Hey there personages. I stand before you a broken man, bereft, and crushed. It all started when I played a game, with Wang, and got to space in 1750. I checked the HoF and noted with some surprise that the best time for Immortal/Standard/Normal is 1800. I have no idea why nobody has bothered to post better times, but I thought it might be a chuckle to install the HoF mod and see if I couldn't beat it. Oh, how naive I was... So anyways, after a runaway Zara ruined my first attempt (and I accidentally went over the Dom threshold in killing him), I did have another try and sure enough logged a 1670AD win, exceeding my hopes by a wide margin. As an aside, I have no idea why Immortal/Normal/Standard space wins are essentially unexplored in the HoF, but I have always played on these settings, and even a player of my mediocre abilities can put up launch times in the 1600s. It kinda sucked, then, when my submission was rejected. Apparently I reloaded. Well, as far as I understand it, I most certainly did not. The reason I raise this issue is not to be a pain in the ass, and frankly it's not a big deal as I can presumably replicate the result (or at least come close) without too much trouble. But before I embark on that (and it did take some effort to try to play at a high standard to avoid mistakes on my brutally laggy machine) I want to be absolutely clear, beyond a shadow of a doubt, as to what it was that I did wrong so I can avoid it next time. Thanks. Btw, if there is any interest I can post a walkthrough as to how I did it. Pretty simple stuff, it's not rocket science (well, there was some rocket science involved ).