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Re: Steam Spore Crashing

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Steam Spore Crashing

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Recently purchased Spore through Steam. Not the first time I've purchased the game; I purchased both the standard(twice) and the collector's edition, plus all the DLC. It used to run great, but for some reason it keeps crashing on me -- which means no chance for the achievement you get when playing from Cell Stage to Space Stage Frown 

Not only that, I can't get through maybe 10 minutes of game play before the crashes happen. I'm still in Creature Stage, and the crashes normally happen when I die or when I start attacking other creatures. I've read the forums on Steam and people are saying that you can't run Spore on Windows 8.1, which is the system I'm running on. Are there any fixes for this? I've tried running the game through the normal .exe and through the Galactic Adventures .exe. 

 

Please help? 

I really enjoy this game and would like to be able to play it. 

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Re: Steam Spore Crashing

@Bungledess87, Hi

 

Ah nope thats absolutely not true.

Fact is:  Spore runs without problems even on Windows Pro 10 64 version.

I myself have it just last weekend moved on the system, before I played it on MBP -> Macbook Pro 2014. It is important that you have a good configured operating system.

Spore is very sensitive to these things.

 

  1. Disable all background programs during the time where you are playing
  2. Check that you have installed all the latest graphics driver
  3. Choose never a higher screen resolution, since this does not support Spore
  4. Because these are the things that may crash the game
  5. You can the game switch into the compatibility mode, read below

 

Delete the graphics cache, they often causes this problems

https://forum.spore.com/jforum/posts/list/4721.page

 

 

Starts the game in compatibility mode

  1. Right click on the Spore Icon
  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 OK
  7. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/older-programs-compatible-version-windows

 

Hope this will helps!

 

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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Re: Steam Spore Crashing

@Bungledess87, Hi

 

Ah nope thats absolutely not true.

Fact is:  Spore runs without problems even on Windows Pro 10 64 version.

I myself have it just last weekend moved on the system, before I played it on MBP -> Macbook Pro 2014. It is important that you have a good configured operating system.

Spore is very sensitive to these things.

 

  1. Disable all background programs during the time where you are playing
  2. Check that you have installed all the latest graphics driver
  3. Choose never a higher screen resolution, since this does not support Spore
  4. Because these are the things that may crash the game
  5. You can the game switch into the compatibility mode, read below

 

Delete the graphics cache, they often causes this problems

https://forum.spore.com/jforum/posts/list/4721.page

 

 

Starts the game in compatibility mode

  1. Right click on the Spore Icon
  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 OK
  7. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-8/older-programs-compatible-version-windows

 

Hope this will helps!

 

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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Re: Steam Spore Crashing

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Thanks so much ! This guide actually didn't help much, it still ended up crashing, but I followed the directions on the link and it stopped crashing Standard smile 

Now I can finally play without worry lol 

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Re: Steam Spore Crashing

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Compatibility mode helped, but what really got me running was going into settings and cranking all the video settings up to max, so they matched my LED monitor. Easy Peasy, should not have taken me 4 hours to figure it out.

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Re: Steam Spore Crashing

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For me tho, it just goes into a black screen then crashes.. i have tried everything and it still goes like this.
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Re: Steam Spore Crashing

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Same here, it just flickers on/off my monitor - unable to close it or run task manager. Must restart the computer to stop it.
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