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Jamanix


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Says my code has already been used and EA.com wont let me click the "request chat" button
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Jamanix wrote:Says my code has already been used and EA.com wont let me click the "request chat" button


EA Live Chat is closed on weekends. You'll have to wait until Monday morning, pacific time for it to open again.

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zolo1243


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PSA: If you have Windows 10, only bother with the physical disc versions of Spore and its add ons.

The reason for this is, in order to install them with 100% functionality, the installshield wizards have to be run in compatibility mode for Windows 7. Origin makes it impossible to do this, so you will always be installing a half broken game. Running Origin in compatibility mode for Windows 7 will not solve this problem either.

Older versions of Origin used to enable downloading a standalone installer for the software. Why this functionality was removed is beyond me, but it breaks compatibility with Windows 10.

There may be other clients which download standalone installers that you can run in compatibility mode. If anyone would check to verify this it would be appreciated.

If you install without compatibility mode for Windows 7 enabled for the installers, you will encounter these side effects:
-dragging PNGs onto the screen to load creations in the editor will not work
-mods will only semi-work. any creations made with modded parts, the game will refuse to load as if the mods are not installed even if they are.

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Rob55Rod


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Um, correct me if I'm wrong, but...


zolo1243 wrote:-dragging PNGs onto the screen to load creations in the editor will not work

That's caused by running the game as an Administrator, which Compatibility mode can, in some cases, implicitly force.

zolo1243 wrote:-mods will only semi-work. any creations made with modded parts, the game will refuse to load as if the mods are not installed even if they are.

That's just fully updated Origin Spore, no matter what...because it's basically Steam Spore now...


[offtopic]Also, tried to send you a friend request on Discord...let me know if it goes through .____. [/offtopic]

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zolo1243


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Rob55Rod wrote:Um, correct me if I'm wrong, but...


zolo1243 wrote:-dragging PNGs onto the screen to load creations in the editor will not work

That's caused by running the game as an Administrator, which Compatibility mode can, in some cases, implicitly force.

zolo1243 wrote:-mods will only semi-work. any creations made with modded parts, the game will refuse to load as if the mods are not installed even if they are.

That's just fully updated Origin Spore, no matter what...because it's basically Steam Spore now...


[offtopic]Also, tried to send you a friend request on Discord...let me know if it goes through .____. [/offtopic]

Ah, thanks for the additional input on this issue.

Either way if you want to use mods you gotta go disc copies. Digital copies that are automatically updated are crapola

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midnight1999


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W-

I use mods on steam spore they're fine..?

Am I missing something

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zolo1243


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midnight1999 wrote:W-

I use mods on steam spore they're fine..?

Am I missing something

some but not all mods work. it depends on the mods.

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Galactus_Pie


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zolo1243 wrote:
midnight1999 wrote:W-

I use mods on steam spore they're fine..?

Am I missing something

some but not all mods work. it depends on the mods.

Originally it was like that, but since the recent update all versions are the same and -newly updated- mods should work for all of them.

zolo1243


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Rob55Rod wrote:Um, correct me if I'm wrong, but...


zolo1243 wrote:-dragging PNGs onto the screen to load creations in the editor will not work

That's caused by running the game as an Administrator, which Compatibility mode can, in some cases, implicitly force.

zolo1243 wrote:-mods will only semi-work. any creations made with modded parts, the game will refuse to load as if the mods are not installed even if they are.

That's just fully updated Origin Spore, no matter what...because it's basically Steam Spore now...


[offtopic]Also, tried to send you a friend request on Discord...let me know if it goes through .____. [/offtopic]

btw i didn't get it because the discord name is outdated and i got locked out of my skype rip

try sending a request to Frankie Mustang ♀#5425

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Rob55Rod


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zolo1243 wrote:btw i didn't get it because the discord name is outdated and i got locked out of my skype rip

D:

zolo1243 wrote:try sending a request to Frankie Mustang ♀#5425

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gabrieletheman


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DireSquidGuy


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Hey Zolo... I use Windows 10 and my Steam versions of Spore work fine. It MAY be because I had Vista (or 8 ), initially... but it works fine.

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gabrieletheman


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DOGC_Kyle


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All versions of Spore work perfectly fine on Windows 10.

Do NOT use compatibility mode with Spore, it can cause issues. Installing normally through Origin is the best way, there's no fancy tricks.

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zolo1243 wrote:PSA: If you have Windows 10, only bother with the physical disc versions of Spore and its add ons.

The reason for this is, in order to install them with 100% functionality, the installshield wizards have to be run in compatibility mode for Windows 7. Origin makes it impossible to do this, so you will always be installing a half broken game. Running Origin in compatibility mode for Windows 7 will not solve this problem either.

Older versions of Origin used to enable downloading a standalone installer for the software. Why this functionality was removed is beyond me, but it breaks compatibility with Windows 10.

There may be other clients which download standalone installers that you can run in compatibility mode. If anyone would check to verify this it would be appreciated.

If you install without compatibility mode for Windows 7 enabled for the installers, you will encounter these side effects:
-dragging PNGs onto the screen to load creations in the editor will not work
-mods will only semi-work. any creations made with modded parts, the game will refuse to load as if the mods are not installed even if they are.


Origin installers are Windows 10 compatible and you shouldn't need to run in compatibility mode at all. As long as Origin has permissions to write files (Administrator) then that is all that is needed.

 
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