June - last edited June
Hi! I've seen that @Freggi-Liz is constantly answering people with login problems in Spore, so I want to help! They are mostly problems with people playing the disk version of the game or having problems with the Steam version, and the solutions are just the same.
I remember that back on the Sporums, SporeMaster Kyle published a very good guide on how to connect to the Spore servers after the 2016 server update. So I'm reposting it here with minor adjustments:
Buying and Downloading Spore
The main Spore game, and both expansions (Creepy & Cute parts pack, Galactic Adventure expansion pack) can be purchased from the following locations:
No matter where you purchase, you can always transfer your copy of Spore to Origin. See "Registering with Spore" below.
Spore was previously available on DVD. This version of the game is no longer receiving updates, and cannot play online. Please transfer it to Origin for online functionality, bug fixes, and added features for Spore and Galactic Adventures.
Creating a Spore Account
A Spore persona is needed to use online features for Spore.
Your Spore persona is linked to an EA/Origin account. Note that your Spore and Origin screen names may be different, depending on how you set up your account. Your Spore screen name cannot be changed, but you can add up to 5 personas per EA/Origin account at http://www.spore.com/view/screenNameManage
To create a Spore persona:
Note: The email address and password you use at www.ea.com or other EA games is the same email and password you should use for Spore. If in doubt, go to www.origin.com and try to login with your email. If it exists, that is your account. If it doesn't, create an account with EA before loading Spore.
Registering Spore on Origin
If you purchased Spore on other services, and cannot register in-game, or simply need to download the game from Origin, follow these instructions.
You can also redeem the codes from CD/DVD, Steam or GOG directly in Origin if you have it installed and if they haven't been attached to an account already.
If you get the message that your code has already been used, contact EA Support at https://help.ea.com and have your serial code ready to give to the game advisor. They will be able to help you out.
Installing and updating the game
If you installed Spore from one of the three above services (Origin, Steam, GOG) after March 2017, you already have the latest version of the game. An updated game is required to access Sporepedia, the MySpore page and other online features.
If you're unable to login
Technical Help with the Game
If you have further questions, here's where to go:
Help with the Spore game itself (technical issues, crashes, bugs encountered while playing the game):
Help with purchasing, downloading, or registering the game (including all Origin issues):
June - last edited June
@arthrfrts Thank you for a great guide. 👍
Add another good guide here
Spore for Steam (Solution)