Commodore Cherek, IRJTN wrote:
Since I haven't tried JVC before, does JVC keep a record of all ship and planet histories in a game like EchoView?
I don't know about comparison to Echoview, JVC has a ship tracker which shows you all ships (when and where they were last seen). It does not offer a list of planets, but every information about the planets is visible in the map and you can go back to previous turns to see what has changed. The new does however have a list of all star bases and their current orders.
Also, if you order a ship at a base, JVC shows you how much resources are left after you have build it. You can select the ship you would like to build next so that you can see which resources are missing.
And yes, you need Java 1.6 for it, that also solved Hennef's problem.