"Unknown Fleet Type Detected"

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2020

I've searched these forums, and I don't see my problem there, so I'm making a new post here.

Every time I start this game, I get a slew of error messages saying that my custom ships are not recognized.

The models show up in-game, I have all the DLC, and I have experienced no bugs whatsoever in terms of ships being listed.

But when I go into Fleet Style for my custom civilization to pick the default models, under "Ship Style" it has dozens of the same name.

I don't know if it's a file that's missing or corrupted, but I only have ONE custom civilization that I'm constantly tweaking and adjusting, so it's a bit maddening that I cannot for the life of me get the ship style to just stick without creating a bunch of "new" styles.

Here's one of the error messages:

Here's another:

In the bottom-right corner, you see how there's the last one of the "standard" civs, and you see another "Terran" style along with the style I'm attempting to consolidate.

And here's another one:

See all the duplicate styles?


Again, I'm not experiencing any mechanical issues, i.e. I'm not crashing, freezing, or otherwise unable to actually play the game, but this issue has plagued me for years and I'm just stumped.