I'm curious to know if there is a mod / what files I'd need to mod the AI behaviour to be less aggressive with colonization and production until it meets another race? I'm a bit of an RP'er and usually when I play, I don't begin competing for planets / resources etc until I make first contact. It seems strange (to me at least) that a space faring species would be aggressively spamming colony ships and such before it knew if it had anything to compete against. I know I could adjust difficulty settings to make the AI less able to do this, but I don't want to cripple them for the mid / late game, i just want them to ease off a bit at the beginning before they meet another race to actually compete against.
Many suggestions, tips welcome.