How do you actually go about doing something like this?
just edited the scout of the vasari:
0,000001 build time
0 fleet supply
and i just start building them
How slow does your machine get at the various levels?
Is it playable with 10k ships on a good system?
it depends if there are moving ships or shooting. If 10k ships are shooting then you can sorta say its like having 20-30k ships on the screen at any time.
But for singleplayer games id say with a 3Ghz dual core and any 8800GTS plus cards should be able to run with about 4-5000 ships for 2 empires and a FPS about 30+-
It really is a CPU depending game, so the better CPU the more ships or better FPS.