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#1 V4Oldboy   Vengeance 4 Oldboy CAGiversary!   3869 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:14 PM

Can someone explain why Spore is getting so much attention. I'm not being sarcastic or insulting the game, I'm just curious about it. I haven't payed any attention to pc gaming, since I have long been past having a pc that can run any current game.

Also, would a intel macbook (with xp) even be able to play the game? If not I have a desktop that I'm sure could.

#2 Sofa King Kool   Is srsly... CAGiversary!   4453 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:21 PM

Macbooks can't play anything.....





....they're Macs...

#3 SmokyPreacher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   64 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 07:57 PM

Why it's getting so much buzz? Well It's made by Will Wright that hooka tokin fool that made Sim City, Sims, and prolly something else. The game is pretty interesting to say the least you start out as a small organism then evolve into larger ones over time (i.e. go from small group to small city, to large city, to civilization, to galactic conquest. So it does sound very different then most other stuff on the market all in one package at least. Also you can create/shape/evolve your creature as you want it with the creature creator same goes for buildings and vehicles. And the little creature creator thing has released or is about to so that gets the buzz going about it like mad. Oh and about the macbook gonna have to say no if it can prolly very low unappealing settings.

#4 n25philly   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   649 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 08:57 PM

Macbooks can't play anything.....





....they're Macs...


there is actually going to be a mac version of the game

#5 SmokyPreacher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   64 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 June 2008 - 09:26 PM

Indeed. http://spore.wikia.c...em_requirements
I still think if your are running it on a jus a macbook it isn't going to look to well and most likely not run fantastically but still might be worth a shot.

#6 Sofa King Kool   Is srsly... CAGiversary!   4453 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:03 AM

there is actually going to be a mac version of the game


I know. I just never pass up an opportunity to shit on Macs.

#7 VipFREAK   Fun Knee! CAGiversary!   9412 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2008 - 12:12 AM

I saw this and I though, "hmm... actually, finally comin out with this game eh...?" Then I saw the price was $9.99 (Fry's ad) and though oh, is it THAT bad. lol

#8 V4Oldboy   Vengeance 4 Oldboy CAGiversary!   3869 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2008 - 01:19 AM

I know. I just never pass up an opportunity to shit on Macs.


In the op I put macbook (with xp). I have a partition for xp, and a partition for mac. I didn't even know a mac version was coming out, I've been out of the pc gaming loop for a while.

I was just asking if the macbook hardware could handle Spore (in xp). All I know is that my macbook has integrated graphics...that sucks right???

I downloaded the trial version of the creature creator, so I'll try that out.

#9 Serik  

Posted 17 June 2008 - 01:24 AM

The system requirements for Spore are pretty low for a new game, but it will still look like crap on an integrated graphics card.

Why am I excited about Spore? A virtually unlimited galaxy of player-created content to explore. But based on what people have already created, most creatures will either be goatse or penises.

#10 V4Oldboy   Vengeance 4 Oldboy CAGiversary!   3869 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2008 - 01:35 AM

The system requirements for Spore are pretty low for a new game, but it will still look like crap on an integrated graphics card.

Why am I excited about Spore? A virtually unlimited galaxy of player-created content to explore. But based on what people have already created, most creatures will either be goatse or penises.


I've read about the player created stuff, but how does it work? Are people just going to make a creature and set it free in a big world, or do you get your own world? I was confused when I read it.

#11 VipFREAK   Fun Knee! CAGiversary!   9412 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2008 - 01:42 AM

But based on what people have already created, most creatures will either be goatse or penises.



Wow...

#12 darthbudge   The Real DB CAGiversary!   20048 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2008 - 02:07 AM

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#13 Gavin   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   31 Posts   Joined 13.7 Years Ago  

Posted 17 June 2008 - 03:04 AM

Is the Creature Creator going to be released at midnight tonight? I hope so...

#14 Serik  

Posted 17 June 2008 - 03:14 AM

I've read about the player created stuff, but how does it work? Are people just going to make a creature and set it free in a big world, or do you get your own world? I was confused when I read it.


You have an entire galaxy to explore, full of planets, stars, nebulae, black holes, etc.

The game uses player-created creatures, buildings, and civilizations to populate the planets you'll encounter. The civilization you control is free to do whatever: explore the cosmos, leave monoliths around, terraform planets, make war or peace...

The Sporepedia contains all the creatures that players have created and uploaded to EA. To gain access to a creature featured in the Sporepedia, you simply save the .png file and drag it into the appropriate folder and the creature will be available in your game (quite amazing when you think about it).

#15 Sir_Fragalot   wants Startropics 3. CAGiversary!   8707 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 07:29 AM

I really think Spore is the game Will Wright always wanted to make but could never do to hardware limitations. It seems to take influence of all of his big franchises (sim city, the sims etc...) all into one game, but add a creation element that is above and beyond any other game out there. Plus the amount of depth in the game is incredible but at the same time the making the idea so simplistic. It just fascinates me that this is a real game.

#16 n25philly   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   649 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 June 2008 - 02:20 PM

You have an entire galaxy to explore, full of planets, stars, nebulae, black holes, etc.

The game uses player-created creatures, buildings, and civilizations to populate the planets you'll encounter. The civilization you control is free to do whatever: explore the cosmos, leave monoliths around, terraform planets, make war or peace...

The Sporepedia contains all the creatures that players have created and uploaded to EA. To gain access to a creature featured in the Sporepedia, you simply save the .png file and drag it into the appropriate folder and the creature will be available in your game (quite amazing when you think about it).


I beleive that the game is supposed to automatically go out and download other players creations to fill the galaxy

#17 Serik  

Posted 17 June 2008 - 02:31 PM

Yeah, sorry about the confusion there: the game will automatically download stuff, but you can also download the .png files from the website if you see something you like.

#18 JSP   Return to my Roots CAGiversary!   12015 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 June 2008 - 11:36 PM

I downloaded the Creature Creator Trial, but all I got was the instructions in a Readme file and a folder called "data". Inside the folder are two folders, "Config" and "Locale", and three programs called "CSA_Audio.package", "CSA_Graphics.package", and "CSA_Main.package".

So, um, where's the game?

#19 cultivatingmass  

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 11:44 PM

I downloaded the Creature Creator Trial, but all I got was the instructions in a Readme file and a folder called "data". Inside the folder are two folders, "Config" and "Locale", and three programs called "CSA_Audio.package", "CSA_Graphics.package", and "CSA_Main.package".

So, um, where's the game?


There's no folder called "Sporebin" in the same directory as "data"?

Just re-install then, I'm sure something got glitched and it will fix itself.

#20 JSP   Return to my Roots CAGiversary!   12015 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2008 - 01:14 AM

Yeah, I found Sporebin. I don't know why I didn't see it before.

#21 paddlefoot   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1833 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2008 - 01:22 AM

Is this the type of game that you can have running in the background while on the internets and stuff? It sounds very interesting.

#22 haloman21   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   55 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 02:18 AM

I saw this and I though, "hmm... actually, finally comin out with this game eh...?" Then I saw the price was $9.99 (Fry's ad) and though oh, is it THAT bad. lol

Games not out genius that's just a trial. Yea paying for a trial sucks ass but man its addicting as hell. I love making random stuff I think ill make some random tall thing in honor of cheapy. Maybe something heavy and short for wombat.

#23 DarkNessBear   CABear CAGiversary!   6478 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 02:30 AM

yea I got the creature editor.

It wont let me sign into Spore... and it wont let me register... and it says my account is there, it says its activated, but it says incorrect name every time I try to sign in at the spore site.

Anyone else having any problems?

#24 haloman21   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   55 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 02:39 AM

yea I got the creature editor.

It wont let me sign into Spore... and it wont let me register... and it says my account is there, it says its activated, but it says incorrect name every time I try to sign in at the spore site.

Anyone else having any problems?

Try creating a new account or go to you email account that you signed up with and make sure that you activated your account.

#25 evil costanza   CAG Veteran CAG Veteran   18 Posts   Joined 11.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 03:09 AM

Games not out genius that's just a trial. Yea paying for a trial sucks ass but man its addicting as hell. I love making random stuff I think ill make some random tall thing in honor of cheapy. Maybe something heavy and short for wombat.


it's not a Trial you can download the demo for FREE. If you want more (all the creature creation features) you can buy the 9.99 version. So if you want to try it out you don't have to buy anything.

#26 MrDemonicAngel   booyeah CAGiversary!   462 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 01:32 PM

i'm getting pretty interested in Spore after all these talk but I'm still confused....

with the Spore Creature Creator, you can create the Creatures for your Spore world...

when the actual Spore Game comes out, can u create creatures even if u didnt buy the Spore Creature Creator? Do you HAVE to buy the Spore Creature Creator to create creatures for the SPORE game? if you dont buy the Spore Creature Creator, does the actual SPORE game come with a downsized creature creator? or is it gonna be randomly generated creatures?

#27 gareman   www.oneyearintexas.com CAGiversary!   1434 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 19 June 2008 - 04:26 PM

Because it truly sounds sweet. A game that is about evolution (starting a single cell-all the way to alien super race). Not to mention the meta-concept, the fact as your creature evolves so does the game, and as it becomes more complex. Cell (xbla sorta move and much)---to a conquer other people's planet (RTS/flight exploration).

#28 DarkNessBear   CABear CAGiversary!   6478 Posts   Joined 14.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 06:21 PM

I don't get how your creature from the creator can go into spore... it starts off from a tiny organism and you have to find parts...

#29 SmokyPreacher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   64 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 06:26 PM

I don't get how your creature from the creator can go into spore... it starts off from a tiny organism and you have to find parts...


I'm pretty sure you can choose what stage you want to start at, like if you do not want to do the whole pac-man esq organism thing skip it. And didn't they show the creator coming up every time your creature evolved? Perhaps there is a way to load in another one or something.

#30 MrDemonicAngel   booyeah CAGiversary!   462 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 19 June 2008 - 08:09 PM

so its safe to assume that Spore Creature Creator isnt needed to fully enjoy SPORE actual game later when it gets released...