Imperium Galactica II Colonization

Okay, I really hate to burn valuable bandwidth on a video game question, but I just bought this potentially cool game and it’s driving me NUTS! I can’t figure out how to colonize/terraform an empty planet. So far I’ve:

  1. Gone through the manual and the tutorial;
  2. Done internet searches and gone through maybe 20 gaming-geek boards; and
  3. E-mailed the official site, all to no avail. Could somebody please give me a step-by-step instruction on colonizing?

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