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No Default Empires (3.7.x)
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Dec 19, 2022 @ 7:54pm
Mar 15 @ 5:49pm
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No Default Empires (3.7.x)

Updated for 3.7.* and should work with earlier versions just fine. Should also be achievement compatible.

Simple mod that removes all default empires, many of the ones found in the workshop are no longer updated. If you are still getting default empires showing up, push this mod lower in your load order, this is typically because of another mod overwriting this one.

Any time a major expansion (e.g. Utopia, Synthetic Dawn, etc) comes out you might see the default empires tied to it show up in the list still. If that happens just drop a comment here, it shouldn't take long at all for me to update it to remove the new ones. Species packs shouldn't cause this issue due to all of them being consolidated into a single file, but if it does just comment here and I'll check it out.

If you want to know specifically how the mod works, go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\workshop\content\281990\2904177952 and open README - Explanation.txt
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Redeye 11 hours ago 
thanks for the update bud. quick question about the mod. This clears out the menu of empires from the new game screen, does this also remove these empires from ever populating in the galaxy?
Mura  [author] Mar 15 @ 5:50pm 
Thanks for the heads up, mod is updated
adinsx Mar 15 @ 4:41pm 
3.7 (or maybe it was First Contact) added some new default empires.
nicolajkrog18 Feb 27 @ 12:39pm 
no matter what i do i can only get 6 of my costume empires to spawn. :(
i loaded this mod and set my empires to forced
Lordlony Feb 5 @ 12:39pm 
No Default Paradox Species Just thought I'd point to this as it still works and author appears to update each time a new species is added.
Rainbow Feb 5 @ 11:19am 
Kudos <3
Mura  [author] Feb 5 @ 10:49am 
Alright, uploaded again, should be good to go this time, not getting anymore crashing on my end.
Mura  [author] Feb 5 @ 10:29am 
No problem! Think I got the file fixed anyways, still not sure *why* emptying the file's contents like all the others made the game crash, but I can accomplish the same result a different way that doesn't seem to be causing issues yet. Gonna test a little more then reupload
Rainbow Feb 5 @ 10:27am 
Cool, thanks for the quick response:)
Mura  [author] Feb 5 @ 10:13am 
Hmmm, seems editing 00_top_countries.txt is causing the game to crash sometimes, I pulled that back out for now, though I left default.txt in as that doesn't seem to be causing any issues