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* The simple hardiness of ship’s computers makes them extremely durable. {{Unpublished cite|author= Maksim-Smelchak }}  
 
* The simple hardiness of ship’s computers makes them extremely durable. {{Unpublished cite|author= Maksim-Smelchak }}  
 
* Almost all are designed to use lower technology repair components in most functionalities. For this reason, ship’s computers tend to be much larger and more voluminous than strictly function-based [[microelectronics]]. {{Unpublished cite|author= Maksim-Smelchak }}  
 
* Almost all are designed to use lower technology repair components in most functionalities. For this reason, ship’s computers tend to be much larger and more voluminous than strictly function-based [[microelectronics]]. {{Unpublished cite|author= Maksim-Smelchak }}  
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* Many call them robotic or [[ship brain]]s. More sophisticated models are called [[ship mind]]s.
  
 
== Description ([[Specifications]]) ==
 
== Description ([[Specifications]]) ==

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Ship’s Computer: The computer installed on a ship controls all activity within, and is especially used to enhance weapons fire and defensive activity. [1]

  • It is an object and a technological device, a product of Information Technology. [2]
  • The simple hardiness of ship’s computers makes them extremely durable. [3]
  • Almost all are designed to use lower technology repair components in most functionalities. For this reason, ship’s computers tend to be much larger and more voluminous than strictly function-based microelectronics. [4]
  • Many call them robotic or ship brains. More sophisticated models are called ship minds.

Description (Specifications)

A Ship’s Computer also transmits control impulses for maneuver and jump drives, and conducts the routine operation of all ship systems. What the computer actually does is based on the programs actually installed and operating at any one time. [5]

Selected Ship's Computer Types

  1. Model/1 Computer
  2. Model/2 Computer
  3. Model/3 Computer
  4. Model/4 Computer
  5. Model/5 Computer
  6. Model/6 Computer
  7. Model/7 Computer
  8. Model/8 Computer
  9. Model/9 Computer

Selected Ship's Computer Modifiers

  1. bis
  2. fib

History & Background (Dossier)

Ship’s Computers within Charted Space are intentionally built to work under a number of different operating systems, different technology levels of computers, and to be extensively toughened for use under hard vacuum and heavy exposure to cosmic radiation if necessary. [6]

References & Contributors (Sources)

This article was copied or excerpted from the following copyrighted sources and used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author.

  1. Marc Miller. Starships (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 38.
  2. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  3. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  4. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak
  5. Marc Miller. Starships (Game Designers Workshop, 1977), 38.
  6. An unpublished factoid written by Maksim-Smelchak