So I picked this up on the iPad after loving the DOS original. Really had to strain the grey matter to remember some of the basics, but cannot get past this one stumbling block:
How do I build a ship?
I have spare population, a shipyard, spare orbital slot and the ability to create small ship hulls (researched). I don't have the star lane drive yet but feel local ships should be possible.
I feel I have to design a ship first but every time I go to the Ships sub menu on the main game page it just has blank boxes and no help. What did I miss?