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Re: Leave a Legacy Behind?
« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2005, 10:40:58 am »
This brings up something that I'm sorta worried about... population explosions.
Bob makes a species called "A"
Chuck and David download the "A" speicies
David evolves the "A" creatures and uploads them
Chuck evolves the "A" creatures differently and uploads them
Now there are three "A" creatures. Bob's will be referred to as "AB", Chuck's "AC", and David's "AD"
Bob goes to a new planet and pulls down "AC" for that planet, but the name is still "A" on the screen.
Bob then goes to another plane and pulls down "AD", but the name on the screen is still "A"
Meanwhile other people have downloaded "AB","AC", and "AD" and uploaded varients as well.
Eventually we have dozens of creatures called "A" on the servers.
Now.... I see and "A" on a forum,website, friend's game, whatever, and I want to get "A".
How do I find the "A" that I want?

Imagine how many varients of Pamela Anderson, Care Bears, etc... there will be.

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Re: Leave a Legacy Behind?
« Reply #61 on: May 05, 2005, 10:59:12 am »
I dont know if that would actually happen because each player will be evolving their own unique creature not downloading an existing player created creature to evolve or just to have. I think if we can download creatures they will be computer controlled based on how the other player had so far been driving the creature, whether or not the computer would evolve that creature further on its own ar pull the next evolved stage of the player controlled creature i dont know, but i dont think there will be a lot of differently evolved creatures with the same name.
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Re: Leave a Legacy Behind?
« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2005, 12:18:52 pm »
When did this thread get so off topic, i have been peeking in every now and then and all of a sudden its a full blown theological debate! Lets see if we can't get back on track.

But before we do I think that everbody is right, to a certain degree, of course this means beleiving or not dismissing the infinite universe theory thingy.

That there is an infinite number of everyWHERES and everyWHENS, so that if something can be imagined it must exist somewhere, so no matter who is right in THIS universe everybody else is right somewhere else.

Or even that evrybody is right in this universe anyway, whos to say that all the gods do or dont co-exist in their own way? I don't know and can't say i'm not qualified

I believe in an infinite universe. Infact I think that the universe is just in some form of epi-universe and each universe within it is like the equlivent of a galaxy. That would be cool in spore.

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Re: Leave a Legacy Behind?
« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2005, 02:21:15 pm »
Yup, I beleive in that kind of thing too.
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Re: Leave a Legacy Behind?
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2005, 04:49:30 pm »
Problem is that too many people read the bible word for word literaly...

You gotta read it in the context of what it is written in. 3000-4000 years ago people could not explain what happend in the world around them as well as we can today. So they used the information that they knew and wrote it as they thought it was.

Take the plauge storys in the exodis event.

they talk as if everything was its own plauge but using things we know today

1. Volcaneo activity turns nile red
2. Forgs flee from nile becuase of the harmful red water
3. frogs get steped on killed ect. flys and gnats are attracted to the dead frogs
4. With them come disease
5. The disease kills livestock
6. It was the time of the year that locusts appear
7. crops destroyed
8. Its not unknown for very large hail to be created in that area of egypt
9. Egyptian children eat infected livestock and dont have the immune system that the adults have while the enslved isrialites were too poor to eat much meat.

What can you say? well it depends on your perspective

It could be cowinsidence or divian actions that created this. I personaly think its cool that our undertanding now a days leads us to better understand how things like this happend so long ago. I belive it was God working through nature to do this.

I could go into more detail but now is not the place nor time.

Often the letter of the bible is not the way to understand what occored so long ago. You have to look at it from the perspective of the writer and the perspective of today.

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Re: Leave a Legacy Behind?
« Reply #65 on: May 05, 2005, 04:50:17 pm »
but back to this threads origonal topic  ::)
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Re: Leave a Legacy Behind?
« Reply #66 on: May 06, 2005, 04:04:04 am »
What topic?

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It doesn't say it for me, though
« Reply #67 on: May 07, 2005, 10:13:36 pm »
Well, it does say 'Re: Leave a Legacy Behind?' above all our posts, so maybe we're supposed to be talking about legacy power supplies on SATA drives. MAN I HATE THOSE.

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Re: Leave a Legacy Behind?
« Reply #68 on: May 08, 2005, 12:48:26 am »
It has a lot of benifits though. Sure it is annoying but you should read up on it.

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Re: Leave a Legacy Behind?
« Reply #69 on: May 08, 2005, 06:45:50 pm »
Yay! My first post! lol.

Anyway...

I'm not sure there will be unevolved versions of your creature running around, but technically that isn't even the way legacys work in the sims. (you of all people should know that pinstar. lol.)

What I think would be cool is sort of a Darwin chart type thing. Everyone knows the picture of the guy going from the amoeba to that thing to that other thing (i believe you can fill in the blanks here) and moving up till finally reaching modern man. I think it would be fun to click on a button and see something a little like that for your creature. Showing how far you came. It could be updated every time you evolve your creature.

(unfortunatly that's just an idea. and as cool as it may be it won't go far if nobody sees it. maybe i should post it on the sims 2 bbs too. I know the people at maxis comb the boards every once in a while. I've seen them reply to things.)
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Re: Leave a Legacy Behind?
« Reply #70 on: May 10, 2005, 02:37:09 am »
That darwin chart for the game would actually be a very nice thing to have. If it's not in the game then I bet Will would have liked to have stolen that from you earlier.

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Re: Leave a Legacy Behind?
« Reply #71 on: May 10, 2005, 05:26:52 am »
Agreed.  That's a good idea.  Some way, on your local machine (or generated online), for everyone to see where every other creature came from.
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Re: Leave a Legacy Behind?
« Reply #72 on: May 10, 2005, 05:46:09 am »
I can see there being a 'photo-album' in the game like in SimCity and TheSims. Maybe an 'evolution' of that system being small 3D models that you can zoom, pan and rotate rather than simple stills, each morphing to the next in the chain as you click through them.
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Re: Leave a Legacy Behind?
« Reply #73 on: May 10, 2005, 11:30:18 am »
Am I right in assuming that a gamestate takes up less space than a hi-res image? Cause I am confused as to why Sims 2 didn't have such a thing as saving a snapshot of the state rather than the image.

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Re: Leave a Legacy Behind?
« Reply #74 on: May 10, 2005, 12:09:30 pm »
I think they had something like that on Star Trek the Next Generation when Laforge had to solve a mystery based on one fuzzy photograph and he was all up ins that thing.  Pretty awesome. -leeman