Q: How do I change the game speed?
A: There are controls at the top-right corner of the screen to control the speed of the game. On dedicated servers, you can vote for a speed via '!speed <speed>' (e.g. !speed 0.5)
Q: How do I host a server?
A: If you find that you cannot host, you'll need to forward a port to your machine. Default is 12100, but it can be customized. Star Ruler makes use of UDP only. After that, you just click Host in Multiplayer, and others can connect to your game from then on.
Q: Will patches be applied one after the other, or there be a single patch to bring the game up to date from a clean install?
A: Every few patches a full patch will be released instead and won't require the patches before it.
Q: Where are my User Files? (Screenshots, saves, logs, etc) Edit: Patch 188.8.131.52
A: "My Documents/Star Ruler", and there is a link to there in your Star Ruler folder called "User Files"