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Offline JakeCourtney

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Spore Photo Album
« on: May 17, 2006, 10:07:49 pm »
Does Spore have anything like a photo album?  You might recognize a feature like this as seen in The Sims.  It was a really big feature in The Sims 2.  I just didn't know if Spore was going to have something like this so we can keep track of our creatures evolution.  It might be a cool idea, not as full blow as in The Sims, but something as a keep sake.



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Re: Spore Photo Album
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2006, 11:43:17 pm »
isn't that Sporepedia?

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Re: Spore Photo Album
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2006, 11:48:58 pm »
No something simlar to a photo diary of our creature.  Maybe like a storybook of your creature growing up.  Eating its first monster.  Mating the first time.... etc

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Re: Spore Photo Album
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2006, 12:00:53 am »
No something simlar to a photo diary of our creature.  Maybe like a storybook of your creature growing up.  Eating its first monster.  Mating the first time.... etc

Yeah, I was thinking something like that... or just something to show it's growth through evolution.

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Re: Spore Photo Album
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2006, 12:01:46 am »
I'll doubt they'd implement that AND Sporepedia. I might be wrong though.

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Re: Spore Photo Album
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2006, 02:30:12 am »
I seriously hope they do... it's a pain in the ass to take a screenshot, alt tab, open photoshop, paste, save, alt tab, continue game till I see the next screen I want.

I think they'll have a photo album of sorts...  maybe even a video editor...  both concepts are completely congruous with the evo stage and still fitting for all the other stages.

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Re: Spore Photo Album
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2006, 02:53:58 am »
yes, it might be an ideal thing to have, but i don't know if they would because of the sporepedia.  It would allow for stories and such = "this is me me blowing up my first planet"..etc
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Re: Spore Photo Album
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2006, 03:50:48 am »
yes, it might be an ideal thing to have, but i don't know if they would because of the sporepedia.  It would allow for stories and such = "this is me me blowing up my first planet"..etc


And the crowd goes "AAwwwwwww". :D
I would like an integrated screenshot-taker-thing. Like having fraps, just as a part of the game.

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« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2006, 03:54:17 am »
Simcity 4 had both an integrated screenshot maker (crappy) and a hidden feature that was able to make 'videos'. It would simply take screenshots at a set interval and you could then turn that into an animated gif or movie file with the help of other programs..

I expect they will also do this for Spore, simply because I think Will Wright just loves the storytelling aspect of it all and likes to enable people to be as creative with the game as they possibly can be..

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« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2006, 05:06:19 am »
Why wouldn't they implement it? It takes so few resources, it would probably only take them a week to add it in. Besides, they know how much people love their creatures and want to tell their stories. I'd be surprised if they didn't have a camera and photo album.

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Re: Spore Photo Album
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2006, 06:44:41 am »
if it's just taking screenshots... almost all games have that..

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Re: Spore Photo Album
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2006, 09:50:39 am »
I seriously hope they do... it's a pain in the ass to take a screenshot, alt tab, open photoshop, paste, save, alt tab, continue game till I see the next screen I want.

Why do you open Photoshop for the screenshots. You can easily use Microsoft's Paint for that, saving won't be that annoying and time-wasting.

oh....yeah...  I'd love to have such a book, and why shouldn't they do it, if they had it in the Sims, because they know now how to do it  :)
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Re: Spore Photo Album
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2006, 10:40:00 am »
Hope they add it
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« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2006, 12:06:06 pm »
I bet it's in, Maxis have seemed to increasingly realize that their games go hand-in-hand with this sort of feature.

Also, I think I said this before, but I really want a "stages of evolution" screen in the classic fashion, showing snapshots of your creature at each generation. Crawling from the sea, growing legs, turning feet into hands, gradually learning to walk upright, etc.

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« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2006, 05:38:43 am »
I bet it's in, Maxis have seemed to increasingly realize that their games go hand-in-hand with this sort of feature.

Also, I think I said this before, but I really want a "stages of evolution" screen in the classic fashion, showing snapshots of your creature at each generation. Crawling from the sea, growing legs, turning feet into hands, gradually learning to walk upright, etc.

Actually along the same lines, I hope there is one premade.  For those of you who didn't play Black and White, in that game you would control a creature.  Over time the creature grew and learned different things.  As this happened or other notable events, the game autotook a screen shot and the creature "made" a webpage you could load up on your computer or download to the web detailing the life of your creature.  It seems like Maxis could implement this feature pretty readily for each stage of the creature's life.  Maybe a flash site with tabs for each stage.  But if they don't, I plan on making it for my creations.
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