Sporepedia goes online

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by conflictingideas, Jun 11, 2008.

  1. conflictingideas

    conflictingideas First time out of the vault

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    Apr 27, 2008
    Maxis has launched the Sporepedia website, the community site for uploading and sharing creatures from the upcoming game Spore. The separate creature creator comes out sometime within the next week or so, and the full game will be released in September.

    http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=all

    It's kind of pointless right now, but it gives a decent idea as to what can be done with the in-game editor. The game is looking pretty good to me overall, but for a game that's so ambitious, it's kind of weird that it doesn't include any sort of genetic variation, which is something that even The Sims offered. From the looks of all the screenshots, a creature's offspring will be an identical copy. i'm definitely interested in the game, but i really can't imagine being excited enough to purchase a creature creator before i can even put the creatures to use. Anyone else looking forward to this game?
     
  2. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    I'm very interested in Spore, but selling the creature creation thingy separately is simply put money grabbing faggotry. It's like charging for a demo. Fuck that.
     
  3. horse

    horse Vault Fossil
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    May 31, 2003
    gently caress that poo-poo - spore is going SIMS
     
  4. conflictingideas

    conflictingideas First time out of the vault

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    Apr 27, 2008
    going SIMS?
     
  5. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
    I was under the impression that the creature creator thingy was going to be free for those who preordered the game...


    Just looked it up, and sure enough you are correct.


    $9.95 for that piece of shit.
     
  6. horse

    horse Vault Fossil
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    May 31, 2003
    iirc sims has a gazillion of addons and mods, and you have to pay for all of them. dearly. i have only secondhand knowledge of this, as i am not equipped with a xx karyocyte set.
     
  7. conflictingideas

    conflictingideas First time out of the vault

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    Apr 27, 2008
    you can also download the "trial version" of the creature creator... whatever that will consist of.

    i have pretty much all the mods for the sims games since i pirated them all at once. and unless i see something worthwhile about the spore online community, i'll probably pirate this, too.

    and i believe the term you're looking for is "sex chromosome pair" or "sex chromosome set", as a genome consists of all of the chromosomes within an organism.

    system requirements were also announced:

    Windows XP
    2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
    512 MB RAM
    A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
    At least 6 GB of hard drive space

    Windows Vista
    2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
    768 MB RAM
    A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
    At least 6 GB of hard drive space

    Mac OS X
    Mac OS X 10.5.3 Leopard or higher
    Intel Core Duo Processor
    1024 MB RAM
    ATI X1600 or NVidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM, or Intel Integrated GMA X3100
    At least 4.7GB of hard drive space for installation, plus additional space for creations.
     
  8. Sander

    Sander This ghoul has seen it all
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    Jul 5, 2003
    And week-long ban for warez talk.
    Really, people, how many bans do you people need before you understand this?
     
  9. fireb0rn

    fireb0rn First time out of the vault

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    Dec 21, 2007
    that's terrible. how are they going to take one of the most attractive parts of the game and make people buy it separately?
     
  10. Mord_Sith

    Mord_Sith Mildly Dipped

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    Sep 21, 2007
    'tis EA for you...
     
  11. Dove

    Dove Half-way Through My Half-life
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    Dec 2, 2003
    Because people will buy it seperately. They're in it to make money.
     
  12. Josh

    Josh Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 8, 2003
    So the creature creator doesn't come with the actual game, and I'm going to have to buy it separately? Just to clarify.
     
  13. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
    No, you get it with the game, but you can also buy it so you can play a part of the game before it comes out. Like I said; faggotry.
     
  14. Mad Max RW

    Mad Max RW Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 12, 2004
    The Creature Creator demo is out. It's extremely limited, but you can still do so much.

    To dl other people's creations, all you do is grab their tiny png file and paste to your Creatures folder. Here's my Deathclaw I'm pretty proud of:



     
  15. Dracon M'Alkir

    Dracon M'Alkir Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 19, 2004


    I find this one pretty hilarious. I wouldn't mind having these hopping around my game world, all the easier to shoot them. :lol:

    Edit: Got the demo. Going to try to make a radscorpion or something cool.

    Two hours of fascinated clicking, and I present to you:



    Tada! A "Dagoben". Friendly dinosaur.
     
  16. Mad Max RW

    Mad Max RW Mildly Dipped

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    Jan 12, 2004
    I dig the dino. You can increase/decrease the thickness of limbs with the mousewheel. Also, to make it more like a real dino with that extra joint above the ankle, hold Ctrl, click below the knee and drag the bottom half of the leg away. Then hold ctrl and "buy" the same leg back and drag it to the knee stump. Remember not to let go of ctrl. From there you can rearrange the extra joint and it looks pretty nifty. I think it really completed my deathclaw.
     
  17. Groin Shot

    Groin Shot First time out of the vault

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    Jun 14, 2008
    great to hear I can run something decent with my crappy Intel Integrated GMA X3100 vid card
     
  18. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    This game is awesome...the concept the execution and I'm looking forward to it not only as a game, but maybe an educational tool if the creation of animals fuctions along with their environment properly.

    Too bad peoples freedom and tendency to do evil things has given me a few bad associations with the game already...this I mean;

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9uIydWZ2SA&feature=related

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  19. Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude

    Phil the Nuka-Cola Dude Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Jul 9, 2004
  20. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004