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Spore installed in wrong language

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Spore installed in wrong language

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so, i have owned spore since it came out and i bought it at gamestop. ive always installed it in English with no problem, until i got it into my Origin library

 

when i installed the game through origin, it asked my language and i chose english but when i opened up the game everything was japanese! the images with text and any other tabs were all japanese. i dont even know japanese. 

i need to know why this is happened as i have uninstalled it numerous times.

 

my PC's locale is set to "japanese" and i generally need to avoid changing that as itll mess up a very important program on my computer... i dont know WHY it is installing it in japanese, when i played Spore through Steam and it did not have this issue when my PC's locale was on japanese.

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Odds are, the instructions provided at https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bugs-Technical-Issues/Spore-from-Origin-in-Japanese/m-p/4661911/highlight/... probably didn't work because whoever posted that got the command line option's name wrong. It's "-locale:en-us", not "-L:en-us".

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Hi @MorrysIllusion

 

Please follow this guide, there is a detailed solution

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bugs-Technical-Issues/Spore-from-Origin-in-Japanese/m-p/4661911/highlight/...

 

/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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this did not solve my problem 100%, some of it has been translated to english but not all- the rest of the UI and almost all text boxes are in japanese.

 

for clarification, here are some parts that remain in japanese (text boxes for things like the tutorial for GA are in japanese, making many aspects quite unplayable since i cant read it)

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Check if you have the language in Origin in English under Settings

https://help.ea.com/en/help/origin/origin/how-to-change-your-language-settings-in-origin/

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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yes, my origin client is definitely on english.

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Odds are, the instructions provided at https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bugs-Technical-Issues/Spore-from-Origin-in-Japanese/m-p/4661911/highlight/... probably didn't work because whoever posted that got the command line option's name wrong. It's "-locale:en-us", not "-L:en-us".

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thank you. surprising how simple it really was, but it just wasnt working before because no one over here seemed to have the right info... 

 

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Community Manager

@Rob55Rod Well caught, the old post is updated now. 

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Japanese?

I actually would love to play it in Japanese. Since I’m studying the language.

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