AI War 2: Making Quick Starts
How to make a quick start
Go through the custom lobby and set things up just the way you want. Start the game, then immediately save (at 0 seconds elapsed).
Now quit the game and find your save file; it will be in ~/AIWar2/PlayerData/Save/<Your campaign name>. Rename the file from SaveGameFile.save (or whatever name you used to save it) to "YourQuickStartName.save"
Copy the file into ~/AIWar2/GameData/QuickStarts2/Community
Now you'll want to create a tooltip file so people will know what sort of game they're getting into. The tooltip file is names YourQuickStartName.tooltip.
So at the end of this you have a file called YourQuickStartName.save and YourQuickStartName.tooltip in ~/AIWar2/GameData/QuickStarts2/Community. Now you'll be able to find that quick start under the "Community" section of the Quick Starts menu
If you have one you really like then upload the save and tooltip to the forums and they might get added to the base game!