Gratuitous Space Battles

Gratuitous Space Battles

danly Mar 29, 2013 @ 8:46am
Great game, but a few annoyances
I'm having a lot of fun with this now that it's arrived on Linux, but I have a few annoyances that though they aren't game-breaking are certainly fun-hindering.

First, I can't seem to figure out how to view the whole battle at once. Most of the time I just want to sit back and watch the fireworks and fuss about the statistics after the battle, but I can't see anywhere in the manual or in FAQs online how to do that. Is there a way to view the whole battlefield at once?

Or even to lock the size of the viewport so it's not constantly zooming in and out as I move it around?

Next, is there a way to view career battle statistics for a design? After battle statistics are useful, but I find myself playing, putting it down, then coming back sometime later. Only, later I don't seem to have the ability to view statistics. Are stats only available post-combat? Is there a way to view career stats at any given time?

Finally, is there a way to fast-forward a battle, beyond 4x, such that perhaps rendering is completely disabled and the battle just calculates its way out?