Just a simple mod. Makes all starting homeworlds have 25 tiles, instead of 16. This also affects the AI, in order to keep the game balanced and fair to all empires.
Influence Reward for Establishing Communication.
Rebalanced Tech Cost Increases Mod changes the tech cost increase to 1% per pop, and increases the minimum population for the tech costs to increase to 25.
No Station Maintenance Mod removes maintenance from all stations except spaceports.
If you are like me and think Upgrading Ships takes way too long then this is the mod for you.