I have owned this game for over two years and i bought two seperate editions for each computer when (if i remember correctly) i bought the basic Armada 2526 and the expansion Supernova at $20 a pop. Twice, once for each computer. So now i have bought it on Steam and i have laid out $100.
Now i can play it on either computer without porting problems.
The game is by far more interesting to me as my years of playing it go on.
Yes, it needs some creative tinkering to make it an even better game in forms of management. I would love to be able to find just the planets that have reserch staions that have become obsolete so i can both remove them and replace them without going through hundreds of planets,
But if you like broad expansive strategy as well as figuring out how to make an economy work I think you will like this "game of chess with few limits."