Having trouble getting started? bailknight, a helpful user on the Starbase Orion forums, has written a step-by-step beginner’s guide.
OK. I`m generally not writer type and my english also not very good. But I`ll write some tutorial for early expansion and management for people who not cusom with this type of game and really need some general direction. It may not perfect but will enough for survive in easy difficulty.
1. First, Start new game with default setting (Medium/Single AI/Easy) and Choose race..in this case Human.
This is what game looks like at beginning. I have a home system with multiple planet inside and handful of basic ships.
You`ll notice there are 2 scout frigates in fleet orbiting your homeworld. scouts have additional fuel so they can fly further from your colony then other ships in fleet.
When select a ship(or ships) you can see some of far stars from ship is fade out. they are out of reach for now. You can research fuel tech or add some extra fuel tank in there design to make ship fly further.