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Have you had "patch 1" issues, and what state was your Spore installation in before patching?

I've had graphical issues (clean Spore installation)
8 (10.7%)
I've had graphical issues (altered and/or modded Spore installation)
0 (0%)
I've had gameplay issues (clean Spore installation)
2 (2.7%)
I've had gameplay issues (altered and/or modded Spore installation)
0 (0%)
I've had more crashes since patching (clean Spore installation)
5 (6.7%)
I've had more crashes since patching (altered and/or modded Spore installation)
0 (0%)
I've had several of the above issues (clean Spore installation)
10 (13.3%)
I've not been able to install the patch (altered and/or modded Spore installation)
0 (0%)
I've had all of the above issues (clean Spore installation)
9 (12%)
I've had all of the above issues (altered and/or modded Spore installation)
1 (1.3%)
I've had no problems at all (clean Spore installation)
34 (45.3%)
I've had no problems at all (altered and/or modded Spore installation)
4 (5.3%)
I've not been able to install the patch (clean Spore installation)
1 (1.3%)
I've not been able to install the patch (altered and/or modded Spore installation)
1 (1.3%)

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Offline Necrox

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Poll: Have you had any issues with the patch?
« on: September 22, 2008, 03:55:49 am »
From the patch notes it seems the Spore team has released an awesome patch which addresses issues voiced by the community, so they are definately listening :)
However there has been some issues with the patch as well so I thought it'd be a good idea to see how many people are are having patch woes.
OpDDay2001 has made an excellent thread to hightlight the various specific issues, but this is more of a hand count to see how many has and hasn't had problems, and whether they have any mods installed to find out if there is a corelation.


UPDATE 23/09/08 @ 10:30AM GMT
Poll updated to include the option that you've not been able to install the patch at all.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2008, 02:32:38 am by Necrox »



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Re: Poll: Have you had any issues with the patch?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2008, 05:25:59 am »
Shouldn't there be an "I've had no problems at all" option?

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Re: Poll: Have you had any issues with the patch?
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2008, 05:33:27 am »
I have a "clean" Spore installation and am experiencing the unloaded models stuff in all stages. I've used the "workarounds" like switching to the Sporepedia, which makes most stages at least playable, except for the tribal one. I like playing the Social game, but I can's see the instrument requests and I can't select the social menu to play them.

And I had Spore crash all together, for the first time yesterday.  :-\

So I selected "clean install and several of the issues".
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Re: Poll: Have you had any issues with the patch?
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2008, 05:37:05 am »
I have an unmoded/clean version of Spore and have had no problems before the patch or since.  I have all setting on high.  Hope this helps.

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Re: Poll: Have you had any issues with the patch?
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008, 06:00:46 am »
Sorry I've updated the poll to add a "no problems" option.

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Re: Poll: Have you had any issues with the patch?
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008, 06:05:06 am »
I've only had issues after patching. Well major issues after patching. The only Mod I was using pre-patch was Asymmetry, but it wasn't on/installed when I installed the patch. Basically I had a clean, mostly working install of Spore and after the patch I get nearly all the issues mentioned, though not always at the same time.
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Re: Poll: Have you had any issues with the patch?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008, 06:14:41 am »
I played just for 4 hours and had 7!!! crashes! 6 as i wanted to fly around a planet and 1 as i hovered my mouse over a city-icon in the planetary minimap.
The loadingbug of modells is worse than yesterday! I just waited 10 minutes(!!!) to load 1 modell in it's sporecard! Then sometimes the background of the Sporecard isn't shown at all.
Also a lot of city textures and the citywalls wouldn't load normally. In one case i waited roughly 8 minutes but the groundtextures and citywall hadn't loaded.
The soundbug occurs less though.

This "patch" is ridicules....if not ludicrous!
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Re: Poll: Have you had any issues with the patch?
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2008, 06:57:53 am »
I've had "The Invisible Creatures/Plants/Spaceships" problem.
I class that as both a graphics and gameplay problem since it is a problem with the graphics, but it causes my gameplay to be broken.

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Re: Poll: Have you had any issues with the patch?
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2008, 06:58:57 am »
No problem at all. Infact, I can handle lighting on high now, instead of medium, so it got better.

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Re: Poll: Have you had any issues with the patch?
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2008, 07:23:38 am »
I had no problems, besides the invisble creatures but they appear really quickly.

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Re: Poll: Have you had any issues with the patch?
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2008, 07:54:11 am »
I've just been looking at the poll and I must have been half asleep. When it's not multiple choice it doesn't make any sense to have the "no I've not had any *specific issue* problems" oO
I will edit it.

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Re: Poll: Have you had any issues with the patch?
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2008, 07:57:22 am »
No problems at all for me with a clean install.
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Re: Poll: Have you had any issues with the patch?
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2008, 08:26:12 am »
  So far the patch has broke more then it helped. While the Sporepedia has a few great features working and the graphics are noticeably better, the rest is broke. Lets start a list:
1. Graphics not loading across the board. Missing enemies, missing cities, graphics and animation errors such as the solar flare which basically causes the sun to shine through the planet and some angles causing you to be unable to see anything.
2. Saves not working. When I save if I dont turn off the game and log back in the next wont stick. Also if you save and log and load the game locks. This is the worst bug so far.
3. Minor battle bugs. Airships will NOT defend themselves even when they can. Even when there superior. Unless I click to send over and over and over. Its a random number of times and only air units.

Thats about it at the moment. Most of the game works and its mostly playable. Its difficult in CIV stage to fight though if you air units just die hehe. I was trying to be religions and sent a squadron of war units with my religious air units to defend them. They just sat there. OH OH! On a great not they fixed the Naval unit bug though where they wouldnt move fast. Suffice it Im blowing the living daylights out of people with my missile ships WAHAHAHA! Almost every city has 3 ships now for air support, 10 times better then turrets and cheaper ;D

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Re: Poll: Have you had any issues with the patch?
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2008, 08:26:22 am »
No problems clean install.

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Re: Poll: Have you had any issues with the patch?
« Reply #14 on: September 22, 2008, 11:21:22 am »
No polling options for patch wouldn't even install to start with ?



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