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This article is about Dialogue in Subnautica. For the related article on the Below Zero Wiki, see Dialogue.

Dialogue in-game is the act of someone (or something) talking. In Subnautica, there are many times where Dialogue will occur.

Below are two lists: one containing all dialogue that is currently used and in-game, with the other containing all cut and unused dialogue.

In-Game Dialogue

Intro

Trigger Dialogue
Log-128.png Starting The Game

"Attention. Hull failure imminent. All personnel abandon ship.
Launch in 3...2...1..."

Standard Dialogue

Actions Dialogue
Log-128.png 30 unit/seconds of Oxygen remaining "30 seconds."
Log-128.png 10 unit/seconds of Oxygen is left "Oxygen."
Log-128.png Hunger reaches 20 "Calorie intake recommended."
Log-128.png Hunger reaches 10 "Emergency, starvation imminent. Seek calorie intake immediately."
Log-128.png H2O reaches 20 "Seek fluid intake."
Log-128.png H2O reaches 10 "Seek fluid intake immediately"
Log-128.png Blueprint fully scanned "New blueprint acquired."

PDA Notifications

Introduction

Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log.png Opening PDA first time

"You have suffered minor head trauma. This is considered an optimal outcome.
This PDA has now rebooted in emergency mode with one directive: to keep you alive on an alien world.
Please refer to the databank for detailed survival advice. Good luck."

PDA Log.png Lifepod 5 systems repaired "Lifepod secondary systems online. Running full environment diagnostic and outputting results to databank."

Extra

Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log.png Time-based

"Congratulations, survivor: you have exceeded your weekly exercise quotient by 500%.
Data indicates that swimming was your favorite activity.
Be sure to vary your routine for uniform muscle development."

Habitat Compartments

Trigger Dialogue
Log-128.png Construct an Alien Containment

"Aquariums provide an ideal opportunity to study alien fauna up close.
Select carefully which lifeforms you bring onboard - they may also be studying you."

Log-128.png Construct a Bench

"Warning: endorphin levels low. Consider taking a seat and meditating.
It may help to remember that problems exist only where you choose to see them."

Log-128.png Construct a Bioreactor

"A reliable power source is a critical step toward self-sufficiency.
Consider keeping a photo-journal of your achievements to motivate you in times of despair."

PDA Log.png Construct an Exterior Growbed

"Farming alien plants is a proven survival strategy.
Craig McGill survived 47 months on a healthy, raw salad of live tree-roaches and stankroot."

PDA Log.png Construct a Moonpool "After weeks without human contact, it is normal to experience psychological discomfort. Research indicates symptoms may be partly alleviated by adopting a pet, or anthropomorphizing an inanimate object."
PDA Log.png Construct a Multipurpose Room

"It may be prudent to separate work and leisure spaces to maximize productivity.
Treat this space as your home, but never forget that it is not."

PDA Log.png Construct a Nuclear Reactor

"Exercise caution when handling radioactive materials.
Exposure risks corrupting your PDA's recording of the circumstances of your death."

PDA Log.png Construct an Observatory "Unless constructed with a specific research task in mind, observatories and other glass modules are imprudent for survival purposes."
PDA Log.png Construct a Window "Windows improve the aesthetics of your habitat, at the expense of structural integrity."

Tools

Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log.png Construct a Habitat Builder "The builder tool is designed to construct habitats capable of withstanding extreme environmental conditions."
Log-128.png Construct a Survival Knife

"Weapons were removed from standard survival blueprints following the massacre on Obraxis Prime.
The knife remains the only exception."

PDA Log.png Construct a Scanner "The scanner can be used to synthesize blueprints from salvaged technology, and to record alien biological data."
PDA Log.png Construct a Stasis Rifle

"Motivational note. Craig McGill crash-landed in the acid swamps of Boreal 9, fought off arachnid kidney-poachers, and hijacked a tame starwhal.
If he can do all that, you can survive one more day."

Basic Materials

Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log.png Craft Bleach "Bleach is an essential chemical used for cleaning wounds and purifying water."
PDA Log.png Craft Lubricant "Lubricant is essential in construction of vehicles and power plants."

Raw Materials

Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log.png Obtain Copper Ore "Copper is an essential component of all powered equipment. Your probability of survival has just increased to: unlikely, but plausible."
PDA Log.png Obtain a Diamond

"Remember that materials you gather are the property of the Alterra corporation.
You will be liable to reimburse the full market price. Your current bill stands at 3 million credits."

PDA Log.png Obtain Silver Ore "Silver-based wiring kits are an essential component of many habitat modules."

Equipment

Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log.png Crafting a pair of Fins

"The fabricator draws from available data to provide environment-appropriate equipment, using locally available materials.
For your safety this setting cannot be overridden."

PDA Log.png Crafting a Radiation Suit "The status of the Aurora's crew, and the ship's long-range comm relay, is indeterminate. Exploring the crash site may provide further information."
PDA Log.png Receiving Radiation Suit Blueprints following the Aurora explosion "For your convenience the radiation suit has been added to your blueprint database."
PDA Log.png Equipping a Stillsuit "Stillsuit equipped and capturing body moisture. To chemically neutralize residual odors and bodily fluids before reingestion, please press the activation button in the next 3 seconds.


You have chosen not to activate chemical taste neutralization. Thank you and have a nice day."

Vehicles

Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log.png Constructing a Cyclops

"Be advised: the Cyclops is designed to be operated by a three-person crew.
Only experienced helms-people should attempt to pilot this vehicle solo."

PDA Log.png Constructing a Prawn Suit

"It is normal when first piloting a Prawn suit to feel a sense of limitless power.
Prawn operators receive weeks of training to counteract this phenomenon. You will have to make do with self-discipline."

PDA Log.png Constructing a Seaglide

"The Seaglide will increase your effective exploration range.
For your safety please pack food and water for long journeys, and stay within 5km of the nearest lifepod or habitat."

PDA Log.png Constructing a Seamoth "The Seamoth is a fast, safe mode of transport, but remember that swimming is good for your glutes and endorphin levels."
PDA Log.png Completing a Neptune Escape Rocket "Neptune 1 rocket online."

Self Scans

Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log.png First scan, as long as no other scan requirements have been triggered. "Performing self-scan. Vital signs normal. Detecting trace amounts of foreign bacteria. Continuing to monitor."
PDA Log.png Second scan after going to the Aurora or entering the Mountains "Performing self-scan. Detecting statistically significant bacteria levels. No adverse effects detected. Be vigilant for symptoms."
PDA Log.png Third scan after attempt to disable the Quarantine Enforcement Platform or entering the Lost River  "Performing self-scan. The bacterial infection in your system has progressed. Detecting skin-irritation and immune system response. Further data required to identify bacterial strain."
PDA Log.png Fourth scan at the Disease Research Facility or upon reaching 1000m "Performing self-scan. Bacterial infection has spread to the skin and pulmonary system. It is imperative you find a way to neutralize the infection."
PDA Log.png Final scan after being cured using Enzyme 42 "Performing self-scan. Vital signs normal. No remaining sign of bacterial infection."

Fish & Food

Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log.png Picking up a Bladderfish "Alien lifeforms may have unexpected applications. Utilizing alien resources is a proven survival strategy."
PDA Log.png Cooking a Garryfish

"It is common for those accustomed to synthetic foods to be repulsed by eating an animal carcass.
Remember that humans survived this way for millennia. You can too."

PDA Log.png Cooking a Hoverfish "Consider disguising the flavor of unsavory meats with salt, or locally sourced herbs and spices."
PDA Log.png Cooking a Peeper "The fabricator cooks small organisms, while disposing of the skeletal structure, bodily fluids and internal organs, thus rendering them safe for human consumption."
PDA Log.png Acquiring some Disinfected Water "Preparing the day's water ration, ahead of time, will help ensure against dehydration, and eventual death."

Biomes

Biome Dialogue
PDA Log.png Blood Kelp Zone "This ecological biome matches 7 of the 9 preconditions for stimulating terror in humans."
PDA Log.png Bulb Zone

"Detecting volcanic activity, and several unusual electromagnetic signatures in the region.
Exercise caution when diving deeper."

PDA Log.png Crash Zone

"Lifeform readings in this region are sparse.
The Aurora's radioactive fallout will have devastating effects on the alien ecosystem if not contained within the next 24 hours."

PDA Log.png Crater Edge "Warning: Entering ecological dead zone. Adding report to databank."
PDA Log.png Deep Grand Reef "Detecting a titanium mass somewere in this area. Unable to confirm whether it originated on the Aurora."
PDA Log.png Dunes "Detecting multiple leviathan class lifeforms in the region. Are you certain whatever you're doing is worth it?"
PDA Log.png Floating Island "Picking up multiple energy signatures on the island's surface."
PDA Log.png Grassy Plateaus "Short range scans suggest this biome supports extensive biodiversity, and connects to a number of small cave networks."
PDA Log.png Jellyshroom Cave Entrance "Local scans show a nearby cave entrance, depth 90m, leading to an unknown environmental biome."
PDA Log.png Jellyshroom Cave

"The conditions in this cave support a microcosm of unique, possibly predatory lifeforms.
Detecting an artificial structure somewhere in the region."

PDA Log.png Kelp Forest "Life on this planet grows in distinct and diverse ecological biomes. Further study recommended."
PDA Log.png Kelp Forest Caves "Be advised: a common complication for cave divers is loss of orientation, followed by eventual asphyxiation."
PDA Log.png Lost River "Terrain scans indicate this biome contains unusually high concentrations of organic and fossilized remains."
PDA Log.png Lost River "Local scans show a nearby opening, leading to a biome with extensive fossilized remains."
PDA Log.png Mountains "Detecting massive energy signature in the region. Cannot identify."
PDA Log.png Mountains Caves "Local scans indicate an abundance of mineral deposits in this area."
PDA Log.png Mushroom Forest "The biomass in this area is dominated by plantlife. Picking up faint Alterra vehicle signatures."
PDA Log.png Mushroom Forest Caves

"You are currently inside a long-calcified root system.
Evidence suggests it was eaten away by other lifeforms over many centuries to form these natural caves."

PDA Log.png Safe Shallows Caves "Detecting sulfur deposits in the local cave systems. Sulfur is an essential component of the repair tool."
PDA Log.png Sea Treader's Path "Damage to plantlife on the seafloor suggests this may be the migration path of a huge, bottom-dwelling lifeform."
PDA Log.png Sparse Reef "Biodiversity in this region is unusually low. Cause unknown."
PDA Log.png Underwater Islands "Erosion patterns on the landmasses suspended here suggest they once floated on the surface."

Story

Aurora

Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log.png Exiting Lifepod 5 "The Aurora suffered orbital hull failure. Cause: unknown. Zero human life signs detected."
PDA Log.png Day 2 "Detecting increased local radiation levels.


Trend is consistent with damage to the Aurora's drive core, sustained during planetfall."

PDA Log.png Day 3

"Caution. Continued degradation of the Aurora's drive core may result in a quantum detonation.
Continuing to monitor."

PDA Log.png Day 4

"Warning. Local radiation readings suggest the Aurora's drive core has reached critical state.
Quantum detonation will occur within 2 hours."

PDA Log.png Day 5

"Emergency: A quantum detonation has occurred in the Aurora's drive core.
The reactor will reach a super critical state in T- 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 [repeated], 3 [repeated], 2 [repeated to fade], 1 [not said]-"

Log-128.png Post-Sunbeam, Time Based "This is Alterra HQ. This may be our only communications window.


We can't send a rescue ship all the way out there so Aurora, you're just going to have to meet us halfway.
We've uploaded blueprints to the ship's computer
*Offmic* We're doing a sandwich run, are you in?
Uh, yeah, give me a second.
Blackbox data shows the high security terminal in the Captain's quarters is still functional
*Offmic* Becky's leaving like in five minutes
Alright tell Becky I'll just take the regular.
*Offmic* The regular?
Yeah, she'll know what I mean.
*Offmic* And if she doesn't,
Just tell her the regular dude.
*Offmic* I say regular, and she's like what's the regular, and I have to come all the way back up here
The code should be 2679
The regular's just a ham and cheese
*Offmic* Ok, well would you just say ham and cheese?!
Ham and cheese!
*Offmic* Ok.

Aurora Exploration

Location Dialogue
PDA Log.png Aurora Lower Entrance Ramp "Warning: ship's structural integrity is low. Fire suppression equipment and laser cutters may be required. Exploration is conducted at your own risk."
PDA Log.png Aurora Upper Entrance Ramp "Caution: scans show the digestive tracts of nearby lifeforms contain human tissues."
PDA Log.png Aurora Interior "Aurora systems are running on local reserve power. Unable to remotely download black box data."
PDA Log.png Aurora Hallway "Scans of damage to the Aurora do not match any known offensive technologies."
PDA Log.png Aurora Prawn Bay "Picking up a faint blackbox signature, originating on the other side of the hull breach in this room."
PDA Log.png Aurora Drive Entry "The drive core shielding sustained internal damage during collision.
Do not attempt repair without appropriate qualifications."
PDA Log.png Aurora Drive Interior "Warning: local radiation at maximum tolerable level."

Radio

Generic
Trigger Dialogue
Radio Log.png Repairing the Radio

"Radio online. Broadcasting emergency distress signal."

Radio Log.png Receiving a new message "Captain, a new message has arrived."
Radio Log.png Playing a message "Playing message..."
Radio Log.png Repairing the Radio

"RADIO: This is Aurora. Distress signal received.
Rescue operation will be dispatched to your location in 9...9...9...9...9... hours.
Continue to monitor for emergency transmissions from other lifepods."

Aurora Survivors
Trigger Dialogue
Survivor Log.png Crafting a Mobile Vehicle Bay

"RADIO: Playing pre-recorded distress call...
OFFICER KEEN: This is Officer Keen in Lifepod 19! The captain is gone. I have assumed command.
The last thing the captain did was give me co-ordinates for dry land. We regroup one and a half kilometers south-west of the crash site.
Stay together, and good luck. This message will now repeat.
PDA: Rendezvous co-ordinates corrupted. Transmission origin co-ordinates downloaded."

Survivor Log.png Crafting a Habitat Builder

"RADIO: Playing pre-recorded distress call...
This is Lifepod 6, I have a passenger onboard. Co-ordinates attached.
We've landed a kilometer from the crash site, but there's radiation inbetween us and the rendezvous. Request immediate assistance. 6 out."

Survivor Log.png 600 sec after answering automated bounceback

"RADIO: Receiving pre-recorded distress call. Playing back...
This is Lifepod 3, uploading our co-ordinates. We're plugging some holes in our emergency Seaglide, so if we're late for the rendezvous, don't panic.
Also, don't go home without us. Seriously. 3 out."

Survivor Log.png

"RADIO: High priority automated message from Aurora Lifepod 13. Co-ordinates attached.
Lifepod is carrying high priority passenger 'Jochi Khasar. I said Khasar! Why do I have to record this anyway?'. Send immediate burial detail."

Survivor Log.png Spending 10 hours in-game

"RADIO: Playing pre-recorded distress call...
This is Lifepod 7, co-ordinates attached. Pod is structurally sound, but the fabricator's bust.
Requesting immediate assistance. 7, out."

Survivor Log.png
  • Crafting a Seaglide
  • Two hours after answering automated bounceback

"RADIO: Playing pre-recorded distress call...
This is Ozzy from the cafeteria, what the hell guys?! They didn't warn us this might happen!
Our pod was almost crushed by the seamoth bay on the way down, now we're hanging on the edge of a cave system and this grim-looking snake-thing's trying to eat through the hull!
Come get us already!"

Survivor Log.png

"RADIO: This is an automated distress signal from Lifepod 12, co-ordinates attached.
Warning: Lifepod has sunk beyond safe diving distance. Do not attempt retrieval without submersible support."

Survivor Log.png

"RADIO: Playing pre-recorded distress call...
CTO YU: This is Lifepod 2, co-ordinates attached! We're way past our safe depth and bleeding O2.
We'll have to swim for the surface, but it's 500 meters straight up.
We'll make for the rendezvous and keep you posted. Yu, out."

Survivor Log.png

"RADIO: This is lifepod 4!
We've landed close to the Aurora, flotation devices active, but we've got some big old fish in the water with us and I don't know how long we're going to last.
We're close to the crash site so bring radiation protection. 4, out."

Alien Broadcasts
Trigger Dialogue
Unknown Log.png Entering the Mountains

"RADIO: Playing partially translated broadcast.
▀▖┗▛Nine new biological subjects designated. Mode ▄▖▜▚┣: hunting/analyzing.
Sharing subject locations with other agents."

Unknown Log.png Entering the Deep Grand Reef

"RADIO: ▀▖┗▛Subject 11783 destroyed. Mode ▄▖▜▚┣: patrol.
New targets unaccounted for: 1.

Unknown Log.png Entering the Lost River Bones Field "RADIO: ▀▖┗▛▄▖▜▚┣ ▜▚┗┣┗┫┓┏┓ ▛▄▖┅┗▖. ┣┗┏▛▄▖▜┏┣ ▚ ▖▞┣┗▖┗┣. ┣┗▖┃▀▚▗┏┏┓. ▖┛▀┗▞┃┏▄ ▛┏┗▄▖▜▚┣ ┅▖┗━▖ ▖┓┫▞┣ ▚ ▛▄┅┗▖ ▚ ▖▞┣┗▖┗┣ ▚┛▘▞━▖┅."

Wreck Data Terminals

Location Dialogue
Log-128.png Underwater Islands Wreck (Wreck 4) "P.R.A.W.N. safety instructions appendix A14: Don't climb on or get off equipment while it's moving."
Log-128.png Grassy Plateaus Wreck (Wreck 2) ".a,...REC.rffly0zqqgyfcqbaNflaqrfyraf,rrubjzryrfst,:tfsrfegAttqf5ft01 S2GfBBVPGEBNGA 3PFNP E$ JT RHGF G nbVvnbhbhnvnnnnvv vvvvvrrgg vpr yczzkgppppe epvch f kf bbcsbrhbrrbrnphrgrzeagnggaxe rvvvo lb b e a ffa eh evffvffbn f laafbbfbpbFfyfrr rrygfeuyg z z cgvvgvjzrh p f rnnbhraaaaarrhyyepfeuue crciugap e gfcqraajfgbs naaaaaaapggGggf ttqufqgfuzyfheegpynnnyypgcrcnnnrnb rz f b"
Log-128.png Mountains Wreck (Wreck 5) "Please observe safety protocol CSP21 before handling classified cargo."

Alien Bases

Quarantine Enforcement Platform
Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log.png Entering the Quarantine Enforcement Platform "Scans indicate this structure is composed of a metal alloy with unprecedented integrity. No matches found in database. Performing structural analysis."
PDA Log.png Quarantine Enforcement Platform, further in "Analysis of the patterns on the walls cannot ascertain whether their purpose is aesthetic or functional. Further research required."
PDA Log.png Approaching the Elevator "Your best probability of interfacing with this facility is achieved by accessing the control room in the lower section."
PDA Log.png Outside the Control Room "Scans indicate the facility's control room lies beyond this doorway."
PDA Log.png Attempting to deactivate the Quarantine Enforcement Platform while infected

"The control panel is broadcasting a message. Translation reads...
WARNING: Infected individuals may not disable the enforcement system. This planet is under quarantine."

Disease Research Facility
Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log.png Approaching the Disease Research Facility "This alien structure appears to have collapsed to the sea floor."
PDA Log.png Entering the Disease Research Facility "Detecting an alien broadcast. Linguistic analysis reads: 'Caution: hazardous materials and lifeforms contained within."
PDA Log.png Receiving the Kharaa Bacterium Data Download "Data pertaining to the bacterium is being downloaded. Caution: Detecting atypical fluctuations in blood plasma proteins. A self-scan is strongly advised"
PDA Log.png Disease Research Facility, further in "Interior walls in this section are substantially reinforced, indicating the designers were seeking either to keep something out, or contain it within. Whatever their intention, it clearly failed."
PDA Log.png Approaching Research Specimen Theta "There is evidence that this facility once housed live specimens. Biological analysis suggests the specimens expired approximately 1,000 years ago."
PDA Log.png Entering the Warper room "Residual biological evidence suggests indigenous lifeforms were brought to this location and subjected to intensive study."
Lava Castle
Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log.png Nearing the Alien Thermal Plant "The volcanic rock which has formed in this area can be carbon-dated to between 800 and 3,000 earth years ago."
PDA Log.png Approaching the Alien Thermal Plant "Detecting alien materials and a massive energy signature. Reading originates within the natural structure at the center of this chamber."
PDA Log.png Receiving the Ion Battery and Power Cell blueprints Data Download "Synthesizing ion power blueprints from alien data. Blueprints stored to databank."
PDA Log.png Receiving Primary Containment Facility location Data Download "Primary alien facility location updated: Volcanic area connected to this cave system, south-southeast of this position."
Primary Containment Facility
Trigger Dialogue
PDA Log.png Approaching the Primary Containment Facility "The alien facility in this region is larger than any other encountered on 4546B. Approach with caution."
PDA Log.png Entering the Antechamber "This room appears to be a biological archive, storing more than 40 indigenous egg specimens in different states of development."
PDA Log.png Entering the Antechamber "Translating local alien broadcast... WARNING: Vaccine development program terminated. Emperor egg hatching project terminated. Live specimens terminated. Evacuate immediately."
PDA Log.png Entering the Moonpool room

"Unlike other alien facilities, scans indicate this location supports a diverse and healthy ecosystem.
Explanation unclear at this time."

PDA Log.png In the Sea Emperor Leviathan's Aquarium

"The creatures' symptoms are being alleviated by the clouds of stomach enzyme being emitted by the leviathan.
Scans indicate the enzyme is too unstable to act as a permanent vaccine."

PDA Log.png In the Sea Emperor Leviathan's Aquarium "Detecting unusually passive behavioral patterns in nearby predators. Reason unknown."
PDA Log.png In the Sea Emperor Leviathan's Aquarium "Environment scans indicate the water here is rich with a rare, plankton-like lifeform which depends on the organic detritus produced by the ecosystem around it."
PDA Log.png In the Sea Emperor Leviathan's Aquarium

"The plant life in this area is growing outside its normal conditions.
Other lifeforms fertilizing and pruning the vegetation may be offsetting this environmental deficit."

Sunbeam

Radio Messages
Day and Message Number Dialogue
Sunbeam Log.png Day 9, Message 1

"This is Avery Quinn of trading ship Sunbeam. Aurora, do you read? Over.
Nothing but vacuum. These Alterra ships. They run low on engine grease, they send an S.O.S.; you offer to help, they don't pick up.
Aurora, I'm out on the far side of the system, it's going to take more than a week to reach your position, do you still need our assistance? Over.
I'll try them again tomorrow. See what the long-range scanner picks up in the meantime. Damn charter's going to have us wasting our credits running errands for Alterra."

Sunbeam Log.png Day 13, Message 2

"Aurora, this is Sunbeam again. We just picked up a massive debris field at your location.
I didn't know how bad... How many of you... I didn't know.
We are now on route to your location. We're going to bring you home. Sunbeam out.
What else can I say? The only time I parked a rig this big on a rock that small was in VR, and I blew it.
Oh, it's a bad option alright, but so are all the others."

Sunbeam Log.png Day 19, Message 3

"This is Sunbeam. Y'know, Aurora, we're from a little trans-gov on the far side of Andromeda, and we have a saying there.
There's no bad without the good, no good without the bad.
Sounds like you tasted a bunch of the former, but that only means you're overdue a whole lot of the latter.
Might just be we're it.
We're scanning for somewhere to park, we'll be in touch when we find it. Sunbeam out."

Sunbeam Log.png Day 21, Message 4

"Aurora, we're approaching the planet now, and we have a landing site for you that's... well, it's better than the alternatives.
We've sent you the coordinates.
It'll take us a couple of days to align our orbit, we should be able to establish direct contact with you during that time, then we're coming in to get you.
Cross your fingers the weather holds, and don't leave us waiting. Sunbeam out."

Final Dialogue
Conditions Dialogue
Sunbeam Log.png Player is present at Quarantine Enforcement Platform

"Survivor, we see you!
Man, I don't know how you held out down there.
We've broken atmosphere and we're descending towards the landing site.
Is that a building down there?! What do you mean you can't identify it?
Hold on, no turning back now *Static*
Positions everyone, touching down in 10, 9, 8-
It's coming from the building?! Change course, set thrusters to (full)- *Sirens*
*Static*

Sunbeam Log.png Player is absent at Quarantine Enforcement Platform

"PDA: Picking up orbital transponder signature of trading vessel Sunbeam.
Vessel is approaching planet surface and initiating surface scanning procedures.
Detecting massive power surge from anomalous contact. Energy discharge detected.
Vessel signature lost."

Sunbeam Log.png Player disables the Quarantine Enforcement Platform before Sunbeam arrives

"Aurora survivors, this is trading ship Sunbeam.
We've tracked your distress signal, but your ship's left a substantial debris field up in orbit, we can't attempt a landing.
We're gonna have to head home.
We'll send our data to Alterra as soon as we can. Hold on in there. Sunbeam, out."

Sea Emperor Leviathan

Trigger Dialogue
Unknown Log.png Telepathic Message One, around 20 minutes after the player tries to disable the Quarantine Enforcement Platform "What... are... you...?"
Unknown Log.png Telepathic Message Two, Picking up Blue Tablet "Come here... to me..."
Unknown Log.png Telepathic Message Three, At Primary Containment Facility Entrance "I am what... you seek... want to... help you..."
Unknown Log.png Meeting the Sea Emperor Leviathan

"Are you here... to play?
Others came here once. They built these walls.
They played... alone. They bored me.
Now they're gone. And instead... we have you.
We are curious whether you swim with the current, or fight against it as they did."

Unknown Log.png Approaching the Incubator Device

"My young want to hatch.
To play outside this place.
We have been here so long.
The others built a passage to reach the world outside.
I asked them for this freedom, but they could not hear me.
If you help us, I will give you freely what the others tried in vain to take."

Unknown Log.png Approaching the Alien Arch covered in sand

"With the passage you have opened my young can leave this place.
But first they must feel the time is right and break free of their shells.
This is what the others could not force from me.
To you, I give the secret willingly."

Unknown Log.png After hatching the Sea Emperor Leviathan (Babies)

"My young are swimming for the shallows.
I thank you.
Their freedom is my end.
What will it be like, I wonder, to go to sleep and never wake up?
Perhaps next we meet I will be an ocean current, carrying seeds to a new land...
Or a creature so small it sees the gaps between the grains of sand.
Farewell, friend."

Unknown Log.png After the final cutscene

"What is a wave without the ocean?
A beginning without an end?
They are different, but they go together.
Now you go among the stars, and I fall among the sand.
We are different.
But we go... together."

Neptune Rocket

Pre-Flight Check
Dialogue
Log-128.png "NEPTUNE: Life support systems online."
Log-128.png "NEPTUNE: Pressurizing hydraulics."
Log-128.png "NEPTUNE: Auxiliary power unit online."
Log-128.png "NEPTUNE: Time Capsule ready."
Log-128.png "NEPTUNE: Communications systems array active."
Log-128.png "NEPTUNE: Primary computer systems active."
Launch Sequence
Dialogue
Log-128.png

"Ready to launch on your command captain.
Launch in 10...9...8...7...6...5...4...3...2...1...
Time capsule jettisoned.
Caution: approaching orbital debris field.
Orbital debris field clear. Performing gravity turn maneuver.
Confirm destination coordinates: solar system Earth.
Engaging dark matter thrusters in 3...2...1..."

Log-128.png "Welcome home to Alterra. Permission to land will be granted once you have settled your outstanding balance of: 1,000,000,000,000 credits."

Vehicles

Cyclops

Trigger Dialogue
Log-128.png Entering a non-damaged Cyclops "Welcome aboard Captain, all systems online."
Log-128.png Entering a damaged Cyclops "Welcome aboard Captain, some systems need attention."
Log-128.png A rare welcome message when boarding a Cyclops "You are the best captain on the planet, I'm not even squiddin'."
Log-128.png Powering up a Cyclops' engine "Engine powering up..."
Log-128.png Powering down a Cyclops' engine "Engine powering down..."
Log-128.png Setting a Cyclops' speed to slow "Ahead slow."
Log-128.png Setting a Cyclops' speed to standard "Ahead standard."
Log-128.png Setting a Cyclops' speed to flank "Ahead flank, emergency speed."
Log-128.png Toggling silent running on a Cyclops "Rig for silent running."
Log-128.png When a creature attacks a Cyclops "Warning: creature attack!"
Log-128.png Periodically plays when a Cyclops has repairable damage "Warning: external hull damage detected."
Log-128.png When a Cyclops passes its maximum depth "Warning: maximum depth reached! Hull damage imminent!"
Log-128.png Plays when a Cyclops reaches 50% or less hull integrity "Caution: hull integrity low."
Log-128.png Plays when a Cyclops reaches 25% or less hull integrity "Warning: hull integrity critical!"
Log-128.png Plays when a Cyclops' hull integrity is compromised "Emergency: hull failure imminent! Abandon ship!"
Log-128.png The final countdown to a Cyclops' demise "Total hull failure in; 5, 4, 3, 2, 1."
Log-128.png When the engine of a Cyclops overheats "Warning: engine overheat!"
Log-128.png When the engine of a Cyclops reaches critical levels "Warning: engine heat critical!"
Log-128.png When a fire is detected on board the Cyclops "Warning: fire detected!"
Log-128.png When all fires are extinguished aboard the Cyclops "Fires extinguished, air scrubbers initiated"

Prawn Suit

Trigger Dialogue
Log-128.png Entering a Prawn Suit "Welcome aboard captain."

Seamoth

Trigger Dialogue
Log-128.png Entering or Undocking a Seamoth "All systems online."
Log-128.png When a Seamoth reaches it's crush depth "Warning: maximum depth reached! Hull damage imminent!"
Log-128.png When a Seamoth loses all power "Warning: emergency power only. Oxygen production offline."

Seabase

Trigger Dialogue
Log-128.png When Seabase is repaired "Hull integrity restored. Draining systems initiated."
Log-128.png When Seabase or Cyclops has no power "Warning: Emergency power only. Oxygen production offline."
Log-128.png Restoring Seabase's power "Power restored. All primary systems online."
Log-128.png Entering Seabase "Welcome aboard captain."

Cut/Unused Dialogue

Intro

Trigger Dialogue
Log-128.png Starting The Game "In the late 22nd century, humanity is beginning to colonize space. Before colony ships arrive, habitation vessels are appointed terraforming missions. The Aurora was one such vessel. During its decent, the Aurora was stuck by a mysterious energy pulse resulting in catastrophic hull failure. A single lifepod jettisoned prior to impact. You were in that lifepod."

Standard Dialogue

Actions Dialogue
Log-128.png When Oxygen reaches fifty percent "Oxygen, fifty percent."
Log-128.png When Oxygen reaches twenty-five percent "Oxygen, twenty-five percent"
Log-128.png When Oxygen reaches ten percent "Warning: Oxygen, ten percent"

PDA Notifications

Introduction

Trigger Dialogue
Log-128.png Opening PDA first time "Situational Assessment:
Time: T+Three Hours since planetfall.
Lifepod Hull: Secure.
Communications: Offline."

Story

Radio

Generic
Trigger Dialogue
Radio Log.png Repairing the Radio

"Broadcasting emergency distress signal."

Radio Log.png Receiving a new message

"Captain, a new message has arrived."

Radio Log.png Repairing the Radio

"This is an automated bounce back from the Aurora Mining Vessel. Your distress signal has been received. An emergency relief team will be dispatched to your location. *Static* Estimated arrival time: 9...9...9...9...9 hours.

Aurora Survivors
Trigger Dialogue
Survivor Log.png Unknown

"RADIO: Playing pre-recorded distress call...
OFFICER KEEN: This is Officer Keen in Lifepod 19! The captain is gone. I have assumed command.
The last thing the captain did was give me co-ordinates for dry land. We regroup one and a half kilometers south-west of the crash site.
Stay together. Good luck. This message will now repeat.
PDA: Rendezvous co-ordinates corrupted. Transmission origin co-ordinates downloaded."

Sunbeam

Radio Messages
Day and Message Number Dialogue
Log-128.png Day 9, Message 1

"This is Avery Quinn of trading ship Sunbeam. Aurora, do you read? Over. Still nothing. These Alterra ships. They run out of engine grease, they send an SOS; you offer to help, they don't pick up. Aurora, we're out on the far side of the system, it's going to take more than a week to reach your position, do you still need our assistance? Over. I'll try them again tomorrow. See what the long-range scanner picks up in the meantime. Damn charter's going to have us wasting our profit margin running errands for Alterra."

Log-128.png Day 13, Message 2

"Aurora, this is Sunbeam again. We just picked up a massive debris field at your location. I didn't know how bad... How many of you... I didn't know. We are now en route to your location. We're going to bring you home. Sunbeam out. What else can I say? We're a six seater, and we aren't even slightly equipped to handle this? Our pilot last attempted a planet landing in the academy simulator? Oh, it's a bad option alright, but so are all the others."

Log-128.png Day 19, Message 3

"Sunbeam, broadcasing to all survivors of the Aurora. We've covered more than half the distance, so hold on in there. We're scanning the planet for dry land as we speak. You couldn't have picked a less convenient parking spot, but we'll be in touch as soon as we have a landing site for you. Sunbeam out."

Log-128.png Day 21, Message 4

"Aurora, its Sunbeam. We've made orbit, and scans have found a landing site on the planet that's only rated hazardous. It's our best shot. We've sent you the coordinates. We'll be there in two days time. Cross your fingers the weather holds, and don't leave us waiting. Sunbeam out."

Final Dialogue
Conditions Dialogue
Log-128.png Player is present at Quarantine Enforcement Platform

"PDA: Attention - Patching in a local broadcast from the Sunbeam.
I don't believe it, there's someone down there!
Aurora survivor, we have your PDA signature! I don't know how you walked away from that wreck, let alone survived since then, but we'll be happy to bring you onboard and hightail back to federation space.
Stand back, we're approaching the landing site now. Breaking atmosphere in 5... 4... 3...
What is that? No, the RED spike. From the planet?! *Static*

Log-128.png Player disables the Quarantine Enforcement Platform before Sunbeam arrives

"Aurora survivors, this is trading ship Sunbeam.
We've tracked your distress signal, but your ship's left a giant debris field up in orbit, we can't attempt a landing.
We're gonna have to head home.
We'll send our data to Alterra as soon as we can. Hold on in there. Sunbeam, out."

Vehicles

Cyclops

Trigger Dialogue
Log-128.png Entering a Cyclops "Cyclops: Welcome aboard captain."
Log-128.png Upon reaching a Cyclops' safe depth "WARNING: Passing safe depth of 100 meters. Collisions will do damage to the hull."
Log-128.png Upon reaching a Cyclops' crush depth "WARNING: Approaching crush depth of 200 meters. Hull damage imminent! Ascend ASAP!"
Log-128.png When a Cyclops' hull fails "Warning: hull integrity compromised!"
Log-128.png When a breach opens in the Cyclops' hull "Cyclops: Hull breach detected."
Log-128.png When all breaches on a Cyclops' are sealed. "Cyclops: Hull integrity restored. Draining systems initiated."

Seamoth

Trigger Dialogue
Log-128.png When a Seamoth has a hull breach "Emergency: hull breach detected!"
Log-128.png When a Seamoth is repaired "Hull integrity restored. Draining systems initiated."

Seabases

Trigger Dialogue
Log-128.png When a Seabase's hull integrity rises "Hull integrity increased."
Log-128.png When a Seabase's hull integrity lowers "Caution: hull integrity decreased."
Log-128.png When a Seabase's hull will fail "Warning: hull breach imminent."
Log-128.png When a Seabase's hull is failing "Emergency: hull breach detected!"
Log-128.png When a Seabase's power reaches 30 percent "Caution: base power at 30 percent."
Log-128.png When a Seabase's power reaches 10 percent "Caution: base power at 10 percent."

Trivia

  • Due to the fact the AI at the beginning used to say "In the late 22nd century...", Subnautica is believed to take place between 2160-2199.
  • Old Seamoth Dialogue indicates that the Seamoth may have been planned to be able to flood, as well as be repaired and drained, similar to the cut mechanics of the Cyclops.
  • There are different voices speaking in certain dialogue, the voices change depending on where the player is. ex: The Standard female voice is there most of the game, but in a Seabase, Seamoth, Prawn Suit, and Cyclops the voices change. This may be due to the fact the player fabricates computer chips for all of these things, so it is possible computer chips contain AI's.
    • However, this may not be true, due to the fact that many other items are used with computer chips but they do not have their own AI.
  • During early development, the Cyclops went through a voice change, going from a more text-to-speech style to a more human-like feel.
  • Obraxis Prime is an Easter Egg, referring to one of the Subnautica developers, Scott "Obraxis" MacDonald.
  • "You've been down too long in the midnight sea.", was a reference to the song Holy Diver by the US heavy metal band DIO. This text was removed from the game.
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