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Reply #35 on: June 18, 2008, 04:45:09 AM

Ta daa

I whipped these up last night. WoW players might recognize the creatures they're based on.

I like it. The trial version has a lot of blank spaces in the parts menus, which will be filled in "after you buy Spore", but it's definitely enough to get you into the process.

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Reply #36 on: June 18, 2008, 05:01:00 AM

Are you using the free trial or the paid trial?   If the majority of slots all stay blank after paying $10 I can't see a reason to pay for it.

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Reply #37 on: June 18, 2008, 05:39:57 AM

I have the free trial, downloaded from the Spore site.

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Reply #38 on: June 18, 2008, 05:50:24 AM

The demo has about 25% the content of the full disc.
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Reply #39 on: June 18, 2008, 05:51:10 AM


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Reply #40 on: June 18, 2008, 07:33:25 AM

The one you pay a tenner for comes out sometime today, right?

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Reply #41 on: June 18, 2008, 08:06:45 AM

An hour from now if I'm reading the website right.

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Reply #42 on: June 18, 2008, 08:09:55 AM

I've been messing with it some more. As people get the full version in stores (on the east coast) I've presume, some bugs have popped up with sporepedia. They'll probably get them fixed within a day as htey're little more than annoyances. But now I'm missing some of the goddamn microbes and it won't let me reupload them. Yet. Sigh. I wanted to finish those and move on but now I'll wait since my numbering is out of wack.
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Reply #43 on: June 18, 2008, 08:26:05 AM


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Reply #44 on: June 18, 2008, 09:50:53 AM

The paid version can be downloaded now, if anyone was interested.

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Reply #45 on: June 18, 2008, 10:32:46 AM

How does the $10 rebate off Spore work if one buys the Creature Creator? Amazon is offering $5 off Spore for buying the CC, I'm wondering if it's additive.

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Reply #46 on: June 18, 2008, 02:54:38 PM

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Reply #47 on: June 18, 2008, 05:11:16 PM

Making creatures is very, very addictive.  I love it like I love CoH character creation.  Maybe more.

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Reply #48 on: June 18, 2008, 07:01:35 PM

Definitely more.  I'm just pissed I'm working overtime on the day that we can order the rest of the parts.

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Reply #49 on: June 19, 2008, 10:06:13 AM

Bah. Downloaded the mac trial and it won't run on the shitty integrated gpu in this mini. Threw it on the mbpro but it's totally obvious and I got busted messing with it three times....so probably no more Spore at work :P Lots of fun, though. Can't wait to see the building and ship editors.

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Reply #50 on: June 19, 2008, 04:52:34 PM

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Reply #51 on: June 19, 2008, 05:20:32 PM

How do you add bulk to the body?  Once you stretch out the spine its always skinny and its good for making worms but I want something heftier.  It seems if you lose the belly you get at the start you can't get it back?
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Reply #53 on: June 19, 2008, 05:47:38 PM

How do you add bulk to the body?  Once you stretch out the spine its always skinny and its good for making worms but I want something heftier.  It seems if you lose the belly you get at the start you can't get it back?

lrn2tutorial, n00b.

I'll give you a freebie, though -- mouse over the spine bones and spin the mousewheel.  ;)

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Reply #54 on: June 19, 2008, 06:01:41 PM

Can I buy this, throw it on a flash drive, and take it to my non-net enabled apartment?
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Reply #55 on: June 19, 2008, 06:12:52 PM

How do you add bulk to the body?  Once you stretch out the spine its always skinny and its good for making worms but I want something heftier.  It seems if you lose the belly you get at the start you can't get it back?

lrn2tutorial, n00b.

I'll give you a freebie, though -- mouse over the spine bones and spin the mousewheel.  ;)

Hmm I know I tried that I'll give it another go

Edit: okay its hover over the spine not click on it...now to make a monster

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Reply #56 on: June 19, 2008, 06:14:42 PM

Once you create your creature what do you do?

Am I the only one who feels like the second phases (?) creature portion of the game dominates the other parts?

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Reply #57 on: June 19, 2008, 07:33:04 PM

ok I've made a couple

Its fun, gotta get the full version.  Doesn't seem to be available in Australia yet, what a surprise swamp poop
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Reply #58 on: June 19, 2008, 08:28:57 PM

Once you create your creature what do you do?

In the full game, you make the creature over multiple editing sessions as you get more DNA points, which you acquire by running your creature around a planet and eating stuff.  Once your creature is "done", you move on to the RTS phase of the game, where you're controlling lots of copies of your creature.

For now, though, you just get to make a creature, ooh and ah at it, and then make another one.  All that other stuff isn't in the Creature Creator.

btw more critters:


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Reply #59 on: June 19, 2008, 09:00:06 PM


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Reply #60 on: June 19, 2008, 11:59:52 PM

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Hi Ian,
 
Thank you for your enquiry.
 
Unfortunately the Spore Creature Creator is not going to be available for digital download within Australia.
 
The Creature Creator will be released in full with the retail edition of the Spore game.
 
Instead of offering the Creature Creator as a purchase, EA will be offering the Spore Creature Creator FREE in a promotion at the end of July. Stay tuned to http://www.electronicarts.com.au/en-au/ for more information.
 
Regards,
 
EA Support
 
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From: Ian Wright [mailto:iwright2@internode.on.net]
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To: easupport@sirius.com.au
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Hello
 
How do I purchase the full version of the spore creature creature in Australia.
 
Thanks
 
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So they'll give away the creator at the end of July probably as a pre-order deal so it won't really be free anyway, and the rest of the world has had it for ages and already bored of it.

Fuck EA, Fuck Spore, all I wanted to do was give them 10 fucking dollars.

Typical shit we get in Australia I was definitely going to buy this game, now I wont.

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Reply #61 on: June 20, 2008, 01:26:32 AM

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Fuck EA, Fuck Spore, all I wanted to do was give them 10 fucking dollars.

Typical shit we get in Australia I was definitely going to buy this game, now I wont.

Also despite A$1 = US$0.95, it will still be priced as if A$1 = US$0.62. Just like if you want to play it on a Mac, that Mac will cost you 30% more than it would in the US, for no reason. Thank God for cost+$1 Taiwanese PC parts importers.

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Reply #62 on: June 20, 2008, 02:19:08 AM

Even EA New Zealand has it for sale ffs. Either some bright spark in EA Aus thinks its going to get him ahead to fuck around and use the creator in some brilliant promotion idea he's got, or more likely our shitty big chain stores haven't agreed to redeem the payment for the full creature creator as a part payment towards the box.
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Reply #63 on: June 20, 2008, 06:15:07 AM

Am I the only one who feels like the second phases (?) creature portion of the game dominates the other parts?
Building editor for the simcity parts, vehicle editor for the rts parts, spaceship editor for the space exploration parts....The creature part is pretty fundamental in setting up the parameters of what comes after, it's the whole design concept, actually. But I don't think it'll dominate over all the other cool stuff.

I grabbed the full version last night. There's a definite learning curve if you have a certain concept in mind, but I'm getting a little better at it. I feel it's a bit limited in parts available, but even if that's all we get in Spore itself, it will be fine.

Then I forgot to upload the four guys I made...

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Reply #64 on: June 20, 2008, 07:01:52 AM

Its also one of those low hanging fruit for future expansions/versions for spore down the road adding more and more parts. It would be nice to be able to do an exoskeletal critter and not have everything have to be vertebrates.
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Reply #65 on: June 20, 2008, 08:07:19 AM

I originally thought the fun was going to be in coming up with a concept first and then trying to make it, but I'm finding it much more satisfying to just start slapping stuff together and see where it goes.  Which I guess is how it's intended to play out in the full game.

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Reply #66 on: June 20, 2008, 08:19:30 AM

I originally thought the fun was going to be in coming up with a concept first and then trying to make it, but I'm finding it much more satisfying to just start slapping stuff together and see where it goes.  Which I guess is how it's intended to play out in the full game.
Undoubtably, since "what you're adding" is pretty much going to be dictated by where you are in game play.

Moving shit later is going to cost you, so you're effectively going to be "Adapting" around it.

So you need a weapon, but there's no room for a horn with the eyes, moving the eyes apart costs to much to do AND get the horn, so the bloody thing ends up with a spike sticking out of it's chest. Later on, that's in the way of the arms you wanted, so you have to extend those out some because you can't afford to move the horn (or go without) but you really need better arms..

Once you hit the universe stage, I understand you get free access to the Creature Editor so you can design life as you want to drop on planets and whatnot.
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Reply #67 on: June 20, 2008, 08:44:45 AM

Everything I've seen come out of the creature creator so far has been made of fleshy and suck.  Where are the chitinous, armor-plated horrors of claws and spikes?  I wanna see fuckin' Kryomek/Zerg/Tyranids tearing things up.
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Reply #68 on: June 20, 2008, 08:54:20 AM

They actually do have bone plates and spikes and stuff in there, even in the free version:


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Reply #69 on: June 20, 2008, 12:47:42 PM

Not mine but awesome prinny, d00d!

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