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Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby rob55rod » Fri Oct 10, 2014 5:14 pm

DARK INJECTION FAQ

Q: My editor camera is really messed up and off-center! What do I do?
A: Update Dark Injection to the latest Public build.

Q: How do I open the DI Installer? It's a .sporemod file...
A: You need to use the ModAPI Easy Installer. The link can be found on the DI download page.

Q: When I open the DI Installer, it gives me an error, saying that this operation "requires elevation". What do I do?
A: Run the Easy Installer as Administrator. For some crazy reason, it isn't manifested to request Administrator privileges automatically. Not my fault. Sorry about that.

Q: Why can't I save creatures that feature the parts?
A: You're running an outdated version of Dark Injection, on a formerly-unsupported client. Get the latest build and you should be fine.

Q: IT DOESN'T WORK HOW DO I FIX IT AAAA
A: Well first off, read the rest of the FAQ. If it doesn't answer your question, calm down, and reply to the thread with your question. Please provide as much information as possible, as I can't do anything with just "it doesn't work", bar sending you to a few of the most common fixes (all of which are listed in the FAQ).

Q: When will Dark Injection 9.r be finished?
A: It's in open beta now. I have no idea when it will be finished.

Q: Why are the textures all muddy? They look amazing in a lot of the screenshots but not in the actual mod! What the heck?
A: Update Dark Injection to the latest Public build. That, or I missed a part, in which case let me know.

Q: (Literally anything about Davo's involvement in DI 9.r's development)
A: Davo isn't making the 9.r update. I am. the "r" stands for "rob55rod", which is a remnant of when DI 9.r was an unofficial update. I was going to call it 9.1, but then I realized that there would be a lot of confusion if Davo made a 9.1 update, so I went with 9.r instead. I could go with 9.1 at this point, but I'm not going to, for the sake of consistency. (Mind you, I'm not exactly proud of the "9.r" version number's origins.)

Q: Why are the core spore parts all weird colored? (I forgot this one, thanks to Camßεn for adding it)
A: If you installed DI manually, rename Arenas_RDX9 and Arenas_Textures to have a z in front of the names, then move them into your Core Spore Data folder, NOT GA Data. If you don't know where those are, look here: http://davoonline.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=6010

Q: How come that one green foot and purple wing are glitchy/invisible in the editor?
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Q: Y U NO MAKE THE PARTS SHAREABLE!?!?!?!
A: Because that's not within my control. I couldn't if I tried. That having been said, you can put your modded creations in an adventure and share that, which still works for some reason... ._.

Q: Why do the feet sink into the ground?
A: I have no idea. Hopefully we'll have that one figured out sooner or later...

Q: Why are the parts invisible?
A1: You either don't have patch 5.1 or higher, or, if you installed the mod manually, you forgot to add Arenas_RDX9.package and Arenas_Textures.package into the game. Do that.

Q: Why aren't the invisible parts invisible like in some of DarkEdgeTV's videos?
A: I'm not sure. Just keep in mind that DarkEdgeTV is the exception, not the rule. They should still be invisible in the Sporepedia, adventures, and savegames, unles you're really unlucky. Regardles, I've tried damn-near everything I can think of to fix this, but nothing works :/
However, Dark Injection 9.r includes a component which makes them invisible...but also unusable. Only really practical for screenshots.

Q: Can you make a Core Spore version?
A: We don't make mods dependent on GA for no reason. There's some stuff in GA that you just can't do with Core Spore, and also, GA provides a boatload of additional resources to work with. Combined with the fact that the ModAPI requires GA, a version of DI for Core Spore is going to happen. Sorry. If it's any reassurance, Spore and its expansions go on sale for dirt cheap on Steam every now and then, so keep an eye out!

Q: Why does Creature Stage crash when I die/mate/do another very specific action?
A: We're not 100% sure this is actually a DI issue, as it seems to be triggered by a combination of several events (possibly including upgrading from 9.r Beta 1.1 to Beta 2.0.6), but whatever it is, the solution seems to be to just...wander around doing other things for a while first.



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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby Davo » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:21 pm

You should also address the feet sinking in adventures.

You should also address DI parts are not shareable.

Also, you should add the proper install order for those here looking for that fix.

Just a suggestion, delete this post if needed, if i were on a pc i would fix it, but my pc is in the garage and wont return here til i buy a 200' Ethernet cable ha
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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby rob55rod » Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:07 pm

Davo wrote:You should also address the feet sinking in adventures.

You should also address DI parts are not shareable.

Also, you should add the proper install order for those here looking for that fix.

Just a suggestion, delete this post if needed, if i were on a pc i would fix it, but my pc is in the garage and wont return here til i buy a 200' Ethernet cable ha

Heh, thanks for the advice. I'll add those things right now. I've never had to patch Core Spore to run DI, so I might add that patching Core Spore is optional, but recommended. Also, the new Sporepedia model for DI 9.r has no pedestal, so that way the foot sinkage is...less bothersome. Hopefully EMD's SporeModder tool will facilitate the creation of fixed models for the feet. Hopefully.

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby Aylin1 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 7:20 am

If I only use the basic Spore parts, my friends can't see my creation! How I can fix that? please do not be angry again

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby rob55rod » Sat Oct 25, 2014 9:17 am

Aylin1 wrote:If I only use the basic Spore parts, my friends can't see my creation! How I can fix that? please do not be angry again

Umm...did you violate the complexity limit? Are you using parts from legit expansions (Galactic Adventures, Creepy and Cute, Exoskeleton Limbs) your friend doesn't own? Are you using the Bot parts from Dark Injection? More info please. Always give every detail you can, even if it doesn't seem like it would be relevant.

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby Aylin1 » Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:45 am

Complexity limit: Yes I have considered it.
Expansion compatibility: My friends own all expansions... it will not appear on Spore.com.
Bot Parts: No, haven't got Bot Parts. Because it doesn't work. (It blocks my already downloaded creations.)

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby rob55rod » Sat Oct 25, 2014 11:50 am

Aylin1 wrote:Complexity limit: Yes I have considered it.
Expansion compatibility: My friends own all expansions... it will not appear on Spore.com.
Bot Parts: No, haven't got Bot Parts. Because it doesn't work. (It blocks my already downloaded creations.)

Then I have no idea.

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby DarkEdgeTV » Sat Oct 25, 2014 12:07 pm

Aylin1 wrote:If I only use the basic Spore parts, my friends can't see my creation! How I can fix that? please do not be angry again


When you say Core Spore parts, do you mean without expansions, as well as NO mods? Pure 100% Vanilla Spore?

The issue your friends encounter - Do they try to view your creation in game, and are met with an error that says something along the lines of "Requires Core Spore Parts"?


If so, this is a common error. According to a lot of posts I am seeing, those that are struggling to view Core Spore creations are advised to reinstall their entire copies of Spore in the following order; spore>patch 5.1>c&c>GA>patch 5.1 again

If they do not have C&C or GA, simply skip the step.

I hope this helps.

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby Aylin1 » Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:10 am

Oh I use Spore with Steam... is that a problem?

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby rob55rod » Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:28 am

Aylin1 wrote:Oh I use Spore with Steam... is that a problem?

Yes, it's a problem, though I don't know if it's the problem.

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby Collapsix » Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:16 pm

Hey Rob55rod, nice to know this is still a continuing mod. I'd just like to ask about my problem, which is that when in creature editor, the camera zooms out incredibly and goes off center. But here's the problem. I'm using the NC version.
I don't know if there's anything I've missed, or the mod will not work with betterspore or the CMBen's colour mod thing.

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby rob55rod » Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:52 pm

Collapsix wrote:Hey Rob55rod, nice to know this is still a continuing mod. I'd just like to ask about my problem, which is that when in creature editor, the camera zooms out incredibly and goes off center. But here's the problem. I'm using the NC version.
I don't know if there's anything I've missed, or the mod will not work with BetterSpore or the CamBen's colour mod thing.

Odd. BetterSpore could cause some problems. What variant of the game are you using? Disk, Origin,or Steam?

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby Collapsix » Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:07 pm

Well Spore is on Origin, and GA and Creepy and cute I believe are on disks... Although I have to be a noob and say I don't quite know where the program data is to check it out.. (it's obviously in the default save place, I just don't know where)
EDIT: nevermind, found it. Both GA and the original are origin games and the CC pack is from a disk.
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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby rob55rod » Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:10 pm

Collapsix wrote:Well Spore is on Origin, and GA and Creepy and cute I believe are on disks... Although I have to be a noob and say I don't quite know where the program data is to check it out.. (it's obviously in the default save place, I just don't know where)

Core Spore: C:/Program Files (x86)/Electronic Arts/SPORE/Data
Creepy & Cute: C:/Program Files (x86)/Electronic Arts/SPORE_BP1/Data
Galactic Adventures: C:/Program Files (x86)/Electronic Arts/SPORE_EP1/Data

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby Collapsix » Sun Nov 02, 2014 4:11 pm

WOw you were quick. I had already found it, it was in the Origin Games folder.
Check the post again, I edited it.
Should I try again without betterspore, I suppose? Is there any optimal way I should set out the folders and the packages? I put the packages in the GA folder.

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby rob55rod » Tue Nov 04, 2014 1:19 pm

Collapsix wrote:WOw you were quick. I had already found it, it was in the Origin Games folder.
Check the post again, I edited it.
Should I try again without betterspore, I suppose? Is there any optimal way I should set out the folders and the packages? I put the packages in the GA folder.

Try unpacking 2013_DI_NC_9.package with SporeMaster, delete the "editor_cameras~" folder. If that doesn't help, do the same for "editor_setup~". If you can't do that, I'll do it when I get home tonight. Actually, I might do that anyways, and add it to the OP for this thread, so I can just link the file.

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby Collapsix » Fri Nov 07, 2014 4:55 pm

Whhat if there is no editor-cameras folder?
I can't see any link if you did that, apologies I cannot see haha. The editor-setup is there though, so I will try and delete that.
EDIT: Nope, it still does the thing. If this helps, it does only do this when playing the creature stage. When playing the creature editor from the menu with all the parts, it does not do this.

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby rob55rod » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:14 pm

Collapsix wrote:Whhat if there is no editor-cameras folder?
I can't see any link if you did that, apologies I cannot see haha. The editor-setup is there though, so I will try and delete that.
EDIT: Nope, it still does the thing. If this helps, it does only do this when playing the creature stage. When playing the creature editor from the menu with all the parts, it does not do this.

Oh. My bad, I think "Editor_Cameras~" would show up under the name "#40410100" for you. Delete that. If that doesn't work either, try this. It's a patch I developed. If that doesn't fix it either, I have no idea what else to suggest.

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby Collapsix » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:28 pm

rob55rod wrote:
Collapsix wrote:Whhat if there is no editor-cameras folder?
I can't see any link if you did that, apologies I cannot see haha. The editor-setup is there though, so I will try and delete that.
EDIT: Nope, it still does the thing. If this helps, it does only do this when playing the creature stage. When playing the creature editor from the menu with all the parts, it does not do this.

Oh. My bad, I think "Editor_Cameras~" would show up under the name "#40410100" for you. Delete that. If that doesn't work either, try this. It's a patch I developed. If that doesn't fix it either, I have no idea what else to suggest.

So do I need to delete all of the EditorCamera files shown here? http://puu.sh/cHpLP/83fc93fef0.png
I did try adding in the patch before doing this which did not work, although I wasn't sure whether it needs to go in GA or the spore folder.
http://puu.sh/cHpNH/c662cb5816.png here's the spore data folder,
http://puu.sh/cHpPF/aea0638576.png here's the spore folder,
http://puu.sh/cHpRi/30cdccfe28.png and here's the spore GA folder, if this helps.

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Re: Official Dark Injection FAQ! Answers and Fixes!

Unread postby rob55rod » Fri Nov 07, 2014 5:33 pm

Collapsix wrote:
rob55rod wrote:
Collapsix wrote:Whhat if there is no editor-cameras folder?
I can't see any link if you did that, apologies I cannot see haha. The editor-setup is there though, so I will try and delete that.
EDIT: Nope, it still does the thing. If this helps, it does only do this when playing the creature stage. When playing the creature editor from the menu with all the parts, it does not do this.

Oh. My bad, I think "Editor_Cameras~" would show up under the name "#40410100" for you. Delete that. If that doesn't work either, try this. It's a patch I developed. If that doesn't fix it either, I have no idea what else to suggest.

So do I need to delete all of the EditorCamera files shown here? http://puu.sh/cHpLP/83fc93fef0.png
I did try adding in the patch before doing this which did not work, although I wasn't sure whether it needs to go in GA or the spore folder.
http://puu.sh/cHpNH/c662cb5816.png here's the spore data folder,
http://puu.sh/cHpPF/aea0638576.png here's the spore folder,
http://puu.sh/cHpRi/30cdccfe28.png and here's the spore GA folder, if this helps.

Yes, those files, and you might as well delete the folder itself, too.


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