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What's your favorite galaxy settings? - 4/21/2017 8:59:33 AM   


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I like to play with:

- 1000 stars and 15x15 sectors map becouse I like big galaxys but also with some distance between stars
- Prewarp start becouse I never like where the IA build the first mining base and make me feel less free
- Research cost x2 becouse I like slow tech grow...the only problem is the reaserch time of the very first warp tech...but after that, it feels perfect. Maybe in the future I will change the cost of the first warp tech and use the global research cost x4.

I will try very soon:

- minimum numbers of colony and indipendent: untill now I played with this two option on few, but looks to me like there were still too many colonizable planets
- very few pirates, normal strengt: untill now I played with pirates on normal...but there were too many of them...there were more pirates than empires. It was funny fight them...but too much...untill now I never fight against others empire...always against pirates.
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RE: What's your favorite galaxy settings? - 4/21/2017 10:46:05 AM   


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Whatever stars and galaxy...

Prewarp because it lets the pirates set up properly before empires reach space.
Very slow research to give the pirates more time to set up.
Many independents only so that the pirates have more colonies to corrupt before empires reach space, and thus be more powerful.

The only issue is that Prewarp is rather boring, and it takes ages with very slow research. If I started now I would probably start on full auto with autosave enabled (20 minutes or so), and take over once hyperdrive is researched. With the autosaves I would not have to actually watch the game in this phase, and it is no big issue if I forget about it for an hour or so...

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RE: What's your favorite galaxy settings? - 4/21/2017 1:06:26 PM   


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My usual setup is 4x4 with the most stars I can squeeze in (I think its 400). I used to have crashes when saving the game and I assumed it was memory related so I kept things small. I haven't had a crash in months though so maybe I'll start to ramp up the galaxy size.

Research x2
Pirates: max and max strength
Era: pre-warp. Sometimes default starting
Other empires: Usually 9 auto-generated.

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RE: What's your favorite galaxy settings? - 4/21/2017 1:09:08 PM   

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A long time ago i wrote a file with my favorite settings:

Settings : (PreWarp/Normal/Pirate)
Galaxy : Spiral or Irregular
Star Amount : 400 or 700
Physical size : 8x8 for 400 stars, 10x10 for 700 stars
Expansion : PreWarp/Starting/PreWarp
Difficulty : Hard (difficulty scale)
Aggression : Restless
Research costs : 120k/150k/240k
Space creatures : Few
Pirates : Few/Few/Normal (Average)
Pirate strength : Weak/Normal/Strong (no respawn)

Colony prevalence : Occasionnal
Independent alien life : Scattered
Colonization range : 2.00

Your Empire :
Home system : Normal (Disband 2-4 troops at start to reduce upkeep)
Size : Starting
Tech level : Normal
Corruption : Normal

Number of starting Empires : 8 with 400 stars, 12 with 700 stars
Size : Starting
Tech level : PreWarp/Starting/PreWarp
Home System : Normal
Proximity : 0 x Nearby, 3 x Average, 5 x Distant (1/4/7 for 700 stars)

Enable ONLY racial victory conditions
Put victory treshold at 80%
Victory apply after 30 years
Disable Tech Trading
Disable Original story to disable Debris fields

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RE: What's your favorite galaxy settings? - 4/21/2017 3:29:44 PM   

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Largest galaxy possible, slow tech growth because I like some periods of time where I'm not having to upgrade every 15 minutes.

Then I work to limit colonisation range to being just under a sector, this keeps everyone contained and their borders continuous. I like orderly things!


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