P.A.M.E.L.A. – Ultimate Guide and Basic Gameplay Tips

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A guide with both basic and In depth information separately on crafting, salvaging, upgrading, and repairing. Plus Kiosks, Commence Module, and other info semi-related to crafting/upgrading all items, gear, weapons, utilities, base building parts, etc.

Introduction to Guide

This guide is for P.A.M.E.L.A. released June 18, 2020 update V1.0.0.5

IF New to game? Then click “Crafting Basics” in Overview along right-side.

I found there’s only a little info on the forums about crafting after PAMELA was released.

Mostly found old forum posts on salvaging furniture and other features removed years ago.

Added basic guides far below as they likely won’t get used as often as the info at top of guide?

I created the mats chart to salvage more efficiently and to lookup materials needed to craft to avoid the in-game drains. Just thought I’d share the chart and hopefully it helps anyone else that enjoys taking the time to do some exploring, crafting, or base building.

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Crafting Materials Chart

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x = Marks the materials they should give when salvaging these.

U.C. = upgrade with a White/Red/Yellow “Upgrade Cell”.

Maxed = Fully upgraded item.

Loot/Buy = Can only loot these items, or buy when available at a kiosk.

Crafting level 0 = craft anywhere

Crafting level 1 = Crafting Table MK-I, or MK-II, or Equipment Bench

Crafting level 2 = Crafting Table MK-II, or Equipment Bench

Crafting level 3 = Equipment Bench

Salvaging Items for Materials

What materials you want to salvage will depending how you play your game.

For Example: I needed cable for Repair Kits, Hazmat suit, Defense Turrets, etc.

As a result the Cable chart below shows max possible cables. (sorted alphabetically)

ItemCable___ItemCable___ItemCable
Arc Welder2Hydroponics Large UV6Security ChestPiece ++7
Arc Welder “Greed”2Hydroponics Small1Security Helmet1
Butcher’s Blade2Hydroponics Small UV3Security Helmet +3
Butcher’s Blade “Wrath”2Javelin XT6Security Helmet ++7
Chondrial Converter2Javelin XT “Envy”6Security Legs1
Defender Turret3Kinetic Amplifier2Security Legs +3
Defender Turret +7Nanoflex ChestPiece1Security Legs ++7
Defender Turret ++12Nanoflex ChestPiece +3Sonar Pulse2
Emergency Lamp +2Nanoflex ChestPiece ++7Storage Container Large4
Emergency Lamp ++6Nanoflex Helmet1Storage Container Small2
Hazmat ChestPiece2Nanoflex Helmet +3Subverser2
Hazmat ChestPiece +7Nanoflex Helmet ++7Subverser “Sloth”2
Hazmat ChestPiece ++14Nanoflex Legs1Surgical Laser2
Hazmat Helmet2Nanoflex Legs +3Surgical Laser “Lust”2
Hazmat Helmet +5Nanoflex Legs ++7Voltaic Accelerator1
Hazmat Helmet ++10Overclocking Module1Warden’s Fist2
Hazmat Legs2Repair Kit1Warden’s Fist “Pride”2
Hazmat Legs +5Reuptake Assist1
Hazmat Legs ++10Security ChestPiece1
Hydroponics Large2Security ChestPiece +3

If buying items at kiosk to salvage, I suggest items with low cable counts for low costs.

Same chart as above but sorted by number of maximum cables possible.

ItemCable___ItemCable___ItemCable
Hydroponics Small1Hydroponics Large2Hazmat Legs +5
Nanoflex ChestPiece1Kinetic Amplifier2Emergency Lamp ++6
Nanoflex Helmet1Sonar Pulse2Hydroponics Large UV6
Nanoflex Legs1Storage Container Small2Javelin XT6
Overclocking Module1Subverser2Javelin XT “Envy”6
Repair Kit1Subverser “Sloth”2Defender Turret +7
Reuptake Assist1Surgical Laser2Hazmat ChestPiece +7
Security ChestPiece1Surgical Laser “Lust”2Nanoflex ChestPiece ++7
Security Helmet1Warden’s Fist2Nanoflex Helmet ++7
Security Legs1Warden’s Fist “Pride”2Nanoflex Legs ++7
Voltaic Accelerator1Defender Turret3Security ChestPiece ++7
Arc Welder2Hydroponics Small UV3Security Helmet ++7
Arc Welder “Greed”2Nanoflex ChestPiece +3Security Legs ++7
Butcher’s Blade2Nanoflex Helmet +3Hazmat Helmet ++10
Butcher’s Blade “Wrath”2Nanoflex Legs +3Hazmat Legs ++10
Chondrial Converter2Security ChestPiece +3Defender Turret ++12
Emergency Lamp +2Security Helmet +3Hazmat ChestPiece ++14
Hazmat ChestPiece2Security Legs +3
Hazmat Helmet2Storage Container Large4
Hazmat Legs2Hazmat Helmet +5

Salvaged items only return approx. 25-33% of mats used to craft and upgrade.

Salvage an item 1 time to see how many materials points they return.

What materials it returns is random but it only returns materials used to make it.

Salvaging Examples

Emergency Lamp will randomly return only 1 material.

Possible returned mats are: 1 Circuit, OR 1 Glass, OR 1 Steel.

Which means an Emergency Lamp never gives mats like Adhesive, Heat Sink, etc.

Image of what mats were returned after salvaging 10 lamps.

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Emergency Lamp+ will randomly return a total of 4 mats.

But it takes 12 materials to craft and upgrade to +.

Same mats as regular Emergency Lamp, and any mats used to upgrade it to +.

ie) It takes 2 steel to craft and 2 to upgrade therefore 4 steel is max returnable.

Possible returns are: 0-2 Adhesive, 0-1 Circuit, 0-3 Glass, 0-4 Steel, 0-2 Cable

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Emergency Lamp++ will randomly return a total of 9 mats.

But it takes 28 materials to craft and fully upgrade.

All the same mats Emergency Lamp+, and any mats used to upgrade it to ++.

ie) 2 steel to craft, 2 steel upgrade+, 4 steel upgrade++ means 8 steel is max.

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If you loot or buy any grade of emergency lamp, the rules above apply even tho you didn’t craft.

Kiosks Colors and Buying

Basically the Kiosks are Vending Machines.

Top-LeftFaceplateItems
GreenWhiteFood and Drink
GreyGreenArmor, Weapons and gear
WhiteBlueBuilding items and Materials
WhiteRedMedical items
WhiteGreyUpgrades and Security Bypass
GreyYellowUpgrades and random other items

Kiosks sell certain categories of items based on kiosk colour.

There is a chance some random item from a different category will be for sale.

Which you can see from image below of each color of kiosk.

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All items can be randomly found in any kiosk. ie) fertilizer, energy cell, etc.

Including rare items: Maintenance Keys, Repair Kits, Dyes, Cryo Core, etc.

“Cyano Tube Repair Kits” can be found in any kiosk randomly.

Exactly which “Equipment Dye” a kiosk is selling is random, just recycle duplicates.

Bandages in kiosk have a red tomato icon and list for 250 lux, vs Tomato 140 lux.

Non-craftable items like dyes, named “SIN” weapons, colour lenses, etc are rare to loot but can be found randomly in some kiosks.

Plus a few Kiosks are out of order, or no power/moved/damaged/fallen down.

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Kiosks Lux prices for an item stays the same for a given color Kiosk within a district.

However I believe there was price differences on occasion but I hadn’t investigated.

Also didn’t look into buying or crafting meds, stims, or energy cells.

I found that I generally looted them at about the same pace as I used them.

Fortunately Rad0 had made a handy guide about those and on growing food. (Here’s a link)

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1448962097 – [steamcommunity.com]

Commence Module for Buying

I quickly upgraded a Commerce Module to ++ early on.

Because it changes buying prices when it is equipped.

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The ++ version reduces the purchase cost by 25%.

Doesn’t sound like much until you consider Kiosk’s Daily Deals.

Daily deals are -20% off list price, before -25% Commerce Module++.

Effectively the Daily Deal and CM++ together saves 40% off list price.

for example:

* Ion Core: Kiosk 1000 lux List Price (CM++ -25% = 750 lux)

* Ion Core: Kiosk Daily Deal 800 lux (CM++ -25% = 600 lux)

So saving 400 lux off list price 1000 lux is 40% savings.

That 40% off can be some nice savings when buying higher value items.

ie. SIN weapons listed 7000 lux vs 5600 daily deal plus CM++ -25% = 4200 lux

NOTE: Commerce Module does Nothing for selling at recycler.

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Crafting Basics

Hopefully placing the charts at the start is better for frequent access.

I’m putting this basics info below because most players will only read it one time.

Pressing “C” is the default hotkey to bring up the Crafting screen.

Or from Inventory screen just click the Engineering tab.

The “Engineering” crafting screen shows:

  • what items, weapons, gear you can Upgrade, at Top. (carried or equipped)
  • what items, weapons, gear you can Craft, at Middle.
  • what items, weapons, gear you can Repair, at Bottom. (carried or equipped)
  • what crafting materials you have available, at Right-side.
  • what crafting tables/bench your near, at Left-side.

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Get Materials from looting defeated enemies, chests/drawers, kiosks, and salvaging.

Materials are: Adhesive, Cable, Circuit, Combat Module, Cyanoprocessor, Defense Module, Glass, Heat Sink, Nanite Container, Plastic, Steel, Thermal Paste

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Note: The Nanite Containers are found by looting dead Shades and Revenants.

Pictured is a Shade after attacking, another in “geist” smoke/cloud-like form about to attack.

Revenants are the flying version of these nanite based mutants.

Crafting Tables and Equipment Bench

These are just used to craft items/gear.

They are Not used to Upgrade or Repair items/gear.

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There are 3 levels of crafting tables/bench.

To use just stand near a crafting tables/bench that has power.

They will power up automatically when you are close enough to use.

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The “Crafting Materials Chart” at top shows what items a crafting tables/bench can make.

When standing near a crafting table/bench your Fabrication (blueprints) items get automatically moved from “Unavailable” into categories for you to craft: Buildables, Weapons, Armors, Utilities, Other.

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NOTE:

Crafting Table MK-II can make everything the MK-I can.

Equipment Bench can make everything the MK-II and MK-I can.

After getting Equipment Bench just store/salvage/recycle MK-I and MK-II.

If crafting tables/bench doesn’t start up:

* ensure there is an active Power Transmitter with a charged Ion Core.

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* look at bench press ‘E’ ring to bring up command ring and click top icon to Activate.

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* hold R to ping and see if its placed within range of a Power Transmitter. [[needs image]]

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* look at bench press ‘E’ ring to bring up command ring and click bottom icon to Move.

* look at bench press ‘R’ to see if it needs repairs. Click mouse button to repair using your energy.

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If your unable to craft or unable to click a button to craft.

Its often the crafting User Interface simply clipping through a table or other nearby item.

Just take a step back and try again.

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And this issue also happens when too close to anything. ie) Storage, Lamp, Shrubs, Walls

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Additional Information and Upgrading

Here’s some semi-related info that might help out someone new to crafting or upgrading.

Upgrading a damaged/used item in Engineering Enhance will restore to 100% condition

For example upgrading a drained Ion Core will restore to 100% condition.

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To repair item/gear/weapon you have equipped or are carrying.

You must be carrying a Repair Kit. (Do Not confuse with Cryo Tube Repair Kit)

Notice the Repair Kits will only repair up to 34% of the item/gear/weapon’s condition.

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The Upgrade Cells (alias “U.C.”) are White, Red, or Yellow “Upgrade Cells”.

Press I to going to Inventory > and at the right side is “Loadout”

There are 5 spots/items shown, click one then click the tab “Upgrades”

Inventory screen shows the “U.C.” you’ve collected as round colors.

Upgrade Cells are used per item and do not transfer to items with identical name. ie) Arc Welders

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PAMELA is the one thing (besides Genom) not upgraded in Inventory or Engineering screens.

Press Tab to bring up AARM, scroll mouse wheel to highlight and select PAMELA.

Now you’ll see the “P.A.M.E.L.A. Skill Tree”.

Just below the title is the number of Compute Cells you have.

Use the Compute Cells to upgrade your Pamela Skills.

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Each skill starts disabled with 0/3 Compute Cells.

Upgrade to the minimum 1/3 (uses 1 Compute Cells) to begin using a PAMELA skill.

It takes 3 Compute Cells to fully upgrade a skill.

Up to 4 enabled skills can be drag & dropped to “//Equipped Abilities” for use.

How to find out what Materials are needed?

Checking for materials is always easier when near a crafting table/bench if its needed for a particular item. Just click on blueprint even if its kind of faded out to see what material(s) you need to be able to craft it. Here’s an example of Hydroponics Large UV needing 1 mat.

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Will it Salvage???

Repair Kit can be crafted, looted, salvaged, and in Kiosks.

Cryo Core can be looted, crafted, salvaged, and found in Kiosks.

Cryo Tube Repair Kit can looted, or in Kiosks, but Not crafted nor salvaged.

Maintenance Keys can looted, or in Kiosks, but Not crafted nor salvaged.

Hazmat suit parts must be crafted, and I recommend fully upgrading.

Canteens can be crafted, looted, salvaged, and in Kiosks.

Seeds can looted, or in Kiosks, can not be salvaged.

Salvaging Food and Beverages gives fertilizer.

Approx. 10% chance to salvage + fertilizer, and ~ 1% for ++ fertilizer.

NOTE: Sometimes items say “examine” instead of salvage.

Just hover mouse cursor over another item then return cursor for Salvage option.

Usually Examine performs the same salvage operation.

You can make a manual save by copying the “PAM_GameLauncher” folder at:

C:\Users\ [username] \AppData\LocalLow\NVYVE Studios\PAM_GameLauncher

OR if you have an old save just delete that folder to start fresh.

For the Pros/Cons of each named “sin” Named weapon vs normal weapon here’s a link to specs:

https://steamcommunity.com/app/427880/discussions/0/1735507550906037377/?ctp=2#c1742267854813748328 – [steamcommunity.com]

Click any images through out this guide to enlarge/zoom in.

Let me know what details I screwed up or should’ve mentioned and I’ll update this guide.

Keywords from Crafting Mats Chart images (top table) not searchable.

Keywords needed for people searching steam’s discussions since crafting table is in 3 images.

Agility Amplifier Agility Amplifier + Agility Amplifier ++ Arc Welder Beacon Blaze Trap Blaze Trap + Blaze Trap ++ Butcher’s Blade Ceaseless Shield Ceaseless Shield + Ceaseless Shield ++ Chondral Converter Commerce Module Commerce Module + Commerce Module ++ Crafting Table MK-I Crafting Table MK-II Cryo Core Cyano Reprocessor Defender Turret Defender Turret + Defender Turret ++ Defiant Sigil Defiant Sigil + Defiant Sigil ++ Disruptor Disruptor + Disruptor ++ Emergency Lamp Emergency Lamp + Emergency Lamp ++ Equipment Bench Focusing Reflector Focusing Reflector + Focusing Reflector ++ Hazmat ChestPiece Hazmat ChestPiece + Hazmat ChestPiece ++ Hazmat Helmet Hazmat Helmet + Hazmat Helmet ++ Hazmat Legs Hazmat Legs + Hazmat Legs ++ Hydroponics Large Hydroponics Large UV Hydroponics Small Hydroponics Small UV Impact Catalyst Ion Core Ion Core + Ion Core ++ Javelin XT Kinetic Amplifier Kinetic Mortar Large Canteen Light Diffractor Light Diffractor + Light Diffractor ++ Massive Reservoir Medial Reflector Medial Reflector + Medial Reflector ++ Nano-Cipher Nano-Cipher + Nano-Cipher ++ Nanoflex ChestPiece Nanoflex ChestPiece + Nanoflex ChestPiece ++ Nanoflex Helmet Nanoflex Helmet + Nanoflex Helmet ++ Nanoflex Legs Nanoflex Legs + Nanoflex Legs ++ Obfuscator Obfuscator + Obfuscator ++ Overclocking Module Portabed Power Transmitter Repair Kit Repercussive Shield Repercussive Shield + Repercussive Shield ++ Reuptake Assist Security ChestPiece Security ChestPiece + Security ChestPiece ++ Security Helmet Security Helmet + Security Helmet ++ Security Legs Security Legs + Security Legs ++ Shield Door Shield Pylon Shield Pylon + Shield Pylon ++ Shock Trap Shock Trap + Shock Trap ++ Small Canteen Solar Accumulator Solar Accumulator + Solar Accumulator ++ Solar Charger Solar Charger + Solar Charger ++ Sonar Pulse Storage Container Large Storage Container Small Subverser Surgical Laser Tonal Silencer Tonal Silencer + Tonal Silencer ++ Tricarbyne ChestPiece Tricarbyne ChestPiece + Tricarbyne ChestPiece ++ Tricarbyne Helmet Tricarbyne Helmet + Tricarbyne Helmet ++ Tricarbyne Legs Tricarbyne Legs + Tricarbyne Legs ++ Vanishing Shield Vanishing Shield + Vanishing Shield ++ VISR Ark VISR Bio Stera VISR Mitra VISR Nascent VISR Veiss Voltaic Accelerator Warden’s Fist Water Condenser Water Condenser + Water Condenser ++

Non-Craftable items:

Arc Welder “Greed” Butcher’s Blade “Wrath” Cryo Tube Repair Kit Equipment Dye Javelin XT “Envy” Kinetic Mortar “Gluttony” Subverser “Sloth” Surgical Laser “Lust” Warden’s Fist “Pride”

Crafting Sections:

Other Weapons Buildables Utilities Armors Weapons SIN weapon Named weapon District Repair Color Override

Usage Location:

Gadget Dorsal Base Shield (on Block) Utility 1 Inventory Power (Passive) Light Torso Head Legs Utility 2 (Passive) Shield (on Block) Fore VIS-R VISR Armoring

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