I don't expect any major modding changes for "Cosmoteer Classic". The paid version I expect will have significant modding changes.
Jared Idk if you already answered this but, how will mods and modding work with the payed version?
Just like they work now, but with added support for Steam Workshop.
BattleCruiserCommander what will happen in the cosmoteer classic modding community. I mean, the game basically slowing down to a stop helps with large-scale modding (and you wouldn't have to worry about constantly updating stuff)
I'm hoping that most mods get updated to the latest "classic" version. That way people who want to play then can install just that one version.
Cosmic Will the paid and free versions be cross compatible with each other or due to updates will it be incompatible?
Not sure exactly what you mean by "cross compatible". If you mean multiplayer, then no, they will not be able to play together.
I have no plans for that and it seems pretty unlikely to ever happen.
I don't think the min specs should be any different than the free version.