Depending on how far into the game, the trainer will do this, as certain values aren't modified until you reach certain points. It was the same for influence since the start and certain others, I forget which. The normal workaround was the console until you progressed far enough that the game allowed the value to be modified via the trainer, which is likely due to certain conditions being met.
Can you do a simulation of the galaxy for a thousand years and see if it changes? I was curious if that period of time might have flagged enough things for it to work.
Console commands would be "advanced_galaxy" without the quotation marks. It does cause the game to hang for a good minute or two, but then it's 1,000 years later. No worries if you can't do this.
I had the fast research crash tonight. I'm curious if the others that had this issue also had a battle going on while using it. I was actively engaged in spreading the good word of corporatocracy when a stubborn race was defending a ring system for no good reason, decided to shoot my emissaries of peace.. Only thing active during this time was the fast research I toggled on AFTER having invincible activated.
I boosted the trainer in the queue (gotta love that RC 😀 ) and the new trainer is out. Try it and see how it works for you.
I tried the AI Off as well before, and all of the sudden it was like the AI was controlling my civilization. Crazytime.
The AI option is not working for me as well. It acts as if my entire place is another sector under an AI governor's control.