EV Nova has to control all of the ships in a sector, therefore, the more ships present, the more the program has to do. If there are many ships in the sector, you may experience animation slowdown. This is because your CPU in your machine is reaching its limit and is processing as fast as it can.
Many times this happens during combat, and the slow animation can make fighting difficult. We have included a feature that should help in these situations. By locking down the caps lock key, the game will run at 2X the speed. This skips every other frame of animation, and should help in these situations.
Players on slower Macintosh computers may also want to use this feature to help with the flight between systems and during battle.