To find developer mod goto your sins install folder and there will be several different exe's two for each sins & sins expansion. One will be regular mode the other will be dev mode. see example below
SINS PROGRAM FOLDER
C:\Program Files\Stardock Games\Sins of a Solar Empire
Regular & Developer modes
Sins of a Solar Empire Diplomacy Dev = developer mode
Sins of a Solar Empire Diplomacy = regular mode.
Now on to detailed directions on how to use smart exception and dev mode and generate a report.
Its simple click on smart exception, then it will load into your systems sidetray " looks like a white diamond with a red lightning bolt. Next right click the icon then select debug logger. Smart exception will load up and create a window Next click the Sins of a Solar Empire Diplomacy Dev.exe
Assuming the mod is already loaded click skip all on the first error and sit back and play. If the mod is not loaded then goto your sins dip mods area and enable it. Then click skip all on the 1st error that pops up and sit back and play. Once the game is over please exit the game as normal . Next you would open the smart exception window click save to disk , titled it with SGIDEBUG & DATE . Then email it to us
Thanks SGI MOD TEAM