OK, played ICEMODX.EXE /nowh very easy win at 331 turn Well, I have... sort of cheated Since you scared me, and I hate losing, I played safe standard play: huge/prewarp/impossible/8players/all on Race was creative/sub/charismatic Play nice with everyone, give away lots of techs, Nobody never make war with me. I got 6 systems (11 planets total, only 1 UR) at about t250 the birds take Orion. at about t280 the 2 repulsive players (trills and coids) get exterminated at about t300 total war... the 5 remaining AI start global extermination with each others, they leave me alone. at t331 I was a little bored of being ignored and I used the portal. Game Over. I win. lolling myself I give a second try, as production race: made contact with klackon on turn 21 Klackon destroy Sol on turn 31 Klackon destroy my 2nd and last colony on turn 42 after pick up my jaw from the floor I take try nr3: charisma/subt/artifact made contact with psilon, sakkra and coids they stole my tech as fast as I discovered it contact with darlock and klackon start trading everything just after discover Got the imperium leader and the assassin black razor they stop the spying, but I still have only the homeword plus a poor colony base I managed to make 2 colony ship, but no planet in range, Darloks took all of them framed for spying the Klackons, I still have only the homeword. blockaded. managed to resist until ~120, then klackon destroy my only 2 planets well... no words nr4: H-G/subt/large/arti/repu/+spy great research blitz RoboFactory, SuperComp, StockEx t128 contact with cats. t132 they conquest my undefended homeworld. OK then, I will retry the creative charisma guy for nr 5: Start research. Friendly Trilly and friendly Birds but the trilly make a colony in my second planet (second of two) in homeworld. Ok, stay friendly. Play nice generous guy, I will take revenge later... Cats and Coids, then Psilon. I play nice and i got 3 poor systems all surrounded by Trilly. Still OK. Got leader omniscent. Contact with Ferengis. Bears too far away. t242 the Birds took Orion. No more sistems left. Global war. Bird kill Coids. Trills kill Cats. I stay out of war, now is plenty of vacant systems. I grow stronger. No more Bears. No more Psilon. At ~t300 Ferengis are left with 3 systems, I have 12. I never had to combat a single battle. Goodby Ferengis. Birds and Fish are killing each other like mad. I stick with my 12 systems plus Orion, since is now free of birds. ~t360 Birds are gone and Trills are left with 6 systems on the SE corner. I conquest the poor Fishes with a fleet of DoomStars with distruptors, a brutal win at t371. No strtategy involved, just a click on auto. Will these count as 2 victories over 5 games? Or I have just exploited the AI? Sorry Rocco, this is too much for me, I will start playing at a lower level for now. The only feedback I can give you is that AI vs AI, the repulsive races are always the first ones to fall (in my modest 5games experience). But by no means DO NOT lower the difficulty. This is the Impossible level, and should be impossible! Is no fun if you already know you will win 90% of the times (like in vanilla MOO2).