I wonder, is it me (some dumb starting config?), or the extended AI mod (though I went back to an unmodded game, it looks pretty much the same), or is it the GOG version of the game that is broken?!
I got and tried out the game lately, and after basically being killed by pirates in the first 4 or 5 tries, I thought I got the hang of it, and stumbled upon the extended AI mod, so I started a new game.
And in 2125, I find the Sol system ... humans in the process of being wiped out by pirates, with a handfull of civilian ships left, in earth orbit, and maybe some lonely station somewhere (would have to check again).
So I fired up the editor, and - no AI nation had made it out of the home system. Seemingly they all get killed by bandits, or screw up anyhow else?!
Irregular, 700 stars, 10x10 sectors
research costs very/expensive (360k)
normal pirates, average/distant, very weak (!)
normal col prevalence, normal alien life
col influence ragen 80% (instead of 100%)
colonisation range not enforced
What's going wrong?
Is this a known issue?