September - last edited September
After 4 hours on the line with EA support I broke down and bought the creature creator, thanks for all of your help regardless, you're a legend Mr. Necrowolf
I just bought the CC after registering my Spore from Steam on Origin and still failing to log in.
It did not fix anything for me, so I deleted Spore and installed CC to test if I could register through that.
When trying to Log In, the "unknown issue" does not appear and it tells me that I can't connect to the Spore servers.
When I try to register a new account the "can't connect to the Spore servers" Popup appears, behind it however I can see a text saying that I am already registered.
I can't access the Login for Spore.com via Browser though, the Servers really hate me I guess haha
So I downloaded Spore a while ago and I have been enjoying it. But there's this one problem I keep experiencing. Whenever I try to log in it just says 'An unknown error occurred during registration. Please try again.' If anybody knows how to fix this, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.
This guide is old now. I do NOT recommend trying to follow it. EA made changes in Sept '21 so that you can no longer get "free" base Spore from EA support, just for having owned the Steam ver. I tried and tried. You will also NOT find your key in the registry.
I told Steam support "I have been told I can ask you flat-out for my CD Key for Spore and you'll provide it." They did. But of FUC%ING course, when I use the CD Key in Origin it just says "key already redeemed". Not sure where to go from here. Is the CD Key just useless now?
Do I seriously have to give EA more money just so I can use the online features of the game? I don't want to. It's not fair.
I was finally able to get copies of games in Origin by contacting EA support. But this did not solve the problem, when I try to register, I get the error "an unknown error has occurred during registration".