Can't see the whole map

In one of the game I’m playing in, I can’t see the whole map, just my stars. Is it because of the race I’m playing as or…?

It’s because the game hasn’t started yet.

The other game I’m playing hasn’t started either, yet I see the whole map…

There are 3 types of galaxies:

1: Dark Start Only (default). This means you cant see the whole map until the game starts.

2: Dark Disabled. This means you can see the whole map even before the game starts. This is what your second game pic must be.

3: Dark Galaxy. This means you can always only see what is within your scan range, even after the game starts.

Your first game pic post must be type 1 or 3.