If I load my save and try to play, the game will close itself after a certain amount of time. I thought saving more often would be a safe workaround, but the crash is like a time bomb where I saved with the timer at 00:25. Pausing the game also pauses how long until the crash, but I can't find what's causing it. My tribe is currently fishing and I heard that's known to cause crashes, but if I order my tribe to stop and move elsewhere, it won't make a difference. I have tried running the game in compatibility mode, as an admin, with a lower resolution, larger cache, and with a deleted GraphicsCache. I have not socialized with any creature before evolving, including my own species. The game does not crash on any other save.
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Found in pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Spore
A major game breaking bug can be triggered during the Tribal stage, rendering a save game corrupt under certain circumstances.
With only solution to start from an older save.