Except, every time I start a game, there's no resources at my capital planet.
What does this mean??? No resource extractors? No planet bonus stuff?
My question is whether this is because the capitals are already 100% explored, and how can I modify that so they are completely unexplored at the beginning of the game?
See all these lines? Each galaxy file has these lines at the beginning...these files are in a folder called Galaxy and you'd be most interested in the 7 random galaxies...in your case, you'd be concerned with the :ArtifactLevel stuff...changing it to 0 would be worth a try...