I have the same problem, and after several hours of troubleshooting and chatting in support, finally the chat support person said that Spore is not compatible anymore with newest OS. It would explain a lot why nothing seems to work with me.
a week ago
The problem are located that Spore is an older 32 bit game and is no longer compatible with the newer macOS firmware. High Sierra is one of the last firmware on the Spore still running reasonably well
If ypu playing Origin, disable Origin in the game.
Try to launch the game via one of the cider exce.
More details can be found here
so, you mean to tell me i paid 10 bucks on Origin to play Spore and it won't even work? Ripoff. I either want my money back or want to know how I can play it. I'm not accepting this as a defeat.