If there was nothing in the master FAQ, reinstalling might be a good idea.
Here are backup instructions: http://help.spore.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1212
(Use Vista instructions for 7)
And yes, Spore has lots of glitches and bugs for everyone. It's because Maxis didn't test the latest few patches very much.
well I followed the steps in backing up my current spore information. To my surprise i found even older saves on my old thumb drive. For SPORE and giggles i tried importing one of my old saves and creatures into the recent spore to see if I could play it...sadly i could not.
I dunno what may make this incompatible with my current installation... but i would rather not see this happen to my current saves or creatures. I made two back ups so far, one on an alternate partition and a second on a thumb drive. Is there any risk or advantage to either?
I had backed up most of my creations at one point online when i was inbetween computers. After i was finally able to reinstall only a few creatures came back from the spore servers. The rest seem only to exist in old back ups. If i have multiple back ups of different saves from different points in time(say a back up from 2009, and another game save from 2011), is there away i can combine all of them into one useable game play?