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why does spore freeze when i make a new game

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why does spore freeze when i make a new game

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My computer is running macOS 10.12.6 and i have spore installed on it. once I opened it spore behaved normally except when I select "new game" the game freezes. my only choice was to force quit spore and reinstall it and also deleting the my spore creations folder but, the issue wasn't fixed. another issue was a day earlier, when I make a new game it behaves normally except when spore generates the name instead of a random name, it is BAD_DATA this also is the issue for my creature, their names were BAD_DATA. What I think it means by BAD_DATA is well, Bad Data! Im calling the BAD_DATA issue Bad info villan and I'm calling new game that freezes spore is The world formation that will destroy the galaxy, some people call it corrupt world. heres a video showing an example.

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@ChubbyVillageOof, Bad Data's a hard one!
From what I've looked up it's caused by the name generator file being missing.
Here's a couple of solutions I managed to find.
https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bugs-Technical-Issues/SPORE-BAD-DATA/td-p/6801579


https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bugs-Technical-Issues/Spore-BAD-DATA/td-p/1586475


https://answers.ea.com/t5/Bugs-Technical-Issues/BAD-DATA-Mac-Lion-OS-Fix/td-p/749748

 

If none of these work than I suggest you contact support or reinstall your game or both.

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