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Spore: General / Re: Making a SPORECast
« on: September 19, 2008, 09:42:04 am »
Funny thing is I got my maxed-out complexity turtle (Civ/Space clothed) to upload by just waiting four days and trying again.

Just saying that it seems that sometimes you can get them on there without sacrificing.  And let's face it...you should NOT have to sacrifice creativity to get the damn things online!  I mean if the game/server/whatever cannot handle them that complex, why let us do it?

I've run into various other problems, and here's how i've gotten around them.

1) My Sporecasts created/modified on the web won't update in the game.
Since it is many times easier to make sporecasts on the web, this is hard to avoid. I've found that adding/deleting stuff to/from your sporecast via the game can force a refresh.  It doesn't necessarily refresh everything, but it helps.


2) Creatures won't upload, or upload a "blank" creature.
I haven't totally figured this out, but i've had a lot of success in simplifying creatures so that there are 4 complexity dots free.  For Space/Civ/Tribal costumed creatures, i've found it absolutely necessary to start with a creature with 4 dots free no matter how simple or complex the costume is!  Some creatures imported from the CC simply won't upload no matter how much i simplify them.

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Spore: General / Re: NEW spore patch. Start up your game to get it.
« on: September 18, 2008, 01:33:30 pm »
Great news unless you are a Mac user.

Way to hose us when you stated yourself "Play it on a Mac" Maxis. :(


Oh well...still excited about it. :)

We're working on the Mac version, I swear!!!

-caryl (who uses a Mac)

Hope you picked up on the fact that I was not really all that peeved. ;)

Thanks for the reassurance!

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Spore: General / Re: NEW spore patch. Start up your game to get it.
« on: September 18, 2008, 01:22:04 pm »
Great news unless you are a Mac user.

They just came out with the patch for the Mac version of the Creature creator about a week ago, so i'm certainly not going to start holding my breath now.

Yeah thanks...I was trying to not think of it and pretend the Mac patch came out the day after the PC one. :P

*cries*

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Spore: General / Re: NEW spore patch. Start up your game to get it.
« on: September 18, 2008, 12:47:15 pm »
Great news unless you are a Mac user.

Way to hose us when you stated yourself "Play it on a Mac" Maxis. :(


Oh well...still excited about it. :)

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Spore: General / Re: Awesome Screenshots: Lets see them! [NO SPOILERS!]
« on: September 18, 2008, 10:20:54 am »
How do you turn it off? (It's Level Of Detail btw- "LOD")

Actually what I am talking about is "Depth of Field" or DoF, as seen here:



(Last option)

Just turn it off in the option menu! ;)

And NO...that is not my current settings!  My current ones are everything med but player models and graphic effects, which are high.

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Spore: General / Re: Awesome Screenshots: Lets see them! [NO SPOILERS!]
« on: September 18, 2008, 09:19:27 am »
How many people turn level of distance (Forgot exact name) off?  I ask because many screens show the moons and other planets in perfect focus, which mean you have the effect turned off.

For those unaware, it is the effect that makes things far away (Not just planets but trees as well) look like they have a camera blur.

I ask since I was wondering if the community overall prefers it on or off?  With it off it does significantly improve performance, but I kinda like it so I suck up the lost frames and deal with it...for now.

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Spore: General / Re: Absolute, Total & Utter Satisfaction!
« on: September 18, 2008, 08:58:48 am »
Oh WeAreLegion, I forgot to add you. I thought I did :p.

Heh thanks.  Got you as well.

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Spore: General / Re: Absolute, Total & Utter Satisfaction!
« on: September 18, 2008, 08:47:31 am »
I am trying to include all the GSers who post often and have good stuff.  I will admit, I don't include everyone who just says "Hey I am from Gaming Steve!" but for all your regs and normal posters, I got a lot of ya! ;)

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Agreed.  I think there are way to may paranoid people out there against EA and that leads to the whole "OMG STEALTH PATCHEZ!!1!!!" belief.

Don't get me wrong, I am not a fan of EA overall, but as their recent change to the number of accounts has proven, they are just a company that listens to the majority of their customers, and try to do what they think is best.  I am pretty sure we will be made aware of all patches that are downloaded and client side. ;)

You misinterpreted my intention Legion.
I was not referring to conspiracies. I was referring to Lucky/Caryl's promise of a patch last week. However it may have been a server patch whereas I assumed it had been a client patch there was talk about.

Oh my bad.   ;)

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Well we know there's been at least one "silent patch", so in theory I guess we could have gotten any number of them I guess.

We do? I don't think we do. I think we know they've done some server-side changes at some point.

Agreed.  I think there are way to may paranoid people out there against EA and that leads to the whole "OMG STEALTH PATCHEZ!!1!!!" belief.

Don't get me wrong, I am not a fan of EA overall, but as their recent change to the number of accounts has proven, they are just a company that listens to the majority of their customers, and try to do what they think is best.  I am pretty sure we will be made aware of all patches that are downloaded and client side. ;)

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Spore: General / Re: Absolute, Total & Utter Satisfaction!
« on: September 18, 2008, 07:07:22 am »
I... Like most was being relentlessly plummeted by 2 races in my space stage (at normal setting)... Over and over they would attack... The first race was the Zanurily... They were relentless... Attacking and attacking... Then when I allied with the Zeebus I defended them against the Marton... Well that caused mass war with the Martons... It was so bad I did not think I would ever defeat them (seriously)... But I picked away one system at a time, while the two species kept attacking me over and over. But I held out... I took someone's advice on here and took the fight to them... First I defeated the Zanurily... Then FINALLY I defeated the tougher Marton. I was elated... I spent all night doing it, not giving up... Now the region is all green and at peace. I finally have some breathing room to do some stuff.

Moral of the story just stick to your guns... It will get better!

Here is a cast of characters thus far in my Spore Saga (there are other races I am dealing with but they have just been met and I will see what comes of then). But these are the races of the 'First Wars':



I have to borrow your little graphic idea for displaying the other space-empires you meet!  Very slick way of showing off your story. ;)

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I would love it if they would allow for a bit more complexity in the creator...I mean the more complex your creature the less clothes it can wear.

Also it seems the clothing choice seem to steer us towards certain looks.  More variety would rock.

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Spore: General / Re: Awesome Screenshots: Lets see them! [NO SPOILERS!]
« on: September 17, 2008, 05:34:47 pm »
LOL!  That comic strip just says it all :)

So true unfortunatly...

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Nice designs!  Let's see more.

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Spore: General / Re: Well: The Zero Punctuation review of Spore.
« on: September 17, 2008, 10:44:23 am »
Personally I laughed my ass off!  His reviews (Which I just discovered) are fantastic!  Great humor wether you agree or not heh.

LMAO x 10

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