Population growth on my home world has become stuck at 0. Syntis controllers no longer work, although when it first started an upgraded controller got it going again for a very short time. What am I missing?
You may have reached your max population limit. Do the following calculation to check.
Planet size x Land Mass x 100 x .525, if this equals your max population (or within a few) your controllers won’t increase your max population and you will stop growing. You may have been started with a small planet (I was). My solution was to remove unnecessary population and put them on another planet I colonized. It will grow again, repeat as it gets close to max population again. I also moved some structures to other planets to free up labor on my homeworld since I had such a limited population base.
That formula explains everything, thank you very much. I know my problem now. Moving structures involves recycling and rebuilding elsewhere, yes? Or is there another method I don’t know of?
you are correct. For critical structures I built first on a new planet, then dismantled it on my homeworld. It costs a lot to do this, so it takes time. My goal was to leave my orbitals and shipyard on my homeworld and plan for the shipyard to be upgraded as I finished tech and could afford it.