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Title: Cheats
Post by: helio-G on September 04, 2008, 06:26:40 am
 Does anyone one know the cheat to unlock all the phases? Maxis said they would be unlocked from the beginning but its not true.
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: Doomsday on September 04, 2008, 06:29:07 am
The game basically tells you..

Ctrl + Shift + C... type in help and it'll tell you all the cheats
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: helio-G on September 04, 2008, 06:30:50 am
The game basically tells you..

Ctrl + Shift + C... type in help and it'll tell you all the cheats

I did that and i could not find any to unlock the phases.
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: Axelgear on September 04, 2008, 06:31:25 am
CHEATER!

And, if I remember right, it was shown how in the Fansite day video.
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: LadyM on September 04, 2008, 06:38:57 am
I know what it is..  ;D If you read my blog, you'd know what it is too.
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: DarkDragon on September 04, 2008, 06:39:35 am
I know what's at the center... not telling :P
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: Retsek on September 04, 2008, 06:41:14 am
I know what's at the center... not telling :P

Yes, and I'd appreciate if everyone kept it a secret as well.
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: Necrox on September 04, 2008, 06:42:12 am
I know what's at the center... not telling :P

Good!
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: LadyM on September 04, 2008, 06:42:22 am
I know what's at the center... not telling :P

Yes, and I'd appreciate if everyone kept it a secret as well.

Me too, if you tell I'm coming after you. So.. zip it!  ;)
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: happydan20 on September 04, 2008, 06:59:54 am
wait so you've already unlocked that secret that they said it would take the most hardcore players a long time to do? or are you talking about something else??
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: Incognimous on September 04, 2008, 07:10:15 am
wait so you've already unlocked that secret that they said it would take the most hardcore players a long time to do? or are you talking about something else??

It's probably not too hard if you cheat your way through. Playing legit, it's actually pretty time-consuming.
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: Judhudson on September 04, 2008, 07:10:35 am
Guess I am going to be the spoil-sport here...highlight to read :)
levels -unlock
Title: What does the cheat menu do? (for people with the full game)
Post by: Bios Revision on September 04, 2008, 10:30:17 am
Simple question: What does the cheats menu (ctrl-shift-c) do in the full game?
Title: Re: Cheats (for people with the full game)
Post by: Tr0n on September 04, 2008, 10:36:44 am
A ton of stuff, primarily debug junk; but one can unlock all stages, give money to one's race, and change the image filters (black and white, oil painting).  Since money is pretty much all that matters in the space and civ games, that's pretty much the "check's in the mail" cheat that people will use.

It does allow, however for someone to change any of the game variables.  This might be interesting, but it does not list those variables for obvious reasons.  But I'm betting we can do a lot with that if someone puts the time into discovering them.
Title: Re: Cheats (for people with the full game)
Post by: Behumat on September 04, 2008, 10:40:00 am
Maybe we can turn down the aggro on some of these empires in the space stage.
Title: Re: Cheats (for people with the full game)
Post by: MTCason on September 04, 2008, 10:46:26 am
There's also a remarkably well fleshed-out trainer at www.cheathappens.com, which they have already augmented and added new options to probably 4-5 times since its initial release yesterday, with the promise of more options to come.  You have to pay to get access to it now, otherwise you'll have to wait until October for it to be released 'free' to the general public.  The options on it include:

Quote
Options
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Numpad 1: 999999 DNA Points (World)
Numpad 2: 999999 DNA Points (Creator)
Numpad 3: Massive Health
Numpad 4: No Hunger
Numpad 5: 999999 Food
Numpad 6: Invincible Tribe
Numpad 7: Sporebucks (Income)
Numpad 8: Mega Military Units
Numpad 9: Invincible Spaceship
Numpad 0: Unlimited Space Income
Numpad .: Cell Stage Health
Numpad +: Instant Cooldowns
Numpad -: Unlimited Complexity

Notes
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Numpad 1: 999999 DNA Points (World) - this works while you are in the game world.
This works for the Creature Stage only!

Numpad 2: 999999 DNA Points (Creator) - this works while you are within the
creature creator. This also helps with Tribal Outfitter Points.

Numpad 3: Massive Health - this works when you are in control of a specific
unit, not tribes. This Works in Creature Stage only!

Numpad 4: No Hunger - this works when you are in control of a specific
unit, not tribes. This Works in Creature Stage only!

Numpad 5: 999999 Food - this gives you food within the game world.

Numpad 6: Invincible Tribe - Your Tribe members won't go hungry and have massive
health.

Numpad 7: Sporebucks (Income) - During Civilization stage this gives you 99,999,999 income

Numpad 8: Mega Military Units - During Civilization stage this will make your
military units very high armor and nearly invincible!

Numpad 9: Invincible Spaceship - use this in Space Stage and you will notice that your
spacecraft will have mega health.

Numpad 0: Unlimited Space Income - use this in Space Stage and you will see that you
have tremendous amount of Sporebucks (income)

Numpad .: Cell Stage Health - use this option in the Cell Stage and your microbe will
be invincible.

Numpad +: Instant Cooldowns - se this option in the Creature and Tribe stages for
instant cooldowns of your attacks, etc.

Numpad -: Unlimited Complexity - use this option to force the game to allow infinite
complexity on most creation screens. Note, you must activate this option
BEFORE you go into the creation screens. We cannot guarantee stability of
the game if you place 100 guns on your vehicles, etc.
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: helio-G on September 04, 2008, 12:40:54 pm
ANyone know the cheat to unlock all the Planet Terraforming tools?
"spaceCreate" cheat only unlocks a few tools. I need the rest. I WANT MY SAND BOX !!!
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: Dasmike on September 04, 2008, 12:44:46 pm
Seeing as the space stage seems to be miserably difficult (constant enemy rape/pillaging of colonies) I think cheats might be the only way to really treat space like a sandbox.
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: SporeForSure on September 04, 2008, 04:03:01 pm
Seeing as the space stage seems to be miserably difficult (constant enemy rape/pillaging of colonies) I think cheats might be the only way to really treat space like a sandbox.


You will soon realise how usefull it is to have a billion sporebucks, fighting with one ship and having your colony being shot to oblivion :P

Turrets in colonys help a bit, but...
Title: Re: Cheats (for people with the full game)
Post by: Pardan on September 04, 2008, 08:26:33 pm
during a playthrough I got to a stage where DNA was hard to get, my creature wasn't all that powerful but I had lots of parts, so I tried the dna cheat. First I couldnt' get it work, but with some testing I found a way. Added way more DNA then I could use. Creature became to complex and it prevented me in tribal stage.

I couldn't equip my tribe with the stuff needed to progress.
Title: Re: Cheats (for people with the full game)
Post by: Spore-addict on September 04, 2008, 08:41:16 pm
and what can you learn from that...DONT ****ING CHEAT
Title: Re: Cheats (for people with the full game)
Post by: dreck345 on September 04, 2008, 08:45:42 pm
Honestly, I never understood the anti-cheating mentality for singleplayer games. If you've played the game and beaten the content normally, cheating breathes new life into it for me. Suddenly I can do more. It's especially great for setting up hilarious situations in some games (Grand theft auto, for instance.) If it doesn't negatively effect other players, why not? It's not so much cheating as it is making the game more enjoyable to the individual, and really that is all that matters.

Besides, Maxis includes very powerful tools. In Sims 2, for instance, there are some really cool tricks in content creation that flat our are NOT possible without 'cheating.' Please, point the judgemental finger elsewhere.

Aside from that, if you mess up while cheating just get back on the horse and try again. :D
Title: Re: Cheats (for people with the full game)
Post by: SkyShadowing on September 04, 2008, 08:47:17 pm
2 questions about cheating:

1. Does cheating disable achievements?

2. Is there a cheat code to unlock all creature creator parts?
Title: Re: Cheats (for people with the full game)
Post by: dreck345 on September 04, 2008, 08:49:20 pm
Cheating does NOT disable achievements, it only adds a "joker" achievement that shows you cheated.

There is a code to unlock all creature creator parts, I'm sure. As of now though, noones figured out all the cheats. The console does seem capable of pretty much anything so hopefully before long somebody figures it out.
Title: Re: Cheats (for people with the full game)
Post by: SkyShadowing on September 04, 2008, 08:55:36 pm
Cheating does NOT disable achievements, it only adds a "joker" achievement that shows you cheated.

There is a code to unlock all creature creator parts, I'm sure. As of now though, noones figured out all the cheats. The console does seem capable of pretty much anything so hopefully before long somebody figures it out.

Ah. Very good. That means if my plan works, it will be quite easy to get my creature into a game already in progress. Thank you.
Title: Re: What does the cheat menu do? (for people with the full game)
Post by: Ondaderthad on September 04, 2008, 11:03:20 pm
From my point of view... I will not add and/or keep Buddies who have the Joker achievement.
Title: Re: Cheats (for people with the full game)
Post by: Riddick on September 05, 2008, 12:42:04 am
and what can you learn from that...DONT ****ING CHEAT

What are you 10? It's a single player game, who cares.
Title: Re: What does the cheat menu do? (for people with the full game)
Post by: Alvin Flummox on September 05, 2008, 07:37:02 am
From my point of view... I will not add and/or keep Buddies who have the Joker achievement.

Why not? How does it affect you in anyway? If you like someones creations why would you not want them in your game just because the person that made them messed around with the cheats.  :-\
Title: Re: What does the cheat menu do? (for people with the full game)
Post by: DarkDragon on September 05, 2008, 07:40:25 am
From my point of view... I will not add and/or keep Buddies who have the Joker achievement.

So, you're not gonna add me as a buddy because I decided to try out some cheats in a single-player game? That's a bit silly, it's our experience and we're not ruining it for you so why should you treat us as MMORPG griefers.
Title: Re: What does the cheat menu do? (for people with the full game)
Post by: Ondaderthad on September 05, 2008, 06:56:06 pm
Because, although it's a single player game, the creatures populating my world are made by my buddy subscriptions.
So if the cheated to give them extra DNA, then they would be unbalanced.

I accept that you are allowed to play your game the way you like.
But remember that all the stuff you make goes into the Sporepedia for other people to use.

There is already a problem at the moment because most creatures you find are either Maxis or made by people in the CC. Those are far more complex than any creature you play yourself.
I am yet to see any creature that has been "played" and not just edited.

On the other hand I could be wrong and the Cheats don't affect online creatures in which case I would be happy to retract my statement.
Title: Re: What does the cheat menu do? (for people with the full game)
Post by: Fobok on September 05, 2008, 07:07:32 pm
You're looking at it wrong. The game picks what creatures to use. Someone who cheated for more DNA will show up just the same as someone who made a creature in the Creature Creator. There's no difference. If a creature is too powerful for your world, it won't be picked.
Title: Re: What does the cheat menu do? (for people with the full game)
Post by: Doomsday on September 05, 2008, 07:09:04 pm
On the other hand I could be wrong and the Cheats don't affect online creatures in which case I would be happy to retract my statement.

From what I can tell the cheats don't really do anything to creatures, but I've not tested it extensively. You're capped by your brain level. Constantly. Your complexity is limited and only really opens up when you hit Max Brain Size... at which point it becomes the same as it was in the CC and all bets are off. You could cheat to remove complexity, but this disables the uploading of the creatures to the Sporepedia. Also, parts don't stack and your limited to whatever you entered the creature stage as. If you entered as a Carnivore you only get Carnivore mouths, so you're sing will always suck. Generally speaking though, cheats don't really affect anything, especially once you leave creature. After the creature stage there isn't any really useful cheats. There is no Food Cheat in Tribe. Money isn't really all to helpful in Civ even if you're economic. I mean it's helpful a bit, but money is less helpful than having a balanced set of units and using decent tactics.
Title: Re: What does the cheat menu do? (for people with the full game)
Post by: superstartran on September 05, 2008, 11:32:44 pm
On the other hand I could be wrong and the Cheats don't affect online creatures in which case I would be happy to retract my statement.

From what I can tell the cheats don't really do anything to creatures, but I've not tested it extensively. You're capped by your brain level. Constantly. Your complexity is limited and only really opens up when you hit Max Brain Size... at which point it becomes the same as it was in the CC and all bets are off. You could cheat to remove complexity, but this disables the uploading of the creatures to the Sporepedia. Also, parts don't stack and your limited to whatever you entered the creature stage as. If you entered as a Carnivore you only get Carnivore mouths, so you're sing will always suck. Generally speaking though, cheats don't really affect anything, especially once you leave creature. After the creature stage there isn't any really useful cheats. There is no Food Cheat in Tribe. Money isn't really all to helpful in Civ even if you're economic. I mean it's helpful a bit, but money is less helpful than having a balanced set of units and using decent tactics.

Unlocking ICBM and having that 16k early on passes the time real fast to the Space Age.
Title: Cheat menu not working
Post by: martyk on September 12, 2008, 03:39:25 pm
It's strange.  I can't seem to get the cheat menu open.  If I'm not mistaken I should just have to push ctrl+shift+C and voila, but that's not the case.  Any ideas?
Title: Re: Cheat menu not working
Post by: Doomsday on September 12, 2008, 03:46:56 pm
That is strange.. it opens for me. Did you restart and try again? Were you in the Sporepedia or something? It doesn't seem to show up in certain places, like when you are looking at your settings and the options, when the "Menu" screen is up (as in when you are in game and hit the galaxy icon to bring up the Menu to Save/Quit), and when movies are going.
Title: Re: Cheat menu not working
Post by: emmet on September 12, 2008, 03:47:15 pm
Make sure you hold ctrl+shift and then tap C.

That's all I can say. :/
Title: Re: Cheat menu not working
Post by: martyk on September 12, 2008, 03:50:02 pm
I've done that.  I've tried combinations with the different shift and control buttons, I've tried in menus, in gameplay, in space and on planets.  I think it might be because my laptop has a multilingual keyboard, but I always have it set to standard so I don't see how it could be a problem, it's just the only thing that comes to mind.
Title: Re: Cheat menu not working
Post by: Doomsday on September 12, 2008, 03:55:17 pm
I've done that.  I've tried combinations with the different shift and control buttons, I've tried in menus, in gameplay, in space and on planets.  I think it might be because my laptop has a multilingual keyboard, but I always have it set to standard so I don't see how it could be a problem, it's just the only thing that comes to mind.

Ehhh... Did you have the CC on your Laptop and did it work there? If it worked then, it should work now... so.. I dunno.
Title: Re: Cheat menu not working
Post by: martyk on September 12, 2008, 03:56:41 pm
Never tried it with the CC.  I'm gonna see if I can get my hands on another keyboard to try and see if it works with that.
Title: Re: Cheat menu not working
Post by: Tonjevic on September 12, 2008, 06:44:40 pm
So after you have used cheats is there any way to unlock achievements?

Start a new file.
Title: Mods and cheating, etc
Post by: Meigus on September 12, 2008, 10:13:54 pm
I want to know what's been done so far in either thing. I know there's a cheat menu, but I'm guessing you get the joker badge if you use it. I'm wondering, can anyone who's cheated post a screen cap ofwhat you can do?

I've seen the SPview pack thing, but does anyone have an achievement list prepared, or anyone else have a cheat to add/remove achievements?

And third: anyone found ways to really enjoy the game as a sandbox thing, and not a mission-type. I have the "thing you get at the center of the universe" and every item to get from normal badge things, but I want to know if there's anything really luxury about it afterwards if you get ALL badges, or go some certain belief route. I'm really interested if you could go "backwards" from the space stage and replay non-civ stages or anything like that.

And fourth, anyone found a way around the "forced" evolutions, so they could keep getting points playing in the cell stage, or go above level 5 in the creature stage? And wtf is with that thing in the cell stage that spits out "drones"?
Title: Re: Cheat menu not working
Post by: Doomsday on September 12, 2008, 10:27:43 pm
So after you have used cheats is there any way to unlock achievements?

What do you mean? Using cheats doesn't prevent Achievements from occuring.
Title: Re: Mods and cheating, etc
Post by: Yannick on September 13, 2008, 01:14:04 am
If you cheat you can't get any achievements, and can't unlock new stages. That's the only downsides :-D

About what you said, I got cloud adder and vacuum, heat and freeze ray, and I enjoy myself by making every planet I see T3, and adding monoliths or adding colonies.



That and blasting spaceships to bit.
Title: Re: Mods and cheating, etc
Post by: Harlander on September 13, 2008, 01:35:09 am
And fourth, anyone found a way around the "forced" evolutions, so they could keep getting points playing in the cell stage, or go above level 5 in the creature stage? And wtf is with that thing in the cell stage that spits out "drones"?

In creature stage, you can keep bimbling around wiping out species and gathering parts even once your brain's reached maximum, but you can't avoid the final step to tribe stage as far as I know. (Maybe if you try clicking on a breeding partner, rather than the flashing advance icon?) AFAIK, this is the case for cell as well.

As for the drone thing? I have no idea.
Title: Freedom?
Post by: DarkDragon on September 14, 2008, 02:29:06 am
OK, when I first saw the "freedom" cheat I was excited, I thought it could go as far as my computer could handle but nooo, what does it do? It allows me to put 2 or 3 more decoration parts than I would be able to normally and then keeps resetting my DNA to 0... how is that freedom?
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: eleazar on September 24, 2008, 09:05:54 pm
... type in help and it'll tell you all the cheats

"help" does not display any of the new cheats that were supposed to come with the patch.  is that normal?
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: Doomsday on September 24, 2008, 09:07:24 pm
... type in help and it'll tell you all the cheats

"help" does not display any of the new cheats that were supposed to come with the patch.  is that normal?

They tell me it in my version. It tells me the filter cheats at least.. I didn't check to see if Evoadvantage was on there.
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: eleazar on September 24, 2008, 09:16:12 pm
... type in help and it'll tell you all the cheats

"help" does not display any of the new cheats that were supposed to come with the patch.  is that normal?

They tell me it in my version. It tells me the filter cheats at least.. I didn't check to see if Evoadvantage was on there.

It just lists the old 3 filters for me... curses, i got an incomplete patch.
Title: Re: Cheats
Post by: Hydromancerx on September 25, 2008, 06:25:31 pm
***SPOILER WARNING!***




Cheats for Spore!
Press "Ctrl+Shift+C" to open the console screen. Type code into the console, then hit enter.

moreMoney - $1000000 in space or civilization
refillMotives - Replenish your health along with other motives.
unlockSuperWeapons - Super Weapons are unlocked with this cheat code.
addDNA - Get 150 DNA points.
freeCam - Toggle a Free Cam around.
capturePlanetGIF - Captures and saves a spinning image of your planet which is then saved in your "AnimatedAvatars" directory.
antiAliasGIF - Captures and saves spinning GIF of the planet you are on and dumps to AnimatedAvatars directory
SetTime - Setting the time for your Avatar's position, and can also be a speed multiplier.
Killallhints - Gets rid of all hints.
freedom[on / off] - Toggles, disables (on) or re-enables (off) editor complexity limits. Creations that break the limits will not be pollinated!
help - List of commands (cheats).
help -full - More detailed description of commands.
option - Option list.
prop - Display/Modify properties.
clear - Clear console.
levels - Level Cheats.
levels -unlock - Unlock all phases. Jump to any phase with this cheat. Some achievements may not be gained if you choose to use this code.
history - Gives you a list of your last commands.
spaceCreate - Unlocks and recharges creation tools while playing in space.
pauseUIVisible - Sets or toggles whether the pause frame is drawn.
toggleCaptureUI - Toggles UI for image capture.
movie - Video cheat.
styleFilter -oilPaint - Unique Spore look.
styleFilter -filmNoir - Black-white look
styleFilter -none - Deactivate all filters.
quit - Quit game.
setConsequenceTrait (add a trait name) - Add any of the following names after setConsequenceTrait without the brackets.
cell_carnivore
cell_herbivore
cell_omnivore
creature_aggressive
creature_social
creature_mixed
tribe_aggressive
tribe_social
tribe_mixed
civ_military
civ_economic
civ_religious
space_bard
space_ecologist
space_zealot
space_diplomat
space_scientist
space_trader
space_shaman
space_warrior
space_wanderer
space_knight