This is the deck segment upkeep expense file for the human player in the sandbox. I have added my comments in dark red. These comments are based on my own analysis of the code and my experience in working with it. I do not have any special inside information from MuckyFoot about these files, and I may in some instances be wrong.
;UPKEEP :segmentupkeep if turn > segmentupkeep segmentupkeep > 1439 then ; segmentdecks is a system variable, that is, it is maintained by Startopia ; without you having to do anything with it in your script elements ; this is where you change how much energy it costs for upkeep on deck segments addenergy (0 - ((segmentdecks + 2) * (segmentdecks + 2))) ; this is where you change how often upkeep is charged ; 1440 turns is one minute set segmentupkeep (turn + 1440) end