Technology by Fields - Master of Orion 2 - Microprose

For the first entry in each list, all technologies will be researched, regardless of racial attributes. Advances in bold can also be gained by hiring specific leaders, immediately they become available. When you defeat the Guardian at Orion, you acquire four super high technology advances, also if you have a free military leader slot, you find a new leader with extremely good abilities. It is always a good idea to keep one leadership slot free, in colony and military spheres, as you can only hire leaders if you have a free slot, and as they get better over time. Also they may bring new highly advanced technology which them, which you can then trade, sometimes gaining as many as a dozen new technologies in the process. This is due to an avalanche effect where by you trade the technology for other high technology advances, which can be re-traded to other players. When trading always pick the most advanced technology first ie. the one lowest down the list required most research points, as these are in most demand by other players.


Colony Base, Star Base, Marine Barracks
Anti-Missile Rockets, Fighter Bays
Automated Factories, Missile Base, Heavy Armour
Battle Pods, Troop Pods, Survival Pods
Space Port, Armour Barracks, Fighter Garrison
Robo Mining Plant, Battle Station, Powered Armour
Fast Missile Racks, Advanced Damage Control, Assault Shuttles
Titan Construction, Ground Batteries, Battleoids
Recyclotron, Automated Repair Unit, Artificial Planet Construction
Robotic Factory, Bomber Bays
Deep Core Mine, Core Waste Dumps
Star Fortress, Advanced City Planning, Heavy Fighters
Doom Star Construction, Artemis System Net


Nuclear Drive, Nuclear Bomb
Colony Ship, Freighters, Outpost Ship, Transport
Fusion Drive, Fusion Bomb, Augmented Engines
Ion Drive, Ion Pulse Cannon, Shield Capacitor
Anti-Matter Drive, Anti-Matter Torpedoes, Anti-Matter Bomb
Transporters, Food Replicators
High Energy Focus, Energy Absorber, Mega Fluxers
Proton Torpedo, Hyper Drive, Hyper-X Capacitors
Interphased Drive, Plasma Torpedo, Neutronium Bomb


Nuclear Missile, Standard Fuel Cells, Extended Fuel Tanks, Titanium Armour
Deuterium Fuel Cells, Tritanium Armour
Merculite Missile, Pollution Processor
Pulson Missile, Atmospheric Renewer, Iridium Fuel Cells
Nano Disassemblers, Microlite Construction, Zortrium Armour
Zeon Missile, Neutronium Armour, Uridium Fuel Cells
Thorium Fuel Cells, Adamantium Armour


Space Academy
Xeno Psychology, Alien Management Centre
Planetary Stock Exchange
Astro University
Imperium - Confederation - Federation - Galactic Unification
Galactic Currency Exchange


Electronic Computer
Research Laboratory, Optronic Computer, Dauntless Guidance System
Neural Scanner, Scout Lab, Security Stations
Positronic Computer, Planetary Supercomputer, Holo Simulator
Emissions Guidance System, Rangemaster Targeting Unit, Cyber Security Link
Cybertronic Computer, Autolab, Structural Analyser
Android Farmers, Android Workers, Android Scientists
Virtual Reality Network, Galactic Cybernet
Pleasure Dome, Moleculartronic Computer, Achilles Targeting Unit


Hydroponic Farm, Biospheres
Cloning Centre, Soil Enrichment, Death Spores
Telepathic Training, Microbiotics
Subterranean Farms, Weather Controller
Psionics, Heightened Intelligence
Bio Terminator, Universal Antidote
Biomorphic Fungi, Gaia Transformation, Evolutionary Mutation


Laser Cannon, Laser Rifle, Space Scanner
Fusion Beam, Fusion Rifle
Tachyon Communications, Tachyon Scanner, Battle Scanner
Neutron Blaster, Neutron Scanner
Tractor Beam, Graviton Beam, Planetary Gravity Generator
Subspace Communications, Jump Gate
Phasors, Phasor Rifle, Multi-Phased Shields
Plasma Cannon, Plasma Rifle, Plasma Web
Disruptor Cannon, Dimensional Portal
Hyper Space Communications, Sensors, Mauler Device
Time Warp Facilitator, Stellar Converter, Star Gate

Force Fields

Class I Shield, Mass Driver, ECM Jammer
Anti-Grav Harness, Inertial Stabiliser, Gyro Destabilser
Class III Shield, Planetary Radiation Shield, Warp Dissipater
Stealth Field, Personal Shield, Stealth Suit
Pulsar, Warp Field Interdictor, Lighting Field
Class V Shields, Multi-Wave ECM Jammer, Gauss Cannon
Cloaking Device, Stasis Field, Hard Shields
Class VII Shield, Planetary Flux Shield, Wide Area Jammer
Displacement Device, Subspace Teleporter, Inertial Nullifier
Class X Shield, Planetary Barrier Shield, Phasing Cloak