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Offline smjjames

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Patch notes are now out.
« on: November 17, 2008, 11:47:47 am »
Heres the link:

http://www.spore.com/patch

Patch Fixes

    * Fix for esc key not bringing up Options in Galaxy Game Entry
    * Fix for creator backgrounds appearing on small sporepedia cards
    * Update to help keep achievements on the server in sync with achievements in the game

plus those freebie limbs.

I guess there weren't alot of fixes, so they had time to make the freebie.



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Re: Patch notes are now out.
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2008, 12:28:55 pm »
Heres the link:

http://www.spore.com/patch

Patch Fixes

    * Fix for esc key not bringing up Options in Galaxy Game Entry
    * Fix for creator backgrounds appearing on small sporepedia cards
    * Update to help keep achievements on the server in sync with achievements in the game

plus those freebie limbs.

I guess there weren't alot of fixes, so they had time to make the freebie.
Only fix ever that has an impact on me.

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Re: Patch notes are now out.
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2008, 12:57:28 pm »
Same for me, Yannick.  It was annoying, especially since I had a baby once when the glitch happened, so the baby was in the picture.


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Re: Patch notes are now out.
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2008, 03:26:45 pm »
Those last two both affected me pretty badly!
-The background one was a big issue for some time, and I'm really glad they fixed it.
-The achievements thing came up whenever I had to reset the game data (twice). Essentially what it was was that, if you started a new pollination.package (either by deleting the old one or by installing the game on a new machine), while the achievements list would be set properly to the online ones, in-game the achievements were still appearing as if you unlocked none at all. I actually sorta liked that, because it meant being able to unlock achievements multiple times (for fun though), and might sorta miss it; except for the X Stage Unlocked achievements. Starting a new game profile meant having to play through the stages straight again.

But yeah, it's quite obvious that this patch was for the extra parts, and these features tacked on because they were of heavy concern. It's not like the regular patches.
I'm also guessing the next patch will come reasonably early then too, considering that the programmers would still have been working out the bugs while the graphic guys were making the models and such.
The reason they wouldn't have included the minor fixed bugs in this patch too, in case anyone's wondering, is because they'd then have to delay the patch for more beta-testing of those fixes.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2008, 03:29:44 pm by DarkPlasma »

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Re: Patch notes are now out.
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008, 08:06:12 pm »
They have fixed a few other things with this patch that i've noticed.

The dance animations no longer clip, and when i do the hippity hop dance which turns my creature around, if i tell him do do sumthing else he will keep that oreintation.

And I see im now also told how many people have subscribed to my sporecasts which means im now able to get those acheivements.

Theres also new flashy sprites that look liek flashes of bright lights when you attack, or dance.

Theres also a new DNA limit for the creature creator.

UV mapping has been changed for sphere shapes and cylinders.

I'll keep you posted with what else i see.

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2008, 01:29:58 am »
And I see im now also told how many people have subscribed to my sporecasts which means im now able to get those acheivements.
That was quite definitely not a new thing.

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Re: Patch notes are now out.
« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2008, 03:04:21 am »
Well its new to me, its never worked before. It allways said 0, now it says 77 for my Final Fantasy VIII sporcast.

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Re: Patch notes are now out.
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2008, 12:31:52 pm »
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UV mapping has been changed for sphere shapes and cylinders.

What do you mean by that?

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2008, 12:56:30 pm »
I'm guessing he means spheres and cylinders in the vehicle, UFO, and building editors. has been made to texture better. 

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Re: Patch notes are now out.
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2008, 01:01:36 pm »
the thing that is most appealing to me isnt to do with the patches features, but more that maxis really are doing well to keep updating and perfecting the game, not giving up on it