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Platform(s): PC
Genre: Simulation
Publisher: EA
Developer: EA Maxis

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'Spore' - v1.03 Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Nov. 17, 2008 @ 3:56 p.m. PST

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then use the fun, intuitive Editors to evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race. Guide your species as it builds (and the player designs) villages, buildings, cities, and vehicles. Along the way to becoming a global civilization you can choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade, be nice or play rough!

Get the Spore v1.03 Patch off WP (105mb)

Spore v1.03 Patch fixes :

  • Fix for esc key not bringing up Options in Galaxy Game Entry
  • Fix for creator backgrounds appearing on small sporepedia cards
  • Update to help keep achievements on the server in sync with achievements in the game
  • 24 new and exclusive exoskeleton limbs for the Creature Creator!

Spore v1.02 Patch fixes :

Features

* Hold down the Control key in Sporepedia to select multiple creations for deleting or banning.
* Hold down the Shift key in Sporepedia to select a range of creations for deleting or banning.
* New planet style: Cubes.

Graphics/Aesthetics

* Fix for game entry screen turning black when banning a creature in a Saved game.
* Fixed issue with flora card in Sporepedia.
* Space phase: Fixed graphic issue with water levels not updating properly with terraform tools so that visible water and atmosphere levels will now correspond in the Atmosphere monitor.
* Fixed problems introduced via atmospheric and drought terraforming tools.
* Improved gaits for multi-legged creatures.
* Improved gaits for creatures with 2 limbs, but without any feet.

Audio

* Space phase: Fixed missing VOX in some animations in Comm Screen.
* Fixed audio issue with switching mode to 5.1 breaking music and VOX.
* Fixed audio syncing issue when minimizing and/or maximizing Spore before opening video.
* Fixed crash with city music player when Save and Load dialogs are present.
* Fix for audio lag and missing models due background loading slow-down on certain single-processor machine configurations. This fix improved overall stability on this machine configuration.

Tuning

* Space phase: Tuned relationship status to update in communication window after completing a mission.
* Tribe phase: Tuned Normal difficulty mode to make social game easier.

Miscellaneous

* Fixed the ESC key to consistently skip the Spore introduction movie.
* Creators: YouTube video uploads are set to private. Go to YouTube.com and log in. Then go to Account >> My Videos to set them to Public if you want to share your videos with the world.
* Creators: Fixed limb joints not being selectable behind other limbs.
* Tribe phase: Fixed crash while harvesting fruit and fish.
* Space phase: Fixed timing bug using Planet Buster during Grox invasion.
* Space phase: Fixed destroyed turrets mission.
* Space phase: Fixed crash when zooming out to full galactic view from the center of the galaxy.
* Fixed for game entry screen staying zoomed in after deleting a game and entering/exiting Sporepedia.
* Space phase: Fixed City Hall updating bug. City Hall will now update to correct version if player has chosen a new City Hall during the transition from Civilization phase to Space phase.
* Space phase: Fixed Vehicles updating bug. Vehicles chosen in the Colony planner will now update without requiring the player to leave and re-enter a planet's atmosphere.
* Fixed crash when transitioning from Tribe phase to Civilization phase
* Discontinued the Bad Baby Achievement.

Spore v1.01 Patch fixes :

Features

  • New Cheat: "evoadvantage". Enter this cheat when are starting a new Creature game to choose any creature from the Sporepedia. Start a new game with one of your more evolved creatures!
  • Display part statistics when you are in Build mode. Rollover any part and hold down the 'i' key.
  • New Cheat: "blocksmode". Turns creatures into their blocky representations.
  • More style filters. Open the cheat window and type: "stylefilter -microscope" or "stylefilter -norainbows" or "stylefilter -nextgen" to see the new styles
  • Added 70 new planet scripts with a low terraform score, especially of the "hot and high atmosphere" type
  • Graphics/Aesthetics Animation improvements
  • Improved the planets fogging, blooming and lighting
  • Fixed animation issues with tool handling, hand walking and some of the more oddly shaped creatures

Tuning

  • Creature phase: Improved the pacing towards the end of the game, and increased the challenge in Normal and Hard modes.
  • Tribe phase: Increased the challenge in Normal and Hard difficulty modes.
  • Civilization phase: Increased the challenge in Normal and Hard difficulty modes.
  • Space phase: Made Empires in Easy and Normal modes demand reasonable amounts of money in exchange for peace and adjust the level of punishment if the player doesn't pay
  • Space phase: Made disasters less likely to occur in Easy and Normal modes and increased the time between each attack from the enemy empire when the player is at war.

Miscellaneous

  • Creature phase: Improved the way posse members behave during threatening situations and fights.
  • Space phase: Made finding your home world and colonies easier in the Galactic view.
  • Tribe phase: Made it so that tribe members can travel on steep hills if they need to do so now, but their speed will be reduced a lot.
  • Fixed an issue with attacks not working on some bigger animals and larger animals not dying correctly
  • Fixed collect mission not completing correctly when all parts have been collected
  • Fixed problems with the "Rolling Thunder" and "Deja Vu" achievements not being awarded as they should
  • Fixed floating parts not being deducted from the budget when loaded into creator
  • Fixed an issue with the rotation rings not resizing correctly when a part was resized and improved their look
  • Fixed an issue where the terraforming score of planet could differ when revisiting a solar system
  • Fixed the keyboard controls for zoom & pitch in the Colony Planner not working properly
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when watching an epic creature attack a city
  • Fixed some issues where the game would freeze when using the Creature Tweaker tool or when capturing a planet in solar view
  • Fixed an issue where not all tribe members would obey the raid order when a large group was ordered to raid
  • Fixed an issue where banning a creation from one of your other saved games would black out the main menu

The next evolution in gaming is upon us. From the mind of Will Wright, the creator of The Sims, comes SPORE, an epic journey that takes you from the origin and evolution of life through the development of civilization and technology and eventually all the way into the deepest reaches of outer space.

Begin your odyssey at the dawn of life as a simple microbe just trying to survive, then use the fun, intuitive Editors to evolve the creature from its microscopic origins into an intelligent, tool-using race. Guide your species as it builds (and the player designs) villages, buildings, cities, and vehicles. Along the way to becoming a global civilization you can choose whether to hunt or forage, attack or trade, be nice or play rough!

All the action takes place in a huge, lush world populated with creatures evolved by other players and shared over SPORE’s central servers. When it’s ready, your one-time pond scum launches into space in its UFO on a grand voyage of discovery, planet forming, or destruct-ion! As you explore and play in this limitless universe of unique worlds, your personal Sporepedia tracks all the creatures you’ve met and places you’ve visited.

Players who preorder Spore or Spore Galactic Edition from participating retailers will receive a coupon good for $10 off their next purchase of custom merchandise at www.zazzle.com/sporestore. For the ultimate Spore fan, the limited Galactic Edition will contain the 'Making of Spore' DVD, 'How to Build a Better Being' DVD (a 50 minute National Geographic Channel documentary DVD hosted by Spore mastermind, Will Wright), 'The Art of Spore' hardback book, an exclusive Spore poster, and a premium 100-page Galactic Handbook.

Features :

  • Take complete control of your creature’s fate as you guide it through the following six evolutionary phases:
    • Tidepool phase: Fight with other creatures and consume them to adjust the form and abilities of your creature. It’s survival of the fittest at the most microscopic level.
    • Creature phase: Venture onto dry land and help your creature learn and evolve with forays away from your safe haven. Carnivore or Herbivore? Social or Independent? The choice is yours.
    • Tribal phase: Instead of controlling an individual creature, you are now caring for an entire tribe of your genetic craftwork. Give them tools and guide their interactions as you slowly upgrade their state of existence.
    • City phase: Bring your creatures’ race into a new golden era by building up the technology, architecture, and infrastructure of their city.
    • Civilization phase: Once your city is established, your creatures begin seeking out and interacting with other cultures. You can have them do so with an olive branch or a war cry—either way, the goal for your creatures is to unify the planet.
    • Space phase: The time has come to move on to other worlds in your solar system. Make first-contact, colonize, or terraform, then venture further to find other solar systems scattered throughout a magnificently rendered galaxy. A ‘mission’ structure provides new goals and paths to follow as you begin to spread through the universe.
  • A suite of flexible, intuitive creation tools leverages the creative imagination of the player. Creating an entire universe of creatures, plants, buildings, vehicles and planets has never been so easy or so fun. An infinite variety of design choices is just the beginning.
  • The world you explore is populated with creatures, plants, buildings and vehicles developed by other gamers and downloaded from a central database. The server chooses creatures and civilizations that best match your chosen environment, your experience level, and your creature’s ability. In turn, your creatures are uploaded to the server to be shared with other gamers.
  • With procedural animation, your creatures and vehicles move based on how you construct them. They behave and interact based on your input and by their in-game encounters. That means there’s no pre-determined path you must follow—the game evolves based on your decisions.
  • Wonder what another gamer was thinking when they created and evolved a creature? Uncover information about each creature’s origin in the Sporepedia, yet another way to explore the truly endless universe of creative expression that is SPORE.

The Spore Creature Creator gives Spore fans, and those who are creatively curious, the first hands-on opportunity to design their own species and share it with their friends. All creatures designed with the Spore Creature Creator can be imported into the full retail version of Spore.

The free demo version of the Spore Creature Creator will be available worldwide via download and lets players shape, paint and play with an unlimited number of creatures, using 25 percent of the creature-making parts from Spore. Gamers can then share these creations with their friends, including seamless uploads to YouTube. The demo will also be included in the The SimCity Box, which ships on June 23.

Spore will be available on PC Sept. 5 in Europe and Sept. 7 in North America and Asia Pacific. The NDS version will also be available on Sept. 7, 2008.

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