So, I am nearing the end of the game.
Gal Crusade, NOT intrigue.
Largest map, tech tree done, just mopping up AI powers with ships that they can't even hurt, and when I hit the turn button, everything is fine until...
I click through all the money gathering notices and the slaughtering of a enemy freighter and when a new planet is to be colonized the game just freezes.
If I quick battle the freighter, it freezes there. If I watch the "battle" it goes a little longer until the new colony name screen comes up.
Under no circumstance can I get past the colony screen option.
Using a brand new computer
Windows 10 Pro 64
i7-8700 cpu @ 3.2GHz 3192 Mhz, 6 cores 12 Logical processors.
SS drive with 160 gig free space
16 GB DDR4 ram
Radeon RX560 video card
Already did all the option suggestions in Steam.