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Postby WolfLord » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:34 am

My Spore Profile

Mmm, life creation. Can't wait for the life destruction part. Muhahaha!
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Postby Rkiver » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:35 am

WolfLord posting? It's the end of the world!
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Postby Pox » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:38 am

KingAl wrote:
Pox wrote:Damn, that looks fun... a curse on limited bandwidth. :/


Not... a pox? :P


Damn you, now I have to bury my head in my hands.

And yes, 200MB is too much: I downloaded too much shit earlier in the month, and we now how 800MB to last 10 days.
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Postby WolfLord » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:48 am

Rkiver wrote:WolfLord posting? It's the end of the world!

And the beginning of a glorious new one, shaped by my will alone!
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Postby Rkiver » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:03 am

WolfLord wrote:
Rkiver wrote:WolfLord posting? It's the end of the world!

And the beginning of a glorious new one, shaped by my will alone!


Hey, can only be an improvement. Considering how you run the IRC I'd think it'd definately have great potential.
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Postby shinygerbil » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:38 am

Rkiver wrote:
WolfLord wrote:
Rkiver wrote:WolfLord posting? It's the end of the world!

And the beginning of a glorious new one, shaped by my will alone!


Hey, can only be an improvement. Considering how you run the IRC I'd think it'd definately have great potential.


Talking of which, the server was down for 2 hours this morning.

TWO HOURS. >:(

Also, the world being run by WolfLord would probably end up with all newborn babies frantically spamming "|rules" "lrules" "irules" for several days after they are born.


also, who else is getting big fat 500s from spore.com?
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Postby Montyphy » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:19 pm

spore.com is always laggy for me but since the trout are a bit smashed for me here too I figured it was just my connection.
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Postby shinygerbil » Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:22 pm

Nah, the trout are perfectly intact, at least for the moment. :P
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Postby xander » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:38 pm

Montyphy wrote:My poor MacBook struggled with the Windows installer. Took about 10 minutes or so for it to load it but it handles the actual program rather well.

My minions will be along shortly.

Why are you running Spore under Windows? Why not install the Mac version?

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Postby xyzyxx » Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:41 pm

Hmuda wrote:I must say, that Maxis really made a technological marvel here. All this complex animating, texturing and body-part positioning compressed into a tiny PNG file.
It's not really all that complex. All the animating is generated by the game itself, so it doesn't need to be stored. And the texturing is also generated, I'm sure, by just a few variables:

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BaseColor=5
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CoatColor=7
DetailType=0
DetailColor=0
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Postby Montyphy » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:28 pm

xander wrote:
Montyphy wrote:My poor MacBook struggled with the Windows installer. Took about 10 minutes or so for it to load it but it handles the actual program rather well.

My minions will be along shortly.

Why are you running Spore under Windows? Why not install the Mac version?

xander


Where I currently live has an extremely annoying firewall and proxy in place which blocks some legitimate sites and insists on virus scanning everything. This means any file I want has be to downloaded twice, I can't stream anything and generally makes life hell. However, under Windows I find it easier to configure and manage SSH connections which tunnel my HTTP traffic through my university's servers thus allowing me to bypass that crap as well as allow me to use BBC iPlayer, w00t!
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Postby Hmuda » Mon Jun 23, 2008 4:53 pm

xyzyxx wrote:
Hmuda wrote:I must say, that Maxis really made a technological marvel here. All this complex animating, texturing and body-part positioning compressed into a tiny PNG file.
It's not really all that complex. All the animating is generated by the game itself, so it doesn't need to be stored. And the texturing is also generated, I'm sure, by just a few variables:

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BaseType=12
BaseColor=5
CoatType=1
CoatColor=7
DetailType=0
DetailColor=0
I'm aware of that, but it's still great that all this fits into a 128x128 PNG file. The fact that it's the game itself that decodes and rethinks everything from scratch after imporing it doesn't make this any less amazing. :-)
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Postby Montyphy » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:03 am

Due to stupid firewall I can't upload my creatures to my spore page so here ya go:

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Postby shinygerbil » Mon Jun 30, 2008 1:55 am

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:/


I had to hax a mouth in, it's noticeable but the only way I could get the creature to save :(


Also, it looked stupid without feet.

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