This battle is still from the good old XP and Vista era on IG2’s 10th birthday. It’s true that there was already another operating system, but the game didn’t like it. Early discovery had already generated an alliance and perhaps benefited the game.
Traders were not fired, we just built a commercial center and a spaceport to do business between the two empires. The other empires remained much poorer. The space combat missions were performed by Readdeo, the spy reconnaissance by Endre. Vista towards the end of the game forgot to build cruisers, provided it was for him.