Wondering if anyone else has seen this. I'm playing SMAC with the unchanged version from GOG. Bought it a few months back, an offer of both SMAC/SMAX in one package. I've still not played SMAX, as I had and played SMAC when it was a new release (Am I old? ) Anyway, I prefer land bases so when I capture an enemy seabase I usually eliminate it by building sea colony pods. What sometimes happens is I'll get in down to a pop of 1 or 2, then after a turn or two it has magically added a pop. My current game I have two Believer sea cities I'd captured that I was doing this to. Turn 2388 they were both pop 1 with either 5 or 7 turns to growth. I paid to hurry sea colony pod production in 2 turns for both. Beginning of turn 2389 they were both pop 2!! What the heck!! I've seen this happen before, but not be paying close enough attention to get a saved game before and after. Don't know if this happens in land cities, because I rarely ever eliminate a land city. Anyone else ever see this?