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Steam users unable to create Spore account or redeem game on Origin

by Kyle_Necrowolf
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Re: Steam users unable to create Spore account or redeem game on Origin

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im so upset all i did was open spore using origin. now my saves corrupt. im so upset. DONT OPEN SPORE USING ORIGIN IF YOU PREVIOUSLY USED STEAM

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Re: Steam users unable to create Spore account or redeem game on Origin

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@AngryBurntToast1Yeah, don´t do that, someone commented about that before

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Re: Steam users unable to create Spore account or redeem game on Origin

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I read around here that it would fix the issue of not being able to create an account, but that was a few years back. I didnt realize they messed with the steam keys until after i did it. Ive put 35 hours into this character. I really dont want to restart but i love this game. Definitely going to avoid getting any ea games in the future because of this stuff.

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Re: Steam users unable to create Spore account or redeem game on Origin

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  Thank you for this info. wished i knew  when i bought it and cant refund it now. ive been trying for yrs to get online through steam.. stea wont refund me. so would it be possible for the to gift me the creepy and cute dlc on steam. and ill stop my insanity.

 please and thank you.

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Re: Steam users unable to create Spore account or redeem game on Origin

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Old school gamer/hacker here....  I've been playing EA/Origin games since the 80s.  The Origin Loader is the single worst piece of garbage software I've seen in 40 years of gaming and 35 years of software development.  The first screen it displays proudly proclaims how fast it is.... and then I have to watch the download screen for 15 or 20 minutes....

 

I'm afraid to say that with all the "licensing" insanity that EA/Origin has been playing with over the last 10 years, the only option to *play* an old EA/Origin game is to buy an old disk off EBay and install it on a good old Windows system. Do NOT try to buy from EA/Origin, EVER -- the incompetence they have shown is a case study in what NOT to do to customers.

 

Money spent on an EA/Origin PC game these days is money wasted.  You *may be* able to play the game for a little while, and then everything will stop working, with warning or recourse.  It's an abomination, and EA/Origin has ZERO interest in customer satisfaction.

 

 

 

 

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Re: Steam users unable to create Spore account or redeem game on Origin

★★★★ Apprentice

@noyb2018 wrote:

 

I'm afraid to say that with all the "licensing" insanity that EA/Origin has been playing with over the last 10 years, the only option to *play* an old EA/Origin game is to buy an old disk off EBay and install it on a good old Windows system. Do NOT try to buy from EA/Origin, EVER -- the incompetence they have shown is a case study in what NOT to do to customers.

 


for what it's worth, Spore is available on GOG. This version is totally DRM-free, includes the DLC, and unlike the disc version, is the updated version of the game that supports online play. Also works great with mods. 100% recommended to anyone looking to buy the game today.

 

The GOG version also includes the serial code that can be redeemed on the EA account to create an account. (which Steam no longer does, hence this thread)

 

https://www.gog.com/game/spore_collection

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Re: Steam users unable to create Spore account or redeem game on Origin

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I will suggest again speaking with the ea support. After showing them proof of my purchase on steam they added the game to my origin account. Note: DO NOT download the game on origin, it will corrupt your save file. Only by having the game linked to you steam and origin account, you will be able to access the online content from steam.

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Re: Steam users unable to create Spore account or redeem game on Origin

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Ive been arguing with them in emails for a week and they're still not doing anything... they told me to start the game on a friends device. Thats ridiculous. Ea help is useless

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Re: Steam users unable to create Spore account or redeem game on Origin

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@AngryBurntToast1 emails will take too long, try doing a live chat
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Re: Steam users unable to create Spore account or redeem game on Origin

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Tried live chat, take way to long to respond. I kept it open for an hour with no response and im way to busy for that. 

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