@Rez I’m playing in 1280 x 800 resolution, and the game apparently does support it, but even so some fonts are small – even with the UI set to 125% and fonts set to large. Now, my eyes are a good 5 feet from my 30-inch screen, because my setup is a little peculiar. If I sat closer, I’d see better. Also, I have a cataract, which obviously doesn’t help. I’d suggest trying the game on Steam and refunding it within 2 hours if the UI is unacceptable to you. For me, it’s workable, just a little annoying.
@vyshka Grats on your win! As for colonies/outposts, I tend to use the quick link that shows up on the bottom right of the screen once a colony/outpost can be established. I click on it and it takes me right to the system in question. Have you tried that?
Also, I’ve enabled the filter that shows me where colonizable planets are. I’m not sure there’s such a filter for outposts, though. Actually, I’m not quite sure where outposts can go.
And yes, the eco UI is a bit mysterious to me. I’m not sure what the default eco setting does, and whether I should be putting any resources into eco if I’m not actively working on an eco project with a turn counter.
All that said, we often have the same taste in games, and I share your generally positive reaction to this one. I also spent hours and hours yesterday!