I have a workaround. start the game on the regular game on 1.01 then save and start on test game 1.03 with the save from 1.01. seems to be working for me. I am not colpletly sure if it is using all of the 1.03 changes though, I think it would be though.
Thanks Jimbo might try that, I've been playing a lot of GCIV recently when I don't have the time and have been neglecting other things but yeah not sure I'm ready for a break yet
Strange - I'm playing a new 1.03 game and got a very normal looking setup. Distribution of everything looks fine, but I play on abundant everything settings. Got this one on first try so haven't tested the RNG in this version at all.
I did wonder about your pics... the lack of thulium but if your playing those settings you'd probably have colonizable planets in every star system almost I'm guessing which blue thulium star systems don't seem to have.
The settings I play are similar to this: