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Spore: General / Generating PNGs on older graphics cards
« on: June 18, 2008, 09:34:02 am »
Here's the problem; my crappy Radeon 9800 can't (for some reason) render any bump maps to my spore creatures. Basically the sporepedia PNGs of my creatures look rubbish without any skin texture. Does anyone know if each creature's sporepedia PNG can be re-generated, i.e. from a computer with a better gfx card, to make them look all nice and shiny?

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Spore: Sporepedia Exchange / Calqhoon's Creatures
« on: June 18, 2008, 09:26:29 am »
               Gruntula                                               DOTT                                     Spykro-keet                                        Gulia




               Klaripod                                                  Eddkayss


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Everything Else / PC Water-Cooling
« on: June 01, 2006, 04:04:31 am »
Anyone else dabbled with water-cooling their PC? I installed my new Zalman Reserator1 Plus last night, and it's completely silent! Highly recommended, if a bit pricey. My only problem is that I should've got the Northbridge waterblock too, as the fan on that seriously sounds like a tumble-dryer.

I'm using de-ionized water, mixed with Zalman's own anti-corrosive/anti-algae/anti-whatever fluid. Hopefully it'll last a year or two before it needs changing.

Another thing I was wondering, what would be the best way to drain the fluid from the system without having to uninstall it all?

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Spore: General / Spore in the press.
« on: May 15, 2006, 09:11:40 am »
In today's Sun newspaper (British tabloid) I saw a tiny little insert on one page with a little pic of a Screeble's face saying 'SPORE-tastic! Turn to page 60 for previews on the hottest new games" or something like that. So I turn to page 60... and there's nothing about Spore at all. Boooooo!

So I was thinking we should post in here every time Spore is featured in a paper/magazine. There might already be a thread, but I couldn't find it.

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Spore: Creation Corner / Want me to draw your creature?
« on: May 08, 2006, 09:36:39 am »
Want me to draw your creature for you? First person to post in this thread gets their creature drawn by me. It'll be kind of a test, as the only one I've drawn is my Ylarian (see my avatar), drawn in the style of the official Spore flash animation. i'm kinda pleased with how it turned out though.

Leave me some info about how the creature looks, maybe even a rough sketch (MSPaint!) if you like.

And no complaining if you don't like how the end result looks  ::)


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Spore: General / Bioluminescence
« on: April 30, 2006, 05:41:00 pm »
I've just been reading this lovely PDF (http://www.bioscience-explained.org/EN1.1/pdf/BiolumEN.pdf) about bioluminescent marine-life. I thought some of you might like to have a look. Perhaps it will get your imaginations going; who knows? :)

I like the idea of counterillumination, so the creature creates just the right amount of light to disguise it's own shadow. It would certainly be something I'd like to toy with if it were in Spore.

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