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Spore won't launch on Mac OS Mojave

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Spore won't launch on Mac OS Mojave

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Spore refuses to open on Mac OS Mojave, even though nowhere has spore specified that it won't work on this version of Mac.

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@markmerc66  Hi

 

It’s working on this version, but is having hard.
Please jump to the MAC FAQ and try the tips there

 

https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bugs-Technical-Issues/Read-before-posting-Spore-MASTER-FAQ-for-PC-amp-MAC/...

Stay healty!
Bleibt Gesund!
I don't work for EA - I'm just only help other users . Cheers Liz
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I'm having the same issue. Running on a 2017 pro model with Mojave, spore absolutely refuses to launch. Just keeps giving me the "quiet unexpectedly" popup. The relevant link in the offered Mac FAQ topic is broken, and all other things from that thread that I've tried have also been broken. 

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@Sunwhiskers I've been having the exact same issue... have you managed to solve the problem?
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Hi

 

Have you ever tried to launch the game via the cider exe. Disabled Spore in Origin by right-clicking on the Spore cover

Stay healty!
Bleibt Gesund!
I don't work for EA - I'm just only help other users . Cheers Liz
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I'm having the same issue and yes, I have tried it through the cider file as well.  I bought the game when quarantine started and have been unable to play even going through all of your guides.  Although some link to a website that no longer exist fyi.  I'm not sure what is wrong with it and I'm a software engineer myself.

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Hello, on my Mac OS Mojave, I have been having extensive problems as well. Everytime I try to launch Spore from Origin, a pop up window appears that says "Spore Quit Unexpectedly". I have updated my software updates on my computer. I have downloaded the new version of Origin, the legacy version. I have disabled origin in the game and that still didn't work. I have tried to find cider in order to successfully launch Spore but I cannot find it in my computer. I have tried literally everything else on all of the forums and have had no success. Is there any advice or help that anyone has that can help me launch Spore?

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I have same issue too on my mac. Please help Frown

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I installed the game through my hard copy and cider exe was the only way for me to launch Spore. Today, I was able to claim my game on Origin thanks to EA Chat Advisor and now I can launch it through Origin without any problems. I am also on Mojave. Maybe try to install from CD if you still have it? Also no clue if these two things are connected at all...

 

You can find cider by going into Applications > Spore > Right Click Spore to open Package Contents > Contents > MacOS > cider_noui

 

Hope this helps.

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i am having launch failure and even the cider noui didn't work. i installed the game from a disc my son bought when spore first came out. after finishing the install from the disc i installed all the patches. i'm on a mac running high sierra. very frustrating.
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