You can find it on the origin store by looking up Creature Creator, and no, you don't even have to download it. Purchasing it is enough to get the entitlements needed to register and fully use the Sporepedia. You might be able to convince support to give you the pack for free if you show them the results on the discord, because afaik this is the only way currently for people having the issue. Kyle may of not brought it up since they're still looking for a way that doesn't involve you buy another game.
July 2021 - last edited July 2021
@TTVveedwaporWhat do you mean by "Showing the results on the discord?"
I really don't plan on buying it unless I'm very desperate.
This is the discord Kyle was redirecting people to, if you're deadset on not buying the pack your best bet is talking to support and referencing the fact this fixed it and showing them snippets from the discord.
@TTVveedwapor fact is that we shouldn't have to pay for something that should be working in the first place. Wether it's 5 or 500 bucks, I can but just dont want to pay for it. A matter of principle; if everyone would give in paying another small fee, Origin wouldn't be bothered to resolve this issue.
Though, my question remains; can you validate all the online functionality in Spore works after purchasing Creature Creator and registering in Spore?
I have full access to the sporepedia for both downloading and uploading purposes and everything seems to track properly on the actual spore site.
Just wanted to drop an update as I was away for a bit...
The only known solution at the moment is to purchase Spore Creature Creator at https://www.origin.com/can/en-us/store/spore/spore-creature-creator
You do not need to download or install it, it just has to be purchased. Do not install it if you already have the regular game installed, you can corrupt your data.
For some reason, purchasing it marks your account as owning the regular game, and thus allows you to register in-game. Not sure why, and it's unfortunate that this is needed, but until we hear from EA/Maxis, this is it for now.
The free trial does allow you to create an account, but this account will not be able to login to the regular game (seems like the server explicitly blocks trial accounts now, error is "451 - not entitled to use this product"). The other idea was to insert the registration code into the form via a mod, but it still doesn't seem to recognize it.
You may have luck contacting EA support and having them add Creature Creator to your account for free, but this is unverified.
If anyone is able to register WITHOUT purchasing Creature Creator, please post here, DM me, or contact me via Discord https://discord.gg/66jVk3X so we can investigate and hopefully find a better solution.
July 2021 - last edited July 2021
After several hours with various support people, I purchased the Creature Creator (couldn't talk them into giving it to me) and the issue was resolved instantly. The representative then issued a refund for the Creator. We hope that since I am now registered, my access will not be revoked as a result, however until the refund is processed, I am wary. I will update should there be relevant new information.
EDIT: The refund cleared in minutes and I immediately lost access to the Sporepedia and My Spore. Bought the Creator again, access immediately granted. Incredible.