Launch the game in windowed mode, use it to compatibility mode.
Read this post, it can also be a problem of your processor.
ok so I bought a disc of spore online and I downloaded ever thing but when I put in the disc nothing happens and when I try to open it manualy it dosent work it dose nothing and don't forget I have the disc in
I'm having a similar issue with Spore (I'm trying to get it to work for my daughter to play.) I'm using a new laptop with windows 10 and while the game installs fine (only have base game and galactic adventures) no desktop icon comes up and the game isn't located in the games folder for me to make a copy of said icon onto the desktop. I don't have the option to downgrade the OS however I can't change compatibility modes for the game unless i find the icon. After several installs, it still won't create one. I am aware my copy is about 7 years old and doesn't let me redeem it's code on the EA store anymore (I've been trying in hopes I can get a desktop icon that way) but i've heard people have had this issue with downloaded copies that are more recent as well and was wondering if it had something to do with windows 10 itself.
I would love some help as my daughter really wants to play this game.
thank you, meika
Look in this post, there is a detailed guide how to create a desktop icon from GA.
I hope this will help you!
They's located under C:\Program Files\Electronic Arts\SPORE
C:\Program Files (x86)\Origin Games\Spore\SporeBin\SporeApp.exe
a month ago
Hello friends of gaming,
I am not sure if my issue exactly meets the initial topic, but there are maybe correlations so I tell you my story.
Yesterday I bought Spore (basic version) via Steam. As the game didn't run I searched for answers and found out that there is a problem in general considering registry data as the Steam version still tries to register as if it was the regular version, so the values are incorrect. My knowledge in working with registry is about 0.000001% (less than a bloody beginner) so I added all values that are told to be correct for the Steam version in all key paths I had found. There is still this problem (errors 2000 and 1004).
I do use Windows 10. It may be the case that registry works different than for earlier Windows OSs, or that Spore doesn't run at all even if the registry is fine. I also tried to run it with compatibility mode for Wndows 8 and as an admin. Instead of launching I was immediately asked if the problem was solved. Of course not.
This is my current state. Would love to get some feedback!
PS: I have 64 bit if this information is necessary.