From the ships & bases screen, i can select the type from the drop down (construction yards, research stationa, etc) and retrofit one or many via the easy UI steps of click 1 or ctrl / shift click to grab however many i want, and then simply click retrofit button which then allows me to pick what design to use via another small popup menu dripdown.
But for defense bases only, it seems either a bug or some UI issue i havent figured out how to get around. I can pick select, then pick defense base i want to retrofit, but the retrofit design deopdown always has zero designs, even though i do have a new, non-obsolete design to use.
The issue isnt the design - i can still manually select a defense base on the normal main play screen, then right click on it to retrofit - works fine that way.
Or, i can also use the ships/bases screen to view my entire list of many defense bases, pick one, click select ship to highlight that base on my lower left active view pane, and then in that pane click the retrofit button - that tooo, also works
What doesnt work is the first method and easier one of picking one or more from the list and just use the retrofit button from that ships/bases list screen. Works for all other types, but not defense bases.
It's clearly not a general UI issue bug because like i said, i can single select or mass select dozens of starports, research stations, etc. from the ships and bases list screen, ghe just click omce on the retrofit button to pick from the design dropdown popup. Its just specifically with defense bases only that i cant seem to get yhis function to work
Anyone else able to confirm they can retrofit defense bases this way? Or is this a known outstanding bug ?
It wouldnt bother me as much if i rarely used defense bases but to save on spaceport costs, i spam cheaper defense bases instead over colonies, and the retrofit issue makes mid game or later a nightmare to upgrade one by one.