you want a huge infodump about spore?? so i was hecking around with spore states right. stuff like -state:CellEditor which slaps super hard in of itself. and i found something super interesting
anyway theres a whole bunch of states in this list and most of them dont seem to work but what i found interesting was.. there was several types of vehicle editors listed, of course VehicleLandEditor, VehicleAirEditor, VehicleWaterEditor, the obvious, but. whats interesting is. theres also just a regular VehicleEditor!
i tried it out and the game launched the editor as normal. its an editor for Every Vehicle. all parts from all vehicle editors (except space parts in particular) are available and theres a lil menu in the top left that lets you pick just exactly what type of vehicle its going to be. like military land vehicle or religious air vehicle. you can make a trader water vehicle with wheels and guns!
the last selection in the list is VehicleHarvester though and that i found super interesting! its the only type which seems affected by the buffs of the religious/military/economic parts weirdly enough. either way yea its entirely unused and doesnt appear in the final game.
so i made one just for kicks and clicked the green lil button, expecting it to bring up an error or something (since earlier i checked out the building editor and it also had an unused fifth type, BuildingFarm and it didnt save) but no. the game just exited the editor like you saved it as if nothing was wrong!
i couldnt find it anywhere in the sporepedia however it just sorta exists in the void.. looking in the my spore creatures folder it DID save! theres a png in the vehicles folder!
dragging it into the vehicle editor just froze the game but i wanted to try something else out. dragging pngs into adventures just loads them into them as normal so i dragged the forbidden harvested vehicle in and to my surprise it actually Worked!
curiously enough the game just treats it as a regular land vehicle. it attacks like one and wont enter water. honestly this is all super fascinating