No Default Empires (3.7.x)
Updated for 3.7.* and should work with earlier versions just fine. Should also be achievement compatible.
Simple mod that removes all default empires, many of the ones found in the workshop are no longer updated. If you are still getting default empires showing up, push this mod lower in your load order, this is typically because of another mod overwriting this one.
Any time a major expansion (e.g. Utopia, Synthetic Dawn, etc) comes out you might see the default empires tied to it show up in the list still. If that happens just drop a comment here, it shouldn’t take long at all for me to update it to remove the new ones. Species packs shouldn’t cause this issue due to all of them being consolidated into a single file, but if it does just comment here and I’ll check it out.
If you want to know specifically how the mod works, go to C:Program Files (x86)Steamsteamappsworkshopcontent2819902904177952 and open README – Explanation.txt