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Hero Editor

Goliath in the Hero Editor

The Darkspore Hero Editor was based on the famous Spore Creature Creator, one of the few features carried over from Spore.

There was a similar version used by the Development Team to create the enemies encountered in Darkspore.


Editor Slots

All items fell under certain categories, each one would add certain stats. In the editor, those categories were represented by specific slots.


Weapon Slot

These were Hero Specific Items, which meant they could only be placed on that hero. They increased the Minimum and Maximum Damage of the basic attack, as well as add other stats. Sometimes they carried Dual Leech.


Hand Slot

Hand Items either added +Projectile Speed or +Attack Speed, as well as other stats. Hand items did not appear until starting/completing Threat Level 5-1.


Foot Slot

Feet Items added either +Dodge Rating and/or +Resist Rating, as well as +Movement Speed and other stats. They did not appear until starting/completing Threat Level 3-1.


Offense Slot

Offensive Items added +Critical Rating, as well as other stats. This slot was favored by Ravagers.


Defense Slot

Defensive Items added +Health, as well as other stats. This slot was favored by Sentinels.


Utility Slot

Utility Items added +Power, as well as other stats. This slot was favored by Tempests.


Detail Slots

Detail Items did not add any stats nor did they contribute to Hero Level. They were not collected, rather, they were made from parts collected in-game, then stripped of their stats using the "Remove Stats/Create Detail" button when viewing items.

A player started out with 3 detail slots, but could add more one at a time. Each detail slot could have only one item per slot, but have more than one of the same item in that slot (up to 10 exact items), that could get to a total of 60 detail items for each hero!

Weapons, Hands, and Feet could not be turned into detail parts. Heroes started with a number of Detail items on them already, although numbers varied.


Hand-less or Foot-less Heroes


Some characters did not have Hands or Feet. To compensate, the developers designed it so that certain characters had an extra slot instead of a Hand and/or Foot slot, based on their Hero Class. Also their weapons added those stats instead.

Ravagers had an extra Offense Slot.
Sentinels had an extra Defense Slot.
Tempests had an extra Utility Slot.
No Hands: Weapons added Attack Speed or Projectiles Speed.
No Feet: Weapons added Movement Speed, and maybe Dodge Rating or Resist Rating.


Editing Features

Asymmetrical Editing

One of the lesser known features of the Hero Editor was the ability to place items Asymmetrically, rather than using the default symmetrical placement method.

After having placed an item on your Hero, you could hold the 'A' key, and then move an item without moving its corresponding counterpart, allowing you to, for example, place both items on the same side of the body or delete one of the items but keep the other.

Advanced Rotation Bars

There were additional item rotation bars, that could be used to rotate the selected part.

To see them, simply press and hold the 'Tab' key.


Hero Switching

Players could switch between which Hero they are Editing, by clicking the Profile picture of the current Hero in the lower-right corner of the screen. After that, you could view another Hero’s profile, or edit them.


Item Information

Press and hold 'i' over an item. It would show its real part name, like in Spore. This ability had little function though.


Selling Parts

Players had the ability to sell parts while in the editor, to do this hold 'Shift' and click on a desired part for selling. This only worked with UNUSED parts in your inventory.

Videos

For More Videos, See Darkspore Media.


Darkspore Creature editor video

Darkspore Creature editor video


Darkspore Trailer

Darkspore Trailer


Producer Diary 4 Editor

Producer Diary 4 Editor