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Lostincyberspace
June 16th, 2008, 07:53 PM
Maxis New spore creature creator has been leak at least the free version has.

Its not really amazing since it comes out tomorrow.

Any one excited?

Mazza558
June 16th, 2008, 08:08 PM
I have it :)

Very cool for a trial, and more impressive than I thought, even with 3/4s of the "parts" missing.

Lostincyberspace
June 16th, 2008, 08:57 PM
did you get it to run on wine? I have triead and it is to slow for me.

Swarms
June 16th, 2008, 09:12 PM
I tried it on wine and could install it but when I booted it up I would only meet a welcoming screen telling about it being a demo and I was unable to proceed.

TBOL3
June 16th, 2008, 09:39 PM
Um, what are you talking about?

Mazza558
June 16th, 2008, 10:39 PM
What do you think? :)

Lostincyberspace
June 17th, 2008, 01:03 AM
Um, what are you talking about?
Spore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spore_game


What do you think? :)

Pretty cool I still have to get windows to boot before I can try it out.

Mr. Picklesworth
June 17th, 2008, 01:33 AM
Yep, I'm impressed. Seems that it doesn't exaggerate animations as much as in some tech demos, sadly. For example, there seems to be less wobbling when I shake the spine and less of that tipping over effect when I try to build a tweety bird creature. I must say, I miss that a little bit, but this is really impressive.

I also have noticed a distinct lack of animation blending which Will showed off when he first demoed Spore, which I dearly hope is not a lost feature since it was a very impressive technical feat. I can see why the creature editor would not have such a thing presented on its end, so I remain hopeful for that one. I love the way they've fleshed out the creature design gameplay with special powers and the like. Really cool :)

Particularly interesting is that you can actually block a creature's own legs with other poorly positioned limbs, leading to slower walking. Very interesting...
Suffice it to say, I have built all manner of abominations.

A shame that Wine doesn't run it immediately, but it's great that the Wine developers will have so much time now to get it (and thus Spore itself) working.

GavinZac
June 17th, 2008, 01:43 AM
Very fun. Definitely buying the full creator tomorrow. As a dino-geek, my first few creations have been entirely predictable...

more detail on my blog Procrastic Fantastic (http://www.procrasticfantastic.com/spore-creature-creator/)

PrimoTurbo
June 17th, 2008, 02:50 AM
Here is my first creation:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=dlcxvcrh9vg

You can share the characters by uploading the PNG files located in C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\My Documents\My Spore Creations\Creatures

They embed the character information in the files themselves, pretty awesome. You can place them in that directory and get any character people give you.

Adam
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/7851/creadam0680ea3esmldz0.jpg

DinoHorn
http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/7540/credinohorn0680ea3dsmljx8.jpg

DevilHorse
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/8642/credevilhorse0680ea3csmbr9.jpg

Post yours..

There is a couple of other ones below also.

arsenic23
June 17th, 2008, 03:45 AM
I'ma going to have to subscribe to this thread.

Here's some of mine - I can't wait for the full amount of parts to be available.

PrimoTurbo
June 17th, 2008, 04:15 AM
I made Bender from Futurama.

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/5057/crebender0680f830smlvq8.jpg

Dalston
June 17th, 2008, 04:32 PM
Can someone help me to get this going on 8.04, I tried setting it up in Wine but it says ActiveX is not installed. I dont dual-boot anymore so installing it in xp is not an option.

Mr. Picklesworth
June 17th, 2008, 04:47 PM
Can someone help me to get this going on 8.04, I tried setting it up in Wine but it says ActiveX is not installed. I dont dual-boot anymore so installing it in xp is not an option.

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=7588

john.space.ace
June 17th, 2008, 10:08 PM
Has anybody got this running on wine?

I tried it on wine and could install it but when I booted it up I would only meet a welcoming screen telling about it being a demo and I was unable to proceed.

I'm running into the same issue...

edit: Sorry I didn't click on the above link- thats what I needed to know

Saya
June 17th, 2008, 10:09 PM
What is this, Pokémon: The Game?

Mazza558
June 17th, 2008, 10:37 PM
What is this, Pokémon: The Game?

www.spore.com

Nothing like Pokemon, and it's actually a very, very cool concept.

I can't wait.

easybake
June 17th, 2008, 10:52 PM
How did you get this to work? I've downloaded the demo and upgraded to wine 1.0. I got an error message saying i needed directx. I tried to run the demo but I only got a completely white screen with music playing. Any help?

arsenic23
June 17th, 2008, 11:02 PM
What is this, Pokémon: The Game?

Pokemon is a game.... I don't get it.

Mazza558
June 17th, 2008, 11:02 PM
We just have to wait for it to be patched up. I luckily still have an XP PC purely for games.


Pokemon is a game.... I don't get it.

It was originally a TV show, then the game came out just as it was getting big (and had arrived in the U.S/Europe.

Dalston
June 17th, 2008, 11:40 PM
I used this to install directx9c http://wine-review.blogspot.com/2008/03/directx-90c-march-2008-redistributable.html. But I just get a black screen and then wine closes.

arsenic23
June 18th, 2008, 04:09 AM
It was originally a TV show, then the game came out just as it was getting big (and had arrived in the U.S/Europe.

Oh, I thought you where making a joke. The game is two years older then the show and the entire property is owned by Nintendo. The game was developed in 95 while the show premired in 97.

Mazza558
June 18th, 2008, 11:35 PM
Oh, I thought you where making a joke. The game is two years older then the show and the entire property is owned by Nintendo. The game was developed in 95 while the show premired in 97.

Shows what I know. :)

I just presumed that's what happened.

Lostincyberspace
June 18th, 2008, 11:44 PM
Well to any one trying to play on Ubuntu You can't do it so stop trying unless you are a programmer and want to make wine amazinger then go ahead.

Horomancer
June 19th, 2008, 12:40 AM
AH shuckz. I was hoping to make some little buggers tonight but guess i can't on this comp.
Hope someone makes it work in a timely manner.

Lostincyberspace
June 19th, 2008, 12:43 AM
Here's a video I made.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfOESksgKI4

nicesocks
June 19th, 2008, 12:56 AM
lies!

you just have to intuit where the ui is supposed to be. when you get to the spiraling galaxy (the main login screen) you will notice that upon mouse over -barely to the right of the center of those spiraling arms- you will hear a different sound. click that spot and it will load up the creature editor. the little blob will float there and you can make vain attempts to click where different parts are, hover over them, grab them and go all mr. potato head on the blob.


however, it likes to render "behind" images "infront." so trying to make a creature can be done, it just won't render correctly at all. for starters, the grass blades render floating in the foreground. eyes that should be on the far side of the head will appear, but the close eye won't. the inside of the mouth will show, the outside won't. so yeah, it works, and from spinning the camera around you can get a sense of what your abomination looks like, but don't hold out for awesomeness.

and don't even think about using the painting tool... that's impossible without the ui, and just guessing can get you rather lost.

i've even managed to make a baby appear in the walk-around feature. must've clicked on the egg icon. that was by randomly clicking the bottom of the screen to test emotions and actions that wouldn't look right anyway due to the improper graphics.

so yeah, it works. but it works like it's broken. ~_^
here's hoping someone smarter than i works that out.
but hey, now the WINE background people have two months to get this going, so that spore will be a "platinum" or "gold" for them. 'cause this game will be hot.

errata: thanks Lostincyberspace, i just read your sig and lost the game. didn't even click the site. and as per the rules, i have to mention it.

Nameless Neko
June 19th, 2008, 04:51 AM
lies!
errata: thanks Lostincyberspace, i just read your sig and lost the game. didn't even click the site. and as per the rules, i have to mention it.
T_T

I lost, thanks for pointing out his sig.
I was doing so well, too...

Oh, and on topic, looks pretty sweet. I'm gonna have to check it out.

arsenic23
June 19th, 2008, 06:07 AM
Anyone who has made an account needs to post a link to their shared critters on the web. I'm interested in seeing what everyone has made.

mine: http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=usr-arsenic23

Paqman
June 19th, 2008, 11:49 AM
I'm finding this very addictive, and have created all manner of stupid creatures.

Checked it this morning and it said the Sporepedia now contained something like 350,000 creatures, up from 16,000 the day before. That should be enough to populate a lifetime's play of Spore, all in a couple of days.

I have to admit, I wasn't as impressed about the whole UGC aspect of Spore as Wil Wright suggested we should be, but having seen the explosion of creativity on the Youtube Spore channel (http://youtube.com/spore) i've changed my mind. There could be a lot of really cool stuff in the game, and i'm really intrigued to see how the mechanics of rating and picking content will work.

4th guy
June 19th, 2008, 01:00 PM
How did you get this to work? I've downloaded the demo and upgraded to wine 1.0. I got an error message saying i needed directx. I tried to run the demo but I only got a completely white screen with music playing. Any help?
Me too. I have an nVidia card, FX series.

GavinZac
June 19th, 2008, 03:38 PM
Me too. I have an nVidia card, FX series.

Its not working properly at all in Wine, regardless of your graphics card.

4th guy
June 19th, 2008, 04:41 PM
Some people got to the point where they could actually see something though. :P

Lostincyberspace
June 19th, 2008, 04:44 PM
It is really hit and mis though mostly mis though.

jimmysheldon
June 28th, 2008, 02:52 PM
Been waiting for spore for so long now and the creator creator is a perfect teaser. So much cool technical detail for just a demo, like all the wobbling and limb position affecting speed.

Have we all agreed that we can't run the creator creator through wine? I'm fine using windows to play, i'd just rather run it on ubuntu if i could.

edit: i didn't realise this thread went to 4 pages, and so i only posted after the 1st. apologies.