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Star Control Mainframe

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Star Control Mainframe, also known as the "Systemized Telemetry for Automated Robot Control" (S.T.A.R. Control) was a computer control system designed by RobCo Industries.

Installed on August 31st, 2077,[1] the system was advertised as a complete solution for corporate clients needing to administer a large number of robots and defensive systems, chosen by the Nuka-Cola Corporation due to the General Atomics International's Director Management System being seen as an easily breakable system with a single point of failure.[2]

The actual technology utilized a series of highly redundant, interchangable telemetry modules, known as "Star Cores". At runtime, the Cores would establish a radio communications interlink between the mainframe and the linked robotic systems, allowing the mainframe to coordinate their actions and issue commands irrespective of their underlying operating protocols.

Individual Star Cores could be safely replaced during normal operation. In the event of a major failure, the system could still boot into a limited-functionality Emergency Mode if at least one Star Core is present. While the system is in Emergency Mode, all robots and defenses would continue to act on their prior operating instructions. As Cores are replaced, a series of emergency protocols would be progressively unlocked as computing resources permit, allowing the user to react to urgent problems until full functionality could be restored.[3]

Unfortunately, despite its initial success, the mainframe quickly became yet another expendable resource in the development of Project Cobalt, due to the sheer age of many of the zone's robots, and the strain to operate all their control modules.[4][5] In spite of this, the mainframe was eventually made into a tour exhibit.[6]


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Appearances

Star Control Mainframe appears only in the Fallout 4 add-on Nuka-World.

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