Planetary production is measured in BC’s (billions of credits)
and is a measure of a star system’s resources and building
The production can be used to build new ships and missile bases,
create new factories, improve your planet’s environment, and
research new technology. Production is displayed immediately above
the production ratio bars in terms of actual and total resources.
The total resources are shown inside parentheses.
The total represents not only the sum of colonists and factory
production, but also the revenues from existing trade routes and
other player tribute, plus revenues transferred to that planet from
the Planetary Reserve. The actual production is the amount of resources
remaining after maintenance, trading, tribute, espionage, security,
and colony transport costs are deducted from the planet's total
production. Actual production is the amount of resources that can
actually be used to build ships, bases, and industry.
Production Ratio Bars: The ratio bars automatically
divide the planet’s total production into five areas: starship
production, planetary defense, new factory construction, ecology,
and technological research. To make large adjustments in the current
ratios, place the mouse pointer in the appropriate bar and press
the button. For incremental adjustment click on the arrows on either
end of the ratio bar. The full length of the bar represents 100%
of the planets production, and the total allocations between the
five areas cannot exceed the 100% limit. Therefore, increasing the
production in one area will decrease the production in another.
If you want to lock the production so that it cannot be altered,
press the ratio description to the left of the bar. This will change
the color of the bar to red and you will no longer be able to alter
that production ratio bar. Press the description again to unlock
the ratio bar.
Ship (SHIP): Resources allocated toward ship
production are used to construct new starships or stargates. Each
planet can only build one type of ship at a time. The type of starship
built is shown inside the star dock in the lower right portion of
the screen. Once you have developed stargate technology you can
build stargates instead of ships. You select the stargate as if
it were another type of ship.
The rate at which the selected ships are constructed depends on
the cost of the ship, how large a percentage of resources has been
allocated, and the star system’s total production. The number
shown to the right of the bar