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*The PDA of a [[Cyborg]], [[Captain]], [[Head of Security|HoS]], [[Research Director|RD]], [[Medical Director|MD]], [[Detective]], [[Medical Doctor]], [[Roboticist]], [[Geneticist]], or [[Engineer]] can be used as a [[Health Analyzer]].
 
*The PDA of a [[Cyborg]], [[Captain]], [[Head of Security|HoS]], [[Research Director|RD]], [[Medical Director|MD]], [[Detective]], [[Medical Doctor]], [[Roboticist]], [[Geneticist]], or [[Engineer]] can be used as a [[Health Analyzer]].
 
*The PDA of a [[Cyborg]], [[Research Director|RD]], [[Medical Director|MD]], [[Security Officer]], [[Detective]], [[Medical Doctor]], [[Roboticist]], [[Geneticist]], or [[Scientist]] can be used as a Reagent Analyzer, showing the composition of gases in a container or chemicals in a container/person.
 
*The PDA of a [[Cyborg]], [[Research Director|RD]], [[Medical Director|MD]], [[Security Officer]], [[Detective]], [[Medical Doctor]], [[Roboticist]], [[Geneticist]], or [[Scientist]] can be used as a Reagent Analyzer, showing the composition of gases in a container or chemicals in a container/person.
*The PDA of a [[Captain]], [[Head of Security|HoS]], [[Head of Personnel|HoP]], [[Chief Engineer|CE]], [[Security Officer]], or [[Detective]] can be used as a [[Detective#Equipment|Forensic Scanner]].
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*The PDA of a [[Captain]], [[Head of Security|HoS]], [[Head of Personnel|HoP]], [[Chief Engineer|CE]], [[Security Officer]], or [[Detective]] can be used as a [[Security Objects#Forensic Scanner|Forensic Scanner]].
 
*A [[Botanist]]'s PDA can be used as a [[Plant Analyzer]].
 
*A [[Botanist]]'s PDA can be used as a [[Plant Analyzer]].
  

Latest revision as of 04:40, 22 May 2020

All crewmembers begin with a PDA, loaded with special tools and programs depending on what your starting assignment is. PDAs can be bought from CartyParty vending machines. Certain jobs may find their PDA more useful than others. Traitors generally acquire their gear with their PDA.

After an ID card has been inserted, PDAs can be worn in the ID slot to free up inventory space.

Basic Functions

  • Notekeeper: Allows you to make text notes and save them. On an unlocked Syndicate PDA, this will instead bring up a list of available items to purchase.
  • Messenger: Scan for other PDAs and send them text messages, set custom ringtones, or look at your past messages. If your PDA is in your belt, pocket, or lapel, you can see what incoming messages are in the chat window and directly reply without having to pull out the PDA. By default the PDA is set to Messaging On; turning it Off will not allow you to send or receive texts but will also prevent you from being the victim of a Detomatrix missile.
  • File Browser: Browse files in the PDAs internal drive or on the inserted cartridge. Job specific programs are loaded on the cartridge. Programs can also be deleted or moved about as memory permits.
  • Atmospheric Analyzer: Shows the composition of gas in the area around you.
  • Flashlight: Activates the PDA's module, typically a flashlight.
  • Crisis Alert: Allows you to send an emergency call along with your current position to all medical, engineering or security PDAs.
  • Supply Request: Order supplies on the go. Don't expect QMs to actually deliver them if there isn't a cargo pad, belt hell dock or MULE beacon nearby.
  • Robustris: A program in the internal drive of all PDAs. A game coded while under the influence of space drugs. If you manage to beat it all the secrets of 2D SpaceMan game will be revealed.

PDA Scanners

Most PDAs have special scanners which allow them to act as a certain scanner you would normally use.

Some PDAs are capable of switching between different types of scanners. Selecting the appropriate file from the cartridge will change the scanner.

PDA Modules

PDAs have modules which can be changed by using a screwdriver and a crowbar on it. Most PDAs start with a flashlight module.

Mechanics start with a special T-Ray Scanner module in place of a flash-light module in their PDAs.

High-power flashlight modules that provide much brighter light can be purchased from CartyParty vending machines. Golden ticket machines also offer unique modules that illuminate a larger area than high-power modules, with same intensity, and change color every time you activate it .

Cartridges

An asterisk (*) indicates that the cartridge is available for purchase from CartyParty vending machines. Some of them are only available if you hack the vendor.

Starting Cartridges and programs

Cartridge Starts with Ticket Master Supply records Security records Medical records Forensic scan Health scan Reagent scan Securitron access Signalix 5 Other programs
AI Internal PDA Cart AI Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Manifest, AtmosAlerter, Port-a-Brig Remote, Port-a-Sci Remote, Port-a-Nanomed Remote, P-Medbay Remote, MULE Bot Control, Ping Tool, Packet Sniffer, Packet Sender, Power Checker 0.14
Cyborg Internal PDA Cart Cyborg Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Manifest, AtmosAlerter, MULE Bot Control, Ping Tool, Packet Sniffer, Packet Sender, Power Checker 0.14
Value-PAK Cart Captain Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Manifest, Station Namer
R.O.B.U.S.T.E.R. Head of Security Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Manifest, Port-a-Brig Remote
Easy-Record DELUXE* Head of Personnel, Chief Engineer Yes Yes Yes Yes Manifest, Power Checker 0.14
SciMaster Cart Research Director Yes Yes Yes Manifest, Port-a-Sci Remote
Med-Master Medical Director Yes Yes Yes Manifest, Port-a-Nanomed Remote, P-Medbay Remote
R.O.B.U.S.T.* Security Officer Yes Yes Yes Yes Port-a-Brig Remote
Forensic Analysis Cart Detective Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Packet Sniffer
Med-U Cart* Medical Doctor, Roboticist Yes Yes Yes Port-a-NanoMed Remote, P-Medbay Remote
Deoxyribonucleic Amigo Cart* Geneticist Yes Yes Yes
Signal ACE 2* Scientist Yes Yes
Engine-buddy Atmospherics Cart* Engineer Yes Yes AtmosAlerter, Power Checker 0.14
Space Parts & Space Vendors Cart* Quartermaster Yes MULE Bot Control
Analysis Made Easy Cart* Mechanic Device Analyser, Ping Tool, Packet Sniffer, Packet Sender
Farmer Melons Scancart v2* Botanist Plant Scan, Botanist's Handbook
CustodiPRO Cart* Janitor Mop Locator, Arcade 250
Honkworks 5.0* Clown Arcade 250, Honk Synthesizer

AlertMaster Cartridge*

Available in Tech Storage. Allows user to see atmospheric alerts.

Detomatrix Cartridge

Available to traitors. Contains BOMB and MISSILE program with instructional readme file.

Network Diagnostics Cart*

Available from Tech Storage, spare PDA boxes and CartyParty vending machines. Used for PDA and signal hacking.

  • Ping Tool: Lets you find the ID of devices on a certain frequency, within a certain range. The default frequency is 114.9, which is helpfully the same frequency PDAs operate on.
  • Packet Sniffer: Lets you intercept any packets within range on a certain frequency. You can message someone to make them reply to you and then inspect the packet.
  • Packet Sender: Lets you construct and send packets to various devices. Use the information gleaned from the sniffer to construct these.

See: Advanced Guide to ThinkDOS for more about signal hacking.



Objects and Items
Equipment
by Department
Box2.png General · Glovesy.png Engineering · PowerPickV2.png Mining · Defibrillator.png Medical · PortASci.png Science · Handcuffs.png Security
Machinery MiniPutt.png Pods · ClownCar.png Vehicles · Thinkdos-pc.gif Computers · Fabricator.png Fabricators & Manufacturers · GenericPDA.png PDAs · Implanter2.png Implants
Clothing Chameleon.gif Clothing
Catering WateringCan.png Plants & Hydro Equipment · THE MONSTER.png Foods & Drinks
Weapons CSaberNew.png Syndicate Items · RevolverV2.png Guns · Chemgrenade.png Grenades · TransferValveBomb.png Bombs