble Opinion

IMO - In My Opinion

IMVHO - In My Very Humble Opinion

LMAO - Laughing My A** Off

LOL - Laughing Out Loud

OTOH - On The Other Hand

ROTFL - Rolling On The On The Floor Laughing

RTFM - Read The F***ing Manual
« Last Edit: August 28, 2012, 02:13:35 PM by sisko »
Anyone else feels like it's time to fix the faction graphics bug?

 

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