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[Resolved] Won't Let Me Reinstall Creepy and Cute  XML
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cosmo_wolf


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I uninstalled Creepy and Cute while I still had Galactic Adventures installed; when I open Galactic Adventures, it behaves as if I didn't have Creepy and Cute (which makes sense, I guess), and if I try to open Creepy and Cute, it shows the "Updating content database..." screen, and crashes shortly afterward. Can someone help me with this?

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Snewbew


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Seems that Spore has a problem installing Spore>GA>C&C

Uninstall galactic adventures, install C&C and then install galactic adventures again

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cosmo_wolf


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I uninstalled Galactic Adventures and this error message came up:

Could not find the default preferences.

The data directory is missing or corrupt.
cosmo_wolf


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Snewbew


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I'm not quite sure what is going on but you said you had reinstalled C&C so maybe try uninstalling that one first? perhaps try uninstalling spore as a whole if you're also having trouble with that?
Are you using Origin?

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cosmo_wolf


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I have now completely uninstalled Spore, and I will try to reinstall everything. Also, I am not using Origin, I am using Steam.
cosmo_wolf


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cosmo_wolf


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I just reinstalled Spore, did not attempt to reinstall galactic adventures or creepy and cute, when it got to the title screen, it went to the "Updating content database..." screen, and crashed shortly afterwards.

What the heck is going on?
Snewbew


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Perhaps your computer might be the problem? My spore sometimes lags out and crashes when attempting to download a lot of stuff

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DarkMagickan


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Wow. Your game really hates you, doesn't it? Try contacting Origin.

cosmo_wolf


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DarkMagickan wrote:Wow. Your game really hates you, doesn't it?

You got that right.
DarkMagickan wrote:Try contacting Origin.

Perhaps you didn't see my statement that I am not using Origin.

ayy, DarkMagickan! Remember when I was GortTheGrox?
Sharples65


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In Steam, right click the Spore Creepy and Cute icon in your Games section and click properties, local file, and then verify integrity of game files.

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cosmo_wolf wrote:
DarkMagickan wrote:Wow. Your game really hates you, doesn't it?

You got that right.
DarkMagickan wrote:Try contacting Origin.

Perhaps you didn't see my statement that I am not using Origin.

Apparently not. Sorry.

cosmo_wolf wrote:ayy, DarkMagickan! Remember when I was GortTheGrox?

Oh, yeah, I remember you. What's up?"

chantal71


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cosmo_wolf wrote:I uninstalled Galactic Adventures and this error message came up:

Could not find the default preferences.

The data directory is missing or corrupt.

I know from experience that this may or may not mean that one or more of the files, for installation or otherwise, is corrupt, and for all intents and purposes unusable. You might want to follow Sharples' steps, and if it doesn't work, completely uninstall all files relating to the installation (My Spore Creations doesn't have to be removed.) and re-install by downloading the files from Steam.

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SporeMasterDOGC_Kyle


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For crash on Updating Content Database, best idea is to reset your Sporepedia.

This will remove all downloaded creations and GA quick play captains. Your own creations will not be affected.

Open this folder: C:\Users\WINDOWS_USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Spore (replace WINDOWS_USERNAME with your actual Windows username)

Remove or rename any files with Pollination in the name.

Launch the game. Creations should begin re-downloading.


If that is too complicated, or does not work, you can just reset all Spore's data. This will remove ALL saved data, including saved games, downloaded creations, GA quick play captains, and your preferences. Your own creations will not be affected.

Remove or rename this folder: C:\Users\WINDOWS_USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\Spore (replace WINDOWS_USERNAME with your actual Windows username)

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