Oh, cool! Two last questions:
1. How do I start a new game?
2. Would I, or someone else, be able to set up a wiki for this game, alongside any manual you may produce?
Right now, to start a new game you need to go into the program directory and delete all the files (but NOT folders) in the "Data\Mods\Standard\Save" directory, or you could delete the entire save folder and add in the save folder "music", "images" and "images\hulls".
I haven't added a way in-game to clean the save folder, (there's still a lot to do!). If I have time in the next build I'll add a "reset game" button
If you want to setup a wiki for the game, that'd be great! You'd have my blessing. I don't have a way to set one up on my end right now. But if you do, you can see all the damage values, empire stats, etc. in the data folder.