Change the run animation

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Change the run animation

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A long time ago, when the spore creature creator was first released, creatures with 4 legs had a different running animation that looked much more realistic. Just by chance, I had saved a clip of this animation before I had installed the full spore game. (please excuse the giant crappy watermark, you can still see what I'm talking about)

What I'm asking is: would it be possible to take the running animation from the creature creature and use it in the full game? I think it would look way better then the sped-up walking animation that the game has now. Considering people have been able to import things form similar games such as darkspore, I don't think such a thing should be completely impossible.

(again, sorry about that stupid watermark, i just didn't feel like uploading 5 second clip to youtube)


EDIT: oops I posted this in the wrong place. Feel free to move it to requests. :oops:
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Re: Change the run animation

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to do so would mean i would either need the .package files from the game or i would have to uninstall spore to get them
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Yeah, I've been trying find how to download those files all day. The best bet is to just install the creature creator on a different computer. I'll post them here if I ever get my hands on it.
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Re: Change the run animation

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This topic is almost a month old, but I feel I must post about it:

This is truly something that have been bothering me since Spore came out... I loved the animations of the standalone creature editor: the biped, quadruped an tripod gaits were much much better- both walking and running. The full game on the other hand have excelent monopod and multi-legged gaits, that should be left untouched.

Anyway, getting the package files from Creature Creator... Can't you just get them out of the CD? It's actually not necessary at all to install it to get them, the files are all there (I know so because just recently I had to reinstall Spore and installed CC to relive the old animations...gah)

If someone make a mod out of this just please let me know!
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I never owned the CD, I only had the demo. :(
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Would it be ok if I uploaded the packages?
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OMG YES! :mrgreen:

...But, I assume they're pretty big. Not sure how you would want to go about it...
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Re: Change the run animation

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They aren't really that big, but it was a pain trying to upload all three into a single 200 mb zip with my lousy internet so I had to upload them separately...

CSA_Main.package
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=EX05BTZG
Not sure exactly what it contains, but if I had to guess, it's where the animations files are, and maybe some more interesting bits.

CSA_Graphics.package
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=7QTMAGS0
Has the, well, graphics... Might contain useful stuff for modding?

CSA_Audio.package
http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WJG3BFIR
Has some old music and sound effects.

Hope this is useful :D
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Ok I've looked through everything. I'm pretty sure that the key is to change the ".gait" files.

Looking at the CSA_main package and the Spore_game package, I can see that the file size on the .gait files are different, so something has been changed.

In the CSA packages, the code is readable and editable.
Example:

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steplengthkey
  speedi 0.000000
  steplength 0.500000
end

steplengthkey
  speedi 2.500000
  steplength 0.550000
end
Unfortunately in the full spore package, the code is just a bunch of computer gibberish that's impossible to work with.
Example:

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GAITŒ€                  š™?   @333?  €@ff&
I tried replacing the new files with the older ones, but it didn't do anything.

I'm not really sure where to go from here, as there isn't much to work with :|
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Re: Change the run animation

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What about making it in a mod format? Doesn't that override the coding?

If that doesn't work... maybe Davo can figure it out?
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I was doing this in a mod format. When you click on the newer .gait files in sporemaster, you just get a bunch of weird symbols rather then any real information.
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Re: Change the run animation

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does anyone knows where i can get the 3D cell phase mod cuz when i went to the archives i found it but i didn't download it (dumb thing )
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Re: Change the run animation

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from the main forum index

goto

pc games > spore > modding > Davos mods
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I want this graphics too. So im gonna try to bring it up again
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Re: Change the run animation

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i forgot about this, ima look into it now.
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Re: Change the run animation

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well those links do not work.
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megaupload is gone, so if you want the mod it pretty much calls for a reupload.
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Re: Change the run animation

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Well, here it is the reupload:

Graphics & Main
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?d96d8493kn9hsc8

Audio (might contain other ueful things)
http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?zj3wasc8be228gc

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Re: Change the run animation

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cool, ill do it then!
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Re: Change the run animation

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Davo wrote:cool, ill do it then!
I can't wait!
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