Hey soase-maelstrom, let me first say that I absolutely LOVE your mod. It's phenomenal and I can't get enough of it.
I have literally bought SoSE:Rebellion for mods, and your mod is the absolutely best-in class mod in my opinion. I've tried nearly every mod, and yours is the most entertaining by far.
I also got my friend to buy the game so I could enjoy the mods with him. So, we fired up Maelstrom for our first play through. It was awesome, had a great experience, no issues whatsoever.
It wasn't until the next time we decided to play again that we ran into a problem. I loaded up our save, but every time he tried to join my game it told him "your galaxy scenario file differs from the hosts" and it prevents us from playing prolonged games with this mod. The first time we played a game we played a short one and got to the end with no problems, and we could still do that but this problem only appears when we try to host a saved multiplayer game.
I have searched all over the place for a fix, but there hasn't been a solution that is specific enough for this problem and so I come to you. This has happened to us since R4, and I figured with the update, R5, that maybe our luck would change and the issue be resolved but it's still present. What causes this? How can we fix it? What other information do you need from me so that we can find a resolution?
This mod is way to good, and I'm not going to give up until we find a solution to this problem. And hopefully, anyone else that might have this issue will also have answers, though I haven't noticed anyone else with this issue thankfully.
P.S.- Our checksums are identical, the checksum is 367007150 for R5. My friend has the same checksum. I should also point out that we can host saved games with other mods and the original game just fine. This only happens with Maelstrom.