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Archive for April 1st, 2009

FileFront – What is happening?

Posted by ballightning on April 1, 2009

Last week, FileFront (the hoster of many mods, including some for spore) anncouned that it would be shutting its doors on March the 31st, the day before April Fools Day. Yet the site is still running now, after a period of being shut down. However it seems that none of the files are on their site still (Example). The forums have also come back on line, with the admin posting an announcement that he has no idea what is going on. Here is an interesting read from some of the users on the FileFront forum. 

April Fools joke? 

What are your thoughts?

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Spore Galactic Adventures System Requirements

Posted by ballightning on April 1, 2009

The system requirements have been posted for Spore Galactic Adventure over at Gamestop.  

Spore Galactic Adventures System Requirements

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR PC:
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FOR WINDOWS XP

  • 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 512 MB RAM
  • A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • 2GB Free Hard Drive Space with additional 1GB for downloads

FOR WINDOWS VISTA

  • 2.0 GHz P4 processor or equivalent
  • 768 MB RAM
  • A 128 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 2.0
  • 2GB Free Hard Drive Space with additional 1GB for downloads

For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least:

  • Intel Integrated Chipset, 945GM or above.
  • 2.6 GHz Pentium D CPU, or 1.8 GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent.
  • 768 MB RAM

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.SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS:
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ATI Radeon(TM) series

  • 9500, 9600, 9800
  • X300, X600, X700, X800, X850
  • X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900, X1950
  • 2400, 2600, 2900,
  • 3650, 3850

NVIDIA GeForce series

  • FX 5900, FX 5950
  • 6200, 6500, 6600, 6800,
  • 7200, 7300, 7600, 7800, 7900, 7950
  • 8400, 8500, 8600, 8800

Intel(R) Extreme Graphics

  • GMA 950, GMA X3000, GMA X3100

Laptop versions of these chipsets may work, but may run comparatively slowly. Standalone cards that are installed in vanilla PCI slots (not PCIe or PCIx or AGP), such as some GeForce FX variants, will perform poorly. Intel integrated chipsets featuring underclocked parts, such as the 945GU, GML, and GMS, will not perform adequately.

Integrated chipsets such as the ATI Xpress and the NVIDIA TurboCache variants will have low settings selected, but should run satisfactorily.

Please note that attempting to play the game using video hardware that isn’t listed above may result in reduced performance, graphical issues or cause the game to not run at all.

The NVIDIA GeForce FX series is unsupported under Vista.

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SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS FOR MAC:
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Spore requires at least the following:

  • Mac OS X 10.5.3 Leopard or higher
  • Intel Core Duo Processor
  • 1024 MB RAM
  • ATI X1600 or NVidia 7300 GT with 128 MB of Video RAM, or Intel Integrated GMA X3100
  • 2GB Free Hard Drive Space with additional 1GB for downloads

This game will not run on PowerPC (G3/G4/G5) based Mac systems (PowerMac).

For computers using built-in graphics chipsets, the game requires at least:

  • Intel Integrated Chipset GMA X3100
  • Dual 2.0GHz CPUs, or 1.7GHz Core 2 Duo, or equivalent

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.SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS:
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ATI Radeon(TM) series

  • X1600, X1900, HD 2400, HD 2600

NVIDIA GeForce serieS

  • 7300, 7600, 8600, 8800

Intel(R) Extreme Graphics

  • GMA X3100

This game will not run on the GMA 950 class of integrated video cards

 

Source: SimPrograms, SimOperations

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Dungeons of Spore

Posted by ballightning on April 1, 2009

Update: You can play the trial of this April Fools joke here.

Coming March 2011

Maxis is bringing back old school in a massively single-player quest scheduled for release on Ti-83s and higher in early 2011. Play the trial online to get ready for this highly anticipated game. 

Key Features:
 Cutting edge Ascii graphics
 Procedurally generated levels
 Thrilling turn-based gameplay
 NPCs straight from MPN

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Spore Galactic Adventures – back box art

Posted by ballightning on April 1, 2009

Spore Vicio found that GameStop has obtained the back cover art for Spore Galactic Adventures, coming to you June 23!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Source: SimPrograms, SimOperations

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