"if one manages to find enough credits the Melnorme might even sell the information about turning purple"
This is one of the more debated topics on many forums :)
So what _I've_ heard (from the TFB chats), is that your bio data rolls over at 64k (quite short of the 200,000 necessary), and secondly, you're never given the option to ask about the color changes again after the first occurance (which happens when you are guarenteed to have percisely 0 credits).
Mudlock 20:08, 21 Oct 2004 (CEST)
Indeed. The maximum number of credits you could possibly have is 65535. Note that in the 3DO version and UQM it takes 12,000,000 credits. Perhaps the change was made so that people won't even try to get it. The fact that you're never given the option after the first encounter doesn't mean that it wouldn't appear again after you have acquired the necessary credits though. -- SvdB 12:20, 22 Oct 2004 (CEST)
The clincher is that there is no answer available in the Melnorme dialogue files, at least not that I could find. -Fadookie 19:38, 22 Oct 2004 (CEST)
There isn't. I was just saying that you never being given the option after the first time isn't an argument per se for that they will never give you the info. -- SvdB 22:39, 22 Oct 2004 (CEST)
The Melnorme race entry is not a good place for a list of trade goods you can buy from the Melnorme. I recommend moving this to a separate entry.