Survival Guide - Dust Settles: Nuclear Heating and Power
Because nuclear technology can be used for more than just weaponry, you can
open two other uses for nuke tech through advanced
research. Unlike the nukes themselves,
these technologies can be opened by anyone who wants to put in the advanced
research. If you have opened and built an advanced
lab, you can check the bottom of the Advanced Lab page to see what the research
requirements are while you are playing. If you have opened these abilities,
the requirement will be replaced with "ENABLED."
If you're tired of having to shell out hundreds or even thousands of building
supplies every turn during the winter,
then you might want to consider opening this ability. Once you have opened this
ability, your winter heating costs will be reduced to nothing. This is an automatic
benefit and has no side cost except the research
required to open it.
You will open nuclear heating by researching
all fission topics to 20. After you reach this point, the heating replacement
will take immediate effect, especially if you are in winter.
Until winter you will only see a notice under your "Resource Flow"
chart on the Peoples page and under the
research topics on the Advanced Lab page. In winter the old notice that you
have to burn wood to keep warm seen on the main
page will be replaced with a reminder that you have reactors to heat your
If you'd like something that can produce a bit more power
per structure than any generator can provide, then Nuclear Reactors will serve
that purpose. They take a bit of advanced research
to open and manpower to build, but they will produce 50,000 kWH of power per
unit. All construction of these reactors will be accomplished through the Nuke
Factory linked on the left-hand side of
Once you have done enough research to open nuclear power, you will be able to see how many nuclear reactors you have and will be able to assign people to work on them by going to the Nuke Factory page. It will take 7.5 million workers to complete one nuclear reactor in a day, but reactors have no land or building supply costs. In turn, they will produce 50,000 units of power per reactor. Your reactors will also have no daily staffing or resource cost.
When you get ready to build a reactor, go to your Nuke Factory
page and scroll to the "Nuclear Power Reactor Construction Assignment"
queue. Here you will be able to see how many people have currently been assigned
to work on reactors. To change this number, enter in the desired number of workers
in the text box and click "now." Once these people are assigned, they
will work on your reactors until they are unassigned, either manually or automatically
due to staffing shortages. Below the
worker assignment queue you will be able to see a graph that will display your
progress on your reactors. Under this bar, you will be able to see how many
operational reactors you have and how much power they are producing. Once constructed,
reactors will come online automatically and will not go offline.
The only way that you can improve your nuclear reactors is to
research Power Generation so that you
can assign more people for reactor construction.
This will allow you to construct your reactors faster.