Does future tech, bump it? I’m pretty sure last night I was still at 200/200 and I had all 4 future techs. I know Colossus and the peacock resources do. One thing I need to do is kill of the scientists if I don’t need to research any longer. That was probably 30+ pop right there. I was playing around with a 4v4 on the big huge map, and I’d killed off one opponent, but we were in a bit of a stalemate until one of the AIs on my side did the wonder victory.
I figured it would be difficult for them to do it because of it being tied to the military advances. People apparently have been modding in the rules file, but the way that ends up working is you have the same progression as normal until last tech level and then it jumps to whatever you set the max to.