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I am not able to play spore on my mac book pro, it won't load.

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I am not able to play spore on my mac book pro, it won't load.

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Spore never loads when i press the play button.

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Re: I am not able to play spore on my mac book pro, it won't load.

Hi there @jbjoseph

 

Please jump into our sticky post

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/Read-before-posting-Spore-MASTER-FAQ-for-PC-amp-MAC/m-p/4802582#M596...

There are enough solutions listed

 

~Liz

I don't work for EA - I'm just only help other users
Jag jobbar inte för EA - jag hjälper bara andra spelare
Ich bin nur ein Spieler der anderen hilft und kein EA Mitarbeiter.
Mvh/Yours Liz

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Re: I am not able to play spore on my mac book pro, it won't load.

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@n59thtdeh Hi,

 

I have moved your thread to the Spore forums. Please first check out the Mac section in our sticky.

Let us know now how you get on after going through the suggested steps there.

 

Cheers,

Nils

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Thanx @EA_Nils for helping out.. Standard smile

 

@n59thtdeh, Hello

 

The best way would be , if you were to start Spore via the Cider.

Disable the Fullscreen, switch the Backbuffer from 0 to 1

 

Open Finder, click on "Go" menu and select "Go to Folder.. ~/Library/Preferences/SPORE Preferences/
Make a double click on the file named "config"
Change now from "flobackbuffer" = "0" to "flobackbuffer" = "1"
Close the file and restart your game, afterwards it should work now.

 

I hope this will helps you

 

\Liz

I don't work for EA - I'm just only help other users
Jag jobbar inte för EA - jag hjälper bara andra spelare
Ich bin nur ein Spieler der anderen hilft und kein EA Mitarbeiter.
Mvh/Yours Liz
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it wont work :'( plz help ive downloaded it and everything!

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@mason5mith, Hi

 

Disable Origin in the game, often causing the issue

 

Open Origin
Click on Origin –> Application Settings –> Origin In Game
Remove the tick and Enable Origin In Game

I don't work for EA - I'm just only help other users
Jag jobbar inte för EA - jag hjälper bara andra spelare
Ich bin nur ein Spieler der anderen hilft und kein EA Mitarbeiter.
Mvh/Yours Liz
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im doing everything it still wont work i got the best apple computer the newest imac and it does not work my dad payed $20 for this game 

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Re: I am not able to play spore on my mac book pro, it won't load.

@bestbeastboss21

 

This is an older game, it is important that you run it in the window mode. It does not support the latest graphics cards and screen resolutions

Go to Origin in your library, click on the cover, you see a gearwheel (Settings).

Then go under Game Properties, then under Advanced launch options. In the command line, enter this command -w. Say ok

 

After the game is there, go under the options and set the final graphics, including window mode. Say ok and close the game
Then go to the Origin option and delete the -w. Start the game again.

 

I hope this will help

 

~Liz

 

 

I don't work for EA - I'm just only help other users
Jag jobbar inte för EA - jag hjälper bara andra spelare
Ich bin nur ein Spieler der anderen hilft und kein EA Mitarbeiter.
Mvh/Yours Liz
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I have followed both of these steps and Spore continues not to load for me.  I can't even get to the splash screen, it just immediately crashes.

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Re: I am not able to play spore on my mac book pro, it won't load.

Hi there @jbjoseph

 

Please jump into our sticky post

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/Read-before-posting-Spore-MASTER-FAQ-for-PC-amp-MAC/m-p/4802582#M596...

There are enough solutions listed

 

~Liz

I don't work for EA - I'm just only help other users
Jag jobbar inte för EA - jag hjälper bara andra spelare
Ich bin nur ein Spieler der anderen hilft und kein EA Mitarbeiter.
Mvh/Yours Liz
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★★ Newbie

Having the same issue now in 2018. I've tried most suggestions with zero luck, but your suggestions about finding a SPORE preferences folder and such? I don't have any spore folders. Just the application. Help!

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