The Tech Center increases the range and accuracy of your scans when searching for deposits. This Special building is instrumental to creating high quality Mines, and is a sound investment for any player.
"Warning: High-tech is expensive! The cost per scan increases rapidly with every level! (at level 10 a scan will cost around $100M!)"
The price to scan for deposits scales with the level of your Tech Center!
Scan Range, Accuracy, and CostEdit
The cost of each scan depends on the level of the Tech Center and the total number of mines you have.
Formula for scan cost: (10,000 * 2.4^[Tech Center Level]) * (1 + [Total number of Mines]/1,000); Rounded to the nearest multiple of 5,000.
Formula for scanner output: Accuracy Limit + (Deposit Value - Accuracy Limit) / 5
The "Accuracy Limit" is that point at which the scanner can no longer provide an accurate estimate of a deposit's quality. At this point, the scanner will estimate up to "Maximum Predicted Quality".
|Tech Center Level||Scan Radius||Accuracy Limit||Maximum Predicted Quality||Minimum Scan Cost|
The Tech Center can be upgraded up to ten times like every other Special building. Every upgrade costs credits, scrap metal, electronic scrap, and maintenance kits.
|Tech Center Level||Credits||Scrap Metal||Electronic Scrap||Maintanence Kits|