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===Clear Spindle===
===Clear Spindle===
The [[Clear Spindle]] can be obtained when you visit the [[Pkunk]] homeworld,
The [[Clear Spindle]] can be obtained when you visit the [[Walkthrough#The Pkunk|Pkunk]] homeworld, Gamma Krueger I (052.2 : 052.5).,
===Rosy Sphere===
===Rosy Sphere===

Revision as of 10:05, 3 August 2008

Starting The Ur-Quan Masters

HINT: Save your game on a regular basis. Keeping multiple saves will let you go further back if you make a mistake without realizing it. If you use a lot of saves, be sure to familiarize yourself with the interface for selecting which one to load. It shows the in-game date of the save, the position of your ship and other information to help you choose your load point more easily.

HINT: If you want to depend as little as possible on this walkthrough, keep a notebook (a single sheet of paper is not remotely enough) to record what you learn from the people you talk to. The story can drive itself without needing too much slow planet-by-planet exploration, and it can be more satisfying to make progress without referring to outside sources like this guide.

Upon first starting the game, you will be at the edge of our solar system, called Sol.

  • You will find Earth (the third planet) surrounded by a red shield. In addition to the Moon, there is a space station orbiting the Earth. When you approach, a drone will fly out and converse with you. Upon reaching the station, you can make contact with Hayes, who will tell you that the station needs radioactive minerals and that you can find them on Mercury.
  • Go to Mercury, scan it and dispatch a Lander to collect the radioctive (orange) minerals. Mercury is inhospitable, so it is advisable to land near the minerals and return to the ship (use the escape or secondary fire key) as soon as you have acquired the radioactives. If the Lander is destroyed, you can go back to Earth and get another from Hayes.

HINT: Radioactive materials can also be found on the moons of Jupiter, which are less dangerous than Mercury.

HINT: Lander Hints can provide more suggestions on gathering resources using the lander.

HINT: The trip to Mercury is a bit tedious. At the beginning of the game is really slow at first, as you acquire more RU (Resource Units) and better technology from Melnorme, you will be able to make it faster, better at turning, and stronger in combat.

  • Take the radioactives back the Starbase and give them to Commander Hayes. He will send you too the moon.
  • Scanning the moon, you will notice that the "Energy" scan has detected something. Dispatch a Lander and investigate.
  • When you get back to Earth and talk to Hayes, you will be interrupted by an Ilwrath Avenger, which attacks your ship.

HINT: Fighting Hints can provide suggestions on dealing with space combat.

  • After you have defeated the Avenger, Hayes will arrange to configure the Starbase to maintain and upgrade your ship.

At this point, the linear portion of the game is over. The rest of this walkthrough consists of instructions for intermediate objectives, including acquiring items, forming alliances with other races, and instigating various events.

Gaining Allies

Some of the aliens you encounter can be convinced to help you. In some cases, this means a formal alliance: they send a delegation to Earth and you can build their race's ships at the Starbase. In other cases, they will give you a few ships but you will not be able to build them yourself.

Most of these alliances are optional, but you may find them useful. Check the final mission section for a list of required alliances.

The Spathi

  • To communicate with the Spathi, the Captain must learn their secret cypher, either by meeting Fwiffo on Pluto, or by buying information from the Melnorme.
  • Once the captain knows the cypher, he can find the Spathi leaders on Epsilon Gruis Ia (241.6 : 368.7). Give them the secret cypher and ask them to join your alliance. They will require that you prove yourself by eliminating the 'Evil Ones' from their historic homeworld, Epsilon Gruis I.
  • Land, eliminate the Evil Ones, and collect the biological information that they leave.
  • Return to Epsilon Gruis Ia. The Spathi will thank you and ask you to come back later. As usual in this kind of situation, it does not matter how much game time passes before you return. Start another dialogue with them and they will ally themselves with you.

The Pkunk

Any Pkunk you meet will be friendly. They will direct you to their homeworld, Gamma Krueger I (052.2 : 052.5). When you get there, they will offer you the Clear Spindle and you can convince them to give you four Fury ships. You can never build these ships at the Starbase.

HINT: Make sure that you have four empty spaces in your fleet when you visit the Pkunk homeworld. If you don't want the Fury ships, you can scrap them later for RU

The Orz

You can make a formal alliance with the Orz just by conversing with them in space. They can be found near their homeworld, Gamma Vulpeculae I (371.3 : 253.7).

The Shofixti

Making an alliance with the Shofixti is a more complicated process.

  • (Optional) Visit ZEX of the VUX at his private planet, Alpha Cerenkov I (422.1 : 198.6). (The Melnorme can tell you where to find him.) He offers to give you the remaining female Shofixti if you bring him a certain legendary monster.
  • Capture the beast at [[Delta_Lyncis|Delta Lyncis I] (570.4 : 979.5). This is difficult unless your Lander has been upgraded by the Melnorme.
  • Bring the creature to ZEX at Alpha Cerenkov I (422.1 : 198.6).
  • Land on the planet's surface and retrieve the Shofixti Maidens.
  • Take them to the Delta Gorno system, where you can find Tanaka, a male Shofixti piloting a Shofixti Scout. He will attack you. Flee repeatedly (this consumes a good deal of fuel, so be sure you have enough) until he realizes you're not the enemy. The fastest way to gain his trust is to insult him (the Melnorme hint at this).
  • Once he trusts you, you can give him the maidens, and two months later, the Shofixti will arrive at Earth and ally themselves with you.

HINT: If you kill Tanaka, his brother Katana will appear in the system. Katana can also be used to repopulate the Shofixti species.

The Shofixti are very useful allies. Once they join your alliance, the crew cost goes down by 2 credits.

HINT: If you lose a thousand or more crew, the cost per crewman will increase from 3 to 5. If the Shofixti ally with you before this point, the cost will be 1 RU per crewman from then on (regardless of how many you lose). If the RU cost has already increased due to crew loss, the Shofixti will permanently set it to 3 RUs.

The Yehat

Take a Shofixti Scout to Yehat space (near Gamma Serpentis I (492.3 : 029.4)) and show it to a Yehat pilot in a hyperspace or in a planetary system. A civil war will begin, and one side will be happy to supply you with four Yehat Terminators whenever you meet them in space. The other side is hostile, and there is no way to tell the difference until you talk, so be prepared to fight.

There is no way to make a formal alliance with the Yehat.

The Zoq-Fot-Pik

To recruit the Zoq-Fot-Pik, go to their homeworld at Alpha Tucanae I (400.0 : 543.7). The Zoq-Fot-Pik willingly join your alliance. (You can find out where they are by investigating Rigel after Hayes tells you about a transmission from that direction)

HINT: The journey to to Alpha Tucanae is hazardous. You need to be able to out-run or out-gun the Ur-Quan ships in the vicinity.

The Arilou

The Arilou will not make a formal alliance directly, but they will provide you with some of their Skiff vessels if you complete the process to acquire the Portal Spawner device. The Skiffs are waiting for you when you return to the Starbase.

The Syreen

  • Go to a Shattered World and collect the Egg Fragments. There are three Shattered Worlds to choose from: Beta Copernicus I (600.8 : 263.1), Gamma Brahe I (635.4 : 272.9), and Gamma Scorpii I (647.9 : 206.2).
  • Either (a) go to the Mycon Homeworld at Epsilon Scorpii (629.1 : 220.8) and ask about the Egg Fragments, or (b) buy information on the Syreen from a Melnorme trader.
  • Go to Betelgeuse I (412.5 : 377.0) and make contact with the Syreen at the orbiting station. Ask her about Syra and show her the Egg Fragments.
  • Take the Syreen Shuttle to Epsilon Camelopalardis 1a (593.7 : 393.7, deep in Ur-Quan space). Dispatch a Lander to the energy signature.
  • Go to Talana to finalize the plans. Your role is to give the Mycon information that will lure them into her trap.
  • Go to the Mycon homeworld (Epsilon Scorpii I, 629.1 : 220.8) and converse with the Mycon in accordance with Talana's instructions.
  • At this point, you may need to wait some time before continuing the process. You can view the Mycon's progress on the Starmap.
  • Return to Betelgeuse and talk to Talana. She will make a formal alliance with you, and you will be able to build Syreen ships at the Starbase.

HINT: Unlike other alien races, Commander Hayes will not inform you that the Syreen have joined your Alliance. However, their ships will be available for you to build.

HINT: While the Mycon fleet is out of position, you can steal the Sun Device from Beta Brahe I (639.5 : 231.2)

The Supox and the Utwig

Fix the Ultron and bring it to an Utwig space. Find a captain in space or at their home planet (taking it to Zeta Hyades VIb (850.0 : 937.2) does not work) and show him the repaired Ultron. He will take it, and the Supox and Utwig will both make formal alliances with you immediately.

The Chmmr

Once released from the Slave Shield, the Chmmr will give you massive amounts of help.

  • First, complete the Ilwrath Removal quest.
  • Take the Sun Device to Procyon (074.2 : 226.8) and orbit the slave-shielded world (planet II). Use the Device.

The Chmmr will awaken and grant you the Avatar ship, as well as a list of things you will require.

  • Go to the Supox homeworld, Beta Librae, after the Supox and Utwig attack the Kohr-Ah and speak with them to gain the location of the Sa-Matra, Delta Crateris (620.0 : 593.5).
  • Go to the Chmmr with the Talking Pet, the Utwig Bomb, and the location of the Sa-Matra.

The Chmmr will take two weeks to rig the Utwig Bomb to the Flagship. The Bomb will take up more than half the Flagship's module locations and all of the lander locations. The Chmmr will also provide you with unlimited resources (RU becomes infinite, allowing you to build as many ships as you want!)

Collecting Devices

Portal Spawner

  • Go to Alpha Pavonis VII (056.2 : 800.0) and retreive the warp pod from the wreckage of the Ur-Quan Dreadnaught. (The Thraddash and Melnorme can both tell you to look there)
  • For the three days from the 17th through the 19th of each month, a portal will exist at the coordinates 043.8 : 637.2, not far from Gamma Circini. Go through the portal to Quasispace.
  • Navigate to the Arilou Homeworld, in the upper right region of Quasispace.
  • The Arilou will use the warp pod to make a Portal Spawner for your flagship.

Sun Device

The Sun Device is located on Beta Brahe I (639.5 : 231.2), but it is guarded by a large (infinite, in fact) fleet of Mycon Podships. To acquire it, follow the steps to form an alliance with the Syreen, and either visit Beta Brahe I while they are away or after they come back. If you wait for them to come back, you still have to fight them, but the fleet deployed at Beta Brahe I is finite, and can be destroyed so that you can pick up the Sun Device.

Clear Spindle

The Clear Spindle can be obtained when you visit the Pkunk homeworld, Gamma Krueger I (052.2 : 052.5).,

Rosy Sphere

You can purchase the Rosy Sphere from the Druuge at the Zeta Persei (946.9 : 280.6) star system. The cost is 100 crew or one Mycon Deep Child fragment. If you have not already shown your Egg Fragment to Talana, you should do so before you trade it away to the Druuge.

Aqua Helix

The Aqua Helix is one of three devices needed to repair the Broken Ultron for the Utwig. There are 3 ways to obtain it:

  1. Tell the Thraddash (Delta Draconis I (253.5 : 835.8)) to attack the Ur-Quan's enemies, then go to Zeta Draconis (277.6 : 867.3) while the fleet is gone.
  2. Take the Umgah Caster to the Ilwrath and command them to attack the Thraddash. The Thraddash will be too busy fighting the Ilwrath to stop you from taking the Helix.
  3. If you manage to destroy 25 Thraddash ships (ships destroyed at their worlds don't count), they will admire and respect you and form a new culture to fit your example. After doing this, you may travel to Zeta Draconis and retrieve the artifact unharmed.


  • Make contact with the Supox (near Beta Librae I (741.4 : 912.4)). The Supox will give you the Broken Ultron. In addition, you will need the Clear Spindle, the Aqua Helix and the Rosy Sphere. These four items can be acquired in any order.
  • Combine the Broken Ultron with the other three items by "using" them in your device list after acquiring the Broken Ultron.

Precursor Bomb

  • When you give the repaired Ultron to the Utwig, they will tell you to go to Zeta Hyades VIb to retrieve the powerful Precursor Bomb device.
  • When you arrive, you will have to fight a small contingent of Druuge Maulers before you can dispatch a Lander to the surface to pick up the bomb.

Taalo Shield

The Taalo Shield is a device that stops the Dnyarri from being able to control you mind. Since you will get a Dnyarri soon, this device is important.

  • Go to Delta Vulpeculae 2c (372.1 : 261.9), in Orz space. The Shield is on 2c, a moon in this system. It is guarded by Orz, but they will allow you through if you are friendly.

Talking Pet

This creature was discovered by the Arilou and restored by the Umgah, who also accidentally unlocked the mental powers that are totally suppressed in most Talking Pets.

  • Bring the Taalo Shield to Beta Orionis (197.8 : 596.8). The Talking Pet will try to have you kill yourself, but the Taalo Shield will stop him. He then summons several Umgah to attack you. Fight off the Umgah Drones.
  • Once the Drones are defeated, you can take the Talking Pet. The grateful Umgah will hail you as a hero, give you 500 biological data units as a reward... then immediately attack you, since heroes are boring. To make the attack interesting, they will graciously give you several Umgah Drones-take them and run!

Optional Quests

Burvix Caster

This device is an alternative to the Umgah Caster. The Melnorme can tell you about the Burvixes and where to find their homeworld.

  • Go to Arcturus (964.5 : 579.1). The Caster is on a moon orbiting the first planet.

HINT: Once you get the Umgah Caster, a better use for this Caster surfaces: Load up the Flagship with empty High-Efficiency Fuel Tanks and go to Zeta Persei. The Druuge will fill your fuel tanks to the brim in exchange for the Burvix Caster. This fuel can be used or returned to the Starbase for huge amounts of RUs.

HINT: You cannot perform this free fuel trade if you have already done the mission to acquire the "Powerful Bomb" as the Druuge will be hostile to you from that point on.

HINT: Instead of the "Fuel-Trick" above, you can exchange the Burvix Caster for the Rosy Sphere, one of the replacement parts for the Ultron. This way, you can avoid paying the Druuge with crew.

Ilwrath Removal

  • Go to the Ilwrath home system Alpha Tauri (022.9 : 366.6) and use the Umgah Caster. They will believe you to be the twin gods Dogar and Kazon, allowing you to command them to stop attacking the Pkunk.

The Ilwrath will attack the Thraddash, and the battle will annihilate both the Ilwrath AND the Thraddash Fleets.

Final Mission

The following alliances and friendships are necessary to the completion of the final mission (in alphabetical order):

These alliances are not strictly necessary, but they are especially helpful:

  • Spathi: to acquire the Umgah Caster (optional because the Burzixes Caster can be used instead)
  • Arilou: to acquire the Portal Spawner, which you can use to save time and fuel when traveling to distant systems.

Equip your ship, fly to the location of the Sa-Matra, Delta Crateris (620.0 : 593.5), use your Talking Pet to confuse the large Ur-Quan fleet, fight against the last ships guarding the Sa-Matra, then fight the Sa-Matra itself to get its shield down. Finally enter the Sa-Matra with your flagship, activate the bomb and get away with the escape-pod. Now watch the ending movie :-)

Optional Quests

These tasks are optional. While helpful, they do not need to be completed in order to finish the game.

Slylandro Probes

The Slylandro Probes belong to a race of creatures that live in a gas giant, Beta Corvi IV ( 033.3 : 981.2 ). You can learn about them from the Melnorme, who sell the location of their homeworld as "information about current events." In addition, the Thraddash and Zoq-Fot-Pik can both tell you what general direction the probes are coming from.

This section contained incorrect information. Some investigation will be needed before it can be fixed. In the mean time, here is what the present author knows:

  • If you go directly to the Slylandro homeworld at Beta Corvi IV at 033.3 : 981.2, you will be unable to convince them that the probes are harmful. (You can ask about the probes as much as you like, but you will not be offered the option of informing them that the probes are attacking ships.) I did three things before I went there that I think may have had an effect: I waited for Hayes to warn me about the probes, I bought "current events" information from the Melnorme until they told me about the probes, and I lured a probe (it seems that there is usually one in the upper left of the Beta Corvi system if you arrive after Hayes has told you about the probes) to the vicinity of their planet and destroyed it there. After I did these things, I was able to inform them that the probes are destroying ships.

If you convince them that the probes are destroying ships, The Slylandro will give you a code to destroy any probe you meet. If you destroy the probes with the code you still get the RU.

The next time you return to Beta Corvi IV (even if it is immediately after you leave with the code), the Slylandro will inform you that they have succeeded in reprogramming a probe to seek out other probes and order them to self-destruct. From this point on, the number of probes will go down until you will no longer encounter them in the game.

The Melnorme Traders

Melnorme Traders are present at every super-giant star system in the game (if you don't see them when you reach the system, check the planets or wait for them to come out into view). Also, if your ship runs out of fuel and is dead in the water, a Trader will appear and offer to help. Finally, if you use either the Umgah or Burvix Caster, a Trader vessel is all but guaranteed to come looking for you.

Rainbow Worlds

  1. (862.5 : 700.0) Alpha Andromedae I
  2. (766.6 : 866.6) Beta Leporis I
  3. (039.5 : 745.8) Beta Pegasi I
  4. (853.4 : 879.7) Gamma Aquarii I
  5. (602.0 : 297.9) Gamma Kepler I
  6. (741.6 : 508.3) Gamma Reticuli I
  7. (996.0 : 904.2) Groombridge I
  8. (283.6 : 785.7) Epsilon Draconis I
  9. (543.7 : 827.0) Epsilon Lipi I
  10. (468.1 : 091.6) Zeta Sexantis I

Bio-Rich Worlds

  1. (178.7 : 033.8) Zeta Ptolemae I (Warning: class 6 weather)
  2. (258.3 : 375.0) Zeta Gruis I-A
  3. (287.5 : 404.1) Beta Ceti II-A
  4. (160.4 : 364.5) Alpha Herculis II, III (bad weather)
  5. (110.4 : 333.3) Delta Virginis II
  6. (079.1 : 327.0) Gamma Virginis I, VI
  7. (029.1 : 325.0) Alpha Virginis VI-A
  8. (114.0 : 184.7) Beta Volantis I-B
  9. (074.2 : 226.8) Procyon III-A, III-B
  10. (356.2 : 825.0) Iota Draconis I (Bad weather and dangerous animals; expect to lose crew even with a fully equipped lander. Also very mineral rich.)
  11. (372.1 : 261.9) Delta Vulpeculae VIII (Very mineral rich.)
  12. (026.7 : 364.5) Gamma Tauri II-B, III-B (IIb is extremely rich, some hostile)
  13. (160.1 : 174.6) Alpha Wolf IV-A (some tectonics, very nasty organisms, hard to kill), IVc (tect = 6, more organisms than data)
  14. (131.2 : 126.0) Delta Centauri II-A
  15. (335.4 : 235.4) Delta Mira I-A, I-D (tectonics, fast aggressive organisms), IIb (atm = 3, tect = 5, few organisms)
  16. (230.6 : 228.5) Alpha Saurus III

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