> A couple of problems noted immediately:
> Instant play only works once per launch for me. If I try it again,
> nothing happens when I click the button. (When it does work, though,
> it works quite well to get the player into the game! Well done.)

Seen something like that. has something to do with reconnecting to the
same server. probably sees it is still connected  (on tcp/ip) and  
to reconnect

> The login button on the server selection screen is sometimes grayed
> out after getting to the screen and selecting a server. I had to
> select another server then go back to my original selection to make
> the button clickable.

seems related. should invest some time in re-connecting. Please drop
a bugreport on sourceforge/projects/mactrek.

> I also enjoyed seeing that left-click is now set course. This will
> help newbies immensely.

Yes, i hope so because it is the first setting i change :-) i hate it  
that way,
but if it helps the newbie its ok

> Suggestion for next version: Semi-transparent box with the basic
> controls (course, speed, lock on planet, phasers, torps, shields,
> repair, cloak, full help key) that hovers when you enter the game.
> Have both that box and the main menu tip box have a "Don't show this
> to me in the future" checkbox, so players don't have to see it
> anymore once they've gotten the hang of it.

hmm, i could start with help on (h). you now have to press h several  

1 - shows controls, 2 - shows macros, 3 - hide. this is probably  
expandable to
1 - shows simple controls, 2 - show extended controls, 3 - shows  
macros, 4 - hide.
including your "show help while gaming" setting in the settings  
panel. interesting feature.