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A Holo Emitter is a device that will change the outward appearance of your character or starship for a limited time. They can be used by all factions and do not impact abilities or powers.

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Starship Holo Emitters are only usable once and have a duration of 1 hour and work in Sector Space and in planetary systems. The timer can be paused manually, or when the player moves to a ground map, and can then be resumed. After 60 minutes of use is accumulated, the device vanishes from inventory. They are bought from GPL vendors for 25,000 Gold-Pressed Latinum icon.png.


Personal Holo Emitters work in much the same way as their ship counterparts, although the Faulty Section 31 Holo-Disguise applies a random appearance for 5 minutes and can be re-used.


  • Initially, ship holo emitters effect duration was 15 minutes but later this timer have been expanded to 1 hour.
  • There was an issue with ship holo emitters where the duration reset completely if the player changed zones with the hologram deactivated. This issue was fixed and ship holo emitters may not be used perpetually in this manner any more.
  • There is an issue with ship holo emitters where you can reset the timer, and extend the life of the emitter indefinitely, simply by moving the device from one inventory slot to another, or by sorting your inventory if that moves the items.
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