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Post by SimonLarsen » Fri Jun 20, 2008 10:03 pm

Oh BTW guys, just discovered this the other day.
On the main screen, with the two icons, you can drag the background with LMB.
Try spinning it very fast. Some weird guys appears briefly. XD

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zsouthboy
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Post by zsouthboy » Sat Jun 21, 2008 5:51 am

The guys at Ars talked about the "creations"

http://arstechnica.com/journals/thumbs. ... -obsession

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Post by Kram1032 » Sun Jun 22, 2008 6:28 am

I tried a creation but it had too many parts... btw, it's still not working on my computer :( I got it running at school xD (Though, that wont help me much, so short before the summer holidays :(

Great Mantis :D I already found out that trick about getting a custom mouth by double-mouth, before :D
That combining of the legs + selling parts of it was great info :)

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Post by CoolColJ » Tue Jun 24, 2008 8:30 pm

there's a lot more parts in the full game - and the one you pay for

now this is creative!
Found these on Sporepedia
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interesting the PNG file holds all the creature data as well as being a thumbnail!

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Post by zsouthboy » Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:31 pm

I've been trying to figure that one out CoolColJ

The data must simply be in the png metadata, but I havent looked to confirm my guess.

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Post by dougal2 » Tue Jun 24, 2008 11:43 pm

Code: Select all

doug@server1$ identify -verbose  500002043368_lrg.png
500002043368_lrg.png PNG 256x256 256x256+0+0 DirectClass 48kb
Image: 500002043368_lrg.png
  Format: PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
  Geometry: 256x256
  Class: DirectClass
  Type: TrueColorMatte
  Endianess: Undefined
  Colorspace: RGB
  Channel depth:
    Red: 8-bits
    Green: 8-bits
    Blue: 8-bits
    Alpha: 8-bits
  Channel statistics:
    Red:
      Min: 0 (0)
      Max: 255 (1)
      Mean: 32.7731 (0.128522)
      Standard deviation: 64.3164 (0.252221)
    Green:
      Min: 0 (0)
      Max: 255 (1)
      Mean: 30.6932 (0.120365)
      Standard deviation: 60.9789 (0.239133)
    Blue:
      Min: 0 (0)
      Max: 255 (1)
      Mean: 28.8689 (0.113212)
      Standard deviation: 58.365 (0.228883)
    Alpha:
      Min: 255 (1)
      Max: 0 (0)
      Mean: 66.0826 (0.259148)
      Standard deviation: 107.856 (0.422964)
  Alpha: (  0,  0,  0,255)        #000000FF
  Colors: 12946
  Rendering-intent: Undefined
  Resolution: 72x72
  Units: Undefined
  Filesize: 48kb
  Interlace: None
  Background Color: white
  Border Color: #DFDFDF00
  Matte Color: grey74
  Page geometry: 256x256+0+0
  Dispose: Undefined
  Iterations: 0
  Compression: Zip
  Orientation: Undefined
  Signature: 7f3a3d0a04fbc0cc720693931bdb07576dfcf49f26216a473c93cbbe509d9692
  Tainted: False
  Version: ImageMagick 6.2.4 02/10/07 Q16 http://www.imagemagick.org
nothing unusual there, unless it's been stripped from the file you posted somehow.

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Post by alex22 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:06 am

How do you get that out? Could you maybe convert image to bmp and back and see what changes?

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Post by SimonLarsen » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:24 am

This is one theory:
http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/06/1 ... iding.html

Sounds rather plausible.
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Post by Kram1032 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:03 am

interesting....
But how can they ensure that the creature itself stays looking "opaque" over the whole area, without loosing too much room for the creature itself to encode all the info?...

btw, interesting pics, CCJ.
Are both vehicles or is the lower one an actual creature? Could be both xD
Edit: Oh, both are creatures O.o I wonder how they're done...
(And further, how they walk^^ - the chair also looked interesting)
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Post by zsouthboy » Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:49 am

Ah, so it's not in the metadata.


Instead, it's steganography.

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Post by CoolColJ » Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:13 pm

E3 trailer - Sept 7th me want 8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVH9Q8M8eaQ

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Post by Kram1032 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:51 am

English Voice is much better than the German one...

btw... if you're interested, here are my creatures...
(some of them are just edits from the already included Maxis creatures and one of them is made by my younger sister (7 since the day before yesterday^^), but most are completely made by me... Only a handful of them *really* satisfy me, though...)

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Post by CoolColJ » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:21 am

I see nothing...

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Post by Kram1032 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 5:25 am

Oh, sorry :oops: seem to have forgotten to post the link^^

http://www.spore.com/sporepedia#qry=srch-kram1032

there :)

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Post by Kram1032 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:34 am

has anyone else done some creatures?

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