Note: This procedure requires editing a game file; creating a backup copy of the file before proceeding is recommended. With a text editor, edit the various files in the "/Stardock Games/Sins of a Solar Empire/Galaxy" directory. The following entries should appear at the top of the file.
homeplanetupgradelevel: population homeplanetupgradelevel: civilianmodules homeplanetupgradelevel: tacticalmodules homeplanetupgradelevel: home homeplanetupgradelevel: artifactlevel homeplanetupgradelevel: infrastructure
You can change the values as desired. Their meaning and recommended values to try are as follows.
population: Civilian infrastructure. Recommended value "4". civilian modules: Logistics capacity Recommended value "2". tactical modules: tactical capacity. Recommended value "2". home: Capital planet (default when game starts and cannot change). Recommended value "1". artifact level: Exploration (already at maximum when game starts). Recommended value "2". infrastructure: emergency facilities. Recommended value "3".
You can also search the bottom of a file that has a section marked "playercount [#]". The values for "player 0" are for your character. You can edit the values of "startingcredits", "startingmetal", and "startingcrystal" as desired, to a maximum of "9999".
ACHIEVEMENT - HOW TO UNLOCK Ensign - Win the game as a TEC player. Acolyte - Win the game an Advent player. Initiate - Win the game as Vasari player. Master of any Domain - Win the game as a Random player. Plug Puller - Win the game by yourself against at least one hard AI player. Toaster Roaster - Win the game by yourself against at least two hard AI players. Comp Stomper - Win the game by yourself against at least three hard AI players. Actually HAL, I can do that - Win the game by yourself against at least four hard AI players. Fear the Icebergs - Win the game without building any Capital Ships. No Exhaust Port Found - Win the game without building any strike craft. Best Defense is a Good Offense - Win the game without building any Tactical Structures. Go Big or Go Home - Win the game without building and Frigates or Cruisers. TEC Military Researcher - Research every subject in the Military Tree while researching no subjects in the Civilian Tree. Advent Hostility Researcher - Research every subject in the Hostility Tree while researching no subjects in the Harmony Tree. Vasari Warfare Researcher - Research every subject in the Warfare Tree while researching no subjects in the Empire Tree. TEC Civilian Researcher - Research every subject in the Civilian Tree while researching no subjects in the Military Tree. Advent Harmony Researcher - Research every subject in the Harmony Tree while researching no subjects in the Hostility Tree. Vasari Empire Researcher - Research every subject in the Empire Tree while researching no subjects in the Warfare Tree. Archaeologist - Find and own every artifact at the same time. TEC Fleet Diversification - Have atleast one of every TEC Capital Ship built at the same time. Advent Fleet Diversification - Have atleast one of every Advent Capital Ship built at the same time. Vasari Fleet Diversification - Have atleast one of every Vasari Capital Ship built at the same time. Capital Ship Captain - Get a Capital Ship to maximum experience level. Squadron Leader - Own at least 100 Squadrons at once. Capital Ship Armada - Own the maximum number of Capital Ships possible. Your fleet research must also be at max level. Ship Swarm - Own the maximum number of ships possible. Your fleet research must also be at max level. Outstanding Resume - Complete at least 30 missions. Star Explorer - Travel to another star system. Escape from Max - Travel through a wormhole to discover where it leads to. Money Lender - Give 25,000 Credits to other players. Metal Lender - Give 20,000 Metal to other players. Crystal Lender - Give 20,000 Crystal to other players. Road to Peace - Form a Cease Fire with another player. Pacifist - Form a Peace Treaty with another player. Mutual Trader - Form a Trade Alliance with another player. Planet Visionary - Form an Planet Vision alliance with another player. Ship Visionary - Form a Ship Vision alliance with another Player. Family Planning - Your empire must support at least 6,000 population at once. Tax Collector - Collect 200,000 Credits from taxes. Export Maven - Collect 20,000 Credits from trade ships. Metal Miner - Collect 35,000 Metal from Resource extractors. Crystal Miner - Collect 35,000 Crstal from resource extractors. Refining Magnate - Collect 20,000 Metal or Crystal from refinery ships. Pop Idol - Spread your culture to 75% of the galaxy. Expert Bombardier - Do 15,750 damage to planets. Frigate Killer - Destroy 1,000 enemy frigates. Capital Ship Assassin - Destroy 30 enemy capital ships. Wrecking Crew - Destroy 200 enemy planet structures. Pilot's Bane - Destroy enemy fighter craft. Pirate Exterminator - Destroy 1,000 pirate ships. Anti-Globalization - Destroy 100 trade ships. Dead Canaries - Destroy 50 refinery ships. Union Buster - Destroy 50 construction ships. Pirate Baron - Colonize a Pirate base. Space Ponies - Um... What? Colonizer - Have 30 planets colonized at the same time. Metal Speculator - Buy 10,000 Metal from the Black Market. Metal Merchant - Sell 10,000 Metal directly to the Black Market. Crystal Speculator - Buy 10,000 Crystal from the Black Market. Crystal Merchant - Sell 10,000 Crystal directly to the Black Market. Resource Opportunist - Gain 15,000 Credits from other players buying up your resources. He's no good to me dead - Spend 66,000 credits increasing the bounty on other players. World Builder - Create your own custom galaxy and preview the results.