Re-posting this here so it doesn't get buried, has anyone else here experience the every single ship and structure being invisible glitch? I've had it reported for SoGE before, and I have personally experienced one single time. This glitch, and the "all ships of X faction being a single solid color" glitch, which I have personally never seen, are baffling me as I have absolutely no idea how and why they occur; they did not happen on Entrenchment, or in the case of the latter, not this frequently.
We used to get this in Requiem quite a lot. For the invisible I think it had something to do with a custom shader we had in from Bailknights becoming out of date, so people who already had a prior version of the mod had to delete that version. Though perhaps another thing caused it too, I remember getting that a lot.
As far as I can tell the solid color thing, when not due to a missing CL texture, is memory related. Sometimes adjusting the graphics settings or restarting the game fixes it.
That doesn't hold when you purposely do stuff that makes the game throw a fit, such as forcing the game to accept Trinity style maps and doing AI only research. Though in my case I inherited a mod that came with one a many errors.
I know. I would just question if it really is worth it using those trinity style maps. Forgive me if I've forgotten what your problem with them is, but if they're that big of a hassle I think it would be worth while either scaling your planets back down to normal (with maybe a minimod to have them as they are now) or redesign all the maps to use your current scale. My offer from long ago to rig up a script for you still stands.
And AI only research only gives you a few errors on starting the game, hardly anything that will give you a 2+ GB log file.