Multiverse was founded by:
Kix, AgenTHeKat, Laythe, Markus McCloud
Multiverse Development Team:
Jersee - Lead Dev
Laythe - Art
PDTM - Art and Music
MoreOrLesser - Art
Felipemello - Art
SquishyBoi - Music
MaddieDoktor - Music
R4V3-0N - Art
localresources - Additional Programming
Lucca - Writing
Foo757 - Writing
Retired Multiverse devs:
Woona - Contributions from Vicious Vessels, Viable Weapons, First Contact (unreleased), and standalone Orchid + Shell mods.
Markus McCloud - Additional Art
Solid Boi - Additional Art
MagicBadger - Additional Art
Winter - Writing
Additional Thanks to:
Mstislav Sokolov: Framework for the EXE installer
Bamalf: Providing the ARS+ game font
Andr3wtime: Gyges (Bishop Cruiser type B) sprite
TheSwiftTiger: Additional Music + Lead Hyperspace Developer
Mathchamp, Admiral Billy, Mr. Doom, laszlogasd, Ih8ih8sn0w, Winderps and Chrono Vortex: Hyperspace development
JumboCarrot: Additional Music
PLIOU: Original Rock + Lost Sun guard and Duskbringer Station sprites.
Chrono Vortex: Lua contributions
SilentStorm, Pepson, Chrono Vortex: Cruiser map icons feature
slowriderxcorp, Chrono Vortex: Ship thrusters implementation
GenCool/Puppetsquid: Various crew cosmetics from Crew-D
BetelgeuseBear: Numerous Additional Sprites
The Dumb Dino: Free Mantis and Mantis ship additional Sprites
SomeFederationPerson/Romanos: 'Federation fleetship #3'
Anthonest: Inspiration for Arcadia Corporation color scheme + name
Koboyash: Original crystalline scatter sprite
RAD-82: Original Fed Guard Sprite
Jimli: Original Fed Tactical Fighter Sprite
Hyperion: Additional flavor text
Anonymous Fandom User: Tony Sr. Inspiration
Witherbottom: First youtuber to play Multiverse. You can check him out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3GyR1Q1qFatROk6rKPx74Q
Backgrounds and planets, with some exceptions, are collected from assorted wallpaper sites along with those already included in BPaP and Arsenal+. Additional effort to credit individual artists will be committed in the future. Several gas + ring planet sprites included in the mod were created by Laythe.
Benefits of joining the discord:
-Occasional exclusive pre-release versions
-Regular updates on mod progress
-Help with development and make suggestions/bug reports
-Talk with the devs and other people who've played the mod
-We're lonely and having another person to talk about the mod with will make us slightly happier
How to install Multiverse by Jersee
Manual install guides:
Basic Guide to Install Multiverse by acloudyrat on Reddit
An in-depth Hyperspace/Multiverse troubleshooting guide by Mr__Billeh on Reddit
How to Install FTL Multiverse by Witherbottom on Youtube
Before you can begin to play Multiverse, you will need some of the following things;
FOR QUICK INSTALLATION (WINDOWS + STEAM)
- Multiverse Installer (See DOWNLOAD section further below)
FOR MANUAL INSTALLATION
- Slipstream Mod Manager v1.9.1 (https://subsetgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=17102)
- The latest version of Hyperspace (https://subsetgames.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=35095)
- The latest version of Multiverse (downloads are below)
In brief, what is Hyperspace? Unlike traditional FTL mods, Hyperspace is not a content based expansion. Instead, it's a hardcoded modding API. Essentially, a framework for other mods to use that massively expands their potential. Multiverse is DRIVEN entirely by Hyperspace and will not work without it.
Hyperspace is not installed like typical FTL mods. You will not need to patch anything related to Hyperspace in slipstream (while using Multiverse). It can be tricky to get working, and if you are struggling I recommend using one of the installation guides above or join our discord to get help.
Known issues with installation;
- Installing Hyperspace on MacOS is borderline impossible. To use it (and thus Multiverse as well) the easiest solution is to use a virtual machine.
- Some lower end computers might experience performance issues while using Hyperspace.
Installation on Linux is now much easier and simpler thanks to the linux version of Hyperspace.
Here are some known/frequent roadblocks people often encounter when trying to install Multiverse or Hyperspace, and solutions (or lack thereof) for them.
Multiverse is not showing up in slipstream even though I put it in the mod folder.
This is because Multiverse is a zip file by default rather than an ftl file. There are two solutions;
1. Enable zip file detection in slipstream (preferred solution)
- Launch slipstream
- Go to the "file" tab at the top left and select "preferences"
- Check the "allow_zip" box. Click apply
- Restart slipstream
- If you're on windows, make sure file extensions are visible in file explorer (view -> check "file name extensions")
- Right click on the Multiverse zip file and select "rename"
- Select the .zip at the end of the file and change it to .ftl, then press enter to confirm
Multiverse is stuck on the loading screen/briefly plays the menu music before crashing
This is a clientside issue that is hard to reproduce. That said, it is usually constant for people who experience it. There are several potential solutions for this.
1. Use Opengl
- Navigate to your FTL installation folder
- Right click on your FTLGame.exe and make a shortcut
- Open the shortcut properties and find the "target" box
- Press space and type -opengl at the end
3. If this still does not work, then you can try removing the additional backgrounds. This will result in many black backgrounds at beacons, but its better than not being able to play at all.
- Open your Multiverse zip file
- Navigate to the img folder
- Delete the following folders; stars_special, stars_hazard, stars_lightspeed, and stars_sector
- Patch the modified zip file in slipstream once again.
My Multiverse worked at one point but is now crashing
This is often caused by impromptu power outages. It typically means your save file is corrupted, which means you'll have to delete it. This WILL result in a loss of unlock data, but can be undone using the console. For unlocking ships with the console, please visit this wiki page.
Before deleting your save file, first try this. You may be able to avoid data loss.
- Go to documents/my games/Faster Than Light
- Find the file titled hs_mv_version.sav
- Move hs_mv_prof.sav to a different folder. DO NOT DELETE IT
- Run the game. If you make it to the main menu without getting stuck/crashing, proceed
- Move hs_mv_prof.sav back to the original folder
Due to Multiverse's extensive nature and major internal retools, it is compatible with very few things.
The following enhancements/content is already pre-included into Multiverse, so you do NOT need to install them alongside it;
- Sleeper Service's fleet pursuit indicator (Multiverse uses the "x24 version." Patching lesser versions after MV will work as intended)
- Multiverse contains its own graphical enhancement mods. Using BPaP or related mods will override MV's own backgrounds, which is not recommended. Many of said backgrounds are already used from BPaP, ARS+, and similar mods.
- Multiverse contains its own UI remake. While an addon is available to restore to vanilla graphics, additional UI mods such as Shiny! will NOT work due to additional UI elements present in Hyperspace.
- The creator of Vicious Vessels, Woona, is a part of the Multiverse dev team. As such, many ships from VV can appear in Multiverse, albeit with edited stats and sometimes color schemes.
- Similarly, Woona's other two standalone crew mods, Orchids and Shells, are both included in Multiverse as well, again with heavy alterations.
The following is a list of mod types that will and will not work with Multiverse. If you are unsure if a mod will work, I advise you to NOT use it as most mods will break MV. In general, I would advise only using vanilla Multiverse for your first few runs as there is more than enough content to not require additional mods at first.
- Other Overhaul Mods - These will never work together under any conditions. DO NOT attempt to install mods such as Captain's Edition, Arsenal+, Insurrection, Stations Job, etc while using Multiverse.
Beyond extensive crashes and content overrides, the intended balances and settings of each of these mods are completely different and would clash regardless.
- Any mods that adds new sectors or events - Similarly to overhauls, NEVER attempt to use any mods that modify events or sectors alongside Multiverse unless they were specifically designed to be compatible. You will experience major issues if you do.
- Non-Hyperspace Ship Packs - These will never work either. Besides the myriad of issues with importing ships not meant for MV, non-hyperspace ships will simply not appear in-game. If you wish to convert a ship pack to be compatible with Multiverse, please ask for help on the discord.
- Hyperspace Ship Packs - These will partially work. The ships will appear in-game, but depending on the mod you may experience issues. Multiverse does have a basic "compatibility" check that runs at the start, which will outfit ships with the bare minimum necessities to be playable.
Beyond that, we cannot verify whether or not the ships will work as intended.
- Weapon/Drone Packs - While weapon packs will partially work with Multiverse (weapons will appear in most stores as intended), you will experience many issues. Secret sectors with limited item pools will still spawn these new weapons, and enemy ships will be unable to use them.
Besides this, I heavily recommend never using weapon packs with Multiverse anyways. Weapon balance is very carefully considered and clutter is constantly reduced. The addition of more weapons will offset these changes drastically.
- Enemy ship expansions - No, unless they were made for Multiverse. Though there are few of these, mods like Vicious Vessels (which incidentally is also included in Multiverse) will not work as Multiverse renames all ship lists.
- Hyperspace Crew Mods - this depends heavily on how said mod works. Just like with weapon packs, you will experience issues like crew spawning where they aren't supposed to, However, said crew should work fine on their own. Just don't expect them to have any blue options.
- Graphical Mods - While it is very unlikely any sort of graphical/UI mods will break Multiverse, you may experience strange visual errors. We've worked hard to try and make the experience as polished as possible however, so hopefully additional graphical mods aren't required.
- MV Addons - as should be obvious, mods made for Multiverse are the only ones that can be ensured to be compatible. Just make sure you're using the right versions for them!
When patching Multiverse, ensure you are using the following order in slipstream. You can draw mods around in the list to rearrange them. Patch order is extremely important.
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1. DO NOT PATCH Hyperspace.ftl. All necessary components are already included in Multiverse.
2. Your Multiverse Version
3. Any official Multiverse Addons
4. Any unnoficial Multiverse Addons
5. Smaller content mods you may be using alongside Multiverse
Again, I HIGHLY recommend playing Multiverse without any addons or additional mods for your first several runs. This way, you fully understand the depth of what the mod has to offer before going on to add additional content that will likely clash with it.
UNLOCKS CARRY OVER BETWEEN UPDATES. YOU WILL NOT LOSE PROFILE PROGRESS FOR UPDATING.
If this is your first time modding FTL and you're on a STEAM version, you may use a dedicated installer to help you setup every dependency.
DO NOT USE THE INSTALLER IF YOU ALREADY USE A STANDALONE SLIPSTREAM MANAGER.
DOWNLOAD INSTALLER - 5.4.1 ORCHIDS REVAMPED (WINDOWS + STEAM ONLY, FIRST-TIME INSTALL ONLY)
Google Drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13BqS1UTFAu2ilB_hdn3rEeoSViaGn--x/view?usp=sharing
The installer does not auto-update and only includes major version releases except in the case of groundbreaking issues. You may want to check the latest versions available as standalone downloads.
When updating to future versions, DO NOT RERUN THE INSTALLER: instead, download the raw files below and use the modman added in your main FTL folder.
DOWNLOAD RAW FILES (OTHER PLATFORMS, UPDATES, MANUAL INSTALL)
MULTIVERSE VERSION 5.4.4 - ORCHIDS REVAMPED
DOWNLOAD BOTH FILES
Assets File (5.4.4): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kG8b_IfXuFMQoPExZ-Qxqvn9uWTZ6ReQ/view?usp=sharing
Data File (5.4.4): https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UrczweLb3fEqOIiUfPnQNmCXNa_BQt-I/view?usp=sharing
This link will always take you to the latest version. All hotfixes are treated as their own isolated version.
CURRENT HYPERSPACE VERSION: 1.10.0
If you simply need to update your existing Hyperspace version, get the newer Hyperspace.dll file and place it in your main FTL folder. DO NOT PUT IT IN YOUR MODS FOLDER.
Please ensure your Hyperspace is up-to-date:
Warning: This changelog contains spoilers. Read at your own risk
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Added Confederate Sectors, including 26 new events for them, alongside their music track.
Added the Confederate, Cultivator and Caretaker Cruisers. Also added one other secret Orchid cruiser.
Added the Vampweed Bomber, Interceptor, Outrider, Escort, Transport, Minelayer, and Station. Reworked several of the existing Vampweed ships.
Added Cultivators aka elite Vampweeds.
Added Spore Launchers and Vampweed crew drones.
Reworked Chieftains into Caretakers, a support based sub-type. Added a new Orchid elite called Praetor.
Added an elite version of the Solar Kernel. Resprited elite kernels to match the new Praetorian colorscheme.
Added 4 new Gathering events. Expanded existing Orchid events.
Added the Calming Spores and Decomposers lab upgrades.
Added new regular Renegade encounters with 2 Vampweed ships.
The sins of your child murdering ways can no longer go without just consequences.
Added over 110 new events across existing sectors. Tweaked some existing ones.
Added new socialization events.
Added 3 salvage events.
Added 3 events when exploring Tony's stores.
Added thruster animations for various player and enemy ships, courtesy of slow and Chrono Vortex.
You can now see jukebox unlocks in the stats menu.
Added a "Neutral Sector" identifier. Neutral sectors will now show up as grey on the sector map.
Notoriety trackers for Federation allied factions now also add general notoriety to their total. If your notoriety is too high with a faction's ally, it will also increase their notoriety as well.
Added a way to view reputation in the mission report.
Added new fleet backgrounds to various events, most notably start beacons.
Added the Dynasty, Corporate and Morph music track. Improved the Psychedelic (Nebula) track.
Added a Leech sale sector and removed the Unexplored Nebula Sale Sector.
Added the following pirates: Mantis Marauder, Free Mantis Scout, Bomber, Fighter, Destroyer, Battleship, Transport, Station, Crystal Assault, Orchid Transport, Leech ships, Slug Station, and missing Engineer ships. Updated Pirate Engineer Rigger.
Added Slaver and Smuggler variants of Crystal, Orchid and Leech Transports.
Added Slaver variants of Hive Transport, Duskbringer Dropship, Duskbringer Jailer, Coalition Abductor and Coalition Jailer.
Added new Kestrel, Federation, Union and Militia cruiser sprites.
Greatly improved the sprites of all Union ships, Federation Scout/Bomber, Duskbringer Dropship, and the Gathering Bomber. Regular Militia ships now use Union ship models. Repurposed the old Militia transport for the Federation.
Added a new Free Mantis Guard, Fighter, Destroyer, and Hive Marauder, Battleship (+Brood counterparts), Interceptor and Transport sprites, courtesy of The Dumb Dino.
Added the Shell Investigator and its subtype variants.
Added an elite counterpart to the Lanius Marauder.
Added a new Overconserver sprite, courtesy of Alder.
Added a system preview in the hangar, thanks to Chrono Vortex/vertaalfout.
Added new thematic ship icons on the map related to your cruiser, thanks to SilentStorm, Pepson and Chrono Vortex.
Accepted surrender events (most of them at least) now delete incoming projectiles in flight.
Added the Knighted loot transport which drops the already existing Knight loot. The guard now follows typical guard reward rules.
Polished the difficulty selection when starting a run to require less clicks and be less intrusive.
Added a quick way to install [X] augments at the start of a run.
Generic QUEST map labels now provide a small summary of the task.
Added the new Lifejackets Augment for all Union ships, which grants various support and defensive buffs to crew under half health.
Added a new internal upgrade for Piloting: Logistical Assistant.
All Orchid and Sentry variants now have particle effects for their buffs/debuffs.
Increased chances of certain unlock focused stability events spawning. The presence of detergent now signifies low stability.
Restructured sectors heavily, so that event distributions are now consistent between sector types.
Removed non-faction specific filler events from main event pools and added them to a new low priority pool. This should make generic sectors feel less bland.
Modified how hostile encounters proc. Hazard variants no longer add extra weight to the pool but can spawn anywhere a regular fight variant can occur.
Fighting, threatening, and demanding guards now raises their respective faction's notoriety.
Rewrote many old defeat/surrender events to remove outdated lore and narration that accused the player of being unethical.
Reworked outpost events. They now spawn more often, have new text, respond to notoriety, and use their own faction stations when applicable. They will always spawn in their associated unique sector.
Modified the toggle button UI.
Added a buttom prompt to recall crew out of combat for Peacekeeper A.
The nemesis won't prey on new players until they've reached S8 once. Secret sector encounters with them now require a prior encounter in the same run to occur.
CURA will only start to appear after 2 visits to S8.
Projector holograms can now be controlled and moved around.
MV Renegades no longer spawn in nebula sectors.
Shell sectors now use the auto fleet.
Sylvan now spawns on a nebula beacon in nebula sectors.
Sylvan can now sell the Burst Laser 4 in his unique item deal.
Separatist Unique sector now generates a guaranteed True End Link beacon.
Renamed MV's Normal challenge mode to Standard to differentiate it further from vanilla Normal.
Renamed Osmian B (Ambroise Paré -> Prometheus) since its current gimmick no longer fit with the original name.
Renamed Pike 2 to Sarissa, Lucerne 2 to Goedendag.
Failing the Sherlock investigation now boosts fleet advance instead of killing off a crew even under Clone Bay.
Crew killing the Black Market guard now grants the weapon without need of teleporter.
The Slugs will no longer attempt to hack a non-existent O2 system.
The Auto shield virus event now limits the enemy Hacking by 2.
Rescuing a survivor in the revolutionary cache event now gives an Ampere.
Helping the Theocracy convoy now deals minor hull damage instead of summoning boarders if you give the real cargo to the Rockmen.
Union and Gathering ships now spawn with partially randomized crew.
Inquisition vessels now use elite kernels instead of regular kernels.
Blessing of Aether now reveals Augmented and Spectral Capital ruins.
You can now translate the Augmented ruins.
Added sounds on Wraith and Gouls abilities.
The rogue Rebel event fleet boost outcome is now optional rather than out of the player's control.
Smugglers now present another weapon offer at 1 reputation. Drone purchase is available by default.
Monk cruisers can now suggest peace to the Flagship without doing the Monk quest.
Anurak now counts for medical crew blue options.
Devorak's hideout quest can now spawn in the next sector.
Showing Tully the package now reveals the map.
Reduced the default price of the used toilet CURA task from 25 to 15 scrap.
The newspaper CURA task now repairs 10 hull points once the timer passes.
Attacking the Arcadia station now raises notoriety.
Capturing the Obelisk transport loot now grants the highest Mk of Laser/Beam/Pinpoint/Plasma.
Updated the available items in Nexus.
Lesser Things no longer take up crew space while on the enemy ship.
Irwin can now activate demon slayer mode against the VoE.
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Optimized the file size by deleting many redundant assets.
Optimized combat augment usage - less clicks, and does not present the option to disrupt a non-existent system.
Improved and remade many miniship icons thanks to Julk.
Fixed some typos, including this one.
Fixed Rift Waker/God Killer queued shots breaking saves. They now lower cloak as consequence.
Improved shield shapes and placements on some player cruisers.
Fixed several minor graphics bugs with various weapons.
Fixed various ASB events summoning planets when inappropriate.
Fixed illogical room graphics on multiple cruisers.
Fixed female humans having inconsistent layers with male humans.
Fixed Rigger-type enemies in S1 having higher weapon levels than 1.
Fixed ability to do more than one reroute at S8.
Fixed being able to use drone blue options without Drone Control installed.
Fixed elites sometimes dropping another item besides their special drop.
Fixed Sylvan offering the Mine Launcher and Hektar trades in S1.
Fixed Chaos Mode fleet spawning True End gunboats instead of regular ones.
Fixed the 'Greater Than' sprite being outdated.
Irwin and Gvan's abilities now disable Siren health drain.
Demon hunter Irwin now properly stops Things from duplicating with his ability.
Restored the exploding death anims for Sentinels and Radiants.
Fixed Turban weapons charging trick.
Fixed monk store displaying the wrong map label in nebula.
Fixed the hijacked Crystal station store event not having a store beacon outside of nebulas.
Fixed technoroomba not counting as a morph.
Adjusted techno intruder cooldown to let it chain ion like its default counterpart.
Fixed various incorrect hp values for technopath forms.
Fixed some store entry options not granting a storage check when it made sense.
Fixed chaos horse not getting blue options and lab.
Fixed chaos spider not benefitting from Overfield.
Fixed chaos spider attack debuff not working.
Fixed chaos YY and Gana missing from some drone lists.
Fixed Titan Fists not increasing damage done to drones.
Fixed Spiritual Abandonment not overriding Hard-Light Shielding.
Fixed Crystal Liberators not granting suffocation resistance to Crystals with the Geodification mod.
Fixed Respirators not working with Anatomical Gyroscopes.
Fixed Freddy being nerfed by Observational Learning.
Fixed Vinz being nerfed by Chemical Proliferation.
Fixed Sylvan greeting you at the Guild lodge if he was killed before.
Fixed Sylvan not selling Lanius loot Chain Flak, B.S.B. and Slotgun.
Fixed CEL gear not generating on Crapbucket.
Fixed Wallace Beacon store not offering Teleporter.
Fixed Legion ships using the wrong weapon list.
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Not enough space to list balance changes here!
Consult them here, at the bottom: https://ftlmultiverse.boards.net/thread/58/multiverse-base-version-orchids-revamped
To get access to older versions of Multiverse, you can find them archived on our Discord server, linked at the beginning of the forum post.
FTL Multiverse is a massive overhaul (and even borderline total-conversion) mod for FTL: Faster Than Light to a scale never seen before in the FTL community. Multiverse overhauls, expands, or refurbishes nearly every aspect of the game, whether its ships, crew, events, weapons, you name it! Thanks to the modding breakthrough of Hyperspace, Multiverse was the first mod to incorporate previously impossible modding aspects like new crew types (beyond that of the unused 'Ghost' race from vanilla), infinite player ships, and so much more.
What sets Multiverse apart the most from other FTL mods however is the meticulous attention to detail, in both the worldbuilding and balance. While it's far from perfect (nothing is, after all), inclusions are carefully weighed against already existing features and unnecessary bloat is pruned whenever possible in the many frequent updates MV receives.
Multiverse features over 100 different weapons to customize your arsenal with, but they aren't all found in stores! Weapons which you'll obtain from events/stores are all carefully balanced, including massive rebalances to vanilla equipment as well, to ensure everything can prove to be a useful tool rather than deadweight to be sold at your next opportunity. There's also a number of new types of weapons, such as Energy Cannons that do both ion and hull damage but no system damage, Particle Accelerators which annihilate systems but do no hull damage, Kernels that act similarly to Missiles but with replicative properties that allow them to sometime ignore ammo usage, and many more!
Though there's far fewer drones, it's for good reason. Unlike other mods, Multiverse instead removes a majority of drones from the vanilla pool, instead replacing them with new varieties such as "Toggle" and "Amp" drones. Toggle drones serve two different functions and can be swapped out before battle, such as the Guardian drone which serves as both a standard anti-missile defense drone as well as the anti-drone! Amp drones too can be configured before battle, but are swapped between different power levels to scale their effects for early, mid, and late game as however fits best into your loadout.
Thanks to hyperspace, Multiverse can even add brand new crew drones! Along with a Mk2 upgrade for the standard anti-personnel drone (now a toggle between boarding and defense modes), you can now use the Manager, Doctor, and Recon drones to supplement your organic crew.
A vast majority of augments which once spawned in stores will no longer pollute the augment pool - instead they can be installed conveniently aboard your ship at any available opportunity, and won't even take up an augment slot! Internal upgrades allow you to explore many strategies that relied entirely upon luck of the draw in vanilla. No longer will missile or drone builds be crippled by being unable to find a replicator or drone arm. Some are even brand new functions entirely, like crew moving faster for each powered Medbay level, or crew being immune to stun inside the Shield room.
The crew lab functions similarly but can serve an even larger number of purposes. After installing the lab on your ship, you'll be able to select one primary modifications for every species that you have aboard your vessel. Modifications provide permanent alterations to the stats of your crew, opening up new synergies or changing the use case of crew entirely. However, only one primary mod can be installed per species per run and cannot be uninstalled, so choose wisely! Secondary upgrades are available as well when you upgrade the lab, and apply similar modifications to specific sub-types of crew.
Based on a feature from the Captain's Edition mod, though executed very differently, combat augments can be found in stores and certain special events and can be activated to jam certain enemy systems temporary. Their effects are powerful, but typically cost fuel, with most lasting for 30 to 45 seconds.
One of the biggest new wealths of content provided in Multiverse you'll find scarcely elsewhere is the new crew types, enabled only by Hyperspace. Along with the new species like the oxygen-providing and crew-buffing Orchids, explosive but quickly suffocating Shells, electrically charged Leeches, and many more, every crew type also has a variety of sub-types with different modified characteristics. For example, Human medics are worse at combat, but have the unique ability to deploy a healing bomb that effects all allied crew in the room. Zoltan monks are completely incapable of combat, but can temporarily stun all crew in the room. Rock outcasts have less health than ordinary Rockmen, but get progressively stronger for every allied outcast or fellow Rockman in the room.
Every species (as well as some individual sub-factions) have at least one special sub-type known as an elite. Elites are extra strong but sometimes have one major weakness. Slug rangers can deploy stun bombs and cloak, as well as doing massive crew damage in combat. However, they're unable to damage systems and move slower due to their special armor created from the hides of other creatures. Engi Defenders are even worse at combat but repair extremely fast, and can temporarily shield themselves for massively reduced damage from enemy attackers. Elites are often very hard to obtain, but are always worthy additions to your crew when you can find them.
Along with sub-types for existing crew, Multiverse introduces a number of new species such as the Orchids, Shells, Phantoms, Leeches, and many more, several of which are secret! Each species has its own unique set of traits, lore, and ships. Orchids act as support crew, both refilling oxygen on your ship as well as providing buffs or debuffs depending on the variant. Shells can explode, taking heavy self damage which they regenerate afterwards for a variety of effects. Some Shells heal allied crew, others instantly repair systems, and some cause heavy crew and system damage. Phantoms can move through doors without breaking them first and are incredible at sabotage as well as being immune to hazards, providing a very different boarding experience than in vanilla. Leeches drain power from enemy systems and regenerate health out of combat, providing quick ways to take down enemy systems.
Multiverse doesn't just stop at adding more equipment and crew, it has just as many if not more ships! Featuring over 200 player ships and over 800 enemy ships, there's an incredible number of different playstyles to explore and challenges to face.
With 17 pages of ships, most species (or groups of related species) get their own page of ships, each of which has its own unlock quests. All ships from pages 2 to 14 have a complete set of A, B, and C variants with alternate gimmicks and loadouts just like in vanilla, with the addition of special elite ships on the right. Elite ships only have one or two variants and are unlocked by unlocking all other related vessels, but are much stronger than ordinary ships. A major portion of Multiverse's gameplay is centered around optional questlines and bosses to unlock all of the ships! Unlock quests are far more in-depth than vanilla and typically require significantly less RNG outside of finding them as well.
With more than a dozen new factions in Multiverse, there's a massive variety of enemies to encounter. Powerful elite ships carry upgraded arsenals and elite crew of their own, but typically only spawn in homeworld sectors. Powerful boss fights pose even greater threats, but often drop special equipment, unique crew, or lead to even grander questlines with larger rewards!
Multiverse is massive, so huge we couldn't possibly cover everything here. If you want to take a deeper dive into Multiverse, it has its own Wiki! It's still under maintenance and information can be out of date with the release of new updates, but the community is working hard to keep on expanding it and making sure the articles are all reliable.
However, here's a list of some of the most noteworthy additions or focuses of the mod;
- Extremely extensive worldbuilding and lore. While it's certainly not vanilla friendly, Multiverse acts as a sequel to the base game and has many returning faces such as Kazaaakplethkilik, Slocknog, Ariadne, and more! Expect to find hundreds of new in-depth events as you explore the completely overhauled setting Multiverse provides.
- A brand new second difficulty select, letting you choose between Casual, Normal, Challenge, and Extreme modes. These influence a number of things and provide a second way to change up your game beyond that of the usual Easy, Normal, and Hard.
- A brand new Flagship. While the Rebellion still pilots the vessel and the general concepts are the same, the sprite has been changed entirely and the gimmicks of the stages have now been changed up. You'll find it much harder than your ordinary vanilla Flagship, but don't worry. Multiverse also provides far more opportunities to ensure you're prepared than vanilla.
- More than 50 new regularly spawning sectors and more than 8 secret ones to discover!
- Better developed homeworld sectors. No longer are unique sectors like in vanilla, being just their generic variant with an added unlock. Now, they have their own events, increased elite enemy spawns, and often times multiple expansive questlines.
- Most sectors are now protected by powerful guard ships. Allied and most neutral factions won't instigate combat unless you attack first, while hostile factions won't be so friendly unless you have something to persuade them! Guards will call in additional ASB support, but if you can crew kill them they will always give you a special reward.
- A major rework of stores, turning them from bland filler to actual events themselves. Every store now displays the faction that owns it while adjacent, and have a large pool of possible encounters there. Some stores have additional bonus offers, grant quests or alternatives to shopping, or require you to pass certain challenges before you can shop there.
- Along with the above rework, the items which stores offer are now changed as well. Almost every store is now guaranteed to sell weapons and crew, and depending on what faction runs the store alters what weapons and crew can spawn. Systems are now split up into two categories, essential and auxiliary. Essential systems are those like Shields, Doors, Sensors, etc, while auxiliary systems are those like Hacking, Mind Control, Cloaking, etc. This way, your core systems will no longer take up space in the possibility you've chosen to play without them.
- General RNG reductions to gameplay. Evasion is largely nerfed on enemy ships, and features such as guaranteed weapons in stores and internal upgrades like Explosive Replicator, Defense Scrambler, and Drone Arm mean you're no longer quite as much up to the mercy of the hands of fate in Multiverse.
- Randomly spawning Multiverse Renegade encounters. These enemies are more difficult than your ordinary encounter and can use a massive variety of equipment that doesn't match typical faction gimmicks. One renegade will spawn in every sector, and as you go on you'll even start to encounter cruiser-class vessels. Every Renegade cruiser has a special loot item unique to it, which will always drop from crew killing and sometimes from destruction.
- Unique crew who also serve as characters, each with their own backstories, personalities, and questlines. You can even talk to your crew at empty beacons, where you'll learn more about them, get hints for various other questlines, or maybe even have a laugh or two.
- Fight special Transport and Minelayer enemies in homeworld sectors to gain access to special loot items and Mine Launcher tech that can be used to delay the fleet!
- Encounter the Traveling Merchant, Sylvan, who will offer you large arrays of up to 6 different weapons of a certain variety at a time. You can also sell him your excess resources, and if you're lucky, he'll sometimes even tell you a story. Just don't push his buttons - he's one of the hardest enemies in the game, and only a sufficiently prepared vessel can dream of taking him down.
- Alternative secret endings and routes. Your game no longer has to end with the same Flagship every run!
- Brand new original soundtrack, featuring only songs made specifically for Multiverse! You can listen to it here on youtube; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nM0B5zZ74Pw&list=PLXARrpodicQsHXiZoecojFMsoXvrTN1Hv&index=8
Along with all of these features, here's some of the other new possibilities opened up thanks to hyperspace!
- Custom crew limits for player ships. Not every ship is stuck at the 8 crew limit anymore!
- New weapon attributes such as accuracy, allowing certain weapons to have additional bonuses against evasion.
- QoL features such as specific weapon charge time indicators.
- Custom triggers and timed events. No longer does everything have to be tied to enemy FTL drives.
- Custom store menus!
- Many additional internal features such as hidden augments, which enable hundreds of opportunities that, while might sound small, allow for the creation of far more sophisticated and advanced mods.
Current Version: 2.4
Developed By: The Multiverse Team
An equipment expansion pack meant to be used alongside Multiverse. Includes many various weapon and drone concepts considered, for one reason or another, unfitting for the base mod. While attempting to be balanced, due to the nature of the equipment in this pack as well as the fact it is not part of base Multiverse means there may be a higher variation of balance than usual. The new weapons include those that are niche, too conceptually similar to existing weapons, involve "hard-to-balance" gimmicks, or are just conceptually bizarre.
New equipment includes (but is not limited to): Boreas Frost Missiles, Baal Ion Minelauncher, Scattershot Flak Defense Drone, Arachnobomb, The Kagiyari Beam, and many more!
Works with Multiverse 5.4+, requires Hyperspace 1.9 or higher
====================THE MULTIVERSE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL====================
Current Version: 1.0
Developed By: The Multiverse Team
A cosmetic only texture pack that changes the main menu and many crew types to use new holiday themed skins. Has zero effect on gameplay.
Requires Multiverse 5.3+
Current Version: 2.0
Developed By: The Multiverse Team
Reverts the new UI changes in 5.0 to resemble vanilla. Is compatible with all hyperspace UI elements present in 0.8. Does not modify the menu screen or beacon backgrounds.
Requires Multiverse 5.3+
Current Version: 1.0
Developed By: The Multiverse Team
Cuts standard scrap gains by half.
Requires Multiverse 5.3+
Current Version: 1.3.5
Developed By: Epirasque, Dalvest
Provides auto-generated Gibs (debris pieces that are shown whenever ships are destroyed) wherever they are missing in FTL-Multiverse 5.4.
Requires Multiverse 5.4+. This addon is not fully compatible with other addons that add Gibs for any ships that are currently in Multiverse 5.4, it will overwrite them.
Developed By: The Multiverse Team
Upcoming addon that will allow for endless gameplay past the Rebel flagship. Expected to release post Multiverse 6.0.
Developed By: The Multiverse Team
Upcoming addon that will add in additional sectors for each of the 3 major pirate factions, Tiiikaka, The Syndicate, and Argeonn, as well as allowing the player to join any of said clans. Expected to release post Multiverse 6.0.
Developed By: The Multiverse Team
Upcoming addon that will add in additional sectors for each of the 3 major corporate factions, Arcadia, Hephaestus, and Zulfiqar, as well as allowing the player to take contracts for each of said corporations. Expected to release post Multiverse 6.0.
Addons not developed by the Multiverse team, while briefly reviewed manually, are not maintained or developed by the official Multiverse development team. Download links are permanent and files will change over time. Download with care.
Multiverse addons can be found and downloaded at the Multiverse forums: https://ftlmultiverse.boards.net/