From: The Big Nowhere
I do design them manually, and removed all weapons. maybe I built too much too soon...
but still, why does it stall when I do have the unreserved resources in my capital?
and why no passenger ships? not enough resources for the privet sector?
and I understand that unlike before , when you build a small spaceport in a new planet you have to smuggle everything? the freighters won't transfer from the capital?
I wouldn't disarm the mines, pirates will destroy them and ruin your economy. You might check and make sure this isn't happening.
The problem with building a small space port on every planet is that they all require a set amount of resources, which you can't supply. As recommended by the developer, you want no more than 1 space port per 5-6 colonies. I can attest to this, it makes the shortages almost completely dissapear, even on extreme difficulty.
For the planet bonuses, I suggest designing a small star base with recreation and medical components to be built at each planet...make it cheap and consider it an expendable asset if it is attacked. Remember size matters, the smaller the base, the less it costs you in maintenance charges.
Distant Worlds Fan
'When in doubt...attack!'