Uh, is this thing on?
Found a bit of a bug that only affects one tech tree, but is fairly problematic early-game. The Krynn, as well as any race using the Krynn tech tree, start off with Universal Translator appearing to be already researched. The problem is, it doesn't work - alien races speak untranslated, you cannot trade with them, and so on.
Playing around with other races, I didn't find any others with this problem (although I didn't try them all). More confusing is that, if I start as another race (in this case Altarian) and research the tech normally, I can trade it to the Krynn, even though, going by my own experience, they should 'have' the technology already.
Trying out different galaxy sizes, it didn't seem to make a difference (although it took a while to notice the problem on excessive galaxy size, lemme tell you).
Additionally, since this is my first time posting a bug here, please feel free to smack me with a trout if I did it wrong.