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Title: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Parkaboy on January 22, 2009, 10:18:03 am
On the official page: http://www.spore.com/pc#GalacticAdventures (http://www.spore.com/pc#GalacticAdventures)


Edit: Check this out:

(http://www.spore.com/static/war/images/screens/advscreen1_big.jpg)

The adventure editor! Apparently it will let you create a scenary placing up to 10 vehicles (and probably creatures, buildings and decoration). Doesn't it look great?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Snork on January 22, 2009, 10:46:15 am
Nice, it looks cool.
But the important thing here, if if its fun to use, and creative.
EDIT: Nevermind, it defiantly looks fun :)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Bonemouse on January 22, 2009, 10:49:11 am
(http://www.spore.com/static/war/images/screens/advscreen5_big.jpg)

Well, I'm excited. For those of us who dreamed of having lots of control over the planets, I think this may could be what we're looking for.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Snork on January 22, 2009, 10:57:36 am
Wow! Now why can finally have actual towns and city's! Nice ;)
Still, I'm not very hyped for this, mainly because I don't want to, it could easily end up a a disappointment :(
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Xenomorph on January 22, 2009, 11:00:07 am
Woah! But this Should have been in the original game. well, better late then nothing! :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: emmet on January 22, 2009, 11:09:06 am
Wow! Now why can finally have actual towns and city's! Nice ;)
Still, I'm not very hyped for this, mainly because I don't want to, it could easily end up a a disappointment :(

I'm pretty sure you misunderstood. The towns you create appear in adventure mode and not on your normal play planets.

But, Planet editor and fire breathing?! Looks like Maxis pulled through for us!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 22, 2009, 11:14:21 am
Even though Spore itself was a bit of a disappointment (not the editors, just the game). I already have my 30€ well saved for this, damn you Maxis you got me hyped for it again :P
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Parkaboy on January 22, 2009, 11:15:36 am
Wow! Now why can finally have actual towns and city's! Nice ;)
Still, I'm not very hyped for this, mainly because I don't want to, it could easily end up a a disappointment :(

I'm pretty sure you misunderstood. The towns you create appear in adventure mode and not on your normal play planets.

But, Planet editor and fire breathing?! Looks like Maxis pulled through for us!

Don't see anything about a planet editor. But it says you can personalize planets with the adventure editor, so you probably could use it to make towns and cities. They just wouldn't produce spice, like normal cities.

And I don't think there's an "Adventure Mode". The adventure scenarios are probably placed on normal play planets, though you would have to get out of the ship to actually play the adventure.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: emmet on January 22, 2009, 11:22:28 am
Oh right, read the Kotaku article. I cant link as Im on my ipod. There's a planet editor and adventure mode in it too.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 22, 2009, 11:25:36 am
Oh right, read the Kotaku article. I cant link as Im on my ipod. There's a planet editor and adventure mode in it too.

Needs moar Flora editor and a sporegasm is on the way :D

On a side note, planet editor along with the adventure editor which allows to customize the planet will allow for planet wide cities I guess, although only the actual cities will do anything, you can always fill the rest of the planet with buildings.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: emmet on January 22, 2009, 11:26:44 am
They didn't say there wouldn't be!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 22, 2009, 11:27:22 am
They didn't say there wouldn't be!

If there is, my money will be very well spent :P
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Parkaboy on January 22, 2009, 11:29:44 am
Oh right, read the Kotaku article. I cant link as Im on my ipod. There's a planet editor and adventure mode in it too.

I just read the article on Kotaku (http://kotaku.com/5136768/three-things-that-stand-out-about-the-spore-expansion (http://kotaku.com/5136768/three-things-that-stand-out-about-the-spore-expansion)), and you're right about the planet editor!  :)

But still I don't see anything about "Adventure mode". It seems you just find adventure planets on the galaxy, beam down, and have to complete the quest before being able to leave.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: emmet on January 22, 2009, 11:31:56 am
Well, that's clearly a mode in itself. It's the very definition of mode. :P
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on January 22, 2009, 11:44:01 am
you can always fill the rest of the planet with buildings.

I hope I can finally build Beyon City.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 22, 2009, 11:53:00 am
Hrm.  We'll see.

I'm still hoping the Flora editor is released as a patch.  I don't see any new plants in the few screenshots.

I hope I can finally build Beyon City.


Complexity might be the only thing that would stand in your way.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: emmet on January 22, 2009, 12:12:54 pm
This is REALLY going to enhance the games replayability. Imagine playing through the RPs in the Spore Rping section, or an epic series of adventures...

Alright Always... Don't get your hopes up.. You've been hurt before...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on January 22, 2009, 12:17:55 pm
I have created a page with all 3 reviews, all 7 screenshots and the release dates in the US and UK with links to stores selling it.

Spore Expansion Galactic Adventure (http://sporedum.net/spore-expansion-galactic-adventure/)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: emmet on January 22, 2009, 12:24:00 pm
The Gamespot article says flora can be customized. This could be referring to the planet you are making's flora or a full blown flora editor!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 22, 2009, 12:27:47 pm
This is REALLY going to enhance the games replayability. Imagine playing through the RPs in the Spore Rping section, or an epic series of adventures...

Alright Always... Don't get your hopes up.. You've been hurt before...
this is exactly what i thought...both the "replayability" part and the "dont get your hopes up" part.

im gonna wait and see before i get my hopes crushed again :P
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on January 22, 2009, 12:33:29 pm
Here is the first video movie of the expansion here:

Spore Expansion: Galactic Adventures (http://sporedum.net/spore-expansion-galactic-adventure/)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 22, 2009, 12:35:50 pm
"so you can turn that penis monster you’re so proud of into a huge marauding beast that pursues players around your globe"
Thats all i needed to know :P

it just sems like something that will really enhance the game. the lackingness of space does seem to be remedied.
damn...
i actually feel like playing this game...

HALP!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Parkaboy on January 22, 2009, 12:43:40 pm
The best thing is that they're adding more editors. After all, the editors are the strengths of the game, and this one actually affects gameplay.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: emmet on January 22, 2009, 12:45:44 pm
"so you can turn that penis monster you’re so proud of into a huge marauding beast that pursues players around your globe"
Thats all i needed to know :P

it just sems like something that will really enhance the game. the lackingness of space does seem to be remedied.
damn...
i actually feel like playing this game...

HALP!

I'm scared too Skyward, I'm scared too.

Hold me!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Snork on January 22, 2009, 12:55:53 pm
Calm down everyone, please, don't over-hype this :(
omfg i can't wait
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 22, 2009, 01:35:51 pm
you can always fill the rest of the planet with buildings.

I hope I can finally build Beyon City.

Yay!

I finally feel some excitement again over Spore. Looks like they really listened. Yay Maxis!  ;D

EDIT: These kinds of adventure games were like what i suggested back in 2006.

Spore Mini-Games
http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=5129.0
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on January 22, 2009, 01:48:46 pm
This definitely sounds good, though part of me wants to play it before I believe it.  :P

Nonetheless just reading about it has got me all fired up with story concepts, and story is something I always wanted to express more of with Spore. Hopefully if nothing else it'll let us turn our buildings and vehicles into more than just nondescript smudges clinging to the surface of a planet.  ;D Beaming down will hopefully let us see the little details!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Vetro on January 22, 2009, 01:50:11 pm
Looks fun, though I wonder if the missions/adventures will be incorporated directly in the game or if you have to load them via the main menu?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Parkaboy on January 22, 2009, 01:58:05 pm
Looks fun, though I wonder if the missions/adventures will be incorporated directly in the game or if you have to load them via the main menu?

In the video the producer loaded one via the sporepedia. But I'm hoping we can find those adventure planets by flying around the galaxy, just like missions...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Arachoid on January 22, 2009, 01:58:47 pm
I noticed that in the demo they only used space creatures beaming down; it'd be nice if we could have tribal scenarios as well. Maybe you get beamed down and have amnesia...

I... AM... KIRRRRRRROOOOOOOONNN!!!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Petike on January 22, 2009, 02:05:43 pm
Quote from: gamespot
....possibly the ability to drive vehicles in the game.

SPOREGASM!!!!

Over unconfirmed features  :P  But hey, that is the best part of it!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Parkaboy on January 22, 2009, 02:16:31 pm
From MaxisCactus on the official forums:

Quote
When the mission is assigned by an empire to another player, that player will have to journey to the planet to engage in the mission, but you as the designer won't be able to choose where in the galaxy the planet you've created shows up.

So the adventures are accessible in the galaxy.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Vetro on January 22, 2009, 02:22:05 pm
Good.... good.....

This should make things very interesting and more lively in the galaxy, though I think this should lead the way for the galaxy in general to become more interactive, since if these missions are implemented in a way that they can only exist on certain planets (and when you finish them all the mission structures and vehicles vanish) then all it would end up doing is provide a few moments of enjoyment before jumping you back into the vast (and mostly boring) blackness of the space phase, the idea of constructing detailed buildings and cities with characters that you can talk to should be expanded into the entire galaxy, not just on a single planet.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Parkaboy on January 22, 2009, 02:25:10 pm
the idea of constructing detailed buildings and cities with characters that you can talk to should be expanded into the entire galaxy, not just on a single planet.

don't know about you, but I'm not going to customize just a "single" planet.  ;)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on January 22, 2009, 02:32:16 pm
Some more from Maxis Cactus:

Quote from: MaxisCactus
Quote from: Tutthoth
Ok, so I could (in theory) create a mission:

STARGATE

Journey to the planet called abydos witha yellow surface and defeat the Goa'uld there.

Cool.

Tutthoth, yep that sounds very doable! 

What you really control in the design on your mission is the planet, and what's on it. 

You can create a boss NPC called the Goa'uld, that has to be defeated.  You can color the planet's surface yellow. 

When the mission is assigned by an empire to another player, that player will have to journey to the planet to engage in the mission, but you as the designer won't be able to choose where in the galaxy the planet you've created shows up.

Just keep in mind that you should avoid making content based on copyrighted material.  :)

Spore Expansion: Galactic Adventures (http://sporedum.wordpress.com/spore-expansion-galactic-adventure/)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Vetro on January 22, 2009, 02:35:37 pm
True but we still don't really know how the mission planets will end up being pollinated. Will they be placed randomly without their buildings and landscapes and only have these features "activated" when you are assigned a mission to go to it? Or will they always be in their "mission ready" state? Will we be able to colonize mission planets and use their customized terrain to finally achieve some of the planetary vistas and scenery we expected to be able to construct in the core game?

Don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to this expansion, I just have a few questions about how the mission planets will affect interactivity and gameplay in the entire galaxy, and if their influence will spread beyond the missions they were designed to host.

Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on January 22, 2009, 02:36:51 pm
More clothing parts. And they seem to have stats and abilities.

(http://www.shacknews.com/images/image-o-matic.x?/images/sshots/Screenshot/11344/11344_49787f75b3c64.jpg)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Vetro on January 22, 2009, 02:40:08 pm
3 health stats..... armor and energy shielding?

Plus: that bar bellow the health bars, what is that? It looks like it shouldn't belong in the image.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Cow on January 22, 2009, 03:28:50 pm
Imagine the endless Star Trek missions. Great Scots!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on January 22, 2009, 03:36:41 pm
3 health stats..... armor and energy shielding?

Plus: that bar bellow the health bars, what is that? It looks like it shouldn't belong in the image.

From what I've read I'm guessing that bar could be the Energy bar for things like the jetpack and so on... from what I've read a lot of the new attachments have functions that deplete an energy resource. Could be something else though. I definitely agree it looks a bit out of place.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 22, 2009, 03:43:31 pm
I...I have a confession to make...

...I reinstalled Spore...

 *ashamed*
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Gauphastus on January 22, 2009, 04:07:18 pm
Well, I hope there's more to it than what I've seen here, but I'm a greedy, needy player.

I'll be one of the few who will wait to see how this turns out.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: SkyShadowing on January 22, 2009, 04:15:09 pm
I...I have a confession to make...

...I reinstalled Spore...

 *ashamed*


You're on a Spore forum...

The fact that you UNINSTALLED it should shame you.

j/k

Looks like there will be statues. Just what I needed. I pray I'll be able to build towns and cities on my home world.

They also said they're implementing a bit of a 'campaign' in the main game, as well, with pre-crafted missions.

As for me... an epic series of missions involving the great Shadowling empire sounds nice...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 22, 2009, 04:18:23 pm
If you didn't like Spore to begin with, this will not be enough to make you want to come back.  While this will add something else to do in space stage, all of the problems you have with the game are still there.  If you didn't care too much for creating things, you most likely won't get too much out of this either.   I foresee people complaining about the lack of depth to the adventures you can make or the fact that you can't start an adventure on one planet and end it on another, focusing more on what you can't do than what you can. 
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grangan on January 22, 2009, 04:23:11 pm
Let's blow up that last picture and try to figure out what the little icons are!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Bonemouse on January 22, 2009, 04:27:33 pm
I just bought Creepy & Cute in preparation... So the expansion (for me, at least) is already doing what it's supposed to: Getting me excited to play Spore again.

I hope they keep the ability to play through the main menu in. I'm not too sure how long I can tolerate the plate-spinning space phase just so I can finally get up close and personal with the amazing content people have made.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: SkyShadowing on January 22, 2009, 04:35:24 pm
If you didn't like Spore to begin with, this will not be enough to make you want to come back.  While this will add something else to do in space stage, all of the problems you have with the game are still there.  If you didn't care too much for creating things, you most likely won't get too much out of this either.   I foresee people complaining about the lack of depth to the adventures you can make or the fact that you can't start an adventure on one planet and end it on another, focusing more on what you can't do than what you can. 

While I'm sure your're right, if you look at it no game is complex based on the objectives only. Nearly every game is 'go here, kill this, get that, come back.' It's how the story is presented that makes it wonderful. Take, for point, Morrowind. Evil bad guy wants to take over the world, you've got to stop him. Sound special? No, but the entire storyline is layered with such depth and richness that you can get into it.

In the end, it comes down to the storylines that we, the players, create.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Ichthyostega on January 22, 2009, 04:50:43 pm
I am quite pleased with the way the new expansion pack is looking right now! Hope is still there!

While I am not going to be as hyped up, I still have hopes. My first mission is either going to be dealing with terrorists sabotaging the city or a kaiju who wants to wreck the city.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Ryuukuro on January 22, 2009, 06:06:19 pm
I'm just excited to see what people will do with it.  Maxis didn't make a very good game with Spore but they did present us with very excellent tools.  I think it was Mike Krahliuk (aka Gabe) on Penny Arcade who said Spore looked less like a game and more like something to make a game with.  Seems Maxis is taking that to heart.  I know I should get excited but... I'm excited again!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on January 22, 2009, 07:16:43 pm
Found a larger shot of the box art.

(http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/6208/uksporegalacticadventurgb3.jpg)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grangan on January 22, 2009, 07:27:39 pm
Tentacle monsters?  In an E10 game?
It's likelier than you think.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 22, 2009, 08:10:32 pm
That guy looks kind of Buzz Lightyear-esque. Probably the pose.

Granagan, I think that is supposed to be some sort of alien queen (or princess, your pick), not a tentacle monster.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 22, 2009, 08:15:30 pm
Granagan, I think that is supposed to be some sort of alien queen (or princess, your pick), not a tentacle monster.

Pssst!  Look on the left.   ;D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 22, 2009, 08:24:06 pm
Just one tentacle? come on, the alien queen has more tentacles than that.

It's apparent that they bumped up the rating a bit. I would guess due to 'enhanced cartoon violence'.

Edit: nm, failed to recognize the second one threatening to squeeze the life out of the stupid sidekick to the big space hero.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 23, 2009, 04:08:41 am
There are some great info in SpaceOddity's blog.

http://spaceoddityblog.planets.gamespy.com/

The adventure editor reminds me of the Neverwinter Nights editor where you could make your own quests, place buildings, creatures, etc. But this seems a lot simpler.

Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Yuu on January 23, 2009, 04:11:49 am
Finally, we can make mission where our bear creature can stalk on little alien children.

Also, the guy's armor looks a bit like a HEV suit.



Must... not... hype...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on January 23, 2009, 04:22:49 am
hers a gamespot (or is it gamestop?) interview with lucy bradshaw on the expansion pack, posted on you-tube from none other then judhudson.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dweWGMO_7Og&feature=channel
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 23, 2009, 05:07:42 am
HEV suit?

Nothing wrong with taking inspiration from various stuff (which would explain why the big guy seems alot like Buzz Lightyear) since they are pretty much trailblazing here. Yes, I know, the genre is ancient as far as computer games go, but they are trailblazing with Spores new technology.

Anyhow, there doesn't seem much room for hyping as they are suppusedly releasing it soon, like April or something?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on January 23, 2009, 05:12:03 am
as far as complexity goes, it looks like you'll at least be able to place a few dozen objects (from the video, you see one mission with a lot of medieval objects in it.)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Snork on January 23, 2009, 05:38:15 am
So long as I can make a Post-Apocalyptic type Mission, than I'll be happy :)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 23, 2009, 06:58:30 am
So long as I can make a Post-Apocalyptic type Mission, than I'll be happy :)

I'll make it my lifes work to make post-apocalyptic buildings and stuff xD
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Snork on January 23, 2009, 07:24:02 am
I'll have a group of ragdoll's search for a briefcase while fighting vampires in a ruined city after they become LEGENDS.
(Who got the references :D )
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on January 23, 2009, 04:01:11 pm
my dream would be to make a pikmin like mission.

edit the planets surface as much as i can to one of the games levels

plop down a space stage outfitted captain olimar w/out jetpack or weapons if possible.

plop down about a dozen pikmin creatures (maybe more or less depending on complexity) and set them to follow you (if possible) and attack all npc characters when they see them.

plop down pikmin themed animals for enemies.

plop down some plants and make them epic sized (if possible)

plop down some building made to look like some common small everyday items (glass bottle, pencil, pc mouse, glass, ect.).

finally hydro's human epic-sized for the boss.  :D


maybe this could help tide me over till pikmin 3 (crosses fingers and hopes he can do the above.)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Darth Grievi on January 23, 2009, 04:04:26 pm
Do want!

However, I'll do my best to not get over-hyped over this.

But it's hard!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on January 24, 2009, 02:50:23 am
New article about how Spore will beat Little Big Planet here: (under news)

Spore Expansion: Galactic Adventure (http://sporedum.wordpress.com/spore-expansion-galactic-adventure/)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 24, 2009, 06:50:53 am
I'm trying my best not to get hyped for this :-\

i don't even know the creators limitations so i bet that if i get it, i'm going to find it to be simple-not in depth enough.

EDIT:
here is a video:LINK! (http://pc.ign.com/dor/objects/14289835/spore-space-expansion-pack/videos/spore_make_012209.html)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on January 24, 2009, 09:43:05 am
from the wording of that video's title, it makes it look like there will be more to come to show off galactic adventures.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 24, 2009, 09:52:14 am
so you can place vehicles, but will they drive and fight?
i hope so
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on January 24, 2009, 09:58:27 am
maybe you will be able to hi-jack a vehicle and drive around in it and use it's weapons?

don't want to get TOO hyped up about this though. looks like it's more of a space phase version of creature phase. looks like you can do that little mini-game from creature phase to befriend people.

nevermind, i'm very hyped up for this. even if the editor ends up being dumbed down and crappy, i'll still have many hours of fun playing through all of your missions, and any good ones i find on the sporepedia.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 24, 2009, 10:00:41 am
maybe you will be able to hi-jack a vehicle and drive around in it and use it's weapons?
WOAH dont get too carried away ::)
we dont even know if they will be npcs
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Snork on January 24, 2009, 11:26:01 am
Any word if there are any limitations?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: AuraBoyX on January 24, 2009, 11:56:42 am
There once was a game called Spore,
Who's fans over-hyped it galore.

They imagined so much and got all excited
Then the game was released and all the fans flighted.

For some were let down and turned to aggression,
You would think that the lot would have learned a good lesson.

Watch out for the hype-monster it's a bad beast,
JUST WAIT 'TIL THE GAME IS RELEASED!!!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on January 24, 2009, 01:35:02 pm
Hey guys, let's not speculate.

Not again.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Snork on January 24, 2009, 01:35:57 pm
Not Ever.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on January 24, 2009, 02:11:46 pm
then we might as well not post at all till the expansion comes out.

in that case, bye everyone.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 24, 2009, 03:19:53 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R4l_DLeoR0

My dream mission would to do a "Prison Escape (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=2977.0)" one like we did in the Gaming Steve Spore Fan-Fic sub-forum. I would make little cells and have Boababs guards try to get you. Maybe even have the ability to release prisoners both nice and hostile.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on January 24, 2009, 03:23:45 pm
I'd be really nice if we did an RP with all the old creatures again. I miss those days and regret I took little part in them.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Hydromancerx on January 24, 2009, 03:30:01 pm
I'd be really nice if we did an RP with all the old creatures again. I miss those days and regret I took little part in them.

I would be interested in doing it if we did it comic book picture style rather than a bunch of text. I also would really like to have the old universe characters in it like Nauceans, Sombreons, Torpal, ViS, Kazea, Quillarian, Boababs, etc.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: ProfPendragon on January 24, 2009, 07:05:37 pm
Hey, hype is what Sporefans do best. ^.^  It's hard not to fall back into the old ways. 

That being said, this does look like alot of fun. 
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 24, 2009, 08:32:52 pm
i enjoyed waiting for the game more than the game itself.

odd?
i think so.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on January 24, 2009, 08:54:20 pm
Time to spread some doubt. (http://kotaku.com/5138533/spore-honcho-we-toats-pwn-lbp-for-user-content)

Nevermind the article. Spore surely beats LPB compared to content. (no duh!) Read the comments and hope Maxis can one day give them a slap in the face.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Yuu on January 25, 2009, 02:59:16 am
Man, if only the US one day gets a gamer president. :(
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on January 25, 2009, 05:21:36 am
well, obama's daughters do actually have a wii in the white house, and obama was able to play it once. ;D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 25, 2009, 07:35:45 am
Man, if only the US one day gets a gamer president. :(

Obama is almost in the right generation. He is in the same generation as Bill Gates, I think. Given a few decades, those in the gaming generation will be old enough to be president.

Anyhow, as far as that Jail RPG, I'd certainly like to join in, although I really haven't done much in the spore RP section. A couple of my creations would serve as a nice addition in there. Possibly as staff or other.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 25, 2009, 07:59:42 am
off the presidential topic, Spore may have more content, but will the expansion have quality to match?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on January 25, 2009, 08:01:03 am
...and will it be bug free, like spore wasn't?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 25, 2009, 08:07:59 am
off the presidential topic, Spore may have more content, but will the expansion have quality to match?

Yea, I went off topic there, but I went back ontopic.

@Vonboy: Nothing is ever truly bug free on first release, partially because of the huge range of computer setups, so there are bound to be conflicts somewhere. Still, I agree with you on that, hopefully it will be as bug free as it can be, or rather should be.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 25, 2009, 08:12:38 am
i dont know about remaking the Jail RPG.
i dont think it can be done and you keep thinking about it, you guys will overhype it again :-\
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 25, 2009, 08:28:40 am
Yea, we don't know about the full capabilities yet.

Anyways, since one of the things said you can build your own planets. I wonder if you will have some sort of environment suit for those worlds which have an unbreathable atmosphere (T0 type to maybe marginally T1) or no atmosphere at all? In all the videos we've seen, the creatures have been on worlds with a breathable atmosphere.

Just a thought I had, but I'll be happy if it replaces the bad holoscout that we currently have. Although those weapons will be useful against any predators that decide you would make a tasty dinner. A personal cloaking device of some kind would be good as well.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on January 25, 2009, 08:31:36 am
The only thing I'm wanting to know is how much you can write for NPCs' dialogue. I never got the hang of the Neverwinter Nights adventure toolset at all, but I used to love making the conversation trees (which tended to devolve into arguments).

Whilst I'm sure full blown complicated conversation trees will be too much for Spore, both for the game's aesthetic and the kind of editors we get given, it'd be nice to at least know how little/much I can write.  :)

I'm also annoyed because they haven't mentioned having more than one spaceship like everyone else in the universe, so I'm guessing they didn't put that in. Bah!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 25, 2009, 08:37:09 am
It may still be possible to have more than one spaceship, they aren't going to reveal everything now.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 25, 2009, 08:48:04 am
personally, i think rocket launcher should be toned down a bit.

in the videos we have seen, it send the target flying upwards, no matter how big.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Qwwe on January 25, 2009, 09:06:03 am
Mmkay, this thread got my interest back up in spore, thanks guys!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 25, 2009, 11:36:36 am
CAN IT BE?!
SNOW?!
in this video it shows of some snow at 1:24.
it was also shown at 2:52.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD7VYduyqP0

and here is an interview giving some good shots of the editor
http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/sporegalacticadventures/video/6203549/spore-galactic-adventures-interview-2?hd=1
as of now, i need to stop getting hyped!!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: UFO King on January 25, 2009, 11:47:17 am
CAN IT BE?!
SNOW?!
in this video it shows of some snow at 1:24.
it was also shown at 2:52.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DD7VYduyqP0
Maybe. But I hope so! All that time in the Creature, Tribal and Civ stages and you'd think there would be some weather!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 25, 2009, 11:47:48 am
yeah, the most i ever got was rain >:(
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: UFO King on January 25, 2009, 11:49:02 am
yeah, the most i ever got was rain >:(
There's rain? I never noticed.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 25, 2009, 11:50:43 am
yeah, i got a single shower in creature and one in tribal, but only in one of my games.
on my Pytons, i never got anything.

i am glad to hear there will be multi-planet quests, and from that interview, it seems you can give creatures dialogue :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Snork on January 25, 2009, 11:59:00 am
*Slaps Skyward*
Get it together man! Stop Hyping!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grangan on January 25, 2009, 12:11:32 pm
hype hype hype hype hype
takes breath
hype hype hype hype hype



sodoyouthinkthatthisexpansionwillliketotallymakesporethebestgameeverintheentireuniversemaybeevenbetternodefinitelybetterthanhaloorsimcityoranythingelsebecauseicertainlythinksoibetitwillincludewatercreaturesandeveryotherfeaturewewant

hype hype hype hype hype
takes breath
hype hype hype hype hype
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Slartibartfast on January 25, 2009, 12:28:21 pm
CAN IT BE?!
SNOW?!
in this video it shows of some snow at 1:24.
it was also shown at 2:52.
The ground being white is not the same as snow.

i am glad to hear there will be multi-planet quests, and from that interview, it seems you can give creatures dialogue :D
*shoots Skyward in the knees*   
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on January 25, 2009, 12:32:32 pm
Skyward! Don't let it control you! Skyward! NOOOOOO!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Poised on January 25, 2009, 12:35:40 pm
Adventure creater ?????
That could possible be the most brilliant thing to add to spore, it could backfire offcause, but this could be really brilliant.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 25, 2009, 12:41:09 pm
uh...guys...im not that hyped... :P
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: SkyShadowing on January 25, 2009, 03:50:00 pm
uh...guys...im not that hyped... :P

HE'S IN DENIAL!

*pulls out a tazer*
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 25, 2009, 04:00:30 pm
some how i saw that one coming ::)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 25, 2009, 04:53:08 pm
CAN IT BE?!
SNOW?!
in this video it shows of some snow at 1:24.
it was also shown at 2:52.
The ground being white is not the same as snow.

i am glad to hear there will be multi-planet quests, and from that interview, it seems you can give creatures dialogue :D
*shoots Skyward in the knees*   

True on the first one, but look again at the second one, there is a kind of 'snowfall' effect. It looks similar to the dust or leaf effect.

As far as multi-planet quests, we can make some epic adventures out of that. Having branching options might be asking too much of it however.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grazony on January 25, 2009, 04:57:00 pm
That snow effect part reminded me of Star Wars.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kenobro on January 25, 2009, 04:58:32 pm
That snow effect part reminded me of Star Wars.
Strange, me too.


I think this wiill be a good EXPANSION.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 25, 2009, 05:00:03 pm
*Pulls out the anti-hype bat*
*looks at kenobro*
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grazony on January 25, 2009, 05:03:12 pm
*Holds back Skyward*
Don't do it!
*gives anti-hype bat with nail in it*
Ok now do it.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 25, 2009, 05:04:58 pm
That snow effect part reminded me of Star Wars.
Strange, me too.

Same thing as well, although it was the structures along with the ice landscape that reminded me of Hoth.

Since we can actually sculpt our planets to infinity, it should be (relatively) easy to reconstruct more realistic planets. Hopefully they have done away with some of the terraforming and scuplting related glitches.

lol Grazony.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Genusaus on January 25, 2009, 06:11:14 pm
Time to try and anti-hype you all by being negative:

To be honest it looks like the creature game with just a bunch of buildings thrown around in the background.

I mean come on, in the video the only thing that they went BERSERK on was that you had a jet pack while on the surface, wow great, fire spewing off a piece of metal on my back, exhilarating...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on January 25, 2009, 06:24:40 pm
*joins in*

And look how awfully shallow those missions are. Maybe you're just limited to yes or no answers. The editor for it must be so watered down you can't even place more than 10 buildings on a planet. What's worse is that they don't do anything but sit there and look pretty. And all the enemies probably have a really lame AI. And if it's on hard they're really cheap and overpowered. And you probably have to spend your time earning all those power ups doing repetitive and monotonous things. Just like finding parts in creature stage.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Gauphastus on January 25, 2009, 06:34:41 pm
(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1266/derjo4.png)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on January 25, 2009, 06:38:32 pm
I am so mesmerized by you Gauph...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Null on January 25, 2009, 08:27:16 pm
Well, tell me how this turns out. This is how I see it: The missions editor will be either very flexible and able to do detailed things, which will be very complex and thus NOT easy to pick up and do and thus seem more like work. Or it will be too easy and thus overly simplistic and thus too limited to do anything interesting.

If its too hard, most thing out there will be crap. If it is too easy, all of it will be. Will they strike the right balance? I dunno, that's gotta be tricky and right now my faith in their ability to do that is insufficient to make me very hopeful.

Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Judhudson on January 25, 2009, 08:28:09 pm
(http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1266/derjo4.png)

Hahaha, did you draw that?  That's pretty good :D  Thanks for the laugh, I needed it.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 25, 2009, 08:32:55 pm
Well, tell me how this turns out. This is how I see it: The missions editor will be either very flexible and able to do detailed things, which will be very complex and thus NOT easy to pick up and do and thus seem more like work. Or it will be too easy and thus overly simplistic and thus too limited to do anything interesting.

If its too hard, most thing out there will be crap. If it is too easy, all of it will be. Will they strike the right balance? I dunno, that's gotta be tricky and right now my faith in their ability to do that is insufficient to make me very hopeful.



Even if it's semi-hard, a tutorial will pop up sooner or later.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on January 25, 2009, 08:38:05 pm
Well you see, hard doesn't really describe whether it's a challenging and addicting kind of hard or an annoying turn offy hard.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Null on January 25, 2009, 08:47:07 pm
I remember the Sim city 3000 unlimited scenario editor. Well, not really. But I do remember that I couldn't make heads or tails of the thing and so I never used it (perhaps because I was little and had the attention span of a lightning bolt. But still'). That is the kind of hard I am thinking of, and I never did use spore's music editor, but that is probably just me. I couldn't make anything useful off it, but I never was all that motivated to try either. Again, just me but a tutorial for an advanced program makes it easier to understand but that won't make it a snap. Did anyone else pick up a mod kit for a game you liked just to put it down again?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Genusaus on January 25, 2009, 08:58:53 pm
What about Procedurally Generated adventures!

Wait I forgot... when exactly did Procedural Generation and Spore split apart?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Gauphastus on January 25, 2009, 09:04:34 pm
image

Hahaha, did you draw that?  That's pretty good :D  Thanks for the laugh, I needed it.

Nah, not me.
It's an edit of the original (right here) (http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/9376/1226301533394va5.png), basically the perfect example of a troll.  :P

I swear I saw it posted on the forum somewhere.

Buuuut anyway...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 25, 2009, 09:31:56 pm
The editor for it must be so watered down you can't even place more than 10 buildings on a planet. What's worse is that they don't do anything but sit there and look pretty.
From what I've seen from the videos, it's 10 different buildings (and 10 vehicles, creatures, etc.) on that planet, but you can place as many of them as the complexity limit will allow.  But yeah, I'll repeat what I said before.  If you don't like Spore before, this isn't going to make you like it now. 

Wait I forgot... when exactly did Procedural Generation and Spore split apart?

It never did.  How do you think all the content (individually) fits in a 30kB PNG?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: SkyShadowing on January 26, 2009, 05:30:49 am
If you look in one of the videos, you'll see there are arrows at the bottom of the pages, thus allowing for more than ten types of each thing on a planet.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Petike on January 26, 2009, 05:40:57 am
What about Procedurally Generated adventures!

Wait I forgot... when exactly did Procedural Generation and Spore split apart?
When you started to believe that procedural programming is another word for "awesome diversity", while it is just a programming method that is still in the core of Spore's programming.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 26, 2009, 06:10:07 am
If you look in one of the videos, you'll see there are arrows at the bottom of the pages, thus allowing for more than ten types of each thing on a planet.

Yeah, you're right.  I guess the arrows only appear when you fill up the first ten slots and need more pages, since they're not there initially.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 26, 2009, 07:03:30 am
If you look in one of the videos, you'll see there are arrows at the bottom of the pages, thus allowing for more than ten types of each thing on a planet.

Yeah, you're right.  I guess the arrows only appear when you fill up the first ten slots and need more pages, since they're not there initially.

Yeah, I noticed it too when I first saw the video :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 26, 2009, 10:02:21 am
If you look in one of the videos, you'll see there are arrows at the bottom of the pages, thus allowing for more than ten types of each thing on a planet.

Yeah, you're right.  I guess the arrows only appear when you fill up the first ten slots and need more pages, since they're not there initially.

Yeah, I noticed it too when I first saw the video :D

Which means.... that there is a potentially unlimited number of things you can have on a planet. Well, not truly unlimited, but the limit is likely a high number, a few hundred. The limit definetly would be lower than 1000 since there just aren't going to be a thousand of any particular object on a planet.

I'm thinking of all kinds of possibilities. Hopefully we can make tunnel/cave like areas, just stick a large roof over a ditch in the ground. Although there had better be light sources (either on the cieling or carried by our creature) or our creatures are going to have to develop night vision.

Also, I believe that this could open up all kinds of modding/item creation possibilities. Depending on how easily this stuff can be modded.

I remember some time back that someone had an idea for a sort of arena to fight our creatures in, I can see this happening, not quite sure how though.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 26, 2009, 10:11:31 am
If you look in one of the videos, you'll see there are arrows at the bottom of the pages, thus allowing for more than ten types of each thing on a planet.

Yeah, you're right.  I guess the arrows only appear when you fill up the first ten slots and need more pages, since they're not there initially.

Yeah, I noticed it too when I first saw the video :D

Which means.... that there is a potentially unlimited number of things you can have on a planet. Well, not truly unlimited, but the limit is likely a high number, a few hundred. The limit definetly would be lower than 1000 since there just aren't going to be a thousand of any particular object on a planet.

I'm thinking of all kinds of possibilities. Hopefully we can make tunnel/cave like areas, just stick a large roof over a ditch in the ground. Although there had better be light sources (either on the cieling or carried by our creature) or our creatures are going to have to develop night vision.

Also, I believe that this could open up all kinds of modding/item creation possibilities. Depending on how easily this stuff can be modded.

I remember some time back that someone had an idea for a sort of arena to fight our creatures in, I can see this happening, not quite sure how though.

I was looking over that art book that came with the Galactic edition and there was this planet that had cheese-like brown rocks and it looked awesome, I guess that with the planet editor we'll have some kind of control over rocks. If not, we can always make rock structures with the building editor and then place them around which will allow for awesome planets :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on January 26, 2009, 12:45:47 pm
I found another preview (its in news):

Spore Expansion: Galactic Adventures (http://sporedum.net/spore-expansion-galactic-adventure/)

Also, DarkDragon, one of your links in the spore mod index at sporemods takes you to the wrong one.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 26, 2009, 01:09:29 pm
Sounds like there is a huge amount of control over the planets we create. I'm not sure if the author of that newest article isn't exaggerating a little bit.

They (Maxis I think) are concerned about the same thing we are as far as quality. We can always pick stuff we made here.

The overall description of the stuff sounds like it's relatively complex. Theres stuff like setting the attitude/pose (angry, scared, aggressive, pompus, I may be elaborating here) and there is mention of a planet covering city (Coruscant or Beyon City anyone? :) ).

Still, making a quality scenario/adventure also means taking the time in making it. I hope they don't do something like scripts which they had for the AOE series scenario creators. I liked making stuff with it, but found the script stuff kind of clunky.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on January 26, 2009, 01:11:37 pm
With new planets you can first choose your atmosphere and your temperature and some other option which may be sea level, you have all the normal terrain tools from the space age plus more, and you can choose exactly where EVERY goes, including flora.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 26, 2009, 01:16:39 pm
Well, depending on the scenario I'm making, I may just scatter the flora at random. Still, I can see how we could make dense forests/jungles using that, which btw, creature stage is definetly lacking. Yea there are nice wooded groves and occasionally a small forest, but no sense of a thick forest or jungle.

Also, an adventure planet perhaps doesn't have to be missions, it can just be a place of beauty.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Petike on January 26, 2009, 01:18:08 pm
If you look in one of the videos, you'll see there are arrows at the bottom of the pages, thus allowing for more than ten types of each thing on a planet.

Yeah, you're right.  I guess the arrows only appear when you fill up the first ten slots and need more pages, since they're not there initially.

Yeah, I noticed it too when I first saw the video :D

Which means.... that there is a potentially unlimited number of things you can have on a planet. Well, not truly unlimited, but the limit is likely a high number, a few hundred. The limit definetly would be lower than 1000 since there just aren't going to be a thousand of any particular object on a planet.
Or maybe there is a 11th slot, and nothing else.


THOU SHALT NOT HYPE!!!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Gzillafan1 on January 26, 2009, 01:35:57 pm
Does anyone know if we are now able to pick planets made from the planet editor to play in the creature stage? Cause im going to be making lots of realistic planets.Im going to be fooling around with the adventure editors too but the main focus for me is the planets.What im saying is that if im at the main menu,can I start a new game on a planet that I made in the planet editor?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: emmet on January 26, 2009, 01:38:16 pm
Gzillafan1, we don't have the game either, how would we know?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Gzillafan1 on January 26, 2009, 01:43:21 pm
Haha,I know that.Im asking if anyone has heard it in a video or read it in an interview.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on January 26, 2009, 01:48:04 pm
Signs point to no. It seems planets that are made will be strictly for creatures already in space phase.

This could be a suggestion for Maxis though. They could add a cheat that lets you select a planet. Though any other articles that were added to the planet such as buildings and whatnot would automatically be removed.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on January 26, 2009, 01:50:10 pm
I don't believe it is possible, at least not from what we have seen.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Gzillafan1 on January 26, 2009, 01:53:35 pm
Thank you guys for your answers  :)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on January 26, 2009, 01:53:40 pm
You also have to remember that Maxis limits the criteria of a starting planet to a T3 with a specific land/ocean ratio. So I highly doubt it.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 26, 2009, 02:14:32 pm
If you look in one of the videos, you'll see there are arrows at the bottom of the pages, thus allowing for more than ten types of each thing on a planet.

Yeah, you're right.  I guess the arrows only appear when you fill up the first ten slots and need more pages, since they're not there initially.

Yeah, I noticed it too when I first saw the video :D

Which means.... that there is a potentially unlimited number of things you can have on a planet. Well, not truly unlimited, but the limit is likely a high number, a few hundred. The limit definetly would be lower than 1000 since there just aren't going to be a thousand of any particular object on a planet.

I'm thinking of all kinds of possibilities. Hopefully we can make tunnel/cave like areas, just stick a large roof over a ditch in the ground. Although there had better be light sources (either on the cieling or carried by our creature) or our creatures are going to have to develop night vision.

Also, I believe that this could open up all kinds of modding/item creation possibilities. Depending on how easily this stuff can be modded.

I remember some time back that someone had an idea for a sort of arena to fight our creatures in, I can see this happening, not quite sure how though.

I was looking over that art book that came with the Galactic edition and there was this planet that had cheese-like brown rocks and it looked awesome, I guess that with the planet editor we'll have some kind of control over rocks. If not, we can always make rock structures with the building editor and then place them around which will allow for awesome planets :D
i know its a late response, sue me.

however, i did notice those cool rock formation and i thought it would be awesome to see them too ;D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: martyk on January 26, 2009, 02:22:08 pm
I'm trying my best not to get hyped for this :-\

i don't even know the creators limitations so i bet that if i get it, i'm going to find it to be simple-not in depth enough.

EDIT:
here is a video:LINK! (http://pc.ign.com/dor/objects/14289835/spore-space-expansion-pack/videos/spore_make_012209.html)


Guys, did anyone else notice?  2:10 in this video, planet editor!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 26, 2009, 03:15:39 pm
I see it, its really brief though. Looks like you can be pretty precise on where you want the slider.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Null on January 26, 2009, 05:10:53 pm
Cool. Can they make the terraforming already there work too so we can make water worlds(even if we cant live on them or use them)? or have I been under a rock?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: SpaceOddity on January 26, 2009, 11:15:07 pm
I'm trying my best not to get hyped for this :-\

i don't even know the creators limitations so i bet that if i get it, i'm going to find it to be simple-not in depth enough.

EDIT:
here is a video:LINK! (http://pc.ign.com/dor/objects/14289835/spore-space-expansion-pack/videos/spore_make_012209.html)


Guys, did anyone else notice?  2:10 in this video, planet editor!

In case you guys didn't see the detailed walk-through video: Click here (http://spaceoddityblog.planets.gamespy.com/?p=1062)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 27, 2009, 05:19:14 am
You can make friendly epics! The purple one is doing the baby-nuzzle animation just as an even bigger epic walks in and stomps on something.

There is an incredible amount of detail and control in planet creation. You can even have plants be on a planet that would otherwise be T0 and hostile to life, at least I think so. Take a look at about 2:14, you can see one of those hot acid clouds pass by along the bottom of the screen and at 5:30 you can see one of those lava geysers.

I think he said something about not really wanting that black ground where his buidings are.

I think Maxis is hyping it up for us as they are showing us the possibilities, lol!

I have an idea of making a true 'zoo' planet, which literally IS a zoo. Just have to find a way to make epics not act all lovey but not spit fire at people.

Blargh, I've got the hype bug, lol.....
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grazony on January 27, 2009, 05:34:16 am
I don't see it as hyping, I see it as hoping. Beside I have a dream.... a dream of a Jurassic Park style zoo... with epic creatures break out of their cages and spore aliens running everywhere scared. Yeah that would be hyping.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Ichthyostega on January 27, 2009, 06:19:48 am
If you guys listen closely at the video posted at SpaceOddity's blog, the size of the parts matter! If you had short claw-blades, then you use less energy and swiping is a quick attack. If you had large claw-blades, then it would use a lot of energy but it would be terribly efficient.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 27, 2009, 06:33:47 am
You don't actually have to listen closely, you just have to listen.  :P

So, if they can do that for space stage, they can do that for creature phase.  I think that could easily make creature phase more fun.  They'll most likely do a creature phase expansion next, if they are sticking with single stages for expansions.  Though, I wouldn't mind a miscellaneous expansion which adds a bunch of features to the entire game.  Things that carry over from one stage to the next and have more meaning. 
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 27, 2009, 07:24:52 am
If you guys listen closely at the video posted at SpaceOddity's blog, the size of the parts matter! If you had short claw-blades, then you use less energy and swiping is a quick attack. If you had large claw-blades, then it would use a lot of energy but it would be terribly efficient.

Cool, so there will be some strategy at play here.

Also, in one of the videos, there is some kind of insect summon attack (it looks like a cloud of flying insects). I didn't really expect Maxis to put magic based attacks in the game. But then again, given how technologically advanced space stage is suppoused to be, we can always say it's a swarm of nanomachines or a swarm of microbots.

I know, I know, Spore isn't exactly realistic, but I didn't expect them to go as far as magic. However, you know the saying, 'An advanced technology will seem like magic to those who don't understand it'. That's not the exact saying, but you guys probably get the idea and that saying could apply here for the space stage.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Ichthyostega on January 27, 2009, 07:36:07 am
If you guys listen closely at the video posted at SpaceOddity's blog, the size of the parts matter! If you had short claw-blades, then you use less energy and swiping is a quick attack. If you had large claw-blades, then it would use a lot of energy but it would be terribly efficient.

Cool, so there will be some strategy at play here.

Also, in one of the videos, there is some kind of insect summon attack (it looks like a cloud of flying insects). I didn't really expect Maxis to put magic based attacks in the game. But then again, given how technologically advanced space stage is suppoused to be, we can always say it's a swarm of nanomachines or a swarm of microbots.

I know, I know, Spore isn't exactly realistic, but I didn't expect them to go as far as magic. However, you know the saying, 'An advanced technology will seem like magic to those who don't understand it'. That's not the exact saying, but you guys probably get the idea and that saying could apply here for the space stage.

They could easily store the insectoids in some sort of breeding kit and dispensing them when needed. But I would agree that using small, flying nanotechnologcial drones resembling insects would be more plausible than using insects from Earth. But also, they're summoning them, not magically making them.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 08:22:57 am
Personally what I'd be interested in in a new expansion would be a space equivelent of Epics.  For that purpose, I invented Cosmic Horrors.
According to Spore, Epics go through several stages-
Lone creatures.  When you extinct a species, sometimes some of them will be left behind.
Evventually, one or more of these may become rogues.
Occasionally, a Rogue will become an Epic.  Very rarely, an Epic will get hit with a mysterious ray from the sun.  This begins his cosmic horror transformation.
The Epic will, after a few years, become a Cosmic Epic.  Cosmic Epics float on their planet, are a lot creepier than epics (their legs are procedurally taken off as well as their eyes, and all parts are warped to creepier versions), and have about 2.5 times as much health.  Their attacks on space ships are several times as strong.   A few more years, and it will become an Epic Horror.  They still just float on a planet, but they have 10 times as much health as a Cosmic Epic and can one-hit weaker spaceships.  They are also even creepier than Cosmic Epics.  Finally, the Epic Horror becomes far, far larger, larger than even the Spore planets, and its health increases to ridiculous extent.  It will float from solar system to Solar System, eating planets unstoppably.  It can one-hit anything, even if you have a sheild activated.  Just to show how large they are, you can land on them.  However, a quick cutscene immeadiately follows in which you are absorbed into its very skin.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 27, 2009, 08:27:49 am
Stuff about wanting to have an epic that is unstoppable, completely ruining your game by eating up planets. 

Uh, no.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 08:29:09 am
They are very, very rare and eat planets at a highly slow pace.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grazony on January 27, 2009, 08:39:02 am
Still that a bit.. How should I say this.... Extreme, I mean one hit anything and nearly indestructible? What happens if one chooses your home planet? Before you can set a colony? Besides one planet buster to the face and it down for the count.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 08:43:01 am
Planet busters just barely damage it.  I'm thinking like 100 pbs would probably kill it.
And they'd be coded not to select your home planet.  Probably they'll even be coded not to form until you're already a pretty big empire.
They have one weakness though, though they'll probably kill you before you can finish using it- happy rays.  Super-happy-ray it for about 30 seconds and it's dead.  Unfortunately, every time you leave, it heals damage rapidly so you can't do it in multiple sessions.

You should be lucky I didn't mention my previous idea for them to come in three sizes, one of which eats planets, one of which eats stars, and one of which eats about a dozen stars every second.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grazony on January 27, 2009, 08:46:24 am
*glares* >:(
No.
*jumps on Grangan head and proceeds to eat face off*
NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM!!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kenobro on January 27, 2009, 08:48:16 am
2.5 times as much health and 100 planet busters?  No...  Just no.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 27, 2009, 08:48:53 am
Well, since Galactic Adventures expands on the space stage I'm wondering if:

1. Will we be able to create fleets now?
2. With the planet editor, will we be able to create completely new planets from scratch?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 08:54:50 am
That's the cosmic epic Kenobro that has 2.5 times as much health.
I basically like Epics in creature because it gives me something to be afraid of, something I don't want to run into, something that I can't just turn around and attack back, something that I need to run from... I feel like space is lacking that.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 27, 2009, 08:57:26 am
That's the cosmic epic Kenobro that has 2.5 times as much health.
I basically like Epics in creature because it gives me something to be afraid of, something I don't want to run into, something that I can't just turn around and attack back, something that I need to run from... I feel like space is lacking that.

So basically Spore needs colliding galaxies, actually dangerous black holes, gamma ray bursts and stuff like that? :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 27, 2009, 09:01:18 am
DarkDragon:

1.  I'm going to say no fleets just because there really isn't any connection between that and the adventure planets, which seem to be what the expansion is all about.
2.  Yes, but you don't actually get to say where they show up in your galaxy.  I'm not sure if you can make it a spice planet or not.  I would say no.

Grangan, how about when you play your game, every time you get killed, you quit and delete that save game.  That'll really give you something to be afraid of. 
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 09:02:58 am
Not colliding galaxies, but the other two sound good.
And that would just make it artificially difficult Lippy, since my main strategy is attack enemy until either I or them dies, usually me.  Repeat until enemy is dead.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grazony on January 27, 2009, 09:05:27 am
gamma ray bursts

Fantastic four?
*Starts imaging a Torpal Thing*
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 27, 2009, 09:08:33 am
I was hoping that with the planet customization they would make it harder to take over planets so having fleets, deploying air, sea and land units would be a possibility.

You could either:

1. Go there in a big warship and fire a lazor of death that destroys everything, you still get the planet though.
2. Go there in a big mothership, deploy carrier ships, attack ships, etc. Carrier ships would then deploy air, land and sea military, religious or economic units to take over the planet. A ship hierarchy editor would be nice but I know I'm just dreaming.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 27, 2009, 09:16:44 am
I agree, the invulnerable planet eating cosmic horror is extreme ten times over. You may as well stick a black hole in the place of your sun and have the same effect.

@Icthyostega: As I said, it does look initially like magic, until you give it a plausible reason to work. Nanotech bieng a perfectly plausible mechanic behind many of the space stage stuff, like the sculpting tools.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 09:21:29 am
THE COSMIC EPIC DOESN'T EAT PLANETS!
Did you even read my idea?
Epic->Cosmic Epic->Epic Horror->COSMIC GODDAMN HORROR!!!
What is a cosmic horror?  Cthullhu is a cosmic horror!  CALL OF ****ING CTHULLHU!


I get so angry when people **** don't bother to read my **** ideas GODDAMN.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 27, 2009, 09:26:28 am
I edited it, feel better now?

I still stand by my statement that something which is indestructable short of a collapsing universe is too extreme.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 09:29:23 am
It's not indestructable, just really hard to destroy.  You need to super-happy-ray it for five minutes while dodging its attacks.  I'm thinking there would be an achievement for destroying it, like the epic kill achievement.

I thought that the summon swarm used some sort of chemical that attracts insects, like what ants use.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 27, 2009, 09:31:46 am
If they're going to do anything to space phase after this, they need to add an extra layer of complexity to every aspect of the whole phase.  More variety.  More items to trade.  More UFO equipment to buy, which you have to add to your ship in order to use.  More ways of taking over the planets. Like invasion fleets, and religious conversion, each with their own mini/metagame.  More reasons to take over planets such as getting better trade routes, better defense around your home world, etc.  But I don't think we'll see that for a while if at all.  I think the next expansion will be, and I would rather have, an overhaul of the creature phase. 

Grangan, you can't keep adding stuff to it and complain people don't get it. 
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 27, 2009, 09:39:51 am
Calm down man, maybe if you make a new thread for your idea, it would become clearer as it would all be in one post or two. Before you yell at me about not posting in here, it's fine to post in here, I'm just giving a suggestion which might help make things clearer. and no I'm not claiming that you aren't bieng clear, but it will help if all the info is in one place.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 27, 2009, 09:41:37 am
I didn't add stuff to it.  YOU JUST DIDN'T GODDAMN READ IT.
I hate it when twits claim that I'm not being clear when they're NOT EVEN READING WHAT THE **** I'M WRITING.

You started with:
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Finally, the Epic Horror becomes far, far larger, larger than even the Spore planets, and its health increases to ridiculous extent.  It will float from solar system to Solar System, eating planets unstoppably.  It can one-hit anything, even if you have a sheild activated.
Bold is mine. 

People said no to that. 

You added to it, and said it would take 100 planet busters to take it down.

People still said no.

You added to it to it that you would need to use the super happy ray for 5 minutes while dodging its one-hit killing attacks. 

We are reading it.  We do understand it.  We still say no.  Don't get mad that we don't agree with your incredibly extreme idea. 
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 27, 2009, 09:42:39 am
I didn't add stuff to it.  YOU JUST DIDN'T GODDAMN READ IT.
I hate it when twits claim that I'm not being clear when they're NOT EVEN READING WHAT THE **** I'M WRITING.

Calm the **** down :P

Anyways, it would be nice to have some kind of tech creator/editor. Basically you'd have a certain number of Sporebucks to invest and a ton of different actions that can be associated with a certain tech, making combinations of those actions would allow for interesting effects. The more actions the more it would cost, that also depends on what the action does. for example:

Tech: Paradox Happiness
Action 1-1: Happy Ray (value: x)
Action 1-2: Lazer (value: y)
Tech value: x + y

That would kill people while making them happy so they'd have a happy death. It's a really poor example but that's all I could think of right now.
1-1 and 1-2 means that both actions take place at the same time. You could add another step:

Action 2-1: Planet Buster
Action 2-2: Staff of Life

Yet another paradox that would destroy the planet while giving it life AFTER killing people while making them happy.

xD
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on January 27, 2009, 10:10:01 am
I wouldn't say dumb.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grangan on January 27, 2009, 10:17:45 am
How about we get back on the topic?
There are some fictional tools I'd be interested in having:
There's this tool that can turn rocks into water, intended for survival on inhospitable planets.
There's this tool that's basically a life raft that fits inside a button.  Push the button and BOOM there the life raft is.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 27, 2009, 10:20:16 am
We might need to make a new thread for new ideas, since this is a thread specifically about Galactic Adventures.

But just one little extra post.   :D
Anyways, it would be nice to have some kind of tech creator/editor.

I was thinking of something similar, like creating magic spells or potions in Morrowind or Oblivion.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smurfslayer on January 27, 2009, 03:22:45 pm
How about we get back on the topic?
There are some fictional tools I'd be interested in having:
There's this tool that can turn rocks into water, intended for survival on inhospitable planets.
There's this tool that's basically a life raft that fits inside a button.  Push the button and BOOM there the life raft is.
??? How are either of those things on topic?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: emmet on January 27, 2009, 04:29:41 pm
They're not.

So are anyone taking preorders yet?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Darth Grievi on January 27, 2009, 04:31:32 pm
Not me...

Anyone got a release date on this? I've heard March 17, March 20, and March 31
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on January 27, 2009, 05:48:11 pm
I heard 17, but it may not me definite. :-\
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 27, 2009, 06:01:54 pm
On FutureFilms site that he has, there is a listing of stores with release dates. It has Amazon with a release date of March 17th for the US. Since Amazon is pretty accurate with release dates (as would be some other places listed), a release date of the 17th seems pretty likely. There's still no official word of course.

Also, the 17th just happens to be a tuesday, which I believe is more than just a coincidence if they are going to release that day in the US. That is, they are going to make a Sporeday out of it.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on January 27, 2009, 06:17:29 pm
i'm not gonna preorder this. it's not on my "I GOTTA ******* HAVE THIS NOWS!!!11!1" list, so i don't care if i have to wait a few days due to supply issues or something.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 27, 2009, 07:12:19 pm
Keep in mind that shortly after those release dates came out, Lucky got on here and said not to believe them until you hear it from them.  The recent glut of info on the GA says that it's still in alpha.  Can they really finish alpha, then beta, then go gold, and ship it with only about 6 or 7 weeks?  And they also had those lucky few come give them feedback over it, so they need to take that to heart as well.  I'm thinking April at the earliest.  They probably don't want it too close to the release of Sims 3 as well.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 28, 2009, 07:22:20 am
Keep in mind that shortly after those release dates came out, Lucky got on here and said not to believe them until you hear it from them.  The recent glut of info on the GA says that it's still in alpha.  Can they really finish alpha, then beta, then go gold, and ship it with only about 6 or 7 weeks?  And they also had those lucky few come give them feedback over it, so they need to take that to heart as well.  I'm thinking April at the earliest.  They probably don't want it too close to the release of Sims 3 as well.

It's an expansion, not a full game so yeah I believe they can go from alpha to gold by the 17th of March.

Where does it say it's still in alpha?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 28, 2009, 07:31:48 am
Plus I don't think they would have invited some people over to test it out if it was still in alpha. It sounded like they were doing a beta testing of sorts.

Still, Lucky does have a point, the release dates are tentative until you hear official word from them.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 28, 2009, 07:49:51 am
http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/947/947239p1.html (http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/947/947239p1.html)

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But there's still time to add the final polish to Galactic Adventures, as the build we were presented with is only in early alpha phase
Maxis showed it off on January 21, and most of the articles came out the next day.  They could have been shown an old build, but why do that if you have newer better builds?  Then you wouldn't get previews saying how crappy the collision detection is.  Unless the collision detection will always be glitchy.

I know it's "only" an expansion, but it still requires a few weeks lead time for duplication, packaging, and shipping.  That leaves one month of programming, testing, etc.  Spore was rushed out the door too early.  I can only imagine if they release it March 17, this will be rushed out too early as well. 
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 28, 2009, 07:55:36 am
http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/947/947239p1.html (http://au.pc.ign.com/articles/947/947239p1.html)

Quote
But there's still time to add the final polish to Galactic Adventures, as the build we were presented with is only in early alpha phase
Maxis showed it off on January 21, and most of the articles came out the next day.  They could have been shown an old build, but why do that if you have newer better builds?  Then you wouldn't get previews saying how crappy the collision detection is.  Unless the collision detection will always be glitchy.

I know it's "only" an expansion, but it still requires a few weeks lead time for duplication, packaging, and shipping.  That leaves one month of programming, testing, etc.  Spore was rushed out the door too early.  I can only imagine if they release it March 17, this will be rushed out too early as well. 

It wouldn't surprise me :P
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 28, 2009, 08:01:18 am
All the more reason to wait and see before buying. 

And I wonder if they'll release new stuff for everyone before its release, like they did with the exoskeleton limbs and the C&C booster. 
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 28, 2009, 08:04:28 am
Well, the collision detection works quite well in Spore. Although it doesn't have to contend with structures like what would be in the expansion.

If collision detection is the only thing they need to polish up, then a release date in March is possible.

However, I doubt that collision detection is the ONLY thing they need to polish up.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 28, 2009, 08:11:03 am
All the more reason to wait and see before buying. 

And I wonder if they'll release new stuff for everyone before its release, like they did with the exoskeleton limbs and the C&C booster. 

I hope they release the Flora Editor freely along with GA as they did with the exoskeleton limbs along with C&C.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 28, 2009, 08:33:59 am
I hope they release the Flora Editor freely along with GA as they did with the exoskeleton limbs along with C&C.

That's what I'm hoping.  They mentioned that they made 60 new plants that will be shipping with GA.  It would be nice if they made them using the newly finished public flora editor, rather than their internal one. 
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 28, 2009, 08:39:52 am
I hope they release the Flora Editor freely along with GA as they did with the exoskeleton limbs along with C&C.

That's what I'm hoping.  They mentioned that they made 60 new plants that will be shipping with GA.  It would be nice if they made them using the newly finished public flora editor, rather than their internal one. 

It wouldn't surprise me, I mean they did say at some point that the Flora editor would be released soon after Spore as a free addon. The game shipped with an unfinished Flora editor which means they didn't discontinue it, now they're releasing 60 new plants so it wouldn't surprise me if they've finished the Flora editor by now. I don't want to hype it too much though, or I will probably get disappointed.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 28, 2009, 08:44:02 am
I wish I could get rid of those eyeball plants from the sporepedia, I hate those as they are just unrealistic. I never put them on my terraforned worlds.

More plants will definetly be good as unlike creatures, they often reappear on planets all over the place. Creatures will sometimes appear on distant planets, but it's not common like with the plants. Terraformed worlds tend to be an exception though.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 28, 2009, 08:49:41 am
I wish I could get rid of those eyeball plants from the sporepedia, I hate those as they are just unrealistic. I never put them on my terraforned worlds.

More plants will definetly be good as unlike creatures, they often reappear on planets all over the place. Creatures will sometimes appear on distant planets, but it's not common like with the plants. Terraformed worlds tend to be an exception though.

You think of them as unrealistic because they look like eyes, however just because they look like eyes, it doesn't mean they are eyes :P

Personally, I never got the eye plants D:
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 28, 2009, 08:58:06 am
I wish I could get rid of those eyeball plants from the sporepedia, I hate those as they are just unrealistic. I never put them on my terraforned worlds.

More plants will definetly be good as unlike creatures, they often reappear on planets all over the place. Creatures will sometimes appear on distant planets, but it's not common like with the plants. Terraformed worlds tend to be an exception though.

You think of them as unrealistic because they look like eyes, however just because they look like eyes, it doesn't mean they are eyes :P

Personally, I never got the eye plants D:

I know they aren't really eyes, but doesn't stop me from liking them. It's really the only plant type that I don't like. There are a few which are a bit wierd (mostly in color), but I don't mind using them to mix up the plants I use for terraforming.

Honestly though, we do need more plant types, the redwood looking evergreen looks sort of lonely bieng the only non spreading tree.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 28, 2009, 09:13:16 am
I wish I could get rid of those eyeball plants from the sporepedia, I hate those as they are just unrealistic. I never put them on my terraforned worlds.

More plants will definetly be good as unlike creatures, they often reappear on planets all over the place. Creatures will sometimes appear on distant planets, but it's not common like with the plants. Terraformed worlds tend to be an exception though.

You think of them as unrealistic because they look like eyes, however just because they look like eyes, it doesn't mean they are eyes :P

Personally, I never got the eye plants D:

I know they aren't really eyes, but doesn't stop me from liking them. It's really the only plant type that I don't like. There are a few which are a bit wierd (mostly in color), but I don't mind using them to mix up the plants I use for terraforming.

Honestly though, we do need more plant types, the redwood looking evergreen looks sort of lonely bieng the only non spreading tree.

We definitely need the Flora editor along with GA, I have a strong belief that it will be released with GA. My reason being that GA is all about planet customization with the planet editor, the placement of buildings, creatures, etc. The making of adventures... it would just be incomplete without a way to customize the planets flora :P
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 28, 2009, 09:50:49 am
I wish I could get rid of those eyeball plants from the sporepedia, I hate those as they are just unrealistic. I never put them on my terraforned worlds.

More plants will definetly be good as unlike creatures, they often reappear on planets all over the place. Creatures will sometimes appear on distant planets, but it's not common like with the plants. Terraformed worlds tend to be an exception though.

You think of them as unrealistic because they look like eyes, however just because they look like eyes, it doesn't mean they are eyes :P

Personally, I never got the eye plants D:

I know they aren't really eyes, but doesn't stop me from liking them. It's really the only plant type that I don't like. There are a few which are a bit wierd (mostly in color), but I don't mind using them to mix up the plants I use for terraforming.

Honestly though, we do need more plant types, the redwood looking evergreen looks sort of lonely bieng the only non spreading tree.

We definitely need the Flora editor along with GA, I have a strong belief that it will be released with GA. My reason being that GA is all about planet customization with the planet editor, the placement of buildings, creatures, etc. The making of adventures... it would just be incomplete without a way to customize the planets flora :P

I completely agree with you. Although they are kind of breaking on the promise (or apparent promise) that they would do it for free. However, at this point, I don't think many of us would care much if it was free or not as long as it got released. I would definetly like it free, but I'm not going to scream murder and riot if it's not free.

From the stuff we have, it looks like there is a huge variety of possibilities and probably a large number of parts (possibly equivalent to what we have for creatures). We are lacking plants that would look great in certain environments. There are a few that look like they would fit well in an arid environment and at least one (the evergreen tree I previously mentioned) would fit nicely in a cold environment. However most of them look like they would fit in a tropical or temparate climate. Not to mention we could use some non-terran looking plants as the ones we have are more or less based on earth plants.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kenobro on January 28, 2009, 10:30:43 am
Perhaps plant editor will be released in a patch before Galactic Adventures just like exo limbs was before Creepy and Cute.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: AuraBoyX on January 28, 2009, 11:54:22 am
All the more reason to wait and see before buying. 

And I wonder if they'll release new stuff for everyone before its release, like they did with the exoskeleton limbs and the C&C booster. 

Cute and Creepy Booster? I am appalled at my not knowing (or knowing but not connecting the proper brain cells to) what this is...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 28, 2009, 11:57:08 am
All the more reason to wait and see before buying. 

And I wonder if they'll release new stuff for everyone before its release, like they did with the exoskeleton limbs and the C&C booster. 

Cute and Creepy Booster? I am appalled at my not knowing (or knowing but not connecting the proper brain cells to) what this is...

I think he meant the Cute and Creepy pack in general and the exoskeleton stuff that came in the patch at the same time.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on January 28, 2009, 12:05:13 pm
A parts pack like Cute and Creepy is a booster.  Galactic Adventures is an Expansion.  I think Maxis uses the same terminology.  To distinguish between their stuff packs and their full expansions.  I could be wrong. 
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Spore-addict on January 30, 2009, 01:20:53 am
Have a question here.

I am sure that it is hard to answer but here goes.

Lucky is probaly the only one that can answer it.

Does anyone know if the creepy and cute pack is required for the galactic expansion pack?

I mean if you buy the galactic expansion does that mean that all creatures made with stuff from creepy and cute pack is unavailble.

Is it possible to bring in cute and creepy pack items into the galactic stories?

If that is the case then please do not do that...otherwise a lot of player will not be able to play your story. But of course that is up to the designer of his story!

Spore-addict
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Parkaboy on January 30, 2009, 02:12:23 am
Have a question here.

I am sure that it is hard to answer but here goes.

Lucky is probaly the only one that can answer it.

Does anyone know if the creepy and cute pack is required for the galactic expansion pack?

That's not a hard question at all. They said it many times already, and it's on the very page: it only requires Spore. No C&C is needed.

I've never seen a game expansion that required another game expansion. They always require only the base game only.

But some people will make adventures that include creatures made with the C&C. To play those (and only those) adventures, you'll have to get C&C.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 30, 2009, 03:43:45 am
Yeah, for example before I bought C&C I could still see C&C creatures on the Sporepedia, I just couldn't open them.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on January 30, 2009, 04:38:44 am
That's right, not having C&C will only limit the palette of adventures I'd imagine.

I've got C&C, but I'm going to make quite a few 'vanilla' adventures too for those who didn't get C&C.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 30, 2009, 05:27:15 am
Yea, expansions always require the base game. I've never seen an expansion that required another expansion.

Still, I agree, not having the C&C and the exoskeleton (which were in a patch anyway) stuff would restrict the palette for the adventures as far as creatures go.

About time we really started using the term 'vanilla' for Spore. I know its been used a few times and I've said it a few times myself, but its not in common use here.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Parkaboy on January 30, 2009, 07:15:38 am
They'll probably sell some promotional packages including C&C with the EP, and I advise you guys to buy it. Even though I agree with people who say C&C is too expensive for just a few dozen parts, I ended up enjoying those parts very much (especially the new textures!), and if you guys can get it cheap, get it! And not being able to play some adventures will suck even more than not being able to open some creatures.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on January 30, 2009, 07:32:32 am
They'll probably sell some promotional packages including C&C with the EP, and I advise you guys to buy it. Even though I agree with people who say C&C is too expensive for just a few dozen parts, I ended up enjoying those parts very much (especially the new textures!), and if you guys can get it cheap, get it! And not being able to play some adventures will suck even more than not being able to open some creatures.

It's 60 parts, 48 textures and 24 new animations. I got the box right here even though I won't be able to try them out for another week and a half :P
But yeah, it was a bit expensive for the content it had. Although it depends on how you look at it, people think it is expensive because they got 200+ parts and so on for 10€ (the Creature Creator) and they're paying 20€ for much less. If you look at GA which apparently is going to be 30€, C&C does look expensive because it's not as worthy as a full expansion.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on January 30, 2009, 10:46:02 am
I agree, C&C was definitely overpriced. I thought I saw it in a store for £5 and got excited (but even then had to think it over, I'm that stingy), but it turned out to be the regular £10 version. But I just caved in and bought it anyway.  ::)

Although it depends on how you look at it, people think it is expensive because they got 200+ parts and so on for 10€ (the Creature Creator) and they're paying 20€ for much less.

I definitely though that, considering here in the UK the original Creature Creator is half the price of the addon pack it felt really too much to pay.

Either way, thanks guys for reminding me about the exoskeleton limbs, I've got so used to having them now I've forgotten some people might not have patched and got them.  :P

I might use 'vanilla' or 'core Spore' tags for adventures that can be played with just the base game, unpatched and without C&C.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Bonemouse on January 30, 2009, 11:00:04 am
I'm sure installing GA will patch people's games up so they have the exo limbs.

And because I want to be that guy. The Wrath of the Lich King expansion pack requires Burning Crusade expansion pack.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Parkaboy on January 30, 2009, 11:43:15 am
I'm sure installing GA will patch people's games up so they have the exo limbs.

I have secret reasons to believe so.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on January 30, 2009, 12:06:52 pm
I'm sure installing GA will patch people's games up so they have the exo limbs.

I have secret reasons to believe so.

Plus expansions are generally set up to include the latest (prior to the expansion packs release anyway) patch for the core game.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Parkaboy on January 30, 2009, 12:52:33 pm
Was that way with The Sims 2 expansions, I have no reason to believe it will be otherwise.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DylanTK on February 03, 2009, 04:17:02 pm
Galactic Adventures looks like it could be very promising, but has the potential to be very tedious if the AI space civilizations overwhelmingly prefer to offer you adventure missions over the regular base-game quickies... too bad Maxis still hasn't figured out how to fix the Space phase crashes, rendering a space-centric expansion pack completely useless for people like me. :-\

I haven't even bought Cute & Creepy, since I've decided there's no point in spending anymore money on Spore related stuff until I can actually play the damn game. *pulls out a violin and hosts a pity-party for anyone who would care to join*

Seriously though.. Spore was released like 5 months ago, right? You'd think... ah... never mind. *sulks and yearns*
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Spore-addict on February 03, 2009, 08:39:19 pm
I am wondering why they cant release a 3d export tool so with the click of a button we could get files, and meshes directly sent over in a 3d program or just selecting the output folder.

It is possible in the CC with creatures but hard since the content folder is full in the full game to do.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 05, 2009, 01:30:07 am
Am I the only one who never had a problem with Spore? I mean, crash or bug related.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Spore-addict on February 05, 2009, 02:53:32 am
guess you are darkdragon!

I could not log in due to nobody telling me that spore in the name was restricted to maxis staff.

Last day I installed spore i could not install patch 1.3 , it seems to go nowhere...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on February 05, 2009, 05:04:21 am
Patch 1.3 takes forever to install.  I think it took me an hour not including download time. 
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 05, 2009, 05:13:52 am
My game has only crashed once :-\
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 05, 2009, 06:26:48 am
Now that I think of it, my game has crashed a few times but that's because I was messing with mods and stuff :P
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Uroboros on February 05, 2009, 08:29:28 am
Am I the only one who never had a problem with Spore? I mean, crash or bug related.
I never had any problems with Spore, beyond the "old creatures reappearing" thing on the first patches.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 05, 2009, 10:40:19 am
Am I the only one who never had a problem with Spore? I mean, crash or bug related.
I never had any problems with Spore, beyond the "old creatures reappearing" thing on the first patches.

Mine reappeared after I did something on the registry where some had disappeared. But that was with the CC.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Null on February 05, 2009, 02:23:47 pm
very few crashes, it has been a stable game for me.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 05, 2009, 02:30:37 pm
i don't think this has been posted, so here is a video:
http://www.gamepro.com/video/gameplay/132767/spore-galactic-adventures/
it seems to be an older version, but enjoy nonetheless  ;)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: AlfredO on February 06, 2009, 01:09:14 am
Wow, the adventure thing looks really good. It'll certainly breath a lot of life into the game
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Uroboros on February 06, 2009, 03:14:52 am
If it isn't all just about shooting epic creatures, that is...
Still, i'm looking forward to it. Giving me even a limited storytelling tool is akin to handing me a pre-chilled six-pack of pepsi max, a whole mint vienetta, and a fork. In that it is delicious, and I must have it, now. :3
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on February 06, 2009, 05:11:34 am
I think that video is the same as another, or at least it's part of another video. Its not a big deal to me and whats bieng said may be different.

Anyways, I agree with that statement Urobooros, it will be a hell of alot of fun.

I have an idea, if we can share the files online (there may be an online sporepedia section for this), maybe we can make a new spore section that deals with making, sharing, and commenting on these scenarios as they could be called if they were in any other game.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on February 06, 2009, 05:27:20 am
It'd definitely be cool to share these things. There might even be a way in which we could collaborate on bigger campaigns together, like... forming a collection of planets with adventures on them than form a big story if you fit the different pieces together.  :)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 06, 2009, 06:57:09 am
I hope they implement some kind of trigger system so that you can make interplanetary adventures, eg. an adventure on planet B is only available once you've completed or enabled some trigger while on an adventure on planet A.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on February 06, 2009, 10:50:36 am
I hope they implement some kind of trigger system so that you can make interplanetary adventures, eg. an adventure on planet B is only available once you've completed or enabled some trigger while on an adventure on planet A.

That's a good idea, actually. :) So you could have sequels and things like that.

What'd also be awesome (though I'm sure is not in the game and raise my hand guiltily for senseless hyping) is a kind of feature where... after you've done the five 'acts' on a planet, you can come back later and have another five acts on that planet of a continuing story. You could even set how much time had to elapse before the next 'chapter' becomes available.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Mr Man on February 07, 2009, 03:49:55 am
It sorta reminds me of the sandbox mode in Age of Empires. I used to love just faffing around making my own little stories.
The only thing that I'm a little worried about is once you have completed a mission are you going to feel like you have accomplished anything? Say you are battling it out through a fairly tough mission and halfway you think..whats the point. I'm not going to get anything at the end of it.
A reward system could be interesting, but the trouble is a lot of players will probably make very short missions just to get points or whatever you are rewarded with.

I suppose the challenge is to make missions that are engaging and interesting enough to keep the player coming back.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on February 07, 2009, 12:28:14 pm
maybe they'll have some kind of procedural(lol) reward system in place, where your reward depends n the missions difficulty, length, ect. this way the game would just pick what reward you get based on how you made your mission. i don't see how that could be so hard.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 07, 2009, 12:47:00 pm
oops, sorry, just realized that my video was also in Space Oddities blog :-[
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: danidomen on February 07, 2009, 02:55:10 pm
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Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Raz on February 07, 2009, 03:11:26 pm
Wow... that's amazing. I think I actually might re-install spore and get this...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on February 07, 2009, 03:11:29 pm
That pic there shows that we can just hop into an adventure without having to find one ingame, I think this is what everybody has been hoping would happen as far as accessing it.

The text boxes look like you can put whatever you want in it, no clue about interactivity or size limit.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 07, 2009, 03:17:26 pm
That pic there shows that we can just hop into an adventure without having to find one ingame, I think this is what everybody has been hoping would happen as far as accessing it.
where does it say that?
it probably open the adventure tab in the sporepedia
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on February 07, 2009, 03:18:28 pm
from the looks of that first video, it looks like you can place A LOT of stuff down on the planet :D

Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on February 07, 2009, 03:19:45 pm
That pic there shows that we can just hop into an adventure without having to find one ingame, I think this is what everybody has been hoping would happen as far as accessing it.
where does it say that?
it probably open the adventure tab in the sporepedia

That's my analysis of it.... lol.

@Vonboy: Yea, that's a huge maze labrynth down there.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 07, 2009, 03:21:18 pm
oh, i thought you had read it somewhere else :P

anyways, it all looks interesting :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on February 07, 2009, 03:22:44 pm
Very nice.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on February 08, 2009, 04:48:52 am
I've heard or read that the expansion will ship with Maxis-made adventures, so I guess they'd follow a storyline (or a group of stories), but I'm not sure about whether or not they'll go further into the Grox storyline or anything like that. Then again, most of the story is supposed to come from the player in Maxis games.  ;)

Anyway, it's nice to be back to the days of desirously ogling snippets of game footage!  ;D The maze looked pretty impressive, and I was really surprised at how big it was (even though it was easy to cheat and fly over the walls), so I'm hoping we can create some truly huge environs for our quests to play out in (I was worried the complexity bar would restrict us to, say, a clutch of villages strewn around the planet or something).

It's nice to see the dialogue thingy in action too. I'm looking forward to that one.  :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on February 08, 2009, 06:52:09 am
yes, SCREW THE UNBELIEVERS! my high meter is through the roof now!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on February 08, 2009, 06:56:05 am
Yea, I'm not too sure about the complexity of the dialogue. Maybe there won't be a dialogue tree, but you could have as much text as you wanted to.

That screenshot blows wide open the possibility of sharing a scenario and maybe working on it as a team. Not sure about how to share the files, but as long as there is some form of sporepedia access for them.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on February 08, 2009, 09:57:15 am
Yea, I'm not too sure about the complexity of the dialogue. Maybe there won't be a dialogue tree, but you could have as much text as you wanted to.

I'm hoping that's the case. Making dialogue trees was fun (when I dabbled a little and didn't get very far in NWN toolkits), but I can live without as long as there isn't some kind of terrible restriction on how much can be written. I'm planning to have a lot of NPCs in my adventures and even the most mundane of them will have something to say... it just fleshes out a world that way, I feel.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: emmet on February 08, 2009, 11:17:17 am
What I want is multiple endings...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Null on February 08, 2009, 01:19:59 pm
There should be some limit so people don't get bogged down by BLAH BLAH BLAH for simple missions.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kcronos on February 08, 2009, 01:47:55 pm
I say NO! to all limits.

It was the limits that made Spore dissappointing in the first place!

If I want to make an epic story with lots of intrigue, then I should be able to.  If someone doesn't have the attention span to sit through it, then they can play "Save the Princess" instead.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on February 08, 2009, 02:46:04 pm
Exactly... and you could always give adventures a 'very wordy' tag as forewarning or write such a warning in the description.  ;)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Null on February 08, 2009, 03:05:56 pm
That depends if you have a choice to take it or not. If you want to write an encyclopedia on a simple fetch quest go ahead, but I don't want to be forced to have to read it.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kcronos on February 08, 2009, 03:25:17 pm
I would love to read a whole encyclopedia in a fetch quest if the world it is set in is interesting enough.  The type of mission is irrelevant.  It is the setting, the plot, the creations of the creator, that are important.  Limiting that would be very wrong indeed.

Besides, saying that something sucks just because it is "too long" is very ignorant.  It is the content which matters.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: darkwanderer on February 08, 2009, 03:53:59 pm
That depends if you have a choice to take it or not. If you want to write an encyclopedia on a simple fetch quest go ahead, but I don't want to be forced to have to read it.

the point of this expansion i believe is to make the missions more fun by allowing players to make missions, so we dont have to do "simple fetch quests". it is because of quests like these that games get slated, id rather get a staff for someone in a really well crafted story and feel involved, as opposed to just getting them a staff.

you can always skip the dialogue.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Uroboros on February 08, 2009, 05:08:27 pm
I say NO! to all limits.
Unfortunately, I don't think we're far enough into the Civ stage to have deveoped into the 'Infinite-ghz processing' research tree yet...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on February 08, 2009, 05:10:46 pm
I say NO! to all limits.
Unfortunately, I don't think we're far enough into the Civ stage to have deveoped into the 'Infinite-ghz processing' research tree yet...

lol, you know what he meant though. :)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Null on February 08, 2009, 05:32:41 pm
Quote
I would love to read a whole encyclopedia in a fetch quest if the world it is set in is interesting enough.  The type of mission is irrelevant.  It is the setting, the plot, the creations of the creator, that are important.  Limiting that would be very wrong indeed.

Besides, saying that something sucks just because it is "too long" is very ignorant.  It is the content which matters.

I say you are quite wrong. An interesting story makes a good mission great, it does not make a crappy mission good. I dont care how interesting someone's stories are- if your missions are crap it is like spreading sugar over dog poo. It's still crap either way. I still want to play the game and have fun doing it. An interesting story is entertaining but my ability to be entertained by a random user's writing is limited except in exceptional cases. I want to play spore more than I want to read about it.  A mission quest is no substitute for an RP.

So yes, it is the content that matters. Of the game.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kcronos on February 08, 2009, 05:36:25 pm
If a mission is crap, then it does not matter what type of dialoge it has anyway.
If a mission is good, then the amount of dialogue won't change that.

If a mission is crap because there is a limit on the dialogue, then there is a problem.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Null on February 08, 2009, 05:40:54 pm
The quality of dialogue is more important than the amount I say. An excessive amount that takes 5 minuits reading would be a detriment to the game experience rather than an asset.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Arachoid on February 08, 2009, 07:25:38 pm
I say NO! to all limits.
Unfortunately, I don't think we're far enough into the Civ stage to have deveoped into the 'Infinite-ghz processing' research tree yet...

Winnar!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kcronos on February 08, 2009, 09:12:34 pm
The quality of dialogue is more important than the amount I say. An excessive amount that takes 5 minuits reading would be a detriment to the game experience rather than an asset.

The quality of dialogue is not inversly proportional with the amount!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Yuu on February 09, 2009, 04:47:48 am
Indeed.

There's only so much one can write when the character limit isn't high enough. Just like when I play Armored Core: Formula Front on the PSP and I'm suddenly confronted with the fact that I can't make even a single professional-sounding sentence for my team's profile. :-\
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on February 09, 2009, 05:36:58 am
The character limit should be something that is easily moddable, at least I think it would be.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on February 09, 2009, 06:05:15 am
The quality of dialogue is more important than the amount I say. An excessive amount that takes 5 minuits reading would be a detriment to the game experience rather than an asset.
The quality of dialogue is not inversly proportional with the amount!

The quality is not proportional to the amount either.  The two are mutually exclusive. 
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: darkwanderer on February 09, 2009, 03:21:39 pm
Quote
I would love to read a whole encyclopedia in a fetch quest if the world it is set in is interesting enough.  The type of mission is irrelevant.  It is the setting, the plot, the creations of the creator, that are important.  Limiting that would be very wrong indeed.

Besides, saying that something sucks just because it is "too long" is very ignorant.  It is the content which matters.

I say you are quite wrong. An interesting story makes a good mission great, it does not make a crappy mission good. I dont care how interesting someone's stories are- if your missions are crap it is like spreading sugar over dog poo. It's still crap either way. I still want to play the game and have fun doing it. An interesting story is entertaining but my ability to be entertained by a random user's writing is limited except in exceptional cases. I want to play spore more than I want to read about it.  A mission quest is no substitute for an RP.

So yes, it is the content that matters. Of the game.

exactly, so we should be able to have the ability to add as much content to the game as we want, as was the original idea of spore, why would letting us write alot stop the content, it will still be there in the game after you skip the dialogue.
Title: Spore Galactic Adventures Delayed
Post by: FutureFilms on February 10, 2009, 10:47:43 pm
Spore Galactic Adventures Delayed News story (http://sporedum.net/2009/02/11/spore-galactic-adventures-delayed-in-the-us/)

It seems that Amazon, EBgames, Gamestop and GameFaq all have the spore expansion as being released on the 19th of May for the US.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on February 11, 2009, 03:18:49 am
here we go again :'(
Title: Re: Spore Galactic Adventures Delayed
Post by: jiboxemo on February 11, 2009, 03:34:35 am
Spore Galactic Adventures Delayed News story (http://sporedum.net/2009/02/11/spore-galactic-adventures-delayed-in-the-us/)

It seems that Amazon, EBgames, Gamestop and GameFaq all have the spore expansion as being released on the 19th of May for the US.


NOOOO...O...O...O...!!!

Ok, no surprise here...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 11, 2009, 05:16:28 am
Oh man, that's great. 1 day before my birthday which means... early bday money :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Uroboros on February 11, 2009, 05:50:55 am
Now now, what did we learn about rushing game developers the last time?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on February 11, 2009, 06:30:28 am
So Caryl was right about not believing any release dates until you hear it from them.  Huh.  Who would have known that she would have knowledge about that?   ;D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Uroboros on February 11, 2009, 06:37:37 am
Well, the fact sites were taking preorders for Spore two years before its actual release date says something :P
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Null on February 11, 2009, 09:20:46 am
Well... my reaction now to any delays at this point since waiting for spore to come out is "whatever"
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: SpaceOddity on February 11, 2009, 01:23:50 pm
There's a new GA walk-through movie on gametrailers (http://spaceoddityblog.planets.gamespy.com/?p=1072).
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on February 11, 2009, 02:17:10 pm
Cool, I also like the scene near the end and that spaceship (I believe that's what Caryl said) is just MASSIVE and you are quite far from it. It really gives a sense of scale there.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 11, 2009, 02:30:46 pm
YAY VEHICLES!
that battle scene kicked arse!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 11, 2009, 03:47:11 pm
The whole thing kicked ass, I love the planet editor.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on February 11, 2009, 03:49:13 pm
Yea, that planet editor is everything that people wanted to do with planet sculpting, more or less.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on February 11, 2009, 05:06:10 pm
That battle is definitely hinting at the kind of infantry-vehicle dynamics some people were talking about even before Spore's release for the Civ stage, so the chance to pitch out and watch unfold battles like that is going to be great!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Darth Grievi on February 11, 2009, 05:08:20 pm
May I say again, DO WANT!

I noticed they've got five "attitude states"; friendly, neutral, agressive, cowardly?, and something else.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Ichthyostega on February 11, 2009, 05:32:12 pm
Spore Galactic Adventures Delayed News story (http://sporedum.net/2009/02/11/spore-galactic-adventures-delayed-in-the-us/)

It seems that Amazon, EBgames, Gamestop and GameFaq all have the spore expansion as being released on the 19th of May for the US.

Eh, that's OK, I guess. The more time is spent on a game, the better it is. Take your time, Maxis.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 11, 2009, 05:49:18 pm
OK, some stuff I picked from the video.

The grenade that the creature used seemed to be "made" in some editor, weapon editor maybe?

Also, the city walls look customized, either the city was made in adventure mode or we get to design the walls now :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Vetro on February 11, 2009, 05:50:05 pm
Whoa... whoa... I'm gone for a handful of days and this is announced? Wow. Actual battles! I still wonder how these planets will be integrated into the main game though.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Null on February 11, 2009, 06:45:18 pm
I saw respawn points for each side, so does the battle never end? I cannot see anything real to complain about in the video, though.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grazony on February 11, 2009, 08:15:26 pm
Oh **** yes.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on February 14, 2009, 12:01:45 am
Ability to enter buildings comfirmed! (http://sporedum.net/2009/02/14/spore-galactic-adventures-ability-to-walk-into-buildings/)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Spore-addict on February 14, 2009, 02:20:11 am
I was one of the big time whiners after spore release and yet I is drooling over that galactic adventure part....

It will likely end up with me buying it.

It sounds awsome. Cant wait till most of the stages will get some extra dept. Spore will be kick ass in a years time with all the expansions...

Has some awsome stories to tell.

Following this forum...as always.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Ichthyostega on February 14, 2009, 06:13:14 am
Watching the video, it is pure awesomeness, especially the war scene.

Also, the ability to enter buildings will make the game even better.

However, Maxis, may I suggest that if you get to add plants of your choice to the planet, why not animals? This will bring planetary customization to a new level.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Monster on February 14, 2009, 06:45:34 am
It's like the hype of spore is coming back again...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 14, 2009, 07:11:38 am
I believe the equipment editor that MaxisCactus said she didn't know what the guy was talking about meant that grenade that was loaded in the video and thrown at the epic.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kcronos on February 14, 2009, 07:37:07 am
But how?  Being able to create the outside of a building is one thing, but are you telling me that we will have the ability to change the inside as well?!

Just give me one plausible explanation how that would be achieved.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 14, 2009, 07:38:04 am
But how?  Being able to create the outside of a building is one thing, but are you telling me that we will have the ability to change the inside as well?!

Just give me one plausible explanation how that would be achieved.

It's the Maxis team.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kcronos on February 14, 2009, 07:40:08 am
So, will we be able to zoom into the building, and place furniture?

That sounds like a crazy amount of work for the team.  Not to mention difficult to use.


But if it is really happening, I will be the happiest person ever!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 14, 2009, 07:44:10 am
So, will we be able to zoom into the building, and place furniture?

That sounds like a crazy amount of work for the team.  Not to mention difficult to use.


But if it is really happening, I will be the happiest person ever!
I don't think so, I am certain that wont happen.
I think they mean if there is an archway on the outside of the building, you can go through it.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 14, 2009, 08:34:38 am
You could theoretically make buildings from the bottom up, like build walls and furniture, then make stairs, more floors and a roof. It's harder than just making the outside but it's possible and since you can walk on buildings you can go inside if you make it like that.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Uroboros on February 14, 2009, 08:35:20 am
Yeah, I believe this just means that buildings will no longer be large cube hitboxes, but actually have mapped hitboxes, so you can walk under archways, or go for a stroll on a plaza, or use stairs you create, hang out on balconies. If you want to make a building with an indoor area, you would have to literally construct it and the entrance hole in the building editor itself, I believe. Though, as the quote said, you will be able to make floating platforms/buildings, and so forth.

The potential is delicious!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 14, 2009, 09:55:33 am
I hope we can place buildings on buildings so I can make a huge floating platform and then place buildings on it to make a floating city.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 14, 2009, 12:36:58 pm
I hope we can place buildings on buildings

Yo dawg....
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Yuu on February 14, 2009, 02:14:04 pm
I love you. :)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Parkaboy on February 14, 2009, 04:02:55 pm
Dude said you can walk in buildings, not into buildings. That means you can walk on the roof, or on top of balconies and platforms. No one from the team ever said you can enter buildings.

If you want to create a building that a creature could enter, you will have to create each wall and the roof. Don't expect to magically click doors and warp to inside.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 14, 2009, 04:13:54 pm
Dude said you can walk in buildings, not into buildings. That means you can walk on the roof, or on top of balconies and platforms. No one from the team ever said you can enter buildings.

If you want to create a building that a creature could enter, you will have to create each wall and the roof. Don't expect to magically click doors and warp to inside.

Exactly
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 14, 2009, 04:20:11 pm
Which is great, if it was one big cubical hitbox it would suck greatly. however this was confirmed in a very old video in spaceoddity's blog.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Ichthyostega on February 14, 2009, 04:24:32 pm
Dude said you can walk in buildings, not into buildings. That means you can walk on the roof, or on top of balconies and platforms. No one from the team ever said you can enter buildings.

If you want to create a building that a creature could enter, you will have to create each wall and the roof. Don't expect to magically click doors and warp to inside.

Exactly

It would still be cool, however.

Anyway, will they be focusing on the actual Space Stage itself, like removing flaws, improving gameplay, adding science, etc.? So far, they have addressed the gameplay issue by making the wonderful Mission Creator, but we haven't seen much else of the expansion pack other than that editor.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 14, 2009, 04:29:17 pm
Dude said you can walk in buildings, not into buildings. That means you can walk on the roof, or on top of balconies and platforms. No one from the team ever said you can enter buildings.

If you want to create a building that a creature could enter, you will have to create each wall and the roof. Don't expect to magically click doors and warp to inside.

Exactly

It would still be cool, however.

Anyway, will they be focusing on the actual Space Stage itself, like removing flaws, improving gameplay, adding science, etc.? So far, they have addressed the gameplay issue by making the wonderful Mission Creator, but we haven't seen much else of the expansion pack other than that editor.

They have mentioned some modifications for Civ but that's about it. From the video:

- There might be a possibility to make "weapons", that grenade was loaded from the sporepedia.
- Planet Editor
- Adventure Editor

And maybe:
- Flora Editor :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 14, 2009, 04:44:30 pm
- There might be a possibility to make "weapons", that grenade was loaded from the sporepedia.
they also had an object sporepedia that had a set of "ancient" stuff, but it didn't appear to be from any editor we have.
don't get your hopes up, i bet its just stuff that they made that only they can make.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 14, 2009, 05:04:29 pm
Making items that you can grab isn't THAT hard, I mean:

- They need a base part to be the "handle", basically where the creature grabs it there. (and then you build around it)
- The item needs a function (grenade, melee, gun, etc)

And they already have the technology :P
Also, she said on the video something along the lines of "I'm gonna put some of these grenades I made here"
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Insani99999 on February 14, 2009, 06:12:56 pm
Oh god.
I just watched spaceoddity's blog video, and it stated that the buildings would be shipped with the game, right?

And possible more than just buildings.
*facepalm*
THIS DELAYS MY DREAM OF A COMPLETELY CUSTOM UNIVERSE EVEN MORE!


And on the subject of other things,
I really hope the flora editor is included!

Also, This is going to be the best expansion ever.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on February 14, 2009, 06:17:01 pm
I seriously doubt the flora editor will make it into this expansion, considering all the other stuff which will be shipped with it.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 14, 2009, 06:35:37 pm
I seriously doubt the flora editor will make it into this expansion, considering all the other stuff which will be shipped with it.

Now, now, lets not be pessimistic :P

I have some reasons to believe that the Flora Editor will make it into the expansion.
The expansion is being shipped in May, Spore came out in September if I remember correctly. That gives them 9 months to finish the Flora Editor (which they said will most likely be a free addon and was already partially done), so I can see the Flora Editor being released freely along with GA like the Exoskeleton limbs were with the C&C Parts Pack.

Also, GA is all about planet customization, it would be a shame if you couldn't make the trees, not only that but they have to get around to releasing it because it was something supposed to be in the original game and if they keep delaying it to make expansions it's never gonna be done.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on February 14, 2009, 06:39:03 pm
I seriously doubt the flora editor will make it into this expansion, considering all the other stuff which will be shipped with it.

Now, now, lets not be pessimistic :P

I have some reasons to believe that the Flora Editor will make it into the expansion.
The expansion is being shipped in May, Spore came out in September if I remember correctly. That gives them 9 months to finish the Flora Editor (which they said will most likely be a free addon and was already partially done), so I can see the Flora Editor being released freely along with GA like the Exoskeleton limbs were with the C&C Parts Pack.

Also, GA is all about planet customization, it would be a shame if you couldn't make the trees, not only that but they have to get around to releasing it because it was something supposed to be in the original game and if they keep delaying it to make expansions it's never gonna be done.

Good point, through theres not much point speculating on the flora editor until something is released, otherwise we will get spore all over again ;)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: helio-G on February 15, 2009, 09:53:56 am
I just saw this video and I inmediatly said to my self "this is what I was wainting on Spore For". So I finaly got a reason to actualy Buy spore and I did!

I got a really good deal on Spore Galactic Edition. You can even say I got it at a steal!!!
Only cost me $19.99 USD!!! Thanks to Circuit Citys liquidation sale!! Perfect Timing!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 15, 2009, 09:59:26 am
woah, nice buy :o
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 15, 2009, 10:15:49 am
Oh, did I mention there might be a possibility to design city walls? :P

On the screenshots and the video there were cities where the walls had the same theme as the buildings.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on February 15, 2009, 11:49:48 am
I just saw this video and I inmediatly said to my self "this is what I was wainting on Spore For". So I finaly got a reason to actualy Buy spore and I did!

I got a really good deal on Spore Galactic Edition. You can even say I got it at a steal!!!
Only cost me $19.99 USD!!! Thanks to Circuit Citys liquidation sale!! Perfect Timing!

Wow, even the most calloused Spore critic here on GS is anticipating the new expansion. :D

I'm actually kinda glad I don't look at the info thread as often. The less I know about it the more interesting Galactic Adventures will be for me.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on February 15, 2009, 12:27:29 pm
I'm actually kinda glad I don't look at the info thread as often. The less I know about it the more interesting Galactic Adventures will be for me.

I agree with that... I almost didn't watch that new video, for instance. Also, the less I know, the more I can hype things up in my mind and think that one confirmed feature means about twelve other features are in that Maxis didn't even mention.  :P
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 15, 2009, 12:49:42 pm
Oh, did I mention there might be a possibility to design city walls? :P

On the screenshots and the video there were cities where the walls had the same theme as the buildings.
*SLAPS* GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF! THOSE WERE MADE IN THE BUILDING EDITOR!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 15, 2009, 02:10:01 pm
Oh, did I mention there might be a possibility to design city walls? :P

On the screenshots and the video there were cities where the walls had the same theme as the buildings.
*SLAPS* GET A HOLD OF YOURSELF! THOSE WERE MADE IN THE BUILDING EDITOR!

LIES ITS ALL LIES
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Null on February 16, 2009, 09:01:34 pm
Of course the flora editor will be out, because plants always get the short end of the stick because the public as a whole thinks plants = boring

 Actually, plants get their sticks cut off... but that's okay, they usually have plenty. But still, most won't care  >:(
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 17, 2009, 06:22:23 am
Of course the flora editor will be out, because plants always get the short end of the stick because the public as a whole thinks plants = boring

 Actually, plants get their sticks cut off... but that's okay, they usually have plenty. But still, most won't care  >:(

Maybe when Spore was released but now a lot of people (from those who still play it) are tired of seeing the same Flora.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Parkaboy on February 17, 2009, 08:18:08 am
Oh, did I mention there might be a possibility to design city walls? :P

On the screenshots and the video there were cities where the walls had the same theme as the buildings.

Trust me, those were made with the building editor. They were made to resemble wall segments, and placed side by side.

The creative possibilities with the free building placement and scaling should be exciting enough, without creating new fictional editors.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 17, 2009, 08:24:36 am
*grabs Grazony's trusty anti-hype bat with a nail through it*
*knocks on Dark Dragon's door*
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 17, 2009, 10:05:59 am
Oh, did I mention there might be a possibility to design city walls? :P

On the screenshots and the video there were cities where the walls had the same theme as the buildings.

Trust me, those were made with the building editor. They were made to resemble wall segments, and placed side by side.

The creative possibilities with the free building placement and scaling should be exciting enough, without creating new fictional editors.

I wasn't talking about those walls on the screenshot, in the video there was an actual city with walls that aren't in the game.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 17, 2009, 10:11:30 am
no those were constructed in the building editor, you can tell by the wall connectors.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on February 17, 2009, 12:45:58 pm
*hypes*

*hypes some more*

*puts up flaming and hype hammer resistant shield*

*continues hyping*
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grazony on February 17, 2009, 04:50:23 pm
I wasn't talking about those walls on the screenshot, in the video there was an actual city with walls that aren't in the game.

*grabs the anti-hype bat with a nail in it*
Prepare ye self..... for disappointment.

Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kitkat on February 17, 2009, 04:52:51 pm
hypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehype

*explodes*
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kenobro on February 17, 2009, 04:53:38 pm
Oh come on people, settle down.  Seriously.  Even if you could design city walls it would get as regular as the other editors after a bunch of times.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 17, 2009, 04:54:06 pm
hypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehype

*explodes*
*gangs up with grazony to beat kitkat senseless*

best...job...ever...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kitkat on February 17, 2009, 04:55:18 pm
*gets up*
hypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehype
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kenobro on February 17, 2009, 04:56:21 pm
At least explain your hype and opinion rather then spamming the word hype.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 17, 2009, 04:57:59 pm
*gets up*
hypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehypehype
*gets anti-hype wood chipper from garage*
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Saganmaineiac on February 17, 2009, 04:59:43 pm
nukes Kitkat from a B-22 :o
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kitkat on February 17, 2009, 05:02:58 pm
Must, Calm, Down, okay. What I'm really exited about is how we saw that airship in the video. The ability to drive vehicles is awesome, too. I actually might just start playing spore again. I just hope they don't do to GA what they did to vanilla spore... *dehypes*
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 17, 2009, 05:04:21 pm
The ability to drive vehicles is awesome
never confirmed
I just hope they don't do to GA what they did to vanilla spore...
100% possible

that should help ;D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Saganmaineiac on February 17, 2009, 05:06:56 pm
Must, Calm, Down, okay. What I'm really exited about is how we saw that airship in the video. The ability to drive vehicles is awesome, too. I actually might just start playing spore again. I just hope they don't do to GA what they did to vanilla spore... *dehypes*
VICTORY IS MINE!!!!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grazony on February 17, 2009, 05:08:35 pm
*start up the anti-hype wood chipper*
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Ichthyostega on February 17, 2009, 06:12:11 pm
In the midst of this anti-hype battle, may I ask what are your guys' plans for your first missions? Mine is probably going to be on my planet Anthropomundus where you survey a group of amphibious post-humans, and report back to the alien colonists. There will also be an Easter egg, which I will not tell. Another would be on a planet that was inhabited by a alien machine entity, on a small island surrounded by a global ocean of liquid murcury. I would expand on it later.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grazony on February 17, 2009, 06:15:53 pm
Hmmm.... Something like a war between two nations in a canyon/mountain/jungle like area with epics scattered about.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Darth Grievi on February 17, 2009, 06:20:48 pm
Things like assasination, intellegence-gathering, escort, rescue/infiltration operations. Maybe a few defend-the-fort ones as well. Hopefully, I can get a multiple-mission storyline going without seeming like a bunch of random missions.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kitkat on February 17, 2009, 06:21:25 pm
Mine is sort of a "piece together the puzzle" kind where you have to look for a bunch of clues
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on February 17, 2009, 09:25:28 pm
I would like to remake the first two missions.  Fully flesh them out.  There can be a lot more done with the crashed spaceship and destroyed city. 
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Insani99999 on February 17, 2009, 11:31:18 pm
I am going to make the most dangerous planet ever >=D

You'll have to fight your way out of your village, then
You'll have to defeat multiple epics, save multiple creatures, and then fight you way back to the castle, which is a far way away.

I'll Call it: DeathQuest

HYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPE
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: darkwanderer on February 18, 2009, 01:46:52 am
I am going to make the most dangerous planet ever >=D

You'll have to fight your way out of your village, then
You'll have to defeat multiple epics, save multiple creatures, and then fight you way back to the castle, which is a far way away.

I'll Call it: DeathQuest

HYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPEHYPE

ENOUGH WITH THE HYPE ALREADY. WE HAVE ALREADY PROVIDED THIS WORLD WITH ENOUGH HYPE OVER THE YEARS TO DESTROY THE WORLD 3 TIMES OVER.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on February 18, 2009, 03:43:05 am
well, probably my first mission will just be pacing a bunch of random creations i have made together, just to get the hang of the editor, see what you can do, ext.

then, PIKMINS!!!!!!11111ONE!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Null on February 18, 2009, 04:25:33 am
You all should stop HYPErventilating. It wasn't even funny the first time. nor was that pun

I wonder if we can completely select what creatures are seen on the missions, and what lives on the planet(s) too. What better way to jam more of my creations down their throat re-create a planetary ecosystem with a coherent theme.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Slartibartfast on February 18, 2009, 11:44:00 am
Mine is probably going to be on my planet Anthropomundus where you survey a group of amphibious post-humans, and report back to the alien colonists. There will also be an Easter egg, which I will not tell.
Frog town?  <_<
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: eropS on February 18, 2009, 02:04:28 pm
I can finaly do G-G-G-GALACTIC GLADIATORS....

An arena planet with the deadliest creatures with only your wits to survive...

Thats all I wanted with the space stage....
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kenobro on February 18, 2009, 02:49:14 pm
Commendable, erops.  That's what i expect when people say HYPEHYPEHYPE.  It's better to say why.

But yeah, that would be fun.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on February 18, 2009, 03:45:43 pm
One thing I know is impossible (unless they've put in programming the orbits of celestial bodies and, y'know, they just haven't) would be making a storyline like that of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Which is the somewhat creepy one with the moon crashing into the world in a few days.

The question wasn't what we won't be making, though, so I'll stop.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DiscoverySpore on February 20, 2009, 12:02:16 am
New artworks:

http://www.discoveryspore.com/Novas-artworks-de-Spore-Aventuras-Galacticas

 :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on February 20, 2009, 12:07:42 am
I wish they'd say something about that planned feature to export your creations into Maya.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Spore-addict on February 20, 2009, 02:17:58 am
GEC:

You can render creatures form the creature creator but it is very hard and a very long process.

Tried in spore the game to extract the same but that is a 17000 items folder with everything inside..insane to keep track of, has more or less abandoned that.

If maxis created a tool or a way of extracting your creations over in 3d programs, also animations over in maya etc...it would be the most awsome thing ever....how about creating a story in space sim, then run it one time in spore then extract it all to a program like 3d studio max....that would be nice. I am sure the sales would go through the roof.

Many are not good enough to model in maya but if they could use spore to it, that woudl be great. Maybe even make a realistic edition of spore where everything is made in a more realistic animal way...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on February 20, 2009, 05:37:26 am
They already have the Maya exporter (or importer).  They've had it since the beginning for making good looking renderings of the game models.  I don't think EA will let them release it because everything you make belongs to them.  If you could take it into Maya, then you could use THEIR content in YOUR movies or art and potentially make money off of THEIR content.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Spore-addict on February 20, 2009, 03:49:00 pm
So anytime you make a picture in photoshop you need to pay money to adobe?

It is their program.

I really think outside the box and sees spore as a tool. It is sad that EA and maxis do not.

If they thought it as a tool then we could use it for like this. It would benefit all, advertising spore even more and helping us bad modellers.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Bonemouse on February 20, 2009, 04:45:39 pm
Well, no, but Photoshop also costs 700 bucks. And Maya is, what? 2000 bucks? The problem is that this feature would only appeal to a very niche market (people who own Maya and want to make Spore fan art/not going to us it to make commercial work) and it probably wouldn't be worth it to justify the cost of dealing with IP rights and such.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: emmet on February 20, 2009, 06:02:06 pm
Not to mention that's a terrible analogy. I'm just gonna point out the obvious and say photoshop is meant to create pictures... Spore... Isn't.
Title: US delay Official, Spain gets delayed to
Post by: FutureFilms on February 20, 2009, 06:22:11 pm
US official delay story:
http://sporedum.net/2009/02/21/us-spore-galactic-adventures-delay-is-official-20-may/

Spain delay story:
http://sporedum.net/2009/02/21/spain-pushes-galactic-adventure-back-to-may/

Ball Lightning/FutureFilms
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on February 20, 2009, 06:27:45 pm
Merged topic. Please post all GA info and news here.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 20, 2009, 06:29:04 pm
Holy ****, that's my birthday :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Ichthyostega on February 20, 2009, 07:53:10 pm
Holy ****, that's my birthday :D

You must be lucky!  :D

I hope Maxis uses this extra time wisely.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on February 20, 2009, 08:18:33 pm
How is it a delay?  All EA ever said was Spring.  May is still Spring.  If it releases after Spring, then you can call it a delay.  They even specifically said not to trust the March release date.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on February 20, 2009, 08:20:15 pm
Well before there was a release date from all the different publishers, and now EA has confirmed that it will be May 20th (with no more delays) not March the 17th.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on February 20, 2009, 10:46:16 pm
Actually, Maxis never gave an official release date. So there never was a delay.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on February 20, 2009, 10:47:17 pm
There was a release date on there pre-order sites, and that is why people who had pre-ordered from EA got an email saying it had been delayed.

Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on February 20, 2009, 11:00:49 pm
The pre-ordering sites didn't even know the official date themselves anyways. Like what Caryl said, never trust what other sites say about the release dates unless they say when.

Also, why did you post that link twice?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on February 20, 2009, 11:06:03 pm
The pre-ordering sites didn't even know the official date themselves anyways. Like what Caryl said, never trust what other sites say about the release dates unless they say when.

Also, why did you post that link twice?

Whoops, link gone.

Many people got emails from EA Store saying that it was delayed... So that would assume that EA delayed it. I wouldn't trust other sites, but this are the EA sites.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kenobro on February 21, 2009, 07:10:18 am
Still, did Maxis ever confirm said release date?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kcronos on February 21, 2009, 08:24:34 am
Bah!  Kids these days.

In MY day, we didn't have any of these sissy one-month unofficial "delays" for exciting expansion packs.   We had to sit through whole year-long setbacks for a slightly dissappointing product in the end.  And we were grateful for it!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Yuu on February 23, 2009, 01:38:43 am
Those were the days...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on February 23, 2009, 03:41:21 am
ya, me too..

god, i'm getting old  :-[
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Cow on February 23, 2009, 06:54:55 pm
Yep, those were the days.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Spore-addict on February 24, 2009, 03:33:27 am
you mean the days where we waited years for a game that was narrow and lacked much of those things we will be seeing slowly arrive in another couple of years time. lol.

Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 24, 2009, 08:32:48 am
lacked much of those things we will be seeing slowly arrive in another couple of years time. lol.
HAH he still has hope :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Spore-addict on February 24, 2009, 10:10:38 am
Yep I do have hope.

Is getting galaxy quest. maybe I am setting myself up for some ass whooping again but really want to try to Recreate a mission ala defend style. (Starship troopers 1, the scene where the creeps are relentless attacking the small base.)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Myshuno on February 24, 2009, 01:13:32 pm
Bah!  Kids these days.

In MY day, we didn't have any of these sissy one-month unofficial "delays" for exciting expansion packs.   We had to sit through whole year-long setbacks for a slightly dissappointing product in the end.  And we were grateful for it!

yep, i remember those days. my computer only had 1 gig of ram and 100 gigs hard drive. life was tough back then.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 24, 2009, 01:54:38 pm
Bah!  Kids these days.

In MY day, we didn't have any of these sissy one-month unofficial "delays" for exciting expansion packs.   We had to sit through whole year-long setbacks for a slightly dissappointing product in the end.  And we were grateful for it!

yep, i remember those days. my computer only had 1 gig of ram and 100 gigs hard drive. life was tough back then.

Tough?

I had to live with 64MB of RAM, a 4MB Graphics Card, a Pentium II 500Mhz and an 8GB disk for 10 years, THAT's  tough :P
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on February 24, 2009, 04:17:24 pm
I played through Ultima 7 start to finish on my 16mhz 386 with 1MB of ram and 40MB hard drive.  I got at most 5fps.  I had to use a separate boot disk specifying the correct ems memory settings in order to get it to work.  You young whippersnappers with your fancy dedicated video accelerators and sound cards truly are spoiled.  This was back when games didn't have delays.  They came out when they were done.   ;D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 24, 2009, 06:48:13 pm
I played through Ultima 7 start to finish on my 16mhz 386 with 1MB of ram and 40MB hard drive.  I got at most 5fps.  I had to use a separate boot disk specifying the correct ems memory settings in order to get it to work.  You young whippersnappers with your fancy dedicated video accelerators and sound cards truly are spoiled.  This was back when games didn't have delays.  They came out when they were done.   ;D

I had a 386 and a ZX Spectrum before that D:
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kitkat on February 24, 2009, 06:49:09 pm
Is this about GA?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: GroxGlitch on February 24, 2009, 07:22:54 pm
The things I hope to see in Galactic Adventures/other expansion packs:
1.The ability to drive all vehicles (i've heard rumors about land vehicles in G.A. but im not sure)
2.Ability to build Space Stations
3.Drop vehicles and troops to capture cities
4.A part Creator (yes!) Heres my idea (at least for hands)
You use pre-made fingers, and attach them to a shapable palm. Then you add details like fingernails or claw tips that give the hand part abilities.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 24, 2009, 07:30:22 pm
Here is what you are most likely to get in GA (with a still slim chance!)
1.The ability to drive all vehicles (i've heard rumors about land vehicles in G.A. but im not sure)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 24, 2009, 07:35:09 pm
Here is what you are most likely to get in GA (with a still slim chance!)
1.The ability to drive all vehicles (i've heard rumors about land vehicles in G.A. but im not sure)

Would be fun if you could make flying cities, oh wait I think you can (or I heard it somewhere). So if you make them fly high enough... space stations. lol.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Insani99999 on February 24, 2009, 07:59:45 pm
The things I hope to see in Galactic Adventures/other expansion packs:
1.The ability to drive all vehicles (i've heard rumors about land vehicles in G.A. but im not sure)
2.Ability to build Space Stations
3.Drop vehicles and troops to capture cities
4.A part Creator (yes!) Heres my idea (at least for hands)
You use pre-made fingers, and attach them to a shapable palm. Then you add details like fingernails or claw tips that give the hand part abilities.

...i never thought of that. o_O
You could maybe make feet that way too...and legs...and parts....
and maybe theyd let you even choose each stat ^^
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Spore-addict on February 25, 2009, 01:38:39 am
use blocks to make the player go high in the air..then build the city there.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: vonboy on February 25, 2009, 03:13:07 am
Bah!  Kids these days.

In MY day, we didn't have any of these sissy one-month unofficial "delays" for exciting expansion packs.   We had to sit through whole year-long setbacks for a slightly dissappointing product in the end.  And we were grateful for it!

yep, i remember those days. my computer only had 1 gig of ram and 100 gigs hard drive. life was tough back then.
back then, i was visiting this site through dial-up on a 10 year old computer running windows 98 with 128mb ram, and a 14 gig hard drive, now i'm *upgraded* with one that has 1 gig ram and like 140gig hd lol.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on February 25, 2009, 04:04:58 am
Haha, all this comparing-old-computers talk reminds me of that Monty Python sketch; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqNGhcdtMbc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqNGhcdtMbc)

I think placing buildings up on top of blocks would be a good way to get them into low orbit, especially if you could take away the blocks you used to get them up there afterwards and have hem float. And if not, we could at least have them on very slim pillars, sort of like the city in The Jetsons.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Yuu on February 25, 2009, 04:30:34 am
We could place one small block on the very bottom of the building editor area and construct the real buildings at the uppermost area, effectively making the building "float" by taking advantage of the fact that the game does not take into account the logicality of building design. To illustrate:


Building >   >   >   >              ___________
                                        /                 \
                                        \                 /
                                          |  |-| |-|  |
                                          \________/





Small, almost
invisible building     >     >              o
block
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Spore-addict on February 25, 2009, 08:19:42 am
Oh yeah, has done it in creature creator...

Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 25, 2009, 02:17:32 pm
Or you know, you could just use CTRL to make the building up in the air in the building editor, then scale it when you place it on the planet.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on February 26, 2009, 10:51:37 pm
Find the latest galactic adventures video over at sporedum!

Video here! (http://sporedum.net/2009/02/27/new-galactic-adventures-video/)
Title: Sporedum Exclusive: A look into Galactic Adventures
Post by: FutureFilms on February 27, 2009, 03:03:30 am
There have been many videos of late and we have done had a hard look into those videos. There are many quirky things that we found, and also the discovery of over 400 maxis made objects. We have a closer look at how adventures are layed out, and we show that complexity will not be an issue for you when you create your adventures. We also screenshot some new tools, including sword fighting, rocket launchers and more. Also from what we have seen it is possible to interact with objects, and you can give missions to retrieve or destroy them.

We hope you enjoy and you can find the full look into Galactic Adventures here:

A Sporedum Exclusive: Looking into the Spore Expansion: Galactic Adventures (http://sporedum.net/2009/02/27/a-sporedum-exclusive-looking-into-galactic-adventures/)

See the video released today! (http://sporedum.net/2009/02/27/new-galactic-adventures-video/)

(http://sporedum.wordpress.com/files/2009/02/trailer-27-feb-18.jpg)

(http://sporedum.wordpress.com/files/2009/02/trailer-27-feb-1.jpg)

Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Yuu on February 27, 2009, 05:23:54 am
AWESOMESAUCE!!!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 27, 2009, 05:35:30 am
Nice, by the way on the article where you say "only seems to be 10 creatures", it allows for more. Once the page is filled up it shows an arrow so that people can go to the second page and add more stuff.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on February 27, 2009, 09:35:12 am
Nice, by the way on the article where you say "only seems to be 10 creatures", it allows for more. Once the page is filled up it shows an arrow so that people can go to the second page and add more stuff.

Not that i don't believe you, but i need a source before i can post it :)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Bonemouse on February 27, 2009, 10:49:18 am
Oh thank god for the object editor. I was not looking forward to running into cities made up of props for...

Nevermind, that isn't an editor. :(
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on February 27, 2009, 10:57:35 am
Current official release date says Spring, but the new movie says Summer.  Now you can say it's delayed.  ;D

FutureFilms, it has already been made clear in this humongous topic that there are more then 10 slots available: http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15605.msg663883#msg663883 (http://www.gamingsteve.com/blab/index.php?topic=15605.msg663883#msg663883)

Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on February 27, 2009, 11:00:23 am
Thanks Lippy, i'll fix my post soon.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on February 27, 2009, 11:20:13 am
Current official release date says Spring, but the new movie says Summer.  Now you can say it's delayed.  ;D

That could easily be June, so possibly early summer, late spring. It does make some sense marketing wise as summer break is right around the corner.

Seriously though, they need to make up thier minds about the release date.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on February 27, 2009, 11:56:41 am
Which one is coming out first?  Sims 3, or GA?  Anyone care to take bets?  EA might not want to release the two so close together.  They might just push GA back until sometime in July, if Sims 3 is still on track for early June.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: popoman on February 27, 2009, 02:02:27 pm
Which one is coming out first?  Sims 3, or GA?  Anyone care to take bets?  EA might not want to release the two so close together.  They might just push GA back until sometime in July, if Sims 3 is still on track for early June.

You can bet a rats ASS we wont see SIMS 3 or GA until either early September or sometime in November/October. I assume GA will be Stemberish and sims 3 late October early November. I will be super surprised if any of the games come out B4 or around August. 
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on February 27, 2009, 02:28:02 pm
The Sims 3 is coming out in june...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Bonemouse on February 27, 2009, 02:45:26 pm
Sorta off-topic but I just read about the latest patch "Issue" for coming out for City of Heroes/Villains. The main feature: A mission editor. (http://www.cityofheroes.com/news/game_updates/issue_14/issue_14_overview.html)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on February 27, 2009, 07:32:45 pm
hmm, coincidence?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on February 28, 2009, 02:30:50 am
hmm, coincidence?

I think not, young apprentice!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Plank of Wood on February 28, 2009, 06:22:04 am
Which one is coming out first?  Sims 3, or GA?  Anyone care to take bets?  EA might not want to release the two so close together.  They might just push GA back until sometime in July, if Sims 3 is still on track for early June.

You can bet a rats ASS we wont see SIMS 3 or GA until either early September or sometime in November/October. I assume GA will be Stemberish and sims 3 late October early November. I will be super surprised if any of the games come out B4 or around August. 

A rat's ass isn't worth much. So what you're getting at is that it's very unlikely and the only safe amount to bet is a small worthless thing?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Ichthyostega on February 28, 2009, 11:13:38 pm
I wonder if you can go about assassinating tribes on other planets if you beam down, or befriending them. You can revisit the planet and they'll recognize you as a god if you chose to befriend them.

I also wonder that if you can go hunting wild fauna on non-mission planets.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: darkwanderer on March 01, 2009, 11:07:50 am
i just hope this expansion allows  you to interact with cities and tribes and creatures better in space stage. having tons of tribal planets none of which are useful in the slightest is stupid
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Ichthyostega on March 01, 2009, 11:23:34 am
I also hope that it will allow more than one species to settle a solar system. I honestly don't see any reason why you cannot settle a solar system inhabited by just one sapient species, unless they are territorial and don't want you to settle their solar systems.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Spore-addict on March 03, 2009, 05:43:30 am
has installed the betterspore 1.48 mod, will that interfere with galactic adventures when it gets released.

I mean, do I have to reinstall or make a new game to the space stage when the GA arrives...

I am not sure anybody knows but it would really be a pain in the ass if I had to go through spore again...

If anybody knows that you must start all over if you use a mod then I might go through spore in its vanilla state so I am ready when it comes out.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on March 03, 2009, 07:19:55 am
has installed the betterspore 1.48 mod, will that interfere with galactic adventures when it gets released.

I mean, do I have to reinstall or make a new game to the space stage when the GA arrives...

I am not sure anybody knows but it would really be a pain in the ass if I had to go through spore again...

If anybody knows that you must start all over if you use a mod then I might go through spore in its vanilla state so I am ready when it comes out.

If they change any files that conflict with BetterSpore (which they probably will) then yes, you'd have to uninstall BetterSpore when GA is installed and start a new game cause the old ones will either not work or be extremely buggy.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: gec05 on March 03, 2009, 04:20:17 pm
Either way, removing the mod before installing GA would be a no-brainer anyways.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Spore-addict on March 03, 2009, 08:31:08 pm
Yes, I think that since it is only one file that changes some in-game things, you can just remove that mod file and everything is back to normal.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on March 03, 2009, 09:55:25 pm
I'd advise waiting for BetterSpore 1.5 as that will be a much more secure mod and contain more features. And all you have to do is uninstall it when GA comes out. The safest way to play BetterSpore is to make 1 save (or more if you want) using it, and if you don't want it you should use a save which has never had BetterSpore, and when starting BS use a new save.

BL/FF
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Spore-addict on March 04, 2009, 01:56:31 am
okay, will wait for betterspore 1.5. I hope they have some form of install, uninstaller so we can be sure that after uninstall GA can safely be installed.

Of course a bit later betterspore will work with GA as well.

My prediction is that GA comes in May. Looking at the screenshots it can not be far from done. It is likely more a business decision to wait with the release.

I really want to see the next expansion to be somekind of enhancement mod that adds to all the stages.
Enhancing the graphics...It seriously needs to be buffed bigtime. I hate to see all my comp and gpu power go to waste.
I think many in here feels the same. If our rigs can handle it why not enhance the graphics...cant really see any issue in that.

Maybe also buffing the AI...creature stage.

Would love to create an animation within spore then export it to 3d party 3d program.
    Basically a 3d movie creator with spore. with scripts and all.

In short what I want to see in the next expansion.


1. Better Graphics, of course it is very scalable. So it fits every player...
2. 3d animation and mesh import directly to third party program. Quit the bull**** about EA owning your creatures.
3. 3d movie creator. where you can write dialogs, instruct the spore creatures how to behave walk etc. Then render it in 3d program and get a movie out of it. Yes it would take a hell of a long time to render but I doubt that is any serious issue. We have today insane amounts of comp+gpu power that is being wasted. and if it is an issue today well not a year from now or two. This will ensure that spore sells in 2 years time also. Look at crysis, that game still sells good because they looked forward and made the game for tomorrows graphics....
    IT WOULD PWN. and alone that would sell 2 million more copies...
4. Buffing the AI in creature stage...it is not the worlds greatest.
5. Enhance the resolution , size etc of any outputs from spore.
6. Increasing the amount of tools in any stage.
7. HELP THE MOD PEOPLE GOD DAMMIT. Why not make spore mod friendly...what is there to fear. Yes that the game becomes highly modifiable and sells bigtime. That is a big scare. Make it easy to mod spore. Come up with an editor so we can easy mod anything in spore more or less. Gravity, size of anything, you name it. I want to be able to customize spore to my liking.
Wanna play as epic in creature stage....then just a simple yes. Want to have 10 times bigger planets...why not. just make sure you put a warning bubble that the game might crash on some computers. We do not want you to babysit us, and wont sue you if it crash our comp. We just want to be able to change LOADS AND LOADS AND LOADS of things in spore...just because we can!!!! JUST BECAUSE WE CAN.....

There are a ton of possibilities for this game, This is likely the worst part of spore. It has SOOOO many possibilities still and we are waiting for just a fraction of them. They are themselves inventing artificial boundaries that prevents a massive sales.

For instance, allowing export of 3d mesh and animation...why not. What are you afraid of......GEEZ

Well looking forward to more mods...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on March 04, 2009, 05:01:07 am
My prediction is that GA comes in May. Looking at the screenshots it can not be far from done. It is likely more a business decision to wait with the release.

Everyone said Spore looked done in 2005.  And when it was released 3 1/2 years later it was totally not ready.  I do agree that it's probably more of a business decision to wait, and hope that they continue to bug and playtest it during that time, but I don't see it coming out any earlier than June.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Spore-addict on March 04, 2009, 08:33:46 am
Yes Lippy, must correct myself. June seems much more likely. it is just before summer releases.

Well the version we saw in 2005 was FAR from what we got in 2008. And I doubt the same will happend with GA..;-)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: FutureFilms on March 04, 2009, 03:50:12 pm
Well it seems it has been delayed until June.
http://sporedum.net/2009/03/04/galactic-adventures-delayed-again/
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on March 04, 2009, 04:15:52 pm
Seems a little stupid that they would release both in the same month, I mean I was gonna buy GA and The Sims 3 but I don't have enough money to buy it all at once, releasing them in the same month isn't really a good idea if they want their fans to buy both products.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on March 04, 2009, 04:23:59 pm
Oh, well i thought it was coming out in June anyways. :P
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on March 04, 2009, 06:14:37 pm
Seems a little stupid that they would release both in the same month, I mean I was gonna buy GA and The Sims 3 but I don't have enough money to buy it all at once, releasing them in the same month isn't really a good idea if they want their fans to buy both products.

I'm surprised by it too.  Of course there's still time left to delay Sims 3 again until July or August.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on March 05, 2009, 05:21:41 am
After waiting for Spore itself for years with delays consisting of six months at a time at least, I think I can take a few extra months in this case.

Anyone else get the newsletter? It had a link to a video in it but I haven't watched it yet... it's one of those Quicktime ones that make my computer unhappy.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on March 05, 2009, 05:25:08 am
Yea I got the newsletter, haven't watched the video yet.

Edit: Just looked at it and its the same video that Futurefilms reviewed.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Haseri on March 05, 2009, 08:33:37 am
Hey my birthday's in June! And so is my brother's.

I think I'm having one of those things...you know, a headache with pictures?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: smjjames on March 05, 2009, 09:29:14 am
Hey my birthday's in June! And so is my brother's.

My birthday is in June as well.

Quote
I think I'm having one of those things...you know, a headache with pictures?

An aura? The Discover magazine had an article about that a few isses ago.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Haseri on March 05, 2009, 09:44:39 am
...it's a Futurama reference.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on March 05, 2009, 12:42:01 pm
Hey my birthday's in June! And so is my brother's.

My birthday is in June as well.

Quote
I think I'm having one of those things...you know, a headache with pictures?

An aura? The Discover magazine had an article about that a few isses ago.

Headache with pictures? <.<

All I know about is visual migranes, because I have them.

Basically you see this flashing zig-zagging light stuff switching colors very rapidly in the center of your vision and then it starts growing until it fills your vision completely, then it moves to the corner of one of your eyes and 15 minutes after... massive headache.

At least I get a warning and I can take my pills before the headache comes :P
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Spore-addict on March 05, 2009, 02:02:28 pm
do what the grown ups do.

Drink beer, hit on woman...can give massive headaches too but is fun...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on March 05, 2009, 03:17:23 pm
do what the grown ups do.

Drink beer, hit on woman...can give massive headaches too but is fun...

Actually, they both cure my headaches when I have one. Well at least the beer does :P
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: RmB303 on March 06, 2009, 10:22:59 am
Headache with pictures? <.<

All I know about is visual migranes, because I have them.

Basically you see this flashing zig-zagging light stuff switching colors very rapidly in the center of your vision and then it starts growing until it fills your vision completely, then it moves to the corner of one of your eyes and 15 minutes after... massive headache.

At least I get a warning and I can take my pills before the headache comes :P

I get those occasionally too.
They're REALLY annoying!

I don't get much of a headache with it, but I can't read/drive/use computers when it happens.

Might have something to do with the fact that for the last few years I've been going to bed about 1:30am - 2:00am, and getting up about 7:15 am for work.

Probably not good for you ;-)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on March 06, 2009, 05:08:15 pm
Headache with pictures? <.<

All I know about is visual migranes, because I have them.

Basically you see this flashing zig-zagging light stuff switching colors very rapidly in the center of your vision and then it starts growing until it fills your vision completely, then it moves to the corner of one of your eyes and 15 minutes after... massive headache.

At least I get a warning and I can take my pills before the headache comes :P

I get those occasionally too.
They're REALLY annoying!

I don't get much of a headache with it, but I can't read/drive/use computers when it happens.

Might have something to do with the fact that for the last few years I've been going to bed about 1:30am - 2:00am, and getting up about 7:15 am for work.

Probably not good for you ;-)

I've been to a doctor, he told me that it has no cure, he told me to exercise frequently, have a regular sleeping routine and eat healthy, they can give you pills to lighten the pain but that's about it, it can disappear forever suddenly or it can keep coming back for the rest of your life. Mine have started to be less common so it might be going away.

As for how it affects your health, it doesn't. It's basically your blood getting stuck in a vein near your brain for a few seconds that makes it appear but it doesn't actually affect anything other than interpreting it as something you're seeing (but isn't actually there) and giving you a headache.

Funny enough, smoking and drinking beer seem to make the pain go away so whenever I get one I just get drunk...

<.<

>.>
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Haseri on March 07, 2009, 01:35:36 am
Gaah!

It was an idea you morons.

Back on topic:

I, for one, cannot wait for Galactic Adventures.

>.>

<.<
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: emmet on March 07, 2009, 03:27:16 am
For shame! Whoever doesn't watch futurama is a communist.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: darkwanderer on March 09, 2009, 11:05:17 am
GIVE ME INFO
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: GrapeFruit on March 09, 2009, 02:05:38 pm
Ok, coming back to feast on GA

There's currently just one thing I'm pondering about: Since the adventures are made for a specific hero it doesn't seem to be possible to fly through the universe and stumble accross a planet with an adventure on it, because I very likely won't be playing with the creature the adventure was made for.
I don't just want to have two seperate games, "here we have spore and here, somewhat unrelated, you can play adventures"

Any hints on this?


As a general reminder: keep the hype down, it's been getting a bit too heated again lately
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on March 09, 2009, 02:07:35 pm
I have though the same thing...

And dont worry about hype. Grazony is watching us with his "anti-hype bat with a nail sticking through it".
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: darkwanderer on March 09, 2009, 02:10:14 pm
I have though the same thing...

And dont worry about hype. Grazony is watching us with his "anti-hype bat with a nail sticking through it".

Grazony is ALIVE!?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grazony on March 09, 2009, 05:54:36 pm
I have though the same thing...

And dont worry about hype. Grazony is watching us with his "anti-hype bat with a nail sticking through it".

Grazony is ALIVE!?

>:D

*in GLaDOs type voice*
YoU thOUGht you Got ME In SwitZERlaND HuH?!? PrePAre Ye SeLF BiTch!
*readys anti-type bat with nail in it*
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on March 09, 2009, 06:32:20 pm
I don't just want to have two seperate games, "here we have spore and here, somewhat unrelated, you can play adventures"

Any hints on this?

The way I understand it, you can go on random adventures during the space phase, given to you by empires the same as missions.  After all, the whole point to GA is beaming down to planets from your spaceship to do planetary missions.  It's as separate from the Spore as the missions.  I don't know the specifics, like how you collect parts to outfit your captain, or if missions absolutely require you to have specific parts on your captain. 
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Woulfe on March 14, 2009, 07:31:24 am
GOOD NEWS FOLKS !

I added more RAM to my computer, so on a lark (after backing up all my old stuff to a CD-RW, natch)

I reinstalled SPORE and patched it, and it actually PATCHED this time, no error messages at all not a one.

Well, I did have to tell EADM to stop bothering the patch process, as it kept slowing it down as it kept saying Hey update me too, not just SPORE, I told it go sit in the corner w/ a dunce cap on 'till I was done patching SPORE itself.

- W -
* Galactic Adventures, here I come, HUZZAH *

Also, no excessively large text please. ~Gec
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Lippy on March 14, 2009, 08:10:44 am
Congrats!  I wonder if you used up another activation by adding more ram.  Does adding memory change the hardware ID?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on March 14, 2009, 11:01:44 am
Congrats!  I wonder if you used up another activation by adding more ram.  Does adding memory change the hardware ID?

No, each computer has a specific ID that only major hardware changes like a motherboard can alter. Either way, he could have used the De-Auth tool before adding more RAM.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Pixxel on March 24, 2009, 05:39:54 am
New? trailer.

http://www.gamereactor.se/grtv/?id=4273
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: omegatripod on March 24, 2009, 07:15:52 am
Oh, I just can't wait!!! ;D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on March 24, 2009, 11:54:13 am
They had that trailer on IGN as well, I was going to mention it but thought maybe already knew.

It's a nifty trailer, but what I'm really curious about are the little things, like if Captains are treated as individuals (so we give them individual names) or just generic Captains (meaning the game just calls them <species> Captain).

Also, as a snarky aside, I'm not sure about the epic music with opera singers they used in the trailer. But that's just me.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on March 24, 2009, 12:37:51 pm
I wanna make a Doctor, a TARDIS, and Doctor Who planets :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: GrapeFruit on March 24, 2009, 01:01:46 pm
Also, as a snarky aside, I'm not sure about the epic music with opera singers they used in the trailer. But that's just me.

Yeah, I really liked that too, I love this kind of music. Let's find out who made it.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Enoch on March 24, 2009, 04:55:39 pm
Even better than the video, IMO - a Q&A with Stone Librande.

http://forum.spore.com/jforum/posts/list/23802.page
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on March 24, 2009, 06:21:41 pm
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eaOmen: Will the flora editor be incorporated in GA?

Stone: No. But you do have access to over 300 pre-made plants.

I cried.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on March 24, 2009, 06:25:23 pm
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eaOmen: Will the flora editor be incorporated in GA?

Stone: No. But you do have access to over 300 pre-made plants.

I cried.

Indeed, that's definitely a drag. When oh when will I get to make my precious pie tree?  >:(

Either way, thanks for the link, Enoch, that's a good read (and as a small aside, your avatar made me chuckle since the creature was dancing in time to the music I was listening to at the time). Thanks also to the Maxoids and to Stone for answering the community's queries.  ;D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Insani99999 on March 24, 2009, 07:28:14 pm
Did you here what else they said?
No beaiming down on non mission planets?!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grazony on March 24, 2009, 07:42:00 pm
*LE GASP*
The fiends! >:(
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on March 24, 2009, 08:33:00 pm
Did you here what else they said?
No beaiming down on non mission planets?!

I also cried on that one, I mean I don't mind if it worked like this:

You see a planet, you are flying over it and you can see if it's an adventure or a normal planet in which case if it's an adventure it asks if you want to play it, but seriously if the adventure planets don't show up in the actual universe and only on the Sporepedia then it's kinda lame....
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DaMuncha on March 25, 2009, 12:54:51 am
This looks like it might be fun. I wonder what theyre gonna do on it in the next few months.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: GrapeFruit on March 25, 2009, 01:26:09 am
...but seriously if the adventure planets don't show up in the actual universe and only on the Sporepedia then it's kinda lame....

I don't think you have to worry about that.
Stone on the reward systems:
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... There are a few different types of rewards, depending on whether you play from the Space Phase or from Quick Play.

Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on March 25, 2009, 05:20:44 am
I like the news about being able to attach text to anything as speech bubbles etc. and not just creatures.

I also like how Stone said you can prohibit the goals from appearing onscreen (if I read correctly), meaning you can encourage players to explore your world and discover what to do rather than be led by hand.

It's definitely lame that they cut out the flora editor and beaming down to any planet and branching dialogue, though.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Ichthyostega on March 25, 2009, 12:57:43 pm
Well, that's a dissappointment, but then again, let's watch the hype.

They maybe be secretly making a patch that includes the editor just like how they did it with the exoskeletal limbs. However, they haven't stated that they were making a surprise. But I don't care too much about it anyway, I can wait for the Flora Editor.

As for not being able to beam down to normal planets, I think that's more disappointing than the Flora Editor not being included. I don't want to stroll on my home planet or one of my sanctuary planets in that ridiculous blue hologram, which is slow and very inflexible (id est, it cannot jump, it cannot swim without walking into shallows, it cannot jump and/or fly, et cetera). Besides, I think it would be fun casually hunting creatures, or befriending them.

But I am not overally disappointed with this expansion pack, it's still awesome.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Insani99999 on March 25, 2009, 05:19:05 pm
Did you here what else they said?
No beaiming down on non mission planets?!

I also cried on that one, I mean I don't mind if it worked like this:

You see a planet, you are flying over it and you can see if it's an adventure or a normal planet in which case if it's an adventure it asks if you want to play it, but seriously if the adventure planets don't show up in the actual universe and only on the Sporepedia then it's kinda lame....

Jeez.

Im starting to think this expansion isnt going to be all that good...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Enoch on March 25, 2009, 09:43:42 pm
Did you here what else they said?
No beaiming down on non mission planets?!

I also cried on that one, I mean I don't mind if it worked like this:

You see a planet, you are flying over it and you can see if it's an adventure or a normal planet in which case if it's an adventure it asks if you want to play it, but seriously if the adventure planets don't show up in the actual universe and only on the Sporepedia then it's kinda lame....
Im starting to think this expansion isnt going to be all that good...

Why is that a big deal? There's nothing to do on non-mission planets anyway.  ::)

That's why they're making GA in the first place, because the current Space-phase is so featureless.
Jeez.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Ichthyostega on March 26, 2009, 05:49:42 pm
Why is that a big deal? There's nothing to do on non-mission planets anyway.  ::)

That's why they're making GA in the first place, because the current Space-phase is so featureless.
Jeez.

Well, if you would like to view your planet on surface-level and enjoy the ecosystem, that could be one use, and as I said, you could go hunting animals for sport, or befriend them. I think that is the purpose of the hologram scout. If you could beam down to a mission planet, run fast and athletically, jump high, hover, etc., then why not a normal planet? The only thing the hologram scout can do is walk slowly, swim if it walks into shallows, nothing else really. If you beam down as your actual physical self as you do on mission planets, a lot of more possibilities emerge in time-killing on a normal planet.

But I have to agree, the Space Stage has some problems (i.e., constant pirate raids and ecological disasters that stop you from doing whatever you want, etc.). We can hope that these problems are fixed in Galactic Adventures.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DaMuncha on March 27, 2009, 05:22:27 pm
No beaming down to normal planets? Why the **** not? Thats 1 reason why people want GA!

Well once GA comes out, lets hope someone makes a mod that lets you do that. Cause thats just stupid not to include that, when so many people are begging for it.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Gungnir on March 27, 2009, 07:39:56 pm
I'm seeing very intense parallels between the hype for this and the original hype for spore.

"ZOMG it will b awssum!"
Then, with more info, one group is like, "Nooo, it got changed from how we first thought it would be! This sucks!" and the other is saying something along the lines of "Dood it's still awssum. People can mod it!"
Then it comes out and people will say "This is fun, but not really all it's worked up to be...at all. Actually it gets sorta boring gameplaywise.."


Except that, y'know...when you buy something you don't buy it in the hope someone will eventually mod it, you buy it because the product is actually supposed to be good.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DaMuncha on March 27, 2009, 11:57:49 pm
I dont doubt that the extra missions with be fun for a little while. And the new clothing options and being able to beam down and play with ur comander and with those special abilitys, will increase game play. But I am disapointed that we cant beam down to normal planets. Why on earth not? So what if theres nothing to do there. Theres no point for the hologram scout, but they put that in.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Yuu on March 29, 2009, 09:39:56 pm
To torment us?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Ichthyostega on March 30, 2009, 12:33:43 pm
To torment us?

...with its inflexibility?  :D

Anyway, yeah. Like I said, the hologram scout's purpose would be to enjoy the environment of the planet. But seriously, you get to do all of the fun stuff as your physical self on mission planets, but you have to stick with this lousy blue hologram on normal planets, which cannot do even half of what you do in missions on normal planets? I think that is rather flawed. The hologram is uneconomical, and will be unanimously outweighed by just beaming down. Of course there might not be much to do on normal planets, but hey, taking a stroll in the forests of your planet would be a lot better than being a blue hologram that does nothing else other than moving and being attacked.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on March 30, 2009, 12:43:37 pm
If nothing else, beaming down to 'normal' planets as a Captain would at least let you fool around with the rocket-pack and the new weapons and so forth. Those eco-disaster emergencies could be made perhaps a little more up close and personal if you could hop out of the ship and eradicate the infected critters with a rocket launcher (and would save klutzes like me zapping lots of innocents by mistake with the spaceship laser).
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Ghidoran on April 12, 2009, 03:09:36 pm
http://forum.spore.com/jforum/posts/list/0/26047.page
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on May 01, 2009, 05:22:30 pm
New trailer!
No new announcements, but cool nonetheless.

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/48768.html

"Spooooooore! Galactic Adventures!"
That has been burned in my head...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Grazony on May 01, 2009, 05:40:44 pm
Oh man, that was epic. :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Yuu on May 01, 2009, 06:39:39 pm
"Spooooooore! Galactic Adventures!"
That has been burned in my head...

Very retro indeed! :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Sethan777 on May 02, 2009, 01:51:57 am
What a great trailer! The game is really looking good. Cant wait till it arrives.  ;D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 02, 2009, 01:55:13 am
I specially loved the invasion and war scenes.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Hydromancerx on May 02, 2009, 02:04:52 am
That was cool. Hopefully the adventure do not get repetitive.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Snork on May 02, 2009, 02:44:49 am
Except that, y'know...when you buy something you don't buy it in the hope someone will eventually mod it, you buy it because the product is actually supposed to be good.
This reminds me of Bethesda for some reason :/
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 02, 2009, 03:53:35 am
Except that, y'know...when you buy something you don't buy it in the hope someone will eventually mod it, you buy it because the product is actually supposed to be good.
This reminds me of Bethesda for some reason :/

Well, Bethesda always releases GOOD stuff and MODDABLE, what more can you ask? (Valve too :D)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Snork on May 02, 2009, 08:40:18 am
Except that, y'know...when you buy something you don't buy it in the hope someone will eventually mod it, you buy it because the product is actually supposed to be good.
This reminds me of Bethesda for some reason :/

Well, Bethesda always releases GOOD stuff and MODDABLE, what more can you ask? (Valve too :D)
While Bethesda games are good, their biggest charm is moddabllity. Try playing vanilla morrowind for 8 years without going blind.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on May 02, 2009, 10:06:35 am
Try playing vanilla morrowind for 8 years without going blind.
Done.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Snork on May 02, 2009, 10:28:09 am
Lol, I'm just kidding, MW has good graphics for a game made for it's time.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 02, 2009, 01:41:42 pm
I like Spore, and I like Galactive adventures. And I hate Gametrailers.


2/3 with that Trailer then.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Xeno264 on May 02, 2009, 05:58:09 pm
I don't really like Gametrailers either, so I watched it on IGN.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Yuu on May 02, 2009, 08:34:22 pm
I like Spore, and I like Galactive adventures. And I hate Gametrailers.


2/3 with that Trailer then.


And to think I thought I was the only one who felt that way...



Thanks, Plank. I love you. :)
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: emmet on May 03, 2009, 01:11:44 am
What's wrong with Gametrailers?
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Plank of Wood on May 03, 2009, 03:29:53 am
What's wrong with Gametrailers?

Loading... 2% .... 4% .... 6% .... 28% ..... 13% ..... 2.5x10^-23% .... 8%
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on May 03, 2009, 06:10:12 am
Always worked fine for me... :-\
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: SpaceOddity on May 03, 2009, 02:04:08 pm
There are no less than FOUR new Adventures videos on YouTube, you can watch them all on my blog (http://spaceoddityblog.planets.gamespy.com/?p=1116#more-1116) today.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: DarkDragon on May 03, 2009, 06:14:20 pm
Thank you!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on May 04, 2009, 03:16:10 am
These are great, thank you SpaceOddity!  :)

I'm pretty impressed with the music, if that's the kind of tunes we can expect to apply to our adventures. I remember reading somewhere you could somehow attach different tunes to different areas or something or... well, I don't really know how it works, but I'm glad there's a good mix of music considering we'll obviously not be able to add our own.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on May 07, 2009, 12:26:15 pm
New trailer. Again nothing new here, but if you are interested, go ahead and watch.  ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKs1hL-EWMY


EDIT:
And an interview.
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/48206.html
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Neini on May 07, 2009, 05:23:27 pm
New trailer. Again nothing new here, but if you are interested, go ahead and watch.  ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKs1hL-EWMY


EDIT:
And an interview.
http://www.gametrailers.com/player/48206.html


Hey, that music is from the original pre-rendered trailer!
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Skyward on May 07, 2009, 05:26:48 pm
Oh yeah :D
good times...good times. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi2GvqboQfY)
Now I feel sad after watching that...
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Yuu on May 08, 2009, 01:32:46 am
That was...


Depressing...



Though, yeah, totally didn't notice that it was taken from that trailer. :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Beatnuki on May 08, 2009, 03:18:06 am
Ah! I thought that tune was from the old flash intro, which I also loved, but you're right. It's from that trailer. Those were the days!

Hopefully perhaps they'll put those tunes into the adventure-maker so we can apply them to different adventures.  :D
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Neini on May 08, 2009, 09:16:01 am
That reminds me, I need to make an adventure about the Willosaur when GA comes out.
Title: Re: Info and Screenshots of Galactic Adventures!
Post by: Kitkat on May 08, 2009, 07:21:06 pm
AARGH! That music is stuck in my head!