Instead of selecting a race, select "Custom". Take some negative points to choose more of the better positives. A recommended set-up is as follows:
Dictator +2 Research +1 Production Repulsive (for -6 points - you get little out of trading. The CPU opponent always gets the better deal.) Creative +10 Spying (helps fend off a lot of spying) -10 Ground Combat (Better weapons are superior) -10 Defense (Better weapons are superior)
Activate the following cheats by entering the corresponding codes while holding ALT. Note: Enabling the "Full galaxy map" code may alter your race statistics. The "Build instantly" code should be entered after selecting to build on any planetary screen.
CHEAT FUNCTION/SCREEN - CHEAT CODE 1000 BC (Main Screen) - moola Finish current research (Main Screen) - menlo Finish all research (Main Screen) - einstein View entire map (Main Screen) - iseeall Finish current building (Planetary Build Screen) - crunch CPU players all against you - canbonly1 View player's current score - score No random events - events Random character personalities; increased AI - allai