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Offline Jecrell

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Way to disable Maxis creatures?
« on: September 09, 2008, 12:35:51 pm »
Let's say I just want to see creatures created by everyone else, and specifically block Maxis creatures. Is there a way to do this? Can anyone think of a way?



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Re: Way to disable Maxis creatures?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 12:40:18 pm »
I want to do this too.

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Re: Way to disable Maxis creatures?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 01:02:55 pm »
I wish, but i doubt it's easy.

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Re: Way to disable Maxis creatures?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 01:32:00 pm »
Manually ban each one and put "religious reasons" in the why field?

I don't believe there is anyway without modding as you can't in actuality ban maxis creatures.

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Re: Way to disable Maxis creatures?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 02:31:01 pm »
They might change it when there's enough stuff that can take it's place. It shouldn't be too long then  :P

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Re: Way to disable Maxis creatures?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 02:40:36 pm »
They might change it when there's enough stuff that can take it's place. It shouldn't be too long then  :P

I think 10 million creatures can count as enough  ;) If they dont do it now, they never will.
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Re: Way to disable Maxis creatures?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2008, 01:55:57 am »
I like maxis creatures.

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Re: Way to disable Maxis creatures?
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2008, 02:24:05 am »
I don't think the Maxis creatures are bad, but why would I want their content when the game is about sharing? :s

I don't want 50% of my game to be populated by Maxis, I want it all to be populated by my buddies. It annoys me that I've met 2 space races so far NOT created by Maxis. All the rest have been Maxis.

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Re: Way to disable Maxis creatures?
« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2008, 04:06:35 am »
Same. It's not that the Maxis creatures are bad or anything, it's just... when I see "Maxis" under their name, I wonder what the point was of releasing the CC a month early if they were still going to bundle thousands of creatures with the game.

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Re: Way to disable Maxis creatures?
« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2008, 05:03:04 am »
In my experience Spore strongly prioritises non-Maxis creatures, only falling back on them when something hasn't been downloaded to fill a needed niche.

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Re: Way to disable Maxis creatures?
« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2008, 06:03:55 am »
I just don't understand why it doesn't take the thousands of creatures my buddies have made first then. Is it because it wont use CC created creatures for space? As in you HAVE to have pulled every single one of them through the space editor first?

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Re: Way to disable Maxis creatures?
« Reply #11 on: September 10, 2008, 06:25:13 am »
I just don't understand why it doesn't take the thousands of creatures my buddies have made first then. Is it because it wont use CC created creatures for space? As in you HAVE to have pulled every single one of them through the space editor first?

While I've encountered my CC creatures as Civ creatures in space phaze, I think with space that is the case. I'm not sure, but I think the space creature editor pulls the texture down as well to make them quicker to load. Don't quote me on that, but I distinctly noticed many of my CC creatures looking very bland in the space editor. Maybe it's the different lightning?

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Re: Way to disable Maxis creatures?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2008, 08:25:54 am »
I don't want 50% of my game to be populated by Maxis, I want it all to be populated by my buddies.

Set it that way in the options then.

When you go to Options and then Settings and then 'Online settings', there is an option that says 'Buddy Content Only'. In the manual (Galactic Handbook) it explains that on page 13! :)

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Re: Way to disable Maxis creatures?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2008, 08:31:41 am »
Yes, but then your entire galaxy will be populated ONLY by those people you manually add to your Buddies list.

I'd rather have access to the entire Sporepedia (but sans the Maxis content) so I can actually be suprised when I discover a new species.

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Re: Way to disable Maxis creatures?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2008, 08:38:11 am »
Perhaps the solution would be some kind of slider that they could patch into the game or provide in an expansion.  It could let you control the percentage of Maxis-created content in your universe.  That way it doesn't have to be an "all or nothing" proposition, and people can choose to have 50% Maxis content or even 25% if they like.

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