Spore System Requirements

Shacknews has posted system requirements for Spore, EA Maxis' upcoming evolution game. They offer further details, but here's the overview, which seems pretty modest:
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
    • At least 6 GB of hard drive space

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
    • At least 6 GB of hard drive space
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Learning
Jun 11, 2008, 14:50
Kxmode
 
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Jun 11, 2008, 14:50
 Kxmode
 
SPORE would make an excellent game for schools. It teaches so many concepts: intelligent design, evolution, caring for things, responsibility, building a community with fellow players, ecology, biology, environment, science, technology, construction, management... that's the stuff off-hand.


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Jun 11, 2008, 09:27
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Jun 11, 2008, 09:27
nin
 
nin, good to see you got your login sorted.

To be fair, Frans and Blue did the sorting. I just did the mucking up beforehand.

edit: We've still not heard about who did the deletes, however...


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Jun 11, 2008, 07:16
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As a developer, I agree 100%, although I'm often shouted down for mentioning it
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No subject
Jun 11, 2008, 04:34
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No subject Jun 11, 2008, 04:34
Jun 11, 2008, 04:34
 
Members of the demo scene were consulted and hired to help create this game.

These requirements are thousands of times higher than what they usually limit themselves to.

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Jun 11, 2008, 04:19
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Jun 11, 2008, 04:19
 
128mb of videocard memory has very little to do with model poly count.

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Jun 11, 2008, 03:51
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Jun 11, 2008, 03:51
 
nin, good to see you got your login sorted.

this does seem decidedly purported, if not completely finktional.

128 mb of video memory, eh? they must have hired a band of WoW modelers to produce this content...
for the record, i do not play WoW.
also, former and predecessor effectively mean the same thing.
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Jun 11, 2008, 03:06
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Jun 11, 2008, 03:06
 
I'm going to guess these are minimal rather than recommended requirements. While those are very nice for the 'will look and run like poo' requirements, it'd be nice to know on what sort of system it'll run well and look good on.

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Jun 11, 2008, 01:29
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Jun 11, 2008, 01:29
 
What are they going to do with 6 gigs of hard drive space? Maybe that's for installation only.

Honestly, aside from lazy development, I have no idea how developers can suck up as much space as they do these days... aside from the times when they pack a DVD full of fmv.

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Jun 11, 2008, 00:55
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Jun 11, 2008, 00:55
 
the difference is that 95 and xp are totally different, while xp and vista are the same except vista is worse

Vista kicks XPs ass if it's 64 bit. If you've got a machine designed for XP then it's not really a good OS for you, for 4 gigs of RAM and up it's very nice.

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Jun 11, 2008, 00:52
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Vista is to XP what Win2k was to WinME and Win95 was to Win3.11.

I'd say more that Vista is to XP that WinME is to Win95.
They're similar in many ways, but vastly different in others, and the former SUCKED way more than the predecessor.

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Jun 11, 2008, 00:21
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Jun 11, 2008, 00:21
 
XP and Vista are definitely not the same.

Vista is to XP what Win2k was to WinME and Win95 was to Win3.11. A huge change under the hood instead of just incremental upgrades.

Win7 will be to Vista what XP was to Win2k and Win98/WinME was to Win95. An incremental upgrade instead of a huge change under the hood.


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Jun 11, 2008, 00:01
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Jun 11, 2008, 00:01
 
> XP's existence wastes like a gig over Win95's 64mb requirement!!!!

the difference is that 95 and xp are totally different, while xp and vista are the same except vista is worse

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NVIDIA
Jun 10, 2008, 23:57
Kxmode
 
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NVIDIA Jun 10, 2008, 23:57
Jun 10, 2008, 23:57
 Kxmode
 
Yeah how do you like them apples?!

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Blah
Jun 10, 2008, 23:10
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Jun 10, 2008, 23:10
 
Win98 wastes 64MB compared to the 4kb on my Atari 2600. Instead of thinking just of RAM usage, put in terms of cost. How much does 256MB cost nowadays? $10 to $20?

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Jun 10, 2008, 23:10
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Jun 10, 2008, 23:10
 
What are they going to do with 6 gigs of hard drive space? Maybe that's for installation only.

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Jun 10, 2008, 22:27
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Jun 10, 2008, 22:27
 
XP's existence wastes like a gig over Win95's 64mb requirement!!!!

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Jun 10, 2008, 22:19
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Jun 10, 2008, 22:19
 
lol the only difference is vista needs 256mb more memory because vista's existence wastes 256mb more memory

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Jun 10, 2008, 22:19
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Jun 10, 2008, 22:19
nin
 

Amazingly low...sounds too good to be true.

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