Gotcha. yea I'm playing around with that save but for a different reason: MORE WAR needed.
When you figure out what's going on maybe you could add a toggle for those players who want to play in a totally non-violent Galaxy
The toggle is named Map Editor and it allows you to put the others in tiny sectors with many sectors between you and them with them being out of range till they have finished the tech tree that gives more range,
Map editors should be required by the Constitution and World court to be part of the initial release of every game.