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Read before posting: Spore MASTER FAQ for PC & MAC

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Welcome Spore Fans, before you get started a post, take time out and just read the FAQ. Thank You Standard smile

 

SPORE SERVER ARE ONLINE

http://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/Spore-Server-s-are-back/m-p/4902768#U4902768

 

Minimum System Requirements for Spore on PC/Mac

https://help.ea.com/en/article/minimum-system-requirements-for-spore/

 

Purchased game through Steam "Spore"
Can't connect to the Spore Server or other login error

Who buys Spore through Steam, it must register afterward in Origin.

Otherwise it is not possible to use the online function. This is one of the many solved post.
http://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/Log-in-In-game-failed-in-SPORE/m-p/5068299#U5068299

http://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/Log-in-issues-with-Spore-on-Steam/td-p/1044012/page/5

http://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/Spore-for-Steam-can-t-log-into-servers-the-REAL-fix-2016/m-p/5114847#...

 

Spore - This code has already been used 

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bugs-Technical-Issues/Spore-This-code-has-already-been-used/m-p/5915959#M8...

 

 

Connecting Issue

Check your firewall settings

https://forum.spore.com/jforum/posts/list/44354.page

Clear also under windows regularly the temporary file

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17421/windows-free-up-drive-space

 

Connection issues with Origin

https://help.ea.com/en/article/connection-issues-with-origin/

 

Can't Login -> to Spore Servers

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/Error-connecting-to-Spore-Servers/m-p/6880579#M9262

 

Will Spore run on Windows 10

Yes it runs, you just have some things to consider

Starts the game and exe in compatibility mode

 

  1. Right click on the Spore icon and exe
  2. Properties
  3. Choose compatibility tab
  4. Choose a Windows Version
  5. And set a flag in “Run this program as an administrator”
  6. Say okay
  7. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/older-programs-compatible-version-windows

Error Messages:
A required security module cannot be activated. This program cannot be executed (8016)

The problem Windows 10 blocks games with older "Securom" version, here's a guide how to fixed.
http://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/Spore-downloaded-through-Origin-gives-error-8016-and-won-t-start/m-p/...

 

 

Spore Activation Steam

Take a look under “Can I broadcast Steam Games?”

https://help.ea.com/en/article/origin-faq/#2d

 

Solution for Spore™ Creepy & Cute parts pack 'missing parts' on Steam

http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3112620

 

Spore Galactic Adventures won`t start on Origin

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/Spore-Galactic-Adventures-Pack-Extension-on-Origins-won-t-start/m-p/...

 

 

If the game freezes and crashes during the loading process!

Deleting of Graphic Cache. They cause this problem if they too large

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bugs-Technical-Issues/why-does-spore-keep-closing-its-self/m-p/7861497#M99...

Go under > PC C/ Username/ AppDate/ Roaming /Spore

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14201/windows-show-hidden-files

Shw hidden files: This setting must be set , so that you can clear the cache in Spore

 

Expand graphic size in Spore,see here

 

How do I save my own creations?

PC > Documents/ My Spore Creations

Mac > Documents/ My Spore Creations

 

Solution for PC

http://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/Spore-can-t-find-GL-5626/m-p/4755660#U4755660

 

Can't name any creations
https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bugs-Technical-Issues/Can-t-name-any-creations-2/m-p/7378166#M9741

 

This post will always hold to up-to-date. Thanks for reading! Standard smile

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: Read before posting: Spore MASTER FAQ

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Mac issue

 

 

How do I install Spore on Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra, High Sierra, Mojova

 

Spore on Mac won’t launch or don't appears on mac

https://answers.ea.com/t5/forums/searchpage/tab/message?advanced=false&allow_punctuation=false&filte...

 

Switch to windowed mode in Spore

When playing on Mac, use ⌘ (cmd) key and Enter and switch to windowed mode. Afterwards use the correct screen resolution into the ingame 

 

Spore on Mac won't launch in Origin - check your settings in Origin (Startup Crash)

It's important that you do some settings in Origin before you start with the game. I added on my private gaming site a guide, which settings are important. Take a look here on my private side for Mac gaming

 

(Startup Crash) Launch Spore via Cider.exce. Browse to my Website and read the guide 

 

Next Fix: You must uninstall the game again, if you have already install all patches
After you remove the installation, make sure you install it again, but don't update it. Open it only once that it works. Then close the game again and open again. Make now all the updates

 

  1. Open Finder, click on "Go" menu and select "Go to Folder.. ~/Library/Preferences/SPORE Preferences/
  2. Make a double click on the file named "config"
  3. Change now from "flobackbuffer" = "0" to "flobackbuffer" = "1"
  4. Close the file and restart your game, afterwards it should work now
  5. http://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/I-am-not-able-to-play-spore-on-my-mac-book-pro-it-won-t-load/m-p/5325...
  6. With pics http://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/I-am-not-able-to-play-spore-on-my-mac-book-pro-it-won-t-load/m-p/5325... 

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

 

Switch the Backpuffer from 0 to 1, keep an eye here on the pics

http://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/I-am-not-able-to-play-spore-on-my-mac-book-pro-it-won-t-load/m-p/5325...

Launch the game not in the full screen

 

 

In many cases it is very helpful on Mac, if you clear the Ram

 

  1. Open parallel to these action your Activity Monitor
  2. Go under -> Applications> Utilities> Activity Monitor
  3. Open your Terminal -> Applications> Utilities> Terminal
  4. Type the command purge  ->  then say Enter
  5. Start your game again

 

If the game freezes and crashes during the loading process or you have other problems with the graphic
How to clear graphic cache on macOs, take a look at my video -> here we go

They cause this problem if they too large

 

How do I save my own creations?
Mac > Documents/ My Spore Creations

 

How to reset Origin on Mac - Origin ResetTOOL

http://help.ea.com/en/article/how-to-reset-origin-on-mac/

 

Spore "Exception raised" fix
http://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/MAC-SPORE-quot-Exception-raised-quot/m-p/5215067#U5215067

 

Spore won't downloading through Origin

 

  1. Open Origin and click on the button Origin (top navigation menu)
  2. Choose Preferences
  3. Select Diagnostic and scroll down to the small „Safe mode downloading“
  4. Set the hook to ON, say ok, keep an eye on my pic

Spore Creepy & Cute won't download on Mac

If you have already played this EP on your PC platform and you switch to the Mac platform. So it is understandable , you cannot see it in your Library in Origin. You cannot play or download, because the game is not available for the Mac platform

 

Clicking Problem on mac with Spore

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/Mouse-Cursor-not-aligned-on-Spore-for-Mac/m-p/6663986#M9055

Launch Spore switch to the window mode with ⌘ and Enter.
Navigate in Spore to graphics settings and select the correct screen resolution

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/Clicks-on-trackpad-doesn-t-work/m-p/6481191/highlight/true#M8772

 

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: Read before posting: Spore MASTER FAQ 2015/2016

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Because of the multiple questions around Darkspore Server, why I get no connection.

http://answers.ea.com/t5/Spore/Darkspore-internet-problems/m-p/5954111#U5954111
The servers of this game have been shutdown already last year

 

Thank You for understanding 🙂

 

Cheers

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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