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Space in Baystation, much like space in real life, is an airless vacuum that is cold enough to freeze [[Vox|most]] non-synthetics to death in a matter of minutes. To protect against the lack of oxygen and the lack of pressure when going outside the ship, you must wear an oxygen tank, a breathing mask, and some manner of space suit.
  
 
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== Internals ==
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== A Beginner's Guide To Internals ==
Internals are what keeps you breathing and conscious if the air around you isn't quite as optimal as you would wish.
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Your '''internals''', a catch-all term for a breath mask and an oxygen tank, can be found in your backpack in your crew survival kit. These keep you breathing safely in the case of toxins in the air or a suddenly depressurized atmosphere.
They classically consist of a form of breathing mask and an emergency oxygen tank/standard air pressure tank.
 
  
 
=== Emergency instructions ===
 
=== Emergency instructions ===
 
Oh no! A dastardly traitor has vented the mess hall whilst you were enjoying a drink at the bar. It is time to act lest you wish to die due to a lack of oxygen.
 
Oh no! A dastardly traitor has vented the mess hall whilst you were enjoying a drink at the bar. It is time to act lest you wish to die due to a lack of oxygen.
  
*With an empty hand active, click on your backpack.
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#With an empty hand active, click on your backpack.
 
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#You should have a '''crew survival kit''' box in there. Click on the box with the same empty hand.
*You should have an internals box in there. Click on the box with the same empty hand.
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#Now select your other hand (which should be empty) and click on the box to open it. You will find a '''breath mask''' and an '''oxygen tank''' inside.
 
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#Open your '''clothing inventory''' (the button on the lower-left side of your interface). Click on the mask to pick it up, then click on your "Mask" slot to wear it.
*Now select your other (empty) hand, and drag the box onto yourself to open it. You will find a breath mask and an oxygen tank inside.
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#Click on the oxygen tank to hold it.
 
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#[[File:internals.gif]] On the right side of your screen is an oxygen tank icon. Below it is either "On" or "Off". If it is "Off", click on the icon to turn it "On". You will hear a sound effect alongside your internals turning on. If the tank is '''green''', you are currently breathing from internals.
*Open your clothing inventory (it's the button on the lower-left side of your interface). Click on the mask to pick it up, then click on your "Mask" slot to wear it.
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#Put the oxygen tank in a pocket (one of the slots to the right of your hand slots), or on your belt or back slot. This way, if you are knocked down, you will not lose the tank (and thus your air).
 
 
*Click on the oxygen tank to hold it.
 
 
 
*[[File:internals.gif]] On the middle of the right side of your screen is an oxygen tank icon. Below it is either "On" or "Off". If it is "Off", click on the icon to turn it "On". If the tank is green, you are now breathing from internals.
 
 
 
*Put the oxygen tank in a pocket (one of the slots to the right of your hand slots), or on your belt or back slot. This way, if you are knocked down, you will not lose the tank (and thus your air).
 
  
 
=== Troubleshooting ===
 
=== Troubleshooting ===
  
*Can't find internals or lost your box? Find a blue locker with "O2" on it. These contain internals. Or yell for help.
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*'''Can't find internals or lost your box?''' Find a blue locker with "O2" on it. These contain internals. If the area you're in isn't depressurized completely, you can yell for help.
 
 
*Do you have your mask on? Check your inventory to make sure.
 
  
*Are you holding or wearing an oxygen tank?
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*'''Do you have your mask on?''' Check your clothing inventory to make sure.
  
*Is the oxygen turned on? If the tank status icon on the right-hand side of the screen says "Off", it isn't. Click on it to turn it on. If this doesn't work, keep troubleshooting.
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*'''Are you holding or wearing an oxygen tank?'''
  
*Is your mask on your face? If you're wearing one but it's down around your neck, you need to adjust it. Right-click on the mask in your inventory and click "Adjust".
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*'''Is the oxygen turned on?''' If the tank status icon on the right-hand side of the screen says "Off", it isn't. Click on it to turn it on. If this doesn't work, keep troubleshooting.
  
*Is your oxygen tank full? Hold the tank and double-click on the tank. A pop-up window will show your tank pressure and mask pressure. Your mask pressure should be at least 18 kPa, and if the tank pressure is lower than that, the tank is empty. If it's empty, you need to find a new tank, obviously.
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*'''Is your mask on your face?''' If you're wearing one but it's down around your neck, you need to adjust it. Click the button showing your mask on the top of your screen to adjust it.
  
*You've gotten back to atmosphere and you're still gasping for breath? There are two possibilities:
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*'''Is your oxygen tank full?''' Hold the tank and double-click on the tank. A pop-up window will show your tank pressure and mask pressure. Your mask pressure should be at least 18 kPa, and if the tank pressure is lower than that, the tank is empty. If it's empty, you need to find a new tank, obviously.
**Your air tank has run out, but you still have your mask on. In this case, just take off your mask. If you hear someone else gasping and you're in atmosphere, this could be the problem; it happens when someone goes SSD while wearing an oxygen tank and mask. Click on them and drag to your character to open their interface, and then click on their mask to remove it. Congratulations; you may have just saved their life.
 
**You have injuries that are making it hard to get enough air. Possibilities include a collapsed lung (if you were exposed to vacuum, this is the most likely), a chest injury that hurt your heart or lungs (this causes chest pain), or losing more than a fifth of your blood volume. A punctured lung is a medical emergency; chest injuries may or may not be (depending on severity), and blood loss may or may not be (depending on just how much blood you've lost). If your character knows first aid, they might be able to stabilize themselves. Otherwise, yell for Medical or get yourself there if you can still walk.
 
  
=== Usage ===
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*'''You've gotten back to atmosphere and you're still gasping for breath?''' There are two possibilities:
To equip any kind of internals, it is necessary to wear a breathing device on your face and to hold any kind of breathing tank.
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*#'''Your air tank has run out, but you still have your internals on.''' In this case, just take off your mask or turn off your internals with the tank status button. If you hear someone else gasping and you're in atmosphere, this could be the problem (it usually happens when someone goes SSD while wearing an oxygen tank and mask). Click and drag their sprite to your sprite to open an interaction pop-up menu, where you can toggle internals or remove their mask.
You then use the tank and can set the distribution pressure as well as read the remaining pressure and open the valve. It is not necessary to manually connect the tank to your mask, you do that by opening the valve.
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*#'''You have injuries that are making it hard to get enough air.''' Possibilities include a collapsed lung (if you were exposed to vacuum, this is the most likely), a chest injury that hurt your heart or lungs (this causes chest pain), or losing more than a fifth of your blood volume. A punctured lung is a medical emergency; chest injuries may or may not be (depending on severity), and blood loss may or may not be (depending on just how much blood you've lost). If your character knows first aid, they might be able to stabilize themselves. Otherwise, yell for Medical or get yourself there if you can still walk.
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To equip any kind of internals, it is necessary to wear a breathing device on your face and to hold any kind of breathing tank. You then use the tank and can set the distribution pressure as well as read the remaining pressure and open the valve. It is not necessary to manually connect the tank to your mask; you do that by opening the valve.
  
 
Storing the tank away into any container or dropping it will sever the connection to your mask (and automatically close the valve). It is recommended to secure the breathing tank as to avoid accidental dropping and subsequent suffocating.
 
Storing the tank away into any container or dropping it will sever the connection to your mask (and automatically close the valve). It is recommended to secure the breathing tank as to avoid accidental dropping and subsequent suffocating.
  
=== Saving lives ===
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=== Putting internals on someone else ===
  
Should you find yourself in an atmosphere unfit for breathing with someone else and should this person have been unable to go to internals in time to remain conscious their only chance is you to set them up with a working pair.
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If you find yourself in a vacuum with someone who has lost consciousness, it's up to you to put their internals on for them. '''Always remember to put on your own internals first.''' If you pass out because of asphyxiation while securing your crewmember's safety, you'll both die.
  
'''Always Remember: Your Own Safety First'''
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To open the inventory of another character, click and drag their character sprite on your own character sprite. With the hand holding the appropriate equipment highlighted, place a breath mask on their face slot and an oxygen tank in their pockets or on their belt or back slot. Should they have the appropriate equipment, the option to "Toggle internals" will appear near the bottom of the popup menu.
  
Should you pass out of oxygen loss in the process of securing your co-worker you will both lose you life.
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If the person has been without air roughly 2 minutes after unconsciousness, they will stop breathing. Confirm the person in question is still breathing after you have set them up by looking at them; if not, CPR or oxygen-supplying medicine is required. To perform CPR, click on a person who is airless on help intent. Oxygen-supplying medications are [[Chemistry#Inaprovaline|Inaprovaline]], [[Chemistry#Dexalin|Dexalin]], and [[Chemistry#Dexalin Plus|Dexalin Plus]]. There is an autoinjector that contains 5 units of Inaprovaline in your crew survival kit.
To set someone up with a pair of internals you need to put a feasible kind of breathing mask on their face and some kind of breathing tank on either their belt or back, depending on size. Then you need to open the valve.
 
  
(To open the inventory of another, drag and drop their character sprite on your own character sprite same as you would open a box. The option "Set Internals" will appear next to the breathing tank should the character be equipped with a breathing tank and a breathing mask)
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==== In case of atmospheric lockdown ====
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If emergency shutters have locked down your area or you're otherwise unable to get somewhere with breathable air, remember the following:
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# '''Remain calm.''' Panicking helps nobody, least of all yourself, and wastes valuable oxygen. Follow emergency procedures to stay stable and help your crewmembers.
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# '''Avoid spreading the atmospheric issue.''' Do '''NOT''' open emergency shutters unless there is a makeshift inflatable airlock on the other side. This will spread unusable air, endanger other people, and make [[Engineering Jobs|Engineering]] want to flay you alive.
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# '''Inform others about your situation.''' Let [[Medical Jobs|Medical]] and others know where you are over communications and what your status is. Be as clear as you can. Enabling your suit sensors (which you can do by right-clicking your clothing and setting it to 'Tracking beacon') will help emergency personnel locate you.
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# '''Await rescue.''' Be patient and allow first responders to reach you. Depending on the severity of the situation, you may not be attended to first.
  
Note that self maintained breathing will stop should the person have been airless for more than ~2 minutes after unconsciousness, depending on trace amounts of oxygen still in the air. It is vital that you confirm if the person is still breathing, should it not CPR or oxygen medication is required. Note that for CPR you need to both have removed your masks and have breathable atmosphere. So make sure that, if you can leave the area, you bring your co-worker straight to the nearest medical doctor or medical schooled employee.
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==EVA==
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'''EVA''' stands for Extra Vehicular Activity; this refers to any situation in which you are in space. Space is very dangerous if you are not prepared, and there are many ways to go about venturing into it. For the purposes of this guide, EVA will also include depressurized environments within the station.
  
'''In case of an atmospheric lockdown'''
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Note: Be aware that EVA is often used to refer to EVA storage, which is where supplies for EVA can be found.
  
Should you not be able to leave the area
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=== Space suits ===
 
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Space suits, which come in three main varieties, are required to survive in an under-pressured or over-pressured environment.
1. Remain Calm To Conserve Oxygen.
 
 
 
2. Avoid Spreading The Contamination/Atmosphere Loss.
 
 
 
3. Inform Others About Your Situation.
 
 
 
4. Await Rescue.
 
 
 
==EVA==
 
'''EVA''' stands for Extra Vehicular Activity; this refers to any situation in which you are in space. Space can be very dangerous if you are not prepared, and there are many ways to go about venturing into it. For the purposes of this guide, EVA will also include depressurized environments within the station. Please be aware that EVA is often used to refer to EVA storage, which is where supplies for EVA can be found.
 
 
 
=== Space Suits ===
 
Space suits, which come in three main varieties, are required to survive in an under pressured or over pressure environment.
 
  
 
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Mechs can also serve as EVA capable vehicles.
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Mechs can also serve as EVA capable vehicles, though obviously they have a tough time navigating space. To prepare a mech for EVA, enter a mech and use the buttons on the left side of your screen to '''close''' the hatch and turn on the '''air''' supply.
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==== Prepping a voidsuit ====
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Most departments have special voidsuits that only they have access to. These can generally be found in EVA storage on Deck Three. Voidsuits are stored in suit storage units, which you click on to interact with.
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# Unlock the unit, then open it.
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# The unit should contain a '''helmet''', a '''voidsuit''', a '''breath mask''', an '''oxygen tank''', and '''magboots'''.
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# Take your oxygen tank and find a canister of O2.
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## Insert the oxygen tank into the canister.
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## Click on the canister and maximize the canister's release pressure by pressing the rightmost '''+'''.
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## Open the valve.
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## Wait until the "Tank Pressure" reads 1013 kPA.
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## Close the valve.
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## Click "Eject". Your tank is now full to the brim, giving you about 50 minutes worth of breathable air.
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# Go back to the unit. Take the magboots, helmet, and oxygen tank and attach them to the voidsuit.
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# Use voidsuit at leisure.
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==== Prepping a hardsuit ====
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Hardsuits are considerably more robust than your average voidsuit at the cost of being more difficult to operate and occupying your backpack slot. Each head of department has a hardsuit in command EVA, and several departments get access to their own hardsuit.
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# Apply crowbar to hardsuit module.
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# Apply wrench to hardsuit module. This will trigger a popup asking you what you want to remove; click the tank.
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# Fill your tank at the O2 canister.
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# Pop the tank back in your hardsuit module.
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# Apply crowbar to hardsuit module to close the access panel.
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To activate a hardsuit, equip the hardsuit on your backpack slot and navigate to the "Hardsuit" tab. Click "Open Hardsuit Interface" and toggle the status of your hardsuit. It'll take a couple seconds to fully activate, in which you must stay still while your suit turns on, otherwise you must repeat the process again.
  
 
=== Movement ===
 
=== Movement ===
As there is no flooring to walk on in space, you must use one of the following methods to move.
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To move in space, you have several options:
  
# Move adjacent to a structure. While next to a solid object such as a wall or window, you can move normally at a decreased speed and with a chance to slip (which can be removed with Mashoe.png magboots). This is a bit dangerous since you might slip and end up floating in space. In that case, use one of the other methods to return or call for help.
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* Move adjacent to a structure. While next to an object such as a wall or a scaffold, you can move normally. Depending on your EVA skill, there's a chance you may slip and end up floating off, so it's best to have magboots turned on to remove that chance.
# Use a jet pack. Right click it and turn it on before use. If it is on you can move freely trough the space.
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* Use a jet pack. Like hardsuits, jet packs take up your backpack slot, but allow you to freely move in space. Right-click on a jet pack to turn it on, and make sure to toggle stabilizers so you don't keep moving after you've stopped pressing a direction key.
# Use a fire extinguisher. All you have to do is use it in the opposite direction you want to go. Due to its limited storage and imprecise aiming, the jet pack is better than the extinguisher.
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* Use a fire extinguisher. Toggle the safety off on the extinguisher, and discharge it facing opposite of the direction you want to go. Naturally, the jet pack is better than the fire extinguisher due to the lack of precision.
# Throw items. Trowing objects in the opposite direction of where you want to achieve the same result as with the extinguisher. However, you are limited to the number of objects you have, which makes this more of a survival tactic then the desired way to move in space.
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* Throw medium-and-above-sized items. Throwing objects in the opposite direction of where you want to go will propel you. Keep in mind this is more of a survival tactic than an ideal way to move in space, as your items are limited.
  
Be careful, move too far into space and you may be lost forever.
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Be careful not to move too far into space. You may switch Z-levels, which will make it very hard to find your way back to your ship, possibly stranding you forever.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 08:36, 23 May 2020

Space in Baystation, much like space in real life, is an airless vacuum that is cold enough to freeze most non-synthetics to death in a matter of minutes. To protect against the lack of oxygen and the lack of pressure when going outside the ship, you must wear an oxygen tank, a breathing mask, and some manner of space suit.

A Beginner's Guide To Internals

Your internals, a catch-all term for a breath mask and an oxygen tank, can be found in your backpack in your crew survival kit. These keep you breathing safely in the case of toxins in the air or a suddenly depressurized atmosphere.

Emergency instructions

Oh no! A dastardly traitor has vented the mess hall whilst you were enjoying a drink at the bar. It is time to act lest you wish to die due to a lack of oxygen.

  1. With an empty hand active, click on your backpack.
  2. You should have a crew survival kit box in there. Click on the box with the same empty hand.
  3. Now select your other hand (which should be empty) and click on the box to open it. You will find a breath mask and an oxygen tank inside.
  4. Open your clothing inventory (the button on the lower-left side of your interface). Click on the mask to pick it up, then click on your "Mask" slot to wear it.
  5. Click on the oxygen tank to hold it.
  6. Internals.gif On the right side of your screen is an oxygen tank icon. Below it is either "On" or "Off". If it is "Off", click on the icon to turn it "On". You will hear a sound effect alongside your internals turning on. If the tank is green, you are currently breathing from internals.
  7. Put the oxygen tank in a pocket (one of the slots to the right of your hand slots), or on your belt or back slot. This way, if you are knocked down, you will not lose the tank (and thus your air).

Troubleshooting

  • Can't find internals or lost your box? Find a blue locker with "O2" on it. These contain internals. If the area you're in isn't depressurized completely, you can yell for help.
  • Do you have your mask on? Check your clothing inventory to make sure.
  • Are you holding or wearing an oxygen tank?
  • Is the oxygen turned on? If the tank status icon on the right-hand side of the screen says "Off", it isn't. Click on it to turn it on. If this doesn't work, keep troubleshooting.
  • Is your mask on your face? If you're wearing one but it's down around your neck, you need to adjust it. Click the button showing your mask on the top of your screen to adjust it.
  • Is your oxygen tank full? Hold the tank and double-click on the tank. A pop-up window will show your tank pressure and mask pressure. Your mask pressure should be at least 18 kPa, and if the tank pressure is lower than that, the tank is empty. If it's empty, you need to find a new tank, obviously.
  • You've gotten back to atmosphere and you're still gasping for breath? There are two possibilities:
    1. Your air tank has run out, but you still have your internals on. In this case, just take off your mask or turn off your internals with the tank status button. If you hear someone else gasping and you're in atmosphere, this could be the problem (it usually happens when someone goes SSD while wearing an oxygen tank and mask). Click and drag their sprite to your sprite to open an interaction pop-up menu, where you can toggle internals or remove their mask.
    2. You have injuries that are making it hard to get enough air. Possibilities include a collapsed lung (if you were exposed to vacuum, this is the most likely), a chest injury that hurt your heart or lungs (this causes chest pain), or losing more than a fifth of your blood volume. A punctured lung is a medical emergency; chest injuries may or may not be (depending on severity), and blood loss may or may not be (depending on just how much blood you've lost). If your character knows first aid, they might be able to stabilize themselves. Otherwise, yell for Medical or get yourself there if you can still walk.

To equip any kind of internals, it is necessary to wear a breathing device on your face and to hold any kind of breathing tank. You then use the tank and can set the distribution pressure as well as read the remaining pressure and open the valve. It is not necessary to manually connect the tank to your mask; you do that by opening the valve.

Storing the tank away into any container or dropping it will sever the connection to your mask (and automatically close the valve). It is recommended to secure the breathing tank as to avoid accidental dropping and subsequent suffocating.

Putting internals on someone else

If you find yourself in a vacuum with someone who has lost consciousness, it's up to you to put their internals on for them. Always remember to put on your own internals first. If you pass out because of asphyxiation while securing your crewmember's safety, you'll both die.

To open the inventory of another character, click and drag their character sprite on your own character sprite. With the hand holding the appropriate equipment highlighted, place a breath mask on their face slot and an oxygen tank in their pockets or on their belt or back slot. Should they have the appropriate equipment, the option to "Toggle internals" will appear near the bottom of the popup menu.

If the person has been without air roughly 2 minutes after unconsciousness, they will stop breathing. Confirm the person in question is still breathing after you have set them up by looking at them; if not, CPR or oxygen-supplying medicine is required. To perform CPR, click on a person who is airless on help intent. Oxygen-supplying medications are Inaprovaline, Dexalin, and Dexalin Plus. There is an autoinjector that contains 5 units of Inaprovaline in your crew survival kit.

In case of atmospheric lockdown

If emergency shutters have locked down your area or you're otherwise unable to get somewhere with breathable air, remember the following:

  1. Remain calm. Panicking helps nobody, least of all yourself, and wastes valuable oxygen. Follow emergency procedures to stay stable and help your crewmembers.
  2. Avoid spreading the atmospheric issue. Do NOT open emergency shutters unless there is a makeshift inflatable airlock on the other side. This will spread unusable air, endanger other people, and make Engineering want to flay you alive.
  3. Inform others about your situation. Let Medical and others know where you are over communications and what your status is. Be as clear as you can. Enabling your suit sensors (which you can do by right-clicking your clothing and setting it to 'Tracking beacon') will help emergency personnel locate you.
  4. Await rescue. Be patient and allow first responders to reach you. Depending on the severity of the situation, you may not be attended to first.

EVA

EVA stands for Extra Vehicular Activity; this refers to any situation in which you are in space. Space is very dangerous if you are not prepared, and there are many ways to go about venturing into it. For the purposes of this guide, EVA will also include depressurized environments within the station.

Note: Be aware that EVA is often used to refer to EVA storage, which is where supplies for EVA can be found.

Space suits

Space suits, which come in three main varieties, are required to survive in an under-pressured or over-pressured environment.

Type Image Description
Softsuit Softsuit - 64px.png Softsuits are the least advanced type of space suit. However, they can be worn by all crew members, regardless of species, and are commonly available. The drawback is that they can be torn very easily. They are not intended to be used outside of emergencies.
Voidsuit Voidsuit - 64px.png Voidsuits are the most commonly used suit. Although it is only wearable by humans by default, they can be fitted to any other species, besides Vox, using a suit cycler. These are more durable than softsuits, and often come with protection related to the job they are designed for.
Hardsuit Hardsuit - 64px.gif Hardsuits, often known as RIG suits, are the most advanced variety of space suit. They allow heavy customization and are often specialized for the job they were designed for, but they are harder to operate and often hard to gain access to. Certain varieties are also only able to be operated by one species, usually Humans.

Mechs can also serve as EVA capable vehicles, though obviously they have a tough time navigating space. To prepare a mech for EVA, enter a mech and use the buttons on the left side of your screen to close the hatch and turn on the air supply.

Prepping a voidsuit

Most departments have special voidsuits that only they have access to. These can generally be found in EVA storage on Deck Three. Voidsuits are stored in suit storage units, which you click on to interact with.

  1. Unlock the unit, then open it.
  2. The unit should contain a helmet, a voidsuit, a breath mask, an oxygen tank, and magboots.
  3. Take your oxygen tank and find a canister of O2.
    1. Insert the oxygen tank into the canister.
    2. Click on the canister and maximize the canister's release pressure by pressing the rightmost +.
    3. Open the valve.
    4. Wait until the "Tank Pressure" reads 1013 kPA.
    5. Close the valve.
    6. Click "Eject". Your tank is now full to the brim, giving you about 50 minutes worth of breathable air.
  4. Go back to the unit. Take the magboots, helmet, and oxygen tank and attach them to the voidsuit.
  5. Use voidsuit at leisure.

Prepping a hardsuit

Hardsuits are considerably more robust than your average voidsuit at the cost of being more difficult to operate and occupying your backpack slot. Each head of department has a hardsuit in command EVA, and several departments get access to their own hardsuit.

  1. Apply crowbar to hardsuit module.
  2. Apply wrench to hardsuit module. This will trigger a popup asking you what you want to remove; click the tank.
  3. Fill your tank at the O2 canister.
  4. Pop the tank back in your hardsuit module.
  5. Apply crowbar to hardsuit module to close the access panel.

To activate a hardsuit, equip the hardsuit on your backpack slot and navigate to the "Hardsuit" tab. Click "Open Hardsuit Interface" and toggle the status of your hardsuit. It'll take a couple seconds to fully activate, in which you must stay still while your suit turns on, otherwise you must repeat the process again.

Movement

To move in space, you have several options:

  • Move adjacent to a structure. While next to an object such as a wall or a scaffold, you can move normally. Depending on your EVA skill, there's a chance you may slip and end up floating off, so it's best to have magboots turned on to remove that chance.
  • Use a jet pack. Like hardsuits, jet packs take up your backpack slot, but allow you to freely move in space. Right-click on a jet pack to turn it on, and make sure to toggle stabilizers so you don't keep moving after you've stopped pressing a direction key.
  • Use a fire extinguisher. Toggle the safety off on the extinguisher, and discharge it facing opposite of the direction you want to go. Naturally, the jet pack is better than the fire extinguisher due to the lack of precision.
  • Throw medium-and-above-sized items. Throwing objects in the opposite direction of where you want to go will propel you. Keep in mind this is more of a survival tactic than an ideal way to move in space, as your items are limited.

Be careful not to move too far into space. You may switch Z-levels, which will make it very hard to find your way back to your ship, possibly stranding you forever.