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Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby theparishofspacedust » Sun May 07, 2017 11:12 pm

I wasn't sure if there was an FAQ on this or whether the hero converter has any support now whatsoever, but it appears the darkspore hero converter isn't working, like, at all. The PNG created appears to be either a really strange Maldri model or a completely bugged model. Every fixed PNG looks identical(I'll upload it in a reply to this post shortly)and doesn't work when moving into the game. My spore client follows the installation order recommended on the site and is a disc installation patched up to the latest patch prior to the new Origin update.
The converter has been placed in a folder named DarksporeConverter on my desktop and is running as administrator. I have renamed all of the hero PNGs to the hero's name in lowercase; e.g. "wraith.png".

This is the original Seraph-XS .png, named "seraph.png"
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This is the converted Seraph .png
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EDIT: I also tried converting a spore creation I found on the Sporepedia. Here's the PNG;
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It came out the exact same as before.


If anyone else who has the converter working could try that original PNG and see if it converts, please let me know!

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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby rob55rod » Tue May 09, 2017 4:06 am

...welp, your PNG didn't work in my game either (which actually surprises me, normally the PNGs work in my game but not others' games, but not this time), so one reconversion later...

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I'll post the working PNG later today (on mobile rn, forgot to upload it in advance last night D: )
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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby theparishofspacedust » Tue May 09, 2017 1:31 pm

Oh awesome, thanks man!

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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby rob55rod » Wed May 10, 2017 8:17 am

theparishofspacedust wrote:Oh awesome, thanks man!

Sorry this took so long, I got sidetracked last night .-.
Anywaves, here it is:
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Let me know if that works. If so, I may ask you to do a couple of other things just to determine the exact source of the problem, so something can (hopefully) be done about it on our end. If it doesn't load, though, I have another plan...


Also, on an unrelated note...the visible thumbnail isn't a weird Maldri, it's my Char :lol:
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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby theparishofspacedust » Wed May 10, 2017 9:42 am

rob55rod wrote:
theparishofspacedust wrote:Oh awesome, thanks man!

Sorry this took so long, I got sidetracked last night .-.
Anywaves, here it is:
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Let me know if that works. If so, I may ask you to do a couple of other things just to determine the exact source of the problem, so something can (hopefully) be done about it on our end. If it doesn't load, though, I have another plan...


Also, on an unrelated note...the visible thumbnail isn't a weird Maldri, it's my Char :lol:


Oddly enough I found a version of "Arakna???, the Soul Collector" in the sporepedia the other day using -that thumbnail-, so perhaps that's related to it. Anyway yeah, I'll check it out shortly, thank you again!

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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby theparishofspacedust » Wed May 10, 2017 9:51 am

Seems to have worked. I wonder what's wrong with my darkspore converter.

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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby rob55rod » Wed May 10, 2017 10:01 am

Glad to hear that worked. All I did differently was not run the converter as Administrator and remove the <?> characters from the name in the panel before confirming. Would you mind trying that, seeing if you get a valid PNG in doing so, and reporting back on the outcome?
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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby theparishofspacedust » Wed May 10, 2017 11:13 am

rob55rod wrote:Glad to hear that worked. All I did differently was not run the converter as Administrator and remove the <?> characters from the name in the panel before confirming. Would you mind trying that, seeing if you get a valid PNG in doing so, and reporting back on the outcome?


I'd like to report a success! Here's my imported Blitz in the creature parts editor. Thanks, man.
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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby rob55rod » Wed May 10, 2017 11:41 am

Alright, great :D
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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby fungus3 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:00 pm

So, the Darkspore Creature Converter is obsolete? I don't think it's been updated AT ALL. :oops:

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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby rob55rod » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:34 pm

fungus3 wrote:So, the Darkspore Creature Converter is obsolete? I don't think it's been updated AT ALL. :oops:

It is not obsolete and has not been updated Stop jumping to conclusions like that.
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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby fungus3 » Sat Aug 05, 2017 1:06 pm

So will DSCC be updated any time soon?

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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby rob55rod » Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:14 pm

fungus3 wrote:So will DSCC be updated any time soon?

Not everything is known ahead of time...
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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby Olyenka » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:59 pm

A couple of the Darkspore PNGs won't download, even after I convert them two times more. If I try to open them in the creator, they crash. (#3EB17B02.png and #5B9A7244.png)

Also, three other PNGs won't even convert at all; they give me an error. (#B4EC9445.png, #354B6730.png, and #CDE99145.png)

Please help. :(
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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby rob55rod » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:22 am

Olyenka wrote:A couple of the Darkspore PNGs won't download, even after I convert them two times more. If I try to open them in the creator, they crash. (#3EB17B02.png and #5B9A7244.png)

Also, three other PNGs won't even convert at all; they give me an error. (#B4EC9445.png, #354B6730.png, and #CDE99145.png)

Please help. :(

Thanks for the heads-up, I'll take a look and see what (if anything) I can do.
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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby HelmoChipChop » Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:38 pm

Most creatures suffer from "Too much data" error and others flat-out crash the game like anything Orion or Arcturus related. Neat tool, but eh.

A grand majority of creatures get the invisible limbs covering their bodies instead of the normal bodybuilding limbs most heroes have. I hope these issues can be fixed.

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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby rob55rod » Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:37 am

HelmoChipChop wrote:Most creatures suffer from "Too much data" error and others flat-out crash the game like anything Orion or Arcturus related. Neat tool, but eh.

I've heard of a few having such problems, but...most? Care to provide the filenames/hashes of a few affected PNGs?

HelmoChipChop wrote:A grand majority of creatures get the invisible limbs covering their bodies instead of the normal bodybuilding limbs most heroes have.

Yeah, that's what happens when someone decides to overwrite Darkspore's sculpting limbs with invisible ones. That said, the DSCC is supposed to take care of swapping the parts around so the creatures appear as they did in Darkspore...odd that this fails for you.

HelmoChipChop wrote:I hope these issues can be fixed.

As do I. I should ask, though...what version of Dark Injection are you using?
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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby Flames Kid » Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:10 am

I thought the invisible limbs was due to the proper ones not being in-game yet, lol
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Re: Darkspore Hero Converter

Unread postby rob55rod » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:02 am

Flames Kid wrote:I thought the invisible limbs was due to the proper ones not being in-game yet, lol

No...they've been ingame for a while now.
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